No doubt the following statements are self-evident to a large degree, but I think I still need to voice them for my own benefit:
Blogs don't, generally, write themselves.
Musical ideas don't, generally, program themselves into my laptop.
Flight tickets don't, in a manner consistent with the above two points, book themselves.
Friendships don't just maintain themselves.
Sometimes, however, it appears that beer seems to drink itself. I had a few last night having gone out to see a rather fantastic band. My first beers of the year, and I happen to feel better today than I've felt for the last two weeks. Hopefully this is less because of the beer, and more that the cough/cold combo is finally loosening its lemsip-addled grip.
Oh, and just by the by, here's my guide to travel essentials: