October 19th, 2012

Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

I feel...

...a very long and fairly angry ranty post coming up about the rights of B&B owners to discriminate against potential guests (to put it bluntly - once you decide to run a B&B and/or guest house, it is no longer your private home, it is a business, and you have a responsibility to abide by the relevant laws. Unless you have reason to suspect something criminal may be going on, what your guests may or may not be doing behind closed doors is no concern of yours).

(This may possibly be allied with something vaguely ranty about the rights of employees to disobey their employers' dress codes. I've been a Christian for 16 years now, and I've yet to find the bit of the Bible that says, "it's a requirement of your faith to wear a little cross on a chain."* So if your employer says "no jewelry," just go with it instead of kicking up a fuss, taking it to court, and making us look like a bunch of nellies. Ta.)

It will probably, at some point, morph into a long, angry ranty post about Nick Griffin, who has introduced me to an entirely new level of disgust that I never thought I could feel for another human being. Although quite frankly, I think that describing him as a human being may be pushing things too far. So pleased to hear that the police are seriously looking into what he did last night.

*I mean, yes, Jesus said "take up your cross and follow me," but I don't think that was quite what he had in mind, y'know?
Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop


...a considerably lighter, cuter, and fluffier note, I posted this to Facebook last night, but here y'go - have some utterly gorgeous little kittens discovering the fun and joys that come with messing about with a Newton's Cradle:

(Although Sarah, rather practically, pointed out that eating the strings, the balls, and indeed the cradle itself, are probably not advisable.)

(It reminds me, kind of, of Cat in Red Dwarf - "this shiny thing is mine. This shiny thing is mine. All these shiny things are mine!")
Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

First world woes.

Why can't the pills I have to take be as pleasant as, say, Opal Fruits*?

*For younger readers, "Opal Fruits" are now known by the horrendously modern name of "Starburst", and have been for something like 14 years. Unless you're in America, in which case they've been called Starburst for about 45 years, and indeed have never been called anything else. However, I insist on calling them Opal Fruits, partly 'cos that's what I grew up with, but mostly because, in a field dominated by tosh, "Opal Fruits - made to make your mouth water" is still a memorable advertising jingle after all these years.