some fun with blogthings

June 30, 2006

I had some fun on this site. Here are some of the results. There are so many to choose from and I will have to visit there again.

What Your Underwear Says About You

When you’re bad, you’re very bad. And when you’re good, you’re still trouble!You’re sexy, in that pinup girl, tease sort of way.

The Underwear Oracle

You Are Most Like Samantha!

For you, dating is the ultimate sport
You’re into guys with power, looks, or a lot of money.
You rather have a great two weeks than a great forever.
But even you fall victim to love from time to time. 🙂
Romantic prediction: You’ll find love in the next few months…But you’ll be the last one to realize it.


You Are a Natural Beauty!

You’re the kind of beauty that every guy dreams about…
One that looks good in the morning – without a stich of makeup
That’s doesn’t mean you’re a total hippie chic though
You have style, but for you, style is effortless

What Type of Beauty Are You?

You Are a Normal Girl

You are 40% Good and 60% Bad
Sure you’ve pulled some bad girl stunts in your past.
But these days, you’re (mostly) a good girl.

Are You a Good Girl or a Bad Girl?

You Are a Coy Flirt!

Men See You As Playful
Men want a challenge and you are the perfect playmate
You know how to push men’s buttons and attract a wide range of guys
You enjoy living and loving – it’s one of your most attractive qualities
Men are often consumed with desire for you, and you love that!

How Do Men See You?

and the most interesting one so far

You Have Your PhD in Men

You understand men almost better than anyone.
You accept that guys are very different, and you read signals well.
Work what you know about men, and your relationships will be blissful.

How Well Do You Understand Men?


Where has all my visitors gone?

June 30, 2006
Your Blogging Type Is Clever and Witty
Of all blogging types, you’re the best with words.Almost every blog post you write has legendary quality.You have a perverse sense of humor and often play devil’s advocate.Impatient and picky, you tend to go off on funny rants from time to time.

What’s” Your Blogging Personality?

I did this little fun survey and if what it says is true, why am I not being read anymore?

Maybe I need to blog more regularly. Maybe I should think about something useful to blog about. Life is in overdrive at the moment. I need some time to sit down again and just let some of this pent up energy flow into something creative.

I’ll be back.

Thank you Chitty

June 23, 2006

I saw this on Chitty’s blog who saw it on Blackcrag’s blog. Chitty tagged me with the letter “G”

The rules are simple: Write 10 words beginning with that letter in your journal, including an explanation what the word means to you and why, and then pass out letters to those who want to play along.

Now, I don’t want to be a spoil sport and this has actually caused some serious thinking on my part and that doesn’t happen too often, so here goes.

George –for George Clooney – has to be #1 – beauty, style, charisma, charm & Sexy. He makes me dream the most beautiful dreams and let me leave it at that.

Gold – makes me feel all warm when I see this word or colour. Nothing says I love you as much as a beautiful piece of gold jewellery. Gold is also one of the major mining industries in South Africa and we produce 20% of the worlds gold. One of our provinces, Gauteng, was named after all the gold mines situated in it. This also reminds me of the Olympic Games and the search for Olympic Gold. I truly admire all participants in the Olympic Games. Gold is reserved for first place. Gold is for those who are truly the best at what they do.

Ground – A place I have my feet firmly placed on. Ground can mean so many things for so many different reasons. You have ground as in soil – most amazing smell after rains. You have ground as in where your home is situated. A place where you normally feel safe and secure. You have ground as in minced beef or spices. Another fantastic smell is ground peppercorns. Seems to me that the word ground affects my sense of smell mostly.

Gorilla – They are the most stunning animals and I can fully understand why Dian Fossey dedicated her life to them. The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International is dedicated to the conservation and protection of the endangered mountain gorilla. They are so strong, yet they can look so sensitive and sincere if you look into their eyes. Gorillas in the Mist happens to be one of my favourite movies.

Garfield – The cutest cat you will find. Who hasn’t seen the Garfield cartoons and who at one stage didn’t buy the love of their life(albeit at age 12) a Garfield stuffed toy as token of your love and devotion. Ok, I am sure it didn’t only happen to me. Garfield makes me laugh and will always be special in my heart. In 1978 the Garfield comic strips by Jim Davies debuts in 41 US newspapers on the same day that the first test tube baby was born. By 1983 Garfield appears in 1400 papers in 22 countries and was translated into 7 languages. Want to have some fun with Garfield then visit here.

Gandhi – The Gandhian notion of “passive resistance” or satyagraha, the strategy that won independence for India in 1948, had earlier roots in South Africa. Mahatma Gandhi lived in South Africa for 21 years from 1893. He arrived as the lawyer for an Indian trading company, but, appalled by the racism and discrimination he encountered, he founded an Indian political movement, the Natal Indian Congress. He conceived his ideas of “passive resistance” during protests in 1906 when he made a speech warning that “violence begets violence” and that love and truth must eventually prevail. Several movies has been produced portraying the life of Gandhi.

Gogga – Afrikaans word for creepy crawlies – pronounced Go-ga. Strangely enough it is also a very popular term of endearment. I for one call my little ones “My gogga” when I speak to them. They are definitely not little spiders or insects in my eyes, yet the word Gogga is often associated with affection. Little children will be terrified because then to them, Gogga is the Boogie Man. As they grow older, they will realize that it is just a general term for all little creepy crawlies and they will start catching them and bringing them to show you. A couple of years later, they will rather die than touch any of them. It is amazing how such a little word, can have so many connotations to it. I once acted in a school play and my character(lead mind you) was a girl named Gogga. She was a tomboy, I had to do tricks on a bicycle on stage. It was a very plain, very ordinary story written by a student but it was a laugh a minute. I still have the script in my memories box.

Green – As in the colour of our lawn, the colour of the trees and shrubs outside my office window, the colour of my eyes and I have actually never considered green a favourite colour until now. I realized that green brings peace to me. It makes me feel relaxed and tranquil. I have also realized that I have never used green as a decorative colour in my home. I wonder why that is. If it makes me feel all the aforementioned feelings, why don’t I use it at home? Will have to ponder that for a while.

Grey’s Anatomy – We are currently seeing the first season of this show and I am hooked on it. Yes, it is just another hospital soap but yet it has something different about it. I think it has a lot to do with two of the actors. I love Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo. Every episode brings new medical cases and a mystery to solve. It sort of reminds me of House.

Gregory House – Sorry Chitty, I have to use this one too. If you visit here you will see what his critics wrote about him and Chitty is 100% correct in describing him. The New York Times reckons he is “As addictive as Vicodin”. So, when are we getting to see the next show???? Why do I think of him? Because he stands by what he believes in. He doesn’t back down and he is simply who he is. He is not trying to change to fit in with others, but he is himself and that is how I am too. I am who I am and that is Gregory House, no no just kidding. He is just inspiring and yes, he is just another character in another movie, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t be like him. I will of course just strip away the rudeness, ego and cranckiness or would I?
Ok, I have many more that I am thinking about ie g-strings, gay, gasoline, gastro, golf, games but if I don’t stop now, I will go on forever. So, if you want to try your hand at this and have nothing better to blog about, leave a comment indicating your wish and I will give you a letter. Maybe I must just through the letter Y back at Chitty just because I can.

For some or other reason, I can’t add any pictures to this, but will do it at a later stage. For now, this will have to do.

Visiting hours….

June 19, 2006

I have several big loves in my life. I was so lucky to be able to visit one of those this past weekend. I missed her. When I opened my eyes, she was there. In all her glory. I was fortunate to be able to see all of her because sometimes she hides behind a veil.

Where did I happen to find myself?

I am talking about Table Mountain in Cape Town of course. Apart from the mountain, I also got to visit my second big love in Cape Town. One day when I grow up, I want to live here…..

Beautiful Hout Bay!!!! It has everything you could want. Left in the picture is the harbor, just right of the centre of the picture, is the most beautiful beach. The whole area is green with trees and shrubs and you constantly have birds flying overhead and making themselves heard. We had lunch at Look Out where our waiter was awesome. Even though it was packed, he made time to pay attention to every table he served and laughed and joked with the kids all the time. Food looked fantastic, everyone only had praise for it. I was feeling a bit under the weather after a stomach bug and a bout of flu, but Look Out got our parties’ definite visit again mark!!! After the latish lunch, we took a drive along the restored Chapmans Peak. Due to the heavy traffic, I couldn’t take pictures of the preventive measures that has been taken to curb rockfalls. Enormous wire cables and safety nets have been erected. The one single spot where you can stop, didn’t give me a clear shot of the safety nets. I noticed a flare going off just outside the mouth of the bay and this was shortly followed by another. We phoned the emergency number and reported it. Another car stopped and asked what was going on. They were going in the direction of Hout Bay and quickly sped off to make sure that the harbor Master had been informed of the distress. We later heard that a yacht had sunk and six people nearly drowned.

That wasn’t our first accidental contact. On route to Cape Town, we got stuck in a traffic jam, caused by a horrific head on collision. We were fortunately about 1 kilometer from the accident scene and the kids didn’t have to witness any of the gruesome details. I tried to take pictures, but couldn’t get close enough and thankfully so, because we counted 6 ambulances that came screaming past us in the direction of Knysna. One of the passengers was airlifted to George Hospital by helicopter. I took a shot of the traffic behind us and in front of us.

The accident site is at the top centre of the second picture. Four cars were involved. By the time we passed the scene, everything had been cleared and a severely smashed Uno at the side of the road was all we could see. By the time we reached Sedgefield about 10 kilometers from the accident site, people were still sitting outside their cars in backed up traffic waiting to continue on their journeys.

We, however reached Cape Town safely and also returned home safely without any incidents. I was just so glad to be able to visit her again even if it was only for a short time. Her beauty will always be with me.

Friends forever…..

June 14, 2006

I recently often spoke about my friend that lives in NZ. Well, she phoned me yesterday!!! Yippeee!!! Can you believe, I was at work and she was at home getting ready to go to bed? She had some wonderful news for me. She got married. She tied the knot with her man and she sent me some pictures of the wonderful occasion. I would love to publish them, but not without her permission. So, instead I give you this Bokkie and Mr Bokkie…….

Hold on to your love and may it hold onto you. I wish you every happiness and may you fall asleep every evening with a smile on your lips.

Love you my friend.

Time….Friend to some, enemy to others

June 7, 2006

On Saturday we had another one of our planning sessions for our reunion. I thought it went rather well considering the amount of planning we got done. Here is a picture of all of us at the event.

Considering that we are all 37 or 38 year olds, I think time has been pretty good to us!!!! Apart from some weight issues, we haven’t done too badly.

The lady in the sleeveless dress has been living in Israel for the last 14 years and recently returned to South Africa. She has the most beautiful accent now as she has been speaking hebrew for a good 12 years. She has learned to speak it fluently after marrying her obviously hebrew speaking husband. She laughingly told us that she was late in arriving because she helped a cow deliver its calf. Sure, no problem, we are soooooooo used to that. We live in Africa, don’t we!?


June 5, 2006

Ok, now that I have your attention, what would your idea of a perfect reunion be? Now, as you may be aware, I am busy planning a 20 year reunion for our Matric class and I am stumped as to what to do to ensure a successful unforgetable weekend. I have heard and considered all the normal activities, but I want to do something different. What do you guys think? A lot of people couldn’t care less about such events, but seeing that people are going to spend good money on this weekend, I would like to make it worth their while. About half of the people will be coming from far and I don’t want them to make the trip back home on Sunday or Monday and think “What a waste of money”. I want them to drive away and think “Shame on the guys who didn’t attend. They really missed out big time!”

Any ideas, suggestions, clues, all above board obviously and no skinny dipping allowed in the school swimming pool!!

Robbie Williams as entertainment wouldn’t be too bad, so use your contacts and see what you can do for me.