Monday, 25 August 2014

This Weekend... I Camped

If you know anything about me, you would understand my inner laughter as I typed the heading for this post.

Sunset


I do not camp.

I grew up on a plot (small-holding).
We had farm animals.
I do not camp.

Yet, this weekend (Saturday being the coldest night ever) I found myself in a sleeping bag, in an actual bona fide tent. FREEZING!


Our home
Besides the cold, it was great getting away from it all and doing something out of my comfort zone. 
We were surrounded by baby ducks, deer and the occasional puppy from visiting camps.

We dozed in the sun and ate junk food galore. 

All in all - I would do it again (with extra blankets of course!).


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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Movies & lessons learnt

I watched The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel today.

I learnt some great lessons:

  1. You are never too old to try new things
  2. You should always be open to new experiences
  3. Kindness can penetrate even the darkest of souls
  4. Real Love is always Right - you cannot force it or wish it out of your heart
These are all things we should know, but it is nice to be reminded about it sometimes isn't it?

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Pie & Lattes - What happened in Class 2

Class # 2. Different instructor, different routine.
More difficult!

This lady knows her stuff. She explains the breathing and the different techniques really well. but she is a machine. Sunday instructor likes to work the abs. Thursday instructor favours the legs, but her ab workouts are more intense.

Take the Egg* for example. You tuck your knees up against your chest and hold them close with your arms. You are precariously balancing on your butt... then you fall down like a heavy boulder gently roll back onto the mat and remaining in the tightly curled position - using your core muscles -  roll yourself back up into the original position. Supposedly.

I fell down and rocked back and forth on the floor like an egg that has fallen over. The more I tried to get back up, the more  just sputtered and rolled. I even said out loud "I look like a boiled egg!"

I was sore for 4 days after this session!

*Not the real exercise name, but it suits my purposes

I am happy to report that I am now able to do this exercise... barely!

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Friday, 15 August 2014

Zelda Williams' Tribute to her dad - Robin Williams

Isn't this the most beautiful letter?
My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that's gone, and I feel stripped bare. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will forever be grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While Ill never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, theres minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn't help the pain, but at least its a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that.
To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after youve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too
Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls Ive ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. Well just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again.
- Zelda Williams

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Thursday, 14 August 2014

Would You Rather

I was reading this post on Claudz's blog and laughing at how difficult the questions were.

Until I got to the end. Claudz tagged me to answer. Doh!

So without giving ambivalent answers, I will try to answer as honestly as possible.

1. Would you rather have unbearable BO that only you can smell, or that everyone but you can smell?
That only I can smell. Eventually I will become immune to it or I can stuff Vicks up my nose!

2. Would you rather never go on the internet again or only ever eat kale for the rest of your life?
I love food too much - so looks like internet has to go!

3. Would you rather spend your life with no genitals but you get to wear pants, or have genitals but never wear pants?
If I have no genitals how will I wee? If my bodily functions (and extra-curricular activities) are not affected then no genitals and pants please - it could get very cold in winter!

4. Would you rather find true love or win the lottery?
True Love. He could win the Lotto....

5. Would you rather be rich and famous for starring in a reality show that everyone laughs at, or be poor and unknown but become world famous for your art after you die?
I have seen poor. No thanks. Make me rich - I will be too busy spoiling the people I love & forming a mafia to kill animal abusers to care about the people who laugh at me.

6. Would you rather have thick hair all over your body, or no hair at all?
No hair - I will draw it in, or stick it on. I struggle enough with the alien hair I already have all over the place (toes, chin etc)

7. Would you rather eat a dog once, and then be able to eat whatever you want for the rest of your life, or never eat a dog but be vegan forever?
I would eat the dog - as long as it is cooked. I would probably cry and throw up, but becoming a vegan would be so difficult and I would probably die of malnourishment.

8. Would you rather be 2 feet tall or 9 feet tall?
9 Feet Tall. People respect taller people more.

9. Would you rather accidentally send your dad a nude selfie, or receive a nude selfie from your dad?
This is so disturbing. I would rather receive from my dad - I wouldn't want him knowing I was sending a nude selfie to anybody in the first place. I saw my dad naked when I was little, I am sure he looks pretty much the same - I look very different now that I am all grown up.

10. Would you rather be happy and ignorant or or somber and incredibly intelligent?
Happy and ignorant!

11. Would you rather save the life of the person you love, or save the lives of 10,000 strangers?
Save the person I love.

12. Would you rather never shower again or never brush your teeth again?
Never shower again. I can always stand in the rain. Bad breathe is just nasty and my teeth will fall out!

13. Would you rather be a famous actor or an elusive billionaire?
Elusive Billionaire

14. Would you rather be killed by the sting of a million tiny ants, or suffocated inside one giant python?
Snake. They are my biggest fear. I would pass out and wouldn't know I was being suffocated. Suffocation would also be a lot less painful.

15. Would you rather have your house burn down, but get insurance 8 times the value of your home and contents, or not have it burn down at all?
House burn down. I better back up all my photos to a sky drive so that I can retrieve them later! And obviously my cat will not be harmed, he is not part of the house.

16. Would you rather eat chocolate that tastes like shit, or shit that tastes like chocolate?
Chocolate that tastes like shit. I cannot imagine putting any shit into my mouth, I will gag knowing what it is. Perhaps the chocolate that tastes like shit will put me off chocolate for the rest of my life and I will lose lots of weight?

17. Would you rather know the exact date and time your life will end, or the exact date and time your loved ones life will end?
Mine. I would prepare and plan to show those around me how much I love them. I couldn't live knowing that their time was near.

18. Would you rather be profoundly unhappy but achieve brilliant things, or be content your whole life but contribute nothing to society?
Happiness is so under-rated. I would rather contribute nothing to society. If I am happy, I would be contributing to the happiness of my friends and family and animal. That is enough for me.

19. Would you rather be able to fly or be able to breathe under water?
Fly - I would save a ton on airfares!

20. Would you rather fight off 100 rat sized horses, or one horse sized rat?
100 Rat-sized Horses. A huge rat would give me the creeps - they are nasty little buggers - I was bitten by a rat once.

Wow that was challenging!

Check out what Claudz answered HERE

I now challenge Johlet  - looking forward to seeing your answers lady!