. Mamamia Friends, I am passing a gift on to you all. I have no need for it anymore - I got hitched, had a kid, and never go anywhere interesting these days. But I don’t want this gift to go to waste. I’m going to give you an ice breaker – or, let’s call a spade a spade – a pick up line. It works best on men, as was my habit (but feel free to let me know if it works on women as well). It works just as equally on one individual, or a whole group at a party. If you find yourself struggling to generate conversation in... more
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Angie Holst lives in Cronulla, Sydney with her husband and daughter - they live near the beach in a sunny and happy existence and have most definitely NEVER taken part in a race riot.... Angie is currently on 12 months maternity leave and had told all her colleagues that she was looking forward to being a lady of leisure for a year - she is still waiting for that leisure time to kick in.
I feel I can quite comfortably describe myself as a competent person. I have achieved in life, have pieces of paper to quantify my competence, I appreciate complex literature and understand abstract ideas. However, I have come to find that there are a few things in my life that barely touch the surface of my intellect, and in fact hit the edge of my brain and ricochet back off into the ether. I’ve reflected on this and have decided that what I have is a disorder called selective intelligence. In this way, I... more
Last week as I half listened to the tedious cricket commentary, I noted that Mark Taylor said he would have to tape an episode of “Alcatraz” because it was on so late at night. I snorted from the kitchen and cried ‘Tape? Tape!’ as I kept stacking the dishwasher. But it brought to mind something that my husband and I quite often reflect on with amusement: it’s our discussion, “how funny will it sound when we explain to our daughter.....” Now a bit of context: we are Gen Xers in our... more