THE Pasta Machine

First week working at my family’s pizzeria, and I’ve already learned to just shut my mouth and add the toppings. Just have to do this for another twenty years, then Papa will retire, I get the shop, and I can talk over my OWN kids and tell them they shouldn’t complain. That’s what Papa says, …

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The Foot Bachelor

I just went on the weirdest date. The guy was a nice enough chap, but he spent almost the entirety of dinner talking about feet. At first I was fine with it – I’ve got nothing against feet at all – but it got to the point where I had to question whether he was …

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Transparent, Yet Strong…

You’d think the flying machines and driving machines and washing machines would have been the hardest things to come to terms with after I was booted through the portal of shameful banishment and into this strange place, full of harnessed lightning and glowing boxes that display pictures of cats. However, it’s the windows. Just…how do …

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Hair Salon Admirers

I’ve been watching through old cartoons in an attempt to prove to a forum friend that subbed is 100 times better than dubbed, and I’ve come across quite a few hidden gems that I’d forgotten. Buried deep in my memory, only a few episodes watched, but still full of Japanese goodness; so much to catch …

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The Bathroom Mystery

Sometimes, in my darker moments, I think we may have too many bathrooms. The other day I was attempting to locate a book I had been reading in one of the drawing rooms. The problem was that it was one of the drawing rooms down the east wing of the mansion that we seldom use, …

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Renewable Energy Must

Obviously, protecting the planet isn’t something that makes me very happy. The main reason I’m in here is because I invented a device that would’ve blocked out the sun, forever, and my only mistake was having an assistant who got cold feet and told the authorities. Unfortunately, that DOES make me one of the greatest …

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Just Moving On

Conveyancers are not something Ma and Pa would’ve liked, but they always hated anyone who wears a suit to work. It’s all part of the ‘system’, making people ‘soft’. Don’t think they realised how much financial work was done behind the scenes to make the farm work, but they always tried to remove themselves from …

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Paper Boating, Again

Oh good, they’re trying the paper boat thing again. I’ve just been wondering what I’m going to do with my weekend now that I don’t work them any more, so I guess this is my answer. Usually I’ve had to be satisfied with just watching videos afterwards on Me-Straw and laughing myself into an oxygen-deprived …

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Ongoing Work Ruse

Day 514 of the ruse, and all is proceeding as planned…mostly. People at work have asked why I come to work in a ute, but my stock explanation that it’s Dad’s old car and he likes me to take it so it gets miles and the engine doesn’t rot away seems to be keeping most …

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Conveyancing and Settlement

I do like robots. Who doesn’t like robots? One day they’re going to replace us, and the sooner we accept that, the sooner we can start to churn them out by the factory-load. We’ll have a good ten-to-fifteen years of them being our servants where everything will be rosy, and after that we have a …

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