Home Buyer to-be

If you know me at all you’ll know how much I love living alone, after all those years of share-housing and nightmare roommates. Don’t read me wrong, I’ve had great times as a renter, but when it came time to review how I could justify paying off someone else’s mortgage, I couldn’t ignore the reality […]

Dry Needling, to Become Superhuman

At this point I’m thinking that summer is just as expensive as winter; there is no point in the year when the electricity companies are not trying to get something out of you. It’s not very decent of them, but what can you do? Oh, right…become a superhuman. That’s right: I’m aiming to develop a […]

Health! Juice! OXYGEN!

Can’t believe I used to hate tea. I’m not tea-mad now, and there are some varieties that I don’t really like, but I still think that people should be drinking this thing every day as a matter of principle. Green tea is probably the best thing you can drink to warm up on those cold […]

Does the Shape of a Car Matter??

All these years on the panel at the car show, and we’ve never had to make a decision like this. Never even thought it would come up, if I’m being honest. But there we were, reviewing applications for the vehicles to be shown on the centre stage, and also on the various sub-stages throughout the […]

Desert Island Chronicles: Man Out of Time?

Day 874 on the desert island: How am I even typing this? I feel like I might have asked myself this before the two-year anniversary had passed, but I really can’t remember. Time has just stopped mattering to me beyond night and day, which is actually really nice. I have nowhere I need to be, […]

Unlock Toolboxes as the Japanese Do

If you think learning a new language is hard, try learning it while working in the country, living by yourself and trying to hold a job. Manual labour is pretty much the only job they’d give me, because I’m awful at teaching and I don’t have a clue where any of the stuff is inside […]

Arborists Make the Nicest Noises

There are arborists outside my apartment, right now. And the noise they’re making is heavenly. I was up early anyway, since I heard rain and I went to the window to work on my symphonic poem, Rain at the Window. There are few things more peaceful than the patter-patter, and I want to incorporate that […]

Everyone’s Favourite Staring Spot

Ever since we got all the windows tinted, the staring hole has become the most popular place in the office. It’s practically impossible to see anything through this gloom, except for this one little part of the tinting where I think the birds have scratched it away. Ever since they put in those draconian internet […]

Oh Good, It’s More Conveyancing Talk

Oh boy, we’re talking about conveyancing again. This is directly contravening the Futurist’s Club’s main rule, which is to never step backwards, and at this point most of us are just waiting for the saga to end. The great conveyancing saga of 2018. That’s what I’m going to tell Vera to call it in the […]

Cool Cut for Cold Season

Is it just me, or did it just become winter overnight? I’ve particularly noticed it in the mornings – it was so hard to get out of bed today, probably on account of the darkness. It’s dark by the time I get home in the evenings, too. It’s not all bad – there’s something to […]