Otterday! And Open Thread.

Your open thread this weekend is hosted by this baby otter at the Perth Zoo. Perth’s Asian small-clawed otter quadruplets are now 12 weeks old and thriving.

perthbabyotter

Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?



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  1. I have a cold. I had to miss singing on Wednesday night and for a brief period yesterday morning I thought the lurgy was moving on, but last night it settled in for a longer occupation. I had to sleep half-reclining on the couch just so I could breathe.

    Do Not Want.

  2. We have a case of Manflu here. The Dr has said it is a nasty cold, unless it goes on for more than a few days in which case it might be flu. We started out well this morning but have had to postpone for a few hours while he recovers from getting up and going shopping this morning. Unfortunately we do have stuff to do this afternoon otherwise I would send him to bed. As it is I may end up taking the babysitter to the trivia night tonight.

    I am trying to think of fun things to do in July. Are Hoydens about in July?

  3. Miss Maddie just sat on my lap for the first time ever! Only lasted about a minute, but it’s taken four years for her to allow that much. She loves rubbing heads and winding around legs and getting the humans to stop what they’re doing and make a fuss of her, but rarely allows cuddles and doesn’t do laps.
    She’s now trying to eat my knitting needle, so I’d better go rescue it.

  4. I think that lurgy has been through our house in the last couple of weeks. First I had it, then I had to go to Canberra and leave Mr angharad at home with it. It is the cold that never ends, or at least it starts to feel that way.
    And I don’t know if it was the weather but there seemed to be a much larger than usual number of flight cancellations and delays last week. It took me more than 12 hours spread over two days to actually get to Canberra…

  5. The lurgy afflicts our house too. Me with a throat so sore it actually bled this morning, son #1 with fever, headache and vomiting, and son #2 with a horrible chesty cough for at least a week now.
    On an unrelated topic, the actual transcript of Julia Gillard’s “blue ties” speech.
    http://www.pm.gov.au/press-office/transcript-remarks-launch-women-gillard?t=dXNlcmlkPTI2NDQyOSxlbWFpbGlkPTE5Mzc=

  6. Have completed one semester of librarianship studies in the hope of becoming qualified for something with employment prospects, since I can’t get work doing anything I’m already qualified for. I’m getting really mediocre grades. As in, last experienced when I was a clueless undergrad doing sod-all work kind of grades. Which is weird. I can’t decide whether I need to make a very clinical decision to alter my writing style to that strange simplistic-yet-opaque policyspeak, or whether there is something more fundamental I’m not getting, in which case, is this just not my thing?

  7. I don’t have any useful advice to offer there, Orlando – just my sympathies for the disappointment.
    * * * * * * * *
    Here’s a great post tying some threads together wrt the huge wave of gendered shit dumped in this week’s news-cycle: There is a straight road between vilification and violence

  8. Tigtog – I do hope the renowned director Pugger Jackson will be making this film.

  9. Mindy, am still hoping to get our two families together. July would be nice?

    I am off work for the second week, unwell.

  10. @Aphie, how long have we been planning this now? I really am crap at making arrangements for this type of stuff. I am hoping to do some Hoydeny things in July around birthday time.
    @Orlando through the wonders of Twitter, FB, etc do you know Tracy from the blog ‘Adelaide from Adelaide’? She is among many other things a qualified librarian and may be able to help you with some of your questions?

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