Changing Human Dwellings

I find these ‘Human Classes’ terribly difficult sometimes. The teacher slaps our hands/tentacles/mandibles with the ruler if we mess up too many times. My homework for the week is to simulate the experience of getting a phone call, and then have a conversation with a  human partner about renovating the bathroom. And it has to …

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Raging at Sunlight

If we could get through one week without some office drama that would wonderful. Sandra is being difficult again, so it must be a Monday. I guess all that money we spent on the best decorative window glass Melbourne has to offer went to waste. I thought it looked really good, as well. It’s one of …

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My Solar Bro

Odd-Match has done it again, oh boy! Look, I’m not the vegan type. I mean, I eat meat gladly and I’ve never thought about the vegan lifestyle for myself, but what I mean is that I don’t tell everyone and their mother about my specific subculture and expect them to all be on board with …

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My OWN Life

Got to say ‘Aquatic Man’ is one of the best sleeper hits of the…well, ‘year’, even though it came out over Christmas. No one has seen it because it was supposed to be a quiet biopic on a man who lives by the sea and just happens to be able to breathe underwater, but then …

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Bathroom Blitz

It looks like Boris is gearing up for one of his homemaking rampages again, and this time he’s got his sights set on the guest bathroom. He insists that my sister will appreciate it when she comes to visit next month, but I know the point is really to scratch his insatiable itch to decorate. …

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All About Homes

Some days I get up from my charging port and wonder what my colleagues think of me. Humans can be very astute; some obviously suspect my robotic origins. And yet, they have all been very nice, much nicer than when I interacted with them on the internet. It’s almost like people become different people when …

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Reap Your Dues

If I were Rudolph, I’d be seeking compensation for damages. This is obviously an issue of workplace bullying, because as we later learn from Santa’s casual appointment of Rudolph to a position of importance, he was employed already, probably in a support role. Santa didn’t come one foggy Christmas Eve and ask Rudolph to take …

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Feeling Hot and Cold

While it’s certainly true that being too hot is an unpleasant feeling, it’s not something we tend to think about. If we’re hot, the usual reaction is to throw on some shorts, or turn on the air conditioning. Canberra can get unpleasant in the middle of summer, especially if it’s been a particularly dry spring. This …

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Pests and Brits

As per usual, the setup was a little bit, uh…contrived? All the posh people from the west end came all the way to Australia just to visit Berwick, because they’d been told that there was going to be a classical/jazz fusion concert. Meanwhile, Maxine from Realsville was looking for pest control in Berwick, because she …

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