I need a break.

It’s been a very busy month for me.  I am desperate for a break and although I’ll be working from home this festive season, I don’t get leave until February.  But at least then I can say I’M ON A BOAT, BITCHES!

Was in Cape Town last week.  It was pretty eventful:

  1. On the plane I fell asleep and was startled by the overhead announcer who was so loud that I jumped out of my seat, my right arm flew into the face of the dude next to me and his drink spilled all over us both.  He was not stoked.
  2. Five minutes later, I choked on a chip and the same dude had to give me the Heimlich maneuver.
  3. My hotel shuttle didn’t arrive to pick me up from the airport, so I found another taxi and the driver assumed I was from London so started telling me all about Apartheid and Robben Island.  I felt like I couldn’t disappoint him so adopted a British accent for the entire drive.
  4. Once I arrived at my hotel, I found out it was self catering to 4 star business executives.  Would’ve been fine except I was starving and they didn’t have space at any restaurant within walking distance to feed me.  Instead, I opted to take a stroll to the nearest supermarket to get some grub.  I managed to find a mini margarine, half a liter of milk and a loaf of bread with some cheese slices.  On my way back, I was accosted by a homeless person who wouldn’t take the Joburg standard response of “Not today, buddy”.  He eventually started screaming and chasing after me when I began to trot away from him.  To keep him at bay, I began to throw slices of bread over my shoulder while yelling for him to leave me alone.
  5. Walked into the hotel reception’s glass door.  Twice.
I also caught up with BlindCripple, Fleabeke, Clucky and got in some valuable time with the Capetonian aquanauts.  Am very glad the week came to an end and I got to fly home to my other half and sleep in my own bed.

  • I was very happy to touch down in Joburg on Friday night, just in time to celebrate ExMi’s birthday.
  • On Saturday we had our friends over for the 2nd annual Christmukkah party Jon and I host.
  • Last night I burnt the tomato bredie I’d spent two hours making, and then the electricity went out just as I was about to whip something else out.
Like I said, I need a break.


    • Shebee says:

      Yar, I knew things were too good to be true, hadn’t been a doos in months and then it hit me all in one week. HOW’S YOUR MOTHER, CHINA.

  1. Tanya says:

    omg, u seriously adopted a british accent? wahahahah!!
    omg u seriously threw bread at a homeless person like it was a pigeon!? wahahahaha

    • Shebee says:

      I’m not the only one who does that, surely? The accent thing? Where I’m from people do it all the time.

      And yes, *just* like a pigeon. Heh.

  2. alidaonline says:

    Cape Town sounds like it was just lovely

    I so hear you on needing a break. I’m forgetting things, dropping things, losing things, losing things I’ve dropped and forgotten to pick up.

  3. BiancaW says:

    Dude, does this stuff REALLY happen to you, or do you just make this shit up?

    Either way……….impressive!!!

    You really DO need a break!

    • Shebee says:

      I wish I was creative enough to make this shit up. Sadly, it’s all true. And usually happens in front of people I’m trying to impress.

  4. Louisa says:

    Mwahaha! I can just see you chucking slices of bread over your shoulder to keep the hobos at bay. I hope you get the break you need soon!

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