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Before I get onto the subject of this post, I need to do a SQUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEE of joy and utter disbelief as I'm going to be reading at BlogHer 09 Community Keynote. Now, excuse me while I go and have a faint in the corner. To distract you, here's a post I wrote earlier.

If coursework while parenting is to blogging what Jaws was to my swimming, then annual leave comes as a welcome oasis in a desert for arsing around on the internet and concocting ambitious plans that are almost guaranteed to fail.

Like, take yesterday morning. Waking up to child, birdsong and a dirty laundry basket so overflowing that it was threatening to crush us all, I leapt up with good cheer and enlisted help of child into feeding the washing machine and then when it was done I bounced gaily into the garden with him in order to hang the clothes to dry all over his play equipment.

By midafternoon the clothes were mostly dry and smelling wonderful. Hahaha! I crowed to myself with smugness. These clothes smell of sunlight and fresh air! I rule at housewifing! I may yet conquer ironing! Tralalala!

Of course not long after I thought that (but long before I had the opportunity to take the laundry in) the heavens opened up in a thunderstorm of such thrilling magnitude that both cats tried concussing themselves in their hurry to get inside the house.

Acid rain will make my whites brilliantly white, right?

In other news I cannot find Important Document, but I did stumble across a Belgrade photoblog by an American ex-pat. I love photoblogs since they cater to both my voyeuristic impulses and short attention span, and this one manages to capture the excellent things I see but never have a camera on hand for. Such as health and safety breaches and customised transportation galore. There is indeed no place like home.


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Jun. 16th, 2009 08:50 am (UTC)
Your post delights in making utterly fantastic out of something utterly mundane...mercury in gemini?))

and someone still does ironing, esp after baby?????))
Jun. 16th, 2009 10:53 am (UTC)
Mercury in Cancer, but a Gemini Venus on the MC is probably what you're seeing there.

Truly the one who ironed after baby was a nice lady who used to charge £10 for the priviledge. Nowadays we are Saving Money so mostly I just use ironing as an excuse when I want to watch a lot of trash TV. (Although it's also how I got the burn more than once, so the system is not foolproof).
Jun. 16th, 2009 09:53 am (UTC)
Oh wow, go you with the keynote-y BlogHer thing!

I had thunder too - quite impressive, but I had been evil and dried my clothes in the dryer. *hangs head*
Jun. 16th, 2009 10:50 am (UTC)
*hangs head*

It seems quite pointless to respect nature when nature doesn't respect you back.
Jun. 16th, 2009 12:03 pm (UTC)
Ah, she's a difficult lover. But worth it, for the shiny beetles and so forth.
Jun. 17th, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)
Gasp! When is the conference? Are you going to Chicago?
Jun. 19th, 2009 09:44 am (UTC)
hurray! You're back!
Blogher is on the 24th-25th of July and Z and I are attending it as part of our wee-just the two of us-long live romance- road trip through America. (The baby will be on a prolonged seaside holiday of his own with his aunties and grandma).
Jul. 2nd, 2009 10:33 am (UTC)
Sinically, my parents do know Micheal Jackson since 1993, as a repeated child mostesting suspect and freaky and wired lookig guy who acts extreamly eccentric.
ある意味、真っ白になっちゃったBlack& White以降の彼は、もう、ただただほんとに変なひとだった。
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