Category: life

Who is the most annoying person of 2011?

The best/worst of 2011 lists are starting to come out, so I’ve decided to compile my own personal best list. It’s not definitive, nor does it really have a theme. It’s just some of the things that I liked, or that annoyed me, in 2011. Any other suggestions are welcome.

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Should feminists reclaim the “C” word?

My apologies but this post has been withdrawn from publication. It seems that some servers were blocking the site because it contained  “adult” language. Wankers!

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Look at me … I’m a lady

Apparently ladies are back in fashion. And the evidence? ‘Lady’ Gaga, ‘ladylike’ fashions (what? Like the one adorning the article???), and Margaret Thatcher (the ‘Iron Lady’).  If Lady Gaga is your standard for ladies, then you’re in trouble. She might be a lot of things, but a lady is not one of them. I’m old …

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Are men really bad at Christmas shopping?

It’s almost Christmas. Time for most men to go into a panic as they’re forced to do two of the things they hate most in the world – go shopping; and buy presents. Doc’s no different.  For weeks he’s been begging me to tell him what I want. He can’t accept that I’d really rather …

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How to eat a mango – and other tropical fruit stories

I love the tropics, and apart from the weather, the fruit is one of the things I love the most. Mangoes, mangosteen, papaya, durian, rambutan. Even the names are exotic and exciting. Surely it’s only in the tropics that somebody would think to call a fruit “passion”. Possibly after the way eating it in the …

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Is there a 12 step program for iPhone addiction?

I’m an angry birds widow. Doc got a new iPhone the other day – well, he usurped his son’s but that’s another story – and he hasn’t stopped playing with it since. Angry birds mainly. Every so often I hear a cry of “I beat my high score”, and I smile sweetly and tell him …

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