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  • The USA v Australia - Round 2 - Water
    on Mar 12, 2013 in USA v Australia holidays
    One of the first things that I did when I got to my hotel in San Francisco was to take a long, hot shower. Hours and hours of travel grime combined with the subtle anxiety caused by being away from home all needed to be washed away. That was the firs...
  • The USA v Australia - Round 1 - Driving
    on Mar 11, 2013 in USA v Australia holidays
    My recent visit to the USA was many things, both expected and unexpected. I guess dreaming about a place for 20 years can give you a lot of expectations, so the trip had the potential to be a total disaster. Luckily for me it wasn't. It may not...
  • Tips for those seeking employment - #1
    on Nov 11, 2012 in work Employment Tips
    Sending out a resume stating that your email address is sexc_*your name*@whatever.com probably doesn't support the claim that you're “extremely professional.” Or at the very least it implies that you're a whole other type of 'professional'.
  • A Childhood Dream Come True
    on Nov 7, 2012 in travel random memories
    Freeze Dried Ice Cream. Astronaut ‘Food’. This grotesque brick of crumbly pink muck, swathed in shiny silver packaging was my first ever indication that life in other English speaking countries might be different to the life I myself was liv...
  • Scent of a Stripper
    on Aug 24, 2012 in random work Nudity
    In a recent post, I asked everyone out there what kind of scent they associate with a stripper. No one came up with the answer I was looking for - luckily though, I only got one answer, so it doesn't disprove the theory in the story I'm abo...
  • Some Feedback Please
    on Aug 9, 2012 in Nudity
    I've written a whole thing about a weird conversation I had with the guys at work recently; but before I post it here, I thought I'd do a little internet study type thing to see if this was just an isolated peculiar conversation, or if the estimation...
  • Toast & Tits
    on Jul 25, 2012 in breakfast food
    Recently KJ headed interstate for work. He was there making sales calls, however his visit happened to coincide with an installation that was taking place over there; so rather than being alone as he normally is, he found himself in the company of tw...
  • More Mirror Mirror
    on Jun 21, 2012 in work dinner
    I’ve mentioned before how there are no mirrors at work. In the three years since I wrote that, there hasn’t been any great upwards shift in the vanity of the (still all male) workers, and thus my workplace remains a mirror-free environment. Today...
  • My Favourite Feature
    on May 28, 2012 in KJ car winter
    Recently, KJ got himself a new car. Like all new cars, this one is chock full of fancy-schmancy features that people never knew they needed in a car until some bright spark decided they could sell convenience for top dollar. Air conditioned glove box...
  • Bewitched by an emailI just got an email from a guy whose name is Darren Stevens. This made me giggle, so I told some other people at work. None of them understood why it was amusing. Suddenly I feel quite old. Also, I can't get the theme song from 'Bewitched' out of my...
  • Parental Advisory - Explicit Content
    on Apr 30, 2012 in work
    **If swearing offends, I suggest not reading this. Or at least not complaining when you read it and become offended** For the best part of the last two weeks, KJ was on a work trip overseas. While this meant many things, (of which I've tried to writ...
  • Hunger & Sickness
    on Apr 16, 2012 in sick day books
    Up until a friend mentioned it to me recently, I’d never even heard of 'The Hunger Games’ books, or the movie. In fact, it wasn’t until he had mentioned it that I noticed the film was being advertised everywhere. The media was completely satura...
  • To all the men out there
    on Mar 22, 2012 in random work advice
    Never, ever underestimate the value of putting the toilet seat down. I work in a building full of men, and constantly having to put the toilet seat down drives me crazy. it does, however, make me truly appreciate that I married a man who puts it down...
  • Sleepless Monday
    on Feb 27, 2012 in tired work
    Right now I’m functioning on a total of around one and a half hours of sleep. After a weekend of fitful and restless slumber, it’s left me a lot more weary than I would normally feel on a Monday. I feel a little like I do when I’m slightly drun...
  • A Bit of Perspective
    on Feb 23, 2012 in work advice
    It really puts your own life into perspective when you find that your co-worker is quitting because right after he was left jobless by a company that went into administration, his father died, and the stepmother he’s been living with is selling the...
  • Recommendations for a successful start to the week
    on Feb 19, 2012 in work eating food
     Don’t bring a milk drink to work, then drink it ‘shortly after arriving’, only to realise once you’re done that it’s actually been sitting on your desk for 3 and a half hours.   Don’t follow this milk drink with a spicy Sri-Lan...
  • You want a what now?
    on Feb 16, 2012 in work
  • Leaky Sponge
    on Feb 10, 2012 in Losing My Mind stupid
    People say that children's brains are like a sponge, soaking up information anywhere they can find it. If that’s really the case, then I feel sure that at some point early on, someone picked up my information sponge and wrung it out a little. Oft...
  • When you feel low
    on Feb 6, 2012 in movies
    When I'm feeling down, and it feels like there is nothing that can cheer me up, there is one place I can turn to. One thing that never fails to make me smile, no matter how often I see it. And though you might expect it, it's not something deep and m...
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