The Best Pet

Isobel on daily active duty, guarding me against evil couriers and that postman. There are two types of people in the world. Actually, that is extremely wrong. There are many types of people in the world, but today we are only discussing two. Animal People V. Non Animal People. This post is not designed to be controversial and draw a line in … [Read more...]

Just Do It

There are some things in life that defeat you before you even start trying. Small mundane tasks, which are annoying, but can be elevated to insanity starters at the slightest glitch. I searched my cerebral mass to come up with a list of things that have caused my blood pressure to skyrocket lately. A simple task such as emptying the bin. You … [Read more...]

My kids are never leaving home

circa 2011 The news dropped yesterday that penalty rates will be slashed come July 1 and my first thought was "My kids are never going to leave home." A lot of parents get upset when they become empty nesters, but not me! The washing alone gives me the silver lining of anticipation. And the bog roll bill will be slashed! My mate Joe Hildebrand … [Read more...]

Tina the Barbarian

Massage table manufacturers. Would it kill you to put boob holes in? Being the owner of a decent set of boobs and being bent up over a keyboard for hours on end, how can I put this... My back is fucked. It is as tight as a camels ass in a sandstorm. I would describe it as crunchy. I walk around feeling that my shoulders are up around my ears … [Read more...]

To the Victor Goes The Spoils and the key to the school

It was an unprecedented crowd who gathered in the staffroom of our local primary school last night, to witness and take part in the vote for the Parents & Citizens Office holders. Word on the street was that our beloved President, and a dear friend of mine, was being contested by a fella whom I have to admit, I did not know. I found a seat next … [Read more...]

Don’t I know you from somewhere?

It doesn't happen very often, but sometimes someone will come up to me and say "Where do I know you from?" I know that it is because of this blog, so I usually say "Do you read blogs?" and then I watch the penny drop. Have you ever met someone, or saw someone and swear you know them from somewhere, but you just cannot put your finger on it? … [Read more...]

Where Crap tends to Congregate

There are two designated crap traps in Chateau De Woog. These are the places where like attracts like in the attempt to clutter the fuck out of the joint. The first dumping ground is at the back door. It is this entrance that everyone uses when they come in from their daily activities. Here you will find shoes, keys, bags, lunch boxes, bits of … [Read more...]

All Those who Believe in Telekinesis, Raise my Hand

That headline up there? It isn't mine. It belongs to comedian Emo Phillips, but I like it very much indeed and it is a great one to start off todays conversation. Skepticism starts when you question why Santa was in one Shopping Centre, and then you see him again on a street corner a few minutes later. When you question your authoritative figure … [Read more...]

Clancy of the Overwhelmed

Is it just me, or is there an impending sense of over-whelmness out there in the universe? The past week or two, I am feeling like an ATM Machine. I got the mother of all energy bills due to the excessive use of air-conditioning and with all the sports fees hitting me on one day, I looked at it and went FERK. And then you have to go and get new … [Read more...]

Farewell Phillip

Is two years a good innings for a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree? Rest in Peace Phillip. (you ungrateful fucker) Cause of death - Unknown Time of death - Drawn out over the past twelve months The Fiddle Leaf fig trend has literally died at my place. Phillip, once a tall, strong, magnificent specimen struggled from day one, to fit into our … [Read more...]