Thursday, 5 August 2010

Politics. Dating sites. Friends. Reading. Road rage.

I'm sitting here wondering what the deuce I'm going to blog about. Then I remember Andrew left me a link to this rather glorious YouTube video of a debate between the Sex Party and the Family First Party. I'm actually surprised the sledging didn't start sooner.

In other video-related news, I just read Hayley's blog for today. Even though I'm subscribed to Joe I must have missed this video. I love it.

So anyway. Today I went to work in the morning and got snapped at by some customers, which was awesome. Then I went home and watched videos on my laptop. Then I had dinner at Nandos with my parents. Now I'm doing this. Oh the life I lead!

I actually have very little else to say besides this, other than it's days like today that make me miss my friends, both IRL and URL - although that distinction is becoming less and less relevant as my life goes on. I'm a little strange though in that, while I'm not normally socially anxious, sometimes I get these pangs where I think that ALL MY FRIENDS MUST THINK I'M SO ANNOYING. So even though some of my friends have been affirming me lately by telling me what a pleasure it is to know me, etc; and even though I find that affirmation almost too much sometimes; it's obvious it is something I actually really need.

I should have read today. I didn't read anything and that's a crying shame because I was just complaining about how much I have that I want to read. I've got Knightly Academy by Violet Haberdasher (a.k.a. my friend Robyn) just SITTING HERE, but I haven't finished The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation, Volume II, The Kingdom on the Waves by M. T. Anderson. The library wants it back but I've already extended the loan once. I'm not finished! It's very long! Leave me alone, I'm trying to read!

Anyway I should probably get to bed because I have to get up in time for work tomorrow and I just KNOW some dithering 'baby on board' driver is going to get in my way on the long, single-lane-no-overtaking-allowed-ever road I have to traverse every day. Woman, I love babies but for heaven's sake you should GO THE SPEED LIMIT. Going 60 in an 80 zone is NOT ACCEPTABLE. Your infant would appreciate getting there a little faster than this I'M ALMOST CERTAIN.

And then I'm too late to get my coffee before work. It happens every time!

Your song for today is... what just came on iTunes just now! White as Snow by Jon Foreman.



  1. I often have the same self doubt, especially with online friends (of which I don't have many). I'm quite anxious about how I appear online, which hopefully will get less as I get more used to online socialising.

    Is there some sort of law against going too slow? Surely there would be.

  2. That's a lovely song. I may have to buy that for myself...

    And I laughed REALLY hard at your description of driving behind moms with babies. It's funny how people don't realize that the safest way to drive is to go WITH the flow of traffic, not to STOP traffic so everyone can see that they are, in fact, capable of procreation.

  3. I recommend making friends with a librarian. They're spectacular people who can extend library loans multiple times.

  4. your rant about slow mum drivers has just made my day!!! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh :)

  5. Nandos should not be underestimated. Nandos is fantastic! :) That automatically makes your day exciting in my opinion...

    Also, Jon Foreman is awesome.