Dec 13, 2011

Procedural Skills

"Now I just need you to extend your arm forwards. Yes, like that... And the other one.... yep, good. Okay, now can I get you to turn your hands over- no. No, stop that. No- just- Put your hands down- NICKI, THE MACARENEA IS NOT A DIAGNOSTIC TEST."

Dec 7, 2011

The Shire of Bland

"I think it's time for water crackers."

"I love water crackers."

"Me too; I'll get the dips."

"You know, I love them so much that I would quite happily eat them bland."

"Yes, I'll drink to that."

"... we lead interesting lives."


"I notice I tend to go for the little bit-at-a-time approach, whereas you just get massive chunks of dip."

"We have complementary methods."

"We have complementary ways of eating dip?"

later still:

"... It's not really dip- appropriate weather, is it?"

"Please stop saying things I feel obligated to include in the blog."

We do. It's a legitimate thing.


"So let me get this straight. Jim and Brenton are sat in the labs at uni discussing it, while you and I are sat here, discussing it, and you and Brenton are texting each other to inform both parties of the separate discussions that are occurring simultaneously about the same thing."

"Err, yes."

"You know what I think? I think we should just form a committee. We can all sit down and raise various motions and take votes. That would be far, far easier for all involved."

"But then how would we handle the Spanish Confessionals?"

Cup-o'-tea Count: An adequate amount for good confabulation.

Dec 6, 2011

I think I speak for everyone when I say "MEDICINE; YOU WEIRD."

"You won't believe this, but there is such a thing as- well, firstly you should know that I'm doing a bit on ear infections- and one of the cures is called an aural toilet."

"An oral toilet? That makes no sense. Also it's a bit gross."

"No, no, no. An aural toilet. It's... well, I suppose it's a toilet that goes in your ear."


"Yeah. I'll see if I can find a picture... oh, nope, that's just actual people sitting on actual toilets. Ooh, but there's a good one here of an elephant sat on a giant loo."

"An aural toilet is an elephant sat on a giant loo? Remind me never to go the doctors ever again."

Dec 2, 2011

Uni Life

"Man, I love being a Uni student. It's 8:30 and I still have plans to go out and stand by a street to take photos for my I&P course, and then go drinking and video game playing after that. This is great! It's like the evening is my morning all over again!"

"Yes, well you live in a twilight zone. Every day is like that for you."

Nov 25, 2011

Fun and Games

"I'm bored; entertain me!" 
"Okay here's a fun game. I'm sending you on a treasure hunt, and you only get two clues. The object I want you to find has roughly the same dimensions as a DVD and written somewhere on it is "El Orphanato, a film by Guillermo Del Toro." 
"You're a little bit shit sometimes, aren't you?"

5 Minutes Later 
"Not only is that a shit game, but I have also just lost it." 

Nov 23, 2011

On Tea, featuring Brenton

"I keep forgetting how much I like it between cups. Sometimes, there are even cups of tea that I take entirely for granted."
Brenton, a fellow lover of tea:
"Wow. That's a terrible thing to say."
"But then every once in a while I'll have tea and think 'there really is nothing better than this.' I mean I have it when I'm working or when I'm reading and I don't really take time out to appreciate it; it's just kind of there like a really good friend... and then some days you realise that your really good friend is totally top notch and you get all emotional about it. That is what my relationship with tea is like." 
"... That is really just oddly specific."