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Nailed It

Today I had a long overdue catch-up with my friend Karen. We did the usual rounds – coffee, gossip, shopping, mani and pedi, more shopping, more gossip, more coffee. I got to find out all the details of her divorce and her supposed new engagement; as it turned out, Patrick had gotten most of it …

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Make Some Time

Gosh, it can be so hard to get people in sometimes. Not that it’s their fault, quite the opposite. A lot of the local electricians have now instigated all these ‘if we’re late, we’ll do the job for free!’ or ‘if we don’t show up, WE pay YOU!’ policies. A bit overboard, if you ask …

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Pet the Fishy

I do wonder if we’ll have pet fish when we finally live underwater. Some people say you can have pet fish now, but…come on. Come on. Fish live in the water, we live on the land. How can you have fish…in a house?? That’s just silly. Is there no end to the silliness? I’d like …

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Office For All

Feels like I’m really fortunate to work in a democratic office. Our boss isn’t a total pushover, so it’s not like every little decision plunges us further into anarchy. There’s firm leadership when it’s needed, but we ARE consulted over the big stuff, and asked to give in our suggestions. It’s really quite sad, because …

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Virtual Air Cooling

Once we have VR, people are going to start asking some serious questions about what happens to our bodies when our minds are elsewhere. After all, minds and bodies have never been separated in this way, not in the whole of human history. You can go to sleep and dream about other things, but a …

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The Perfect Present

Presents are difficult. Monique and I have been going out for almost three years now, which is long enough for me to know that she’s never happy with anything, and I’m useless at picking stuff. We got together on her birthday as well, so that’s double trouble. An anniversary AND a birthday, and Monique has …

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I Heart Heels

I know it’s not great to wear high heels every day, but I just can’t help it – they’re my thing. The more people tell me about how bad they are for my feet, the more I feel the urge to throw caution to the wind and wear them like crazy while I still can. …

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Get Some Cooling

I’ve just realised that…I haven’t been to the cinema all year. That’s pretty nuts, although there are reasons why I missed all the big ones. Inedibles 2 was when my friend’s baby was born and I had to look after the dogs for over a week. Everyone said Dark-ish Jaguar could be skipped (and I …

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Bar None

As it happens, opening a boutique nightspot is not as straightforward as you might think. Well, maybe you wouldn’t think it would be that straightforward, but I did – probably because the project has been fully funded by a ridiculous inheritance from my late grandfather. I need to do this right, or else I’ll have …

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Oxygen Complications

They’ve never tackled anything medical on The Great Australian Trade-Off. Suppose that makes sense, because there were SO many medical professionals all around the place this week, even though their products weren’t actually being used on anyone for real. Well, mostly. They usually try to keep the professionals off the camera, but this week they …

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