Just Ask Me

Was kinda hoping all the air conditioning repair team in Sydney would get involved, and there would be a sort of cooling revolution. A revolution…with cooling. maybe we’d get better cooling in our office, because while it is currently fine, it doesn’t DO anything. People refuse to switch it on, so we have the opposite …

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Some Lovely Balustrading

Legitimate work while also seeing some nice country homes? We’ve had to institute a waiting list for that assignment. Just last week the focus of the episode was glass stair balustrading, something I’d never seen- we didn’t have anything of the sort in a Castle- and I found I quite liked the idea. There was …

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Mountains to Beaches

And then I casually mentioned that I’d never see the ocean, and everyone at work looked at me like I’d grown an extra head. Maybe also turned purple. And okay, I’m from a landlocked country, but I guess it is strange, considering how much ocean there is. And Melbourne is famous for marine stainless steel …

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Cars Vexing

First driving lesson: an unmitigated disaster. I have never sat behind the wheel of a car, but so many of the jobs I would like to apply for say that they need you to have a license, so I figured I’d get right on that. Lessons seemed like a good idea, especially since I’d never …

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Pet Food for Thought

Waiting rooms are so boring. At the age of 35, you’d think I’d have learned by now to bring my own reading material when I go to the clinic, but no. So this afternoon I found myself, once again, sifting through the selection of old volumes of Financiers Weekly and TV Stuff, desperately seeking something …

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Present is Fine

You know the best way to see the future? Just…look at a baby. Preferably one you care about. Seriously, it’s flipping weird and terrifying. Once you get over how cute they are, you start thinking about what they’re going to be like as they grow up, and then how the world will be, and of …

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In Roman Times

Aqueducts are really nice and all, but I think I’d prefer the plumbing system in 2018 Melbourne. The museum just received enough ancient Roman artefacts for an entire exhibit, and I had the pleasure of designing the display. I love history and all, but one of my favourite things about it is that it IS …

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Quantifying Power

You know what would be cool? If popularity could be measured, and harnessed for the good of all. You know those positive emotions brought forth when you hear someone spit some fire lyrics, or when they pull off the perfect dab, or when they throw some spicy shade at your ex. You know, that sort …

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Sun Electricity

I tried generating my own electricity for one week. This was part of a very interesting challenge set by my guru, who was trying to teach us all a lesson about relying on modern technology, and why it’s not always bad. Still, they did it in such a sneaky way. First we made a big …

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Aluminium Okay

Get it together, Angela. You technically haven’t done anything wrong. Well, you have, but it’s not your fault. Not totally your fault. Sort of your fault, and sort of the fault of thousands of years of cultural norms. I haven’t extensively researched the local culture, and thus I was totally unaware that aluminium is offensive …

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