Get It Together

My brother Gareth needs to start taking better care of his health. He’s always got something awry, and invariably has an appoint at some specialist clinic or another. If it’s not a rare ear infection, it’s a newly acquired allergy, an unusual sprain or a toenail fungus. Some might say he’s unlucky, but personally I …

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Auto Trifecta

Do firsts always come in threes? I recently experienced my first ever run-in between my car a stationary object. The lamp post got off just fine, and the car didn’t fare that badly either, although a chunk of paint got scraped off the back bumper. I was kind of horrified because I figured it would …

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Drain Dance

My sister’s got this weird thing with her house at the moment. Actually, it’s more of a weird thing with her, in relation to the house. Basically, she’s begun to fancy herself as a ‘house whisper’ of sorts. She believes that she’s repaired a number of maintenance issues through the power of soothing vocal tones …

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My Secret Automobile

But it gets me around, especially when I feel the call of inspiration and I must rush out to greet it. Like the other day when I felt a subtle whisper: go to the park, there’s some totally cool song vibes. There were some cool song vibes. But after that, I had to drive all …

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Never Drive-In

It’s too late for me, because I went to one last night and it was a horrible experience, but take it from me that they aren’t worth the effort. I think I was inspired by a movie that I watched in my own home and thus rather enjoyed, Peddle Without a Clause, that movie about …

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Lessening the Anxiety

By the way, it’s not really an entirely Over-Botch apartment block, although the professional players do take up a good chunk of the middle with apartments. It’s close to the Over-Botch stadium, so it works. But I feel like lately we’d been bringing down the vibe of the whole place, what with all the intense …

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I Like Metal

So Alana is off at Con-Con, the biggest gaming convention ever supposedly, and I’m at another convention: SteelCon. It’s a convention, all about steel. I’m not a marine stainless steel welder, but I’m seriously considering a qualification because they’ve got some amazing things going on there. I can’t describe them, really, because…it’s all to do …

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Wear More Jumpers

As my mother used to tell me, “Andrew, wear more jumpers.” I never listened, but we lived in Vietnam and jumpers aren’t necessary for about 95% of the year. Maybe more than that, actually. Now I’m in Melbourne, and several years later I still don’t think I’ve learned that lesson. It’s SUPPOSED to be summer, …

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Offices, Forever

There, I just solved the issue of how to explain to an alien race what we’re like, or at least how to effectively begin the conversation. Then the aliens would ask about these ‘offices’, and maybe I’d go into explaining all the ins and outs of office politics. I could even use examples of clever office …

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