Well Maintained Cars Are Key

The younger cousins have raised the valid issue that, when confronting an enemies, there are perhaps better ways to escape into the night than flying across the rooftops. That sort of thing worked really well when we were back in our home country, when all the rooftops were high and angled, perfect for leaping across … [Read more…]

Shooting Star, Landscaped Garden, Pretty Please?

Alright, so I’m down a few hundred bucks. But I firmly maintain that was a faulty wishing well and I can prove it. You see, it was a crescent half-moon, and everyone knows that’s the most auspicious time for NOT getting your wishes granted if the particular wishing well you’re using has any imperfections. In … [Read more…]

Warming Up To Forest Life

This just in: I got that forest block! Finally, some real estate success, and a place to plant the tiny house while I get everything in order for building the main house. Being one step closer towards living in a standard building is exciting, in a way. Don’t get me wrong – I love the … [Read more…]

Fitouts, for A More Friendly Atmosphere

I don’t know who this mystery musician is, and perhaps we never will. She’ll just be an effervescent, mythical figure in our office history, a generous and unknowable spirit who graced us from on high with her ethereal presence before possibly flitting off to some other part of the world where her wonderful talents were … [Read more…]

Ergonomic Mania

I just met my friend Stina for a drink. The whole time, she kept having to field phone calls from the HR manager at her company, which she was only vaguely apologetic about. Turns out that some of her staff have been complaining about the ergonomics (or lack thereof) of the office furniture, and she’s … [Read more…]

New Car, Guess I Should Learn How to Drive

Sometimes you’re just so tired, you buy a car. That’s how that works, apparently. I mean, I’d had a little bit to drink as well, and I vaguely remember Jarred daring me to do…something. And then Jenny was definitely the designated driver, because I distinctly (that is, ‘hazily’) remember her dropping me off at home, … [Read more…]

Kid Sister Cut

Teenage sisters: can’t live with ‘em, can’t make yourself appear comparatively functional without ‘em. I’m joking – Katy is alright, when it comes down to it. At least, she’s not more mad than any other 17 year old. In a spirit of big sisterly generosity, I’ve agreed to her request to shout her a haircut … [Read more…]

Muscles Need a Needling

Good party last night! I think I need a massage though as my back is aching. That’ll teach me to try and do a back-flip while standing on a tyre swing. Now, I remember that I was talking to that person about manual therapies… was she a massage therapist? No, that’s not it. I think … [Read more…]

Let Me Tell You About My Successful Cousin…

Procrastination seems to infect people around here. People arrive, all bright-eyed and enthusiastic, and then you give them a couple of months and they’re just like the rest of us. I was going to go to Japan at the end of last year, you know. I just put it off for so long that I felt … [Read more…]

The Quest for a Happy Head

My friend, Sue, is thinking of buying a portable hyperbaric chamber. If you think that sounds high-tech, you’d be right, but not insanely so. It’s basically a pop-up chamber large enough for person to hang out inside, which creates an internal air profile that’s higher pressure and higher in oxygen that standard ambient conditions. The … [Read more…]