Humorous, Life

10 Things I have learnt this week

1. I own more books than clothing.

2. Flying jelly babies are great for stress relief and a great source of energy.

3. If you don’t use/wear it – then it’s best to give it away to someone who will.

4. The Ellen DeGeneres Show is addictive and hilarious.

5. Best way to devour a gingerbread man: Decapitate, then break off arms, then knees (mafia style) and then you can eat what’s left of the torso.

6. Sadly there will always be ‘those’ people at work who gets away doing the bare minimum whilst the rest of us slave away.

7. Long weekends are soul balm.

8. Adderley Street night market is overrated.

9. I may not celebrate Christmas but getting a phone call from my friend’s 10-year-old son thanking me for his gift sure does make one feel warm and fuzzy.

10. Apparently I’m now old enough that children start calling me Aunty. I’m not sure how I feel about this.

P.S. Definition of flying jelly babies: throwing jelly babies onto your colleagues desk because you are both too busy to take lunch and she is too lazy to lift her ass and get her own.

Humorous, Life

Scrooge vs Grinch

This post may or may not have anything to do with Christmas. The above picture was thrown in for good measure with the sole purpose of confusing and misleading you into thinking it’s about Christmas or Christmas spirit. So if you really want to know what this is all about well then keep reading. Kind of a moot point because you are already here reading this which also makes me wonder why you are still here reading this.

Let me get back what is going to turn into a 10 minute rant. So as you may or may not know I am saving every little hard-earned penny so that I can travel. I wrote a post about this a while back which you can read here (i.e. click on the word here, duh!). I must say I am doing rather well in this department, maybe not saving much as yet but definitely cutting down on unnecessary expenses. I buddied up with a colleague (it’s seems less sad and pathetic when you eat peanut butter and crackers with someone than doing it all by your lonesome).We do monthly ‘grocery’ shopping and instead of buying lunch everyday we make our own. This is all part of the year-long sacrifices I am prepared to make to achieve my goals.

So for all intents and purposes I have become a cheap-skate however this does not mean that I will sponge off others. You see you get those kind of people who are always claiming to be broke but whenever you talk to them they seem to have had the most fabulous weekends i.e. concerts, eating out, shopping etc. What pisses me off about these people is that they seldom pitch in with their own money when a group effort is required. They gladly take when things are offered to them but rarely share or reciprocate, in fact they won’t even replace something of yours that they have used. They buy themselves lunch everyday which we all know can become quite expensive. They will borrow money from you and ‘forget’ to pay you back which in turn will make you seem like a miser when you ask for your R20 back. They almost always conveniently forget to carry their wallets/purses with them, forcing you to pay for their purchases with promises that they will pay you back. In my personal opinion the Grinch and Scrooge pales in comparison to these selfish assholes. This is where being a real bitch comes in handy, you’ve got to be really firm when dealing with this type of person as they are notoriously thick-skinned.

Although they have taught me the power of the word NO. So I guess something good did come from all of this. Any of you know someone like this? A friend or colleague?

fashion, Humorous

’tis the season to be…….jolly?!?

Yes, it’s December again. Another year flew by, blah, blah, blah. This month can be rough on the budget so be careful. So many parties (4 staff parties?? Is that even allowed?) and I’ve been going out quite a lot. Even did some shopping. Gasp! Me? Shopping? Never, but alas I did and I kinda enjoyed it. Luckily I have amazing self-restraint and only buy things I really need with the odd pleasure purchase thrown in. How often don’t we waste money on the latest fashion and fads only for it to unfashionable a second later or collecting dust at the bottom of the cupboard. Keep it real people. Won’t be going to the shops again if I can help it, these Christmas shoppers are craaaaazy. Overcrowding and sharp elbows are a very lethal combination. My new shoes however are too cool.