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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Word Wednesday

Today's word is ambsace.

  • both aces
  • bad luck
  • misfortune
  • worthless, nought, next to nothing
  • the smallest amount of distance
It seems that it could be used instead of "snake eyes", but the other meanings associated with ambsace indicate that it wouldn't be the best choice.

*Hertnon, S. 2008. From afterwit to zemblanity. Auckland:New Holland Publishers

Monday, 20 September 2010

The weekend that was

I'm feeling lazy so the rest of this post will be in bullet points.
  • Friday night we watched Karate Kid, it was much better than expected.
  • Saturday chores were followed with watching The Expendables, so not worth a full priced movie ticket.
  • It was so bad, that the person who'd bought the groups tickets didn't want to take our money :-/
  • Most of that group were faders, they left before 22h00.
  • Sunday was a lazy day, watched a ton of Supernatural season 1.
  • I'd seen random episodes, but have not really watched the series.
  • I can't watch it if I'm alone at home, yip I'm that weenie :-/
Happy Monday

Friday, 17 September 2010


Last night we went to the Cape Legends Roadshow, it was awesome. The wine and snacks were great;there was a very dangerous rose by Theuniskraal that I just kept on going back for more. Added to the there was a local coffee company, Colombo, doing demos, gosh do they have some great gadgets :0 Added bonus they do coffee apreciation classes/courses, I'm waiting for more info before getting some friends together to try it out.

This morning I was told about three different short contract opportunities here, and received two very polite Cape Town job rejection letters. It is all the suck, but at least a short term contract job here means more money for the move to Cape Town fund.

Tonight we're going to the movies with Pfangirl and tomorrow we're doing the movies again, with different folks though :) What are your weekend plans?

Happy Friday

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Word Wednesday

Image from here

If you love food, then this is a word for you.

*: divinely beautiful, exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell, especially delicious or fragrant.

I'm looking forward to using it the next time I have dim sum :) What dish would you describe as ambrosial?

*Hertnon, S. 2008. From afterwit to zemblanity. Auckland:New Holland Publishers

Monday, 13 September 2010

Weekend round-up

It was one of those quiet weekends, although to be fair it was busier than the usual do nothing weekend. The highlights include dinner and gaming at P and R's Saturday evening. We took the xbox over, but we didn't play Lips :-/ It seems that people either are eager to play or they avoid it like the plague. Yesterday we went out for lunch and a movie. We watched Sorceror's Apprentice...it was a good watch, but I got bored at points and for the most part it's forgettable.

Did you have a good weekend?

In other news, I wrote my learner's test this morning, and passed. It would have been tragic had I failed. You 'write' the test on a pc, well it's touch screen, so you'd think the process would go faster...it doesn't. The took 15 minutes going through what you need to do, when it's very clear. Then once I finished the test, and got my score I had to wait half an hour for the results print out to finally get the license :-/ Oh, well it's done now. Now just the driver's test to go.

Happy Monday

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Word Wednesday

From the same book* as last week, I give you afterwit.

  • wisdom after the event, that comes to late
  • knowledge gained too late to be of any use
  • a witty remark thought up to late to be of any use
The last one happens to me often, how about you?

Happy Wednesday

*Hertnon, S. 2008. From afterwit to zemblanity. Auckland:New Holland Publishers

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Just keep swimming

I just read this post. It hit a nerve, well more it resonated. I don't think I'd call it a 20-something crisis, more it's just dealing with things while not being prepared for them. Then again that's life, dealing with things we're unprepared for. And for now, I think I'll just go with this:

"So my thing for this year is this- fuck it. Fuck wasting time while waiting for the perfect job opportunity. I’ll get where I want to be, and it may not be today or tomorrow, or even in the next 10 years, but I’ll never stop pursuing it, and in the mean time, I am an adult, and I have responsibilities"

Monday, 6 September 2010

National Wills Week

Just spreading the word, it's National Wills Week this week. You can get a basic will drawn up for free by an attorney. I know death isn't something that we like to think about, but it'll happen and you should plan for it. A will is a great way to ensure that they'll be no family fights about anything, and that your things get given to the right person. Jerall and I got ours done this morning and it took 40 minutes. If you've got 40 minutes to spare check with your local attorney for a time and get it done.

Happy Monday.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Word Wednesday

On Friday I bought this book, it's filled with a 100 rarely words. Some of them are really great to share. Today I present to you agathism.

Agathism: "the doctrine that all things tend towards the ultimate good, as distinguished from optimism which holds that all things are now for the best." *

If you're wondering what the image of Karl Agathon has to do with it then you need to watch Battlestar Galactica; once you do it'll all make sense ;) Not keen on watching then the long and short of it is this: that particular character is all about doing the good thing.

Happy Spring

*Hertnon, S. 2008. From afterwit to zemblanity. Auckland:New Holland Publishers

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