Musings 13 Jan 2017 — thundersnow, antivenom, new words and an old punctuation that should be more common.

I’ve got nothing to say.

I’m incredibly tired and my bones ache. I think I’m coming down with something.

I was going to say something about the new term ‘Thundersnow’ and how stupid it is that we need to invent ever more alarming words to try and grab attention but it’s so stupid this one sentence is enough.

Then I was going to point out how we’ve been lied to for a very long time. The kind of lie that when repeated becomes a belief — the lie was that to be happy we need new, better, shinier stuff. Again this is self-evident.

And now, because I promised myself I will try and write one of these every day for as long as I can I have to subject you to my empty brain.

Aren’t you lucky?!

Speaking of ?! you might have heard of the interrobang. If not look it up, it’s glorious.

I thought I’d wangle some way of typing one quickly but all the solutions I’ve had a look at seem laborious and each has their own quirks so I’ve made a decision that if I feel like using an interrobang (a lot) I’ll just use the question and exclamation mark.

After all, there seems to be an increase in the amount of typos about and I could spend endless hours fussing around making something perfect.

Incidentally do typos irritate you any more? I think I’m becoming more accepting of them. Or perhaps I’m immune.

Ooh in the spirit of imparting information, do you know how snakebite anti-venom is made?

They inject a horse with a bit of snake venom, the horse makes anti-venom and we draw it out.

I’m sure it’s a lot more complicated than that or I may be completely wrong or out of date but I believe I’ve got the basics down.

Feel free to search it up and tut at my ignorance or better still poke fun and throw cyberstones*.

Isn’t Google a marvellously wonderful way of making us feel superior and insecure at the same time?

Enough, bye for now.

R! :)

*spellcheck didn’t flag that up for a while, it was quite a relief when I looked it up and it said nothing found. I’m using it anyway. Perhaps hyphenated? What do you think? Ta. :)