Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Just don't go licking coins and we'll get along fine...

WARNING: Possibly not the best post to read if you are eating, or if you are of a delicate nature. ;o)

I went for dinner last night with some friends.
Lovely friends.
Friends that have been very good to me during the troubled times of the last few months.

Fresh Yellow Fin Tuna is back in town, so we had an excellent meal of fresh sashimi, followed by BBQ'ed tuna steaks, chips and a beautiful salad.
Mrs T always cooks such lovely meals. Mr T is rough as guts and could talk the hinge off a rusty gate.
Their company is always great, and the view from their deck over the harbour is amazing!

I went with the huMAN, my latest gentleman friend, who is also a friend of theirs, and we spent a civilised evening eating and chatting.

Well, it was civilised until the topic of Papua New Guinea came up.

Mr and Mrs T lived in PNG for many years, saw many things and heard many stories. The huMAN has travelled to PNG occasionally for work.

PNG is a beautiful country that is heavily affected by a "rascal" element which threatens businesses, homes and lives. Health care is poor. STD's are prevalent. And people hide money in their underpants so that it can't be stolen from them on the bus or on the street by the rascals.

It was this point that was the jumping off point for the conversation that brought us undone.

Mr T told us a rather sad story about the wife of a friend of his who ran a store. She had lost the sight in one of her eyes after unknowingly handling underpant money then touching her face, thereby spreading an STD (most likely to be gonorrhoea) into her eye.

The huMAN piped up that he'd "better stop licking coins when he goes over there then"...



Goodbye civility!

Hello hilarity!

What am I getting myself in for? :oD

Monday, August 30, 2010

Lazy weekend = BLISS!!

I'm am currently recovering from one of the laziest weekends in the history of the world.

A weekend of "camping" on the living room floor, watching DVD's, laughing crazily at stupid things, eating fresh tuna sashimi, party pies and icy poles, snuggles, chatting, and hanging out with one of the most awesome people I know!

It was pure, unadulterated heaven!!

I went out for my usual weekend paddle boarding session early Saturday morning, which was super hard work given the wind, and subsequent swell and chop factor in the harbour. Paddling in those conditions for 90 minutes, made my arms and abs ache, thereby justifying spending the rest of the weekend in bed away from the rest of the world!

But unfortunately, we can't stop time and hold on to moments. As King Solomon said, "This too shall pass", and once again I find myself facing another Monday morning back at work...

On the plus side, this too shall pass.

Weekend, I love you. Please come back!!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Life is beautiful

The seed for this post was planted by Carmi after he posted about his son's flip flops (or thongs).

My life has been the scene of much turmoil and upheaval in recent months.

But out of all the scandal, stress, shit slinging and depression, I have come to a realisation.

It's not a very original realisation. Many people have had it before me, and, hopefully, many more people will have it in times to come.

The realisation?

Life is beautiful!

Life is about happiness. You can't lose yourself in someone else's happiness. It is important to do things that make you feel good (obviously not to the detriment of others).
Go to the beach. Spend time with friends. Sing. Eat. Laugh. Love. Live...

We all, especially in our younger years, get so fixated on growing up. Being a grown up. Acting like an adult.

I have come to the conclusion that it's time to grow back down! Stop taking things too seriously! And look for the beauty in those little moments!

LIVE your life and have FUN, and be a better human being for it!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Return to the blogosphere

At another time, in another place, I once was a blogger.

I blogged about my stupid, crazy, and wild life.
I vented and I ranted.
I reflected and I rejoiced.
I had loyal readers and (dare I say it) FRIENDS in the blogosphere who kept coming back week after week, always commenting. Kind, funny and thoughtful words.
I played "Meet and Greet".

Then I met a man, fell in love, moved to an out of the way place, and got married.
Blogging, and its associated perks, disappeared from my life.

Now, several years later, I find myself in the throes of a divorce and being compelled to re-join the blogosphere.

I need my outlet to vent and rant. To reflect and rejoice.

Blogging was cathartic. A way to work my way through problems to a satisfactory solution. A celebration of life. A significant part of who I was.

For a while that person got lost.

I'm getting back to my roots.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Scarlet Rising

A new blog.
A new incarnation.
A new start.

A world of opportunity lies ahead of me...