Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Boulevard of Broken Songs

At the age of 12, I received my very first CD. I was so chuffed with it, that I listened to it every day after school and gathered pictures and stories about the band. Even my schoolbooks showed evidence of my growing obsession. Oasis, proved to be a hit and “What’s the Story, Morning Glory” is still one of my favourite CD’s of all time, along with my second favourite band, Green Day. “Dookie” was the second CD I ever owned and they too, grew on me in a very big way.

These two bands have become the base, to what I’ve come to know, as “good music”. At the time of discovering these bands, they were no longer on the Top40, or even on the radio for that matter. I’m so excited that Green Day and Oasis are now on the same Top40 together! And last night, I heard something I thought I would never hear. A mash-up of Green Day and Oasis – A dream come true.

Since the release of Jay-Z / Linkin Park’s “Collision Course”, I’ve been curious about this whole, mashing up of tracks from two different bands and creating a new track. I think it’s great, and now, the two most prominent bands in my music collection have mashed it up. “Wonderwall” and “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” sounds wicked together! You can give the track a listen if you like.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

It's a nice day for a white wedding

I hit a realization yesterday.

I think I'm scared to get married.

One of the ladies at work just got engaged. She’s 20. Now many girls, from a young age, fantasize about their dream-wedding one day. I, on the other hand, didn’t. Not once did I ever think about my wedding day when I was a little girl. Sometimes it makes me question myself.

Another colleague of mine got married when she was 20. I chatted to my boss about how old she was when she got married. She was 23. My cousin got married recently. She’s 28. Then I look a little closer to home. My mom got married at 18.

I know I’m too young to get married right now and I know that I would like to one day. But, I realized that I’m too scared to get married and I fear that when I’m thirty or fourty, I’ll still be saying, “I’m too young to get married.”

I’m scared of what I don’t know. Okay, so who doesn’t fear the unknown?

The only other idea I have, of what married life would be like, is if I take a look at my parents. I’ve lived in the same house as they have for as long as they’ve been married, well almost. If I look at the two of them and seen what I've seen, then I’m not so sure I even want to get married, and that worries me!

Am I going to misinterpret something that is probably really amazing because of the image I have in my head about my parents?

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Found this...

... Interesting post.

Monday, June 20, 2005

What the future holds

So Nats had me thinking after I read this post.

Thinking about it, a lot of people think I'm crazy, wanting to give up pretty much everything I have to be with a man, who at this point, feels like everything I have. Which is exactly it. He is everything I have, so it doesn't feel like I'm really giving anything up, although there are people that I love dearly that I'll be leaving behind.

Up until the beginning of this year, I was just hanging around, playing the field, and generally just doing whatever I felt like doing. I missed the male companionship and even though I have a brother, it's not the same kind of companionship. If you've ever been in a long-term relationship, you'll know what I'm talking about. I think I’m ready to get involved again and to be in it for the long run, and I know he is too.

Everyone I tell my story to, thinks I'm making a "mistake". They ask me questions like, “What if it doesn’t work out?”

Then it doesn’t work out.

I know that I have a bit of a reputation for doing things out of the ordinary, so to speak, but it’s just the way I am. I’m a risk taker.

Based on my history and all the curve balls life has thrown at me, which is a lot, I have learned but one thing.

Hope floats.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Todays Biology Lesson...

So Warren thinks I'm on drugs just because I'm in a super cool mood today. Considering my current situation in Jozi, I think I have good reason to feel mighty happy on a day like today. Besides the fact that I have this awesome guy for a boyfriend, who might I add, has such a sexy giggle. He doesn't think so. WA-ever!!!!

I felt really shitty on Saturday, and I couldn't really figure out why, but thanks to Warren, he (and the medical sister) diagnosed my symptoms.

The diagnosis: Anaemia

I have to go for a haemoglobin test. That will tell me what's plotting in my blood, aka, to see if I have enough red blood cells to carry oxygen to the rest of the cells in my body. Great. Another problem stacked onto the others I already have. But do not fret, I've sent my trusty co-worker to the pharmacy to get me some Iron tablets. I wonder if it was safe giving her my bank card...

Friday, June 10, 2005

National Portuguese Day

Today is National Portuguese Day.

The only reason I know this is because my bosses are Portuguese and they were kind enough to share their day with the rest of the office. They brought some traditional bite-size snacks, my favourite being the mini chourico (chorizo) sausage rolls and, yes, you guessed it, Pasteis de Nata!

Hmmm… Thanks boss.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Walking Contradiction - I'm a Victim of a Catch 22

At least once in your existence, you will get caught up in a really sticky situation, and no matter what option you choose, you will always loose lose.

That, my friend, is a Catch 22.

Okay, kinda. Wikipedia descibes it as: “one may encounter a Catch 22 where one cannot get a job without experience, but one cannot get experience without a job.”

So either way you’re screwed.

At this point in my life, I am caught stuck in a Catch 22, and it’s not the first time. I really hate being in this situation, especially because I cannot get myself out of it. The only way I can get out is to just sit, and be patient, which I’m not very good at. I’m growing increasingly irate and at a rapid pace too, or maybe that’s just PMS.

Maybe I need to take up Tai Chi or Yoga or something…

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Serial Killer

I’m having a rough day at work and this is all I can offer you today: -

A serial killer and his victim are walking into the dark, creepy woods.

The victim says, “I’m scared!”

The serial killer replies, “You’re scared? I have to walk back alone!”

Friday, June 03, 2005

Gillette Generics

I walked into the kitchen at work this morning, and found two of my male colleagues talking about how often they change their razor blades.
The conversation went something like this (Please note that James is Bulgarian and Marcos is Portuguese): -

James: Hey listen, my man. Do you shave?
Marcos: Yeah, of course I do.
James: How often?
Marcos: Every morning. Why?
James: So…uh… how often do you change your blades?
Marcos: Every few days. Why?

Then they started rambling on about how expensive blades were (Is this what guys really talk about?).

Now, being a Gillette kinda girl myself, I know how pricey blades can be. I landed up joining the conversation briefly. Marcos said he was chatting to the owner of the store down the road, and the owner had said that some people use a new blade everyday. Some people buy three packs for the month. Are these people shaving their whole bodies or what?

Is it just me, or do guys really use blades that often?

Why has no one thought about making generic razor blades? (and I don’t mean those el-cheapo ones either) I mean, like they do with printer cartridges.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Noodle Vs. Noodle

I really like this Oats-So-Easy stuff. It’s by time the made those sachets bigger, I was tired of eating two. Today I have chocolate flavour (with miniature chocolate drops). Yum. I quite like the Caramel and Apple and Cinnamon flavour too.

So no guesses as to what I have for lunch today. If you suspected 2 minute noodles at all, you would be correct. Gotta love that stuff, and the funny thing is, the cheaper the noodles, the better they taste! Hmmm… Shrimp flavour!
I used to buy mass amounts from this Chinese dude a while back. It worked to something like 50c per packet and the tasted amazing! I wonder where he disappeared to...