Oh, the inconsistency of it…

Okay. So I’m high on cold medicine, again – what started as sinusitis developed into double feature: sinusitis and a cold – ah, the joys of a swollen head, a runny nose and a sore body! The best of all: I got it for free – it cost me nothing, niks, nada – except for the medicine, that I had to get myself. Bummer. This time it’s none of the let’s-visit-the-pink-elephant-stuff, we’re talking busy, busy bumble bees here. If I had the paint I’d do the stripes to complete the ensemble but alas, no paint – no stripes – no embarrassment, phew. Correct, the prescribed dose has left me buzzing, as it often does, despite following the dosage directions to the t…

I don’t get the inner workings of medicines, pills (for depression, obsession, aggression, possession, indiscretion…there’s a pill for everything nowadays), potions and leeches. On the one hand it works brilliantly to alleviate/heal/cure you. On the other you might have some (serious) side effects…dry mouth, nausea, and drowsiness – that kind of thing. Not that cold medicine is that bad (it could be a lot worse) – but it’s not what they said when you saw their ad on TV, now is it? Feeling fluey and feeling yucky – use XYZ and you’ll be better in no time! And high as a kite – that bit is probably in the small print – do you even read the enclosed info?

To add some more inconsistency to this post I’m adding Monday’s video…

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…and a quote by Oscar Wilde that has absolutely nothing in common with the rest of the post.

“Our very dress makes us grotesques. We are the zanies of sorrow. We are clowns whose hearts are broken. We are specially designed to appeal to the sense of humour. “

Note: This post was inspired by Spidey’s weekend challenge. Thinking I’m a bee had nothing to do with it, not this time, anyway.

Some more random notes: Day 5 of not getting any exercise! Can’t take much more of this! Oh, some random pictures added – just because…

Yay – the weekend is here!

It’s that time of the day – no, of the week – the worst is over and we’re on the brink of the weekend. I’m waiting, patiently, for my better half to arrive so that we can go to gym and I can wake up, at last! Yes, it’s been one of those weeks! Someone sent me this picture today – I’d like to share it…and then following that, well, you figure it out.

Other than gym, running, napping and lots of reading I don’t have any real plans for the weekend. I have decided, though, to bake try and bake a loaf of bread because I’m a sucker for homemade bread especially when it comes out of the oven – with butter and maybe a serving of soup, hmmm. I was scouring the aisles at the supermarket when 2 older ladies took me under their wing and helped me get all the right stuff – things I’d need apart from the recipe (fail-proof whole wheat bread, yay!) While I’m comfortable in the kitchen baking has never been my thing and this I hope to change.

Anyway, have a lovely weekend anyone and as always, let’s end with a song!

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Um…er…

I’ve been swapping my running times around…as opposed to heading out at 6-7am I go out at about 3-4am. It’s not like I sleep through the night anyway…why haunt the house, afraid of waking everyone up, when I can be out there enjoying a world that is relatively people free! Imagine that, being able to cross the road at a pedestrian crossing without some chop trying to mow you down. No people with dogs who don’t clean up their mess…careful or you might put your foot in it…it’s a no brainer.

Running on the beach itself is spectacular…the waves coming for you…the moonlight bathing you and I can get away with just running in shorts – no-one to point and laugh at my reflective man boobs and my tummy hopping up and down and left and right. Sometimes there’s mist or fog trying to cover you, or maybe some rain (I love running in the rain!). It’s really a special time, to think or mull things over. And I repeat, at that ungodly hour it’s generally people free – except for the other diehards and you can’t help but feel a certain connection with them. Except when they sneak up from behind and scare the life out of you, not so funny…well, not until much later. Did I mention the gigantic sand crabs that come out to play (they chase you up and down the beach!).

Um…er…what was I on about?


Musical Monday and other stuff

Happy Monday everyone! Let’s try something different today – each link – a different video.

Surprise 1

Hardcore and very industrial, you can’t go wrong with Grendel. Not sure what happened when they were recording this song…oddly, it’s quite nice.

Surprise 2

I don’t really know Sirenia that well…but so far so good…

Surprise 3

This is Voltaire, people! Fun, dark and foot-tapping goodness at its best.

Surprise 4

Ooooooh, its Dimmu Borgir – not everyone’s cup of tea. With an orchestra and choir numbering more than 100 for this album it’s definately one of my favourites.

Surprise 5

VERY important to remember – Mortiis is not just for christmas, he’s for life!

Have a good one and remember to scream back soon.

Oh, as I am updating this post we are having a beautiful day in Cape Town. They are putting up electric fencing (to keep us in or to keep them out?) and I’m still not over my lovely moonlight run at 4am this morning…still buzzing ever so gently…

Friday afternoon

I feel like a song of sorts…brought on by having spent the bulk of today and yesterday seeing an old friend from 13 years back. On the one hand it’s sad how easy you loose contact…on the other hand, a couple of minutes spent with them and you remember why you haven’t been in touch! What started off as fun ended up going on and on and on…note to self, remind my parents that they are NOT to give my number to ANYONE I went to school with…EVER!

Anyway…here the’s song…

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Oh, and whatever you do…have a good weekend…

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Musical Monday

Bad man, he comin’ by Mr Cat & the Jackal

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Note: looking back at this post – how apt! My car went in to the garage to sort out a faulty alternator, grrr. It’s almost 4pm now – they’ve spent most of the trying to get to the go ahead to do other jobs to the car – in fact, so busy bothering me that they still haven’t started the work they are supposed to do. Is this bad man going to burn down their work shop? Of course I am – and I’ll salt the ground, too! When it comes to ridding the world of evil, every bit helps a lot.