Friday, February 23, 2007

Go play with my pet

Check my pet dartanion out in the side bar. He really likes it if you click on him and play a bit. If he looks hungry click on the "more" tab and feed him.

Why a bat, you might ask? well I am trying to get over a little phobia I have fostered since my formative years...

You know when the grown ups tell you that if a bat gets in your hair it will get tangled in forever? WHY DO THEY DO THAT?

I mean, lets be honest, it really is downright mean. Firstly because if it landed on you it would decide to roll around til it was knotted - surely that would take some doing(?) and secondly because as everyone knows, bats never come too close to people (sonar and all that).


I always get mocked when I show any slight timidity (ok, ok, terror and revulsion) toward bats. And the annoying ones will pipe in with (imagine a high-pitched nasal voice) "but caz, you are supposed to be a nature lover. It is not like it would ever touch you".



I have had one land on my head once and a few years later on my face while i was sleeping.

What do you think the odds of that actually are? I reckon if i lived in Bumblebee tuna land I would be a queen or something for my frequent associations with the sacred creatures (If you get that reference then you are a true compadre and i will be well impressed!!)

Frikken little bloodsuckers are everywhere!

Thursday, February 22, 2007


Have you ever had a situation where you are on the verge of something big and you are so excited and you wait and wait....... and then it subsides.

Then you're on the verge of something even bigger and you are SO excited and you wait and you wait and you wait ........ and it subsides again...
Have you ever felt trapped in your situation?

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

I'm in shape... pear is a shape!

Hallo the people of blogland...

You may remember my new years resolutions (click here for the post) well here are some updates.....

The running is going okish - 15km on saturday which was great, but then I nearly died on a 5km this morning, so who knows.

My article is now online on Click here to read it... (it is the South African one)

well..... I planted sweet peas! (hey, it's something!!)

OOH ALET: where are yoo??
BATCHFOO the suspense is killing me... come on!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Ho ho ho.
No wait that's not right.... well depending... oh never mind.
Happy Valentines Day people.

Yes it is commercialism at its most synister, yes hallmark are opportunistic thieves, yes florists are the worst of the lot as they push up prices just for the day which is actually pretty sickening if you give it some thought, but stiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiill!

Any excuse for a date of sorts with my man works for me!

So thanks for those of you who had suggestions and may the plague of a thousand flees be in the undies of those of you who did not (not really... that's a little harsh).

But i have come up with a series of clues and stuff for the band tonight which will lead to a few activities the details of which i shall not expand upon. There will also be a yummy dinner involved, but i'm ordering our favourite meal from our favourite restaurant and getting it as a take away (which i never knew I could do - very Brooke-at-the-Cafe-Russe of me!)

Anyway, i will let you know how it goes.

Now I know many people DESPISE Valentines Day with the hatred of a thousand.. hateful things, so here is some entertainment for you....

"He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as if she were a bin lorry reversing."

"It hurt the way your tongue hurts after you accidentally staple it to the wall."

"John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met. "

"His departure had gone unnoticed, like the full stop after the Dr. on a Dr Pepper can."

"Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left York at 6.36pm travelling at 55mph, the other from Peterborough at 4.19pm at a speed of 35mph."

"Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two other sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master."

Enjoy the day guys

- xxx -

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The heat is on (gotta love those 80's tunez)

What to do for Valentine's Day?? WHAT TO DO???

So the pressure is ferocious - like a fat kid on a muchachos chicken burger.

The band completely exceeded all expectations this weekend.... I tried for daaaaayz to get it out of him what he had planned and he juuuuuuuuust about got my hopes down. I reeeeally wanted to go away for the weekend, but by the time the weekend came I was pretty much resigned to the fact that no going away would there be.

WRONG!!! When i got in on Friday I was told to pack.... and off we went. The Cullinan Hotel in Cape Town was the venue.... sooooo larny for plebs like us (they wear top hats and stuff).

It was awesome!! I won't give you aaaaaaall the details, but it was a special weekend and I don't think i'd have changed a thing.

I lie. I would have worn more comfortable (and less amazingly gorgeous) shoes out to dinner as we took a romantic stroll to the restaurant...... by the time we were near there was no strolling and no classiness... shmoo piggy backed me the last little way! It was that bad! Blisters the size of Nantucket (it just sounds apt, ok!). Oh the pain. But the meal was delicious and so was the rest of the evening!

Anyway, back to the dilemma, how do i match a frikken weekend at a shmancy hotel?? (especially now that we are broke).

I dont really want to go to a restaurant. Something else... even at home. But what? He is big on personal touches and effort but i am low on creativity.

Mullet you will be pleased to know that athlete caz fell off the band wagon a little as a result of the romantical weekend innie kaap. (WOULD YOU HAVE LEFT THAT FOR A RUN?? IN DOWN TOWN CT NO LESS? I THINK NOT!) But I did go again this morning so I am now clinging onto the wagon with all my strength!

So if you're reading this I'm guessing you also don't have much work right at this moment. Go visit You can make your own little mini-me for free...

This is me.... I went a little Zulu with the sparkle thing. And I'm not quite thaaaaaaaat blonde. The joy of artistic license.

K bye... don't forget to send me some more ideas!
(tick tick tick)

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Monday, February 05, 2007

The long kiss goodnight....

nope. Sorry. no great scandal or intrigue, but you try thinking of a catchy title for a miscellaneuos post.. (and no, i don't know how to spell that word!)

People I have some progress to report... I am officially a jogger. You may remember my humble beginnings a month ago? Today is the anniversary and I have run every second day for 4 weeks. Not too shabby for a luigat like myself. This morning I ran 12km. (TWELVE!)

So I am quite shocked at myself. Shocked and if I may say so very impressed. Sure I'm not the speediest... and some might call me more of a shuffler than a jogger(those same some might want to rethink their hospital cover...), but I feel a massive sense of achievement for making it this far. I also feel a massive sense of pain in my right knee, but that's just the price of being a hardcore athlete! :)

Ok now onto more urgent matters... I NEED HELP (not that sort!) You see Saturday is my 1 year wedding anniversary (EEK!) Does ANYBODY have any idea what a good kind of gift would be?? HELP! Suggestions!?!?!???

Also, I have volunteered to organise Valentines Day... any suggestions for a romantical evening on a tight budget. Lets have some creativity here people!!!

Swamp thing

Work has been CRAZY!!!!!


For the elderly among you the signs on the doors below read "management" and "employees"

I have been swamped and that is why I have abandoned you!