Archive for the ‘Ramblings’ Category

Ramblings: Death to Maggi

August 31, 2008

No, that’s not a typo. I am referring to the brand that makes Two Minute Noodles. I made some up for lunch today, and I’ve been feeling queasy ever since.


Ramblings: I’ve Created A New Verb

August 24, 2008

Assessmenting. The act of completing assessment tasks. Synonymous with ‘beating one’s head against a brick wall’.


Ramblings: Misadventures of a Social Dipstick

August 17, 2008

Oi… Sometimes I wonder why I leave the house. Every time I do, it becomes increasingly apparent that I have no idea how to communicate with other people, let alone make friends. The fact that I have any friends at all is a no small miracle.

However, I have picked up on one conversational… thingy that can be employed during lulls in the talking: ask about the Wiggles.

I know, it sound ridiculous. But when you’re in your late teens/early twenties, the Wiggles are such a random thing to talk about that everyone’s got something to say, and everyone’s opinions are going to be a bit different, and before you know it, BAM! Instant discussion. About the Wiggles. It’s surprisingly effective.

So… yeah. That’s all I’ve got.



P.S. I’m on Twitter now. If you’re interested, username is “Bronzethumb”.

Ramblings: Clowns to the left of me, 19th century French novelists to the right

August 11, 2008

Studying has ruined me for any kind of “ism”. Year 9 and 10 Science completely ruined creationism for me. Year 11 and 12 ruined postmodernism (though to be fair, that subject was never very interesting to begin with). The autumn semester at Uni shot to bits any appreciation I had for classicism. And now I’m studying realism, and writing a critical essay on how it relates to Madame Bovary, and I feel like banging my head against the desk until I’m too concussed to write.

Disestablishmentarianism, watch out.


Ramblings: Uh… stuff happens?

August 3, 2008

University started back a couple of weeks ago, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. I really like Uni. I mean, aside from the ‘having to do assignments’ bit, I get to spend a few hours a week talking to a bunch of people who love writing and know their stuff. And the people in my classes are just plain cool. Not to mention that the UniBar, a cafe and a good make-your-own-sandwich place are only five minutes away at the most.


Ramblings: A Mars Bar saved my life

June 4, 2008

No joke.

I went into Woolworths yesterday to pick up some groceries. No big deal. And while I was there I bought a Mars Bar because I was hungry and it was a while until dinner time. Once I was in my car I unwrapped the bar and started eating it, holding it in my mouth while I slowly started the car and drove towards the carpark exit. Now, I’m driving really slowly because I’m eating a Mars Bar no-handed while driving. I swear to God, I was being really safe.

I get to the exit. This is an “exit only” bit, so there should be no cars coming in from this place. Yet when I’m about twenty metres from the exit some dickweed speeds around the corner, up the exit and past me, missing me by centimetres.

And all I can think of is the fact that if I hadn’t been eating my Mars Bar and subsequently driving very slowly out of the carpark, there’d have been a head-on collision instead of a near miss.

There. Just felt like relaying a story. That is all.

Ramblings: I’ve lost my shirt, I’m on my rings

May 6, 2008

Get the idea? I’ve had a cock-up of a day, made all the worse by the knowledge that it’s my fault in no small part.

Let me backtrack.

This story began last night, when I started coming down with a flu. This was bad, not just because I hate the flu, but because today I was supposed to be finishing the folding for my pamphlet delivery job, and then delivering them all in the afternoon. When I got up this morning I felt like crap, with a major headache, sore throat, the sniffles, the shivers, and a feeling of general discontent.


Ramblings: Not Happy, Jan!

April 30, 2008

I’m sure that parking inspectors are nice, friendly, humble, god-fearing folk of the highest moral calibre. Parking fines, on the other hand… them I frakkin’ hate!

*grrr, argh*

Ramblings: Talk to Me!

April 29, 2008

Could someone please leave a comment? Seriously, I feel like I’m talking to myself. Which is the second sign of insanity.

What’s the first sign of insanity, you might ask? When I get an appropriate amount of comments I’ll tell you, but only then! Mwahahaha!

Seriously, though: two comments. ‘Cause that’d be awesome.

Ramblings: All the Small Things

April 28, 2008

Perhaps its because I’m a guy, or perhaps it’s a result of growing up with my particular family, or going to my particular schools, or whatever, but since I was a kid I’ve always been taught not to complain about little things. You know what I mean? Those little things that annoy you and make you fighting mad, but in the grand scheme of things they aren’t that important and don’t seem worth mentioning.