Thursday, September 30, 2010

Gym etiquette

This week has been extremely funny at gym again. Going to the gym I go to in Cape Town, I am not as exposed to the conceited, gay/straight men who go to gym to brag and show off. Here in Joburg it is a little different. The gym in Houghton (we all know which one it is) is filled with self centered conceited men both gay and straight who walk around the gym showing off their muscles and pretending to be so important. Then I went to the same group but in another area where there are loads of school kids who go there after school. I was on one of the cardio machines when I glanced over at another machine where a young boy was on. He was about 8 and had the earphones plugged into the machine so he could hear what was going on on TV. He was clearly watching a cartoon channel because he was screaming with laughter and at the same time running at full speed on the machine laughing and shrieking. I could not help but think how funny this kid would have been in the other gym. While all the stay puff boys walk around gym taking themselves soooo serious, he is laughing as loud as he can and playing on the machine.....

DON'T TAKE YOURSELVES SO SERIOUS!!!! It's just gym. A big body means nothing in the real life. If you don't have a brain (which very few of you have) it means nothing. Have some fun at gym.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

And the arrest

So I am still sitting on the freeway and the minute I look in my rear view mirror and I see a bakkie standing on the other side of the freeway and two guys in bullet proof vests jump out and jump over the barrier pointing guns at a car in the traffic. After a few seconds they pull the driver out of the car, throw him on the tarr, kick him a few times and then cuff him. They continue to kick him while he is lying on the ground cuffed. Our cops are so brave....

Traffic desaster

There is a huge traffic jam on the freeway to Pretoria. There seems to be a huge accident up ahead. The 8th emergency vehicle has just crawled past and up ahead there is one car at a time going past the accident. I have now moved 5km in an hour and the 10th emergency vehicle just passed us. I love Joburg!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Italian Sausage

Trying to save work clothes for this week, because our maid is now coming at different times, I had to wear my Italian tablecloth shirt, and for some reason over the past few months I have gotten so fat that I now look like and Italian Sausage in this shirt. Actually in all my clothes. I could not even get the towel to stay closed on my naked ass this morning.

Its very depressing and I am trying to get out of this fat rut, but its not easy.

Bitch over!

The long weekend catchup

We had a public holiday on Friday (Heritage day) but everybody knows it as Braai day. So needless to say there were braai's going on all over the country. We had a birthday party on Friday out in Stellenbosch which was great. On Saturday we met a friend of mine who has a new boyfriend. I am so happy for him. They look very happy and in lurve...

The long weekend was good to rest, but I feel so tired this morning. At least I got to drive around in my nice new car often this weekend. Yes yes, I promise to post a pic of my car here soon.

So now I am at work preparing for my trip to Johannesburg again. I enjoy going there coz I see my family and my friends, but its not that much fun anymore travelling away from home. And on top of it all I am going to have to go to Amsterdam for 2 weeks in December on my own for work. At least Tristan is coming to Johannesburg this weekend to celebrate my birthday with me and the family!!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The dinner party

Last week we went to friends for dinner. Tristans friends. We very rarely get invited to his friends, and that was once again proven when one of the couples there asked where we have been coz they have been to many dinners at one of Tristans closest friends, and we were not there. Its because we do not get invited. The evening was great though, had some nice food and some great conversation. At the end of the night I had some tea and when the guy brought it to me, he crept up behind me, I was explaining something and the next minute I felt my hand and crotch on fire. The tea had spilt all over my arm and burnt it. Now it looks like a horrible birthmark and now its starting to peel. Its not a nice thing. At least the evening was great.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Time flies when you are

It has been a very long time since I wrote a post, and the main reason is just that I have been so busy. I got this amazing new job that keeps me busy from the minute I get to work until I have to leave. It is really good though because I finally get to use my brain a bit and I am doing so well. My traveling has increased as I now go to JHB at least every 3 weeks or so, but I still really miss Mpumalanga sooooo much. I have been here only 5 months and already things are happening for me. We are all going to Amsterdam in December for the Christmas party at HQ...

Then at the beginning of the month I bought a new car. A Volvo S40. And I LOVE it. It is so amazing. I am so happy with my purchase. I will post a photo of my car soon. Other than that there is not much else that has happened. I will start posting again from now on so keep an eye on it.

Speak soon.

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