Wednesday, December 20, 2006

"The Time has come, " the Walrus said,


"To talk of many things:

Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--

Of cabbages--and kings--

And why the sea is boiling hot--

And whether pigs have wings."


*Sunshine*

I won't be blogging for a while, so Happy Holidays and catch you on the other side in 2007!


Sunshine - Lupe Fiasco

Uh, Fresh to def she is
From her steps ta the set she is
So "death" might not let me live
The orchestra in my mind dont play like this (naw),
But I'm prepared for it
Got a lil rare for it
Brushed off my airs
Even cut my hair for it
Cause normally I dont care for it
Dont even be lookin for like, like that
Then there go it
Yea right over there so I prepare the poet
Lil scared my stair lowered
Momma said have no fear
Plus I'm already outta my chair
God love my airs on my square from here forward
It's nuthen right so here go it
Whisper in the air "its kinda crowded in here"
Would she care to blow it she said "yea"

[chorus]
Your my sunshine (your my sunshine),
Your my moonlight (your my moonlight),
Your the starry skies above me wont you please come down and hug me,
Cause I found love in this girl tonight (Wowowowo)

Never met her before
But I think I like her like a metaphor
It's hard ta get in the car we sit
From the intro she rolled down her window just in case some was a skit
So I compliment her on the common sense
I'm calm
A lil more confident (Uh Huh)
And then we lose consciousness

She says "that I've been waiten for you"
And I know you been chasing me too since they kidnapped me from a castle
I been thinken of you
I told a firebreathen dragon "he bet not harm me" or he be sorry when he meets my one man army
And thou has come ta rescue me
My knight in shinen armor yes you be
Woken up by the horn of an SUV
I said "see, too beautiful to let you sleep"

[chorus]

Relationship is just 30 minutes long
It's kinda heavy maybe a lil strong
"Go and take" much more than once
Can't trust what each of us say at least for a month
Or two before I bid you a due
Do this one thing for me
outta the trillions of numbers thats in the world
Just leave me a few that lead to you

Won't be longin I see you in the morning

[chorus]

Monday, December 18, 2006

Waiting...



These days i find i am waiting...with bated breath, just waiting! I've never been good with suspense but it seems that this is one thing i cannot rush and will just have to wait out..ever so patiently. All this waiting reminds me of Samuel Beckett's play "Waiting for Godot" where the main character doesn't even pitch up, urggggh! It also reminds me of an excerpt from one of my favourite poems, "Oh the places you will go" by Dr Seuss...let me share the bit about waiting with you....


...for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come,
or a plane to go or the mail to come,
or the rain to go or the phone to ring,
or the snow to snow
or waiting around for a Yes or a No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.

Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake

or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a sting of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting
.


I find it rather tiring all this waiting, but at the same time i find myself all giddy over "the unknown", right now there are so many possibilities, it's rather exhilirating....and there is nothing to do but wait....wait....wait....wait.


Friday, December 15, 2006

Tis the season to be jolly.....


To say that this festive season has started with a bang is the biggest understatement ever! Take for instance the high incidence of people indulging in after work drinks...nothing new right, WRONG. I'm talking about your usual watering hole being chokker block on a random Tuesday night. It starts off with the usual peer pressure,"C'mon Vim, lets go and have just one" and 5 rounds later, well....you know the drill!


Besides the boost in social activities and alcohol intake, this is my favourite time of the year for so many other reasons! Primarily because of what the holiday stands for ie; family, reconciliation, celebration and all things good!


I am little too old to expect Santa to hook me up with the latest model something because i've been a good girl all year *snigger snigger*, but i won't lie, come Christmas morning i'll wake up with all the expectation and hope of a 6 year old.
Tis the season to be jolly indeed :-)


Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Clueless

So i have this huge 4hr exam this Saturday (hence the lack of blogging posts) and i feel absolutely CLUELESS!!!! Clearly, not wanting to dwell on frustating topics such as exams-i-havent-really-studied-for led me down a path of nostalgia. My favourite teeny-boppy movie back in the 90's was without a doubt, hands down CLUELESS!!!

I had this absolutely cute Clueless jpeg but Blogger is being difficult so i'll update it another day! Anywho, now Clueless is based on one of my favourite books by Jane Austen, "Emma" so when i watched this flick it was love at first sight! Back then listening to the dialogue was a carthatic experience, all the slang sounded new, who could forget the abuse of the word "Whatever".

Yes, it wasn't the deepest flick on the earth, but it was and still is one of my most entertaining!

To access the complete script, just click on http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/5342/Clueless.htm

But here are a few of my favourite quotes:

Cher: Here's where Dionne lives. She's my friend because we both know what it's like to have people be jealous of us.

Cher V.O.: I don't know why Dionne is going out with a high school boy. They're like dogs. You have to clean them and feed them and they're just like these nervous creatures that jump and slobber all over you.

Amber: Mr. Hall, how can I answer that? The topic is Haiti and she's talking about some little party.

Dionne: Uh, no, Miss Stoeger? I have a note from my tennis instructor, and he would prefer it if I didn't expose myself to any training that might derail his teachings.

MURRAY (to Dionne)
Woman, lend me five dollars.
DIONNE
Murray, I have asked you repeatedly not to call me Woman!
MURRAY
Excuse me, Miss Dionne.
DIONNE
Thank you.
MURRAY
OK, but street slang is an increasingly valid form of expression. Most of the feminine pronouns do have mocking, but not necessarily in a misogynistic undertone.

JOSH
Mel, I wanna help out Mel. He's the only one who cares about me.
CHER
That's not true.
JOSH
He's not? Are you saying you care about me?
CHER
Josh.


Okay there are so many others, but i'm too lazy to look through the entire script...enough procrastinating, i'm gonna go!

Wish me luck for my exam *eeeeeeeeeeeeeeek*

Thursday, November 30, 2006

She works hard for the money....

So hard for it honey

She works hard for the money

So you'd better treat her right!


Donna Summers captures my predicament perfectly...if you still don't know what i'm talking about, refer to the cartoon below...'nuff said.




Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Things to be Thankful for!


Today people across the States are off from work (lucky buggers) and are celebrating Thanksgiving. Personally I wouldn’t endorse a day that in part celebrates how the pilgrims took advantage of the Native American Indians and basically moved them off their land (that’s a discussion for another day!)…it’s the other part that I support, the whole spirit of giving thanks for what is good in our lives, no matter how small.

One day of the year shouldn’t be dedicated to giving thanks, every day of the year should be (Lord knows, I could do with all the extra holiday time myself…lol)

So here is a list of things that I am thankful for;

1. My family, the craziest bunch of people hovering the planet with whom I share DNA with. Love them all, even when they do drive me up the wall, which happens often.

2. The Ladies of the Forum whom provide me with jokes, support when times are tough, interesting things to think about and just general skraalness!

3. Email & Internet; Two technologies that I abuse and would be lost with them. Email for letting me keep in touch with loved ones scattered across the globe and Internet for feeding my never-ending quench for knowledge and information.

4. Good health…taken for granted when you have it, sadly missed when you don’t.

5. Google search engine (refer to point 3)

6. Dessert….there is no comfort food quite like dessert, be it a big ole bowl of ice-cream, a huge slice of Black Forest Gateau or just some old fashioned apple crumble with custard!

7. Dusk; my favourite time of the day, when the sun is setting and life slows down a bit & lets you take it all in.

8. Music, my constant companion!. Music gets me up in the morning, music gets me through the day, she adapts and conforms to my many moods and at night, she puts me to sleep….

9. Ear buds…very random thing to be thankful for, but I am all the same.

10. Fast food; I’m no take-away junkie, but once in a while going out and ordering from the greasiest, artery-clogging fast food joint has to be done.

11. Rainy weather; it’s not only good for earth and all that jazz but symbolically represents some sort of ritual cleansing! Doesn’t everything look that much better after the rain.

12. Cellphones; sometimes intrusive and lets face it, we all don’t want to found all the time. But for practical reasons, they are just the niffiest gadgets on earth. Definitely up there with Email and the Net.

13. Kitty cats…I love these feline creatures, they are so graceful, so well put together, so independent. No matter how civil one is, make no mistake, these animals can never be fully tamed.

14. Reality shows; not only do they help pass the time, but I think they help display the not-so attractive qualities of human beings and make us realise as a people that we gotta do something about that!

15. Mmmmmmmh, I thankful for the time you’ve taken out to read this long, rather random list…and would be most thankful if you left a comment and told me what you are most thankful for J

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Poetry Hour: Dorothy Parker



Dorothy Parker was a columnist/poet from back in the 50's, her witty lines and satirist rhymes are quite humourous. I don't remember how i came upon her, but i'm glad i did all the same. She's up there with Mae West!

Here are a few of her poems, enjoy!


Dilemma

If I were mild, and I were sweet,
And laid my heart before your feet,
And took my dearest thoughts to you,
And hailed your easy lies as true;
Were I to murmur "Yes," and then
"How true, my dear," and "Yes," again,
And wear my eyes discreetly down,
And tremble whitely at your frown,
And keep my words unquestioning
My love, you'd run like anything!



Should I be frail, and I be mad,
And share my heart with every lad,
But beat my head against the floor
What times you wandered past my door;
Were I to doubt, and I to sneer,
And shriek "Farewell!" and still be here,
And break your joy, and quench your trust-
I should not see you for the dust!


On being a woman


Why is it, when I am in Rome,
I'd give an eye to be at home,
But when on native earth I be,
My soul is sick for Italy?
And why with you, my love, my lord,
Am I spectacularly bored,
Yet do you up and leave me- then
I scream to have you back again?


General Review of the Sex Situation


Woman wants monogamy;
Man delights in novelty.
Love is woman's moon and sun;
Man has other forms of fun.
Woman lives but in her lord;
Count to ten, and man is bored.
With this the gist and sum of it,
What earthly good can come of it?




Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Under Pressure!

I think the picture says it all...these are dark days indeed, lol
Too much work to do and not enough effing energy to do what needs to be done!
It appears i am suffering from the dreaded
"Holiday Fever" a whole 4 weeks in advance.
I can't wait for holidays to begin :-)
There are, of course, welcome distractions
that help me get through the day
*smile*
*blush*

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Hump-Day Mixed Tape



Remember the days of compiling "mixed tapes" for friends and potential love interests! Those where the days indeed, i still have one tape from a friend complete with handmade cover (she gets an A for effort for that) :-)

The following is my current playlist selection...kinda mellow, but the rain/thunder/lightning outside is a major contributor to the mood at the moment!

  1. Best i ever had - Vertical Horizon
  2. Sometimes - Erykah Badu
  3. What goes around - Justin Timberlake
  4. Sweet Love - Anita Baker
  5. Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Tony Bennett
  6. Believe in Me - Lenny Kravitz
  7. Candle in the Wind - Elton John
  8. Call me when you get this - Corrinne Bailey Rae
  9. Waiting in Vain - Floetry
  10. Never felt this way - Alicia Keys
  11. Whatever - Jill Scott
  12. Save Room - John Legend
  13. Body & Soul - Anita Baker
  14. For your babies - Simply Red
  15. I'm Ready - Tracy Chapman
  16. Back to You - John Mayer
  17. Warning Sign - Coldplay
  18. Saving all my love - Whitney Houston
  19. Stars - Simply Red
  20. You and Me - Lifehouse

Monday, November 13, 2006

Fine/Partly Cloudy

The lyrics makes me wish it was a rainy Sunday afternoon and i was snuggled under the covers at home, or that i was sitting under a huge tree in a park somewhere reading my favourite book...it basically makes me wish i was anywhere but at work! The song evokes feelings of happiness, nostalgia, loss and hope!
Save Room - John Legend
Say that you stay a little
Don't say bye bye tonight
Say you'll be mine
just a little of bit of love
Is worth a moment of your time
knocking on your door just a little
so cold outside tonight
let's get the fire burning


I know, I keep it burning right


Chorus:
If you stay, won't you stay - stay
save room for my love
save room for a moment to be with me
save room for my love
save a little save a little for me
won't you save a little
save a little for me - ohh


This just might hurt a little
love hurts sometimes when you do it right
Don't be afraid of a little bit of pain
pleasure is just on the other side
Let down your guard just a little
I keep you safe in these arms of mine
Hold on to me - pretty baby
You will see I can be all you need
If you stay, won't you stay - stays


(Chorus)


Ohhh come on
Make time to live a little
don't let this moment slip by tonight
you never know what you are missing untill you try
I keep you satisfied
if you stay, won't you stay - stay


(Chorus)

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Lights, Camera....ACTION!!!!



It wasn't a Paris Hilton/Pam Anderson "sex, lies and videotape" affair, just a very boring press conference i had to endure.

The unfortunate thing was i didn't even see it...but a lot of people watching the late night news did, and i've been inaundated with calls since. Makes sense though, the camera man took a huge liking to the side of our room...was bordering on stalkerish behaviour actually.

It was a far cry from the tearyOscar speech i plan on giving in the not-so-distant future, but baby steps i guess.


Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!

People may argue that it's a pagan holiday that celebrates all things evil blah blah blah...honestly, its just a great day to have dress-up party mid-week!




Your Halloween Costume Should Be



Catwoman





For once these silly quizzes got it right... i would so definitely get dressed up as Catwoman, as a lover of all things feline...and leather whips *evil chuckle*

Monday, October 30, 2006

Clean Slate




"Today is gonna be the day that they gonna give it back to you
By now you should’ve somehow realised what you gotta do.

And all the roads we have to walk are winding,
And all the lights that lead the way are blinding"


It was while listening to Ryan Adam’s haunting rendition of Oasis’s “Wonderwall” that I realised I’d had enough….felt enough….hurt enough….just plain had enough. One of the most painful things I’ve had to learn this year is to let go….just…let go. Anyone who knows me well can tell you that I don’t let go of anything or anyone easily… I’m a compulsive hoarder, one of those people who can never let anything or anyone go, unless it’s absolutely necessary. A hoarder of clothes, books, emotions, people, useless information. But there is only so much storage space for such things. As the song goes, “by now you should’ve somehow realised what you gotta do”…and that’s where my epiphany comes in.

I think deep down I’ve always known what I’ve got to do…but like a lot of people, I silenced the voice of reason coz honestly, I didn’t wanna hear what it had to say there and then, but now I’m a little more open-minded .

Letting go…that’s my big lesson of the moment.

Letting go of obsolete dreams
Letting go of people
Letting go of preconceived notions
Letting go of resentment
Letting go of guilt
Letting go of regrets
Letting go of anger
Letting go of hurt
Letting go of situations that I cannot control
Letting go of unnecessary material possessions
Letting go…

Letting go of things that were taking up space in your life helps you recognise and hold onto the things and/or people who were making the world a more pleasant place. So I’m doing a bit of spring cleaning and hoping to begin with a clean slate…very liberating and quite scary, but oh so necessary.

"Twas more than I could take,
Pity for pities sake
Some nights kept me awake (I thought that I was stronger)
When you gonna realise
That you don’t even have to try any longer
Do what you wanna…

You’re gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow. "
Corrinne Bailey Rae

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Real Men...a dying breed?


One of my earlier blogs posed the question, "Where have all the real men gone?". I was then quizzed by individuals as to what my definition of a "real man" was to begin with. I then proceeded to ummmm and ahhhhh a lot, which lost me that argument.


However, in a spirited display of Delayed Action, i would like to lay out the following traits of a Real Man as written by Mr Mafioso, who has the most interesting articles on www.askmen.com



(click here to link his archive of articles http://www.askmen.com/money/mafioso/index.html).

I find them very amusing...some of them are unrealistic. In this day and age of touch feely-ness, i guess these traits revert to the "old school" kinda guy. Trait number 4 is my favourite, lol.

Be warned, a lot Mr Mafioso's suggestions are not PC...but then again, i guess that's the whole point.

Trait #1: A real man is strong
A real man doesn't cry, doesn't moan, doesn't complain, doesn't get sick, and doesn't need to go to the doctor every time he sneezes. A real man makes decisions and lives with the consequences. A real man accepts responsibility for his actions and his words. A real man is firm. If life is a b*tch, a real man will slap her and move on.

A real man is the backbone of his family and doesn't have time to be weak. If spiders scare you, you'll never be a real man.

Trait #2: A real man is focused
A real man knows the difference between what's important and what isn't. A real man doesn't waste time on stupidities that don't bring him any profit. Sure, there are things you can do as a hobby -- I like to shoot ducks -- but it must have a purpose. The purpose of my hobby is to improve my aim, and I don't have to tell you whether or not that's a useful thing in my line of work.

From family to Family, know what's important

Trait #3: A real man knows the importance of family
A real man will keep his family strong and pass on his ancestors' history and traditions. A real man knows that his children are God's gift and should be treated as such, even if he disciplines them from time to time.

A real man must also remember his other Family, his organization. In my world, both my family and my Family hold the same importance; I protect them both with all my might. If you have a Family, don't forget where your loyalties lie and who has your back when you need it.

Trait #4: A real man doesn't gossip
A real man keeps his mouth shut. He shelters information and rations his words. A real man does not reveal more than he has to and doesn't engage in girlie talk about others. A real man doesn't discuss things he doesn't know about or people he has never met.

Trait #5: A real man's word is his bond
When a real man makes a promise, he keeps it. If he can't keep a promise, he doesn't give his word. A real man would rather die than break his word. A real man knows that his words are as powerful as his actions, and that they must be taken at face value. That is why he rations them (see above).

Trait #6: A real man strives to be a role model
A real man respects himself and others at all times, unless, of course, he has been disrespected. A real man sets an example for his disciples and especially his children. I never bring my work home, so my children only know me as their father and not as a waste management executive. You should do the same; a real man sets the tone for his children and keeps them from discovering that he has weaknesses.

Trait #7: A real man makes his own fortune
A real man doesn't settle for handouts or charity when it comes to his personal fortune. A real man isn't satisfied with papa's money. He spits on Lady Luck and decides his own destiny. A real man who inherits the goods from his forefathers takes his inheritance and turns it into 10 times what it was.

Trait #8: A real man doesn't look like a woman
A real man doesn't have piercings and long hair, and he doesn't shave his chest. Manicures, however, are acceptable. Massages from female attendants are also tolerated. A real man knows that, outside of his barber, all his personal hygiene needs must be taken care of by a woman.

Monday, October 23, 2006

The Good Die Young

This past weekend was marred by the death of someone i barely knew but whose death affected me anyway. This individual's death brought to memory the deaths of all those whom i've loved and lost over the years, especially those who were young and never got to live out their full potential.

As John Donne once said, "any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee...all mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated.

So i dedicate the following poem to all those who have gone before us;

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.


When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.
Mary Frye

Friday, October 20, 2006

Hottie of the Day: Channing Tatum



*PHWOAR*








Have a great weekend people!
Mwah x

Thursday, October 19, 2006

"Torn"

Haven't we all been here!



LeToya Luckett - "Torn"


(verse 1)

a part of me wants to leave you alone.

a part of me wants for you to come home.

a part of me says i'm living a lie.(and i'm better off without you.)

a part of me says to think it through.

a part of me says i'm over you.

a part of me wants to say goodbye.

a part of me is asking why...


(pre-chorus)

a part of me wants to leave.

but a part of me wants to be here with you.

and everytime i think we're over and done you do something to get me back loving you.

and you got me just torn.


(chorus)

torn in between the two. (oh yeah)

cuz i really wanna be with you.

but something's telling me i should leave you alone. (i really want to be with you)

leave you alone.

leave you alone.

and you got me just torn in between the two. (in between the two)

cuz i really wanna be with you. (be with you)

but something's telling me i should leave you alone. (you alone)

leave you alone.

leave you alone.


(verse 2)

there were no issues when we started out.it was cool.

it was everything that love's about.

but something happened.

plus i feel it's over now.(cuz i can't understand you now.)

now oh(i just can't understand you now.)

a part of me says it's all my fault.

a part of me says "he ain't what you want."

a part of me says to get my bags.

a part of me says i can't do that.


(pre-chorus)


(bridge)

so many times i... (i was ready to go)

so many times i... (had my foot out the door)

so many times i... (i thought to give him a chance, thought he'd be a better man)

now i'm sitting here and i'm so confused.

cuz i keep fighting myself for you. (i don't know how much more i can take but i can't feel this way)

(you got me so torn)


(chorus)


Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Singing in the Rain


The summer rain has come and not a moment too soon, the heat was bordering on unbearable. I'm a HUGE fan of rain...preferably when i'm snuggled under the covers reading a good book, not when trying to make a mad dash to the car without getting my hair wet. Rain means different things to different people eg It could signal a good crop season, or a new beginning, an excuse to stay home, or just an excuse to get it on *snigger snigger* This got me onto thinking about how rain has been immortalised in song. Listed below, are a few artists that sing about the weather...rain to be exact. I know i've left out a few, so feel free to add your own;


1. Gene Kelly "Singing in the Rain"


2. Madonna "Rain"


3. Dru Hill "April Showers"


4. Millie Vanilli "Blame it on the Rain"


5. Soul 4 Real "Candy Rain"


6. Ella Fitzgerald "Come Rain, Come Shine"


7. Garbage "I'm only happy when it rains"


8. Billy Myers "Kiss the Rain"


9. SWV "Rain Down on Me"


10. Missy Eliot "I can't stand the rain"

Monday, October 09, 2006

Lady of Leisure...or not?



Every once in a while a girl has to be selfish...and that was what i was this weekend. I was long overdue some good old fashioned pampering so went all out with a spa and beauty treatment!

While in the throes of a life-changing neck and back massage i began to imagine the perks of being a "Lady of Leisure". Instead of getting the odd bit of pampering when a space in your hectic schedule cleared up (or when funds were available), you'd be entitled to such indulgences on a weekly...dare i say it...daily basis *sigh* what bliss. But the life of a Lady of Leisure can't be all its cracked up to be...i've seen those desperate housewives, both on the same titled tv show & in my own neighbourhood. Honestly, don't they get bored??? And more importantly....isnt the term "Lady of Leisure" a euphemism for being a "Kept Woman", and honestly, the only thing you should "keep" are domestic pets.



I concluded, once the masseuse had worked out a rather painful kink in my neck, that i'd rather earn such "indulgences" the good, old fashioned way thank you very much.

After all, "I'm worth it" ;-)



Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Can i get an Encore, do you want more?



I'm am sooooooooooooo super stressed at work at the moment, had to take a time-out and vent on my blog, for sanity's sake! Honestly, the only light at the end of the tunnel is that in 11 days and counting, i will get to see one of the hottest, lyricists around...yup, Jay/JayZ/Hova/Jigga/Shawn Carter. To prepare for this momentous event i've taken to listening to a self-compiled CD full of his hits, nothing like some gangsta tunes to get you ready for the day!


I've decided to share some lyrics from his songs that i find either profound, witty or just downright...too cool. Couldn't put all of them down, but these are the few i like.


"When you first come in the game, they try to play you/Then you drop a couple of hits, look how they wave to you" - Encore


"The more space I get the better I write(Oh)/ Never I write, but, if, ever I write/I need the space to say whatever I like" Change Clothes


"If you're havin' girl problems i feel bad for you son/I got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one" - 99 Problems


"But ma you got a f'real f'serious role /I'm bout to give you all the keys and security codes/Bout to show you where the cheese, let you know I ain'tplayin/But, before I jump out the window, what's your name?" Excuse Me Miss

"And I need you to remember one thing (one thing)/I came, I saw, I conquered/From record sales, to sold out concerts" Encore

"Rap critics they say he's "Money Cash Hoes"/I'm from the hood stupid, what type of facts are those" 99 Problems

"Only thing missin is a Missus/You ain't even gotta do the dishes, got two dishwashers/Got one chef, one maid, all I need is a partner" Excuse Me Miss


"I heard "Son do you know why I'm stoppin' you for?/"Cause I'm young and I'm black and my hats real low?/Do I look like a mind reader sir, I don't know/Am I under arrest or should I guess some mo'?" 99 Problems


"Thanks for holdin' down the household/When times were bad/As a man, i apologise for my dad" Anything


"I tried to ignore him and talk to the Lord/Pray for him, cause some fools just love to perform/You know the type loud as a motor bike/But wouldn't bust a grape in a fruit fight" 99 Problems


"I got this model chick that don't cook or clean/But she dress her ass off and her walk is mean" Girls, Girls, Girls


"Cuz mami's a rider, and I'm a roller /Put us together, how they gon' stop both us? /What ever she lacks, I'm right over her shoulder/ When I'm offtrack mami is keepin me focused" Bonnie & Clyde


"The problem is, you dudes treat the one that you lovin with the same respect that you treat the one that you humpin" Bonnie & Clyde


"Thanks for the days you kept me breathin'/ when my asthma was bad and my chest was weezin'" Anything


"She do anything necessary for him/ And I do anything necessary for her so don't let the necessary occur, yep! " Bonnie & Clyde


"She sees more than the Benz wagon, the friends taggin along with a flashy nigga braggin on the song/She gets a glimpse of Shawn and she likes that/He 2-ways her, so she writes back /Smiley faces after all of her phrases" Excuse Me Miss








Friday, September 29, 2006

My Supposed Celebrity Look-a-likes



Ummmm, yah! So i'm kinda chuffed that i look like Angelina Jolie & Natalie Imbruglia....but...ummm...what happened to the people of colour?

I know i should bear a striking resemblence to Naomi, Tyra and of course Beyonce...LOL

More importantly, who the heck is Connor Oberst? That was kinda random!

Have a great weekend people, catch y'all on the rebound!

Mwah

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Artist of the Day: Salvador Dali - Melting Clocks

The man was a bit demented, but i love this particular painting of his....that's how i feel about time these days...slowly slipping away.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

25 Truths i've learnt along the way....

  1. Floss, floss, floss....it's good for you!
  2. The people you love will ultimately disappoint you but that doesnt stop you loving them any less.
  3. Video did kill the radio star *snigger snigger*
  4. Love and be civil to your siblings, they're ultimately the only people who truly have your back.
  5. You can't make anyone love you *sigh*
  6. Forgiveness is an ongoing process.
  7. What goes around, comes around.
  8. Most often than not the glass is half full
  9. Don't take anything or anyone for granted.
  10. Fons vitae caritus (latin) - Love is the fountain of life.
  11. Holding back on your full potential does nothing for anybody.
  12. Birds of a feather do tend to flock together (good and bad birds alike...lol)
  13. As Aaliyah sang, "If at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again"
  14. It's good to get a thick skin, but don't lose all your innocence.
  15. As Erkyah Badu sang, "If your knowledge where your wealth, then it would be well earned."
  16. There will always be two groups...the oppressed and the oppressor.
  17. The good do die young *sniff*
  18. Everybody looks good in black!
  19. "Man is not an island, entire to himself" - John Donne
  20. He who angers you, conquers you.
  21. You never stop learning and with a lot of patience you can teach an old dog new tricks!
  22. Under the cloak of darkness, we are all black :-)
  23. Sometimes there's nothing you can do...and that's okay.
  24. Exercise is good for you *go figure*
  25. Don't ignore your Maker, he's all ears!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Punk'd


I got punk'd today, sadly Ashton Kutcher was nowhere in sight when it happened...but i was still pretty peeved!

What happened was a friend of mine "supposedly" got an email from his friend in SA to say that JayZ had cancelled his SA tour. When i heard this, i can honestly say my heart sank :-( I mean, why would he cancel his SA tour and go to the rest....i then went on to blame Rhianna, coz she already has a history of cancelling last minute on SA tours. In my disbelief i visited all the major entertainment sites and found NOTHING, ZIP, ZERO, NADA... Only for my friend to get back to me to say his friend had been lying all along!

It was so not cool!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Ode to all things Summery!


"Summertime,

And the livin' is easy

Fish are jumpin'

And the cotton is high"

George Gershwin may have beat me to immortalising the joys of summer in his song, aptly named, "Summertime" but that aint gonna stop me in sharing with all y'all why summer is my favourite time of the year!

1. It's jacaranda season! The streets and gardens are draped in lilac confetti , it looks amazing. Yes my allergies suffer, but its a small price to pay for such beauty!

2. It's easier to wake up in the morning, with light streaming in from 5.30am, i find my body is less reluctant to get up from its warm confines!

3. Weekends transform into 3day fiesta's, everyone feels the need to get outside and party up a storm....divine.

4. Less clothing! I'm sure males everywhere will nod in agreement that the opposite sex looks easier on the eye, lol. Speaking on behalf of all the ladies, its great to let the skin breath.

5. Fruit, fruit, fruit! Winter is like a barren wasteland, but in summer, everything comes alive. Gosh, i could wax lyrical for hours about my love of all things citrus, watermelons, peaches, grapes....yum!

6. Sunny dispositions...its really hard to be in a bad mood when the sun is shining bright outside!

7. Music sounds that much better! When those in the northern hemisphere are experiencing their summer delights and all artists are debuting their latest summer tracks...believe, they dont sound so catchy to those of us down south combating the cold and strains of flu....But when the sun gets us, all of a sudden, those catchy rhymes make sense...we totally get the idea of "shaking our booty till the early morn!"

8. Getting caught in a summer down-pour...not so great for one's hair (black hair that is) but definitely brings out the inner child in us all!

Some not so great things about summer!

1. Being stuck indoors, in the office when the weather is gorgeous!

2. Getting burnt in the sun and ending up with strange, criss-crossy tan lines that last the whole of summer.

3. My allergies flare up big time *sniffle sniffle*

4. MOSQUITOES!!!! Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh....enuff said :-)

Feel free to share your favourite things about summer with me!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

You live, you learn, you laugh, you learn, you cry, you learn....

How insightful...i usually think these online quizzes are a load of hogwash but this one's pretty on the nail!




Your Love Life Secrets Are



Looking back on your life, you will have a few true loves.



You're a little scarred from your past relationships, but who isn't?



It's important to you that your lover is very attractive. You like to have someone to show off.



In fights, you are able to walk away and calm down. You are able to weather the storm.



Break-ups can be painful for you, but you never show it. You hold your head high.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Stress Haiku




Shrilling phone rings
Assignments pile up
Silence found in bathroom stall
Vimbai


Friday, September 15, 2006

Me-licious!


It's exactly one month before my birthday and i'm feeling particularly self involved...so i dedicated this blog to random information you may...or may not want to know about moi!

Last thing you burned while cooking?
I'm sorry...did you say cook??? *frowns at this foreign concept*

Describe yourself in 3 words?
Cerebral, creative & fun loving

How long does it take you to get ready for your day?
35mins..i've got it down to an art form....This includes showering, exfoliating, moisturising, putting my face on and picking my shoes & outfit.

Are you a health freak?
Lol...ummm no, but i'm healthy if that's any consolation.

How many people have thought you were the one?
Well... two, but with the way one of them turned out I'd have to say only one. Can't really be sure though!

What turns you off about the opposite sex?
Those with Sexist, dictator-ish type tendencies who generally don't treat women in general well!

Favorite thing to toast to?
Life, Love and everything in between!

What celebrity would you have coffee with?
Dead: Aaliyah (loved her!)
Alive: Wentworth Miller *swoon*

What celebrity would you not have sex with?
Ummmm...Marilyn Manson i guess (don't know why that was the first name that popped into my head)

What is the main ringtone on your cell?
"Get Low"...so gangsta!

What were you doing at midnight last night?
Sleeping..duh!

What was the last tv show you watched?
One Tree Hill and that was like 5mins of it...

What is your top 5 hollywood hottie list?
Wentworth Miller, Jesse Metcalfe, , T.I., Adrien Grenier & Adam Brody

Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?
Bumris :-)

When/where was the last place you traveled?
SA

How many times have you been in love?
Three times...although i could go all philosophical on you and ask "what is love"

How old will you be in 10 years?
35..eish

What did the last text message you received on your cell say?
"Am running extremely late! Cover for me!"

Sinful snacking weakness?
Black Forest Gateau...mmmmmmmmmmmmmh

What would you do if you could be the opposite sex for a day?
Swagger. I'd walk like my nuts are in a cart and I'm just swaggering behind.

In your cd player right now?
John Mayer, "Heavier Things"...sooooooooooooooo soulful!

What is something you believe in?
Karma and God

What is something you fear?
Spiders *shudder shudder*

Best time to catch you in a good mood?
After a bout of quality retail therapy....i am absolutely sublime!

What is one of your pet peeves?
Selfish, egocentric bastards!

What song are you listening to right now?
Corrinne Bailey Rae - Trouble Sleeping (i have it on repeat)

If you could sucker punch someone right now who would it be?
They know who they are *evil chuckle*

Any secrets?
Nothing I'm willing to put in writing...

Favourite physical part of the opposite sex?
Shoulders and chest... the broader the better....then again nice arms are a plus...as are calves & thighs...darnit, i like it all!

Work attire?
Very dark, solemn corporate colours (i wear very bright underwear to make up for all the sobriety...lol)

Do you think anyone actually has read this far?
I hope not.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Ten Thousand Spoons *sigh*


I'm in a whinging mood, so bear with me while i rant and rave....my mood can be best summed up in Alanis Morissette's song, "Ironic";

"It's like ten thousand spoons,
When all you need is a knife."

If the Karmic powers that be are out there, please listen up....NO MORE SPOONS....please!

Ever get that feeling, that life is handing you spoons? In the beginning, you don't really mind...what the heck, the more spoons the better. But one day you wake up and think, "Ummmm, why am i only getting spoons, what happened to a good old fashioned knife....what the heck, how about a damn fork."

But noooooooooooooooo, the universe keeps churning spoons out into your direction. So what now...do you give in and accept that all i'll ever get is a darn spoon or do i hold out and patiently wait for the appearance of some other form of cutlery...?

*sigh* I don't like spoons anymore*pout*......i don't think i ever did, its just...well, they were so darn convenient.



So hear's to Knives and Forks everywhere...i wait with bated breath :-)

* Side Note: Before you think i'm losing my marbles, this tirade wasn't literally about spoons...hehehe

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Now you know!




Your Blogging Type is Pensive and Philosophical



You blog like no one else is reading...

You tend to use your blog to explore ideas - often in long winded prose.

Easy going and flexible, you tend to befriend other bloggers easily.

But if they disagree with once too much, you'll pull them from your blogroll!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Vices!!!


A friend and i were having a long conversation about nothing really, that is, until we got to the subject of vices... I was asking them what they considered their vices. Not surprisingly, a lot of umm'ing and ahhh'ing followed by questions like "define a vice"...the usual avoiding of the topic. So i volunteered to go first.... Before i began though, we had to define what a vice was! According to www.dictionary.com (i spend way too much time on this website) these are the following definitions of a vice:-

i) a bad habit
ii) a fault, defect, or shortcoming
iii) an immoral or evil habit or practice (a little harsh)

Now, you are all probably familiar with the traditional 7 vices, also known as the 7 Seven Deadly Sins which were made famous by Brad Pitt in the movie appropriately named, "Seven". (Ironically this may be the only Brad Pitt movie i didnt watch coz i am very squeamish!). They were; Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride.

So in a bid to join the "Confessional Age" and air my dirty laundry, i'm gonna countdown what i personally consider my Vices. I encourage you to holla back with what you consider your own vices!

Vice 1: Biting my nails, yes it's a very tame vice, but one i've been battling with for ages.

Vice 2: Reading trashy, romance novels...LOL! I blame boarding school for ever letting me near a Mills and Boon, i'm addicted to them and their frivilous story-lines..especially the leading men with unbelievable names like "Hunter" and "Hawk"!

Vice 3: I love Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen movies...they are useless, full of air, but that hasnt stopped me from renting every single one of their movies to date.

Vice 4: I always sleep with my makeup on, yes i know what the beauty experts have to say about that, but honestly...i couldn't be bothered.

Vice 5: I'm kinda bad with keeping time...usually the time i have to be somewhere by, is the time i'm leaving the house. The irony is i HATE people being late to whatever meetings i've arranged!

Vice 6: I enjoy eating raw pasta, ie, when it's hard and crackly in the packet. It's probably bad for you, but once again...i can't be bothered!

Vice 7: Listening to "Top 40" type hits! Everyone is always trying to find the latest "underground" artist to listen to, while i love the commercial, bubblegum pop groups, boy bands or solo artist the music industry is spewing out at an exponential rate!

I made a brief google search and came across some hilarious sites that tie in with today's blog them. Go to...

1) http://www.keepersoflists.org/index.php?lid=1000 This site lists some hilarious vices such as; sleeping with my ex, farting in enclosed spaces, chronic masturbation & drunk dialling but to mention a few.

2) http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=726515 This site has a more sober view on bad habits...but still mentions vices such as; being a 'Peeping Tom', forwarding emails, slicing golf balls(????)

3) http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archives/000521.html This blog is aptly named, "The 10 Habits of Highly Annoying Bloggers"...enuff said!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

No Shrinking Violet!


You know how it is when your day is dragging and you're dying for an instant pick-me-up, well Ladies and Gentlemen, i have found it in the form of Violet Moyo. She is a budding star within the Zim community, with her inspiring cover versions of songs like "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley and "Overprotected" by Britney Spears, its only a matter of time before she takes the world by storm!

The first time i heard her i nearly pee'd myself with laughter! Think i'm exaggerating, go and check out her site for yourself and listen to her songs; http://www.esnips.com/web/violetmoyosOtherStuff

Once you've checked out her beats, give her some feedback by signing in her guestbook at;
http://www.violetmoyo.bravehost.com/

Otherwise my day has been pretty cool! I played hooky with a friend of mine for an hour, twas great living on the wrong side of the law (i must get out more often!). I felt so bad about leaving my colleagues in the lurch for all of 60mins i brought them donuts and was then crowned "Queen for the Day"! This friend of mine and i share a common interest in TS Eliot, they go a step further and can actually recite chunks of it (show off). Anywho, i just wanted to share one of my favourite poet's take on TS Eliot's "The Wasteland, Enjoy!

Waste Land Limericks: Wendy Cope

I
In April one seldom feels cheerful;
Dry stones, sun and dust make me fearful;
Clairvoyantes distress me,
Commuters depress me–
Met Stetson and gave him an earful.

II
She sat on a mighty fine chair,
Sparks flew as she tidied her hair;
She asks many questions,I make few suggestions–
Bad as Albert and Lil–what a pair!

III
The Thames runs, bones rattle, rats creep;
Tiresias fancies a peep–A typist is laid,
A record is played–Wei la la.
After this it gets deep.

IV
A Phoenician named Phlebas forgot
About birds and his business–the lot,
Which is no surprise,
Since he’d met his demise
And been left in the ocean to rot.

V
No water.
Dry rocks and dry throats,
Then thunder, a shower of quotes
From the Sanskrit and Dante.
Da. Damyata. Shantih.
I hope you’ll make sense of the notes.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Career Wishlist


Do you ever think of what job you'd rather be doing than the one you're doing at this particular moment? Of late, i find myself drifting off into some daydream or the other about what profession i'd rather have...this usually happens after watching the Rise & Rise of somebody on E!. Ironically, i'm not that dissatisfied with my current job, truth be told i really like it and find it challenges me in many ways. However, now and again, i find myself musing about what i would be doing if money, talent and opportunity were not an issue, so listed below (in no particular order) is my list of dream professions;

  1. A lounge singer...think sultry, velvet clad siren crooning some Ella Fitzgerald hit or belting out the chorus to Aretha's "R-E-S-P-E-C-T".
  2. Marine biologist: Yup, rather random and not all that popular after Steve Irwin's tragic demise, but swimming with the fishies has always fascinated me.
  3. Fashion Designer: Think more Stella McCartney and less John Galliano, the Parisien runways wouldn't know what would have hit them!
  4. Magazine Editor: Thankfully, i get to live this particular profession as a co-editor in chief of my firm's magazine. Still find it lots of fun, given the excruciating attention to detail one must have.
  5. Actress: Forget Halle and Nia, i am the next best thing...I've got my Oscar acceptance speech ready, lol.
  6. Renowned Novelist: Oprah would place me at the top of her booklist, ka-ching!
  7. Masseuse: Not a dodgy masseuse either, tsk tsk. I've got healing hands...well so i've been told.
  8. Media Mogul: I would run this amazing empire that would include a production company, fashion empire, airline franchise, hotel franchise and a record label.
  9. Property Mogul: With Donald Trumps business savvy and Pam Goldings experience, i would literally own the world!
  10. "It Girl": What exactly does Paris Hilton get paid for, coz she has the easiest "job" in the world!
  11. Artist: Pottery, sculpting, life-drawing, still-life, design, you name it...i would be able to do it.

I'm gonna make this blog a little more interactive and ask what y'all would be if money, talent and opportunity were not obstacles....i dare ya!

Monday, September 04, 2006

Wedding Bells are a-ringing!

Gosh, i don't know what's in the air but it's definitely catching! Everyone i know is getting engaged!!! Last nite, my catch-up-on-work session was interrupted by a rather estatic Anita with "fabulous news" that Dave had proposed. I was in shock...and i'm generally unshockable...but what a lovely shock this was! Of course, i had to get the full story out of her..ie how it happened, where it happened, whether there was a North-Easterly airflow and what angle the sun or moon was at - basically i am very detailed orientated! I even got to gush to the groom-to-be how happy i was for them both.


"Anita & Dave "
Congratulations on your Engagement
Here's wishing you MANY years of bliss and blessings!


Friday, September 01, 2006

Breathe Again



This was meant to be yesterday's blog but work was kinda crazy.

Yesterday i decided to sport my new totally-in-vogue leather corset belt to work and if i may say so myself, i was truly styling! Its similar to the one in the pic on the far right, but i wore it over a crisp white shirt. What the makers of this contraption forget to mention was one's inability to breath when wearing it!

Initially i couldn't get over my new 24inch waist, made me feel like Lana Turner or Ava Gardner from those TCM flicks...but after having a few dizzy spells & feeling plain uncomfortable, it seems the euphoria was truly short-lived! I do not envy Victorian dames at all. Lets just say, after scoffing myself silly at lunch time, all thoughts of wearing the belt were abandoned.

Fashion truly knows no pain!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

The White Party

So these are pics taken from the weekend, i would have posted them sooner but alas, Blogger wasnt being so cooperative earlier.

I went to "The White Party" on Saturday with my gal-pal Chipo, who'd issued the invite (thanks love). As much as people find theme'd parties a drag, i LOVE them..gives me something to look forward to after the usual places-to-go-and-things-to-do weekend routine i usually have going on. It wasn't Puffy's/P Diddy's/Diddy's "White Party" in The Hamptons, but it was bloody close :-)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

It's a Girl!

Lara Skye Vickery

was born today

22nd August 2006

in Johannesburg, South Africa,

at 7.22 am

weighing 2.58kgs

Congrats to the proud parents,

Michele & Richard

The Sounds of Summer


Ooooooooooooooooooooh Summer is here in full form! I'm SO excited. And there's nothing like some summer sounds/music to add to the whole vibe of the season. I've already told you about Lily Allen, if you haven't checked out her album "Alright Still" you should, but i've made another discovery, her name is Corrinne Baily Rae. Okay, okay, my "discovery" is a bit delayed...people had told me about her ages ago and i fronted...then i heard her song, "Put your record on" and i found it kinda annoying (Denial is such an ugly thing). Then one day, while doing a bit of channel surfing i saw her video for, "Trouble Sleeping" and fell in love instantly. She's got an Erykah Badu-y, Katie Melua-y, Neo Soul-y vibe that just heralds the season of summer. Her lyrics are so brutally honest, uncontrived, hopelessly romantic & simple... My other favourites are "Enchantment" & "Butterfly" ...

Let me end off by sharing a few lyrics from her song, "Trouble Sleeping"...


It's late and I'm feeling so tired
Having trouble sleeping
This constant compromise
Between thinking and breathing
Could it be I'm suffering
Because I'll never give in
Won't say that I'm falling in love
Tell me I don't see myself
Couldn't I blame something else
Don't say I'm falling in love

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Do you Sudoku?


I'm guessing you've all heard of Sudoku...if not, then you've been living under a rock for the past few months. It's this logic game that's very, very, very, very addictive. My mum's been hooked on it for ages, but i'm only understanding its full allure now. I spend my days hunting for puzzles on the internet and trying to solve them. Okay, i admit, i'm a bit pathetic at the moment, but i'm sure i'll get better....no, i'm convinced i'll get better .

If you haven't tried it out i strongly urge you not to be left out on this particular trend.

PS If you figure out the puzzle, holla :-)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

*Enlightenment*


So coming from a glorious 4 day weekend, i had loads of time to reflect & think & play :-) I came to the conclusion that i'm on this quest of self-discovery, so bear with me while i go thru all sorts of radical changes...nah, nothing that dramatic. One great source of insight is Buddha, he has a great many quotes i find quite astute...some of them we've all heard in one way or the other, but here's a new spin on how you can see the world...and yourself.

Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
And my favourite;
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Make a Wish!



"You're out of the woods,

You're out of the dark,

You're out of the night"

Okay the above song, taken from my all-time favourite movie ever, "The Wizard of Oz"has nothing to do with what i'm gonna talk about. Just wanted to throw it in...i know there're some people out there reading who appreciate the relevance of that song (you know who you are).

Now the picture of the ruby slippers is directly related to today's blog. There's a scene in the movie when Glenda (The Good Witch of the North) tells Dorothy to click her ruby slippers three times and make a wish...which will of course come true. Lordy, how many times have i wished that i had a ruby pair of Manolo Blahniks (hehehe) and got to do the things i've always dreamt of doing. In my frustation, a workmate & I compilied a list of things we'd like to do before we die...yes it sounds morbid, but it had to be done. The list was....long, to say the least. I would like to share with you a couple of my wishes (the more PG rated/tame ones...hahahaha). Maybe some of you out there could assist me in making 'em a dream come true!

  1. Go to the Maldives for 2 weeks....i love that place (well the pics i've seen of it anyway!)
  2. Learn how to Tap Dance...Fred Astaire, step aside!
  3. Get a tattoo of a phoenix on my lower back (i'm half-way there with this one, i have the design)
  4. Go to the Oscars/Grammy's/VMA's...as an invited guest of course, not the girl selling the peanuts...even better if I'm nominated for an award :-)
  5. Write a short novel....mmmmmh, tricky, but can be done with a lot of focus. Have some story lines in my head.
  6. Spend the weekend in the penthouse suite of some Larney hotel having an utterly luxurious time.
  7. Learn how to play the piano.....my rendition of chopsticks can only take me so far!
  8. Own a Health Spa & Fashion Boutique....*sigh*

Well, those are the ones i'm gonna share with you. Hope you all stay well

*Mwah*

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

My Humps!

Today's blog inspiration came from a fellow blogger complaining about her "female wobbly bits". She (i can't name names, she'd kill me to say the least) has a great ass and for most of the time i've known her, has been hell-bent on hiding it! I blame the media :-) Most images that are projected towards us of the quintessential woman are usually in the form of gaunt, malnourished, pre-pubescent girls who look like they're all but dying for a Big Mac or some KFC. As women, we are assaulted day-by-day, hour-by-hour with these subliminal messages that if you don't make this impossible grade of perfection, you are lacking. Lily Allen says it best in her song "Everything's Just Wonderful" -

"I wanna be able to eat spaghetti bolognaise,
and not feel bad about it for days, and days, and days.
All the magazines, they talk about weight-loss.
If i buy those jeans, i can look like Kate Moss"
I say... FUCK IT! Embrace your curves/humps/lumps, eat what you want...don't forget, the odd bit of cardiovascular exercise won't hurt you now & again. The next time you see Adriana Lima batting her eyelashes on some Guess Ad, remember, the poor girl can't remember when she had her last meal...*snigger snigger*

Monday, August 07, 2006

Wise Words on Work

In an attempt to start the week on a positive note, i decided to refer to the wise words of Kahil Gibran on the subject of "Work" taken from "The Prophet". So if you are having a not so good Monday Morning at work and find yourself (like me) bemoaning the fact of your employment maybe the following words will change your outlook:

You have been told also life is darkness,
and in your weariness you echo what was said by the weary.
And I say that life is indeed darkness save when there is urge,
And all urge is blind save when there is knowledge,
And all knowledge is vain save when there is work,
And all work is empty save when there is love;
And when you work with love you bind yourself to yourself,
and to one another, and to God.
Work is love made visible.
And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man's hunger.
So have a great working week errbody!

Friday, August 04, 2006

TGIF!!!!!

See, i told you, the week went whooshing by and before you knew it, it's Friday...HOZA FRIDAY!!!

After today's magazine launch party at work...which was a success after all the last minute running around we had to do *ahem*, i am bushed! That still doesnt stop me from wondering what's on for tonite, or the weekend generally. Granted there are some routine tasks i cannot escape from doing, ie getting my hair done (not by choice really, but by corporate peer pressure, everyone at work always looks like a gazillion dollars) and some other stuff i wont dwelve into.

Not much else to say, have a good weekend and will catch you all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed on Monday morning.

Mwah x

Thursday, August 03, 2006

You can ring my bell!


I don't think Alexander Graham Bell fully realised what he was on to when he invented the telephone back in 1876! For most of us, the telephone is not only a mode for communication...its a freaking lifeline! Take today for example...all phones where down in the office (since yesterday by the way) meaning that i now had to walk....WALK...to the adjacent department when previously all it took was a quick call. It didnt help that some of us don't have contract lines for our cellphones and use our airtime oh-so sparingly, so general communication ground to halt. Short of sending telepathic messages or better yet, smoke signals (honestly, the thought did cross my mind) i was at my wits end. What the heck did people do before the telephone?

Before i had to ponder this thought further (and waste time was that fully chargeable), presto, the phones started working!

So Mr Bell, i salute you and your before-your-time vision!