This Is My Brain On Sports


I’m not a sports fan in the least, but I just spent hours watching the European Athletics Championships with my dad (who is a huge sports fan, and I’m a fan of my dad). My very active mirror neurons not only fire but also decided to execute some of the movements I was witnessing, so I ended up kicking over a footstool while watching the triple jump final.

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An Observation About BInge-Watching


You know the relationship ritual of binge-watching tv shows together on Netflix? Yeah no. I prefer to experience things alone, because having company would feel like being watched, which would totally get in the way of experiencing.

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Notice To All Patrons!



I shall return on August 7th. Be good, be kind. xx

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An Observation About Nightlife


You know when you’re enjoying a night out with your friends and you’re in a cosy pub and you have a corner table all to yourselves and everything is lovely, and then someone brings out the idea that you should def. leave the pub and go clubbing? And you think to yourself why the dickens would you go to a place where you can’t really see or hear each other or have any kind of meaningful conversation?

And then the suspicion arises that that is what they want...

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An Observation About Efficiency


I’m a fabulously efficient shopper, especially when there’s a bit of a crowd. No browsing or looking around; beelining straight to shelves 2, 13 and 47 to get what I need, pay, get out.

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An Observation On Hawthorn


A friend of mine is on a mission to rid her garden of hawthorn hedging – “Die, hawthorn, die!”. This announcement has led to a thread on her Facebook page where everyone hates on hawthorn. How ugly it is, how thorny, how profuse, how impossible to kill, absolutely the plant, from, hell.

I hardly know what hawthorn looks like and have never had any opinions about it, but I now feel very sorry for poor hawthorn and want to leap to its defence.

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A Quote About Love



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Allergic To Sound


So, misophonia. While I don’t specifically enjoy listening to people masticate, I can be quite cool about it. The sound that drives me to the point of insanity: people with phlegm in their throat who just keep talking phlegmily instead of clearing their throat. *shudder* To add insult to injury (or rather, injury to insult, har har), I keep trying to clear my throat for them, so I end up with a sore throat too.

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Be You! *Conditions Apply



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An Observation About Standing Your Ground


Hey, I think I’ve evolved a little! Work today involved an almighty email conflict when a colleague wanted me to do A, because “I say so” (sic.), and I wanted to do B, for actual, practical reasons. The colleague in question is, um, domineering, and kicked up a huge fuss, involving two more colleagues plus the boss. Boss ruled in my favour, which led to an even bigger conflict, accusations of favouritism, passive aggressiveness, direct aggressiveness, and general bad behaviour.

I’ve had heart palpitations all day, I’m stressed to the max, and dread meeting the colleague later this week, but not once did I consider backing down to avoid the conflict.

Now, if I could only learn to deal with the aftermath in a healthy way I’d be golden. My coping mechanism tonight is a ton of ice cream.

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