No Turtle Weddings

It’s not that I think animals shouldn’t be allowed to get married. I got the invitation to the boat wedding in the post this morning, and being retired, I don’t have many reasons to say no.  No, it’s just that I think turtles, specifically, don’t deserve marriage. It should be the exclusive domain of humans, …

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Freeway Free-For-All

There’s nothing like driving on a freeway at night, particularly when you’ve just spent hours ploughing through the countryside. If you hit the far edges of the city at around 10pm, you’ve nailed it. You’ve missed peak hour by a long shot, and there aren’t too many other drivers cramping your style – just the …

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Crazy Car Capers

Golly, being a single mother can be tough sometimes. And, while I’m saying that, I should say that being a single father is just as hard. That doesn’t get said enough, so here’s me, showing support for ALL single parents. I just happen to be a Mum. It does make it more difficult to juggle …

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Coolest Card Games

I’m not really one for comic book movies, as a general rule. I know for a fact that all efforts to bring Japanese animation into live-action have ended in abject failure, with the sole exception of Beth Boat. And to be fair, that was still a failure. It was just so bafflingly bad and tone-deaf …

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Bricks and Flame

Alright, so someone is just walking around the streets setting cars on fire. That’s not normal. Really, shouldn’t the police be doing something? Or, like… shouldn’t they have done something before now? Set up stakeouts on every car in the whole city until this vagabond is brought to justice! It’s not rocket science! Oh, but …

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My Sepia Recollection

You know how people in TV get flashbacks? Something triggers a memory, there’s a literal flash, and they’re back in the past as if it was playing inside their mind on a screen. And they aren’t aware of anything around them either. It happens all the time on Week of Our Lives. Also, in my …

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Cake On Me

Cakes have always been my thing – making them, that is. I’m not especially into eating them, at least no more than the next person. But I really get a kick out of designing the perfect combination of flavours, textures and colours for a particular occasion. Cakes are, after all, a celebration of a significant …

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Sacred Office Space

Controversial opinion: office space can be sacred. I mean, that’s if we choose to make it so. More often than not, working environments are saturated with the merely functional in service to commerce, and I understand why that is. But the world is changing, we’ve well and truly left the twentieth century behind, and it’s …

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Hairy Son

I know it’s a bit untoward to complain about your kids in a public forum like this… but what if the kid in question is a 28 year-old couch potato who refuses to wash his hair? I mean, if he was insisting on this from some sort of ethical or health-related standpoint, I’m sure I …

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A Worthy Career

I certainly hate lightning mages, so very much. Always strutting around the castle grounds like they owned the place, just because what they did was flashier than the rest of us. I had a full-time gig ripening grapes in the royal vineyard, but did I get any credit? Not a single pat on the back, …

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