Category: Human stuff

Schnauzer Fashions, Summer '08-'09

              No, I don’t groom Lottie myself.  I used to clip Snuva myself sometimes, however she seemed to instantly grow about 18 more legs and have several acres more hair than she should have.  Then of course I’d…

Bikies, not Buddhists

Although it started a bit unusually (getting out of bed before 9 am and allowing a vampire to steal some blood), there were fewer surprises during my wanderings around town today than yesterday.  Scott was meeting up with some old…

Buddha Comes to Hobart

I was just going about my business at lunch running errands, and the police had Collins Street closed off.  A quick glance down the street revealed tinsel-decked vehicles, so I thought I was about to have a Close Encounter with Christmas…

The 1st Tuesday in November

As the jury entry generated a lot of emails from overseas*, I thought I’d mention a uniquely Australian event.  Here the first Tuesday in November isn’t election day, vole appreciation day, or International Talk Like a Politician Day: it’s Melbourne…

Jury Duty

Yes, I’m an Australian citizen, so from time to time jury duty beckons. I’m not one of these people who just automatically objects to jury duty or tries to get out of it.  Indeed, if you try to defer jury…

An Ill Lottie & Naked Stairs

We had a rather subdued start to 2009.  On New Year’s Eve it became apparent Lottie wasn’t well as she hadn’t had anything to eat or drink since the day before.  I took her to the vet, and he said she…

Flacka: September 1991 – 10 September 2007

  More sad news.  Flacka, my parents’ bordier collie, has died.  It’s wonderful that she had a long life.  But it is still sad.  Very, very sad.

Bathroom Reno: Day 16

Here we are, nothing but loose ends to tie up now!  The plumber and sparky have visited, so by tomorrow everything will be ‘functioning’ in the bathroom!  All that really needs doing now is touching up the walls in a…

Bathroom Reno: Days 14 & 15

this was pretty boring – my slaves worked in the bathroom for two days painting trim and door, but I wasn’t allowed in at all!