Hello again iiwiiers
I read a piece about how if they're gonna grow stuff to burn they should do it in salty water where they can't grow food. I knew that already, but at least it's true. The one thing I knew about it already was how the water table in Spain is going down so much a lot of the land's going salty, because they're trying to grow olives for the likes of me. I blame Thatcher. In the olden days the likes of me would have gone their whole lives without ever tasting an olive, having neither the desire to try one or the means to be able to purchase one. We might perhaps look on in awe as the sophisticates ate them. We might even be serving them to one at a society gathering. But then along came Thatcher, and the word on everybody's lips was 'aspirational'. We were all told we had to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and wear red braces or we were losers. Television programmes were adapted to promote it. Somewhere in a posh but not uber-posh village a research chemist first synthesized status anxiety. In North Lanarkshire redundant ex-miners turned to prostitution to pay for their caviar habits. And so, twenty years later, and then some, it has come to this, people like me eating olives - and enjoying them mind you, not just pretending to show off - when we should be happily sticking to baked beans and custard. And Spain shrivels up, all Thatcher's fault.
Anyway, the piece didn't mention that one thing I knew, so I might be expected to dis it on that basis, or I might be expected to be fair and say it was okay. This makes it difficult for me to confound expectations, unless I were to do it on purpose for the hell of it, for instance by saying it was a goat, but I might be expected to do something like that too. Fortunately I do not have to confound expectations so I will broadly support the piece. It was okay.
I bought pitta bread somewhere else yesterday, and they were too large to go in the toaster. I improvised a way to toast them in the toaster, it was okay, but it wasn't perfect. I am unsure whether to try to refine the method or just grill the rest of them. I think I maybe prefer the smaller ones so I'd be investing some of our R&D budget on a project that would only bear fruit for a few pittas, even with a best case scenario. But maybe it would be in the best interests of It Is What It Is to give ourselves the security of having that flexibility in the long-term. Yes, I think I'll give it another go tonight.
And finally, a sort of interesting piece on how the arrow keys on your keyboard came to be in the shape that they are in. Well, I thought it was sort of interesting. Your mileage may vary.
that's all from me for now
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