We have a new 80gb hard drive, and a new broadband connection speed of 1500 kps - oh the downloading that I can do, and have done - 3 episodes of Veronica Mars since last night. Of course according to the teenager the computer is still crap (not sure whether that is a technical term or not), but as we have said to him in a number of different grammatical orderings - we don't have the money, read my lips, we can't afford it, we have no money to spare, it not going to happen, nada, no way. The person who came up with the saying that patience is a virtue, obviously never had children, let alone knew the sheer joy of teenaged children.
Apparently our landlord and landlady have decided to install a new kitchen for us - spent the morning 'tidying up' for the visit. Of course being the hugely cynical people we are, we're wondering what this will cost us - more rent, or the search for a new abode, or maybe it's just a tax dodge for them, and we get to enjoy staying here, with no rental increase and a serviceable kitchen (yeah sure, better get some packing boxes ...) Guess that's the price we do pay as renters (scum of the earth because we refuse to buy into the Great Australian Dream of owning our bit of this great nation).
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Cue slight political rant - that's the great nation that locks up a mentally ill woman in a detention centre (and don't get me started about those hideous places) for months on end, because the officials have decided she must be an 'illegal' immigrant, and are either too lazy or stupid to work out she's actually an Australian who is officially missing. The same nation whose great leader has said that he won't quash debate in parliament on abortion - debate, debate what, what needs to be debated about abortion, who thinks it needs to be debated, why, to do what, to stop them, to deny access to terminations, what, I don't understand - oh it's started, and when the fucking Liberals take over the Senate in July, I'll be the first one to stand up and say DON'T BLAME ME, I VOTED LABOR. Talk about getting the government you deserve - watch the right-wing, Christian, conservatives take over this country, and don't come whinging to me.