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It’s not a life hack… 

You know those things that we used to call thinking, common sense or logic? Well apparently they are now “life hack”. People post logical solutions on the internet for people to look up. We live in an age where common sense has been outsourced, MacGuyver would be rolling over in his grave. Don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with seeking various solutions to issues, actually seeking various solutions is a great idea. Exposure to multiple methods for a single problem encourages looking at things without a fixed idea. Functional fixedness is not a friend to creative thinking. I like to find as many ways as possible to achieve a task, and then I take the easiest. Bill gates said

 “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.

Bill Gates would like me, I’m very good at finding the easiest way to do things. Last night  after grocery shopping I was returning with my trolley to my car at the far end of the car park. Near my car was another trolley, still with its $2 coin in the deposit slot. So now I have two trolleys with a coin mechanic designed to encourage people to return the trolley. I could wheel both trolleys the 200meters back to the shop and retrieve both coins (i.e. Doing what ‘they’ want), I could just put my trolley inside the other (as designed) and retrieve one coin…. or option number three, place trolleys back to back at the right angle, put one chain over the top and one underneath, and I get both coins without the walk back to the market with two trolleys. Sorry to the person that collects trolleys and has to deal with the problem i created for you, but try and think of it as a lesson in life hacking. 

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I Lost on Jeopardy… 

I’ll take things that can be mixed for 500 Alex… 

  • Vodka and tonic 
  • Cake batter
  • Receptions
  • Feelings 
  • Reviews 

And of course tapes…


When I buy stuff it’s not always to keep the wolf from the door, because the wolfs just a puppy and the doers double locked, so why you got to worry me for? (Apologies to Passanger). I also buy stuff because it amuses me, or makes me think of a joke, or a stokes the coal on a train of thought. My brain seems to thrive on wordgames and esoteric stimulation, and bad puns more often than not. I’m not sure if it falls into observational humor, or prop comedy, or somewhere in between. Maybe it’s just my equivalent of a pile of badly typed conversation starter cards.  A reason to talk (or write as the case may be) about something apart from relationship issues and what’s on the telly. 

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Day 139 & 140 – Snapshots…

The weather is getting colder, winter seems to be arriving in spite of global warmings best efforts to stop it… I like winter, people stay inside and eat comfort foods… Winter is my kind of season, I would be a bear if I could, that’s the hibernation type, not the hairy and wear leather pants type… The only problem with winter is it doesn’t last long enough, even if I see my shadow, I will still need to emerge sometime mid spring, 10 kilos heavier and afraid of sunlight… You will have to excuse the melancholy, I am missing a girl I shouldn’t miss… One shouldn’t look at pictures while sulking in a cave… It reminds you of days in the sun… It reminds you that you had good times… It reminds you of things you did wrong… The only thing I don’t like about a long winter is spending it alone…

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Day 136 to 138 – In a corner…

Seriously and severely flat at the moment… You know one of those weeks where people you don’t want to hear from contact you, and the people that would make you feel better are no where to be seen… Lonely when I am alone is bad enough, lonely with people is just horrendous…

Maybe an evening reading in my favorite corner will help….

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Day 134 & 135 – Just like Gary Numan said…

Here in my car
I feel safest of all
I can lock all my doors
It’s the only way to live
In cars.

I bought a grown up practical car yesterday, it was that or get another tattoo…

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It’s the size of a whale, and it’s white… So obviously I shall call it…. Moby? Probably not…

Very tired today, pretty sure I am on the edge of that whole, spent to long getting stuff done and will be paying for it with a crash… I don’t really learn, but I don’t have a choice… Pretty sure I have been at best cold and distracted and worst rude… But I will pay for it this week so that should even things out…

The new car is nice though…

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