Parental Madness Zone

So my dad is making a will with a lawyer in Melbourne, even though he’s living in Croatia. Mum seems to think this is because he’s planning to move back over here. She still has a soft spot for him, despite wanting nothing to do with him these days. Anyway, this will drafting process is … [Read more…]

I Can Be Independent…Mostly

It certainly is fortunate that I have a manservant here to type this for me, because I constantly have trouble with the alphabet. Have you ever noticed that if you flip an ‘a’ upside down and add a little stalk, it turns into a ‘b’? How did the person who came up with this not … [Read more…]

When You Know You’ve Made It…

You know, some people are so rich that they could basically host a small economy on their property. Maybe that’s the ‘rich’ of the future. You won’t be held to any laws, except the ones you make yourself, because each person’s estate will be like a country unto itself with no outside influence. People will … [Read more…]

There Should be Metalworking in the Future…

I appreciate Mum and Dad making our life choices for us, I really do. They made it very clear for us, and now that I’m leaving school I can see why. So many of my classmates don’t have a clue what they want to do, or even what they want to do at uni. They’re … [Read more…]

Things to know before cutting down a small tree

More people need to know that cutting down trees is extremely dangerous and is best left to a professional in tree removal. Melbourne has very strict rules about how close a tree can be to houses and power lines. If you wish to cut down a tree on your property by yourself you are going … [Read more…]

Mech Suits Solve Our Cooling Needs

I’ve always said that the next great innovation of mankind will be humongous mechanised exoskeletons. I don’t see any reason why it WOULDN’T be so. They’d give us practically every single benefit that humans naturally do not have, such as greatly-increased strength, mobility and of course, cup holders. I know you could probably say that … [Read more…]

It’s Not My Fault, Obviously

There’s a lot you can say about open wood fires, but mostly, I’d just like to say they suck. And Mum and Dad gave ME the job, obviously, because they want to do it. Adults can suck sometimes, as well. Base facts: it rained a lot during that winter. It was cold, it got dark … [Read more…]

My cool solution to a busted air conditioner

It had been a terribly hot weekend and I was really looking forward to going into work on Monday morning. I don’t have air conditioning at my house, but I manage to survive by taking cold baths and sleeping on the floor.  I simply hated the thought of having to use my brain in the … [Read more…]

Fame on the Beach

I have walked where the great ones have walked. Trodden where the exalted few have also trodden. The beach holiday in Lorne is going great, by the way. I know I came here for one singular purpose- well, two- but actually the accommodation we found in Lorne is really lovely and there’s a place down … [Read more…]

A Very Inconvenient Roof

Alternate sources of energy are seeing a huge rise after that show aired…you know, the one about the family who have so much trouble trying to get a roofing person in to fix a few tiles, they eventually just give up and become a family of serial killers. An Inconvenient Roof, that was it. Apparently … [Read more…]