I shave my armpits and the ice is still melting

I’m finding the school trip with Busby and two kids easier and easier. It’s almost too short a journey for me now. Certain “Skeptics” (you know who you are) might mock me and my bicycle and all I have to say in response is that I have a damn fine set of legs now thanks to cycling everyday. So there. Mock all you want while you sit on your arse in a car. I even took Ben for a ride in the bicycle this afternoon. I don’t think he’d like me to share his weight publicly – is it just me or have men become obsessed with their weight? – but Busby can handle a maximum weight of 80kg in the box itself and it was easy peasy from my perspective. I think Ben was mildly alarmed 🙂

A wasp tried to attack me just as I was falling asleep last night and I ended up having nightmares about wasps and have been in a bad mood all day. I blame the wasp. The concerning thing though was that we sprayed the wasp with my deodorant and it died. What on earth am I spraying on my armpits? Perhaps I’ll get a roll-on instead. And yes, I do wear deodorant and I even shave my armpits. The ice is melting and we are the cause AND I shave my armpits. Imagine that? Some people, it seems, think these are mutually exclusive things. In other words, they think that climate change is the domain of hippies and greenies and they couldn’t possibly agree with this group of people so they must reject the science. The ice is still going to melt regardless of whether I shave my armpits because … physics. In other words, a dislike of greenies is not a reason to reject physics.

Everyone (and by everyone I mean Antipodeans) keeps saying to me, “Isn’t it cold there?”. And well, compared to Brisbane, yes it’s cold. But I don’t feel cold. The houses are made of stone, they are double-glazed, insulated, and have central heating. It’s not cold inside and I don’t turn the heating on in the house during the day when I’m working. When I go outside, I put on a scarf and coat and more often than not I have to take layers off because I get hot when I’m cycling. It’s called dressing for the weather and it’s very easy to do.