Far too long

29 09 2009

It’s been over a month since my last blog post. I have no idea why that is … but I would take a guess by saying that I have nothing important to say? Or maybe I do, but I can’t conceptualise them into words needed for a post. Or …

Anyway, today I procrastinated so badly. I have a 2,500 word research report due by midnight tomorrow, and I only carried on with this evening. Like after I had coffee at 8 or so. Luckily, I had gotten about 1,518 words done before the long weekend started, so it’s not really in crisis mode just yet.

Tonight I managed to knock out another 1,000 words or so. So I am actually over the word limit already, even if I have not yet finished the assignment. I actually had to remove a sub-heading that I was planning on doing, because I could see that I was going over the word limit.

But enough boring assignment talk. Let’s go over the long weekend. International readers (hahahah yeah right), we had Heritage Day on Thursday 24th September, and most places decided that Friday would be wasteful and not productive (well, universities anyway). Therefore, long weekend.

Anyway, Wednesday night (because the weekend always starts the evening before the conventional weekend) the GF came over and slept over. Not exactly sure what we did on Wednesday night (I think we played Scrabble and watched How I Met Your Mother?).

Thursday morning I had a stupid information management group meeting. Yes, on a public holiday. If any of you guys are reading this, I think you’re all stupid. Stupid people. We wasted like 20 minutes discussing something so ridiculously small and trivial, and something that I feel isn’t even part of the project. So I wasted 2.5 hours of my public holiday wishing I was back home and still asleep. After that I came home and we had boerewors rolls for lunch. I think we may have played another game of Scrabble (me and the GF), but I’m not sure.

Man my memory is bad sometimes. I can’t even remember what happened like a few days ago. Anyway.

Friday was project day. Nothing exciting, just worked on the information management project. Well, aside from a brief-stop over from the GF again (she dropped off the most amazing present: a whole big tin filled with sweets chocolates and other incredible stuff) she left again.

Saturday, I went to Clearwater Mall and traded out my inFAMOUS rental copy at BT Games. My new game is FEAR 2: Project Origin. It’s not that great a game, decent enough but I’m not going to get the platinum because the online trophies are crazy hard. Long and basically impossible because there is not enough of a community still playing the game. Oh well. Oh, I also went and surprised the GF with a bunch of flowers at her work.

Saturday afternoon me and Brian went to a hardcore/metal concert thing. It was pretty good, some decent bands played like Hammer of Redemption and Chromium. We also listened to Agro play and they are not entirely as bad as we thought they were. I still think they would be much better without the synthesizer though. Oh and they are so lame. Their one song is about how drugs are bad and the other is about binge drinking in excess. Hahaha.

Sunday was such an amazing day. I woke up early, and me and the GF went to watch Sri Lanka and New Zealand play cricket at the Wanderers. The sun was hot and the food/drinks were expensive, but it was such an amazing experience, especially since all the live cricket I’d seen prior to that was from a box, which is way far removed from the actual proceedings.

We got back about half an hour after New Zealand won, and watched South Africa lose to England in Centurion (on the TV though).

All in all a pretty good weekend. What did you guys do?


Target Audience

7 08 2009

In all things, one must identify one’s target audience, and then appeal to that audience. This is the way that everything works, from business to charity. Businesses would wither if they simply provided their product without having any idea who was buying and who they should be appealing to and persuading to buy. Those begger children/women with children/blind people at the intersection have to have a good idea of what makes people give them money, or they would starve.

It is thusly that I have come to a conclusion. This blog is never going to be popular. It will never have enough visitors that I will be able to write a book (see: MushyPeas) or even enough to earn me money. This blog that you are now visiting will primarily be a way for you (my loyal readers) to hear my rantings, ravings, theories, observations and anything else I care to post here.

And I’m fine with that.

If you guys are willing to keep on reading my nonsense, I’m going to keep on writing it.

100s club and Guitar Hero

24 06 2009

So two more things crossed off my list. Host a 100s Club night and a Guitar Hero night. Strangely, both happened on the same night. Haha.

100s Club

Friday, June 19. Me, seven friends and a lot of beer. Me and four other people had a goal: to consume 100 shots of beer (25ml by our estimates) in 100 minutes. One per minute. You throw up, you’re out. You miss a shot, you’re out. For me, it didn’t go great. I got to 34, and felt sick and stopped. How lame. Another friend went out on 52, and another friend had dropped out before me. The last two contestants went on to the magic 100, and are now proud members of the 100s club. Congratulations Greg and Matthew!

Guitar Hero

Well, after the revelry of much drinking, we all went inside and played Guitar Hero: World Tour. It was pretty fun: Greg had brought his drumset so we had two different drums and could play versus drumming. It was pretty awesome. Otherwise we all took turns playing various instruments and singing, which was all good fun (especially the hardcore songs which I screamed my voice out to).

So there you have it. Another two things to cross off the list. It’s really going quite quickly now. Until next time…

Blog Pimpage Part 3

31 01 2009

Part 3 of the blog pimpage series.

What? Ironic Rantings: The Rantings of a Madman

Who? A very close friend of mine. More about him.

Where? Here

Why? Because this guy is amazing. Smart, insightful and witty. Just a pity the updates are so few and far between.

When? September 6, 2007. 7 posts since then, so not very regularly updated.

Go check it out, it’s good stuff. And if you comment, say you got the address from me, ok?

Blog Pimpage Part 2

22 01 2009

Ok here we go with part 2 of the blog pimpage series.

What? D8ergirl’s Quest for Love

Who? D8ergirl, a 20-something professional living in the great Philadelphia area, looking for love.

Where? Here

Why? Aside from being updated regularly, D8ergirl provides funny, insightful stories about her dating life. And it’s well written.

When? Since May 2008. A lot of posts since then, at least 3 a week usually.

Go check it out, it’s good stuff. And if you comment, say you got the address fro me ok?

Blog Pimpage Part 1

12 01 2009

Well first let me start with the standard apology for not updating in a while. I’ve been busy blah blah blah. Except that’s a lie. I’ve just been struck by what I call “Blogger’s Block”. I’ve had multiple stray thoughts float across my mind from time to time which I figured I could maybe make into a post worth reading, but then I got distracted by something else and lost it.

So much for my New Year’s Resolution to update more often. Hahaha just kidding, I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions.

Anyway, I figured I’d take this lull of proper posts to pimp a few friend’s blogs which I think you should all read and subscribe to. Well, one at a time. Today I am going to pimp my varsity friend Kelly’s blog, even though it’s on Blogspot …

What? Haphazard Ramblings

Who? A friend from varsity, studying journalism with me.

Where? Here

Why? Because it’s well written and funny and cute and will make you say “awww” and “haha”, sometimes in the same sentence.

When? Since November 2007. 23 posts since then. Updated about twice a month on average.

So that’s the first of about 5 blogs that I am going to pimp. Seriously, go check it out, it’s good stuff.

Oh, and the observent among you may already have noticed that this blog is one of many that I have pimped on the side there —> under the title “BLOGROLL”. For those that need convincing, however, I’m going to continue to pimp each of those for a few weeks still.