Rant

A 65-post collection

Friday, Day 0, Bread Day

If there's a worse day to have Brain Fog, it's a bread day. I got my self care accomplished... but not in order. It's an accomplish. I'm cooking the bikkie, and the first side needs to be re-done.

So does the second. Ugh.

There's SEVEN new cases today. From Russia without love. Firkin superspreaders. There's twenty total people in quarantine and because of the Russian variant, the quarantine period may be extended. Plagues don't care about the economy or your approval numbers or whatever fucking denial you're pharaoh of... they will charge ahead regardless. This should be a lesson to ingrain in following generations including the rich.

But Humanity is slow at learning these lessons. Last year and the continuing clusterfuck resulting is proof.

Anyway. Today, I make bread. Wilson is growing on my desktop and I have everything measured out and waiting. Baking with the Lauke flour is incredibly quick in comparison.

In the news:

  • Earthquakes in New Zealand spark tsunami warnings
  • Italy blocks shipments of AstraZeneca vaccine to Aus because the paperwork is not in order
  • Muppet throws a tanty at the Wall Street Journal for OpEd piece suggesting the Repugnicans would be better off without him
  • Aussie Billionaire faces financial trouble that will end thousands of Aussie jobs... but possibly maintain his status as a billionaire
  • Queensland nurse deathly allergic to the Pfizer vaccine
  • Dude allegedly killed his own daughter for not divulging where wifey was. Yikes
  • Woolies empties shelves of all products that need bees to happen in order to raise awareness about bee survival
  • Lupus linked to silica dust in groundbreaking case
  • QLD health very worried about superspreaders
  • Japan wants China to stop the anal swab tests
  • Stray cat attacks pilot, causes emergency landing
  • Jamie Oliver puts grapes on pizza, causes internet outrage
  • Teen stung by jellyfish, dies
  • Amazon changes logo so it looks less like Hitler
  • Mythbusting team sets sights on anti-vaxxers

I have a 1K goal for today's novel writing, the house unfuckening, and today's tale to tell. As well as bread.

Let's get something going.

Wednesday - Day 4

Apparently, there's an election in the wind. The Queensland government website I've been using to keep track of Covid-19 cases is now in "caretaker mode" until the new administration is in. That means we should probably attend some form of poll sometime real soon now.

Almost makes me wish I paid any attention at all to advertising. Almost.

I've penned my Wordpress Wednesday for today and -honestly- I've been procrastinating on writing this one because it might be in Bad Taste(tm)

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Oh boy

I have PLNs to go for the throat in today's Wordpress Wednesday. The throats of every entitled so-and-so who thinks that protecting everyone else by wearing a mask is too firkin much bother. Or a violation of their rights. Or too huge an inconvenience.

Fuck their nebulous "breathing condition". I'm coming for their arses.

How, you might ask?

By scripting a bunch of PSA's that I wish I could make if I had the money. If the government wants to use the

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Day Secundus Once More

Two days without the plague in Queensland and the Karen Squad in Victoria are filming themselves violating mask laws and being "wise" to the police.

Charge them like unto a pissed-off buffalo.

It might be your right to not wear a mask, but it's our right to not get exposed to the plague. You don't wanna wear a mask? Fine. Stay the fuck home.

Geesh.

Every single Karen or Korey out there is contributing to the length this plague is dragging on.

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Short Week

This Monday was a public holiday, so we have extra time for faffing about on the day. Schools are allowing students to come back so long as social distancing happens, but I'm betting my last dollar that this will be the source of another wave of the damn thing.

Australia and Britain alike want to investigate the pandemic and China is up in arms about it. Of course. China doesn't want to look bad, but I tell you, nothing looks worse than

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Winding Down?

Optimists are saying we might be free of lockdown procedures as early as May.

When the dust finally clears, epidemiologists will be comparing the Covid-19 spread in the USA versus how it hit in South Korea. Both countries got the virus on the very same day, but both nations had very different policies with how to deal with it.

S. Korea locked down instantly, put all possible effort into manufacturing PPE and making certain there were enough medical facilities to go around.

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I'm getting better...

It's funnier if you read that title a la Monty Python.

The majority of the sniffles are gone, but the harsh throat and the mondo migraine are lasting reminders that life is pain and anyone saying any different is selling you something.

In other news: AO3 has won a Hugo Award, and the people behind it are sharing it with all the fanficcers who are members. Since I am a member, can I legitimately add "Hugo Award Winner" to my Authorial resume

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Slow Progress

Things... are chugging along. I'm into the final stretch of B'Nar, I've reached the point in my TangleBag(tm) is almost taller than it's ball of origin, and people apparently really liked my last Wordpress Wednesday. Huzzah.

...now if only the nice folks in Hollywood would notice this shit.

I know. I know. I am but one voice in the wilderness, yaddah yaddah. I would like to think that someone, maybe even a capital letter Someone, is out there and taking a

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BBC SOP - FEFO

For those amongst the acronym challenged - BBC stands for the British Broadcasting Company. The public television since whenever.

SOP is Standard Operating Procedure. For instance, the standard operating procedure for politics is lie, cheat, and rack off with a golden parachute.

FEFO is new. It's something Beloved and I coined after absorbing a couple of episodes of a new thing from the BBC. It stands for this:

Four Episodes, Fuck Off

We've seen a lot of this with high-quality BBC products.

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Straya Day

It's a public holiday today. Marking the anniversary of the day that all of the white people who had invaded and then set up stakes voted to make ourselves an independent nation. The people who were here first weren't consulted. They weren't even classed as people by the invaders.

Natives, who now have most of the rights of the invaders, call this Invasion Day and they're right to do so. My lot invaded, took over, ran the native peoples off to the

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Failed Day, Yesterday

I just wanted a relatively relaxed day with a chance to finish a thing or two and maybe play Fortnite with my Beloved until it made me sick.

Well... everything went firkin wrong on me. And in my experience, there is little in this world that is worse than the entire world going against you.

About the only thing that went right was finally and at last working out all the bugs in the Rabbit-hole scene for SESP. That thing has been

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Getting Organised

Organisation comes as naturally to me as dancing on the ceiling. But, little by little, some sense of order is emerging slowly from the chaos. We have a fortnight, just about, to have everything in a row for our trip to Adelaide and the week in the Murray. Including a stop-over at MeMum's for a combo Mother's Day and Gift Exchange. Exact day and time to be determined.

I have a LOT of clothes to wash. Mount Laundry has been gathered from

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...shit

There's certain realisations in life that don't result in swearing or tantrums. They just... defeat you. And then all you can do is mutter "...shit."

I have, some time in the past, skipped over some of my Instants in my super-mega-master-file. Which means I have to do a re-count. As soon as I locate all of said missing files and include them.

...shit.

The day I set aside for the Grand School Run is also the day I'm due to see my

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Progress?

MeMum asked me about the ins and outs of Keto or LCHF, this morning. For her doctor to read. And I am glad to provide any information about it at all.

Not only am I a writer who does research for fun, but I am also a nerd who loves sciencey things.

I admit. I am neither a doctor nor a dietician, but I have listened to enough of them to get the basic gist of how ketogenics works, and retell that

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Murderous Modern Medical Science

Yesterday, I promised you, my dear reader, that I would tell the sordid story of how modern medicine nearly snuffed my talent out in the cradle. But before I get onto that tale of intrigue, business ventures, and just plain fucking up... I have to define a few things.

"Modern Medicine", when I use it in the context of this story, is actually shorthand for "modern medicine at the time" because modern medicine is constantly in flux and capable of change. Except

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