So I don't know about you, but my email has been eerily quiet this past weekend. I know I'm not alone (shout-out to the tumbleweeds, NPW) but man, it's been kind of sad. Who knew I was so attached to emails? There you go. These past few days have left me with some crazy downtime which (instead of doing useful things like cleaning out our pantry or vacuuming the cat fluff off the floor) has led me to discover that there are a few things I kind of wish didn't exist right now. Well actually that's a little extreme; let me change that statement to 'wishing that they could be altered slightly for the greater good'. Because I'm the centre of the universe and all - surely it's possible?
Carbs. Now I would never wish for a life where they didn't exist... let's face it, if carbs were actual people, they'd totally be my bffs, I love them so. But man, I wish that they could swap their calorie content with vegetables. Because that way, I could eat them with no guilt what-so-ever. And also, I wish that the wholemeal options tasted like the 'white' options, but without the sugar and extra bits that make them naughty. That would be great too.
Cat Fluff. It's everywhere. Everywhere. I'm not sure why I'm noticing it more now - maybe because I'm spending more time in the flat now? But I feel like all I'm ever doing is cleaning it up. And Oscar is a short haired cat! How do you guys with long haired cats manage? (We brushed him the other day and by the time we'd finished, we had accumulated the biggest patch of fur I've ever seen. Seriously, you could've stuck some googly eyes on it and called it Oscar the Second.) I hope this is just a seasonal thing, fingers crossed it'll be back to normal by the time Jason's parents come to visit. They're not big animal people, and we're worried enough about how they'll cope with Oscar - let alone passing judgement on the tumbleweeds of fur flying past them in the breeze.
Hulu. You might be thinking I'm insane and why this has made it onto my gripe list, and it's for nothing more than the fact that I can't use it as I'm not in the USA. Gack! Between this and the US iTunes store not taking my money (!!) how the heck am I supposed to watch/buy mindless reality teevee episodes? I get that it's for copyrighting purposes and all that but really? We see the episodes here at some point - why not share them?
One-sided Blog Relationships. I'm not sure how technical that term is or if it even describes what I'm talking about, so let me explain. I've been blogging for a few years now, so I'd like to think I've seen a few tricks in my time. I've got myself a nice little read-feeder of my favourite blogs, and I'm usually able to keep up with them pretty well - but having noticed that some of my favourites are no longer active anymore, I've been trying my best to venture out and find some new reads to visit and befriend. Commenting is a touchy subject - some people like doing it, others lurk. Can't change that. I like to comment; always have, probably always will, if time permits. But sometimes after reading a blog for a while and sharing comments often, it's a bit disheartening to know that there is no connection there; that while you are enjoying the written words on their part, your own writing goes quietly unnoticed. Now I'm not tooting my own horn here and declaring all of my posts are the bees knees and worthy of comment-love, but even just a response now and again is all it takes to make me feel better that I'm not wasting my time.
Doodle Jump. I can't remember how I found this iPhone app, probably mindless browsing one night - but it's so addictive. It's got to the point that I find myself needing to play a couple of times before trying to get to sleep. I lose thousands of brain cells every time I play it, but I. Just. Can't. Stop. I also can't seem to crack the 23k barrier either which makes me repeat the vicious cycle over and over again. But look how cute he is! Such a sweet little doodler.