Archive for April, 2009

24
Apr
09

One word…


Got a really thought-provoking email yesterday. It asked which word I would erase from my vocabulary if I could.
Got me thinking… and thinking… and more thinking (and I don’t think all that well at the best of times – oh, I ponder, I wonder, I muse and I brood, but thinking doesn’t come easily… 😉

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I’ve been up all night

Tossing and a-turning

No, there was no fight!!

(and the sheet’s aren’t a-burning 😳 )

 ’twas a thought in my head

That kept me from sleep

So, when I hit the bed

I didn’t count sheep…

 

Instead I counted one by one

The words I use, but wished them gone

And finally! just before the break of dawn

When Helge said: “My Love, Good morn’!!” 😉 (ok so sue me – I’m a rhymer) :mrgreen:

It hit me right between the eyes

that word I know so well –

the one I often use with sighs

when of my ‘musts’ I tell:

I HAVE to go to work today

I HAVE to mail a friend

I HAVE before the month of May

to change my ‘HAVE to’ trend

I HAVE to write that song this week

I HAVE to go to church

I HAVE to find and HAVE to seek

An answer to my ‘HAVE to’ search…

 

Now, that was just the easy part

To find the culprit bother

But now my mind plays mindful art

To swap it with another

And as I’ve told y’all before

I have no problem brooding

But when my brain requires more

The answers keep eluding…

And just as I was ’bout to quit

And yell “to hell with thinking!!”

As if by lightning I was hit

(feels much like I’d been drinking…) 😀

 

I GOT it – Yes!! I got the phrase

Which I from now on’ll use

So HAVE I simply can erase

Put GET in HAVE’s ol’ shoes:

I GET to go to work today

I GET to mail a friend

I GET before the month of May

To change my ‘HAVE to’ trend

I GET to write that song this week

I GET to go to church

I GET to find and GET to seek

My new-found “GET to” ‘s worth!!

 

 
 

 

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 I GET to get some sleep tonite :mrgreen: GET it? 

 

 

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21
Apr
09

Stem’reg’…


As dit nou van my persoonlik afgehang het, sou ek sooooo graag vir ‘n party wou stem soos “Die Groenes” – iemand wat seriously issues het met ons omgewing, besoedeling en fauna bewaring – maar helaas – daar’s misdaad om aan te dink… (en daar kry ‘die Groenes’ meteens ‘n heel ander betekenis :mrgreen: ) – 

of KISS (Keep it Straight and Simple) 

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Die hemel weet waarvoor hulle staan – ok, en ‘straight’ is dalk ook ‘n bietjie politically incorrect en hulle mag dit dalk later onder ons aandag bring dat hulle letterlik ‘straight’ bedoel het en nié soos ek graag wou verstaan ‘the long and narrow road’ nie – en as ek later op ‘the simple life’ aandring kry ek dalk my gewese (straight) buurvrou en my seuntjie se (straight) rugbyafrigter 👿 as mede partylede, want ‘simple’ kan seker as  kommin ook vertolk word… 😉

Ek wens dit was so maklik!! Dat ons die real issues kan aanspreek. Dat oorlewing ‘n gegewe is. Dat die wet ieder en elk by default beskerm teen diskriminasie, werkloosheid, armoede, misdaad en verkeersoortreders. Dat jy nie hoef te stem vir bestaansreg nie. Dat velkleur, ouderdom, sosiale stand en geslag nie op verkiesingsplakate hoef te feature nie.

Hier’s nog ‘n paar wat ek eerder uit sou wou kies terwyl ek geheimsinnig staan en potlood kou in daardie boks-hokkie… (ok, MOENIE daardie potlood kou nie!!! anders gaan jy dalk nie die volgende verkiesing haal nie!! 😆 )

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Ek het ‘n Vriending – ek wéét vir wie sy sou stem… :mrgreen:

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Well ok, so ons weet self nie aldag nie – maar ten minste kan ons ‘n party stig en dan sáám besluit daaroor – ‘n koek en tee, ladies cocktail, koeksister en Vodka ( 😉 @ Whoopsie – ja, ja vra haar gerus – dit gaan lekker af saam!!)

Punt is dit: Ek wil stem vir dit wat vir my sáákmaak – die dinge waarvoor ek hart en siel bereid is om te swoeg en te sweet voor – dit wat ek wil nalaat vir ‘generations to come’ – ek wil NIE stem oor my lewe daarvan afhang nie 😦

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Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.

Sad but true 😦 …

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Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.

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Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish, I give my hand and heart to this vote!!

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I say: VOTE EARLY and vote often :mrgreen:

16
Apr
09

Early Bird… and other Truths


 

I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird

and not enough the bad luck of the early worm… 😕

 

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Have you noticed that the people who are late

are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them?? :mrgreen:

 

Then again – the trouble with being punctual

is that nobody’s there to appreciate it!!

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09
Apr
09

Easter Wishes


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I love Daffodils – they’re my absolute favorite flower! They are really seasonally ‘out of season’ here in Gauteng – meaning, they’re really a spring flower in the northern hemisphere, but that’s just the most amazing thing about them – in SA they’re always available right on time from early February (my birthday 😉 ) through Easter into autumn. They bring with them the last bit of golden glow when summer is about to end and are a true heart-warming visual display of new life and purity.

May the humble splendour of these bell-shaped beauties remind you of just that – new life even though autumn (and winter) are knocking at your door.

May they remind you of the Mastermind who created them and blesses us with their perfect timing.

So, whatever you serve on your Easter Sunday breakfast table –

Hot-cross buns, chocolate eggs, cute little bunnies with gold ribbon bows and spring chickens,

do yourself a favor and purchase a bunch of glorious sunshine 

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and consider yourself really really fortunate if you have someone who’ll bless you

with a posy of this mellow yellow magic.

Happy Easter Allermooistes! And New Hope and New Life to you all! xx

07
Apr
09

1…2…3… Gebruike vir ‘n houtplank…


 

Voorkom toegeswelde oë en gebreekte wangbene :mrgreen:

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Selfverdediging teen mensvretertjies… 🙄   

 

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Nagmaal… 😉 

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Enige ander voorstelle??

Enne, NEE!! 👿 – ek gaan NIE my naam met hom slaan nie!! 😆

 Het ek al gemention dat ek ‘n beautiful authentic one-of-a-kind PLANK persent gekry het?? Handgemaak!! En ek looooove my splinternuwe plank!! Hy’t selfs ‘n naam!! Jip, ek doop enige ding wat lank genoeg stilstaan 😀 En nee, dis nie “Narcie” nie!! Maar, Narcie – uit my hart : baie BAIE dankie vir my plank – ek is regtig MAL!! (oor my nuwe plank ook, ja!! 😆 ) (Helge het sy doubts oor die 101 uses wat ek nog wil lys… maar hy is beslis nie minder impressed met jou craftsmanship nie! x 

 

 

 

06
Apr
09

Humanity…


“HUMANITY” (Kindness, Warmth, Compassion)

A word sometimes more applicable to our four-legged co-inhabitants

than to those, it has been derived from…

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“The question is not “Can they reason?” nor “Can they talk?” but rather, “Do they understand?”

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Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections,

predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal.

…Difficult standards for people to live up to… 😦

 

01
Apr
09

April Fool


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Gedagtig aan my vorige post: “Legally Blonde” – as ek daai epos van Kobus vandag gekry het, sou ek gesweer het dis April Fool’s en vir hom ‘n lekker ‘tong-ini-kies kry-vir-jou Men-really-ARE-from-Mars’ antwoord geskryf het… Oh dankie, dankie tog ek het nie!!! 😳

AS ek tog maar net gmail gehad het….

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…dan’t ek hom oortuig ek’t laaaaaaaaankal daai mail reply :mrgreen:

 

Hier’s nog ‘n paar April Fool’s Funnies:

 (Terloops: het enigiemand vanoggend Wackhead van Highveld se oproep aan ‘Tristan’ se mamma gehoor??? 😆 )

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