Sunday, November 11, 2007

In-laws: enough already!

Having been married quite a while now, I have a little advice I would like to share on the subject of mother-in-laws:

1) Don't say what you are thinking, unless you are being directly trampled on, in which case, keep a level head and try to stand up for yourself without giving the other party ammunition or reason to make the situation any worse.

2) Keep your distance. Preferably over a thousand kilometers and over multiple state lines.

3) The longer you can leave having kids, the longer they will keep their distance.

4) I'm also planning on spending time teaching my kids how to dress up as little punks and act like they have attitude around grandma ("Barbie is a misogynist symbol of a repressive, capitalist society, Nanna!"), in order to score new clothes and brownie points from Mum.

*sigh* I can only dream. ;)

Saturday, November 10, 2007


The Smokey Bacon flavour of Pringles has ticks on the container saying that it is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans, meaning that in actual fact, it contains no animal products at all.

Yet many more products that seem vege-friendly (e.g. flavours of baked beans) sneak things like bacon into their ingredients.

The 21st century is a very, very strange place.


Signs you may not eat enough fruit:

As a check-out operator at your local grocery store, you feel it is necessary to ask a customer, "Is this a pineapple?"

My better half earned his title by keeping a completely straight face when answering, "Yes."

As it is yellow on the inside and rough as hell on the outside (cut in half), there is really not much else that it is likely to be. . . .

Monday, November 5, 2007

Brain fluff

In the past couple of weeks, I have gotten rid of my addiction to:

a) Chocolate. This was completely unintentional, as I just ran out and couldn't be bothered buying any more. For a little while I really craved it after dinner, but now I just don't care.

b) Neighbours. Yes, I used to watch this show. Now I just don't care any more.

c) First-year. My sentimentalism has vanished and I just want to get on with the show.

d) Reading blogs. I don't spend as much time on the computer, and although I like to check up on how my favourite bloggers are going, I down patrol the internet any more for things that might tickle my fancy and lead me into the perfect specialty for me.

So there you go.

We are approaching the holidays, and my notes were quite poorly organised this year. I can't decide whether I should do something about it, or just rely on textbooks and on-line resources to look up things that I need to revise. I have a sneaking suspicion that my piles of ridiculously organised notes will be going for a ride in the council bin.

Edit: I just read this post, and thought it sounded a little bit down. Rest-assured, I am very happy and up-beat at the moment! I'm just ready to let go and get on with the business of living!