So I`ve actually been getting mails from people requesting updates on various things happening in my life at the moment. I have resisted long enough (the reason for stubbornly ignoring these requests is that this is my personal journal after all, and not â€˜Entertainment Daily`. Oh wellâ€¦).
On the topic ofâ€¦
I have decided on the tattoo I want. As I missed my previous appointment, I`ve had to reschedule. Unfortunately, this means it will happen two weeks from now. Apparently this is a popular time of the year to have yourself inkedâ€¦so, it`s take a number and stand in line.
The FPU and MPU
Are doing very very well. In fact, they`ve been spending a lot of time alone with each other – without the presence of the munchkin or the princess in the house. No, I don`t want to visualise what happens when we`re not there. Although, I`m hoping that they`re doing a lot of what the Princess hasn`t done in a while.
I`m obviously referring to holding hands.
The FPU continues to enthrall me with her blatant disregard for the fact that a) I have my own life and b) she does not have to arrange my social interactions with other people. This time round I`m referring to her summer plans. She`s gone ahead and made plans for me to join them (FPU, MPU and her sisters) at our holiday house over New Year. I meanâ€¦you have got to be kidding me! I`m not going to be on a beach with the FPU and her sisters when 01 January arrives. You know HOW I know this? The FPU and MPU have consistently fallen asleep at about 22h00 on New Year`s eve for the last 4 years.
So, the ensuing battle was funny from the munchkin`s viewpoint (she stood there grinning, confident in the fact that there was no way I was going to allow the FPU to derail our New Years plans to be with the Urban Family). The FPU hauled out every single weapon she hadâ€¦even *gasp* â€˜hurt` and â€˜betrayal`.
In January I compiled a list of 47 things I wanted to achieve this year. I should never have started it. *sigh* Oh wellâ€¦I`m nowhere closer to achieving some of these goals, but that`s fine. I`m in a totally different and more positive space right now compared to last year. And reallyâ€¦I couldn`t ask for more. I like myself right now. And that makes everything and everyone around me so much sweeter.
Bugger this damn list. Damn it to hell.
My Single Status
(Yes, I actually get mailed about this a lot more than you`d think).
Yes. I am still single. For clarification, single means that I am not in a committed monogamous relationship with one person. Single does not mean Not Married. Single is single. It means Without the Marlboro Man.
Yes, I am going out on dates. Dates could imply coffee; it could imply dinner or a movie. When I`m dating, I`m not necessarily holding hands and coochie-coooing with any of these individuals. They understand where I`m at. Dating does not imply intimacy. And if it did, it wouldn`t be discussed on my blog. So, to the ladies and gents who askedâ€¦ It`s not really something I want to discuss, but I`ll say it just this once – Accepting a date from somebody does not automatically imply that there will or won`t be intimacy. Especially when I am seeing more than one person at a time. Intimacy creates a new set of rulesâ€¦rules that complicates the process of getting to know someone. It becomesâ€¦.messy.
I have my own set of rules. Deal with it or don`t date me.
No, I have not met anyone REALLY special.
Yes, I thought once or twice that I had.
Yes, I`m hopeful about a certain someone I like a lot. But, I messed up and now I need to fix something that is broken. I am cautiously optimistic. If it works out, I`ll be happy. If it doesn`t, I`ll have the satisfaction of finally knowing where we stand.
I was mugged in May and immediately applied for a temp ID and Passport, as well as a Permanent ID and Passport. I am past being shocked and astounded by the level of incompetence I have experience at the Department of Hopeless Affairs. Although I am not the type to hold someone hostage with a toy gun, I would seriously get â€˜tetchy` if I had to find out that I have been unwittingly married to a Congolese Drug Lord. I am thankfully single. To check your status, click here. You can never be too careful these days. All our friends need is your ID number and very little else. Definitely not a proper proposal â€¦*sniff*
The OOA got married last month. Enough said. Men who are in a relationship or who are married cannot ever be appealing. They should never be. That`s just a dangerous game for any girl to play. Incidentally, the OOA`s marriage was extremely sudden. He went overseas single and came back married. I wish him the best of luck, though.
Yes, I still intend to write the novel. However, of late I`ve doubted my own writing ability. I`ve taken a brief hiatus. I need to sort out my head before I can continue. I honestly don`t think I`ve got what it takes.
Why not blog about politics
I am not a political commentator. This is my personal weblog / journal. Why people even ask me a question like this is beyond meâ€¦what`s it to you what I write in my diary?
Dear Diary, I am soooo pissed off at JayZ. He really really disappoints me. I am SO tossing out with him. He`s not my favourite egotistical, sexist, corrupt ex-deputy president anymore.
I think not. I will write and blog about whatever and whomever I choose. If it is political of nature at any given time, it`s because I choose for it to be. It`s my blog, I`ll post what I want to. Oh, and I reserve the right to delete any shitty and mean-spirited comments. I don`t have to tolerate anybody being rude or nasty.
What am I like in reality
People seem to be very curious about this for some reason. You should ask those who know me or have met me (â€¦Leo, Cindy, Syllable). What you see is what you get. I don`t have a different blog persona and you can tell by my ever-changing moods and flights of whimsy. I am exactly what my posts say I am. I am that crazy and scatter-brainedâ€¦
Well. I love it. I`m in communications and media relations. I spend a good portion of my day writing and, for the rest of it, I meet and greet with some amazing people. I do like what I do. I love the company I work for and the people I work with.
I don`t like the corporate politics and, yes, it`s extremely hard being a girl in the environment I work. In typical Aries fashion I see this as a personal affront and challenge. *grin*
Enter Corporate Princess in 9-inch heels.
Marriage and Kids
I believe in partnership and commitment. Marriage is not necessarily inclusive of this package. I have no desire to spawn. Blunt – but honest.
Do you identify with Bridget Jones
No. Why should I? Every single girl, living on her own, with an eccentric mother and a penchant for getting herself into strange situations is not necessarily the Mother City version of Bridget, Britain`s favourite singleton. *grin*
Seriously nowâ€¦nothing in common with the wench and I don`t relate (although I would like to meet a Mark Darcy).
And while we`re on itâ€¦any other questions to ask the Princess? I kind of just banged together the recurring questions and hoped I answered most of it.