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Is it even?
If a pregnant woman doesn’t wear Breton stripes, is she even a pregnant woman? If Simon Sweetman doesn’t hate the latest amazing chanteuse, is he even Simon Sweetman? If a celebrity hairstylist can’t sell you cocaine, is he even a celebrity hair stylist? If there’s no hessian bunting, did you even get married? If the magenta mile is now millennial pink, is it even for mamils any more? If Colin Craig doesn’t sue you, do you even exist?
Unpaid work: little jobs parents should be paid for
Fishing fidget spinners out of storm drains, couches and the dog. Rinsing the ants off the marmalade before anyone sees them and tearfully insists they be released into the backyard. Palliative care for the garden they promised they’d tend if you let them buy carrot seeds. Being honest enough at the pool to report your own kid’s Code Brown. Attending a Saturday sports field without a coffee caravan. Explaining the Gay Babadook meme without actually letting them see The Babadook.
Songs for Auckland: what’s on the charts?
Why Does Love Do This To Me? Colin Craig’s Greatest Hits. Don’t Dream It’s Over: A Hymn to the Waterview Tunnel Construction. Not Given Lightly: Anthem of the Living Wage. Six Months in a Leaky Boat and Other Waiheke Airbnb Deals. Jesus, I Was Evil: the Lost Tweets of Brian Tamaki. Dance All Around the World feat. Parris Goebel.
Tiny houses: think small to get four walls
A shopping trolley filled with all your worldly possessions, covered by a Warehouse minky blanket: sure, it’s been done, but think of the convenience. The ensuite: a camp cooker balanced on the cistern makes this a charming, affordable unit for professional couples. Under another house: a dirt floor is the latest in boho-chic and bending over is basically Pilates. A chillybin: it’s insulated; don’t be so fussy. Wheelie bin: a portable oneroom apartment. Lie it down for sleeping, stand it up for standing up. Comes complete with a window/balcony/lid.