Farewell 2016

It would seem like the universal consensus on 2016 is that it was an awful year – filled with nothing but death and sadness. The thing is, when I was mulling over the past year, trying to think of what I would include in the recap of the last 12 months I realized that, contrary…

Flirting Techniques (or Lack Thereof)

I remember vividly the day I realised that I had lost the ability to flirt. It was a few months ago, at a concert. We were waiting for the main act to come on; the sun had just gone down and the air was electric, the crowd eager to finally see the band they never…

When Does The Free Stuff Arrive?

Blogging used to be a way to express yourself. A platform in which you could let the rest of the world know your thoughts and opinions. Now? Now people have blogs for two reasons: (1) get “famous”; and/or (2) get free stuff. Which brings me to the title of my post: when do I get…

Cat Ladies

The other day a meowing could be heard, coming from somewhere just outside our office. I flung open the window, determined to locate the cat and maybe stroke it and keep it under my desk. To my surprise I wasn’t alone in this plan. Another co-worker had walked to the window, asking where the cat…

Life is like an episode of Survivor

I’ve just finished up a project where, due to a tight deadline, we worked 7 days a week for 2 months. Through this experience I’ve realised that spending every single day with a group of people has a certain effect. The main effect I’ve felt is that I now really understand the TV show “survivor”. I…

Leaving

I decided to leave my job as a practicing attorney in order to find myself (note from my friend: you’re right there. Found you). Now, when you tell people you’ve resigned, you get a lot of different reactions. For example: “But where will you get your coffee from now?” – coffee shop that I’ve probably…

The First Move

“There’s so much pressure on guys. They have to ask the girl out, make the first move… bitches be lazy.” The above is a direct quote from a friend I saw a while back as a response to me telling him about my uneasiness about someone, in that we had gone out a few times…

Signs

As (somewhat) logical beings we place a lot of emphasis on “signs”. We look for them everywhere we go, something to give us that push towards a decision that, nine times out of ten, we’ve already made ourselves. For some reason we don’t trust our gut and instead crave some sort of justification for our…

Survival

We had a braai the other day and I decided that we should, as a form of cleansing ourselves of the past year, write down all the negative memories of 2014 and /or wishes for 2015 on a piece of paper and then burn the page in the fire. And so I quickly wrote down my…

Walk into the club like…

Every so often we get the idea to round up the girls and hit up a club. Which is usually fun. And what we decided to do Saturday night. Excitement, until you walk into the club and are presented with the guys on the prowl. Notably, there seems to be a new trend where a…