Tinting Solves Everything…Maybe?

OH. MY. TINTING. Gee, that’s a funny word. ‘Tinting’. Anyway, big developments tonight on Week of Our Lives, which is now on right before The Great Australian Trade-Off, so…that’s my evening sorted! Anyway, things are really heating up in the great battle between the semi-Amish forest people and the normal denizens of the town. The …

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Termites Are Eating My Inheritance!

Nothing like a bit of bad news to deflate a bubble of unchecked excitement over owning real estate. In this case, the news in question concerns the structural integrity of the house that I’ve recently inherited from my late great aunt (I’m her youngest relative, and therefore the most deserving recipient, apparently). I knew the …

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Trust Isn’t Helped by Needles

You know you’re in for a great time when you show up at a team-building exercise morning (which are now weekly, by the way) and the new motivational speaker starts with “I know trust falls are clichéd, but we’re going to make them fun again!” Their method of fun was to make us fall after …

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Home Run

I can’t believe it’s nearly time to go back home to Colorado. The past six months has gone so fast! When I signed up to do a semester in Melbourne, I didn’t expect to get so involved in the place. Honestly, I only chose Melbourne because it was the one destination that qualified me to …

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Conveyancing Requires Coffee

I think I have a serious case put together for coffee being considered a human right. Did you know that restaurant can’t actually deny someone a cup of water, by law? That’s because humans need water to survive and it’s considered a plentiful enough resource to be able to give away for free. And then …

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Oxygen: It’s the Future

Am I the only one who watches sci-fi, with people sailing through the depths of space in various types of craft, and wonders what it’s like to breathe artificial oxygen? I’ve seen it addressed in ONE movie. ONE. Someone gets on a spaceship for the first time and says that the air tastes a bit …

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Pre-Baby Freakout

My younger brother, Mikhail, has me feeling a bit concerned. He’s recently become a father-to-be, which is no small amount of pressure at the age of 21. That in itself wouldn’t worry me, but he doesn’t seem to be coping that well, and his anxiety seems to be mounting as the pregnancy progresses. I sort …

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Searching for the Real Estate

As fun though as it’s been living in Mum and Dad’s swanky real estate down here in Melbourne, it’s about time I started looking for a place. But in Melbourne or Brisbane? I’m not sure yet, and it might depend on…factors. A few factors, you know, such as where I actually want to end up, …

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Raising Children, The Great Divider

I’ll never get over how different child-rearing is from place to place. You know, some more progressive folks will say that Australia and Canada have so much in common, and that’s why our countries have a good relationship. Anyone who’s studied a bit of history knows it’s because of Australian intervention in the war of …

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