Pea and Pumpkin

Is it possible to have too much elbow room? This is the question on my mind at the moment. My house is wonderfully big and breezy, to the point that it feels sort of… well, the word ‘cavernous’ springs to mind. Over winter, part of me can’t help but wish it was less cavernous and […]

Stress-Free AI?

Sometimes I wonder if I’m actually a robot. I mean, it’s possible that that technology exists. Whether it could have existed back in the 80s is more of a question… but then, what if I’ve just been programmed to believe I’ve been around since then? I could be a brand new machine, for all I […]

Must Impress

I’m so over making dinner on this little camp cooker. But if this is what it takes to get the dream kitchen, I’m willing to stick it out. I think it’s about halfway installed now – not that I’m looking too closely. I reckon it’s in my best interests to remain detached until it’s finished; […]

The Italian Stars

Stella Excursion was my favourite show back when I was little and my parents only ever let me watch Italian TV shows. They had this idea that I would forget my heritage if I ever strayed too far into Australian things, so television was all in the language of our native people. Unfortunately, Stella Excursion had even […]

Glass Equals Power

Reset has begun on all factory models who missed the initial update. As for the failed updates…well, we’ll have to think of a new strategy. Now that the mastermind is missing, things are going to have to change around here. And I mean physically, because while this building has some potential, the decor just doesn’t […]

What’s My Job Again?

Thanks to that stupid memo, I haven’t been able to think about anything else. People in accounting should be thinking about accounting, not frivolous things above their station, like what our company actually does. But now I’m seriously wondering: what does our company do? Just this morning we were liaising with a conveyancer for property sales, […]

Literally Shook RN

I’ve got to make some changes to my viewing habits. The doctor said that if I plan on watching any more Neat-Flicks, I need to find a place that sells portable hyperbaric chambers in Melbourne and buy one, because it might just save my life. Which is fair, in my opinion. I get shook way […]

Cleaning the Oven…

Most of my squadmates who joined cadets with me have dropped out. I guess there’s not a full-active war for them to get shipped off to, so they got bored and left. Some are in the Reserves, maybe hoping that they’ll get their chance to serve their country at some point, but I stayed. I […]

Silence, Child Genius

Oh yeah, because what I needed in my life today was to be condescended to by an eleven-year-old. I woke up this morning and said “golly, wow, I desperately need the experience in my life of being passively belittled by a smiling grade five child”. That’s not true. That never actually happened. I never wake […]

Those Less Fortunate

As the old song goes: “Play that chunky soup jig, night Roy.” As my name is Roy and I work the night shift in a soup kitchen, I’ve discovered the meaning of those words more than ever. And while I’ve never been much of a dancer, in that kitchen at night when I’m the only […]