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Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Today Duncan gave me an early Christmas present: a visit to the hair salon for my first hair cut and style in a year. I had planned on going short. Quite short. But the hairdresser talked me out of it, saying that shoulder-length suited me and is easier to care for. She also said it [...]

Birthday Present

Friday, July 16th, 2010

When I was young, one of my favourite times of year was back to school. Yes, I know. FREAK. But the start of school meant virgin notebooks. I loved those pristine, lined pages and unscuffed notebook covers. Those first few days of school, my note-taking would be meticulously neat with the pen selection being paramount [...]

Number 101

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Friday night was a farewell for a fellow colleague at Plan B in Kings Cross. Feeling quite tired, I left around 9 to head home. I got all the way back to work and realised in my desire to travel light, I’d left my entry card in my purse. At my desk. In the office. [...]

An about-face in business direction

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

I used to use a Facebook application called “My Aquarium”. Essentially you selected fish and other marine animals to gift to your Facebook friends. The other day I received an email from them that showed an … interesting and rather mystifying … about-face in business direction… We have decided to focus on something more exciting. [...]

Buzzing right now

Monday, March 30th, 2009

We left work early today because the power went out. We have laptops and with a deadline tomorrow, I thought that by the time I got home, everything would be back on and I could continue to work. But no. The blackout remains, our servers are still down, and we may be in for a [...]

The Credit Crisis: Explained simply

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo.

A lesson on etiquette

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Me: Oh – new guy started this week. He came over this morning to introduce himself. he noticed my boxing gloves and asked me if I box or do boxercise Me: so i was telling him about how we do boxing and that we go to sweat box, which is cool because we also do [...]

New Year’s Resolutions

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Well before it gets too late in the year, I guess I should formalise my New Year’s resolutions: * Post more often – especially photos (I have some lovely ones of my nephews) * Get my finances in order – you know – a % to savings, a % more to super, charities etc. * [...]


Sunday, December 21st, 2008

Quite a while ago now, I read an article in the SMH announcing that the word “meh” had been chosen from terms suggested by the public for inclusion in the dictionary’s 30th anniversary edition, to be published next year. I was impressed to see that Canada was included in an example: “The Canadian election was [...]

Morning rituals

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Every Saturday morning I catch up on my RSS feeds. A couple weeks ago, I read “Thoughts I had before 7AM” written by Heather Armstrong (Dooce). In it she describes how she has a compulsion to hit the snooze button several times before giving in. This in itself is not all that unusual. I’m sure [...]

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