(Holidailies Day #8.)
Thing about my life
My alarm woke me up at 6:30. I turned it off, then fell asleep until 9:20. I had a hair appointment at 10. I got ready in about 10 minutes. Missed my bus by half a block. Got to my appointment only five minutes late, where the marvellous Al was waiting with coffee for me ’cause he KNOWS, man. Things seemed OK. Then I got to work to a notice saying I’d missed the FedEx pickup. Still haven’t quite settled into the day, and it’s after 6pm.
Thing you might find interesting
The crusty ends of Cornish pasties probably helped prevent arsenic poisoning, making mining SLIGHTLY less perilous.
Thing you might find less interesting
Mental Floss (RIP print edition) ran 12 Fun Facts about ‘You Can’t Do that on Television’ and didn’t mention the fact that I went to high school with some of the kids from that show. It’s like they’re snubbing me or something.
Thing you might have missed in the news because of all the stuff about that dude and his minions who are going to expedite our deaths
Fiji still has a human rights problem, this time involving the torture of people in police and military custody! (Here’s some information, from 2009, on how Fiji water ain’t helping the folks living under dictatorship, that I probably posted in a previous Holidailies.)
Thing you might have missed in the news because it’s not going to expedite our deaths
A cheat, since Canadians have already heard, but a non-Queen woman, a BLACK woman, is going to be on the Canadian $10 bill. Viola (née Davis!!!!) Desmond was an anti-segregation (yep, racist shit happened/happens in Canada, folks) activist in Nova Scotia in the 1940s and 50s and a badass.