Tag Archives: life

Day 30 – anything goes!


Okay, so you should know me a lot better now than you did 30 days ago. But if there’s anything else you are curious about, feel free to ask it by commenting on this post. I can’t guarantee that I’ll answer, but I’ll try to keep it fair and do so. And if you find any other cool blog challenges, let me know! 🙂

Day 29 – a picture of myself


With John van de Ruit at the VIP launch of Spud 4 on Friday 3 August 2012, held at the SAN Deck at Sandton Sun Hotel. Thanks again for the pic, Carmen 🙂

Day 26 – some of the things that make me feel warm and fuzzy


This is very vague, but let’s see…

My nephew hugging me when I get home in the afternoon.

My “it’s complicated” sending me more virtual kisses than I sent him.

Tastee Wheat served in bed.

Being covered with a blanket and having it tucked in around me when I’m lounging/napping on the couch.

Holding hands.

Unexpected offerings of little gifts like magazines, chocolates, flowers, etc.

When something ordered online/won is delivered and I get to tear through packaging.

Sharing cake with good friends.

Genuine compliments.

Warm, sturdy hugs that make me feel loved.

New comments on my blogs and websites.

When my website hits reaches a new milestone figure.

Being invited to events.

Great service.

That’s enough, I think 🙂

Day 24 – seven things that cross my mind a lot

  1. Money
  2. Debt
  3. Love of my life
  4. How I feel about my life at the moment
  5. How to make more of my website
  6. The stuff I want that I can’t have
  7. Food

Pretty much in that order, I suppose. I guess you could also say it’s a bit of a one-track mind.


Day 16 – what I’d do with my remaining time if the earth ended tomorrow


Hmm… I’d spend it with the love of my life. Probably holding his hand, since he’s not big on hand holding, and I figure he can maybe make this small sacrifice for me, the future considering. I don’t know what else. There would be no point in going on a shopping spree or anything out of the ordinary. I’d just make sure everyone I love knew it.

Day 10 – one food and one beverage to live off for the rest of my days


Hmm, that is very limiting. And I’m not sure I’ll be able to do it.


Hot chocolate (from vida e café) for some sweet sustenance, and also not completely horrible when it’s cooled down, and Wimpy bacon and cheese burger.

Not an experiment I’d like to try though.

Day 9 – pet peeves


Bad writing, including grammar and spelling (particularly in novels) and if authors – and worse, their editors – can’t keep their characters/names straight. I mean, did you even bother to reread anything?

Nosy people. I know curiosity is a human condition; I’m an inquisitive individual myself, but I respect people’s privacy and boundaries. I hate when people eavesdrop, or fish for gossip. I don’t mind gossip if it has no malicious intent, but if someone told you something in confidence, I really don’t want to know about it. Sies!

Doing dishes. I don’t think there’s a single chore I hate more than that.

Traffic and rude drivers. Jo’burg is full of them, and Pretoria isn’t far behind. Everybody wants to get to their destinations; we’re all tired, rushed, hungry, etc. but a little common courtesy will go a long way in avoiding accidents, bottlenecks and road rage. I’m just saying.

Inconsiderate people in general. I’ll just leave it at that, because I could go on forever on this topic.

Meetings that do not add any value to projects I’m working on.

Lazy people who expects others to pick up the slack, and then take all the credit for themselves.