from The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett
"It was one of those days that you put away and remember."
"But the reward for lots of work seemed to be lots more. If you dug the biggest hole, they just gave you a bigger shovel."
from The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
"Ratbag went back to sleep, twitching occasionally as he disembowelled something in his fat cat dreams."
Why is the letter W pronounced double U when it is clearly a double V? Why don't we say double V?
I've noticed over the last few years, many washing powders are being replaced with a liquid variety, with all kinds of fancy scents in them. Fancy scents which I do not like at all. Even the ones labelled "Sunshine Freshness" don't smell anything like freshly sun-dried sheets.
Now I have nothing against laundry liquid, they're a great idea for those people who use too much powder and find it hasn't all dissolved properly leaving marks on their clothing.
but I do wish some manufacturers would realise that not everyone wants to use them. Some of us, like me, prefer the powder variety.
Because my washing machine does not have a liquid dispenser option in the soap tray. It's powder only.
And because I don't think those bottles of liquid last as long as a box of powder does.
So I hope there will always be a laundry powder option available when I'm shopping. This is a problem in itself. I usually buy a truck load of laundry powder all at once when it's on special. I think it's been close to three years since I bought any and I still have a half a dozen boxes left which will last me at least a year.
Now it's decision time. Do I go out and buy more now while it is available? Or do I wait until I've almost run out and hope I can still get the brand I prefer, because it doesn't make me itch and it's cheap.
I'm watching Warehouse 13 and Artie has just said to Claudia, "what makes you so sure?" and Claudia has replied "because I know you."
I hear this a lot on TV and read it in books too and I'm envious of those who are able to get close enough to their friends to understand them so well they can say this. "I know you".
I have family and friends and acquaintances, some I have known for quite some time, but I've never understood any of them well enough to "know them". Delving deeply into emotions, my own and those of family and friends, isn't something I do. I'm one of those "surface" people, (shallow?) who simply take things the way they seem and that's good enough.
Is this a bad thing? Should I try harder? Because I don't think I can. It isn't part of who I am.