Give me popcorn everyday

Give me popcorn everyday

I keep telling you that Nancy and I are twin souls. I love popcorn so much. This is probably what addiction feels like. I try to eat popcorn every single day. The only reason I don’t is because Marcee side eyes me and complains that I need to eat ‘healthy’ food. Aren’t ‘seeds’ good for you? Ha ha ha ha.

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July Book 2 (our Lady of Benoni)

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While moving from my old spot to here, I forgot to do a post on July Book 2. In June I got the opportunity to meet one of my favourite authors (Zakes Mda). He was receiving an honourary doctorate from UCT and invited Marcee and I as his guests. This was definitely one of the highlights of my year. Less than a month later, he was back in the country and invited me to the launch of his new play Our Lady of Benoni.

After all the launch excitement I sat Marcee down and read the play to her. A few days later I sat down and read by myself. Our Lady of Benoni is set in a public park in Johannesburg. The 5 characters deal with issues of patriarchy, virginity testing and faith in South Africa. The title of the book is inspired by the (true) story of Francesca Zacke; a 17yr old girl from Benoni who (in 200&) claimed to see visions of the virgin Mary.

I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy reading the play, but I did. Rumour has it that it might be staged at the Baxter this year. If that’s true, I will definitely be there.

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So Close!!!!!

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So Close!!!!!

Was doing some work this morning & decided to look at the album sleeve. Wanted to share some of my excitement with you. In a few days I will be sending out pre-ordered copies AND announcing the winner of the performance. Yaaaaaaaay!!! He he he my desktop is often a mess (don’t judge)

July Book 1 (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)

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Last year I read one book a month. I’m sharing those books here. This is a post from my old blog:

I don’t know why The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was so difficult to get into. Perhaps I needed to get used to a story without good ol’ Tom Sawyer (who does make an appearance later in the book). I did say that The Adventures of Tom Sawyer does have a lot of the n-word floating around. Well… This book does it even more. The story is about Tom helping a runaway slave Jim. He doesn’t call Jim anything but the n-word (so disturbing).

Huck’s father has heard of his son’s good fortune. So he forcibly takes his son and locks him in a cabin. I’m not certain if Huck’s Pap is a drunk, psychotic or both. Whichever one of them it is, he becomes violent and Huck starts to fear for his life. He fakes his own death, escapes and meets up with runaway slave Jim. Jim is trying to make his way to a free state where he will buy back his families freedom. That’s when the adventure really begins.

Like I said before, it was difficult to get into. But once I got into, I really enjoyed it. Give it a try, let me know what you think :)

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“Run my dear, f…

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“Run my dear, from anything that may not strengthen your precious budding wings. Run like hell my dear, from anyone likely to put a sharp knife into the sacred, tender vision of your beautiful heart.”
– Hafiz

Healing

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Healing

Sometimes there is so much ‘brain noise’ that I am unable to heal. This is a great reminder.

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June Book (Shirley, Goodness and Mercy)

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In 2012 I read a minimum of 1 book a month. I’m sharing some of those books here (takenĀ fromĀ my old blog)

This month’s book was fun. Chris van Wyk is a brilliant and honest writer. He tells the story of his life; growing up in Riverlea during apartheid. There is so much history in this book and I am thankful for people like Chris van Wyk who share it. There are honestly so many awesome and tragic stories that are still untold in South Africa. I don’t wanna give too much away. Just prepare yourself for laughs, even in tragic situations. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I hope you do too. He also includes some of his poetry in the book, which is a bonus.

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