Four principal realisations I've had over the past 24 hours (with four sub-realisations and one dialogue transcription):
1. Going to bed two hours earlier than usual just means you wake up two hours earlier.
i. There is suprisingly little to do at 4am.
2. It's quite difficult to teach three-year-old children how to fly kites.
i. There are at least five points on small children's shoes the world over that kite string can and will get caught on.
3. Chariots of Fire is not a rousing film about breaking the four-minute mile but rather nationalist sporting twaddle.
i. Incorrectly attributed filmic memories from childhood can lead to disappointing evenings spent in adulthood.*
ii. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences does not always award the Best Film accolade to the best film (or even the best mediocre film, sporting or otherwise).
4. Wrong number phone calls received from universities can lead to the following conversation:
"Hello, I'm calling from the University of New South Wales and I'm looking for Jane Citizen.** Is that you, Jane Citizen?"
"Um no, I'm not enrolled at UNSW."
I will puzzle over this while I have a cup of tea. Why not, indeed.
* What was that bloomin' film about the four-minute mile?
** Not real name.