Archive for July, 2007

Remember this day!

July 31, 2007

For becoming Human from being a Man. Or something like that. I hope this means something to someone some day.

I do not mean today. This blog should have been posted some weeks ago already. I think it relates to lettings things go, allowing them to happen, instead of holding on to them, perhaps possessing them. It hurt’s, don’t it, the transformation?

I have discovered that I need to make things ‘real’ (you could say I am disconnected a lot of the time, but in a good way, hopefully). A movie did this for me, for example: it was ‘Final Cuts’, starring Robin Williams, about a guy who makes memory tapes from head implants of a deceased person for their funeral (can it really be ‘their’ funeral, since they are no longer in the world of possessions? It really is a funeral for them). It could also have been any othre film, me thinks. Yesterday I watched Donnie Darko (missing the punchline after watching for 2 hours), starring that guy from Brokeback Mountain. Similar sort of effect.

I remember after Noah was born, how it was so wrenching to watch a movie with a father and son. I remember in particular one starring Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage, about a father and son who switch bodies. It was meant to be a comedy, but I cried:)

So, remember this day, and remember this way…of making it real!

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Romancing my lover in Cape Town

July 25, 2007

The weather was miserable, ideal for snuggling up. We met for lunch. A great romantic spot: Rhodes Memorial Restaurant. It is really cosy inside, very different to the summer atmosphere: with the fire, and great food, rain tapping at the windows. Mmmmm…

All we needed was a little hotel next door.

Convenience doesn’t get better than this

July 19, 2007

So I wanted to gym on Tuesday. But I couldn’t very well do that in my undershorts could I, seeing as how I frantically spent a fruitless fifteen minutes trying to find my tracksuit pants that morning. Now Sportsman’s Warehouse is just up the road along the way to the gym, literally 128 metres away. So I popped in there hoping to find a cheap pair of pants. But no such luck: there are only designer brands, in the price range R250 – R299 per pair.

I baulked. I thought of going over the road to Tygervalley Shopping Centre, but I couldn’t think of any shop that might have had cheap tracksuit pants. Besides, I didn’t want to spend any more time than was necessary getting ready. On my way to the exit, a thought struck me, and I inquired at the reception about the shop’s refunds/returns policy. It turns out that you only have to bring the item back with the till slip.

So what did I do? Yup, you guessed it. I ‘borrowed’ a pair of Nike tracksuit pants for only R299 (R300,15 includign the bag). When I returned it later they looked it over, saw nothing wrong with it, and gave me back R299 (I kept the plastic bag). I had not even taken off the label. So, thank you, Sportsman’s Warehouse. You were there when I really needed you.

I wonder if I could borrow that R1 300 Wilson squash racquet for a quick game…?