Quite the secret

In my household of five people (3 adults), it’s become clear I’m the only person who knows the recipe for making ice. There are perpetual empty ice trays in the freezer til I notice the need for ice. Maybe my family are close to the age where I can confidently pass on that secret family […]

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Quite telling

I generally don’t think of myself as unintelligent. But today, during a meet & greet with a new colleague, I made a note of his legal studies major, where I incorrectly spelled “intellectual” (property).

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Getting old

This getting old stuff is really to starting to hit home. In the mirror I just noticed, I am getting wrinkles in my balding hairline. Two singular activities I once never even anticipated for myself. Let alone them both taking hold simultaneously.

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You said WHAT!?

My boss messaged me to say “Have a good weekend.” I really shouldn’t have rushed my reply, sending back “You tool!” instead of You too. Pretty clear indication it’s time to leave.

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Some roads don’t lead to Mecca

I had a chance encounter with a former colleague. It turns out we work in the same building on different floors. It was quite a surprise, even more so that I remembered her name! We were briefly sharing our work history since we worked together and she mentioned after our org she went to Mecca. […]

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Smells like pre-teen spirit

I saw that my local council added what looks like a painted edge over the encroaching grass that has begun growing onto the loose gravel footpaths. I presume they had used this to poison the grass into complying with their urban landscaping aesthetics and order. It’s uncanny and a little unnerving how identical the poison’s […]

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“.. That’s not going to fly”

I was following some quite extraordinary news of a ship bound for Jordan, which was carrying 15,000 livestock, remaining stranded off the Western Australian coast. The ship apparently sought to abort their voyage, on account of the increasing security risks posed to merchant ships travelling into the Middle East. This resulted in a sorry state […]

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It’s a date

Today I was trying to arrange an appointment with a receptionist for the latest spot on a Wednesday. She found an available slot on the 14th of February, and was about to share the details but stopped herself, realising it was Valentine’s Day and said we could look for another day. No need, it’s booked […]

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Parkrun fun

I ran another Parkrun this morning, my 40th. It’s not quite a notifiable milestone, but finally getting close. Being part of the local Parkrun community has been more fun than I imagined. I’ve quite enjoyed seeing the same faces, and experiencing the camaraderie and often some banter. There are always a couple of funny moments. […]

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