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31 August 2015 @ 10:40 pm
What the hell, August?  
I swear to you it was August the first three minutes ago!

The month in notes: Erised story 5000 words in. Two new garden beds created. No ad staff murdered. No one else dead. Wedding of nice friends! Stomach ulcer mostly under control. Month flown by.

BUT, I bring you all a wacky Australian news story. Because it's what we do. The Australian, Murdoch's 'serious' paper here (once good, now mostly tin-hat), ran a story:

This was the official Australian Unions Twitter response:

Sharing the love, guys. Sharing the love.
ecosopherecosopher on August 31st, 2015 12:51 pm (UTC)
Yes. It's totally a secret that we don't want Abbott to get a second term. And it's the unions' fault. Nobody would ever get that idea by themselves, if it weren't for the unions.

Bloody unions.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on September 3rd, 2015 11:49 am (UTC)
Thank God for the unions!!!!
ecosopherecosopher on August 31st, 2015 12:51 pm (UTC)
Also, good to hear about the gardening and the improving ulcer! Yay!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on September 3rd, 2015 11:54 am (UTC)
Garden still good, ulcer took a big step backwards at work today, but I recognised tha pain early and drank All the Milk. Blessed, blessed milk!
sassy_cissasassy_cissa on August 31st, 2015 01:00 pm (UTC)
Erised story 5000 words in. Whoot!!

and glad the ulcer is under control. ♥
blamebramptonblamebrampton on September 3rd, 2015 11:57 am (UTC)
I HAVE LEARNED! Because if I leave it till the tme when there is the exact right length of time to write it before it is due, ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN. And I am running out of bones to break, I tell you!
宝井かりんtakarai_karin on August 31st, 2015 01:02 pm (UTC)
That's good to hear about the improving ulcer, hope it'll keep improving :3 I agree about time, though 2015 seem to fly by so fast!

For me personally the month ended in not a good note-- I keep having neck/shoulder/arm pain and it's making work/typing painful. And of course, Oliver Sacks, whom I adore, passed away today.

For me this is Terry Prachett all over again...

Edited at 2015-08-31 01:06 pm (UTC)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on September 3rd, 2015 12:08 pm (UTC)
It is such a bad year for deaths. We are losing all the good people, while total fuckheads are thriving. It's too much to hope that Dick Cheney will accidentally shoot Donald Trump, and then be taken out by Trump's Goon Squad, who clear up Tony Abbott in the crossfire. But I'd trade all three of them for a month of Pratchett or Sacks.
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blamebramptonblamebrampton on September 3rd, 2015 12:19 pm (UTC)

And yes, wholly unlike the lovely Mr Sacks.
Vaysh Swiftstormvaysh on August 31st, 2015 02:19 pm (UTC)
This post made my day 34,8% better. :D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on September 3rd, 2015 12:19 pm (UTC)
I'm prepared in case my body decides to fling itself at the ground when deadline approaches ;-)
Eli/Ellie/ellie_nor: house unityellie_nor on August 31st, 2015 02:44 pm (UTC)
<3 Australian Unions <3

Edited at 2015-08-31 02:44 pm (UTC)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on September 3rd, 2015 12:20 pm (UTC)
They're mostly very good! I mean, a few are terrifying lunatics riddled with corruption, but then, so are parts of our government.
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on August 31st, 2015 02:51 pm (UTC)
Omg! That response! <333

and wait! 5000 words on erised. Excuse me while I do a happy dance here. *\o/*

blamebramptonblamebrampton on September 3rd, 2015 12:27 pm (UTC)
They're very cool. We applauded wildly :-)

It's about 7500 now, and would have been more except I have had the week of doom, so evenings have mostly been typing up the written copy rather than going forward. Still unlikely to hit the deadline, though (I say in a bid not to jinx myself.)
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on September 3rd, 2015 09:48 pm (UTC)
You can do it! <33
la, zeitgeist!: z aprilzeitgeistic on August 31st, 2015 04:59 pm (UTC)
You are writing for Erised, yay! Ouch on the stomach ulcer. I'm glad you're keeping it reigned in. I have a sensitive stomach and it's probably from the coffee. Ugh.

Jaeenchanted_jae on September 1st, 2015 01:30 am (UTC)
At least Australian politics are amusing. Our next presidential election isn't for another 14 months, yet we're already getting propaganda crammed down our throats. Guh.
anna_wing on September 1st, 2015 02:37 am (UTC)
Apropos of not very much, I recall a conversation with an Australian colleague, who remarked rather bitterly that the only coverage of Australia on the BBC was about wacky animals. I kept an eye out for a bit to see if he was right, and while there were pieces about mining and political infighting, the majority of the coverage was indeed about wacky animals.
Guinishiftylinguini on September 1st, 2015 06:25 am (UTC)
LOL at the twitter response .

Also, 5,000 words in, you're so productive! How exciting.
astardanced77astardanced77 on September 3rd, 2015 08:33 am (UTC)
valkyrie17valkyrie17 on September 5th, 2015 04:26 am (UTC)
Love the Union twitter response:)
Sorry about the ulcer, but glad it is under control.
We are heading into an election here in Canada, and we are trying to get people to vote anything but conservative. We need harper gone, or it will be the end of democracy here in Canada.