Tomorrow I'm breaking out the eggs, milk, flour, lard and frying pan, for tis SHROVE! Fellow ex-pats and anglophiles know what I'm talking about - and now so do around 50 of my closest friends, who are coming over for savory and sweet delights lovingly skilleted by mine own fair hand. The fam back in London sheds a tear on this day every year...yeah, I'm that good!
So Bill's rolled out the mega-wad to the tune of around 50Big ones, trying to bag Yahoo in an attempt to stem Googletide. People sound worried but I'm not. Google is relentlessly innovative - and Google is cool - and Google is already on Mars. So Microsoft can buy as many dangly bits as it can clip on but in my eyes, Google will always be shinier.
SATURATION POINT: BABY BUMPS
Maybe my broody cruise through the late 20's is on slo-mo, but there appears to be just way too many pregnant people in the media - and therefore inadvertently in the less glitzy world of impressionable youth. I wouldn't mind half as much if the tabloids weren't so hypocritically forgiving of almost any sin (drink/drug-driving, bitchery, anorexia, bad perms - all pointing to a clear inability to take care of yourself, let alone a defenceless tot) the second starlets get knocked up. Then all of a sudden they become a glowing, happy, role models of fecund virtue and no-one's allowed to say anything mean about them, even if it's still true. Ugh, seriously - pregnancy is like the new death.
Because they're the kind of cute accessory that unfortunately grows bigger, grows more expensive and then grows to hate you for not thinking parenthood through enough beforehand. Or something.
A major bee in my bonnet right now, which is about to receive its own semi-lengthy post. Several (thousand) people I know own MacBooks. And when those MacBooks are about 4 years old, my friends will have to throw them away and pay a few hundred more dollars, if not full whack, for a temporary (as in another 4 years or so) upgrade. And strangely, they are all OK with this until I point out the fact that Apple doesn't even bother to stock the parts they know will become faulty, 5 years after any new model has been launched - so their business plan appears to rely on the continued disposal of hardware they've created + the short-sighted cool-hunger of trendies. Now, I know that computer parts wear down - and computer capablilities improve rapidly. But whatever happened to the phrases "Lifetime guarantee" and "Repair or replace, at no extra cost"? They just don't seem to exist anymore - anywhere.
BACKLASH TO THE BACKLASH: AVOCADOES
Used to hate 'em. Now I LOVE 'em. Simple as that. Growing up rocks!