No longer in Kenya (aaah!) but still a Kenyan at heart...
Monday, 27 August 2007
I've been a bad, bad boy... Well, not really, but one has this love for 'local' art, and these pieces just caught my attention in a big way, so now, they are part of the collection...
These are by a local artist and he 'makes' them by dropping idian ink on partchment, and then blowing the ink with a straw! AMAZING! The two on the left are called moondancing, and the one on the right is called moon gazer.
In my mother tounge, there is a saying that says 'Hy is met die maan gepla', and this means touched by the moon - basically, he's a bit crazy, so make your own deductions here...
Been really busy the last few days with no chance to really update by blog. We've launched a new product, will be launching a new product in a few weeks, and have a whole new team of people on board that need to be 'initialized' in the company culture. All fun, but real hard work...
Anyhoo, better get back to the grindstone.
Hope y'all are having a sunshiny day!
Wednesday, 22 August 2007
New drugs on the market:
Take 2 and the rest of the world can go to hell for up to 8 full
Suppository that eliminates melancholy and loneliness by reminding
you of how awful they were as teenagers and how you couldn't wait
till they moved out!
ST. MOMMA'S WORT
Plant extract that treats mom's depression by rendering
preschoolers unconscious for up to two days.
Liquid silicone drink for single women. Two full cups swallowed
before an evening out increases breast size, decreases
intelligence, and prevents conception.
When taken with Peptobimbo, can cause dangerously low IQ,
in enjoyment of country music and pickup trucks.
Increases life expectancy of commuters by controlling road rage
and the urge to flip off other drivers.
Potent anti-boy-otic for older women. Increases resistance to such
lethal lines as, "You make me want to be a better person. "
Injectable stimulant taken prior to shopping. Increases potency,
duration, and credit limit of spending spree.
Relieves headache caused by a man who can't remember your
birthday, anniversary, phone number, or to lift the toilet seat.
A spray carried in a purse or wallet to be used on anyone too
to share their life stories with total strangers in elevators.
When administered to a boyfriend or husband, provides the same
irritation level as nagging him, without opening your mouth.
Hope y'all have a pretty day now!
Tuesday, 21 August 2007
Monday, 20 August 2007
Thursday, 16 August 2007
Tuesday, 14 August 2007
Monday, 13 August 2007
So why am I quitting? Besides the obvious reason - it's not good for me, I actually have this all worked out in my mind - should make no sense to another human being, but these are my reasons...
1. I hate the smell of smoke on my clothes! (BTW - have never smoked in my own house or car - cannot stand the smell of it!)
2. Dawie and I are saving for a long, expensive holiday - We worked out that between the two of us, we spend nearly R1400 ($200) per month on smokes, and if we save this money, we can take a trip to a favourite holiday spot next year December. (Holidays are cheaper in SA) We've opened an additional savings account for this purpose, and will be depositing the money there every month. This is our incentive...
3. Smoking has become a hassle - no smoking areas, no smoking in public places... Now it's a 'schlep' to go for a siggie...
4. It controls my life, instead of me controlling it!
There is surely a lot more that I can say here, but these are the main reasons. I refuse to be controlled by a smelly, expensive addiction any longer. (Self talking to self!)
Now, y'all keep your fingers (and toes) crossed, cause this is going to be a battle - but it's still SO worth it!
Friday, 10 August 2007
Thursday, 9 August 2007
Pass law - for those not familiar with SA history, was a law whereby all black people had to carry a pass to enter 'white' areas, and if they did not have this pass, they would face arrest and imprisonment. What this basically meant, was that to work in the 'white' areas, you had to carry a silly little book with you giving you the right to be there...
Now that Apartheid has been abolished - thankfully, I would like to use this day to celebrate women in general.
So here's to you girls! All my dear female friends, and even the one's I don't know -
Wednesday, 8 August 2007
I'm just taking a little stab - so don't take me too seriously, but the weather is really getting to me. At one stage in my life I was transferred to Cape Town (Picture above of Table Mountain from Bloubergstrand - taken in summer, so this is about 20H30 at night) by a company I used to work for. In the beginning, this was very exciting, new city, chance to make new friends, very active gay lifestyle etc etc, but then the first winter came along. I do not mind cold weather, but if this is accompanied by rain and sleet, and everything remains damp and mouldy, I get a little upset. In fact, at that stage I gave them an ultimatum that if they did not take me back to Johannesburg, I would resign... Obviously, the rip roaring laughter from the HR department could be heard by human and animal alike...
Cold gray weather is fine if I have a chance to stay indoors and don't have to drag (pun intended) myself to the office - dressed like an eskimo hell bent on not making a single piece of flesh show. Sniffling, dribbling, miserable 'not so little' me.
As you can see, did not really have much to say today, so decided to keep you busy with a whole load of 'bollocks'.
Hope y'all have a wonderful, fruitful day!
Tuesday, 7 August 2007
My life has not always been a bed of roses, but to be completely honest, the good times far exceed the bad memories, and bad memories have faded with time. The sadness has passed but the lessons remain. In fact, I bear no grudge towards another human being, and even thought some friendships have fallen by the wayside for whatever reason, I feel no ill will towards these people. I am truly blessed.
I hope your days will also be filled with good memories, smiles and laughter!
Ps: Started quiting smoking this week and going a bit crazy at the moment! Went from a pack a day man to just 5 a day, and really battling at the moment... Keep your fingers crossed! Plan is to be on zero by the end of August!
Monday, 6 August 2007
This weekend Estelle spent Friday and Saturday night at my place, and we watched a few movies, ate a bit (a lot, actually!) and just had a good time. Saturday afternoon Elize joined us, and had a 'girls' afternoon. This basically means, we put on face masks, did heat packs, cooling eye patches, pedicures, manicures, body exfoliations, etc etc. Really rediculous, but it was fun. Used every product in our arsenal, and also went out a bought a few extras... What is really fun about this is that we drink a few bottles of wine, and then follow this up with a meal. Saturday was Oso bucco made in red wine and tomato with steamed basmati rice. (It's still a little chilly here, so nice 'comfort' food is on the menu most of the time.)
Sunday I watched a movies called Gray Matters - a bit silly really, but a good 'coming out' story for our 'thesbian brotheren/sisteren'. I have a lot of really great gay female friends, and love spending time with them - so you gals go and rent this movie now, see!
Just read trought what I've written and it's a whole bunch of hog wash. Trying to write something inbetween all the work, emails, phone calls, instant messages etc etc. Not working really, so going to stop rampbling now. Need to do something here when I have more time to concentrate on what I'm doing. Maybe it's true what they say - a man cannot multi - task...
Hope y'all have a wonderful day, filled with love, hugs and kisses!