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I am currently sitting in the airport. Here are some of the things I have been thinking.
- •"I already miss my cat."
- •"Is there some kind of rule that there will only be terrifyingly long lines if you are running late? Because I got here way early this time and there were literally no lines at either bag drop or security."
- •"It's actually a little freaky that there was no line at security. It is Christmas, right? Has some terrible calamity befallen Christmas travellers?"
I mean, it's 2015. Why haven't we solved these minor yet annoying problems?
- •Unselecting an elevator button.Useful both for those "dammit I pushed the wrong button" moments and for those "some asshole pushed all of the damn buttons" moments.
- •Distinguishing between "reply" and "reply all".Know what's annoying? Getting a mass email that is only vaguely interesting to you. Know what is worse? Spending the next three days field in response emails that have absolutely nothing to do with you.
- •Getting automatic toilets to flush at appropriate times.I am really tired of having toilets flush while I am sitting on them and then having to do a weird dance in order to get it to flush once I am standing.
- •A universal laptop-to-projection-screen channel.A/V. Input. HDMI. Input 2. PC. Line 1. Input 5. Time to try again from the beginning.Suggested by @TheSteve
I've never been very practical when it came to choosing careers
- •Age 5-7: BallerinaNot once did I ever take ballet lessons. This wasn't something my young brain considered a problem.
- •Age 8-10: Figure SkaterAgain, the fact that I had no training didn't seem like it would be a problem for me.
- •Age 11-14: Interior DecoratorThis was the the era of Trading Spaces. To this day I really enjoy both actually decorating spaces and watching shows about decorating spaces.
I don't care how little space I have left on my phone. These are important for me to have.
- •Helen Mirren. One reason I adore her.
- •Charlie Brown is me. I am Charlie Brown.
- •It's important that I learn this phrase in every language.
Look, I love living by myself, but there are still moments when I wish I had someone else around.
- •Not cooking.Sometimes I just don't want to make food. When I lived with roommates there was usually someone who really wanted to cook something and I would come home to magically delicious meals.
- •Reaching high shelves/lightbulbs.I am short. I lived with my bestie for several years, and she is nearly six feet. Not once in our time together did I need to create a perilous table and step stool combo to change a lightbulb.
- •Pooling laundry."Hey guys I need to do a load of whites but don't have a full load, anyone have anything they want to throw in?"
- •HarpsichordHave you ever heard a harpsichord? Because they are awesome.
- •SaxophoneYeah, I know people play the saxophone all the time in jazz and classical, but it used to be EVERYWHERE.
- •SynthesizerYou can just do so many interesting things with a synthesizer. Plus, what other instrument is as effective in a power ballad?
Given my penchant for odd names, it is probably good I will never be responsible for bestowing a name upon a tiny human. So essentially this is a list of future cat names.
- •IsoldeBecause Tristan and Isolde. Plus the nickname Izzy is super cute.
- •TristanAgain, Tristan and Isolde. For some reason I like the whole "boy name for a girl thing".
- •JosephineBecause Little Women.
Just the living ones.
- •Helen Mirren
- •Meryl Streep
- •Felicity Jones
- •Making a phone call to anyone other than my parents or best friend.To quote the Dowager Countess, is this an instrument of communication or of torture.
- •Being the only person in a coffee shop.Especially if I have already finished my coffee and am just sitting there working.
- •Asking a favour of anyone.I mean, what if they say no!?