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all told, she's a considerate fallen god

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Squawk sings — constantly, about whatever she last overheard, or whatever stray thought passes through her head, or who knows where she gets her inspiration. I don't. This morning… this morning I overheard her crooning a dirge to Ani about hairballs.

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Yesterday Squawk was questioning me about ambulances. She knows they're for treating sick people, and whenever she sees one she'll put on her face of earnest sympathy and proclaim "Someone's feeling sick!" — but yesterday she wanted to know why this imaginary person was feeling sick. (We've been in the "…whyyyyyy?" phase of toddlerhood for […]

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apropos of musing

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» Of The Fish Balls I said: Watch out! They're kinda plasmic! She said: They're really hot.   » Of The Sitcom I said: It's just totally pedestrian. At best. She said: It's really bad.   I thought: I use big words.

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what's there to decide? and what's there to say?

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Yesterday at the dayjob, sitting through a seminar on government programs to support innovation, and the presenter comes out with this: "In this job, I've learnt that everyone in Australia has either written a novel, or invented something." — and every head in the room swivelled my way, my dayjob colleagues laughing, the presenter following […]

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stop living so fast already

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Question of the Week: But don't you want to get married? have kids? settle down?1 Yes, that's right, settle down. Because it's just party central over here in Debville. I don't know what gave it away. Perhaps it was the fact that, when a work colleague asks about my weekend, my answer is inevitably, "Oh, […]

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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 […]