September 3rd, 2008

Willow

Bee Keeping!

From Boing Boing http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/381525170/iron-age-beekeeping.html

Researchers have found evidence of a 3,000 year old beekeeping operation in northern Israel. The apiary, consisting of somewhere between 75 and 200 beehives, contains the oldest human-made beehives ever found.

That is really cool!!

Last night I started reading Germs, Guns and Steel, which admittedly I was far too tired to concentrate on properly but it has me thinking about ... stuff!! So it's cool to think about someone keeping bees 3000 years ago. Gives perspective or something.
Willow

It's just too good

I never thought I'd get to the point where the news would be more entertaining than TV shows. But there you are. It's good times we live in - or ... ominous, say if these two clowns actually win. And really, maybe I shouldn't be laughing. I never thought Americans would vote in the Monkey - at least not the second term, surely?!

Levi Johnston, an 18-year-old high school ice hockey player, has been the subject of intense media attention in the US since it was revealed that he was the likely father to 17-year-old Bristol Palin's unborn child.

Johnston describes himself on his MySpace page as a "f***in redneck" who likes to snowboard and ride dirt bikes, but "I don't want kids", according to US reports.

"I like to go camping and hang out with the boys, do some fishing, shoot some s- - - and just f - - -in' chillin' I guess," he wrote before his MySpace page was removed. "Ya f - - - with me I'll kick [your] ass."

http://www.theage.com.au/us-election-2008/redneck-palin-boyfriend-joining-republican-convention-20080903-48c8.html

Dude better get busy - he got a whole lotta ass kickin' to get done.
Willow

From my Mum: Look a Coffee Freak Like You

As per the title, my Mum sent me this article today - judging a country by its coffee.

There's also a lot to be said for those who like their coffee thick and strong, like in East Africa or Turkey, where it takes a fair amount of sugar to help work that sludgy espresso down. Still, it's well worth it if you don't want to sleep for the next few days.

Hmmm ... so *that* was the problem ...

I'll quietly note that he too thinks the coffee in Britain and America sucks - "steaming bucket of cappuccino" - heh.
Willow

Teen Pregnancy in USA

Remember a couple of months ago I wondered about the statistic of teen pregnancy in America? Last night on the Channel 9 news they quoted the statistic as "one third of American teens" will get pregnant before they are 20. That still seems ridiculously high to me.

Willow

Status

What is with today? Almost everyone I know in RL is feeling "off". I myself feel worse than I did yesterday even though I had lots of sleep, ate well and exercised. I'm gonna go get some water but I am definitely thinking that I am overloaded with commitments - big surprise. Somehow even though I bailed out a lot of commitments last month, I seem busier than I was 3 months ago. How did that happen?

On the other hand, I just have a bunch of deadlines all bunching up and I am sure once I start knocking them off, I will feel better. So thanks for everyone who reminded me to breathe - or to take my knickers off, untangle them and put them back on again. All that helped! Also, getting my inbox back down to under 70 emails helps. For some reason I feel that the number of emails in my inbox reflects how behind I am. 70 is the magic number *shrugs* Maybe if I changed that, I'd feel better?!

Anyway. Onwards. And hopefully upwards.

ETA: I meant to say that I am feeling like more and more of a zombie wandering through the day as the week wears on and that today, my entire choosing of the place to go to for drinks before the work dinner tonight was about which would suit better my cute shoes that I have brought in to wear to it. Cause as things get more and more complex, the simpler things in life amuse more and more.


Willow

Also

I can't tell if I am nauseous or have a sore throat.
These are surely two distinct states of being.


And grappling with the hardest part of my job - printing. One letter. On the letterhead.

ETA: It's a sore throat.
Willow

The end (of the day) is nigh

:-( Just put on my lovely new shoes in preparation for this evening's frivolity and scuffed one of the heels on my work chair - its not overly obvious but I *know* it's there and now the shoes are no longer *new*. :(

Thought I should also add that lots of my massive exploding schedule is due to friends commitments which surely is a good thing - to have so many friends who wanna catch up with you that you don't have enough time in the day/week/month. I just need to black out some spots for, like, bathing and things.