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stuff in the … supermarket

There’s some very strange goings on at the chips factory: snag** and sauce flavour spag bol^^ flavour mac and cheese flavour Industrial espionage? Psychotic break in the New Product Development team? How? Why? xxx ** sausages ^^ spaghetti bolognaise

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the perils of selecting library books at random

His wife observed all of this surreptitiously, keeping the kitchen door ajar whilst she engaged herself in the politically highly incorrect processes of keeping her man happy. Thirty years of marriage to a policeman as he moved through the ranks … Continue reading

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library haul #7

As I promised myself, on Sunday I walked down to the library and grabbed a few items. Checking my borrowings emails, I haven’t borrowed anything in over two months! The stack: 1. Total German: Michel Thomas method – for Don … Continue reading

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manifesting

My hair is dead-straight, doesn’t hold curl terribly well, is super-fine and there’s lots of it. Lots. So while quite a few people would be distressed? perturbed? unsettled? horrified? by an apparent relatively sudden** influx of grey hairs, I’m thrilled … Continue reading

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a good weekend embraces purposelessness

I find it quite interesting (omoshiroi desu) that I’m mentally in almost exactly the same place I was at the same time last year. And almost exactly the same goals to hit pause on the self-help books, lose pesky 5-10 … Continue reading

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i will not recourse to personal improvement books

A visual representation of my current work project … All week I’ve had this vague sense of desperately needing to complete a large number unknown personal Action Items in a very tight but unknown time-frame. TheUniverse knows I’ve plenty of … Continue reading

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and our toilet seat broke

Last week was quite unpleasant. Not catastrophic, not calamitous, just kind of low-grade annoying. The list of unpleasantnesses is quite lengthy, but I’ve limited it to a few highlights. It started rather badly last Friday evening with somewhere between 4 … Continue reading

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counterproductive

In Make Time (the last personal development I read before taking a break for a year) the authors talk about distraction kryptonite. Distraction kryptonite is that website or app that is a complete time suck and makes you feel bad … Continue reading

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trauma

As part of Actioning my 2019 Intentions this morning I trekked by bus into the city to get a facial (trains being out of commission due to track work). Afterward I felt very relaxed and youthful if not a little … Continue reading

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the decent thing to do is to get up early once it’s morning

Because it’s late and I’m impossibly tired I’m channeling my inner Sei Shōnagon with a list! [1] Amusingly named clothing stores spotted in the My Lord | Lumine 2 Department Stores in Shinjuku, January 2019: + fint + seemy. by … Continue reading

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