Hello everyone! I'm still fairly sick and have just come home from work for food and nap before returning to work to spend 5 hours doing half-hourly updates on the world markets as they react to the US credit-rating downgrade.
I know! It is exciting.
I'm a bit concerned about the Economy. Not the state of it, the fact that I have to write about it.
When presented with a statement about the economy ('GDP figures are up but the high Kiwi dollar continues to affect commodity prices') I treat it in the same way as I treat any statement I know I really should make the effort to understand but really can't be bothered understanding -
(other good examples of statements like this include 'fat is a feminist issue' and how to correctly calculate a percentage)
- by frowning briefly and going back to whatever I was thinking about before, usually something along the lines of "If hippos were hallucinogenic, would Africa be a global superpower?"
So my understanding of the global economy is limited, and what I am going to write about the markets is really anyone's guess. See? Here is the state of the world's finances, if various global economies were adorable toddlers.
Anyway, I'm not going to write about this, but it looks like they need Meatron.
(For those of you who can't be bothered clicking the link, Meatron is a Transformer made entirely of meat and invented by me, who goes around fixing economic crises with his meat magic. Also, he is a friend of Monkey.)
That's what I'm doing! I hope you are doing something more exciting.