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August 31st 2014 21:00


Mr Spoken Word has trying to figure out my origins. "I'll bet you it's Taree," he said.

"Not telling," I said.

"Port Macquarie?"

"Not telling."

"Lake Macquarie?"

"Not telling."

"Newcastle?"

"Not telling."

"Gosford?"

"Not telling."

He has been at it for months. "My wife is ashamed of where she grew up so I can understand why you don't want people to know where you came from." Not that that has stopped him from trying. That said once he mentioned the hick town I grew up in and said "I don't like that place. It's a hole."


I burst out laughing as it was exactly how I described it.

"There's nothing to do there," he continued. "No arts scene."

"Exactly. People say it's nice as it's near the water but so what? Not everyone likes that. And the people who live there are constantly bagging Sydney. They just can't handle Sydney has more to offer."

The worst part was the hole's insularity; I remember being knocked back from interviews as potential employers in Sydney were worried I would move back to the hole after a few months. I had to put INTENDING TO RELOCATE TO SYDNEY in a large typeface on my resume to overcome this problem.

Coincidentally Brett has a new client who is based at the hick town.

"Do you think about me when you are dealing with him?" I asked.

"Yes."


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Not my eye!

August 28th 2014 21:00


Grey One has been in a foul mood again. She bit and scratched me twice while I was grooming her. Then last night she scratched my face. She could have taken my eye out. To top it off, she peed twice in the living room and I found cat hair on the toilet seat. Does that mean she has been trying to drink from the toilet bowl while she is alone during the day? Bad cat.



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New Job

August 27th 2014 21:00



This is the first thing I see the moment I exit the train station on my way to work. Is the cat god trying to tell me something?

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Tailless Tortie's Profile

August 26th 2014 21:00
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Lucky Cat

August 25th 2014 21:00
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Malouf

August 24th 2014 21:00


After a long hiatus I finally caught up with Brett.

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Darwin Award Recipient

August 21st 2014 21:00


OMG. On my first day to work at a new job I stopped by Martin Place station – which tends to be quieter than Wynyard – to get a train timetable. But as usual whenever I have to get something done quickly there was another stupid talking primate in front of me in the queue with a complicated request.

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The Nice way of Getting rid of People

August 20th 2014 21:00
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The day before I encountered those three people asking me questions about the trains before and while I was on the train I was on my way to the bank when a woman from a charity said hello before trying to initiate a conversation with me.

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Do I Look Like I Work for City Rail?

August 19th 2014 21:00


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Fred Doesn't get it

August 18th 2014 21:00
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