sad, happy, happy

change. it’s so mixed of emotion, isn’t it? so i still sit here at my “old desk” for the last time… i have moved all my things over to the other side of the office… chucked out things, and gave them away. emptied drawers and said my farewells… it’s quite sad leaving the “known” to…

on changes and anticipation

so i have 2 working days left in my current position, which means that i have been frantically sorting out my desk and e-mail to get rid of unnecessary papers… and it is quite remarkable how much one does amass! and how good it feels to get rid of it… aahh! i’m also at the…

only 6 days…

… till i lose my emergency cellphone! this is the best news i have had all day – nay month – maybe even year – that i will handover my dreaded 24/7 emergency cellphone on 01 december instead of on the 18th… yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

tunes from south africa

i’ve been spending a few days listening to south african music. and in speaking to friends about it, i have come across some artists i had never heard about… and there is some really very very good music out there! (or should i say in here?)… from the watershed through chris chameleon to new (for…

our vote has meaning again!

i’ve just read that parliament has finally scrapped the controversial floor-crossing legislation that allowed members of parliament to cross the floor to a different political party, without losing their seat. finally our vote has meaning again – so that the party we vote for is the one that has the seat. Viva democracy viva!

paper paper everywhere…

it always leaves me with good intentions. unfortunately these intentions almost always fall to the way-side after about 2 or 3 months. and then after 6 (or in this case 12!) months i finally put the box on the dining room table, put some music on, take a deep breath and dig in. Oh, and…

any objections to a tap on the 18th hole?

i read a scary statistic this morning – that the world’s gold courses use about 9,45 billion litres of water per day. seeing as that is too much to actually think about, out south african golf courses, that number about 500, use 1,2 million litres per golf course, per day! if an average person uses 25 litres…

hayfever from hell

yesterday i had the joy of sneezing almost non-stop from morning to when i shut my eyes and fell asleep… it was the worst day of hayfever i can remember. let’s see if today is better – took a tablet last night and this morning… at least i had no helmet-sneezes on the way to…

apparently i am god

it’s not every day that one is accused of being god. but it does happen, and today is the third time it’s happened to me. and it is not nearly as enviable a position as you might think it is.   you see, the accusation normally centres around weather, tourists and change. usually a situation…

about a blog from death row

i found this interesting article on news24.com about a prisoner on death rown blogging here: deathwatchjournal.wordpress.com/ Blogging from death row 13/11/2008 14:43  – (SA)   Washington – Rogelio Reyes Cannady dreams of earning a degree that would lift him from his hardscrabble Texas roots to become a paralegal. But he is most unlikely to realise that hope. On…