Friday, March 06, 2009


Regulars might remember a rant that happened when thie space was going through a Serious Phase.

Looky what the economist has to say this week.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Earworm oh earworm, won't you please leave me alone?

Fell in love with a boy
I fell in love once and almost completely
He's in love with the world
And sometimes these feelings can be so misleading
He turns and says, "Are you alright?"
Oh, I must be fine cause my heart's still beating
Come and kiss me by the riverside,
Sarah says it's cool, she don't consider it cheating
Oooh ooh ooh [x4]
Red hair with a curl
Mellow roll for the flavor and the eyes were peepin
Can't keep away from the boy
The two sides of my brain need to have a meeting
Can't think of anything to do
My left brain knows all of love is fleeting
He's just lookin for somethin new
I said it once before but it bears repeating

The Cream of Indian Journalism

Well, it IS the Times so I supposed it's more like the skim milk, but still. In an online article, which doesn't need to fill inches, and was about two pages long as well, I found:

Pakistani authorities were providing helicopters to evacuate the Sri Lankan
team, which announced they would return home immediately.

Sri Lanka is to immediately pull its national cricket team out of Pakistan
following the gun attack, Sri Lanka cricket chief Duleep Mendis said.

"We are providing helicopters to evacuate the team from the ground to an
air base from where they will leave," Salman Taseer, the governor of Punjab
province of which Lahore is the capital, told reporters.


Well mommy is obviously the cure for everything! The trousers aren't bothering me anymore.

I went to a farewell for some of my Colombian friends, here on work for a company called Omnilife, and they talked a lot about dreams and goals. Make a list they said, make a list of what you want most, and ask yourself two questions: Why do you want this? How can you get it?

The world is full of people they said, and there are many around you who can help you achieve your goals, just as you can help them achieve theirs. No matter what you do, if you don't really try, you've got no hope. And sometimes, it's not easy to keep track of your goals and your progress unless you have help.

Now MinCat's biggest goal has been, for a few years, to be healthier. And lose weight. Because, face it, diabetes and heart failure aren't fun, no matter how much fun cake and potatoes might be. Being thinner is a lot more fun than being teased by your friends because you can't keep up with them climbing stairs. And let's not forget the clothes... :D

So, if you'd like to help me do this, keep tabs on me here.

Monday, March 02, 2009

The wrong leg

It's March! Already! In 3 months, I will be 27! I've never wanted to get younger, and I still don't, but for the very first time I'm reluctant for days to go by, because the faster they do, the faster I'll be 27. And the faster I'll be 27, the faster I'll be 30, which, while it is something I look forward to, also reminds me gloomily of how very likely it is that I'll have to invoke the back-up plan for my life. Well, it's a good plan, but it's a back up plan, so I don't really want to do it. Implicit in the back up plan is the belief that one will never have to use it, and implicit in using it is one's failure at the original plan.

I have always prided myself on never wanting to go back and redo things, even if they were horrid, because well, I quite like me and I wouldn't be me if things hadn't happened exactly the way they did. These days, however, I often feel like I want to go back to being six and do it all over again, and differently this time.

I feel like I'm in a different life, it's familiar but so wierd; and I should be somewhere else. Fellow Pratchettphiles will understand that I mean I am in the wrong leg of the Trousers of Time.