20Something and Surviving

Casual day

I Know Casual Day was some time back but I never really had time to post but since casual Friday stil applies and I really am lazy to post anyhting worthwhile…enjoy.





September 19, 2008 Posted by | leez | | 1 Comment

Current Addictions

I’ve been tagged by dear Cath  to complete a meme on my so-called addictions. This meme was created my Being Brazen whom, I am embarassed to say I have just started reading.But its a great read so please check her out.

As in all memes there are rules or guidelines and they are:

This here meme’s rules are as follows…

*Post at least five current addictions and why you’re addicted to them
*Link to the creator of the meme and to the person who tagged you.
*Head your post with “Current addictions“.
*Tag at least two people and pass on the above rules.

I’m assuming these are meant to be fun and I will not go the banal and obvious route and mention chocolate and coffee. Nor will I mention cigarettes or alcohol. I’m trying to rack my brain thinking what’s left and hoping it comes to me before I’m done typing this sentence and now I’m prolonging it because it still hasn’t come to me yet but I’m supposed to be enterprising so here goes but before I do just be warned that I promise no guarantees. With out further ado, dum dadi dum do day… eish. Here goes: In no particular order:

1. Green

If you have read at least two of my posts then you would know of my love of all things green. From clothing to lifestyle choices I am having a bizarre affair with the colour green. In all shades and textures it draws me like a moth to light. I’ve tried to break myself of the addiction and I even own a couple of non-green items but I still have some convinced that I may have some green blood. And please spare me the rhetoric that green is just a trend.

2. Sunshine.

My craving and the lengths I have gone to trying soak up a ray of this surprisingly limited and so called natural resource reminds me of the days when my addictions were a little more hard core. It’s miserable in Cape Town. I dream of natural heat by way of sunshine. I had somehow romanticised my previous stay or maybe was way too out of it but it’s colder than average Durban winter. Reminds me of Germany.

3. Technology

Mainly my (well not mine exactly but mine for the foreseeable future) new laptop, my iPod, Wii and my shit cellphone that is an extension of my arm. And even though I think I may have just put my foot in it, will leave it at that.

4. Coke Zero

I’m not one to try new things and frankly I’m of the type that says if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But after my first sip its become my new current addiction. Its ironic because I don’t drink Coke or any other soda for that matter. Not including coffee my liquid intake consists of water (still) and orange juice. And alcohol. But that like coffee does not count. I’m told its too sweet and that whatever they’re using as a sugar substitute is more harmful than normal coke but I don’t see it. What makes this addiction harder to maintain is the fact that hardly anyone besides the major chain stores stocks Coke Zero. Interestingly enough Coke Zero became a vice when I decided to try give up smoking and drinking coffee simultaneously…

5. Finally… Google

I know this is a cop-out but ran out of current addictions. And my use of Google for anything and everything is awe inspiring. I Google every email I receive and check the Zeitgeist once an hour.

And so ends my rambling about me… or my addictions but looking back I realise maybe one of my addictions is talking about myself. Narcissistic or what?

Anyway I’m not tagging anyone coz I can’t think of anyone really who hasn’t been tagged.


September 19, 2008 Posted by | leez | | 4 Comments

Freaking Freezing


Its me. Remember me? Wouldn’t blame you if you don’t its been ages since I posted. So I’ve made it. I’m finally in the Mother City and loving it. Or was loving it until my first rain storm. Theres nothing like 4 to 5 passing showers a day to put things into perspective. And you have a lot of perspective when those darn showers only break loose when you dare set foot outside.

Anyway, Cape Town, barring this shit weather, has been good to me thus far. Since my flight Saturday evening I’ve been caught up with trying to re-acquaint myself with some old friends whilst trying desperately to avoid others. Some of you may remember these are the same people who caused my departure some time ago. 

Erm… ya. Thats it. I’m just trying to get used to the changes. And my throat and head feel like its swollen to twice its size.

Off to Bloem, yay, so will post again in about a week. hehe.

September 17, 2008 Posted by | leez | | 6 Comments

Should Children Witness Childbirth?

I know I’ve said I won’t become a weekend blogger but its becoming increasingly hard to post daily. But hopefully once I’ve organised the move and settled in I will resume my daily rants. In the meantime, a Friday Funny for you. 
Due to a power outage, only one paramedic responded to the call. The house was very dark so the paramedic asked Kathleen, a 3-yr old girl to hold a flashlight high over her mommy so he could see while he helped deliver the baby.
Very diligently, Kathleen did as she was asked. Heidi pushed and pushed and after a little while, Connor was born. The paramedic lifted him by his little feet and spanked him on his bottom. Connor began to cry.

The paramedic then thanked Kathleen for her help and asked the wide-eyed 3-yr old what she thought about what she had just witnessed. Kathleen quickly responded, “He shouldn’t have crawled in there in the first place……smack him again!”

September 5, 2008 Posted by | leez | | 1 Comment

I’m leaving…

… never to come back again, coz no one doesnt it better than I can….

…or something like that. Jesse McCartney’s whine gets to me but the point is: I’m leaving!!

 Readers of this blog will be aware of the magnitude of my despisal (is that a word? despiction? ) of my current job.

I’ve gone on about how I hate it, how I am overwoked and underpaid and even more unappreciated but that is all coming to an end.

Yay!! In the next few weeks yours truly will no longer be a dude from Durbs by the sea but a genuine Oke van Die Kaap. I’m moving to Cape Town!!!!

I have been lured away from my home by the prospects of more money and better benefits. I’m totally stoked but also really nervous at the same time. I have to meet everyone’s expectations and make sure that I earn my keep. And I have to worry about accommodation.

But for now, its just one big celebration till then.

September 3, 2008 Posted by | leez | , , | 7 Comments