10 Things That Give Me The Pip!!!

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Chain posts are lame, hopefully this Lego Dragon can redeem it a bit.

Firstly, let me state that I normally as a matter of principal do not subscribe to these silly niffy naffy waste-of-timey chain post type things. But this one is different. It is different because I only just started my blog and I’d rather not alienate the entire world of the interwebs while I am only just starting out or anger the internet gods that may or may not one day turn sentient and¬†enslave¬†us all.

Secondly, what’s in a name? This post should have been titled “10 Things That Piss Me Off,” but my grandmother reads this blog and she wouldn’t stand for that language and would instead opt for the politely jading “10 Things That Give Me The Pip.” So there you go. Now without further ado let’s begrudgingly get into this list:


Blog of Dad for tagging me to do this silly list (and forcing me to say “Piss,” in front of my own grandmother), however entertaining some of the responses, including his Ferry McFerry Face ramblings (read here), may be.*


DaddyPoppins can have a dishonourable mention too for tagging Blog of Dad in the first place. **

hospital horse play
Look at this good looking rooster. The photo was taken not long after I arrived in the emergency room. My wife told me to play dead, so I did.


When you get hit by a car, require multiple surgeries and 8 months later still aren’t fully healed yet the person who hit you was only fined $600. You can read about that adventure in “The Blog That Almost Wasn’t.”


When your dog gets out, gets picked up by a kindly neighbour but is then sent to the pound before you can pick her up. If you’re going to grab someone’s escaped dog at least hold onto it for a few hours to give them a chance to come get it.

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Our dog Nala prior to escaping.


When collecting your escaped canine friend from the pound results in $750 worth of fines, fees and charges (more than the person who hit you with their car was fined). You can read about that adventure in “The Puppy, The Pound and The Laundry.”


How much time I spend away from my family.


How conflicted I feel¬†when I am home with my family because I still need to “adult” and get chores done while trying to give the kids the attention the crave.

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Baby J on his first day on Earth. He is adorable and does not give me the pip, for now.


Moving house. It sucks. Moving to a new place¬†is¬†actually fun and¬†exciting¬†but all the packing, cleaning, unpacking, disconnecting and reconnecting services sucks terribly. Trying to move into two separate premises separated by 300km while expecting a baby any day is particularly sucky. You can read about that fun time in “IT’S A BOY!!! A Labour Day Story.”


The fact that Boaty McBoat Face and Ferry McFerry Face both are not a thing. They should be. The world needs more adorably named public maritime vessels.


Christmas. I love the idea of Christmas but people take what should be a happy, unifying, jovial time of year and twist into the stressful time of the year. As a result I am usually rather Grinchy. At this time of year there are many storms in tea cups raging and there doesn’t need to be. Everybody just relax and enjoy your Nana’s pavlova.


People….particularly in crowds or public settings. For some reason people seem to bring out the worst in people. If you need evidence just look at Boxing Day or Black Saturday sales.

So there you go, the 10 things that give me the pip.*** No I’m not sorry for shamelessly dropping a bunch of links to my other posts in here. If I’m going to be¬†compelled (against my better judgment)¬†into carrying on a chain post, I will seek to recoup some of that effort with some shameless self promotion.

If you have any thoughts on my list or points to add, please leave a comment below, I’d love to hear it. Also if you enjoyed this piece you can find me over on twitter here or on Instagram here. Lastly if you found this post (or any of the linked posts) enjoyable or informative and would like to subscribe to get updates when new content is posted, you can do so using the follow button.

*I don’t actually dislike Blog of Dad. This was merely for dramatic effect.

** I also do not dislike DaddyPoppins. This too was for dramatic effect.

*** This is far from my best work. Please forgive me.

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11 thoughts on “10 Things That Give Me The Pip!!!”

  1. well maybe I have bad taste because I loved this post. I nodded along, I agreed, I got outraged and I laughed to me that makes a great read! SERIOUSLY can not believe you had to pay more for your dog than the person who hit you and to pay, weird system! Mine escaped recently but my neighbour was kind enough to bath her (as she found her muddy at the park) and snuggle with her on the couch until we could rescue her, I am not sure the dog wanted to leave her new found Heavenly abode!? Although she is snuggled next to me right now on the couch so she is not hard done by! Oh and by the way I was thinking of moving, but I think you just put me off it #MondayStumble

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