Monday, 29 January 2007


With that sound engraved into my mind (thanks to some brain-half-filled-knob who broke the fire alarm at my office park) I bid this Monday a good riddance.
The irony is that not a single person ran out of the front doors frantically trying to save their lives.
Methinks that we are all a sad bunch of workaholics.

Thursday, 25 January 2007

Lyrics to live by

WARNING: may be a tad too syrupy for some, but who ever died of a sugar overdose, unless they are diabetic?!

Call me a hopeless believer in Utopia, but these songs sing to my heart and makes me wish the world was actually like this.

Ure Midge Lyrics - Dear God Lyrics

Dear God, is there somebody out there?
Is there someone to hear my prayer?
I'm a simple man with simple words to say
Is there some point in asking?
Asking for more only got us where we are today
Lost and alone and afraid
Give me, love for the lonely
Give me, food for the hungry
Give me, peace in a restless world
Give me, hope for the children
Give me, a worldwide religion
Give me, peace in a restless world
Dear God, can you hear me crying?
A whole world crying
Looking for something to say
We had it all and we threw it all away
Is there somebody watching
Somebody watching over the mess that we've made
We're lost and alone and afraid
Give me, love for the lonely
Give me, food for the hungry
Give me, peace in a restless world
Give me, hope for the children
Give me, a worldwide religion
Give me, peace in a restless world
And we need to know there's something good
Though all our years of solitude go on and on and on...
Give me, love for the lonely
Give me, food for the hungry
Give me, peace in a restless world
Give me, hope for the children
Give me, a worldwide religion
Give me, peace in a restless world
Dear god, is there somebody out there,
Is there someone to hear my prayer

Drums: Mark Brzezicki
Bass guitar: Steve Brzezicki
Additional keyboards: Robbie Kilgore

And then there is:

Lennon John Lyrics - Imagine Lyrics

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

Also from this day and age we have the Black Eyed Peas with these amazing lyrics:

what's wrong with the world momma
people livin like they ain't got no mommas
i think the whole world's addicted to the drama
only attracted to thinks that bring the trauma
overseas yeah we're tryin to stop terrorism
but we still got terrorists here livinin
the usa the big cia the bloods and the crips
and the kkk
but if you only have love for your own race
then you only leave space to discriminate
and to discriminate only generates hate
and when you hate then your bound to get irate
yeah, madness is what you demonstrate
and that's exactly how angle works (?) operate
yeah you gotta take control of your mind
and meditate
let your soul gravitate to the love ya'll
(Courus) people killin people dyin
children hurt and you hear em cryin
can you practice what you preach
and would you turn the other cheek
father father father help us
send some guidance from above
cause people got me got me questionin
where is the love where is the love,
where is the love, where is the love, where is the love, the love, the love(End of Chorus)
it just ain't the same
always in change
new days are strange
is the world insane?
if love and peace are so strong
why are the pieces of love that don't belong
nations droppin bombs
chemical gases fillin lungs of little ones
with ongoin suffering as the youth die young
so ask yourself is the lovin really gone
so i can ask my self really what is goin wrong
in this world that we're livin in
people keep on givin in
makin wrong decisions
in only visions of them lvin in
not respectin each other
deny thy brother
a war's goin on but the reason's undercover
the truth is kept secret,
swept under the rug
if you never know truth then you never know love
feel the weight of the world over my shoulder
as i'm gettin older,
ya'll people gets colder most of us only care about money making
selfishness got our smile turned in the wrong direction
wrong information always shown by the media
negative images is the main criteria
infecting the young minds faster than bacteria
kids wanna be like what they see in the cinema
whatever happened to the values of humanity
whatever happened to the fairness and equality
instead of spreading love be spreading animosity
lack of understanding leading us away from unity
that's the reason why sometimes i'm feelin under
that's the reason why sometimes i'm feelin down
there's no wonder why sometimes i'm feelin under
gotta keep my faith alive, til love is found
now ask yourself
where is the love, where is the love, where is the love, where is the love
father father father help us
send some guidance from above
cause people got me got me questionin
where is the love
sing with me ya'llone world,
one world we only got one world, one world that's all we got one world, one world
somethins wrong with it, somethin's wrong with it, somethin's wrong with the w-w-world we only got one world, one world that's all we got one world, one world

Now all that is missing is the long, flat hair parted in the middle, bell bottoms, tie dyed caftans and a flower painted beetle. Those hippies do have point, no?


Song words googled and found on: Lyrics download

Wednesday, 24 January 2007

A universal truth

I want this cushion

To those of you who do not eat chocolate, I pity your souls.

Height of irony

An aspiring vegan who is addicted to chocolate and cheese. What's a lass to do?

Tuesday, 23 January 2007

Wallow tastes so good

I hit rock bottom yesterday. I know because I fell down a few steps to get there.

My sore ass, back and left hip remind me all the time of the less than charming fall when I attempt to walk gracefully in this sort of pain.

Being down, insomnia tickled and teased me while my muse assaulted me.

After using my phone to shed a bit of light into my book, I eventually pulled out my mini torch to scribble away till the wee hours of the morning. Now my eyes are paying the price and my brain refuses to work.

Writing exercises the mind and acts as balm for the soul. It does do that, you schmoga.

But being down here, I guess there is no other place to go but up, eh?

Monday, 22 January 2007

Friends of Live, heed this call

Rock Gods, Live

To all the Live fans, can you help solve this mystery?

The scenario

Exhibit A:
Lightening Crashes lyrics from Live's website (if you want to see it for yourself, click on albums, then view lyrics )
And note the name and dates at the bottom.

lightning crashes, a new mother cries,her placenta falls to the floor,the angel opens her eyes,the confusion sets in,before the doctor can even close the door
lightning crashes, an old mother dies,her intentions fall to the floor,the angel closes her eyes,the confusion that was hers,belongs now, to the baby down the hall
oh now feel it comin' back again,like a rollin' thunder chasing the wind,forces pullin' from the center of the earth again,i can feel it.
lightning crashes, a new mother cries,this moment she's been waiting for,the angel opens her eyes,pale blue colored iris, presents the circle,and puts the glory out to hide, hide
Barbara Lewis(1973-1993)

Exhibit B:
In an interview* hunky Ed Kowalczyk said that the song just came to him. He said that many people think that the song is about child birth and death, but he claims it to be more about reincarnation. Must be that Eastern influence...

Whodunnit (okay not really) more like a Whoisit:
Who is Barbara Lewis then?

*On their album titled Awake: the Best of Live plus a DVD with their videos, from way back, when Ed had hair, many different shapes and style. *gulp*

Wednesday, 17 January 2007

Time for a picture!

The endless text made me see green everywhere, so this visual reprieve.

Tuesday, 16 January 2007

Cosmic Joke

First week of work for many people.
Schools have opened.
Too many cars on the roads.
Rainy weather in the morning.
All contributing to making traffic worse than last year.
The gods must be crazy with laughter.

Monday, 15 January 2007

Metal refuge

From the comfort, familiarity and safety of my bed I jumped into a cocoon of metal, rubber and glass.
Yesterday, this morning and even this afternoon.
Tomorrow will be the same.
The only way to see the outside world is through the upper levels of glass and my contact being the bits of rubber that fleetingly caressed the tar.
Everyone else was in their own cocoon, different styles and colours.
The airwaves were filled with one of those breakfast shows where the presenter is bouncing off the walls with energy.
Every morning, the navigator and I make use of this cocoon.
Because the space so small, so intimate, we are forced to communicate... arb* topics as well: the rain, the weekend, how is so and so...who cares?
Even something as mundane as driving to work can inspire a bit of a story.
My muse definitely needs a raise.

*A lil shorty word for arbitrary.

Thursday, 11 January 2007

Could be one of the Oscar winning speeches

In the spirit of International Thank You Day, I wish to express my gratitude to the following people and groups of people:

Dripping with honey
  • To my parents, for feeling frisky enough on the day I was conceived. (Blech and yuck too)
  • To J, for being, well, you.
  • To my Sister Person and Brother Person, thanks for being support pillars, confidants, another set of parents and pains in the butt too! :)
  • To my friends, you form all sorts of wacky additions to my life, I could not do without you.
  • To blogger... a portal of expression. What did people do before this?!?
  • To whoever thought of taking a cocoa bean and making the food of the gods (ie chocolate).
  • To my guardian angel and muse: always strong, silent and ever so helpful.
  • To God, for creating this ball of green, brown and blue.

Dripping with venom

  • To the taxi drivers, for being so gracious and courteous on the road.
  • To all the criminals for making this country such a splendid place to live it.
  • To the war lords, for actively contributing to every beauty queen's dream: world peace.
  • To the public transport department because they are faring so well in easing the congestion of JHB's roads.
  • To the health minister, for having such a wonderful and clear HIV/AIDS stance.
  • To the former deputy president for making baby oil a thing of revulsion.

Monday, 8 January 2007

Mishaps, Delightful Indulgences and Prozac

1. Strolling into a yet empty office, I tried to switch my computer on, but horror of all horrors, it was already on! To add to my distress, all my mailboxes were open still. Oh, woe is me if any straying eyes read personal mail. But at least the computer locks itself after a while, so there is that slight sense of comforting relief. And as for my white and grey matter upstairs, it seems to be still on holiday.

2. Saturday morning, I opened my eyes only to feel the heat hovering on me like a warm wet blanket. My mouth was already parched and this was before I got out of bed. Feeling viciously indulgent, I decided that a breakfast out of the norm would pick up my spirits so I dashed to the freezer for decadent chocolate ice cream and the coolness of sweet, pink watermelon. The upliftment lasted a full five minutes...

3. The mid January blues have kicked in. Suddenly, everything seems like a monstrous mammoth task that is impossible to accomplish. Being down makes everything seem too high to reach. Quarter life crisis maybe...what the hell, Prozac beckons! Now that is the up side of depression.

Friday, 5 January 2007

Aliens, You're Welcome

Mother Earth is being taken over. But it is not by hostile aliens from space.

Human nature is innate to be selfish. Everything on earth has been abused, manipulated and warped to our convenience.

Think of the rate we use up natural resources, the way our population has exploded, and the state of the world today compared to, say, a century ago. We will be our own undoing one day. We are our own worst enemies.

Or Mother Earth will just spit us out when She has had enough.

Who knows, perhaps other possible living organisms in different parts of the universe would make better use of this blue, brown and green ball. We certainly have not.

So come on aliens, if you are out there, I am sure you can teach us a thing or two.
And Mulder* would love to meet you.

*For anyone who has never watched the X-Files, Fox Mulder was an FBI agent hell bent on proving alien existence, and other paranormal phenomena. But the powers that be always thwarted his efforts. Pity, pity.

Wednesday, 3 January 2007

A glance and peek

This should have been done three days ago, but what the took over again. (boo-hoo)

A glance back

To 2006, you took away my darling Frosty baby (my lil poodle) but I knew sooner or later I had to say goodbye.

I feared it, it happened, I cried, ranted, raved and got very angry, but I now live with the void.

And to you, the one who has my heart, who broke it for a while but manged to soothe it again, I thank you. You are my one-man school. Not even distance can take anything away from us.

To those whom I found the beauty of South Africa with, what a grand time we had. Thank you for the adventure that does not seem to end.

A peek towards 2007

As all years, we laugh, we cry, there are days where we do not want to end and there are those that cannot end soon enough, we may want to kill some people, but would want to escape to a remote island with others and live forever, we carry on, to live, survive, exist, shed tears of depression, frustration, sadness and joy, euphoria and hope.

To some we will say an intentional and unintentional goodbyes, we will learn and travel to distant lands, within our own land and learn some more, jobs will end and others will begin and a simple hello can start a lifetime relationship.

We can lose weight and get stretchmarks or just be happy with how we are built.

We tell little white lies at work, take the "sick days off" simply to go and have coffee and yearn for the days when we had time.

Throughout it all we are lucky to have guardian angels and chocolates with us.

And you know....2007 will probably be the same.

Tuesday, 2 January 2007

Celebs doing good (and looking good, as per norm)

Oprah, doing what she does best: speaking, but this time at the press conference.

He does not really need a caption, now does he?!

Babyface and his, well, cutesy baby features...

Serious Sidney Poitier, another living legend.

Not so serious Chris funny-man Tucker

Another funny- man named Chris, but this time Chris Rock and his wife (don't worry, honey, your shoes DO match)

See-my-cleavage Mariah (S)Carey. (yawn)

Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Laureate 2004. Girl Power.

"My best friend Gayle," as Oprah often says, who is less known as Galye King.

Eish, you would think it was a Hollywood premier instead of the opening of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls South Africa.

Pity though that the media only saw Tata Madiba (Former President Nelson Mandela) through a live feed broadcast that happened from the school's theatre, while we were placed in the gymnasium.
But we did get to see the other stars that were there.

What a banging start to 2007.

Oh and Oprah, we salute your philanthropy.