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Amanda Farquharson is a fine artist from Dundas, Ontario. Her work is cheerful, colourful, bright, and explores themes of nature, family, animals, and memory.

Being Sick and Also Being at Work

Being Sick and Also Being at Work

I sneeze like an amplified space duck. I've never been one of those girls who can somehow sneeze where it sounds like a little kid saying "choo!". No, when I sneeze it sounds like I am screaming "CHAAAAA!!!". Then, when your heartrate has somewhat settled, there comes a second one.

"CHAAAAAAAGH!!!!!"

I'm sick this week and my new coworkers have discovered that, like everything else I do, I blow my nose and cough with 100% enthusiasm. A coworker once apologized to me for not leaving the cubicle one time when she (super delicately) blew her nose. I laughed in her face. The last few days I have been averaging roughly a kleenex box a day and if I left my desk every time I blew my nose, I would never even make it back to my desk by the time I had to leave again.

Office Robot sits on the other side of the cubicle wall at the new place. I could almost hear him giving a small sigh every time I blew into a tissue with gusto. He doesn't understand because he's never been sick and has no nose.

The moral of the story is: if you aren't a robot, I think it's okay to blow your nose at your desk. And that's not just because I need to justify that I am doing it.

Sometimes I'm Ashamed of My Food Purchases

Sometimes I'm Ashamed of My Food Purchases

Unrequited Bus Love

Unrequited Bus Love

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