Don't get me wrong, I've got high hopes for this little corner of the internet, but I'm just keeping it real. Cat videos are cute and awesome and can make you want to cry in a really great way. I am not-so-cute and hopelessly uncool and can make you want to cry in a less great way (like that time I threw powdered cement in my friend's eye, aged 23
The stranger who slides toilet paper under the cubicle divider. The barista who throws in a free chocolate brownie with your order. The driver who stops to let you cross the road when it's raining. The hopeless quiz show contestant who makes you think you might be smart after all. The commuter who refuses your offer of a seat on public transport. The fellow runner whose smile makes you feel like you're part of a club. The guy on Instagram who knits hats in the shape of random objects. Heroes. They're everywhere.
Exhibit A: Instant attachment. When I was about 10, we had an exchange student come and stay with our family. Well, they called her an 'exchange student' but I heard 'second sister!'. We formed a super-tight friendship watching Teletubbies ironically and when she left after seven blissful days, I was a mess. I had a sense that it was not okay to cry about a random stranger on loan to us from the country for a week, but I couldn't help it. I naturally assumed (still do) that a single
What time is it? I should get up. What's happening on Facebook? What's happening on Instagram? What's happening in my inbox? Now I should really get up. After I see what's happening on Facebook. (It's been 20 minutes