Category Archives: Social Commentary

What’s the strangest job you’ve ever had?

It occurred to me as I was sitting on a tour bus last week watching the Peruvian countryside flash past; I’m currently in the longest stretch of joblessness I’ve had since I my first job at 14. My last day of … Continue reading

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Visiting the Mormon capital of the world: some thoughts

I’m kind of breaking the chronology of our trip with this post. Technically Idaho comes next but we are in Salt Lake City now and I wanted to write this while it was still fresh. Salt Lake City is beautiful, … Continue reading

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America, Canada & Australia: 8 observations

Tomorrow marks 9 weeks since we left Australia! Here are some things that have surprised, interested and confounded me over the last two months, from the mundane to the more profound. I want to emphasise that these are observations, not … Continue reading

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Passive aggressive notes at the office

I love a passive aggressive office note (PAON). Hilarious as they are embarrassing (for the author) and unnecessary, the PAON is often found in the staff kitchen, typically the most turbulent of workplace zones. Who would have thought a place of … Continue reading

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Guest Post: jogger’s nipple

I have stolen this post from my friend Jordan’s blog. It was too hilarious not to share. Hope you laugh as hard as I did/snort tea out of your nostrils. “My chafing is such a bitch, it’s like someone razored … Continue reading

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

Years from now, I think will look back on my mid-twenties as being simultaneously the most capable and inept period of my life. Some days I feel grown up; I’ve paid a bill on time or remembered to take out … Continue reading

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The kindness of strangers

Over the weekend my fellow journos Kara, Gloria and I headed to Rawlinna (just over 1000 kilometres east of Perth) for the annual Nullarbor Muster. It’s a big rodeo on the edge of the Nullarbor (aka the middle of nowhere) … Continue reading

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Important Life Lessons

Some people say you learn something new everyday. Well I certainly learnt something on Wednesday night: what happens when you actually run out of fuel. For years I’ve looked at that threatening little light on the dashboard and doubted its … Continue reading

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Mariah Carey – All I want for Christmas is you – Then & Now

Fact; Everyone in the English speaking world knows and loves Ms Carey’s Christmas hit. Cast your mind back to when Christmas was about snow, Santa, presents and puppy dogs; Neither a hint of clevage nor thigh in this 1994 classic. … Continue reading

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10 Things I thought I would love (until I tried them)

1 Sledding Coming from the southern hemisphere, I have a vastly romanticised idea of many snow/Christmas related activities. So I was completely crushed last year when I discovered that sledding (or tobogganing) sucks. My friends and I took a ski … Continue reading

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