Posts by Joanna

  • Legal Beagle: Suicide Reporting; or, The…,

    I was really surprised to read actually here on Public Address how Charlotte Dawson had killed herself, and at the time I wondered if that was actually legal, so this post has cleared it up for me (given that it occurred overseas).

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  • Feed: Meals for Me, in reply to Carol Stewart,

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  • Feed: Meals for Me, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Definitely, I am allllllllll about the starch. Mashed potatos made with yoghurt (as well as butter of course) or with smoked butter are amazing with stew, I've developed a bit of a thing for brown rice (which I always cook double the amount of, so I can toss the rest into leftover Foodbag salads for lunch), and it's totally worth spending an extra dollar to get Italian pasta at the supermarket now that I can no longer buy Barilla.

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  • Feed: Meals for Me,

    I'm lucky enough to have a standalone freezer as well as the one on my fridge, and there are few things I love as much as spending a good chunk of a weekend filling up the freezer with individual servings of slow cooked stews, bolognese or empanadas. I never dine alone though, because my cats are always watching and waiting, hoping to be thrown a metaphorical or literal bone...

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  • Hard News: Weirder yet, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Here's my one thought on the matter: I bloody LOVE the #RockEnrol name. That is all.

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  • Speaker: Need,

    Gonna email all the beauty product PR companies who send me stuff to review and see what they can do about providing toiletries...

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  • Hard News: How a thing happens, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    it's amazing how many emails from PR people - and otherwise very thorough and objective journalists, for that matter - ended with the words "And on a personal note, allow me to say...")

    I think too often we forget that businesses are made up of people. Like when I emailed my bank manager to thank her (as my representative of the bank) for them pulling their ads, she was like "yeah I was really relieved about that too", and I've written before about the truly excellent response I had from Vodafone in relation to some horrible blog comments coming from their IP. Just because their primary directive is to make money, doesn't mean they're run by robots.

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  • Hard News: Local interest,

    We've been polling candidates over at The Wellingtonista for Wellington, obviously, and WCC Watch has done some good work too, like how in shocking news, privileged middle age white men are acting like privileged old white men.

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  • Hard News: The shaky ground of…, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    And in the '80s when my dad worked for Telecom, he was given a psychometric test to do. He thought it was bunk so he got me to do it (I was about 13). The testing people could tell something was up but couldn't pick that the answers were those of a teenage girl.

    that was the plotline of a Simpsons episode after Homer wore a pink shirt to work and had to do a test and got Bart to fill it in. He ended being sent to a mental hospital with Michael Jackson...

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  • Up Front: Everyone is Wrong. And Right. Whatever.,

    And believe it or not, not every misog-troll is some techno-wizard. They’re sad little gits who shit on uppity women because they can, because they’re never had to face any cost or consequences.

    I got a super not nice comment on my website not too long ago, in response to a post I'd written about getting date-raped, in which the lovely commentator took it upon himself (I'm assuming) to tell me that clearly I'd enjoyed it and it was going to happen again. The comment came from a vodafone IP address, and so I asked Vodafone on Twitter about, and they were amazing. They called me up straight away to talk about it, sent the guy a letter telling him he'd violated their terms of service, and gave me more information about making a police complaint if I wanted to. I only wish that I could have seen the face of the guy when he got the letter, when he saw that actions have consequences. I am really grateful for how great Vodafone was in dealing with it.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 723 posts Report Reply

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