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Why nudity is necessary

June 24, 2011


Nudie Rudie  Writing a blog is a lot like walking naked down a busy street. All your junk is on display and you feel exposed and nervous as all the fully clothed people brush past you with disapproving, incredulous or – on the odd occasion – kind stares. Some of them try to help you.  […]

Spitting is gross

June 20, 2011


Please don’t spit. Spitting is gross. Walking on a footpath covered in loogies is gross. If you desperately need to spit, don’t be gross about it.  Spit away from where people congregate. I once tried to learn how to spit, but every time I just ended up with a gooberish mess down my running shorts. […]

Irrational Fear of Pregnancy (iFOP)

June 17, 2011


iFOP About once every six weeks I become convinced beyond any shadow of a doubt that I am pregnant. It’s like a lunar cycle – only longer and more stressful. I realised I had a problem the other day when I was at the hairdresser having some regrowth issues dealt with when I inexplicably started […]

An Australian farmer talks about Indonesian abattoirs

June 11, 2011


Last night, as I was grudgingly eating mushroom risotto and looking longingly at Callum’s beef roulade, I decided to educate myself about the Indonesian abattoirs situation so I could stop feeling guilty about meat. Like anyone else with a conscience I was horrified to hear about the treatment of livestock in Asian slaughterhouses, and had […]

How to get money and irritate people

June 9, 2011


This post is dedicated to the incredible people out there who choose ministry/charity/part time work for great causes AND who make financial sacrifices to do this AND who get on with it without a fuss. You know who you are, and you’re amazing. Money… I feel like things in Parliament haven’t been sufficiently awkward lately (what with […]

The naturopathic benefits of Pop Tarts

May 29, 2011


My loving life partner and I went to the naturopath on Friday morning.  Between us, we paid $450 for the privilege.  Smart investment?  Read on… The naturopath is uses a prick – sorry, a pricker thing to draw blood from your left and right index fingers.  He then puts it under a microscope and reads […]

Conversations you can only have with someone on drugs

May 13, 2011


Dedicated to Brant of the Happy High Herbs company. One March evening, a friend and I were wandering through the Garden of Unearthly Delights.  In between carnie-spotting and eating crepes we stumbled across a glassy eyed, blonde haired guy named Brant who was manning the Happy High Herbs stall. Happy High Herbs sells a range […]