Birthday girl

October 2, 2007 at 9:36 am (private personal space)

So the 21st finally happened. It was great.

The food was fine, the venue nice, the music fantastic. My sister looked gorgeous in a red dress with the most impossible heels ever.

Daar was niks van tiaras of champagne girls wat in dans of ’n kleintjie met die 21st key nie. Niksie, so die wat iets wil gesê het van ’n coloured 21st kan maar vergiet.

There were the usual drunk uncles and surly aunts; the lewd cousins and the dodgy-looking friends. But most of them were well behaved so I didn’t have to through a wobbly at all.
There was a tense moment when one cousin displayed his colouredness by bringing his uninvited friends to the place but all in all people kept it together.

Sadly, I forgot half of my speech and forgot to do the whole champagne thing but I blame it on excessive nervousness brought on by the thought of public speaking. (All while balancing on heels and checking my boobs weren’t popping out of my top.)

I got lots of compliments – so many that I’ve realised I need to do something about my appearance. Apparently people were shocked I could actually look decent!
But if I think about the fact that my feet were still aching two days after the event, I realise once again why I’m destined to be a jeans and takkies kinda girl. There is NO way I’ll subject myself to that kind of torture every day.

Glad the event is over and done with now though. Heaven help us if a wedding should roll around anytime soon…



  1. kash99 said,

    Ja meisie..u mos have a lotta boobs..hope the top wasnt too much trouble!! hee hee! Its a good thing u chose this career..that is our excuse for the way we look!!

  2. tbhanks said,

    Exactly! Kash, you read my mind: our jobs are perfect for looking like students for the rest of our lives, right?!
    The boobs – they behaved but when I did a bit of a swing and dance they jiggled a bit. I even wore a skirt meisie. Can you believe it?

  3. Batman5172 said,

    I saw the pictures and I can hardly believe it Toby, ma julle het almal mooi gelyk!

  4. kash99 said,

    Haai..stuur vi my oek pics.. i’d love to see u in a skirt..the only skirt i ever saw u in is that horrible maroon one..u know the one!!!

  5. tbhanks said,

    Yoh Kash. DON’T GO THERE! I hated that damn skirt with every fibre of my being!

  6. tbhanks said,

    Thanks Batman. A girl moet mos try every now and then.

  7. kash99 said,

    Ja i know..i only ever wore my skirt for “special occasions”..

  8. tbhanks said,

    Me too. Or when my mother decided my tracksuit must soema go in the washing basket even if it’s not dirty. It was always kak when that happened.

  9. madamm said,


  10. tbhanks said,


  11. madamm said,

    Do I hear wedding bells?

  12. tbhanks said,

    WHY would you ask that? WHY???

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