There’s all sorts of tasty titbits today in the news, hooray hooray. Here’s a few that stood out for me:
Twitter user in bid to break super-injunctions
While the Twitter stream itself isn’t wholly accurate (at least one person is loudly refuting them having anything to do with an injunction), I’m perversely pleased to see someone trying to find a backdoor way of telling everyone what they already know. Or, at least, what everyone who isn’t amongst the hoi polloi know, at least. I get that the whole nosey-posey-ness of British culture and the aggressive paparazzi folks have both contributed to the formation of these crazy injunctions, but I can sincerely hope that everyone will take a step back and realize they’re a bit redonk. And that even famous people deserve some space… some. 😉
Young people show money ‘reality gap’ says survey
Frankly, I’m not quite sure what to say to this. I think it’s a bit condescending to assume that kids are suddenly interested in money – kids have always been interested in money. Kids have also, I suspect, always had unrealistic thoughts on it – I know I had myself convinced I could support myself at age 13 if I had to. I never really put a number on things, though, nor did I ever fall for that kind of gross assumption that degree = gimmeh more money. I do think that more kids probably should have jobs, or do chores, if only to learn the value of a dollar. For all my parent’s sins, if we wanted something, we had to bust mega-ass to get it!
British Gas owner Centrica warns of higher prices
Duh news is duh – gas prices are always going up! *giggles* Maybe it’s cynical of me, but there appears to be a story of that ilk every year, and I just can’t find myself getting up in arms about any of them. I can, however, be amused by dis:
Samoa to jump forward in time by one day
It makes sense to me, but I still find it really cute and charming enough to be able to hop one way or t’other. I hope it works out for them the way they want it to.
I can’t think of anything particular to add to that today. I’m enjoying the wind and the sun (even if my sinuses aren’t), and trying to buckle down to revise a short story I’m working on for the latest Figment contest before finishing it off. I have to say – having a max limit of 1,000 words is much less intimidating than 1,000 to 10,000 words! I’m just happy that I’m getting more into trying to write as the year is going on, as if those muscles are unlimbering and happy to be exercising. Of course, that could also be other circumstances… *wink*
Off I go – have a lovely Monday!