How to ensure you don’t get a promotion

November 9, 2007 at 9:05 am (Uncategorized)

I don’t know what to say about this. I really, really don’t. Guess we have a lot of pissed off people – who are sick of failing – in our wonderful country. *sigh*

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Too little time

November 8, 2007 at 11:15 am (Uncategorized)

Is it just me or is everything happening too much, too fast, too quick? There just seems to be piles and piles of work and not enough time to do it.

I guess it’s that time of the year when everyone frantically tries to meet their deadlines and finish what needs to be finished before they make their New Year’s resolutions. I don’t know why I’m surprised really – we do this every year yet it still sometimes comes as a blow when we’re suddenly working double time (when our energy reserves are particularly low).

Anyway, let me stop moaning and get back to work. Because in less than 10 weeks it’ll all be over.

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November 6, 2007 at 5:01 pm (Uncategorized)

Ok. Dilemma – I went to the ladies and the zip on my jeans broke.

Broke. As in I-can-see-your-undies broke. Fortunately I have on a long jersey so can use that to plug the hole but who knows how much longer it’s going to hold?

It’s already making an unseemly penis-like bulge under the jersey and the denim is to thick to pin/press down. I mean, come on, why me? What have I done to deserve this?

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For Die Hard fans

November 6, 2007 at 10:19 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

This is one of the most brilliant things I’ve heard this year. Guyz Nite have really done an amazing job of creating a very catchy song out of the Die Hard films.

The first time I listened I thought it was ridiculous and lame. Then I listened again and started recognising scenes…wasn’t long before I was hooked. It is one of those songs you’ll be humming all day and letting everyone else listen to it too.

You don’t have to be a Die Hard or Bruce Willis fan to watch it but it’s obviously better if you are.


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Did I say spam me?

November 5, 2007 at 9:41 am (Uncategorized) ()

What on earth is going on with all this spam on wordpress? Or is it just my blog?

I don’t know what’s going on but in the past few weeks I’ve been getting huge volumes of spam and a lot is slipping through and finding its way through as comments.

There’s probably very few people who like spam but I hate it so much I may just kill this bloody blog if it doesn’t stop. Has anyone else been having this problem? Or do you have any advice as to how I can make it stop?

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Guy Fawkes f**k ups

November 5, 2007 at 9:23 am (Uncategorized) (, , )

There is not a single reason for people to set off thousands of fireworks in one night. Not a single one. In fact, there’s not a single reason to set of a firework ever.

And don’t think of giving me the BS line that Guy Fawkes is a celebration of history. Anyone who sets off fireworks on Guy Fawkes day is a monster; a callous cad; a heartless brute. Because anyone who sets of fireworks has absolutely no feeling towards the thousands of animals who will feel the effects.

We don’t need to read about crackers stuck into a dog’s anus or things tied to their tails to feel sorry for the animals. Yes, those are particularly horrid, extreme cases but even if they just hear the sound dogs can be traumatised. And for that reason alone, it’s inexcusable to set off fireworks.

I know municipalities have banned the stuff in residential areas but, as with most well-meaning-but-useless law in SA, this is rarely policed. I’ve seen animals run into fences and hurt themselves because they’re terrified when they hear and see fireworks. It’s heartbreaking.

So if you plan to yank out your Made in China specials remember somewhere a poor dog is probably dying. Can you live with being a murderer?

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Neither here nor hair

November 2, 2007 at 8:38 am (Uncategorized) ()

So what does it mean when someone says you’re “brave” to have cut your hair in the way you have?

A colleague, who only recently noticed I’d chopped off more than half of my hair, said she like the retro look. I was having a bad hair day so didn’t think it looked particularly great that day. Didn’t mind the retro comment but when she went on to say I’m brave to have it done like that I didn’t know what to say.

Perhaps I should start wearing a hat.

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Jake White the black sheep

November 1, 2007 at 8:21 am (Uncategorized) (, , )

It was bound to happen. Even as we celebrated our RWC victory we knew trouble was brewing what with all the talk of quotas and transformation.

There are probably several background things we don’t know about but if Oregan Hoskins had even the tiniest bit of common sense he would realise it’s not a good idea to wail like a baby that Jake White is playing the victim.

People are likening Jake to God right now, Mr Hoskins. Even a first-year marketing student would know better than to mess with a good thing. The man just won us the highest accolade in rugby, for heaven’s sake. Is it really a good idea to try and ridicule him/undermine him in a space where people are still very much Bok befok?

Sadly, politics and the need for power is tarnishing the golden memory. I don’t know much about rugby but I do know that being plaintive and yapping on about victimisation is so not a good idea.

Oregan Hoskins should really get his face out of his bum. And at this rate we should treasure that trophy because we may just never see it again.

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