What would you do?

What would you do if a rat ran up to you in the street? Would you … a. Scream and run b. Call the pest exterminators c. Grab a shovel d. Pick the rat up, put it in a box, take a photo and post it on Facebook, asking if it belonged to anyone. I’m […]

Never a G-rated moment

Gwarn, admit it … how many of you checked what your vagina name was yesterday? A few people privately messaged theirs to me.  It was very entertaining being bombarded with vagina names. The last 12 hours have been far more G-rated. Actually, WHAT AM I TALKING ABOUT? Just before I left work last night I […]

Princess Chomp Box

Warning: this is a slightly naughty one At times, my sense of humour veers towards the quirky, which explains why I was highly entertained by this meme … It’s the best one I’ve seen since “What’s Your Elf Name?” did the rounds at Christmas. My elf name is Merry Elf-Pants. My vagina’s name is Princess […]

That was so awkward

Soooooo, I did my grocery shopping yesterday … always a little angsty in those last few days before my next pay packet lands in my bank account … Anticipating things might be a bit tight on the available funds front, I handed the nice young checkout bloke a credit card for my $250 worth of […]

Reaching for the Kleenex

I had an amazing day yesterday that included shaking hands with Turia Pitt and shooting the breeze with bigwigs in the drinks industry including the Chairman of Coca-Cola Amatil and the MD of Bacardi-Martini. It was the International Women’s Day event for Women in Drinks and I was there as social media manager for WID […]

I shouldn’t knock it

I got the most awesome 50th birthday present from the government last night – an invitation to have a free bowel cancer test. Hooray! Thank you! I suppose I shouldn’t knock it. It’s very thoughtful of them really. But way to make me feel old. It didn’t help that I was already feeling pretty ancient […]

Knowing when to draw the line

I’m a bit obsessive … about everything … but particularly about trying to be a good person. It tortures me when I think I’ve fallen down in that regard. And I’m pretty sure I’ve failed over the past few days. Surged of white hot rage keep blasting out of me. I’m usually much better at […]

Getting some perspective

As I was leaving work last night I realised a rather monumental occasion had passed me by: the Academy Awards! The Oscars used to be so BIG for me, these days they mean very little. I was far more interested in helping DD choose carpet for his new place at my brother in law’s flooring […]

I had to go

When it feels like I’m not keeping my head above water I get this overwhelming urge to go swimming. Ironic, huh? I may have misled you in past blog posts about what I mean by “swimming”. I can’t swim. My parents sent me for endless lessons as a kid and they just didn’t stick. The […]

I underestimated him

I didn’t feel like trekking across Sydney to see Robbie Williams in concert at the Qudos Arena. I was tired and frazzled and out of sorts. The kids’ hectic new school schedules have been a bit of a jolt. I was even less keen when I got stuck in a traffic jam and it took […]