Things really do come in threes. As evidence, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I present the following:
1. New housemate (charming).
2. New job (stressful, challenging but rewarding and stimulating).
3. After holding out against the fucking things for at least six years, I am now the dubiously proud owner of a NEW MOBILE PHONE! Dear God, what next? What next, I cry, shaking my fists and railing against the capricious and rather delightful state of the universe?!? Could it be - gasp - a new federal government? Oh please, yes, make it so!