Monday, January 26, 2009

Whip out the Big Girl Panties


What an interesting couple of days! I'm guessing that y'all watched The Inaugaration from your tellies like i did last week. My friends and i made a whole song-and-dance out of it, drinks were bought snacks were had. By the time Barack actually did his oath, i was already tipsy and weepy!

In retrospect, i was quite disappointed it took all of 15 seconds and then the next day he supposedly did it again (defeats the purpose of watching it before). What i want to know is where was all the pomp and ceremony? I wanted some lengthy drawn out process with him walking down some long aisle and people bowing and curtseying, hehehe.

So the whole of last week i had an amazing friend of mine staying over with me from Zim. Made me realise just how much fun it is having company at the end of the day, it was like a slumber party every night! I didn't realise just how lonely this living by one's self gig is. In the same breath, i don't think i could do the whole having a room mate route again either, i am too "set in my way" ( said-visiting friend called it my "Obsessive Compulsive"tendancies, hey i like polishing wood surfaces at 10pm at night, its theraputic).

I didn't realise that i had got so particular till she pointed it out! Like i think its very normal to fold up empty plastic bags after a shopping trip, you never know when you'll need them. I believe bog rolls should be put into those holder thingies so the paper comes off in a specific direction, drives me crazy if it doesn't. I also sleep with my bedroom door and bathroom door locked (a throw-back reflex from back in the day when our house kept getting broken into back home).

I can't be the only one with supposedly odd home tendancies....'Fess up, what are yours?

Big Girl Brookies: I'm very good at moping about, especially good at the whole self-indulgent, woe-is-me routine. But it seems that even i can get sick and tired of being sick and tired. S

So the trick is to deal and move on.

Some things you can hold on to, other's you just have to let go, some things you work at, some things you give a rest, some things you heed whilst other times you block your ears from hearing such things...and the cliches keep coming!

Bottom line, this here phoenix is making another debut from the ashes.

The Calling: Oh more of this later, but i think i have finally realised my true calling in life! Am still doing some research and figuring out just how viable this life-career-path is, but by Jove i think i've got it! Silly thing is that its so obvious i'm suprised i didn't think of it before. Watch this space.

Random digression: Demmit, just found a zit on my cheek, i mean, as if Monday's weren't bad enough!

Enjoy the rest of your day chickens,

Mwah,

V x

21 comments:

K said...

Barack, Michelle & kids- watched it, loved it, can't get enough of them...the Cosby show is back in living colour.

Once you live alone its hard to go back, especially the older you get- toilet seat must always be down, bathroom door always closed, I always cook don't let no one cook for me or themselves (its only bcoz the way some people cook will raise your eyebrows!). Plus I have a thing about seeing people brush their teeth, I can't stand when people try to talk to you while brushing teeth....

As per your calling, let me guess Vimbai...magazine writer? Author?

Severus Snape said...

I loved it. I was proud and wished there and then that I was an American...

Vimbai said...

K: Barack is soooo the new Mr Huxtable!

Brushing teeth irks you that much, really! I have a big thing about people peeing with the door open, or hearing someone pee...it ticks me the hell off! I think i could live with your "i am the only one who cooks" rule, for you, i would break my no-room mate policy, lol.

My calling is not as an author ( i don't have a book in me) or magazine writer/editor (although this would be a close second!).


Severus Snape: Love the name, i think the guy who plays him in Harry Potter is hot in a weird creepy-why-do-i-find-this-guy-hot kinda way!

Made me want to be American too, but as a good friend of mine pointed out, its like the man is President of the World the way we are all excited!

Don't believe a word I write said...

I need to make sure my toothbrush is in a box so that nasty toilet germs don't infest it when I flush.

Oh, and LED displays need to be covered.

Vimbai said...

DBAWIW: I am indeed amongst kindred spirits! LED and ALL reflective surfaces in the bedroom must be covered before night-night.

As for your toothbrush in a box, how about just putting it in the toilet cabinet?

Now you've got me paranoid, do toilet germs really jump that far when said toilet is flushed? Eeeeeeeeeeew!

K said...

See thats why I keep my toothbrush in a little box in my room....I remember watching a movie were this chick's boyfriend had a stalker which turned out to be the best friend to the chick...anyway the stalker cleaned the toilet with the chicks toothbrush and ever since then I just can't leave my toothbrush in a bathroom like that.

PLUS I can't stand when peeps come to your house from outside with their shoes and plonk their feet with shoes on, on your couch!

Vimbai you have opened a can of worms with this topic I tell you...LOL

BUT I AM SO WITH YOU ON THE PEEING WITH THE DOOR OPEN! I used to date a guy who would pee with the door open and even call me when he was taking a pee...eeew the germs on the phone???

AND by the way babe about the whole woe is me sometimes woe is you and you do need to complain and let it out! The people who need help are the people who are never grateful for ANYTHING!

Super star! said...

I certainly believe living with someone at some point in your life is important. you learn to be tolerant of others and become aware of your own extreme tendencies. Once i shared a home with a Chef, it greatly improved my cullinary skills, a budding artist- enhanced my appreciation of art, a guy from Malawi- learnt more about Africa than i ever had my whole life, An Oil Analyst- became informed about all the oil pipes in the world, a girl- made me aware of the little things girls like. Moral of the story, i learnt and became aware of things i would not ordinarily have given a hoot about and the art of compromise.

As for your calling: i suspect its has to do with opening a shop of some sort......or event planning? maybe both??

Super star! said...

K and V on peeing, can i make a humble suggestion, that you read- goggle Tantra sex and rituals...

Vimbai said...

K: I was in the toilet at work earlier today and there was this chick having a full blown chat on the phone...whilst peeing! I was weak, weak!

And who's putting shoes on your couch, where they raised by hyena's? That's a NO-NO in every household i have ever been in, without shoes...now we can talk.

Super: Inga you learnt a lot from your various room mates (PS Oil analyst, there's a job for that that???). When i was in boarding school i had to share a dorm with 5 other girls, my music tastes were extremely diversified after that year, hehehe.

As for your Tantra s*x referral, i can't very well check that at work so you're gonna have to tell me what that's all about...kegel muscles i suspect, but that's just me guessing, hehehe.

Don't believe a word I write said...

Vimbai and K, ja, apparently toilet cooties can really fly. I don't have a cabinet in my bathroom *shame* thus the box.

Shoes on the couch?!! BAD BAD BAD!!!! And speaking on a phone in the toilet is just unforgivable. It just makes me wonder about the rest of the hygiene habits of said person.

Wazzie said...

I speak to you when I am on the loo! LOL

Super star! said...

Shaz don't laugh at the chick in the ladies, man do I totally understand. The toilet at the office is actually highly therapeutic. I have this habit at exactly 3pm I go to the gents, just sit and meditate for 15 minutes in the cubicle. I thought i was odd until i had a chat with some of my frenz and realised we all do it, at least once a day....it’s sort of an escapist ritual from the grind.

Tantra s*x; nice try. In summary its prolonged orgasm/love making that transcends the usual notion of s*x as physical act or show of affection but becomes act on spiritual consciousness and liberation. Anywhere there are certain rituals that must be done the best being the 7 day ritual.
But to get to a high level of consciousness one has to be totally comfortable with themselves as well as their partner. Peeing is often seen as a private act- which subconsciously inhibits us from being totally connected to the other person. But seeing each other perform the erstwhile private ritual we demystify the act and liberate the shackles in the subconscious. So next time you see a brother peeing, inside of being totally disgusted, why not start a conversation? You might get more than you bargained for lol.

ShonaVixen said...

Hey people...whoever took my number 1 spot..u lucky i had an exam this morn!!
Hmmm my ex called me a nutcase coz I can't stand don't use the toothpaste from the bottom of the tube going up,eish those who use it from the middle get on my NERVES!!
I also lock my bedroom door...
I can't go to bed knowing there's a dirty dish in the sink..if i think there is and m lying in bed i go downstairs to check!!
I love my own space, i live with my lil sis and always grateful when she goes away on holidays..lol..
I'm going to be renting the other spare room in my house and will screen the interested 'potential' tenant...
I don't appreciate folk who can't use coasters!!(my dad instilled that in me!)
And m a neat freak....
Sigh..thank God my sis is just like me!!..lol..

Vimbai said...

DBAIW: Flying cooties, sies man! I should have stuck around and found out who the toilet-phone offender was and ousted them, hehehe.

Wazzie: Don't remind me! You ka, i need to work on you!

Super: So you are saying they are taking a time out and chatting on the phone without actually using the phone. LIES, she flushed i heard her tinkle, that was not a time out.

I have been known to take 10min power naps in the loo during off-peak loo hours (after lunch is NOT such a time), so i feel you on that one.

As for your Tantric S*x philosophies, haiwawo (whatever)i believe we should all have our secrets, noone needs to see the other person peeing esp me! I am all about keeping some mystery!

Shona: How did your exam go hun, you pass?

Bra, i feel sorry for the peeps you'll be screening, hehehe.

Oh and i just thought i should tell you, i love squeezing my toothpaste in the middle,hehehe, it feels good to squash something!

K said...

@ sona...iwe don't lie to yourself...no exam or not... I will take first place from now on..lol...eeeh but seriously how did the exam go big sis?

As a side bar sorry Vimbai...but do you guys ever remember taking exams and you see people rocking up to that item who have CLEARLY not been in class the WHOLE year and they also tend to be the ones who leave like right after the exam has started...I have always wondered why bother coming at all sha??

Superstar...being closer to me does not require a person to do any of their private toilet business in front of me...I refuse

Another pet peeve Vimbai and Shona please confirm this is nasty because I lived in a house of four girls once and someone in that house was not disposing of sanitary pads/tampons carefully nor checking toilet seats for droplets and stuff after using...
We confronted the item of it one day (this is the first time I have spoken of it...traumatized I tell you)and she says "We were all brougth up differently"...and she walked out of the house like that was an adequate defence...

K said...

I forgot to say from then on when someone did something we just found unexplainable but the person in question clearly thought it was ok we would just say "Sha, you know we were all brought up differently!" LMAO...you had to be there...

Temite said...

eeeeeewwwwwwwwwww at Kooks story. Seriously like yuck.
ERRR Vim, I am so set in my WAYS it is not funny. And that part when Barry boo missed a line, I seriously had a minor heart attack. Damn I LUFF ME THAT MAN o.

Funms-the rebirth said...

i watched tv the whole day... when he was walking during the parade, i was worried, hoping some sniper wasnt around...lmao

K, big ewwwwwwwww....
im with Shona on the tooth paste thing, my mum says she hopes i find a man who feels d same way... an ex used to taunt me on it...

Nyasha said...

hehehe i like how the bottom line is.....

Vimbai said...

K: Eish, that was a nasty, traumatising episode with your former room mate, as for her excuse, hahaha, what a cop-out!

Temite: I was also inwardly cringing when he fumbled his line, i don't know why! I guess coz he has the unenviable task of representing all black mankind, so one slip up from him and we all bear the brunt, hehehehe.

Funms: Shaaa, i was so scared some half crazed white supramacist(sp) redneck was also gonna take him out...i still am!

Nyasha: Am loving the summary statements musikana!

ShonaVixen said...

gosh Vims, you really should have a forum page!!I come here for my daily fix..lol...
the exam was ok and me thinks I did well (talk of maziku confidence..lol..)have another one tomorrow..sigh...
Gosh, we were brought up differently so bottom line is?she can make up the mess just coz of the way she was brought up..lol..
Wiv my BFF we use the statement 'ari different', if you don't want to say the person is so not good looking..lol..
and m glad Funms wiv me on the toothpaste thing..I just go mad if folks don't see the logic of top to bottom