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)

Why Not?

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Why Not?

I’ve decided that this year I’m going to work on some D.I.Y projects for my home. Nothing major just some stuff to make it feel more ‘me’.

I never thought I would say thins, but this Jack Daniels hand wash/mouth wash dispenser is charming. So… So me! (Via The Classy Issue – click on image to go there)

Saturday Jam (John Legend)

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I like this song. A LOT! He had me with ‘Get Lifted’. John can do no wrong in my eyes/ears. Enjoy the Saturday Jam.

I know this is weird, but I can’t help thinking how trusting he must be to let the woman in the video touch his face (and lips). Yeah, its weird. But I have a thing about people touching my face. Eeeuw. I don’t know where your hands have been. Ha ha ha. I’m gonna stop.

February Book 1 (Sometimes There Is a Void)

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I moved from Blogger to WordPress, so I’m sharing some of the books I have read this year. Here is what I wrote about Sometimes There Is a Void, pulled directly from the old blog:

Zakes Mda is one of my favourite authors, so much so that this month I am reading two of his books. I was reading Cion when I bought Sometimes there is a Void (Memoirs of an Outsider). I stopped reading Cion, not because it was boring but because my curiosity got the better of me. I wanted to know where my favourite authors was from, where his love for writing came from, what his childhood was like etc.

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I was unable to put this book down. It made me realise just how little I knew about the history of Lesotho and the ‘arts scene’ in South Africa. It almost felt like I had gone to visit him in his home and every day was spent just listening to him talk. I am not disappointed that I bought the book. His honesty made me appreciate him even more.

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I will be reading Cion for the rest of the month. 2 book in February? I’m impressed with myself *wink*

Update: A few months after I read this book I got to meet Zakes Mda and his beautiful wife Gugu Nkosi. This was truly a dream come true. I have tried for a long time to blog about what this meeting has meant to me. But words fail me. All I can say is that Zakes Mda is one of the most incredible people that I have met this year. He is relaxed and always interested in hearing what people have to say. Maybe I should also include that he is funny, we had many laughs. Zakes is very passionate about South Africa; both he and Gugu want to come back home and be part of the ‘solution’. AND Sometimes There Is a Void was made it on to the New York Times list of 100 Notable Books of 2012. I am not at all surprised. Well┬ádone┬áNtate Mda!

Crazy

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I’m LOVE Aerosmith. I jokingly call Steve Tyler ‘my husband’. My friends think I’m crazy (excuse the pun). I blast this song loud in my car when I need a ‘lift’.

The video is fine, if you like that kind of thing. But the song… WINNER!!

100 BABY!!

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100 BABY!!

Yes! This morning I woke up to a notification that the album had been pre-ordered by someone. This someone happens to be person number 100 to pre-order Invincible Summer. What an awesome way to start Friday :)

Image via Are You Finished Yet (click on it to go to the blog)

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