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Punchlinese

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One of my less than endearing traits is that I like to supply the missing word in a sentence for friends and family. The trick is not to be obvious. “I need to…” says your friend and stops mid sentence. “Stop being such a big girl’s blouse,” an obvious man would say. That’s weak. Strictly […]

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Waiting Room

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I’m an insomniac. I am rarely asleep before 3am. I have a friend ‘Colin’, who occasionally drunk dials me late at night. He’s never managed to wake me. Once I was actually about to go to bed. It was 4.30am.  Lately, when the phone rings, I would like it very much to be Colin posing […]

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TWIMTB #2

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This Week In Mr Trivia’s Bubble returns. Or to quote William Blake – it’s “back in the ring to take another swing.” Once again the quotidian details of my life fills an entire blog post with minutiae and stuff that will not be on any test. Unless we all get very unlucky and the requirement […]

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TWIMTB

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This Week In Mr Trivia’s Bubble Monday. Sick at home and thus unable to educate today’s youth to not say LOL as a word. Not that I can manage this even when I’m there. I discover day-time television is as terrible as night-time television with a couple of subtle differences. Day-time TV is filled with […]

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Stormy Weather

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Hail! Do you get it Perthites? We had a big storm yesterday evening and among the high winds and the flooding it brought giant hailstones, so I said… Yeah. The storm was threatening all day, but at one point the more optimistic among us thought it was going to pass by.

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Gabbling

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My friend Miss Pink is playing the part of Aunt Julia in a production of  Hedda Gabler.  I was excited by this because I studied Ibsen at school and Uni. I remember thinking Hedda and A Doll’s House was great stuff.  Now, I’m worried that I might have ruined the Ibsen experience for myself in […]

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Birthday Nosh

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I had my birthday last week and my parents treated me to a yum cha lunch. Whenever I have yum cha, I reflect that this method of noshing is proabably best enjoyed by those better at hitting the ‘stop’ button than I am.

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Bacon and Eggs Review #001

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I was raised in the hospitality biz. My people are itinerant restaurateurs. Travelling from Perth suburb to Perth Suburb they established restaurants and a lunch bar. My mother had a knack of making good food, which continues, but only domestically these days. Her prime time eatery days are behind her. I don’t pretend to be […]