Do not go gentle into that good night by Mr Brown: I believe this has shown a resilience and grace in our humanity that I wasn’t sure still existed.
30 weeks. 30 weeks?!
Compare this to my 30-week bump last time!
I answered a survey recently about UK politics and, I presume, voting intentions. As previously mentioned, I’m undecided who I’m voting for.
This does not mean I am undecided about who I do not wish to see in Parliament — I fear this election will be about the least-worst option for me.
Overheard a cashier in a health food / supplements shop recommending the Paleo diet to a (young) customer who was asking about fat-burning pills.
Customer’s mum: Just eat healthily and you’ll lose weight.
Customer: I can’t keep that up, Mum!
Cashier: [Some sort of preamble, asking about illness, medications]… The pills won’t be of any use to you. You should try going Paleo, I’m on it, it’s not a diet, you change the way you eat completely. It keeps me lean… [brief explanation of what Paleo is in terms of meat and fat, but ignoring the ‘loads of fruit and vegetables’ part of the lifestyle]… so you can eat McDonalds twice a week and not feel bad, because it’s high in protein and fat, and low in carbs.
Customer: … and I don’t have to go to the gym?
Customer (to her Mum): See?! I can eat McDonalds.
Words fail me.
(Except when it was my turn to pay, I remarked that her previous customer was going to start eating McDonalds twice a week based on her advice.)
This foetus really likes junk food.
There are the beginnings cast for the Preacher pilot? I just might die.
(Not sure about Raina playing Tulip.)
In theory I have 12 weeks to go. Erm. I can barely deal with Anne right now.
DNA Editing of Human Embryos Alarms Scientists: my opinion? People are now so keen on quick fixes and instant gratification that there would probably be less of a public outcry against designer babies than scientists think.
She’s spent some time crying that she wants more (temporary) tattoos. Heh.
Anne seemed fascinated by today’s PMQs, which were being broadcast while we were having lunch. I told her this was what passed for democracy in the UK.