There is a sort of resignation in the news today about everything, nothing is good anymore, nothing goes well it seems no matter how hard you try.
The Nobel Committee deliver their shock news that President Obama wins the Peace Prize, at the same time as he has to send more troops to Afghanistan.
NASA crash a rocket on purpose, but still manage to not quite get it right, all those millions and to not get the results you were after, oh dear.
The ceremony in London to commemorate the sacrifice of the soldiers in Iraq gave the Arch Basher of Canterbury a chance to lecture Gordon Brown and Tony BLIAR, who then had the ignominy of a parent of a soldier who had died, refusing to shake his hand. Good for you Sir!
Al-Qaeda have infiltrated the lab at Cerne, you know the lab which can create a black hole and destroy the world, although Osama Bin Lorry will survive in his cave no doubt.
Strictly are still imploding, Simon Cowell might be too ill to appear on X Factor, MP's have further expenses issues awaiting their return to Westminster, and there are many many more stories which all hint that the world is ever so slightly a bad place to be at the moment.
On a personal note, I have a moral dilemma to bottom, one which will give my sleepless nights a purpose at least so I thought perhaps it might be nice to finish on a positive thought for the day:
I'm going shopping with Mrs B - it's time to get winter boots for her. Hip Hip Hooray!
Look out M&S, here we come.
On this day in 1963, the little sparrow died, (not the same sparrow that died in my sisters blog) I mean of course Edith Piaf. Edith was named for the WW1 nurse Edith Cavell, and Cavell had a hospital in Peterborough which is where the blogging sister lives, but that is not the connection...one of the songs Piaf is allegedly famous for singing is Mon Dieu which of course translates into My God. As an atheist who doesn't believe in God, I don't believe she sang it at all - in fact with the help of Richard Dawkins, I have scientifically proven that it is the only case in music history of a whole world thinking they heard a song when it actually was never there at all.
And that's a fact!
PS Happy Birthday Nicholas Parsons - 86 today. He is famous for Just a Minute, which is quite apt because that might be all the time he has left!