Things

Where’s my money?

As I write this, I am preparing to do my 3rd “fresh start” since the start of the year. Considering we’re only 3 months in, that says a lot. I’m talking about a budgeting fresh start, of course. As I mentioned when I laid out my goals for the year, money management is an area…

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Crash! Bang!

So I mentioned to one or two people that I felt a little weird that everything was going so smoothly. I was getting support from the boyfriend, the parents, the boss. It just seemed like things were working out too perfectly. And life isn’t perfect!

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Goodies galore!

When I moved this summer, the responses of the people around me were very telling. I have family that haven’t spoken to me since, those that asked who and I had a fight, and those that went straight to ‘what do you need?’ Similarly, some friends asked why, some were happily congratulating me, and others…

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Soul Food

What did I eat this year that I will never forget? What went into my mouth & touched my soul? Now that is a tall order! My relationship with food has evolved over the years and continues to change. In general, I eat out of necessity. I will eat when I am hungry and not…

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What did I make?

Ignoring, of course, the virtual world we live in where one can create out of nothingness, the last thing I made was my peacock tail for a costume party. After researching and deciding on a method and materials, my father and I purchased supplies, constructed ‘feathers’ and a way to attach them together and then…

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Wonder

My sense of wonder is a work in progress. I do remain open and curious but I find myself often very pragmatic about things around me. When I do find myself more wonderous is when I am around children. My boyfriend’s daughter is 3 1/2 and I have ended up doing a lot of the…

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Not personal

Sigh. I kind of like doing it. I don’t even mind not having it most of the time. I hate never having it at all.

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Bring on the bling!

This week I welcomed a newcomer into my life. It was long overdue but finally it happened. I got a new laptop!! With its sleek deep onyx blue finish, sexy lines, dreamy 17 inch monitor, built-in wireless, 3GB of RAM and 250GB hard drive, it swept me off my feet and into a blissful world…

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Deep…

Amazingly true, and applicable to so many areas of life: The object isn’t to be perfect. The goal isn’t to hold back until you’ve created something beyond reproach. I believe the opposite is true. Our birthright is to fail and to fail often, but to fail in search of something bigger than we can imagine.…

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Are you nomophobic?

This great article at Put Things Off details a little discussed but easily recognized disorder in Nomophobia and the curse of the mobile phone. Reading through this list of the 14 breeds of nomophobes, I picked out a few of my friends and family. A few of my favourites: The text walker – We all…

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Uniformity sucks

They say that the clothes make the man. So what happens when you are given no choice about what to wear? Schools often have a grand debate if they are attempting to make the transition from no uniforms to wearing uniforms. The common argument is about taking away the individuality of the children, especially if…

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World of science

When I was growing up I had quite an interest in science. I even ended up taking Chemistry and Biology A’levels in sixth form. Somehow that interest died a quick death shortly thereafter but I do still suffer from remnants of that scientific mind. As a result I do keep my ears open for interesting…

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iFool’s gold

Ok, I haven’t done one of these in a long time. Last year’s excitement in the gadget world was all about the iPhone. Everyone was waiting for its release. If you knew someone who knew someone who got one, you might be considered cool. Oh, the thrill of holding one in your hand with its…

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Centrifuge

The rotations of the earth cause certain reactions Particles flying inward, others flung far apart. Invisible forces exist, no less real than man; Pulling and pushing in an eternal balance As some are drawn in, others give up space Returning to positions held so long before An equilibrium in time, the constant change, things become…

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Music to Dad’s ears?

Ok, here’s the Father’s Day gift you’ve been looking for. The danger is if you get him this, you will probably never top it for the rest of your life. Head over to Kharma and check out their Enigma System, an extremely high-end speaker set-up. Though it was custom-built, I’m sure if you come up…

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