Gerbillus muriculus vs. Salesbury

Gerbillus muriculus

I hate Mondays!

The “Barfur gerbil”, as the gerbillus muriculus is commonly known, is generally found in Sudan. Now that I’ve gotten the boring facts out of the way, here is some info more suited to this sleepy Monday morning: GERBILS! ARE! SO! FREAKING! ADORABLE!

That’s about all the argument I can muster this morning. I drove to upstate New York yesterday with some friends for some cross-border shopping and American-sized dinner portions (I’ll be eating my steak and mashed potatoes for a week). There was a two-hour wait coming back across the Canadian border, and between that and consuming enough calories to last me a month, I’ll need a couple more coffees before I can tackle anything more complex that linking to cute pictures of rodents, ok?

VS.

Salesbury

Where Monday mornings are a more pleasant affair.

Happy Monday everyone. If you’re like me, you’re feeling the effects of not getting enough sleep over the weekend and don’t know if you’re going to be able to stomach the 45-minute commute to work. The news that the average house price in your city has risen to about $500,000 doesn’t help things much either. It’s one of those (many) days that you idealize the simple life. A place that’s quiet and everyone is friendly. A place like Salesbury. A “completely rural parish,” Salesbury is located on the outskirts of Blackburn in England, which is in turn a large town in Lancashire.

So really, you have the best of both worlds. The ideal rural home life and you can always just hit up Blackburn for your culture and vinyl records and what have you. Yep, that sounds about right. I’ll get myself a job at the Salesbury School (the biggest employer in the village) and get myself a three-bedroom (only £289,950! OK, so when you convert that you get pretty close to half a million Canadian dollars. But shit, you get a bungalow with this!). Yep, a Salesbury life is the life for me. .. Either that or the United States just got a whole lot more appealing. Way to go on passing the health care reform bill. Fuckin’ A!

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