Adventures of the Cosmic Hobo


An experiment in avoiding work part 1 Avoiding Work

Determining how to best avoid work depends wholly on how you define “work”. I’m going to go ahead and define work as something that I don’t like enough that I would do it for free (to be clear, avoiding work for my purposes here does not mean sitting around watching TV and eating Bon Bons). For most people work is a necessity in order to...

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A new home- now with less toilet paper! Travel

Getting used to a new home is always an interesting process. Even more so if it’s in a whole new country. On the housing side sometimes it ranges from awesome new discoveries.. “OMG the cable is free and the neighbour is gorgeous” to the more alarming “holy shit this place has a mosquito infestation and the neighbor’s kid is a drummer with a practice space...

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Hobo gets a job Travel

To be clear I have not pounded the pavement looking for a job in about 15 years so this whole thing is quite a different experiences from submitting your resume to an automated system and having it evaluated by someone you don’t know who may or may not call you. It’s going into shops saying hi and hoping they like your vibe. My intel on...

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Thai-landing Travel

On arrival in Bangkok we were hit by the familiar smell of equal parts temple incense, delicious street food and stinky rotting stuff. This city does not sleep and as we drove into town at 1 am on a Tuesday the streets were teeming with activity.   The hotel we stayed at was in the more business traveler part of town of Sukhumvit rather than...

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A wedding, an election and plenty of visits Travel

The last few weeks have been a pretty interesting time to be in the US. We visited both Texas and California – two states that have long established, yet opposite, voting patterns. Although Texas is a red state we were not in a red household (that would have been awkward). We were greeted on November 2 by Pat’s (Mike’s step mom) politically expressive Halloween decorations...

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Creativity

They (Scientific American) say creativity is activated by being open to new experiences and doing things differently. Well that explains why I can write so freely and copiously when i’m travelling but completely dry up once I get home and resume my routine. Sitting in my government building looking at a screen all day is not exactly as inspiring as say, wandering markets in Asia,...

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Snaggle toothed beast in wreck cargo hold Travel

Im picking up this blogging thing again because i’m finally about to do something interesting enough to write about. Its equal parts incredibly exciting and sh*t yer pants scary. I am going to quit my government job and move to Thailand and be a dive instructor. So now you’re thinking like “OMG are you 21?- jeesh how irresponsible… the pension! The benefits! She is for...

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The Mundane

Like many reasonably environmentally conscious women I recently decided to experiment  with deodorant thats not a chemical stew of aluminum, perfume and many other unpronounceable, undoubtedly carcinogenic ingredients. This little adventure spanned about 6 months 4 different methods to avoid dreaded B.O. and wrecked clothes. Now i’m not terribly stinky (or at least nobody has pointed that out- i’m looking at you friends) but I do cycle to...

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The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove – By Christopher Moore Book Reviews

The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove and Practical Demonkeeping I’ll write about these two together as my comments apply equally to both short books. These books were recommended to me after a call out over Facebook for something light to read (I’d just finished a whole bunch of quite heavy books in a row and needed to renew my faith in humankind and literature) ....

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