I realised that I am cutting it close on my one post a week resolution... so this is a stop-gap measure only. I have ideas for things to write about, but I don't have the energy or time to take them up just now. So here is a random collection of things I've done and things I've thought recently.
Spring Cleaning: is it really 'spring' cleaning if the weather is still horrible outside? I have been distracted and unable to focus for the past few days, so I decided that yesterday was The Day. I went through and cleaned my room-- repacked old stuff, reorganised my boxes, got things straightened up. I expected it to make a difference in my outlook; I didn't expect it to actually do any good to my room. But I was surprised at how I somehow made more room for myself... or at least made it feel like it! If you've been in my room here, you'll know it's basically a glorified closet. So even the illusion of space is nice. Whew.
Cheating: is it cheating on my Lenten fast from my internet addictions if I respond to friends requests on Facebook? I haven't been on for anything else, and most of the email notifications I just delete without even reading. But I have received a few friend requests, and I logged in to accept them. And then closed out, without so much as a glance at all the other things that must be piling up. I just hate when I send one out, and then months later it gets accepted. It makes me think that that person must not really want to be my friend, if they had to think about it for so long. I didn't want my friends to have to wait and wonder and worry. I'm so nice. ;) Oh, and I did send a message to someone through Facebook... a friend from college, who I have not seen or heard from in close to a decade (eeek!) poked me. I couldn't believe it when I saw the name... and as I don't have any other way to contact them, I logged in and sent them a message. But basically that's just email, right? And I would have emailed them if I had known where to send it. So is this all really cheating? I don't think so. I think I'm doing very well. =)
Bananas: Why do their skins get thinner as they ripen? What happens to them? Does it get absorbed into the fruit somehow? Evaporate into the atmosphere? Slough off like old skin? What is going on there?
Postage: I'm sick of the cost of postage. Well, the postage to send things overseas, anyway. From the US, you can't even send me stuff by surface mail anymore... it all has to come air mail. Which is more expensive. And I can't send things to you that weigh more than 2kg without paying an arm and a leg. It only costs an arm if it's under 2kg. I can send stuff surface mail (delivery times of 4-6 weeks, if I'm lucky) for half the cost of air mail (which sometimes arrives within a week), but is it worth it to wait that long? And even then, it's not cheap. Why must they gouge us so badly? This is just not fair.
Internet: Our internet is currently out, as I'm typing this. So I'll post this whenever it comes back on. I love our internet, because we have wireless broadband, and it's free with out phone plan. But I hate our internet, because it goes out a lot. I don't think it's the fault of the internet, and I know it's not the router. It's our crappy cheap-arse service provider. Sorry for the language, but they really make me angry. It just... disappears. And sometimes it doesn't even show that we have a phone connection, which is what makes me sure it's our provider. Our phone service is usually okay, but it has its moments, as well. And its bugs. I love technology, and without the internet I wouldn't be able to keep in touch with most people... and sure wouldn't be posting these deep and thought-provoking blogs, ha. But when it doesn't work.... Grrrr!