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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! 🙂

30 Day Blog Challenge


Yes, I’ve been neglecting this blog again. For what it’s worth I’ve been neglecting several of them while setting up a new one. I know, like I don’t have enough going on; populate what you already have, you’re probably thinking. Except, each of my blogs serve a different purpose.

There’s the one on which I post stuff that has actually been published (mostly), and which hasn’t been updated since November 2010.

The one linked to my website that I write reviews and stuff on (yes, that’s my technical term for what I do: write stuff).

This one where I diarise and bitch and share my thoughts and desires with.

The one where I post digital-like stuff and duplicates from various other blogs (completely different audience to anything and everything else).

And the new blog is a Tumblr blog with an “ads from everywhere” focus (and yes, since the initial draft of this post that blog has also become neglected. What can I say? Something about short attention spans, easily bored, distraOHSHINY!)

So as a way to force myself to post more often on what is my second most neglected blog, I’m doing a 30-day challenge again. I lifted this one very conveniently from Taryn.

The first post will go up a bit later, to give everyone who wants to unsubscribe a bit of time to do that.

Day 28 – What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?


If I got pregnant now, it would be nothing short of a miracle. And one that will be terminated promptly. I’m in no position to take care of another life – I can hardly take care of myself. Fortunately I have seriously good contraception working in my favour, should a man suddenly decide to have an interest in me.

Day 27 – What’s the best thing going for you right now?


My new website. Last Monday I was asked for a rate card – something that is still in the works, but that bodes very well. I’m hoping to approach a couple of lifestyle companies for more sponsorships. Imagine if I could get Vida e at 24 Central to sponsor me a daily coffee/hot chocolate. Or a weekly pilates class at The Gym on Eleventh! Maybe BlackBerry will make me an online ambassador; maybe a cool hair salon in the city will swap a tint, snip & style for an ad spot.

There are a lot of uncertainties and opportunities that will help me be a little more than an average pencil pusher in a cubicle waiting for the perfect writing job. The fact that I can create the perfect writing job for myself – priceless!

Day 26 – Have you ever thought about giving up on life?


1992 – The stress of high school, I suppose. 1998 – The insanity of humanity. War, murder, etc. I could not imagine living in such a place, and even less so, raising a child in such a place. (Yes, at that stage I still considered having children somewhere in my future.) 2009 – Being overwhelmed. I had never been as miserable as the first half of last year. Life seemed to have no positive purpose. NOTHING was going my way, even a little bit. I was tired. I could not see how to cope with everything beating against me.

Day 25 – The reason you believe you’re still alive today


Fear of failing. Contradictory, isn’t it. But that is essential what I am. To explain, if I attempted, and I mean seriously attempted suicide (again), and the attempt was not successful, I couldn’t bear the thought of being a burden – financially as well as physically – on my mother. I wouldn’t want to be a little gem squash stuck in this body, unable to do anything; that would frustrate me more than living miserably as I do now. I can at least distract myself in my current situation. So there you have it: Not believing in myself & what I’m capable of is why I’m still inflicted on civilisation.

Day 24 – Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs


Dear Morné
I love you with everything I am made up with – all the nice and pretty, all the bad and ugly, all the moody all the whimsy; all of it. And when prodded you might say that you love me in your own special way, but you know that there is going to be a time, soon, when that will no longer be enough.

Four years ago I made you a mix CD. You don’t know where it is, which is a pity; it was a pretty awesome compilation and I wouldn’t have minded it back. If I were to make you another CD now, there would be a few songs that overlap with the first, because, for obvious reasons, they remind me of you. A sample of the playlist will include:

Into my arms – Nick Cave
Nothing else matters – Metallica
Beautiful – Karen Zoid
Love of my life – Dave Matthews with Santana
Another white dash – Butterfly Boucher
Instant pleasure – Rufus Wainwright
The space between – Dave Matthews Band
Ohne Dich – Rammstein
I feel you – Depeche Mode
My heart – K’s Choice
You’ll never find another love like mine – Lou Rawls

I hope you find what you’re looking for – it’s not the CD, I’m pretty sure of that. And I hope I have the courage to move on when the opportunity to do so presents itself.

Hugs and kisses
Mej. van Zyl