• It’s a journey

    Trying to plan my day, but it`s difficult. There`s so much to do and the workload is getting crazier by the minute. In addition to that, my best friend (who also happens to sit in the office opposite mine. No nepotism involved. We don`t work for government) is planning her wedding. In India. And I`m BestMate of Honour. All of it has me thinking about the dynamics in friendships. Ingrid and I have become an extension of each other in a very sick, but weird way. It`s not a co-dependent friendship, but it`s almost familial (i.e. we know each other better than anybody else and, therefore, put up with each…

  • The Strippers Guide to His Universe

    I need you to dance, I need you to strip, I need you to shake you little ass and hips. I need you to grind like you workin` for tips; and give me what I need while we listen to Prince… Biggy Duets: Nasty Girl. Give a girl a pole and she`ll go crazy In a desire to break the monotony of being a sick lazy bugger at home, I picked Kim (little sis) up from the FPU`s place and went off to grab some cocktails and maybe find a place where I can dance (yes, it makes complete sense that I go from drop-dead-sick-hero to glam-cocktail-imbibing-hero). As I had…

  • Selfish Cow

    As a friend, sister, daughter and woman, I have two often-conflicting monkeys on my back (just bear with me and try not to laugh too loudly): Monkey number one is the Public Monkey. He consistently digs his claws into my back and refuses to let go until I`ve done what I needed to do to be a good friend, sister and daughter. To everybody around him, he defines who I am. Monkey number two is Private Monkey. With increasing regularity of late he wraps his prehensile tail around my neck and only eases his grip when I`ve done all I can to look after me and do the things that…