Thursday, January 31, 2008
I'll be the first "pregnant" woman to lose weight! Ha!
I feel like everything is against me in my Weight Loss Quest.
I went to gym this morning to find out that they had closed for the morning. Have no idea why.
I order a toasted sandwich on RYE bread with salad. I was also in one hell of a rush and had 15 minutes to order, eat and get out. I let the waitron know before hand and all was great until I got my meal. My sandwich came on white bread with chips.
I was starving so I gobbled it down and I must say I feel awful for it. Not because I ate too fast, but because I think my body may just be getting used to healthy food. *Blondie does a little jig*
I'm going to watch the Strictly Come Dancing show being filmed tonight. It's going to be televised on SABC 1 tonight. One of my mates is participating and she has been working her little ass off for weeks. Very excited.
I have a big, early day tomorrow so I hope tonight doesn't turn into something raucous.
Oh dear, I'm waffling now...so with hardly any news have a great evening.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I guess it's the one way I'm sure to go. Shit.
Now, if you follow my blog, I am very excited about some incredible news (I'm sorry, I still can't reveal it yet, but I will...soon!)
Thing is, I thought it was a 100% done deal. Turns out that the deal is 95% done with a few worrying factors.
I am so nervous that I have a million and two butterflies flying around in my tummy. Problem: This could prove to be a case of T.M.I, so if you're squemish, read no further...)
When I get nervous I vomit.
It's attractive. I mean I'd settle for sweating, shaking, babbling like an idiot...you know, all the normal signs of nerves.
Oh no, I vomit. Beautiful hey?
I was sitting at the breakfast meeting today discussing things. I got the excited nervous feeling. Yes, there is such an emotion. I suddenly had the overwhelming nauseous feeling. Oh. Dear. Not. Now.
"Excuse me please." I squeaked, trying to keep my composure.
Thing is, with that nauseous feeling it has a "mind/stomach?" of it's own. It just kinda comes, doesn't it? You can only control yourself for so long, like breathing deeply and willing with all your might, but that ends quickly too.
So there I am, trying to remain calm as I make my way around the tables and chairs. Nope. Too strong, I had to hold my mouth and run.
They now think I'm pregnant with morning sickness and "delicately" asked me if this is going to be a problem with our new deal. Lovely.
Why oh why does this happen to me? It's a cruel joke.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
I am not a racist. Let me repeat. I am NOT A RACIST!
I have incredible friends who are coloured, black etc and quite frankly I don't give a damn if you are purple with green polka dots.
I have had enough. I was 11 years old in 1994 and completely unaware of what was going on in South Africa.
I understand that Affirmative Action has to take place. Sure, realistically, it is frustrating at times, but it's understood. I'm so tired of asking someone in the office who just happens to be of colour to do something. When it's not done and I ask what's happened I get this: "You're only asking because I'm black."
HOLD. THE. BUS!
WTF? I'm sick to death of hearing that. I would do the same to the blue, green, white and orange person. It has got bugger all to do with race. It is a simple thing to ask someone when something will be done and I am ALWAYS courteous, when asking.
I get really pissed off about it. I am tired of this.
On a lighter note, I hope you have a wicked weekend. Gosh didn't I juist wish you a happy weekend yesterday? Boy this week has flown by! Have fun!!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Someone is smiling, someone is angry, someone is crying and someone is laughing with all their might.
Ever since I was a little girl, I have put myself in other peoples shoes. Sure, it's been detrimental at times where I've been walked all over, but it's just something I've always had in my essence.
Last night I went out for another "quiet" night with the girls. Ahem, got home at 3am.
Lesson 1: Always take your own car, so you can leave when you want to.
I admittedly wanted to go home about 3 hours earlier. At about 2am, I sat down to rest my painful feet *damn stilettos* The club was slowly starting to empty out and while I was sitting there, sipping on my cocktail and dragging my cigarette, I suddenly noticed something I've never noticed before. The cleaners in the club mopping the floors , picking up ciggie stompies, cleaning broken glass and generally keeping the place decent.
I noticed a really drunk bunch of guys laughing and carrying on in the not so amusing drunken state. I had just watched this petite lady sweep up all the ciggies and shards of glass around the area that the guys were standing.
Immediately the guy dropped his beer bottle, which shattered into thousands of tiny pieces. The guy then laughed and kicked the glass pieces so that they were away from him. The glass went flying over an even bigger surface and I just watched the ladies face. She looked so upset since she had just cleaned up an unecessary mess, to clean up it all over again and to clean an even bigger area than before.
I looked around the room to see groups of friends laughing, drinking and dancing and generally having a good time, completely ignorant to the fact that there were quite a few cleaners trying to make sure girls who'd abandoned their painful shoes didn't get their feet cut on glass and generally keeping the place clean. No one noticed them and if they did they ignored their existance. I watched one girl bump into a cleaner crouched down picking things up. She looked down and then looked back up again as if she had bumped into the leg of the table.
I do understand that they're paid to do this, but I put myself in their shoes. Everyone's having a good time, while they're cleaning up after us...watching us having a good time and not being able to join in because they're working. I felt really bad.
Sometimes, we just need to take a look at other perspectives every now and again. It keeps us in check and it keeps us human in this rat race world.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
His family: Dad (Kim), Mom (Sally) and sister (Kate) are devastated by the news and are saying the drug overdose is accidental.
Michelle Williams and daughter Matilda were in Sweden when the news broke. She is obviously devastated! I just can't imagine the pain and the loss they must feel.
Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger.
Doting dad with 2 year old Matilda.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I am bloody brilliant. No really. I cannot believe how chuffed I am with me, myself and I.
Honestly, I just don't know how I do it sometimes.
I proved to myself that if I put my mind to something and I really believe in it, it can become a reality. All the hardwork and boy oh boy, I mean HARD WORK has finally paid off. So it took a year, I am fucking thrilled, it only took a year!
Crack open the bubbly Blondie...oh and you, you lovely person can join me! Grab a flute! *CHEERS!*
Monday, January 21, 2008
After we finished off the bottle of wine together we got a call from Special K. FTV Cedar Square was apparently happening and we had to get our little asses over immediately. Now you see, my man isn't a huge fan of FTV and other pretentious places - so when he jumped up and said: "Go get ready, we're going large!" I nearly dropped my half finished glass of wine.
Sometimes beer has it's advantages ;-)
Shooters are evil. They should be banned. I hate that feeling. You know the feeling I'm talking about - the one where you turn your head and wait for the world to catch up with you.
My world was spinning by midnight. We lost Special K and her fiance somewhere on the crowded "dance floor" after the 6th or 10th shooter and by 01h30, the man, T and I wrapped our arms around each other and dragged each other out. What a sorry bunch we were.
I now understand why we shouldn't mix drinks...when those drinks feel they need to resurface, it ain't a pretty colour.
Saturday was also a huge blur and I have to say I feel b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l today...No really. I am on top of the world. Anyone who believes that should be shot.
Anyone got a Grandpa tablet?
Friday, January 18, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
On the way home though, I stopped to get some ciggarettes *yes, the 'no smoking' is going well, obviously* and I found something I haven't seen in years (not that I've tried very hard to look.)
I found Wicks Bubble Gum. Well. I forgot I know how to blow bubbles! Wooohoooo!!
I popped my way into the house. I saw the man eyeing me out and I thought he was going to tell me how annoying that is.
Instead, he said: "I can't do that!"
"Can't do what?"
"Blow bubblegum bubbles."
"What? Sacriledge! You mister, never had a childhood."
"Well, I bet you can't do this!" he says and winked with each eye.
Of course, I tried and suddenly realised I can only wink with my right eye. I tried so hard to close my left eye and keep the right one open but I looked like some poor person with a twitch."
"OK fine!" I said feeling a bit defiant. "I bet you can't do this!" I placed my two index fingers in my mouth and whistled my "concert/wolf whistle."
"I can!" he said and whistled without the fingers.
"NO! You have to use your fingers!"
Well, we spent half an hour trying to figure out weird things we can do that the other can't.
It got me thinking about how strange we all truly are.
He can do the Mexican Wave with his stomach. I can't.
He can make fart noises under his armpits and I certainly can't.
He can raise both his eyebrows one at a time. I can only raise the left one.
I physically cannot bite my finger nails (or toe nails for that matter- not that I've tried. Oh dear.)
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Today is my first day back at work too and I have a good feeling about this year :-)
So, bare with me if you live in Cape Town *bastards* but as it was my first time and I just have to share what I discovered.
1.) The sun only sets at 20h30 or later, so it feels like 3pm for hours! What an incredible thing.
2.) Everything, I mean everything surrounds the Mowwwntain (said just like that.)
3.) The wind hurt my ears. It blows a gale there. The only time I've felt wind like that is back in Joburg when a freak storm is about to hit.
4.) It is absolutely beautiful. Every single place has an amazing view.
5.) Beaches are incredible with white sand that look like white ribbons twisting off in the distance.
6.) Waters are turquoise but if you pop a toe or limb in you will get frostbite. I learnt this the hard way.
7.) I never understood this thing about "cliques" in CT. Boy oh boy I got a tasted of that...in a big way. We were invited to a braai by some mates of ours down on holiday too. They were the only ones who spoke to us. Interesting.
8.) On the flipside, service staff were so friendly and helpful, my man and I eyed them out suspiciously for the first few days.
9.) We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner at a different restaurant for 10 days and didn't make a dent in the Culinary World that is Cape Town.
10.) Kite Surfing is HUGE in Blouberg.
11.) Cape Point is breath taking.
12.) Table Mountain (Mowwwntain) really is flat on top. Yeah, go ahead, laugh at me.
13.) I visited Sandy Bay (the nudist beach) ..... TWICE! How invigorating and free! Very different to what I expected. I was expecting to walk onto a beach that looked as packed as Clifton/ Camps Bay with nude people everywhere. There were maybe 7 people at a time. I oggled ALOT! I couldn't help it.
14.) Long Street is awesome and edutainment.
15.) It feels very European in an African kind of way. Does that make sense?
I could go on and on! I put on 4kgs or more and I have a tan! Can I get a WHOOP WHOOP?
It was an incredible holiday!
I have to say though. It's good to be back! I've missed blogging *don't tell anyone, or I might fall into the Blogger Nerd Category*
Right, it's time to catch up on all your blogs :-)
Ciao for now!