20Something and Surviving

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


I sometimes wonder why is it that relatively sane people who finally, stupidly, feel secure enough in their own relationships decide to exact that punishment on others? Just a question.

Why do these people deem it necessary to try and play matchmaker? Why do they think that there is something wrong with being in your twenties and being single? Can they honestly not remember that a short while ago they too were single and were “fine” with it?  What compels someone to invite you over only to subject you to a few hours of strained conversation and obvious discomfort from both unexpected parties?

The hints are inane, the deliberate slips are obvious and the smug winks are downright irritating. But sometimes life can surprise you. And it is not an all to unpleasant surprise. Just saying.

Its actually quite flattering, come to think of it, that your friends think that you and some hot, intelligent and witty specimen actually look good and could work well together. I mean yes it’s a bit disconcerting to be thrown off guard and you have to really be on your toes not to come across as a drunken leering slush but once everyone has a few drinks conversation flows oh so much easier. So I’ve learnt.

Happy Birthday C, and thanks for a great party. And the great, if unexpected, date.

September 1, 2008 Posted by | leez | , | 7 Comments

Another One Bites The Dust

 Last week whilst everyone was preparing for the Rugby I was getting ready for yet another Wedding. Yay me. Yet another reminder that I’m in the minority when it comes to the prospects of nuptials.

Don’t get me wrong, I fully intended to go and watch what I, foolishly, thought would be the humiliation of the Ozzies but first I had to do the wedding dance first.
Yes, the bride does look lovely. Yes, I should find me a decent girl to settle down with. No, these chancers won’t fool me. Yes, One of these days I will also be standing up there shitting my pants realising I may have made a monumental mistake. Uhuh, nod, smile, sip. Fuck it. Gulp.

This time the lucky oke is someone I went to school with and it made me realise how much we’ve all changed. Not just physically, which btw came as quite a shock- how is possible that men gain so much weight after finding their “life partner”? – But also the sudden maturity that comes out of nowhere. Guys who wouldn’t think twice about getting supremely wasted and doing asinine things like mooning a couple of pensioners are now behaving like… ADULTS!!!!

I read somewhere that more and more South Africans are deciding to take the plunge and tie the knot. It also says that although the divorce rate had decreased most divorces resulted from first marriages. Hmm… And just to make me feel better, more men are getting married later in life. So I’m not completely alone after all.

Anyway, left the church and went to Rugby which was a waste of time but still drank with a couple of mates from Oz ( yes migration in reverse does occur occasionally), having to admit that we were thrashed royally.

This weekend I’m off the hook as there are no weddings but there is a major Bday coming up and there are heavy hints of a possible proposal… can’t wait  😦


August 28, 2008 Posted by | friends, leez | , | 4 Comments


I’m really enjoying the quiet that is my office environment at the moment. Everyone is away at some workshop and because I decided to take a day off last week I was lucky enough to miss out on going. Poor sods.

There is something weirdly comforting about the calm that is the office with only the hum of my PC and 5fm to keep me company. I’ve been here three hours now and already been on two smoke breaks and had coffee with the front desk girl. And I manged to do 40% of my work for today. Its amazing what can be done without any distractions.

The quiet has also allowed me to clear my head and put things into perspective. I’ve written down everything I’m struggling with and formulating possible solutions. So I now know exactly whats going on and what need to be done. Its all been in my head but I guess my brain’s been oxygen starved due to hyperventilating and could not function properly.

G arrived last night with a couple of bottles of wine and put things into perspective. We had a long chat, reminisced about the good old days in Cape Town, cried about the fact that we are indeed growing up and then watched the Olympics (good luck Nhlapo) and had a parents slamming contest when we decided that if it werent for them (the parents) we could also be gold medal winning, globe trooting, endorsement having (?) icons.

Then we switched over to Oprah and once again I’ve decided that in my next life I want to be either Steadman or Gail King. Or the kid that Oprah never had. G wanted to be Joan of Arc. Anyway I digress. Oprah’s being doing a lot of “lala” things lately, along with the usual giving. I blame this on that new age book she’s been punting.

Like any decent fan I got a copy of Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth. I had a friend of mine that works in a book store secure me a copy. There were none left and the staff were holding aside that one copy to be read amongst themselves. Regarding the Book: I’m not a fan. Its just like when she tried plugging the secret. I’m really not into that whole “you design your own destiny” shit. And I think Oprah is slowly losing the plot. All that money has gone to her head. She should relieve herself of it and donate some to an almost needy, almost kid in Africa, i.e. me. But it does make for entertaining viewing.

Anyway back to the silence… I’m listening to my song of the moment and trying to enjoy every second coz who knows when an opportunity like this may come around again.

August 21, 2008 Posted by | friends, leez | 4 Comments