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I Have an Issue With This Tradition

December 19, 2013 by


So I was driving past the bell tower in the city yesterday and I noticed they’ve put a big gold star on top like it’s a freakish glass and metal Christmas tree. Which, okay, fine. I’m cool with that. But given the scale of the tower the star is huge. Naturally, I started to ponder […]

Am Declaring Holidays. Ready? Go!

December 24, 2012 by


I am on holidays now. This means I’m not working. Technically. I am getting better at it. On Saturday I accidentally worked the first half but then I realised what I was doing and spent the rest building LEGO. And yesterday — I had naps! If I maintain this not-working streak I’ll be posting holiday […]

Am Thinking of Skipping Christmas and Staging a Nerf War

December 10, 2012 by


Arkem: The present is for you and for Rick and Paul. Mostly for you. Me: Wait — if it is for them too I should wait until they are here. Probably. Arkem: It’s really three presents. So you could have your surprise. And then you could surprise them. Me: Ooh. That sounds like fun. I […]

It’s Not Christmas Anymore. That Makes This Okay.

March 1, 2012 by


  Personally, I’ve always thought Santa was a fireman. But this documentary seems very convincing.  

I Demand Retribution. Or Justice. Or Something. Will Settle For Having 2011 Back.

December 9, 2011 by


Rick: It was me. I did it while you were sleeping. Me: Oh come on, what are the odds of that happening? Rick: Not good? Okay, I knocked you out. Me: You actually think you could get away with that? Rick: I’m a ninja. Me: And you think I wouldn’t notice the concussion when I […]

Happy Whatever Shut Up Now

December 8, 2011 by


Generally I like this time of year. Everyone stops working at the same time. Except for those that don’t. And Paul S., who actually volunteers to work over the holidays. Okay, so ‘everyone’ might be an exaggeration, given I can’t even say ‘everyone in my house’… Well, I like the songs that you only hear […]