Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Caption My Photo Competition #40


Can you believe we've done this for 40 weeks in a row? 

It's still one of my favourite features of the week and its all because of you lovely Plonkity Plonkers.  You're all so funny and smart and you make me giggle every week.  I have the wittiest followers ever!  It's true.

Rendre cette l├ęgende and win a little something from moi.  Up for grabs this week is some AWESOME Daft Scots Lass Tattoos and a manicure kit.

Some of the Winners have yet to send me their photos wearing the FABULOSO Daft Scots Lass tattoos.  Shame on you!  You know who you are...

Voila!


Monday, 30 January 2012

Monday Music Moves Me

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This week's theme for Monday Music Moves Me is Broadway Tunes.  Go link up with Xmas Dolly and share your favourite show toonz.

Here are mine....have a brillian Monday, Plonkers. Don't let the Fuckers get you down!













Sunday, 29 January 2012

Let There Be Free Shite! ♥ Giveaway ♥

I have a giveaway for you, Plonkers!


It's Veet EasyGrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips with Shea Butter and Berry fragrance promises 4 weeks of smoothness and effective for short hair. 

12 Wax Strips and 2 Perfect finish wipes.

All you have to do is tell me your most embarrassing or favourite wax or body hair story.  Och aye, we've all had them and the best story will win this sweet smelling box of Veet wax strips.

Let there be smooth skin!


Saturday, 28 January 2012

And The Winner Is...


You out-did yersleves this week, Pretty Plonkers!  This was one a goodie and there were a few captions that I loved.  I had to think hard about this one.... 

So this week's winner is J from Rooikat back in France.  She made me giggle out loud for being so clever.  You rock!

Email me so I can send you a wee something info@redpepa[dot]za[t]net

I may not be Fred Flintstone, but I can make your bed rock!
Congratulations, Jeanette!

Dukan Diet Update




Friday, 27 January 2012

Friday Shoegasm and a 55


TGIF Plonkers!  I haven't done one of these babies in yonks!  So, while I'm still waiting for some Featured Followers of mine to send me their Guest Posts and get back to me, I'll switch this Friday up a wee bitty and do a Friday Flash Fiction 55.  The point of FFF55 is to write a complete story in exactly 55 words. 

As always, FFF55 is hosted by The infamous G-Man. 

I used to do these all the time but I grew a little intimidated by all the awesome writers involved with the feature.  My piddly 55 paled in comparison to the scores of other talented participants.  I slowly drifted away because I'm certainly no writer, I'm a typist, at most! I still follow some of the 55ers as I love reading their stuff and their blogs, I guess I just stopped commenting as much because I felt I'd chickened out.
Well, I'm back this week and here's my two cents worth whether its worthy or not. 
Daily Goodness
of body, mind and spirit
Imagine, believe, achieve is what my vision board yells
Love your family, Share with your pals
Do be the pick of the bunch, strive to do your best
Keep a positive attitude and learn to jest.
Karma has its own peculiar ploy
Emerging when you least expect her


And now for some pretty twinkly, girly accessories. Sweet, sweet heels.  Take my button, leave a comment that you're linkin up and share your lovely shoes with me.

Iron Fist Heels

Nicholas Kirkwood Spiderweb Heels
Bakers Black and White Peeptoed Pumps
$40.99 Harlequin Heels
Pretty Purple Ankle Boots on FRIKKEN SALE!!  Who's gonna buy these pretty puppies for me seeing as they don't fucking ship to South Africa?! (My Birthday is in June) $39.99
Old Gringo Sharpecito Women's Cowboy Boots available at Zappos.  Dead cool.        

Have a brilliant weekend, Plonkers.


The Great Jack White



Thursday, 26 January 2012

Howz Dem Apples?


G-Man was blethering on his blog the other day about things that you are prejudiced about and / or things that you just don't like for some strange reason.  You know that stuff I'm talking about, the specific something that you can't explain and makes no fucking sense to others.  The little something that you do or say that makes people pull up their one eyebrow and back away slowly...

Go read his Aversion Post HERE

G-Man has a colleague that detests Tom Cruise and won't watch a movie if he's in it, just because he's an avid Scientologist.  G-Man HATES mung beans, Corona beer and puke.  Now, I'm sure if you consumed the first two, it would result in the latter, but that's a whole different post...

Anyhoozer, his natterings got me thinking about my odd reaction to Fruit.

Yes, Fruit, Plonkers.
Now, promise not to laugh?  


Promise!

I get goosebumps when I see fruit, even pictures of fruit!  Hell, even if someone talks about fruit!  Even writing this post, I'm getting goosebumps and the tingles.  My skin literally crawls and when I bite into a piece of fruit, apples especially, the tingles go right up my spine into my head.  It's the strangest thing  (just typing and thinking about apples makes my skin tingle).  Och aye, I know, it's the fucking weirdest thing! 


I've googled it over and over but still have no answers.  I'm not sure why this happens to me.   I noticed it when I was a teenager because my mum used to buy Granny Smith apples.  Geezo I can't even say it without getting shivers.  Mention those Granny Smith cooking apples and I go through the roof!

You can well imagine....I don't tell too many people about this odd body function of mine.  Some of my colleagues at work think I'm fucking nuts because of this.  They say I've got a secret fruit fetish that turns me on, but its not like that.
 

I love fruit and I eat it but it gives me the heebie-jeebies.

It's just a body function or reaction that happens when I think about fruit.

Och I know I'm odd....I told you not to laugh, Plonkers!

You think I'm bad?!!? I have a friend who salivates when she talks and thinks about her children!!! 

I SHITE YOU NOT!!


What are your thoughts on this?

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

They all start out as Juliets and wind up as Lady Macbeths

I work with an office full of women. 

No, you don't understand, we are ALL women except our MD, IT guy and our FD and Accountant.  So, that's four blokes out of about 38 strong, independent, intelligent and incredily opinionated women.  Poor fucking bastids!  They are completely out-numbered. 
Because of all these women, you'd think that our office would be full of bitchiness and backstabbing. 

You'd be AbsaFuckingLootly right! 

Oh yeah...it does happen from time-to-time where the claws come out and one or two of us have a Hissy BitchFest.  You'd be a utter FuckKnob if you didn't think that! 

You simply can't have nearly 40 women in the same building with hormones raging, PMS flaring, menopause blazing and jealously flashing and expect all of us to embrace, hold hands and singing fucking Kumbaya.  

But, I don't care what anyone says, I work with the most amazing bunch of women on the planet!  They are successful, educated and  truly amazing and I just wanted to share that.

The company I work for is a publishing and media company and therefore we work in a very deadline-driven environment.  It's high pressure and constant stress to get publications to print on time.  We work our arses off and are dedicated. 

Most of the Sales staff have been with the company for more than 10 years, some of them even more.  We are an amazing team, if I do say so myself, and we achieve spectacular things.

Today this was re-affirmed for me.

I was in an extremely bad moody today.  No, lets rephrase that, I was Fucked Off about being over-worked, under paid and in generally annoyed that I'm constantly frustrated about never getting to the end of my workload.  Perpertual requests for duties to be carried out and incescnt juggling of tasks and projects.

I had two of the girls come into my office and ask what was up with my fizzy face.  I told them my frustrations and without me even realising, they were telling me jokes, sharing funny stories and getting me to laugh.  They had changed my horrid mood into something so cool... 

Once they'd left my office, they made me realise how much I appreciate them.  When I'd realised what happened, I got so emotional! (and no, Plonkers, its not that time of the month)

I then realised - again - why I work here, why I've been with the same company for over six years.  Because of the people!  Because of the BRILLIANT and special bunch of women I am blessed to work with. 

You women are the fucking BOMB!

You turned my Blue Monday into a something so special. 

I made sure I told them how I felt.

And the moral of the story is?

Verbalise how you feel, tell the people in your life how special they are, don't just think it.  Friendships are just as important as family.  Remember, you get to choose your friends, but you unfortunately don't get to choose your family.

Happy Burns Day!  

Have a couple o' whiskies and some tatties 'n haggis for me.






  

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Caption My Photo Competition #39

Bide a while over at A Daft Scots Lass wee hoose, coz Toozday means that its time to caption another daft pic of mine.

I was recently asked where I get my photos for the Caption My Photo Competitions.  Well, Plonkers, I spend hours scouring the manky interwebz looking for crazy arsed shite all the time! 

Y'all know how I love useless and ridiculous inventions and whack-a-doodle offensive shite.

Here's another daft image to caption.

GO!


Monday, 23 January 2012

Monday Music Moves Me

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My internet at home is still fried. The lightning hit our network point on the XBOX and our modem. Grrrrrrrrrr but here's my selection for today.


Enjoy






and of course, The Jack





Sunday, 22 January 2012

Birthday Party *WARNING* lots of Pix

Yesterday was the girls' combined birthday party.

We celebrated Meg's 9th birthday and Kaylin's 6th birthday. However, Kaylin's birthday is only next month, but we thought we'd haved a combined party and have everyone over on the same day.

Invitations went out, water slide was ordered, house was tidied, cakes were baked and snacks were homemade. Here's some of the photos from the fun day we had.


Since we were having the entire party outside and the kids activities were all water-related, we were praying for the rain to stay away. Luckily, our prayers were answered and it only rained that evening but not only did it rain, but we had an electrical storm which took out another fucking modem! 

Grrrrr, I'm on the 3G card at the mo so that I can get this post out and schedule something for tomorrow.

Thanx for being so patient this week with all my lazy-arsed posts.  It really was the week from hell with us all getting gastro, school term starting, back to work and organising this party...


Some of our pals around our bar.
The Party Packs
Megan's XBOX cake
KK's Mr Bean cake

Lighting the candles
The traditional first bite of the cake - Kaylin

The traditional first bite - Megan

Cutting of the cake

Jacuzzin fun with friends

Pool Fun

Chatting among friends and family

More friends and family

Trampoline Fun

Friends sharing a moment
Then the best feature of the day - The Giant Inflatible Water Slide. What a BLAST!


The girls

Janie, my big sis and wee Claire Jane

Megan

KK and Amy

Then the tricks started

Right off the end!

The Boys

Some of the parents

Claire Jane enjoying her cake

Water Slide Action!

Kaylin enjoying the slide

Gillian and Mandy enjoying the slide

Megan going airborne!
Ronel, my SIL and Emma

A Daft Scots Lass falling off the end of the Slide



the three of us.

And of course  - the prezzies


Presents!  WWF goodies
Boxing Gloves and tons of other stuff!  Spoiled rotten!
Megan got over R800 in cash!  We went shopping today so she could buy two new XBOX games.  She's dead chuffed.  An all-round brilliant birthday bash with family and friends.

Thanx to everyone for coming and thank you to everyone for the girls' wonderful and generous gifts.  We had so much fun sharing the day with everyone.

A wonderful day I will never forget.



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