Curfew

October 17th 2020 Today I have less than the maximum allowed number of people at my flat for a party. There are five of us. Boris said that’s fine. Probably. All day we have crawled and hopped and jumped between pubs hoping that some of them would let us in. And some of them did! In most, it was covid rules. Which perhaps we didn’t anticipate like we should have done. We’ve been in pubs long enough to watch 4 football matches, and curfew starts at 10pm, so we headed home. Curfew. What a mental concept. There are maybe 3 … Continue reading Curfew

Thunder

October 15th 2020 Today I can’t quite believe I’m saying this, but I actually agree with Donald Trump on something. I think of myself as pretty liberal. On the political spectrum, I’m right in the middle. I don’t lean too far either way — mostly because I don’t often care that much — but on this… on this I agree with Trump. He’s had a lot of bad opinions over the years. He’s said some awful, hateful, misogynistic, racist things, but about this he is spot on: TikTok must absolutely be banned without delay. And the reason for that is … Continue reading Thunder

Fumbled

October 14th 2020 Today I woke up at 9:07 to a phone call from my boss asking me if I was going to be joining the meeting that I was supposed to be in that began seven minutes ago. I mumbled a garbled response and logged onto my computer. In the (virtual) meeting, like 15 people I work with were sat there, waiting for me to join, because the literal point of the meeting was to find out the results of a test I was supposed to wake up at 8am to do on our website. I joined the call … Continue reading Fumbled

Topics

October 13th 2020 Today I was going to write a blog about how I broke character and cooked Western food for once, but then I remembered that I’ve literally already written that opening line before. I guess that’s a side effect of having written one of these blogs every day for the last (checks Google…) 2112 days (that was satisfyingly palindromic). Sometimes the thing that happens in your day has happened before. And there’s nothing new to say. Of course, in reality, there’s loads of new stuff to say that has categorically never happened before, but those are the dangerous … Continue reading Topics