Randoms 5

Randoms 5

I’ve realised recently that I view corporate clothing, especially suits, as scammers clothing. I just don’t think that suits make you look good. Most people look uncomfortable in them and even worse, are ill-fitting. I think you look tidier in clothes that make you feel happy. So why scammers clothing? Because most people inexplicably trust suits (or at least view them as authority) and I think scammers like to wear them so they feel authoritative.


I think I’ve decided not to go to my graduation. I kind of wanted to go but I’d have to go on my own, and spending $500 (when you add up flights, accommodate, graduation fee/gown hire & random food/cabs) to queue alone with strangers lost its appeal. $500 could be spent much better on something else!


Randoms 5


Randoms 5


A few people suggested I do something special or fun for me. Only I’m drawing a blank. There’s a local fish and chip shop we tend to go to for birthdays. It’s delicious but expensive. Hence why we only do it for birthdays and stuff.


I keep having sinus pain. I think I get more allergies in autumn than spring or summer. I have no idea what actually causes my allergies so I’m going to blame it on trees, even though they’re taller than me and could probably win in a fight. It’s making me hate smokers more than usual. Sooooo sensitive to it.


I’m writing some of this in a quiet carriage. Two guys are chatting quietly Β nearby. Someone keeps eyeballing them the second they make a sound. Do people know quiet DOES NOT mean silent?


My competition for a weekend family pass to Oz Comic-Con is still running, so you still have time to enter!


People I’ve wanted to taser recently:

  • People who leave massive gaps at traffic lights, then slowly creepy forward, making it look like you left the ridiculous gap.
  • Smokers (see above)
  • People who run in front of buses. Though I guess if they keep doing that, I won’t have to taser them because one day they’ll do it to a bus that can’t slam on the brakes in time.
  • People who drive at inconsistent speeds. It’s really not hard to maintain a speed in a car…


People I haven’t wanted to taser recently:

  • Me


I found out that there may be “drilling and internal wiring” to get the NBN so now I have to talk to my real estate. They are so slow at getting back to us that I fear I’ll never get NBN. It’ll cost me just over $100 to break my contract with Telstra & move to the Optus unlimited plan so I need to get Optus to credit me $100 for it to be financially viable.


I was listening to a podcast about alcohol and while I’ve written about this before, it seems that people still can’t grasp that a drinker may not drink. I’m not a non drinker but I don’t drink often. So more often than not, I turn down or refuse a drink. And then people assume I’m a non drinker. Nope. Some wines I really like. I just don’t often want them. I feel like the internet of health and wellness promotes moderation and then doesn’t believe anyone who can moderate.


Also, remember to check out my link up on Bloggers And Bacon on Friday, a little something something will be on there.

20 Replies to “Randoms 5”

  1. I run in front of buses but only when I feel I’m going to miss them and desperately need to get on them. Please don’t taser me! Good point about the moderation and the interwebs, but don’t worry, I’ll drink your share πŸ™‚

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      Naw, ok, I won’t taser you πŸ™‚ And you’re welcome to my share of the wine!

  2. It seems as though we are the last area in all of Mackay to gain access to the NBN. My kids are going nuts with the wait.

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      We finally got access last last year but with contracts and real estate…still not hooked up. I need to just do it!

  3. Lol inconsistent speeds is so annoying!!!

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      And it’s so easy to just..drive… like normally haha.

  4. I love your randomness. Congrats on finishing your course. I’m sure you’ll find some way to celebrate.

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      I’ll think of something eventually!

  5. A very random post. LOL. Speaking of random, I’m loving your Instagram posts with snippets of blogging advice. x

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      Oh thanks! I completely forgot to schedule them in Feb, but at least I’ve started them up again.

  6. This is a funny post girl!
    Please go to your graduation! You will always remember it, even if you’re the only one there. X

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      It doesn’t look like the money will be there πŸ™

  7. Ah love your random writing – little scraps of the things running through your mind. Maybe just a day doing nothing but writing could be a treat?

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      That’s a good idea – find a place to write in for a day…hmm πŸ™‚

  8. I can think of someone I want to taser right now lol. I love the random ramblings that spill out of your mind. I’m not a fan of suits either, especially in Queensland! #teamIBOT

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      Ugh yes, I was at a big hotel for work the other year and a manager had a buttoned up, very thick-fabric suit and was sweating through it. I don’t know how that is considered to be looking professional. It looked awful.

  9. So true about the suits thing. When I went into Sydney on a week day it was full of unhappy looking people moving about in grey/black formal clothing ..women and men. I was glad I never had to work in an environment that demanded a suit. Certainly in teaching and being a principal there was a dress code but never had the full suit thing..except for the most formal of occasions and even then I would add colour somewhere.

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      I know some industries are all black suits all the time…but I don’t think I could work in them!!

  10. I’m not a fan of suiting for myself and I’m grateful to work in an office with a fairly relaxed dress code but I can appreciate a handsome dude in a well-fitting suit.

    Can I be your licensed taser representative here in Adelaide? I am aligned to your requirements.

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      I’ll have to decide if I subcontract or franchise my taser needs πŸ™‚

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