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Joining a Book Subscription Service (Or: I May Never Need to Leave the House Again)

I think I take it absolutely for granted the levels of convenience we’ve achieved through modern technology as a species. The era of the Lazy Bastard has been in full swing for several years now and I sometimes forget just what a marvel it is. Continue reading Joining a Book Subscription Service (Or: I May Never Need to Leave the House Again)

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That Time I Actively Contemplated Drinking Mouthwash

We take it absolutely for granted these days that proper Google use can be as much of a skill as fine tuning a grand piano. Many of us remain ashamedly unaware that there are some search terminologies that require the finesse, elegance and artful deliberation that can only be accomplished through proper Boolean techniques. Continue reading That Time I Actively Contemplated Drinking Mouthwash

Confessions Of A Decaf Drinker (And Other Boring Things About Me)

When I started drinking coffee on a regular basis, I would rarely wash my favourite mug after each use. Instead I chose to keep the dried brown rings and crusty dregs at the bottom alive and well. I reasoned that I only ever used that mug for coffee anyway. What was the use of sterilising it when I could add fresh granules to it next time and let the boiling water release the old flavour, mixing with the new batch to create a stronger brew? Continue reading Confessions Of A Decaf Drinker (And Other Boring Things About Me)

The Day I Bought A First Class Train Ticket

Don’t let the faded décor of one of about seven of my death metal shirts and the slightly unkempt hair that rests on my shoulders like sentient twigs trying to give me advice fool you: I actually like being employed. I stumbled upon this new zeal for gainful work (for ongoing work, I should say) when it became apparent that food didn’t drop out of the sky and ‘rent’ wasn’t just a slang term for your Mum and Dad. Continue reading The Day I Bought A First Class Train Ticket