Seasons Heatings

Classic Canberra: completely unpredictable weather that’s somehow perfectly aligned with the calendar’s seasonal markers. It’s not just me, is it? I swear the temperature dropped several notches as soon as the first of June ticked over, and yet there’s been some lovely sun in the late mornings. Maybe I’m just fitting the evidence to the … [Read more…]

Inbuilt GPS

How do you know if you’re making the right choices in life? I mean, I’m certain that there’s no way of knowing for sure, but is there any way of know if you’re at least in the right ballpark? Personally, I believe there is, and that it’s all a matter of instinct. Many people, I … [Read more…]

The Worst Blackout

We might be waiting a whole year-and-a-half for them to film the final season of ‘Fantasy’, but we’ve been getting mini episodes, and that’s almost better. The writing towards the end was…eh. Like, they’ve been devolving into a totally normal, stock-standard set of tropes about goody-good guys vs dastardly evil bad guys, plus large ice … [Read more…]

Oil Rig Hijinks

Sometimes I look out at offshore oil rigs and I’m totes jealous. They get to live way out there, with the waves gently lapping at their gigantic metal support columns. The internet connection is probably bad, so they have to find their own entertainment in the old ways, like playing cards, board games and chasing … [Read more…]

The Renovator

They just keep making sequels to things that don’t need them, and people keep going…wait, why? There was the original Germinator, the classic sequel (alright, they’re not all bad) Exterminator (that was the one about when the robot quit his job and had to find purpose in his life), Germinator (it was a weird farming … [Read more…]

Get An Expert

My cell phone is running hot because all my friends have it in their heads that I’m some sort of car repairs expert. That was ONE TIME. My friend was having some trouble with her engine, and it was real basic stuff, so I just reached down in there and twisted a few things in … [Read more…]

Hats, Shade, Elephants

Why don’t animals wear hats more often? This was the main question keeping me up last night. Usually there are a few, but this one in particular really stuck in my brain as being of particular significance. It’s not like they can all rely on their fur; some animals don’t even have that. There are … [Read more…]

Filming In Progress

When my sister mentioned in passing that she was having a film crew over, I thought her house had been discovered by location scouts or something. Would they be working on a cop show? An indie flick? Perhaps an ad for stain remover? I wanted to know, so I casually popped over to check out … [Read more…]

If It Ain’t Broke

My new assistant, Stanley, is getting on my nerves. He’s determined to push this agenda that he seems to have picked up at uni, which essentially boils down to our office not being good enough to elicit peak performance from our team. I’ve tried telling him that it’s been working fine for a good 15 … [Read more…]

Food Safety

I take workplace safety very seriously, at all times. That includes whenever I watch a film…and that’s terrible. I had to walk out of ‘Charlize and the Mock Olfactory’ because the workplace standards for the staff were just absolutely unacceptable. There was one scene where they were operating a commercial deep fryer that was so … [Read more…]