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Haiku Reviews of Public Bathrooms: Fringe Bar

Welcome to a series in which I review public bathrooms in haiku form. Previous editions: Fork & Brewer |  Courtenay Place public toilets Fringe Bar, Wellington Door signs in Māori It’s a nice cultural touch In a Kiwi bar. When you get inside The wall of chlorine hits you Like a public pool. Space is… Continue reading Haiku Reviews of Public Bathrooms: Fringe Bar

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Subtle Signs That You Have Angered the Universe

Sometimes it's difficult to tell if the universe is pissed at you. If your boyfriend dumps you via email the same day you get told you didn't get the job... yep, it's mad. If you twist your ankle the night before you're supposed to go on an island holiday... yep, it's angry. If you try… Continue reading Subtle Signs That You Have Angered the Universe

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Liz Lemon’s Workout Gives Me a Sense of Deja Vu

Liz Lemon eating a McDonalds caramel sundae on her treadmill is supposed to be funny. I mean, it IS funny. I'm not disputing that. But when I saw this scene I was struck with a secondary emotion: that cringey embarrassed feeling of recognition. Because, here's where we hit confession time: I have literally ridden an… Continue reading Liz Lemon’s Workout Gives Me a Sense of Deja Vu

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Haiku Reviews of Public Bathrooms: Courtenay Place RoboToilets

Welcome to a series in which I review public bathrooms in haiku form. Read the first entry here, where I visited the Fork & Brewer. In this entry I brave the Courtenay Place public toilets, a block of loos that have embraced technology with enthusiasm. Courtenay Place RoboToilets I’m sure we all know You have… Continue reading Haiku Reviews of Public Bathrooms: Courtenay Place RoboToilets

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A Guide to Being Thrifty With Your Gifties

Pinching your pennies? Scrimping your silver? Tucking way your toonies? (Not aboot to forget you Canadians, eh). I'm here to help! I have been saving money for the last eight months, largely as a result of seeing this poster while pottering on Pinterest: You might point out that the poster advocates booking a ticket and… Continue reading A Guide to Being Thrifty With Your Gifties

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Children with Wheels in Their Shoes Falling Over

Things that make me happy: #2 Recently, I went for an hour-long walk. At the end of this hour-long walk, I walked up a steep flight of stairs. At the end of the flight of stairs, I tried to beat all of my weightlifting records. At the end of making my body hate me for… Continue reading Children with Wheels in Their Shoes Falling Over

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The Case for and Against an Instant Replay Button for Life

For: Recently I was walking home from work and wandered past an Asian market. Inside, a woman was standing in front of an open drinks fridge, with a small boy standing next to her. He was repeatedly and vigorously punching her in the left buttock, his little eyebrows furrowed with concentration. She looked expressionless and… Continue reading The Case for and Against an Instant Replay Button for Life