Marriage is all about compromise. Which in my case means 'going camping with your husband's family at Easter'. Did I hate it as much as I expected to?
You wake up in a hot sweat. You suddenly realise. That dream you just had that McDonad’s brought back the Nerds McFlurry was just that: a sweet dream. You’re devastated. Then, because life has a way of kicking you when you’re down, the second terrible realisation comes: it’s Valentine’s Day soon and you haven’t bought a gift.
Let’s be real: whether you’re sitting in a car crawling along the freeway, or squashed on a peak hour train between someone sniffling 15 times a minute and someone who thinks the whole world wants to listen to their crappy music, commutes suck. One scientifically-proven* way to make your commute suck just a little less is to listen to a podcast. And the good news is, there’s one for every interest!
Last week we imagined a wonderful world in which I am the next Bachelorette Australia and countless (well...18) well-dressed men in their 20s and 30s are desperate for me to glance their way. Which isn't that far from the truth of my day-to-day life really (guess that's why it's called 'reality' TV). Time for part 2 of my fantasy casting.
This year, producers have made the interesting and frankly genius decision to cast Sophie Monk as the leading lady. But let's pretend for a second that they didn't. Let's imagine they cast someone else. Someone closer to home. Or closer to my home at least, because we’re pretending they cast me.
I’m not going to pretend that anyone really cares about this blog enough to have missed its semi-regular updates (insert obligatory and unconvincing “oh but we have...definitely...so much...cry ourselves to sleep every night” from the audience), but I still feel the need to justify my six-month absence.
In 1971, some dude with too much time on his hands sent the world’s first email. Ever since then, in offices across the globe, people have been misusing email to frustrate and irritate their colleagues.