Monday, March 30, 2009

Just call me Nefertiti

I am gonna miss summer *sniff sniff*, the only thing winter has going for it is the dress-code. Have you noticed how winter makes everyone look good, it may have something to do with the fact that everyone's all covered up in dark, layered materials. Summer is a little less forgiving.

I overreact to the cold, just the other night i dreamt that it was snowing in joburg only to wake up and see that my duvet had slipped off. Please note, it was still a balmy 19 degrees celsius but my body registered it as being freaking freezing, lol.

Lady Luck Lurves Me: Yesterday was a really surreal and strange day. I kept getting free stuff? It started off when i went off for brunch with a friend and we were given some ticket vouchers to go and pick up a complimentary gift at the HP store (no it wasn't a laptop, but it was nice enough...and free).

Then i went to Woolies and bought a massive purchase only to find out when i got to the till that i somehow qualified for some R100 voucher discount (shweet), topped off by a lovely phonecall from my sister telling me that i can have her tv, dvd player and decoder!!!

Just call me Nefertiti: Whilst having lunch with friends i was accosted by an old hippie looking woman who just had to tell me how beautiful my arms, hands and necks are. Supposedly i am a modern day Nefertiti incarnate mate, might explain all the airs and graces, hehehe.

Random Question: Which historical figure from the past would you want to embody for a day, and why?

Ouch: Bought new shoes over the weekend, had to get rid of some old faithfuls. Thing is, my left shoe is KILLING me at the moment, as i write it is throbbing. On further inspection this morning it looks like the one shoe is a different shape (but same size) to the right shoe...does that make any sense??? I'm gonna be hobbling by the end of day, but mark my words, i am gonna break in this bad boy.

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to work i go...with a shovel and a pick and a walking stick, Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Hi Ho :-)

Love

V x

Friday, March 27, 2009

Honesty's the best policy :-)

Instructions:

MUST DO FOR ACCEPTING THE Honesty AWARD:

1.You must brag about it

2.You must include the name of the blogger who bestowed the award on you and link back to the blogger

3.You must choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have seven friends (lol).

4.Show the seven random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog. Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.

5.List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself. Then pass it on!

Thanks to Hadassah for nominating me for this lovely award!

10 Honest Things

1. Helium balloons make me very happy! If I was ever an over-indulged celebrity, my diva behaviour would be illustrated by requesting that the bedroom ceiling of my hotel room be covered with helium balloons in the colour of my choice (a colour I would have chosen 30mins prior to showing up to said-destination, can you say DIVA!).

2. I have fantasises of going bald, men have it so easy when it comes to hair.

3. I think in song, to say I am musically & lyrically orientated is a bit of an understatement here. I’ve been known to quote anyone from Jigga to The Fray on all things, after all, if the song fits…

4. Cats love me and the feeling is very mutual. The way people feel about babies, is how I feel about kitty cats.

5. Marriage has made me jaded, not that I have ever actually been married, but I have yet to see a marriage that works. In the same breath, I am the most hopeless romantic you’ll meet and I’m secretly rooting for a happy-ending.

6. If I was ever to fall into a vat of radioactive waste and gain super powers my top two powers would be to able to teleport and to be fluent in every language known to man.

7. There are certain words in the English language that make my skin crawl, like…”knickers” and “soiled” *shudder*

8. I hate avocado! I don’t get how anyone can eat anything that colour, so tasteless and so slimey!!!

9. I have been “in love” with two people in my life; the one reciprocated the same sentiment, the other did not. I still talk to both of them every now and again.

10. Honestly, I am running out of honest things to say in this meme, that I haven’t already divulged in other memes on my blog :-)

I tag...Don't Believe a Word I Write

Hoza Friday: I am done, done, done with freaking 13hour working days! Why people must feel the need to do last minute changes to the scope of work that needs to be done is beyond me. I'm miss my own cooking, am tired of buying take-away. This weekend all i want is some full-body massage, preferably being performed by some delectable GQ-esque model of a man, wearing nothing but a loin cloth and feeding me grapes. Instead, i will settle for getting my hair did, a pedicure, quality time with loved ones and maybe a party or two...tis the small things after all.

Enjoy your weekends chickens and be good!

V x

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Klepto's need love too!

Over the weekend i found myself doing a spot of browsing in the local health shop when i came across some publication of sorts that dealt with yoga! As i am the proud owner of a fuchsia pink Nike yoga mat that gets used for everything else other than yoga, i casually dropped said-magazine into my handbag and walked out.

I don't know why i assumed it was free...okay, deep down i assumed it was free 'cause who the heck pays for a 57page document solely about yoga, chakra's and the locust pose?

Anywho, last night i decided to give it a read and got to the cover page only too see, in fine print, that the mag was actually being sold for R30. Oops. It's not like i did it on purpose, right? Either way, you aren't gonna catch me browsing in that shop anytime soon, hehehehe.

What i will confess to being, is an office supply klepto! Oh wow, how many pens, highlighters, rulers, post-it notepads have gone missing when i've been in orbit? I've taken to warning my colleagues in advance, to protect them of course, but alas, i still end up with an unknown pen that i can't return 'cause i've gnawed it within an inch of its life. Embarressing stuff!

Over the years the accusations have gone from The Tame, "I know you still have my calculator" to The Extreme, "Can you stop trying to steal so-and-so". Eish, will a Klepto never catch a break man? Till such a time, keep your stationary as far away from me as possible, capisce .

'Fess Up: What has your inner Klepto ever walked off with that makes you cringe just a teeny weeny bit?

The world has gone potty! From the Dai Lama being denied entry into SA for an international peace conference (spot the irony here), a mother of octuplets firing her FREE live-in nurses on grounds of spying (who cares, talk about looking a gift horse in the mouth), a divorcee asking for S53k a month from her clearly long suffering former spouse and taxi/combi operators toyi-toyi'ing down SA's major highways in protest...and essentially backing up traffic so it takes the rest of us 2hrs to cover the 10km's it takes us to get home.

I have resigned myself to the fact that the world has lost it...and i must stop reading the news till people get serious about life! Till then, i will subsist off all the great blogs out there :-)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Absence makes the heart grow fonder…or the gonads wander

I’m trying to come up with a fully comprehensive explanation, as to why I have been gone for so long. Nothing fitting and complete is really coming to mind. Everything I think up sounds, well either extremely vague or self-indulgent really, so I won’t bother you with the details.

I will, however, keep it short, sweet and most importantly, sincere…”I’m sowwy, I was “gone” but now I am back.”

I missed y'all and blogville like a joke, although i did cheat from time to time and kinda stalk (in a nice way) some of your blogs. Either way, it just wasn't the same!

I’ve compiled a bit of list to give you some insight into some of the things that have been keeping me somewhat entertained during my somewhat reclusive days;

1. Facebook: People getting their knickers in a knot because of simple change of layout. People writing waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too personal notes and sharing it with their +600 personal friends??? Oh and all the b*tch tagging going on with people’s photo’s, hilarious!

2. Long distance calls: Not making them, but receiving them from people I haven’t heard from in ages or people i will never run out of having things to say. Not to be dramatic, but some of those calls may have just changed my outlook on life, lol (you know who you are).

3. Stephanie Meyer: This woman can write up a storm. I know I told y’all about Twilight, but having just finished the 4th book in the series, I’m in awe…serious awe. I still refuse to watch the movies though, the casting agent should be shot!

4. Hot Water: Random, i know, but what with my water coming and going ever so erratically these days, trust me, you begin to appreciate something as simple as the beauty and privileged of standing under a hot shower.

5. Malva Pudding...Nandos...Woolies...Ocean Basket: I miss my booty and thickness, weight has been lost due to neglect (i really should remember to eat) and sheer laziness (y'all know cooking isn't my forte). So mission stuff-myself-silly...and throw in some squats & plies will hopefully have me looking curvy once more.

6. Learning the Art of Patience & Other Virtues: Undoing default behavioural settings is completely tiring and near-impossible if you ask me! However, i've had the pleasure of meeting an individual who puts my theory to the test and thankfully, kills it. Nothing like meeting people who provide a fresh, and very much needed persepective on life.

7. Travel plans: Operation save-every-penny is in full force, i must...no, i will find myself in Morocco & Spain by the end of August, credit crunch, recession, come rain or shine! Feel free to save large deposits of cash to assist me on this endeavour.

8. Blog visitors: People find their way onto my blog in a whole variety of ways, i was checking out my feedjit blog visitor tracker and noticed someone had found their way onto my blog by googling "whip his panties". Now, i'm not gonna start judging anyone who has an inclination to whip his or hers panties, it just tickled me is all.

Okay munchkins, the daily grind once again is sounding my name! Enjoy your Monday's and keep smiling :-)

Love

V x

"Ooooooooooooooooo
I've been traveling on this road too long
Just trying to find my way back home
The old me's
Dead and Gone
Dead and Gone"


Justin Timberlake & T.I. - "Dead and Gone"

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

And from the ashes.....

There's a reason why i've always wanted to get a phoenix tattoo, 'cause it beautiful and captures the constant growth, rebirth and regeneration that occurs in life.

In the last few days i've gone from ashes...to phoenix...to ashes...to phoenix....get the picture, it's been a rollercoaster week..month, hell who am i kidding, its been a challenging year all round.

Unlike the world's economy, i see a forseeable upswing in the months to come on all front's of my life, but for now, i'll get used to this chaos.

What's your drug of choice? As forms of escapism, lots of people turn to their "drugs" of choice, be it food, working out at the gym, booze, sleep, you name it. My drug of choice is to get lost in a really good book...yes, that simple. If i'm lucky to find a really really good book, then chances are i would have gone awol for hours and days at a time...and that's kinda what happened over the weekend.


I bought this book on Saturday afternoon, was still reading it come 3am on Sunday morning, was done by 10pm that evening. Yes, it's that good. Sadly...they've made a movie out of it, a really crap movie supposedly (i refuse to watch in fear of contamination) but if you haven't watched the movie, are open-minded when it comes to reading material, then i suggest you get your hands on Twilight....don't say i didn't warn you when you don't get any sleep :-)

Motorcades and Hoo-Hah Parades? Noone can do a motorcade quite like my infamous president, his is complete with two riot trucks, an ambulance, 4 motorcyclists clearing the way, and like 5 shiny cars...all going at no less than 200 km/hr. I used to have the privilege of bumping into his motorcade on the way to work and on the way backhome everyday for two and half years...it was the most terrifying thing in the world 'cause

a) This guys don't stop, if you are in the way, they're ploughing through you mate,
b) The sirens and flashing blue lights always caught me off guard...all like 2000times and
c) Your immediate reaction when you hear and then see them is "Oh sh*t"...even if you haven't done nothing wrong...you just need to pull over until they've passed, yes, this too shall pass :-)

So since i arrived in my newly adopted country of sorts, i've noticed they're getting quite excited with the whole motorcade business. Methinks they're literally trying to Keep Up with the Joneses next door.

Today, on the freaking highway i might add, i had to make a quick manoeuvar into the middle lane 'cause a huge a*s convoy of a motorcade was trying to make its way in peak hour traffic, i mean, really. All this pomp and ceremony is quite unecessary, take a freaking helicopter if you are that important. Either way, can't help but notice just how things this side of the Limpopo are starting to resemble the other side of the Limpopo....mmmmmh.