I built myself a barricade to shield me from the constant wrath of my five year-old brother’s angry nanny (because me and my brother’s rooms are connected and the nanny sleeps in the same room… you get the gist). I mean, she constantly opens the door and keeps yapping angrily at me for something I didn’t do. I had to defend myself.

As you see from the pictures, the barricade is composed of the following:

  • masking tape (sadly, I had bastard masking tape, not Scotch masking tape)
  • a stool
  • a chair
  • my printer/scanner/photocopier (as to why it’s there, the original prototype only featured the chair and the stool and, well, she was able to break through that. The barricade needed weight.)
  • a ream of paper to support the printer
  • a note for my mum or dad in case they sneak into my room while I’m sleeping and wonder what the fuck I was doing with all the aforementioned things.

Vive la chambre!




The first thing I wish to say - I love tea! tea! Tea! How quaint and British!

Everybody loves a cuppa. Back to the question - how big must a mug be before it becomes a two teabag problem?

I don’t know about you, but I drink my tea from a pint glass like this:

it is quite a mug. Quite a mug. I really like my tea strong, so this requires three teabags.  Which leaves me a nice answer to your question:

that, anon, is a three teabag problem sized mug, so two thirds of it is a two teabag problem sized mug. I hope that answers your question.

So we're actually studying genetics in Biology and we were discussing a list of dominant traits, one of them being curly hair. Of course, I thought of Hiddles... BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE

So yeah, Hiddles and his fucking perfect curls that are just so fucking soft.

But look at his sister, Emma:

Now look at his mum:

Basing everything purely on Mendelian genetics, I guess Tom’s dad (who I’ve never seen before) has curly hair, and that one of his (Tom’s) grandparents (on the dad’s side) has straight hair.


The row with the red capital “C” and a small “c” represent’s Tom’s dad’s genes while the column with two small c’s represents Tom’s mom’s genes.

The reason why the representation of Tom’s dad’s genes here is Cc and not CC is because is you were to place that on Tom’s dad’s side on a Punnet square, all the offspring from that generation would be curly haired. Meaning Sarah, Tom, and Emma would all have curly hair.

Which isn’t the case.

Of course, I’m not yet applying the Non-Mendelian laws of inheritance, such as co-dominance, incomplete dominance, among others)