Lady love

Buzz and Bruno

One of the unexpected joys of singledom is the unfettered amount of time you get to spend with your female friends. I didn’t have many friends when I was a kid. I was fat, had a mullet and spent most of my childhood in a horrible state of anxiety. That’s why I feel like I have […]


I am starting to find internet dating soul destroying. My friend calls it That made me laugh a lot. I have tried out RSVP, OKCupid, Tinder and now eHarmony. When I was living in the country, I gave Harvest Dating a go too. Here’s my take on it – RSVP: A hot bed of confirmed […]

Building a new nest


Much to my relief, I moved into my own place on the weekend. I have been housesitting and staying with friends for the past two months but I’m ready to have my own room again (I am a decorating tragic!). I can’t help but think this is a wonderful opportunity. After losing most of my […]

Tinder is fun


In my ongoing quest to meet a man who is not a douchebag, I signed up to Tinder, the Gen Y version of a dating site. Basically, it’s a hot or not app that’s linked to Facebook so you flick through pictures of people near you and say yes or no. If they say yes […]

My life is a country song

Country album

My cat died, I lost my stuff in a fire and the guy I like doesn’t want a girlfriend. If I had access to a beer right now, I would be crying into it. It’s the Chinese year of the Black Water Snake and truthfully, if I had a shovel I would be chasing that goddamn […]

OKCupid is funny

Wondering if OKCupid is for you? Here are a few guidelines to help you figure out if this rapidly growing social dating site is your ticket to true love. Are you a web developer? Do you like meeting other web developers? There’s a disproportionately large number of web developers on this site. I estimate one […]

Rage against beige


You know that poem about raging against the dying of the light? In mid-life, I think we need to rage against beige. I can feel the conservatism creeping in. The sensible decisions and the early nights; the flossing and the broccoli. Mid-life is full of dull. Superannuation, health insurance, servicing the car. The mailbox is full […]

How to cut down on stuff

House move

I’ve just moved house for the third time in two years, an activity that has forced me to focus on stuff. Actual stuff. Books, plates, old birthday cards, my collection of cords; I don’t know what they’re for but they look important. I am determined not to get myself into this situation again. Hence, my stuff avoidance plan: Join a […]



Why isn’t there a word for excited + scared? I have always had this thing where I become extremely anxious whenever anything really good happens. It makes precisely no sense. I was awake most of last night suffering from this condition. The reason? I was offered – and accepted – my dream job as a […]

Be yourself

Billy Connolly

I have developed a bit of a philosophical crush on Billy Connolly aka ‘The Big Yin’. Why? Because after reading one of his books, it’s vividly apparent that he is 100% authentic. He doesn’t lie. He doesn’t try to puff himself up. He is fearlessly opinionated and self-aware. If it’s cold, he’ll complain about freezing his […]