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1. I spend a lot of time thinking about my bookshelves. Currently my books are sorted alphabetically by author (then publication date if I happen to have more than one book by an author). But my dream is to have them divided into genre sections – like in a proper bookshop. If this is your dream as well, maybe you’d be interested in labelling your shelves?
2. Since it took an eternity to get the internet on at my house, I missed out on two of my uni study periods. The next one starts in December and goes across Christmas, and since I hate studying then I wasn’t going to enrol. But then I worked out during the week that if I don’t get cracking on my degree, I’ll still be studying in 2020. So I’m now gunning to finish my final before I head off to Scotland in August, 2019. That’s going to be a big year.
3. This coffee.
4. The latest season of The Bachelorette started in Australia last week and I wasn’t going to watch it but then I changed my mind. There’s a model who looks like Harry Potter but a model (he also writes poetry because of course he does). If you want a laugh, you should watch this recap of the first episode:
5. After killing three redback spiders in my yard a couple of weekends ago and imagining that all the spiders were coming to get me, last weekend there was a spider on my bed. So I’m not paranoid at all: the spiders really are coming to get me.
6. This amazing cloud formation called The Morning Glory is happening in Australia soon. It’s super rare.
8. More of that thing I love – news in the world of human evolution. “Startling new research from a multi-university study in Europe not only confirms Aborigines and Papua New Guineans are linked to the oldest peoples in the world but most carry genetic traces of a new mystery early human.” Yep, there’s a mystery early human. I’m so excited by this.
9. ‘The Lion King’ being remade into a live action film? No thanks. Who thought we wanted that?
11. More evolution news: research shows that humans are predisposed to kill each other and they’ve estimated that “around 2% of human deaths at the origin of our species were down to such lethal spats.” This is probably the most interesting article I read this week – I highly recommend it.
12. And now, this: