As I mentioned yesterday, I’d been thinking about trying my hand at making a mousse. Well, the recipe apparently doesn’t recommend nearly enough chocolate, so I guess that I’ll have to try again tonight. Oh teh horrors, more chocolate goodness, and more meringues too! Because, obviously, it’s bad form to waste perfectly good egg whites, though I’ll have to bake them longer this time…
Today in the UK has been filled to the brim with Budget, Budget, Budget. While I listened to the speeches in Parliament this afternoon, I’ve not really had the time to sit down and read the expert opinions, to read the facts, to form my own thoughts on it. The only concrete one I had thus far is that it’s kind of tacky of the opposition to smugly point out that things weren’t fixed in a single year. Erm… yeah… *shakes head*
I guess the only thing of vague interest/musing in my mind today is on the subject of tolerance. One of my friends had posted a link to a breastfeeding-related survey on Facebook, and it made me think about how divisive something as simple as feeding your child can be. How no matter which way you do it, you’re morally offending someone to the core. And how that applies to so many things in life, if not everything in life. And I don’t think I can fairly claim that anyone is free of intolerance – we all have something in our lives that we’re so adamant and passionate about that we cannot envision it being done or being any other way than *that* way.
I suppose that it falls in with me not understanding why people choose to be willfully ignorant – I get that having a narrow world view means that you can tell yourself that your life has a solid foundation… but I guess I cannot understand cloistering oneself as bringing joy. But maybe it does, and my sorrows are just from knowing too much. But on the other hand, knowing more means I accept that I cannot know everything, and cannot understand everything. With that, I try to develop tolerance for those things that I cannot understand… though I guess one could argue that my lack of tolerance for uninformed and ignorant viewpoints is intolerant. *giggles* No, I think that there’s a baseline, and information plays into it.
Or something. Or something.
Unrelated – the smell of newsprint under my nose is incredibly distracting… I should probably read the bit of print and put it away!
And erm… maybe I’ll think up something more concrete for tomorrow… but probably not. *laughs* For now, happy birthday to my best friend Heather, happy birth to my friend’s daughter Olivia, and here’s hoping most of y’all have a lovely day.