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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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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A Sudden Chill

Anyway, place was an icy cold as the frost maiden’s cavern in the depths of the earth, which I was told was because it was summer and they keep everyone cool with air conditioning. Brighton has a lot of that, apparently, as does…Australia in general. When i said I didn’t know what air conditioning was, …

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Get It Together!

Also, I have air conditioning, which is GREAT because I was about to call the Canberra air conditioning repair team, and now I don’t have to. Yeah, one day about four years ago I hung some sheets up (it was an unusually-productive day) and then I realised that I didn’t have anything to hang them …

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New Fridge, Auntie?

Last time we were there she’d had a walk-in fridge installed. That sounds a little odd, considering there are only two of them, but Aunt Tilda said that finding a space for it was a bit of a challenge. Ah, yep. More of a challenge means it takes up more time. It’s really quite swish …

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