Friday, 29 February 2008

50 Things You Might Not Know About Me

  1. I hate black toilet seats. They freak me out because I believe that I can see ecoli better on a white seat I suppose.
  2. You can argue with me as much as you want, I don't think I'm pretty.
  3. My pinkies (little fingers) are crooked. Both of them. They have been from birth. My Evil
  4. Mother wanted to have them broken and straightened when I was younger. I was never good enough for her (except when she realized I have a good credit record)
  5. I want to lose an entire person.
  6. I cannot eat mozarella cheese since being on SureSlim put me off it for life.
  7. I hate olives. They taste crap.
  8. I don't eat sea food. Only calamari and sometimes hake. I don't like fish.
  9. I have been working for the same company since I left school.
  10. I have met Des from Egoli (Chanel De Jager) and visited her home in London while I was there.
  11. My favourite colour is purple, but I have found that I like pink equally recently.
  12. Heath Ledger was my favourite actor, partially because he had the male version of my name, partially because he's hot.
  13. I had to curb a facebook addiction due to it being blocked at work.
  14. Stupid people make me swear out loud at work.
  15. I think there is something wrong with me, but I'm not sure what it is.
  16. I am fascinated by serial killers. I will read up on them whenever I have time.
  17. I am afraid of any bird that is as big as or larger than a duck.
  18. Alanis Morissette is my favourite artist of all time. I cried when she came onto stage when I attended her concert.
  19. I used to be obsessed with Eeyore (from Winnie The Pooh). I have a large box of Eeyore items from panties to pencil erasers.
  20. I am left handed, but use it almost only for writing. I do practically everything else with my right hand.
  21. My 'Discovery Age' is 8 years older than my actual age.
  22. Quitting smoking was too easy for me. I was very disappointed.
  23. I once tried to iron lycra pants.
  24. I am not naturally blonde, despite the impression that the previous point creates.
  25. I often overestimate my importance in the lives of others.
  26. I have recorded a song I wrote.
  27. I used to write poetry when I was in high school. It was all very dark and angsty stuff.
  28. I think completely bald men are sexy.
  29. I didn't wear open shoes (like sandals) until the age of 22 because my grandmother used to call me "polony toes" which gave me a complex about my feet.
  30. I used to take piano lessons in primary school, but gave it up when I realized my fingers are too short to play the more complicated pieces.
  31. I bake kick ass meringues (not lemon meringues, the pavlova type) - apparently this is an art, but it's always come naturally to me.
  32. I have a brother that's not really my brother, he's sort of 'adopted'. He's not legally my brother, nor by blood but we have a brotherly-sisterly bond. He'd save my ass in a heartbeat and I'll do the same for him.
  33. I have two half brothers only one of whom I met once when he was a baby.
  34. I don't know my father and sometimes wish I did since I only know my mother's side of the story and I don't believe her anymore.
  35. I worry about the mental health of my unconceived child when I look at my family and that of my husband.
  36. I still go to the GP that delivered me.
  37. I can't see for sh!t, I wear contacts.
  38. I thought at some point that I could be a writer, but have since realized that others are able to articulate themselves much better than I can.
  39. I have been "the other woman" and regret it
  40. I love blue cheese, proper stinky blue cheese. I usually buy the Rosenburg brand from Checkers.
  41. When I was little I used to use moist sand and build little 'houses' which really just consisted of raised sand 'walls'. I used to put snails in the 'rooms' and then watch them. I also used to poke at their eye thingies and watch them suck it in.
  42. I am often ambivalent. I would watch a program like 'LA Law" and both lawyers would convince me to the extent that I would be very confused about whether or not the accused is innocent or guilty.
  43. I am afraid of the dark.
  44. I can't stand drinking water. I really should, but there are a lot of things I should do that I don't believe I can achieve.
  45. I don't eat prawns or shrimp, but love the 'Prawn Cocktail' chips from Woolworths.
  46. Speaking of Woolworths, I refuse to purchase anything from a Woolworths store based on the principle that they cared more about money than about me.
  47. I am a realist and DO think that South Africa is being run into the ground. I do not, however, plan to run. I will wait it out for a while and see what happens.
  48. I used to believe in fairies, gnomes, dwarves and other magical creatures when I was young.
  49. I like sex in the missionary position.
  50. I don't enjoy British humour.
  51. I think Adcodol is the best pain killer ever.

I never thought I could come up with 50 things. Seriously. I amaze myself.
This post was inspired by Expensive Mistakes and Cheap Thrills. I encourage anybody to do the same and leave the links in the comment section. This is a lot of fun.

Thursday, 28 February 2008

Collecting Memories

I said I'd discuss the thing that I've been doing.

I've been...collecting memories of my grandfather.

I love both my grandparents dearly, but I realise that sometime in my lifetime they won't be there anymore. Just thinking about it makes my guts knot up.

I have been deliberately building up momentos and doing things with them to build up a store of comforting things I can refer to when they are no longer here.

For instance, my grandfather loves buying me books. He bought me a book for my birthday last year with quotations. He asked if he could read it first and I let him because he'd also purchased another book for me to read in the meantime. I asked him to make notes in the margins and mark the quotations he liked. Looking back on this I will be able to reflect his thoughts on things when he is no longer here.

Is it wrong to plan for the day people are no longer here? Is it wrong to consciously think of this? Am I compromising my time with them now? I don't think so. I'm actually increasing the frequencies of my visits with them and making sure they are filled with good memories. I know this makes them happy.

I suppose I'm really just asking if I'm nuts.

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Ugh

My old blog is STILL not working. It's been about 3 days now and usually it wouldn't be a train smash. Hell, sometimes I don't blog for a week, but I want to blog...and I want to link my old blog to my new blog...I want to copy an entry from my old blog onto this one, but I'm pretty much stuck.

Balls.

Other than that I'm quite bushed. I'm going home early today since I worked the weekend, but this is little comfort since I'm working Saturday again.

I've been doing something I want to talk about in my blog...I'm not sure if it's OK that I'm doing this and I will leave the floor open for comments. I've been wanting to write about it for a while, but I haven't had much time.

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

BLOOMING!

The Jasmine is blooming! I've killed many a plant in my day...but I have never made something BLOOM! Needless to say I'm ecstatic! The buds around the flowers suggest more flowers are to come! Looks like choosing this as my Valentine's day gift wasn't a mistake :)

In case you were wondering you can find my old blog here. They've blocked my old blog at work and it seems to be down a lot lately.

I've wanted to move my blog for a long time, but I really didn't want to move and duplicate all my entries. I'm not going to do that though. I'd rather just link to the old and back to the new.

There are A LOT of entries on my old blog (more than two years worth). A lot of history on that blog. I'm sad to let it go, but I suppose I have to move forward along with the rest of the world.