I was chatting with a friend the other day about some of the wonderful cartoons the ABC used to air when I was growing up. It was at that point that someone reminded me just how grim The Animals of Farthing Wood actually was.
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I was sitting with Amanda and Tegan on the weekend, and we were watching old Masterchef episodes. It's funny how weird that show used to be, especially the intro sequence for each of the contestants.
Not long after, I found myself in the finals of a tournament with Nintendo's favourite anti-hero, Waluigi. And it got me thinking something really dumb for this week's Off Topic.
Mother's Day isn't this weekend, but it's not far away. I know this, because my inbox is already getting a barrage of emails about it. And because I'm not brave enough to put "Tell Us About Your Mother" as a headline on a website with gamers, for this week's Off Topic let's talk about parents in general.
So I've had the misery of working from home today - not because working from home blows, but because we had another of those dreaded rituals: house inspections.
At best, house inspections are painless. Most of the time, they're pretty awful. So for this week's Off Topic, let's talk about the nightmares of renting.
Keyboards don't seem like the sort of thing you'd pay too much attention to. You pick one that looks nice or fits your budget and plonk it on your desk. Done. Right? Not always.
There are enough different models out there with different bells and whistles that you can pay a lot of attention to keyboards and get quite snobby about it. Especially when you consider the amount of hours you can spend using it.
Earlier this week Tegan decided to flex her baking muscle, by way of making shortbread. Every now and again someone in the office has a crack, which tends to cheer everyone up. And it's also a useful opportunity to solve one important question for this week's Off Topic: what's the best kind of cookie?
It's a bit hot in Australia right now, especially Sydney. Of course, that does legitimise one very important thing: frozen treats. So for this week's Off Topic, I want to know: what's your favourite frozen treat?