Joining the gym are we?

January 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

New Year Resolutions and all that . . . and I bet one of them is to lose weight, lead a healthier lifestyle – I have to do that too actually. Talking about losing weight, read an article about this “radical” new weight loss program, that has you “embarrass” yourself with before pictures posted on the web, so you can track your progress. And everyone can do the same.

Now – I think this has happened anyway, people posting before and before pics on blogs, Pinterest – even Facebook. Why would you pay someone stupid amounts of money when you can just do it yourself? I don’t understand it.

I can tell anyone that is interested of course, that I am over my healthy weight. Here is the fact: *deep breath* I weigh 77,8kgs. I need to weigh a maximum of 60kgs. I know i”m not morbidly obese, but it would be nice to slim down and have that stamina to climb and run around like a crazy person or something.

Would I post a before picture?

Maybe I should – it would give me the motivation I need.

Watch this space.

So we enter a new year . . .

January 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

Firstly – compliments of the season to everyone! I don’t want to be blogging in June sometime and I still haven’t wished anyone a good new year ahead – that would just be madness and utterly bad behaviour.

So here we are, 2014. No bad connections with the number 13, as in 2013. I hear it was a bad year for most.

I had a great start – obviously starting a new job (which I love! Just hope to be able to do more in this new year . . .) And then on the flip side of that – I have been very bad by not  blogging as much – but we’ll use the excuse of the new job as mentioned above! Haha.

I can say that there were 3 operations last year from Pookie’s side of the family. And then there was my whole incident from my last post – but that seems to have sorted itself out in my head.

I do pledge to blog more – as well as read more . . .and maybe write in my journal more too. (Wait – she blogs and has a journal? Damn straight! Only because sometimes you feel the need to write instead of type – I’m weird and complicated, I know . . .)

So here’s to you! And here’s to me! Let’s make it great!

quick stop

November 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

So I haven’t been here in ages and since my recent almost meltdown of emotions regarding Pookie. I can say that I have sorted them out, and realised that it is normal for people to feel the way I did . . .feeling like that is ok, but acting on them is quite something else! And very dangerous too.

But all is well in my world – with some exciting new developments at work, so who knows – maybe I’ll have something more to blog about soon!

What is going on with me????

September 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

I have been in my relationship going on for 3 years – and I really don’t know what to make of what is going on in my head!?

I find myself being attracted to someone else. I know this is normal human behavior, or is it?

Is it OK to look, but not touch? Can I admire from a distance and put it out of my mind with the thought of “the grass isn’t greener on the other side”?

I have to sit and think and remember about why I fell in love with Pookie – and why I what to be with him . . .he is such a good man to me, and I don’t think he deserves this from me, even though they are just thoughts in my empty little head.

I blame lust! Or maybe it’s the feeling of something new and unknown? But does this mean I feel as if my current relationship has reached a point when we need to experience new things together? Boredom? The point of being so comfortable with each other that it’s now stale? Does this explain the “heart jump” when I see this other person? Something new?

Argh! If that’s the case, then I’ll have to suggest we do new things, visit new places – interact with our friends more often . . .or maybe give each other the space to do our own things from time to time . . . .??? I have to stop it!

What if things were so easy, all it took was a simple touch to see your future together, feel all those feelings – good, bad and worse and all those excellent times – flash before your eyes? But then, that wouldn’t solve anything too. Because you’d know exactly what the future has in store for you. And that would be kinda boring.

But experiencing a probable other life to lead in the blink of an eye? Well, that’s the talk and thought of science fiction . . .

 

Flying Saucer Interchange?! The real X Files . . . .

April 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

Firstly – when did this interchange come about? I heard about the very first time on Saturday evening, getting lost from the airport . . . .

What?! Lost from the airport? Never! Living in Johannesburg for all my life and getting lost from the airport? What a revelation!

So – there we were; Pookie and myself, talking and chatting away when we realized we were only 14 km from Pretoria. We live on the West Rand, and being 14 kilometers from Pretoria meant we had been travelling in the wrong direction for almost 30 minutes!

Good gloriness!

And then we came across this so called interchange and started looking out for unidentified flying objects and Agent Mulder standing alongside the road . . .

Don’t get me wrong it is by far the coolest named interchange we have, but just how we got there .  .  . not so much.

All in all – 2 hours to get back home from the airport: passing Diepsloot and riding on the old Krugersdorp Highway with absolutely no lighting . . .Yeah – we live for the adventure.

Eish . . .

April 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

So it has been a month since I have blogged . . . I feel upset with myself. But that also means that it has also been a month since I have last written in my journal too!

What?!

A journal and a blog? Well – that’s just how I roll . . . . I have a lot of things to get off my chest, this being my public platform and my journal my private one, well, until such time that is. I do plan to one day give all my journals to my nieces, so they can read about what happened in my life and what not, i think that would be kinda cool.

So anyway, work has been a blast, having little adventures every other day and they have been funny too!

Like the one time Little Tannie printed 72 pages instead of one while doing a spreadsheet, and rushing to the printer like a bat outta hell!

But yes, I must really make time to visit here more often – maybe from next week.

We all have them.

March 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

Today was just a really boring, off day.

Nothing seemed to make it go any quicker and to top that Pookie and I had a disagreement, which made me feel really bad. And that is what frustration does to a person!

AAaaaaaaaarrrrrrggggGGGGggggghhhhhhhhhhHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

Phew! Well, a virtual scream will have to do.

Why was my day boring? Oh it seemed to carry on forever with the same old things being repeated over and over at work. I would rather have things all hectic than quiet, because that is when your mind (in this case, MY mind) starts to wonder. . . . . .

But hopefully after a good night’s rest and an early morning yoga session, tomorrow will be better! :)

And this bandwagon is going to?

February 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

I won’t go there and say

“And the Oscar goes to…….”

But let’s face it – it has been the news story that has kept us glued to the TV / newspapers / social media:

Did he or didn’t he?

 

It is just so amazing that everyone seems to be against him now after what he has achieved. For goodness sake, he is also just a human being like all of us! I read another blog post saying that we feel the way we do is because we have put him so high on this pedestal. And now that he has fallen the way he has . . . .I don’t know what to say about that.

 

But look at Tiger Woods – he fell because he cheated on his wife. This showed us that he was a human being, and these things happen everyday. Forget that he is a superstar and changed the face of golf – we put him up there, and we turn our backs the moment things don’t seem so perfect.

 

Given the Oscar story is a lot serious, someone did lose a life – but whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?

 

But now having the ANCWL involved saying that he shouldn’t have been given bail and whatnot – I mean – did he abuse her? Has he abused anyone else? Sure he gets painted as this person with a short temper, being arrogant and whatever else – but don’t we all possess a little anger somewhere? Don’t we all believe we the best at something?

 

He is guilty of using his gun irresponsibly and will forever live with the fact his actions have killed a beautiful person – but to label him this monster? I think that has been taken too far. And then mentioning he is “obsessed” with guns? Show me a man that isn’t . . . . ok, well, not obsessed, but interested in guns and ammo and blowing shite up? If it isn’t cars or football, what else really?

 

This has gotten out of hand, this whole story – and I just hope the truth comes out, because, isn’t that what we all want?

First time in a long time.

February 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

Sitting here at my new desk. Listening to the same radio station that played in the background during my “Miss No Undies” days . . . .and it feels like nothing has changed much: we all still striving to be all that we can be, by working our asses off and getting through days without killing your colleague who jammed up the copier machine.

But it has been fun working where I am now :) I am really enjoying it, and it is so different from what I used to do, plus I love feeling tired in the evenings because it shows that I have worked so hard, and dodged the nastiness of gossip in the office too. Although i have overheard a few things, but it really isn’t as juicy as all those Miss No Undies and what not tales . . .

I wonder she is doing?

Fifty shades of yawn?

February 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

Fun40 has borrowed me her Fifty Shades collection.

I will state this: when hearing about this book the very first time – I was intrigued. All the hype surrounding it, all the people going out to get it when Exclusive Books put up notices that more were on the way and and and . . .  . .

So I lost interest in it. And I also heard that it wasn’t worth my time etc from some. Then again the flipside was that is is a very sensual book and I would enjoy it.

I don’t know why people out there think I’m so kind of freak! Haha! Anyway . . . .so I posted on the question on Facebook:

“Who has read Fifty Shades of Grey and is it worth it?”

I got responses of  “yes, my friend enjoyed it” ; “yes – I have and think it’s good” “mommy porn” . . . . .

As you can see – not very informative until one of my school buddy’s said:

“No – it’s a total waste of time, they are having sex on every second page! Sex – sex – SEX! There is no story whatsoever and it’s boring”

Jeez! Now that is what I have been looking for: honesty.

So now I sit with all Fifty Shades books. (I have 6 other books still waiting to be read and their titles range from “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” by Hunter S. Thompson – ok, I have read this previously but who says I can’t read it again? “Band of Brothers” by Stephen E. Ambrose, “The Art of Happiness” by The Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler. I even have a biography on Mozart waiting in the wings!)

Why am I wasting my precious reading time on something that reads like a school composition? To see what all the fuss is about of course! And so far I have been unimpressed.

Stop reading if you don’t want me spoiling anything if you do plan on reading the first book in the series:

We find out that Anastasia Steele is a virgin. And we find out that Christian Grey wants to do something “dirty” to her mouth . . . .And then she lands up doing it, this particular sexual act that has been referred to as “Bill Clinton sex” out of her own decision. With no gag reflex! Are you freakin’ kidding me?! I remember the days when I didn’t even want to come face to face with this sexual organ! And she. Ana, has no gag relflex!?

No bloody way!

Terribly bored with this book, but I want to have an insight on the type of people who have enjoyed it and can’t wait for the movie . . . .

So Pookie Pie told me this: *so great having his input, different perspective of course*

“All these people who loved the book, don’t have real love in their lives at the moment. There is no guy their life that satisfies them now, so what else can you do? You satisfy yourself . . . 

*Mind blown*

Did NOT see it that way at all.

So once I have finished all 3 books – great big “if” on that – I’ll be back with a final verdict.

I will say something positive about it: it has given women the chance to express themselves sexually and sensually, but will it be remembered as one of the greats?

Probably not.