Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A thoroughly modern dilemma

Prudence has long disagreed with organised religion - it has been and remains responsible for more pain, suffering and premature death than any other cause in history. Including reality TV.

So, she wonders (not very hard, admittedly), is it unethical for an avowed atheist to shop at church-run op shops?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Someone really should have been paying attention

Prudence loves a public display of irony.

Among some 920 breakfasters (including James Packer and Christian Porter), Prudence listened to Kerry Stokes deliver a long advertisement for Channel 7, a merger between Channel 7 and The West Australian newspaper and the newspaper itself.

Projected onto an enormous screen behind Stokes was an image of hands holding the front and back page of today's paper.

Sporting a typo.

Most surprising was that no-one else seemed to notice.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

No, it's not like that at all

Prudence is trying very, very not to become a cliche about which she has been scathing - the real estate wanker.

But it is interesting how many of one's friends are fascinated with potential purchases.

Fortunately the same friends are equally as disgusted as Prudence at the crimes against English grammar and syntax (don't even mention style).

Some observations:
  • Very few houses are exceptional, none are unique. No really.
  • Perhaps 5% of the backyards described as gigantic, are even vaguely sizable.
  • None of the kitchens so described would impress a chef.
  • Sort after is not an adjective.
  • Your is a possessive. Always. If one wishes to say, for example: if you're looking for..., that's how it should be written.
  • There is no delight in renovation. Ever.
  • BO stands for something much more personal than buyers over.
  • It really helps if the dishes are done and put away when photographing said chef's kitchens.
  • Feature walls are an abomination.
  • Few locations are as desirable as described. Such a word does smack of desperation.
  • If the agent needs to mention that said house is a good alternative to renting, it most probably isn't.
  • If the agent needs to implore: what more can you want? There is much, much more one could want.
One does hope this process is over quickly.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Life, in all its everyday-ness

Prudence's gorgeous friend D, possessed of 1940s screen siren looks, lives a life of which Prudence is unashamedly covetous.

This arrived yesterday: sorry stilted typing---cradling solo duckling, asleep in my palm :o)

Which is the best email Prudence has ever received.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

End of discussion

Prudence just adores Stephen Fry.

On Qi last night the following was uttered:

"That was a laughable misunderstanding.

"And I am, of course, using the word laughable completely incorrectly."

Prudence hopes to find herself in a conversation, soon, where she can use such a witticism.

Monday, March 14, 2011


Pussy-cat Lola: Meow.

Beloved: Yeah, I know.

Pussy-cat Lola: Meow.

Beloved: Well, I did warn you.

Pussy-cat Lola: Meow-ow-ow.

Beloved: Now you're being unreasonable, it wasn't like that at all.

Pussy-cat Lola: Meow-OW!

At which point Prudence dispensed the fish-shaped biscuits and cut short the conversation.

To Lola's relief.