Flower War of 2018

As it turns out, keeping up with the Joneses is very time-consuming, and also, space-consuming. I’m actually trying to keep up with the Smiths, specifically Alan Smith and his miniature botanical garden that is- in my humble opinion- way over the top. It didn’t start like this. It was only a year ago that we …

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The Wonderful Marine World

I just had a hankering for some classic cartoons recently, which led me back to Lizard Ball X. Of course, Lizard Ball Superb just wrapped up and it wasn’t…like it wasn’t TERRIBLE, but they just never managed to reach the level of the classics. Except episode 132, of course. THAT was incredible. Still, one thing …

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Future Cleaning Capers

Once I hit twenty, I started to do more things for myself. Since mum was very hands off in terms of housework (we had cleaners), I wasn’t ever allowed to learn. In fact, one time I tried to help our cleaning lady with the dusting and mum gave me an earful- mostly because she thought …

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From Turmoil to Tranquility

Man, this glass is amazing. Such a simple and elegant solution. This whole place was in turmoil, and when I say turmoil, I mean TURMOIL. Just, turmoil, all over the dang place. Turmoil in the meetings, turmoil at the water cooler, turmoil when passing someone in the corridor. It was a city of Turmoil, with …

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A Good Time Battling the Elements

So apparently I’m the only person who likes to sail in the rain. Sailing makes me feel alive in general, but sailing in the rain?? That’s like feeling alive, twice. it’s like living two lives simultaneously. The powerful winds, and the lashing rain, all just to remind you that you’re alive…and hey, being alive isn’t …

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I AM the Good Boy

I just saw a dog give a motivational speech, and it was beautiful. Of course, it had to be subtitled because no humans understand dog language, but even so…it was one of the most invigorating things I’ve ever seen. I never even knew dogs could even talk in that way, let alone come up with …

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Cirque du Fifth Birthday Party

Being a stay-at-home dad is the best, but it’s no walk in the park. I usually find it’s the things I’d least expect that end up being the most challenging. For example, offering sincere consolation over the loss of a random pebble, or planning a fifth birthday party that pleases everyone. Lauren is obsessed with …

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Tracing Paper, and Also Rats

If there was one thing I hate irrationally, it’s tracing paper. When you think about it, tracing paper has no real reason to exist. If you ever need to trace anything, then it instantly turns into plagiarism, thus making tracing paper one of the greatest tools of pure criminality since the lock-pick. No, don’t even …

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