Monday, April 26, 2010

Andrea, Eve and Jenny.

Aren't they beautiful? We've been friends since high school. They've helped me out when I was bullied in high school. We've watched a friend past away. We've watched another marry the love of her life. We've watched each other grow up into the smart and intelligent and capable ladies that we are today . There are few things that make me quite as happy as a 4 hour afternoon tea with these girls. They've left me with advice that I will pass onto my daughter (who will be named Ammabelle) like, "never make someone your priority if you're just one of their options." and I know that no matter where i am in the world, I know that I can call them up and have a cry about a broken heart.

getting our paws dirty

planted some vegetables yesterday with the help of my two trusty steeds, Roxy and Sasha

Sunday, April 25, 2010

what do you know! I have the capacity to be "cool".

my friend *Pie* sent me this pic and I had a "oh my gosh i'm so socially cool" moment cause I have these glasses. I dont have many "i'm so socially cool" moments. I like it that way. And I think that the advert is really rad too.

thrift store love

took some snaps of my favourite second hand shop buys. I thought it best to pay homage to this form of "recycling" after leaving the hoek of fish with a bag filled with heavy silver cutlery, 2 dresses, a clutch bag and a golden book mark all for less than R80.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

studio 2J

Hiddingh campus. 8:45. i was let loose in one of the studios shared by 8 artists for the year. saw some interesting after hours stuff.

I felt a bit bad as I climbed through a bunch of strangers thought processes that would lead them to their end of year masterpieces. but then thought, the thought processes are masterpieces in themselves.

"the centre of the universe is everywhere, and its circumference is nowhere."

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

it'll last forever

"Trust me. It's paradise. This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is a generation that circles the globe in search of something we haven't tried before. So never refuse an invitation. Never resist the unfamiliar. Never fail to be polite and never outstay your welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what, its probably worth it. You hope and you dream, but you never believe that somethings gonna happen for you, not like it does in the movies, and when it actually does, you expect it to feel different, more visceral, more real.

I was waiting for it to hit me

Hit me

I still believe in paradise. But now I know it's not some place you can look for, cause it's not where you go, it's how you feel for a moment in your life.

And if you find that moment, it lasts forever.

It'll last forever."

Sunday, April 4, 2010

this is my angry face

recently i realised just how devestating my passive aggressivness can really be. After running The 2 oceans, one receives a drink voucher which can be redeemed at the "drink tent". Now, the friend with whom I ran was very emotional after crossing the finish line. So taken over by emotion that she just walked straight through the drinks tent without getting her drink. So when she turned around to see me getting my drink she back tracked through the tent to get her WELL DESERVED drink, only to be stopped by an "event helper who needed to get off of her self righteous high horse". We shall for the purposes of this post refer to her as "high horse":

High horse: "excuse me where do you think you're going?"
Friend: "to get my drink"
High horse: "no, you just came past me, you can't come through here again"
Me (speaking at quite an elevated level and with much hand movement): "i'm sorry, she's just been running for the past 3 hours and 10 minutes, are you really going to deny her something to drink?"
High horse: "no, I saw her get a drink already and now she's comming back for another one"

here comes the angry face....

me: " What!?! do you think she's hiding it up her arsehole between her bum cheeks. I'm sorry that she's just run a gazillion miles and is now trying to get a much deserved something to drink."
high horse: blah blah blah, ok get a drink, blah blah blah.

the lesson learned here kids is level- headedness and to be nice to runners!