of banks and sms’s

i am happy to announce that i received 2 sms’s from Standard Bank yesterday informing me that i had used my credit card. this is something i had to ask them twice to do, more than 12 months ago… hmm, now that is not what i would exactly call “Motivated.” on their part… at least…

of chest hair and cashiers

i had a rather bizarre experience at the supermarket this evening… something i still don’t quite understand, even though friends have some theories (which are diametrically opposed to my thoughts…). i have no shame in admitting that i have some hair on my chest. and yes, i am well aware that in an open- necked…

on dentists and root canal

i think i have avoided root canal by the skin of my teeth (pun intended). had a permanent filling put into place today instead of the temporary one i had before… still feeling a little numb and uncomfortable, but hopefully that will settle in the next day or so. i really don’t want to do…

17 days left till i leave…

… and i’ve just made one of those little countdown calendars that i used to make as a kid when i was looking forward to something. you know, those ones where each day you cut off a square with a number in it that counts down to when you leave – and ech square is…

someone with sense in canada

turns out there are some people with sense in canada – and that the brndon huntley refugee status verdict has been put under review. the report i read really tore holes in the material that was put forward to justify his refugee status – they saw right through his rubbish stories. only problem now is…

otter trail

i finally got to hike the otter trail last week – and it was truly amazing. we got the spot booked about 7 months ago for the 6 of us, and while i had good intentions, i didn’t get as much training in for it as i would have liked. so when we went to…

post box early bird

so, i got my post box renewal form this month. the price has gone up quite a bit since last year, and they need me to pay R287,- by the end of January 2010. BUT they have offered me an Early Bird Special if i pay by the end of December 2009. R285,-

on making a movie…

My breathing must have stopped for a split second when she said that, as I was trying to figure out how not to ruin the movie. “right, now let’s do it again with a close-up on Simon, and then with a close-up on Ray”. Umhh… I thought to myself… how do you “do it again”…