Friday, February 16, 2007

Reluctant Blogger

Just as I got ready for this rant, something amazing happened: I was put through to the Blogger dashboard without argument, side-tracking or—frankly—thinly disguised attempts at entrapment.

See, I usually have to click on a multitude of links and be careful not to sign my soul away in the process to confirm that *yes, really*, I want to remain with the old Blogger and not sign up to the amazing new Google version.

I want nothing to do with Google: I don't want to change my username and password, I abhore the idea of using my email address as username and I never asked for Google to barge into the Bloggerverse and go on to pester users.

I do have a Google account which I opened reluctantly in order to be able to post on usegroups and I am gobsmacked at the amount of spam that appears on those sites.

No thank you. It's time someone threw a spanner in Google's masterplan for world domination. Get out of my hair, or I cease blogging on this site.

Expect updates to be even more of a trickle than they have been already.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Expect the unexpected!

I've been lax with blogging lately, party because when I actually have liquorice, I'm less inclined to write about it. But we've also been away on holiday in Australia until yesterday, and look what I found there:

Expect the unexpected!

Apparently, lots of Germans live there, and they like their liqs, including the super-salty Fortisal. They're too salty—even for me! But I keep them with some of my milder liqs and nibble them in-between.