Monday, 12 November 2012

It's that time of year again!

Well, I am sticking to the shallows!  Ah, Ant and Dec, celebs and bugs, what more could I want? It started last night but My Beloved recorded it for me so I didn't have to inflict it on my parents and brother. I got home this afternoon after a four hour drive - probably not long to the likes of Mrs Micawber and others of you from BIG countries, but a Very Long Drive indeed to me. On the subject of big countries, I've been amusing myself looking up countries in the CIA World Factbook to see how they relate in size to US states. I've long been entertained by the way they do that - it adds an amusingly parochial note to their statistics! It won't let me search the other way though - I want to know the names of countries which are 'about as big as Wisconsin'. The UK is 'slightly smaller than Oregon' apparently. Australia is 'slightly smaller than the US contiguous 48 states but has more spiders than you can shake a stick at'. Okay, I made the latter half of that one up - all I know is I once flew across part of it and it took ages.

How on earth am I going to 'label' this post? I think 'it's a bit random' about covers it.


Mrs. Micawber said...

Ha - I wrote a post once about random posts and whether they should be tagged or not. :)

I'd love to hear which countries are "about the size of Wisconsin". Shall look forward to any future posts on the subject.

Peeriemoot said...

Hehe, I've been looking and looking but I've not found any the size of Wisconsin. Maybe it's an odd size!