1. Not having a laptop is awful! No internet from 6pm Friday to 8am Monday! I know, I know, other people have real problems*, but I am resenting having to live in the real world. Go away, real world. I want my Internet world back, it doesn't make me put on makeup. Or pants.
*like Irritable Bowel Syndrome
2. My dog is a huge racist! Took him for a walk and he started to bark at a Chinese woman. Mentioned this to Mum as usually he doesn't bark at anyone, and she revealed that he always barks at Asians. Bad dog. Am afraid to wonder aloud about the evolutionary advantage of this.
The adorable face of discrimination.
3. Grapefruits support overpopulation! Kate came storming in yesterday talking about how eating grapefruit makes the Pill less effective. Mum, who likes us all to have a grapefruit with breakfast for the good of our health, suggested we all "become celibate for the grapefruit season." Har har HAR. Suggested back that maybe excess of grapefruit was Mum's underhand way of getting grandchildren. Basically it's just one more reason to say Fuck Grapefruit! and an excuse for me to link to that awesome graph.
4. Email Read Receipts are really annoying! (Those things that, after you've opened, read, and closed an email, pop up like the Word paperclip and say, "Mark Jones has requested confirmation that you have read this email.") Apparently they exist so that the Mark Joneses of the world, who evidently have far too little to worry about, can sleep well at night in the knowledge that their wee email safely reached its destination. Secret: This is not actually why they exist. It is actually so that Mark Jones can call you right in the middle of morning tea and go, "Hi Ally - you haven't responded to my email... which you read this morning at 8.43am."
Tomorrow: Photos from the Chinese Lantern Festival! Which, for obvious reasons, Charlie did not attend.