Art That Lasts

All my life I’ve admired forms of art that last. You’ve got the pyramids, yes…they’re kind of the gold standard for building something that people are still going to be poring over thousands of years from now. The Sistine Chapel is alright, I suppose, but they had to spend an absolute fortune restoring the painting …

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Just So (Annoying)

Antoine is so sensitive about his cooking skills. Really, I should have known not to point out his error to him; I’m sure he wouldn’t have noticed if the oats were a bit tangier than usual. It’s really not a big deal. It is to him, though, and now I have to listen to him …

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From Roses to Hedges

I’ve mentioned a few times that our garden is mostly looked after by Melbourne professionals hired by Dad to fly up and tend to everything. Well, I’ve never told you about my corner. It’s completely out of the way, almost down the side of the house, but I asked Dad if i could have a …

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The Saucepan Incident

Oh gosh, cat videos. Get out of my life! I love them so much, but you watch one on Me-Straw and it’s like you’re falling down a rabbit hole. It’s even worse when you discover one channel with a million videos, and then that’s the afternoon done. There I am watching Tabby Crawshaw shredding a …

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More Design Required

Well, we finally got our new office interior installed, and now we’re getting a new one. There was a considerable mix-up in the communication chain, since I’ve checked the order form and yes, it does indeed say that we ordered dragon-themed wallpaper. The installation company did call us to confirm, and they said they spoke …

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(Toi)let Down

This is classic Clara, blowing the office renovations budget on the bathrooms. Don’t get me wrong; I’m down with well-designed workplace amenities. But there’s only so far you can go with updating an office WC before you’re in the realm of pure self-indulgence, and I can’t help but feel that at least some of the …

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Tinting, Then Peace?

Teacher seems rather cross, although unlike most such incidents, I think I know why this one is happening. She hates the idea of there being someone or something here in Melbourne who is acting non-human, but not attending Human Classes. She was quick to haul in the Atlantean fellow and the time traveller, but this …

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Steel Is Coming!

Oh gosh, steel! I don’t know anything about it, but it sounds like it’s going to be the next big thing, which means I have to spread the word. I was watching a Me-Straw video and an advertisement popped up before it, stating that steel was going to change the world…more than it already has! …

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