Apart From NOT Getting My Tattoo

this long weekend- which REALLY disappointed me because I’ve been planning it for so long(I’m going to have it done tonight)- I did a lot of shopping, watched a lot of movies (Hostage, Madagascar, Monster In Law, Sahara… I just loooove Matthew McConaughey), did some rather pricey internet café web surfing (because my bloody phone doesn’t want to “see” my Bluetooth dongle), quite a lot of eating and some account paying. I didn’t do nearly as much housework as I should have- and I still haven’t done the big clean up I intended to do in Damien’s room while he was away. I’ve just been feeling so blaaaaaah lately. It’s December 19th and I have not yet put up my Christmas tree (which I have always done by December 1st), I have mailed no Christmas cards yet (I usually send several) and I haven’t nearly finished my Christmas shopping! I don’t want to be at home, I don’t particularly want to visit anyone or go anywhere, I don’t want to read or sleep, I don’t want to cook or eat, even shopping hasn’t been much fun (global sharp intake of breath noted). No really. So I tried to cheer myself up by joining a dating website. I did it once before, about three years ago (on the same website). It’s the usual stuff- you load a detailed profile and a picture of yourself and describe what your “ideal” match should be like. Then you kinda wait and see. I had 202 “hits” and 7 “fans” on my profile by day two. Not bad going I thought… better than last time I thought… bit of an ego boost I thought… and then I was quite incredulous at how shallow I was being when I didn’t like the look of very many of them. Isn’t that a laugh! One of my “fans” wrote me quite a long introductory letter and invited me to contact him. Then when I paid my subscription and tried to contact him he’d “blocked” me… fot the wuck is that all about? Why compliment me and tell me I must say hello and then block me? And then I discovered that one of my fans was married! What the site also does is match your profile with the other users, according to what you said you were looking for (location, age, race, etc) and give you a percentage match, obviously the higher the percentage the closer the match. So I go and look at a couple of my “matches”. Turns out not all of them are such a good match because they’re not very specific in their requirements- the matched percentage is high because they’ll take anything! Needless to say I don’t take them very seriously. I mean, would you?

i am sommer heart`sore

i spent the whole morning hanging around a mall yesterday waiting for the tattoo artists to come to work (they start at noon) only to find i had to make an appointment to get my strawberry done! so now i go back on monday night, i have decided to put it in the small of my back. opinions? i’ll load pictures when it’s done! enjoy the rest of your weekend!


I got myself a bluetooth dongle! I got myself a bluetooth dongle! I got myself a bluetooth dongle! Did you get that? I am SOOOO excited- for the first time in my entire life I will have internet access at home! Here’s hoping I do not bankrupt myself in the process- as soon as I am online I will post something small to let you all know!

Tomorrow Is A Public Holiday!

Which makes this a short week for a lot of Sowff Efrikuns. Me being the slowcoach I am- when it comes to workdays- didn’t register this until yesterday morning- and then I got a big fright because I suddenly had one less day in which to complete the work I had for this week! It also means the shopping malls are going to be packed to the brim with vicious drivers fighting over parking spaces and mad women arguing over trolleys and queue space tomorrow… I am thinking of tackling one or several anyway, mall rat that I am! I would also love to get my new tattoo tomorrow- I found the perfect picture of a strawberry and I am so excited! What do you think? I am probably going to do it more or less this size and I am going full colour too. Why on Gods green earth would I want a strawberry tattoo I hear you wonder out loud… well, because until Damien was about 5 years old I called him “Strawbrees”. My dad started it- in our family we always joke that a baby’s nappy smells like strawberries and cream, and for poor old Damien the moniker stuck! After I stopped the “Strawbrees” ‘coz he was getting too old for it, I used “monster”, “pumpkin”, “munchkin”, “squashie”… can you see my propensity for veggie nicknames? Ridiculous I tell you! Anyhoo, I have been wracking my brain for some time to come up with a tattoo that signifies Damien to me. I played with getting his full name, a picture of him, his initials, all sorts of things, and then I found a piece of jewelry that I just couldn’t resist- a ring of strawberries around my finger! And then it was the classic light bulb moment, you know the one?! But the “problem” changed and became one of finding the PERFECT strawberry picture. I finally found it today! Don’t you just love it!?! I can’t wait… I am even tempted to leave work right now to go and get it done! My new dilemma- I just haven’t decided where to put it yet. I already have one on each upper arm (an answer to your question Melany, hi!) I was thinking inner arm just above the wrist? Or maybe one of my shoulder blades- the problem with that being that I can’t see it without a mirror… any suggestions?

Not Much Today

Damien is having a blast on the farm. I am only phoning him once a day as much as I’d like to call him more than that! A girl friend and I went out to supper last night and then went back to her place to watch “Survivor” and “Law And Order SVU”. Then we discussed our favourite heavenly bodies and I went home. We were sorely tempted to go out somewhere and misbehave since both our boys are away, but we resisted the call of the wild in favour of being able to concentrate at work. And now I will be working late tonight to get a “switchover” finished so it can be checked tomorrow. And this morning I made myself a BEAUTIFUL wallpaper for my laptop with pictures of Eros Ramazzotti, Brad Pitt, Michael Biehn, Michael Buble, Vin Diesel and some nameless Italian dish someone emailed me pictures of. Juvenile I know- but that’s the kind of mood I am in this week! It’s not exactly conducive to me keeping my mind on my work, but I like it anyway! I want to make one this weekend with pictures of Damien. I have so much to do today- Christmas shopping, library, post office, house church- and now I’ll be at work late too! And I want to go for another tattoo this weekend- but do you think I can find a nice picture of a strawberry anywhere!? It boggles the mind! Anyhoo- back to work now.