Life

these are a few of my favourite things

If you looking for something to do this Saturday head to the Wembley Studios and check out a dear friend of mine Sarah’s sister’s new wares which will be on display and available for purchase. You can browse or even order her products online and there will lots of gifts and goodies. A credit card machine will be available.

Favourite Things Open Day  2-5pm on Sat 2 July

Wembley Studio, 15 Wembley Road, Cape Town

www.collectionoffavouritethings.blogspot.com

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Life, music

The Script concert Cape Town 26 June

I’ve been to a few concerts in my life but I must say this was without a doubt the best concert I’ve ever been to. These Irish lads are not only hot but super talented. And previously I thought that it was sad that the bald guy whose name is Mark by the way can’t be good looking cos he is always hiding in the background is actually gorgeous…sigh.

After the concert however the usual post concert ailments took hold of me. The zinging ears, the hoarse (kinda sexy) voice, and a pounding head but it was all worth it and I’m currently suffering from Danny withdrawal symptoms even Glen is not too shabby. I was right in front so close I could see their pores. And those accents are to die for, makes me weak in the knees, never has swearing sounded this sexy. Note to self: Must go to Irish pubs and find Irish man.

Anyway I’m throwing away my career to travel the world and follow them wherever they go (no, no not a groupie) before settling down in Ireland and then watch them grow old.

P.S. As soon as I’ve figured out how to post videos on my blog – I’ll post a little clip I took at the concert.

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comedy, Humorous, Life

Don’t you just hate it when

As I have shared something positive today, it’s time to go back to my roots. Today I’ve got a little bonus for my readers (all 4 of them, you guys know who you are). I have 3 ‘don’t you just hate it whens’ today gotta make up for lost time you know, I haven’t posted anything new since last week.

1) So don’t you just hate it when you go into a store and the sales people hover around you asking if you need help, if I needed help I would call you. Sometimes it’s so bad that I feel uncomfortable and am then too self-conscious to touch anything lest my dirty grubby fingers soils their merchandise. And the attitude of some of ’em you’d think they own the store.

2) Maybe I can still deal with the shop assistants but the waiters who just as you about to take a bite from your triple-decker burger wants to know if you enjoying your meal  so you look up sheepishly with your mouth gaping and nod yes or even worse you’ve already bitten off more than you can chew and you need to mumble a response. I’m convinced they enjoy some sick sadistic pleasure doing that. (any service industry people reading this please oh please don’t spit in my food)

3) And don’t you just hate it when people and by people I mean annoying friends and colleagues send you chain letter emails. Especially those of the religious kind telling you to forward on to 10 friends and if you don’t you going to be cursed for the rest of your life and burn in hell. Excuse me but when did any of the prophets have access to the internet or email. Yes, they could speak to God but that was it, so please don’t tell me this letter has been circulating since before 1400 B.C or before the time of the burning bush. And no I will not send the “candle” to my friends if this so-called “candle” managed to make it around the world in 80 days well then it can continue to do so without me.

Oh well that’s just me.

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Life

Don’t you just love it when

After so many ‘don’t you just hate it when’ posts I thought I’d share something I love. I wouldn’t want people to think I’m a completely intolerant person, cos really I’m not.

You know when you go to your cupboard to get out your coat or jacket or a pair of jeans you haven’t worn in a while, you reach into your pocket and you feel paper. Frowning and wondering what could it be? And it turns out it’s money, paper money (like a R100), YAY!!!! It’s like a birthday gift and christmas gift all rolled into one.

That just puts a smile on my face.

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fashion, Life, movies, music, TV series

Circa 1982 – the year I was born

The year Ozzie Osbourne bit off the head of a live bat onstage also happens to be the year I was born, surely a sign of great things to come.

The 80’s was the era when Madonna and Michael Jackson reigned as pop royalty and also the decade when John Lennon and Bob Marley died.

Films that came out in the 80’s included E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Start Wars, Indiana Jones, Back to the future, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Rambo, Terminator and Nightmare on Elm Street.

TV shows from the 80’s were The A-team, Knight Rider, MacGuyver, Magnum P.I., Miami Vice, The Simpsons, Seinfeld, Who’s the boss?, Married with children, Quantum Leap, 21 Jump Street, The Cosby Show, Full House, Murder She Wrote as well as soap operas Dallas and Dynasty.

MTV was launched in 1981.

Popular children’s cartoons such as The Smurfs, Bravestar, Thundercats, Voltron, Transformers, Masters of the Universe and Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles are just some of the shows I watched whilst growing up.

Italy won FIFA world cup 1982 in Spain and Argentina won FIFA world cup 1986 in Mexico. Liverpool FC was the most successful club side of the era, becoming English champions on six occasions (1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986 and 1988) WHERE OH WHERE DID IT ALL GO WRONG FOR THEM?

Popular video games from the 80’s included Pac-man, Tetris, Donkey Kong and Super Mario Bros.(which I sometimes still play). Playstation games are just way too hard for my poor 16-bit brain

Many fashion trends and faux pas were born in this decade: Ray-ban aviators and wayfarers (people are still rocking these), shoulder pads, acid wash jeans, leggings, leg warmers, off-the-shoulder t-shirts, miniskirts, jumpsuits, headbands – it’s actually amazing to see how most of these fashion items are current trends.

So don’t let anyone tell you nothing cool came outta the eighties – just look at me, living proof.

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fashion, music

Fashion Icon of the Month

The Benjamin Bixby clothing line by Andre Benjamin, a.k.a. Andre 3000, is a late 1930’s inspired line drawn from old college football documentaries, classic vintage with a dash of modern.
For those who don’t know Andre Benjamin is one half of the US Rap duo Outkast and he is famous for is unique and eccentric dress sense. In the same way he and Big Boi has  pioneered a new genre of rap music with each new album being completely different from the previous, he has created a range of men’s clothing that is just as refreshing.

Only a 2008/2009 range was launched and I can’t seem to find anything new on the web – maybe it was a bit too ‘out there’ for the average Joe but lets hope it makes a comeback. See how rad these boys look….

 

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Life

Yes. I’m that lazy, and quite possibly a weirdo.

I don’t get all gooey about getting flowers in fact I get quite annoyed when I do. I always let guys know this from the get go so that there are no awkward moments later.

It’s not that I don’t like flowers it’s just that it’s a lot of PT. After receiving flowers I might have to cut the stems, then I need to find a vase fill it will water and put the flowers into it. After that to ensure longevity I need to put life enhancing tablets or liquid into vase to keep flowers fresher for longer. 2 things happen after I receive flowers 1) I give it away or 2) I keep it, put it in vase and promptly thereafter forget about it. 2 weeks later I’ll realise there’s a funny smell hanging in the air and then realise the flowers are rotting away the water has turned green, congealed and wait is that moss?

I’d much rather get a plant but even then I’m not so great at looking after them. When I was given a cactus plant as a gift it still somehow died on me. The one plant that only wants sun and I don’t have to worry about watering it all the time will whither away under my care.

At school when we got those projects to grow a plant from a bean mine barely made a proper attempt at growing, I was really disappointed I watched it for hours (hmm maybe that’s why it didn’t grow). There was one school project that I liked and that was ‘the mouldy bread’ one. My fungus just seemed to flourish and as I happen to have a morbid curiosity for all things gross it was the only school project I enjoyed and that was a success.

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