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.