We Need to Talk About Sherlock

    SPOILERS AHEAD: turn back now. I’ve finished watching series four of Sherlock and don’t want to post any discussions to social media until I know it’s not ruining someone’s enjoyment of the series. But I do need to talk about it. The first ep was ruined for me by someone on Instagram who spoilered … Continue reading

It’s been some time between posts. Anyways. Today I had one of those days that give you lots to think about. On the tram into my GP appointment there was a young woman who was having some kind of episode. I’m no medical professional so I can’t say that for sure, but she seemed to … Continue reading

Booked Up

I heart books. I don’t just say that as a person involved in the production of them; books are something I turn to when I feel lost or just need to get away from it all (which I have, of late). To me a good book seller needs to understand the tone and mood a … Continue reading

Economic Girlie Man

In the past few days our current Liberal (big L, not the small one the US are used to) finance minister Mathias Cormann borrowed a term from an Arnold Schwarzenegger speech to the US Republican Party and called the leader of our leftish wing opposition, Bill Shorten, an ‘economic girlie man’ because of his objections to a harsh … Continue reading

My What a Week it’s Been … And it’s Only Wednesday

The past few days have been filled with positive stress (too much interesting stuff to get through) and nice weirdness. Aforementioned stress kicked off on Monday when my editor emailed and asked if I could turn around a short article by Friday. In the middle of my flustering I received a call from a gentleman who wanted … Continue reading

Fantasy Job League

Since I started looking for work I’ve been trying to expand on the types of positions I apply for in order to increase my chances of getting one. Last week I even went to an interview for a role that was pretty much the anti-me – a sales position working in a mall. You probably won’t be … Continue reading

Oh the places I have been

I love to travel, it’s one of my favourite things to do. At present obviously my travel funds only extend to where I can go using my feet or a Myki. Although, in my job seeking endeavours I’ve seen more of my own city than usual. And, you know, I’m prepared to go wherever needs … Continue reading

Hello … Kitty?

There’s been an uproar on my Facebook feed today (that may be a slight exaggeration) regarding Sanrio correcting the curator of a Hello Kitty exhibit in LA by telling her said kitty is in fact not a kitty – she’s a little girl. But wait (I hear you and many others cry): her name is … Continue reading

Sticks and Stones

After the recent reading of the federal budget I noticed a rise in certain derogatory terms with regard to welfare recipients. There was actually one guy on a friend’s feed who told me to ‘toughen up and get a job’ and then asked if I ‘had any skills and not excuses’. And you know what? … Continue reading

Some Things I Wish I Had Of Known About Welfare And Being Unemployed Post-Redundancy, Especially When Dealing With Government Services

As of last week I received my first social security payment after being made redundant in December. Well it was half a payment but better than a poke in the eye with a hot stick. After going without any income for a month (and thanks must go to the people who fed me during that … Continue reading