I have spent the few weeks ramming my head repeatedly against the Great Brick Wall of Bureaucracy, so much so that I’m about ready to braid myself a noose out of red tape and jump off the British Consulate. Special sore points include: labyrinthine visa websites, non-refundable application fees, banks with a policy of only buying black and white printers despite the fact that bank documentation for visas must be in colour, automated phone directory services, wrongly addressed tax invoices, a landline that doesn’t work but for which Optus still tries to charge line rental, multiple 1300 numbers, help lines that charge by credit card, cheques which are yet to arrive, and express couriers who bang on the door in a Wagnerian fashion. Also, university assingments. SWEET ZOMBIE JESUS.
Ten Things I Like (Which Are Not Related To Bureaucracy In Any Way, Shape Or Form)
1. Letting my hair dry naturally in tangles, then running a brush through it.
2. Ravioli bolognese.
3. Spaghetti bolognese.
4. Linguini bolognese.
5. The opening theme song from Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040.
6. Reading four good books in four days.
8. Obscure references to esoteric geekery that no-one else gives a crap about.
9. New episodes of Bones.
10. Random lists.