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Today I Got Served

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Today, karma happened; I did something naughty, and got punished for it. I’d been in possession of an old, slightly tired laptop with a dent on its lid for some months, which sat bored and unused in a cupboard in the living room, waiting to be dealt with someday in the future. Early last week, I finally took it to a shop that buys used laptops, DVDs, etc. Something like a pawn shop, but more of […]

Things I Saw Today: Part 1

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I’m introducing a new regular segment to Taggle Talk called “Things I Saw Today”. The title pretty much sums it up, but I must insert a disclaimer: not all of these things were seen today. You see, the last few weeks have been ridiculously busy (what with it being my final few weeks of university and all), and I haven’t had time to breathe, let alone put a post together. Perhaps you’ve noticed? If so, […]

How Does One Know When And Where To Draw The Line?

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The title question isn’t just to grab your attention – I genuinely need an answer here, people. You see, I’ve recently encountered a number of different situations, mostly in public, which have left me confused and unsure as to where I should draw “the line”. (There’s no such thing as a straight line in my world, by the way. My sort of lines are crooked, wavy, or swirly. And I’m yet to master the art of stopping […]

The Art Of Giving Compliments

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I occasionally do a spin circuit class on Wednesday mornings at the gym. At the end of the class, there is five-minutes dedicated to stretching, and some of the stretches require a partner. Two weeks ago I partnered up with a small, blonde woman who had the most beautiful blue eyes I’ve ever seen. That is not an exaggeration. They were disproportionally large compared to other peoples’ eyes, but perfectly proportionate to her own features. […]

A Rose Among Thorns

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Once upon a time I’d have written “amongst” in that title, but my study of journalism has convinced me that the word “amongst” is dead, as is “whilst”, “thus”, “interestingly”, and any word that has a shorter substitute. My study has me confused as to whether those commas should be on the inside of the quotation marks as different style-guides provide contradicting answers. I have learned that puns and clichés should be avoided at all costs, so I suppose […]