I wanted to post this yesterday but our internet was busted. It isn't being very reliable at the moment. This irritates me until R starts fondly reminiscing about dial up and I howl and cradle my dysfunctional broadband router. (Kind of).
Roses - £12.99 reduced to £1.49. The joy! Two inches off the stems and plenty of fresh water and they have perked right up.
Yesterday was simultaneously peaceful and efficient. Sundays are good days. I watched the grey London skies roll by and admired the snow from the warm comfort of a blanket. I also read lots of excellent articles; I've enjoyed both Molly Fischer's piece on ladyblogging and the multiple responses to it, especially The Beheld's; Jill Lepore's brilliant and lengthy New Yorker article on Planned Parenthood (American attitudes to abortion freak me the hell out); Caitlin Flanagan's amazingly open-minded analysis of teenage girls' love of Twilight; Anne Helen Petersen's post on why Channing Tatum is her favourite doofus. Omg, he was a stripper! And there is a video! Who knew!?! Just to, you know, lower the tone a trifle.
Any good articles you can recommend? Ages ago I remember Jo (a cup of) discussing the idea of an articles reading group, like a book group. I don't think it ever got off the ground though which is a pity because I think it sounds like am excellent idea. Fancy it?
In other news, I've finally gone and got a Twitter account. I haven't really got the hang of it yet and I don't know if I'm going to use it for much more than following other people but if you want to help me settle in I can be found here.