most importantly for me - the strike is over! well, kinda. there was a close vote and some renegotiating, and garbage collection will probably resume on monday! so exciting! just this morning we had a funky punky dude offering to collect our garbage for $5 a bag. three months without garbage collection. . . boggles the mind. here's an article on the end of the strike. the librarians are still striking, but i imagine this will make it harder for them to get a decent deal. i hope the pools will open again soon. so exciting!
and, as bbb put it, the lying rodent called the election! about bloody time! (image stolen from the interwebs) here's the age's take on the situation, and, for contrast, the globe and mail's (canadian newspaper). i'll have to get the paper tomorrow to see how much of an impact the australian situation makes in canadian media. watch this space for updates on the election, and do feel free to update me on the latest news or argue the finer points of campaigning or wotnot.
i have no personal news. i've spent all day with flashcards. i hate this style of learning. my scores are creeping up. hope it's worth it.