The Unchecked Baggage


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5 things I thought would be different when I left home

It has been almost 10 years since I left home and went out into the wild, scary, unknown world of adulthood living. I feel like I was truly and utterly underprepared for what was out there, and had I known,... Continue Reading →

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger…or maims you horrifically for life

I like that saying: "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger"(WDKYMYS). It sounds good, it's inspirational. It makes you think "Heck, things were tough/awful/soul destroying - but I'm still here!!" People have appropriated that saying into songs (looking at you... Continue Reading →

Encounters with morons

There are  few people who's advice I truly value. My parents (because they have known me since before I was just a tiny puke-inducing parasite in my mothers stomach and they honestly want what's best for me), a handful of... Continue Reading →

Oh Chicago, the things I would do to you…AKA how to win at being an Aussie in the US of A

Yay I'm officially 25 and older than I've ever been. Highfive parents! I survived my early twenties. Now we just need to get me married off  to some crazy-person brave/stupid enough and sprogged up and you guys can breathe a... Continue Reading →

I want to be thin, but I really want to eat all this cheese.

Ah the first world problems I face as a wealthyish (hahaha) educated (excuse me while I cry into my MFA in Creative Writing) white (yep) woman (yepyepyep). I am bombarded by all these bodies on television and in Print media,... Continue Reading →

Should I eat this expired Pork?

Things you don't know that only Google/Your parent can answer. Should I eat this Expired Pork? It's best before date is 3 days ago, but it seems okay and it's been in the fridge...? Google says: NO! Dad says: Yes.... Continue Reading →

My Accent is not as strong as YOUR accent, AKA: Autistic vs Artistic and THAT awkward misunderstanding

I've lived in Canada for over two years now, and sometimes I feel like I'm speaking Cantonese when interacting with the North Americans (I can, for the record speak some Cantonese, but it's mostly Dim Sum and swear you... Continue Reading →

Literal Advice I can take from Pop Songs: AKA how to win like Ke$ha

Put a Milkshake in your yard and boys will come there  Thanks Kelis! Getting a new boyfriend was never so easy. My hair can be made into a whip Willow Smith has one apparently, and her dad is Will Smith,... Continue Reading →

Animals I would be better at being than a human

7. An Elephant Because: Elephants are wise and big and nobody can really fuck with them (except evil poachers). They have great family lives (have you SEEN the footage of the baby elephant being reunited with its mum? TEAR JERKER!) I... Continue Reading →

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