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Multiplicity

Our router broke and it’s taking three days to get a new one. Meanwhile, no wireless at home. AHAHAHAH I KNOW. WHAT. Today I was getting so desperate that I contemplated going to Coffee Culture and eating cake while exploiting … Continue reading

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These turning days

Countdown to term holidays – FOUR DAYS TO GO! I may even get some marking done. My Saturday was devoted to marking, housework, friend time and babysitting; my Sunday to brunch, art, and A SECRET PROJECT. I had a mild … Continue reading

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Casting up my accounts

On Tuesday night my flatmate/landlady announced that we had a mouse infestation. She’d found mouse droppings in the cupboard where we keep the pots and pans. Dirty mouse feet had climbed over my cooking utensils, probably for weeks. I gagged. … Continue reading

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Foreshadowing

This has not been a great week. On Monday, I was very sensible. Self, I said, you have parent-teacher conferences on Tuesday night. The chances of you cooking anything at all that evening are minute. Cook your two meal dinner … Continue reading

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These fragments I have shored against my ruins

When I was a kid, Dad would often, come Friday, look at the contents of the fridge, and declare it a “Bits and Pieces dinner”, which meant he’d scrounge up everything with some vestige of nutritional content that required minimal … Continue reading

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The pleasures of competency

On Tuesday I had my observation lesson, where I 1) started a poetry unit I had lately conceived as “Love in Winter” 2) tried a new activity I had never attempted before, much less with this particular group and 3) … Continue reading

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And they did all eat, and were filled

My dad loved a nice piece of fish. Pan-fried, or in the microwave for a minute, with lemon, garlic salt, and pepper. Mash some spuds, poach an egg, steam broccoli and carrots into limp oblivion, grind more salt over everything, … Continue reading

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Deliver (to) me

My weekend sure happened. My sister stayed Saturday night on her way back to Oamaru, so on Saturday we spent a lot of time in my room 1) eating chocolate 2) watching Jane the Virgin and 3) farting. Then she … Continue reading

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Taking Stock

Last Wednesday, Nadia Lim’s My Food Bag team sent me an email and I learned what I would be cooking from Monday to Thursday. My self image doesn’t stretch to labelling myself a picky eater. I’m not vegan or vegetarian, … Continue reading

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Who was, who will be

You’re not supposed to make any sudden changes in the wake of a loved one’s death. The advice is not to do anything new, or rash, but to continue as you did before, as much as you can with what … Continue reading

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