10 Rules for traveling with Tim

There are many small rules we all impose on ourselves and others in ordinary life, these become magnified to an incredible degree when trapped together for a prolonged period of time. Anyone who has ever struggled to find a place to hide the body of a former loved one during a road trip because they wouldn’t stop singing show tunes can attest to a few things, firstly that dead weight is really heavy, and second that the most normal people can become intolerable without a few ground rules in place.

The Outlandish Origin story of Waipu

In the 18th and 19th century wealthy Scotsmen decided that the English had a point years ago when they said that the problem with Scotland was that it was filled with Scottish people. The result was something called the Highland Clearances where they did everything in their power to remove families from their homesteads and…

Kappa

The Kappa inhabit the local rivers in what I assume is a conspiracy with the adult populous to keep those damn kids out of the water. Legend has it that they are compelled to bow in return if bowed to, this combined with the depression in their head that  holds water and the fact that…

Innapropriate fundraisers

Every year I am reminded of how stupid fundraisers can be, I applaud their efforts but would like to see a little more sense applied to their choice of events. I have MS and like most suffer from pretty intense and unpredictable vertigo. The result of this is that I no longer ride a bike…

It is a microwave, not a bomb

So I live with and work with this guy who I am certain hums the mission impossible theme and does dive rolls when using the microwave, I am certain of this as he seems to believe it is in fact a bomb. Every day I return from work to find between one and five seconds…

Give a man a fish foundations

Few things cause me to want to reach into the television and choke someone more than the commercials for these sickening organizations. Let it be stated very clearly : Giving someone food does not cure endemic starvation! I will limit my argument to Africa as despite the issues being nearly universal among famine blighted areas…