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one day i might even not feel mildly guilty about it

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Today's blog post was going to be about finally wrangling that (currently) most stubborn of stubborn short stories into shape. Unfortunately, today involved illness, and the story didn't get any less stubborn by my putting it aside in favour of sleep, so I am unable to report as planned. I can tell you that daytime […]

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it is just possible i was, er, not sober…?

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Courtesy of a recent dental visit, and Melbourne's current baking climate (and my non-possession of an airconditioner or windows that open), I'm afraid my brain has melted. Or at least, something is dribbling out my ears. Could be some other body organ that has liquefied and risen to the top, I suppose. So, in lieu […]

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to be fair, the crepes were excellent

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There is nothing I love more than a typo on a menu (unless perhaps it's a malapropism), and today I have an absolute corker of a typo to share with you, one of those instances where the error results in a phrase so sublime… well, to be honest, I start laughing and lose the capacity […]

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phrases heard in my house over christmas

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"Has Apple bought the bloody Greek pantheon now?" (Me) "I'm only hanging out with you so your girlfriend thinks you're a child person. You owe me." (From an 8yo) "Meow likes ball!" (No prizes for guessing that one was Spawn. She used to call the cats by their name, but would always get them mixed […]

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re-known

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What is it about cafes? Are they pathologically incapable of hiring staff who can spell? I've stopped counting the crimes against apostrophes (its/it's usually takes a real beating in a cafe menu), but this one was new to me: