Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wednesday Wonders - Hallowe'en Edition

Happy Hallowe’en, Boolings!

I know I was a bad Boo and forgot to post last week, but in the build up to our Hallowe’en fest, Wednesday came and went, and so did Thursday, and suddenly on Friday, I got the 'Oh crap's! So here’s a slightly plumper Wednesday Wonders, for your pleasure:

* 8BitStereo!! God, I love them! And believe me, if I wasn’t friends with the boys, I would STILL yelp and leap around. And their ‘Come Together’ cover? Hoooolyyyyyy crap.

Charley and Ray with our graffiti 

Going through the hateful e-toll plazas, drunkenly making jazz hands under the UV lights to get the full effect of my neon yellow nails.

* Pre-party naps. I always get grouchy when I’ve had too little sleep, and when I have a ton of stuff to do and not a ton of time in which to do it, so I usually get packed off for a nap a few hours before party time. It ALWAYS makes a difference! I go from Oscar the Grouch to Tickle me Elmo!

* Curly-from-a-curling-iron hair. I neeeeed a curling iron in my life!

* Doll-face make up

* Our Hallowe’en party! It was awesome!!!

* “What have you learnt from horror movies?” The bottom line was: Boobs.

* Park Acoustics. As always, what a jol. This has become our monthly thing. Even if we don’t see each other for the whole month, we pull in on a Sunday together and have a blast. It always leaves me in SUCH a good mood on a Monday, albeit a hung-over good mood.

Also: Sticky Bubbles are AWESOME!
* New hair. There’s nothing that makes me feel as good as a new hair cut.

* Down time. OK, granted, it was down time enforced by a dodgy microwave meal, but time spent sleeping and reading is always much appreciated.

* Randomly looking up from my desk at work and seeing a Scream Ghostface Killer balloon floating off over the cars. On a Monday.

* Dinee’s birthday dinner! It was all shades of fun, and I woke up feeling ever so slightly rough the next morning. Always a good sign!

The Girl's Room!!!
* My new nail stickers! I’ve read about them for aaaages now, and I finally found the ones I wanted on Saturday!! How awesome (and perfectly Hallowe’eny) are they!?!

* Impromptu tarot readings and feeling more connected to the Universe than I have in YEARS

Little things which made me smile: 

* All my Hallow’en props * Getting an earlier slot than expected at the doctor on Saturday, because another patient was impatient. Bonus!  * Finally finishing A Clash of Kings! * 

And tell me, what's made you happy little Frankenweenies this week? 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

TiLT 18 Oct 2012

Ermagerd. I'm such a tit. On the way home last night, I realised that I hadn't posted Wednesday Wonders! *facepalm* I had it all lined up for posting, and then... I got stuck in to Hallowe'en party planning mode, and all my good intentions turned to shit. So, a day late, but wondrous nonetheless, these are the things I love!

* Impromptu dinner at V's folks

* Playing with one of the world's most gorgeous kitties, Orlando, the Maine Coone

* Crazy miscommunications. EG: "Baby salami? Like salami made from babies?!" And "On the way home the other night, I hit a cervix."* 

* Curry night craziness, wine in the eye and dodgy-as-fuck dreams that put mine to shame

* Ash's visit! Girl talk, crazy talk, LOTS of talk!

* Derby Gangnam Style

* DOORS!!! Despite the douchey bouncers, we had another incredible night at my home-away-from-home. It wasn't the usual crowd, but that made it no less awesome. We were there super-early, and got to watch the crazies flooding in. I realised that the best way to describe Doors is this: when the freaks and ghouls come out to play at night, they come to Doors. I danced, I bounced, I shook my ass and swung my head with the best of them and I Had. A. Blast! And we only got home at 4am. Pooped!!

* Random roadtrips. We departed for Krugersdorp in a slightly fragile state on Sunday morning, with good intentions and Milky Bar Krushers. And then we realised we had No. Idea. Where we were going. 3 HOURS LATER we finally found Ash's sister!! In the interim? Party bus!!! We laughed so hard and so much that I nearly peed myself. (That could have been because we were on the road for 3 hours though!) (To put it into context, when we finally knew where we were, it took us about 30mins to get home. Talk about the long way round!!)

* A quiet night in after 3 nights of chaos

* Mad Men RickRolling you

* It's Dinee's birthday this week, and we're going for a girls' dinner on Friday night. Rumour has it there may be dancing and/or karaoke involved. Oh dear...

* The people I spend most of my time with are most definitely extroverts, sometimes to the extreme. This weekend, we had a textbook introvert in our midst, and it was surprising to see that most of us didn’t know what to do with her! We’ve forgotten how to care for introverts. The shame! So, in case you too need reminding, read this: Letting Introverts be Introverts

Little things that made me smile:

* Random epiphanies at the strangest moments. I'm learning a lot about myself every day, and it's surprisingly awesome * My new cellphone covers, which cost me R10 each, and which I can match to my nail polish * Dr. Seuss. This may have something to do with Awesome Auntying… * Scampy giving me morning grins * The new crop of Doors-Whores * Puppies sleeping on my desk all day at work * 

Et vous, Boolings

* No babies or cervices were harmed in the production of this post

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wednesday Wonders 10 October 2012

It’s 10.10 today! Here are ten things which have made me laugh and smile this week: 

* I have swapped my usual desk chair (named George, who I still love and adore) for an exercise ball. It’s actually pretty cool! I could feel the difference in my butt and thighs this morning already, and plan to use said ball for at least 2/3 of every day. The only time I shall take a break is for eating (because I almost face-planted when I tried to eat my lunch earlier) .

* My lunch earlier
Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, feta, mozzarella, chickpeas, a drizzle of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and mayo...

* Shelved Dolls. I was particularly interested horrified by Elizabeth Bathory.

* Angie’s baby shower. It was incredible! She was so spoilt, and so overwhelmed, and so, so happy. It made me incredibly happy to see her smile so much. And the mobile and baby shoes went down a hit! I’m really having an obscene amount of fun with this, and the kidlings haven’t even arrived yet.

* 3 days till Ash visits!! And that means:  4 days till our Rock n Roll Circus photo shoot!

* Spur of the moment best friend visits

* Someone thought it would be a good idea to try and sell me a pink stun gun

Clearly this person has no idea what a hazard I am to myself.

*No Doubt's new video 

* Feeling truly arty for the first time in months. Word art FTW!

* Winning the ‘Strangest Thing You've Done Today’ contest by blowing up one of these


So what's made you a happy llama in the last seven days? Let me know in the comments! 

* After he shoved her down the window pane into Amy's office. And then a couple of us took turns blowing her up. Just so you know, he bought her for a bachelor's this weekend. We're weird here, but not *that* weird.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wednesday Wonders ~ 3 October 2012

I've been in such a marvelous mood the last few weeks! Here are a few things that have put such a big grin on my face: 

* Busy, fun-filled weekends. There have been SO. MANY! Birthdays, parties, gigs, and general craziness. I love it! I'm a much happier bunny when I'm around noisy people and music and sunshine or neon rays. 

* This outfit, which made me feel quite a lot like a rock star: 

Blurry coz I'm awesome (?) Grumpy face coz I'm concentrating.  And it was morning.

 * 8BitStereo. Yes, one of my best mates plays in the band. No, that doesn't make me biased. Yes, they're awesome! Check them out here and here if you're in Joburg and keen for a jol. Come and dance around like you're crazy and carefree! 

* The Black Cat Bones. OMG. Months ago, I heard about these guys from a friend whose music knowledge and taste leaves me in awe, and I kept my eyes peeled for a gig. Funny that they happened to be on the same bill as 8BitStereo the night we headed off to the 'Vale to check them out. DOUBLE SQUEE. I may have lost my voice a little yelling for them. I definitely danced blisters into my feet. Wow. Wow. Wow. It was like watching Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Joe Cocker, Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Nick Cave all squished into one. I was blown away completely. I'm now the very proud owner of a Black Cat Bones CD and t-shirt. I also play *everyone* the CD at any opportunity. I've been told that I get the crazy eyes when I talk about them. The word ‘fervent’ has been mentioned. A lot. 

* My girl Ash is coming to Jozi in TEN DAYS!!! I'm suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper stoked about this, not only because I haven't seen her since June, but because we're taking her to Doors. And then, in our superbly hung-over state, we will be doing a photo shoot the next day. I can't wait!! There has been avid planning of outfits, concepts and props, as well as crazy activities. 

* Jeremy Loops. OMG. We saw this dude play on Sunday, and I was absolutely speechless. I can't explain how amazing he is. You just have to check him out. 

* I've been growing my hair out, as you may have noticed. I decided that it was time for a change, and I've somehow managed to grit my teeth and get through the worst of the growing out crap. Using Bergamot oil on my hair every time I wash seems to have sped up the growing process quite a lot, because I went from having a half-shaved head in February to almost-shoulder-length now. And now that it's long, I'm having so much fun playing with it! I can straighten it, I can curl it, I can tie it up in a pony tail... It's awesome! 

* Learning new crochet stitches and putting them into practice in awesome style. I've been making beanies and ... well, all sorts of things you can't know about just yet. Let's just say I'm playing nicely. :D 

The little things

* Park Acoustics * The Dollfins (Who we saw at the last Park Acoustics) - In My Head * Salad weather, and actually wanting salad! * Plain white fingernails * Hallowe'en planning * Dolphin Stampede * Hat parties and all the craziness that goes with them * Call Me Maybe - theChatroulette version (This is one of the funniest videos I have watched in a very. long. time. I LOVE IT!!) * Two Dogs, by Mister Boo's doppelganger, Arno Carstens 

So tell me, Boolings, what's made you happy this week? Leave a comment; I'd love to know! (Maybe I'm just nosy, but I like to think of it as joy-sharing).