I’m April’s fool right now

April, so far, really hasn’t been my month. Truly, it has been sucking. From insane work deadlines to people stealing my parking space (THE WORST CRIME) to my online orders not going through, this past week was not fun.

However, April is supposed to be one of the best months for South-Africa. We have Good Friday, Family day, Freedom Day AND workers day in the span of three weeks. Even if you have to work it is all about enjoying the super short weeks. I think the government realises we need this month’s laziness because since it’s the quarter of the year it means people are ready to commit murder without provocation. I certainly am. A combination of slight flu and internet problems and everything mentioned above is making me the grumpiest person to be around right now. everyone else, I am sorry.

What I achieved in the three first months of 2014

Car. Nothing beats that

I upgraded from my crapberry to what I believe was a very good choice, the Samsung S4 mini.

I GOT MY LAPTOP. It has Windows 8 on (not a happy place for me to be working on) but I love having it already. Sorting out internet hopefully by the end of the week and then I will be the happiest.

Basically, I already achieved at least 50% of what I wanted to achieve this year. The rest seems pretty doable considering I never thought that I would get three tasks done in one year.

Lover’s Rock, the pleasure resort

Was quite pleasurable without the bow-chicka-bow-wow its’ name might imply. Had the best long weekend I’ve had in ages, and I really, really didn’t want to return to work.

Music

I can’t imagine how I ever liked Daughtry’s music. EUGH.

Lotto

I won R10.50. I’M RICH!

Bones

I’ve started watching Bones and so far I am enjoying it completely. And I have serious lab envy.

Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert

Yep, still on it. On a serious reading go slow, but I am really enjoying the book so far. It is like a very excellent textbook on marriage traditions. I love the way Gilbert writes.

Divergent, the movie

Firstly, it isn’t supposed to be like the Hunger Games. It is a completely different story. It was enjoyable but not the best adaption I’ve seen.

Candy Crush

I am fully in its clutches #Addiction

Autumn is approaching in South-Africa. It has been so blisteringly hot lately that I welcome it. It would be incorrect to say that I love summer – it is so hot and I dislike heat. Winter is very cold so I will say I’m a moderate temperature person – Autumn and Spring. I need to do some serious shopping for winter because I apparently have no clothes. Where they all disappeared to is a secret I will never know.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Lost Ark was better for me, but Temple of Doom still had the wow factor although Winnie was the most incredibly annoying heroine possibly ever created.

#nomakeupselfie

I think raising awareness about cancer is amazing and important, but I also think that actually doing something so support research is much more important. I honestly think that this craze is just about getting more attention than anything else. And really, I don’t deserve to see your makeup less face when I go on Facebook before my first cup of coffee. I have done nothing bad enough to my life to be so frightened.

News

I used to haunt news sites, desperate for information about what was going on in the world. Now, I just don’t go on. When did the world become so horrible and full of despair? Ugandans are getting slaughtered in churches, the Ukraine vs. Russia vs. the United States is still going on, Oscar Pistorius is still in his court battle and the petrol price is still going up. So pardon me for steering clear from such depression. I hate that there is a craze about something and after a few months the world forgets while the citizens of a ravaged country has to struggle on.

Being Healthy

I really don’t want to say this too quickly, but it would seem I have a moderate control over my taste buds again. I am working hard at eating things that are good for my body, and exercising at least three times a week. It is an ongoing thing this healthy lifestyle, with ups and downs and irritations that wants you to swallow a box of chocolates with a glass of Coke, but I guess the thing is to never give up.

The Bane(s) of my existence

The eternally “sick”. There are people in the world that copes better with cancer and Aids than somepeople do with a bit of flu.

People who are incapable of closing a door and leaves it to slam close.

People who don’t know how a door buzzer works.

People who are rude and have no social etiquette.

People who don’t understand sarcasm.

People who are incapable of seeing the viewpoints of others.

People who think they are the best in everything.

And the worst?People who manages to be all of the above

Oh, and slow internet. Luckily annoying people can’t be slow internet, because then I would be wearing an orange jumpsuit by now.

And people who stink. MEH

Links I loved the last few weeks:

Barry Roux is taking over the internet

Some Pretty Little Liars Data

This blog post has the PRETTIEST shoes on EVER! BUY all the shoes!!

5 Things Friday: Five outrages gifts I want for Christmas

Unless you are living under a rock, you are well aware that in twelve days it is Christmas. I love this time of the year. Suddenly, people become much more friendly and kind. It is also the time of the year for PRESENTS. I will never claim I am too old for presents. NEVER. I have compiled all the outrages gifts I want for Christmas below 🙂 Enjoy!

A Tea-Shack in Hawaii

My friend Zoe and I decided a few years back that owning and operating a tea-shack in Hawaii would be the perfect way to live life, and that it would be our dream to one day do it. I think now is the time! Just look at how lovely it is there.

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-See?!

 

My very own pair of Christian Louboutin shoes

Christian Louboutin shoes is like shoe-porn. They are perfect. There is nothing like it. I have to own a pair. I want a pair. RIGHT NOW.

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A fancy pants Laptop

So that I can write lovely blog posts on it. Duh

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The CAR

I really, really want a car now. Soon

Big Gift

-See, it is even Christmassy colors

Chris Hemsworth

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Because DUH

What is on your IMPOSSIBLE wish list?

Weekend, books and stuff

Morning everyone!

I hope all of you had a great weekend? For me, it was very nice, mainly because I got to be home and read some!

First of all, I just need to congratulate my friends Carla and Johan with the birth of their first-born  daughter Lisha. Congrats guys! I won’t be posting any pics of her, since it is kinda creepy, and falls into the same category of posting pictures of a wedding without permission of the bride first. But let me tell you, she is cute.

Secondly, I seriously need a new laptop. Mine broke completely, and now I need one. I am surprised by how much I miss it. Suddenly I have tons of assignments to type up, series to watch, and not to mention the prepping for this blog. I am still procrastinating the buying of it, since spending at least four grand on one single item is really not appealing to me right now – I just noticed how little winter clothes I have!

On the topic of winter – can you believe it is already April?! I had no idea the time was flying so quickly. It is shocking! I really thought I would have much more done by now. But I will be travelling to Mpumalanga at the end of April, to visit my best friend Zoë for her birthday! It is going to be so awesome!

The beginning of April also means that I am fully on the weight loss train again. I have been neglecting my diet and exercising so much, under the excuse of a busy lifestyle. Well, no more! I am joining the girls at the office for our Weight Watchers type of weigh-ins, and I can tell you, the thought of weighing at work is a wonderful motivator to lose weight!

On the book front, I finally finished Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It felt as if it was taking ages, but when I got to the part where Voldemort returns, I just couldn’t put it down. I started this morning on the Order of the Phoenix. I suspect I will be rather sad when I am finished with all the Harry Potter books. I think I will start on Suzanne Collins’s the Hunger Games after this – I would love to read the books slowly this time.

Here are some motivational quotes for the day

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Have a good one!