may 25 2010

non-existant

View large image for some odd reason the south african post office website does not work... and this isn't a new thing. i have been trying to get in for a couple of months now to track packages, upon trying to get in this morning it is yet again not loading. i did enquire about this and they shrug their shoulders, but are aware of it as are many other people... the ironic thing is that it says in their slogan on their banner (which i managed to get of google) "conveniently make online payments"! fail

Posted by sarah | add a comment | bloopers, information, ranting, stoopidity, web

may 11 2010

what a chop!

View large image our police of chief has said he hopes that the united states of america gets knocked out early on in the world cup so president barack obama will not come and visit our country...

the article is short, but the comment seems to be have been made in reference to our security being sufficient to have heads of state visit our country without their legions of bodyguards and secret service agents tagging along. it's not that they doubt it (though they should in my opinion), it's simply the way they travel. be it in their own back yard or to deepest darkest africa...

sometimes our 'leaders' need to think before they open they mouths and let words randomly fall out!

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mar 23 2010

choice?

i read with great satisfaction today that south africa will finally get another player in the pay-tv arena. the newest (and only other pay-tv option) is on digital media. finding out what they are offering is proving hard to find but with options from R99/month and R249/month it is significantly cheaper than their rivals, where they offer a full boutique (without extra's) at R529/month. this is indeed good news and will hopefully give the consumer much more choices...

Posted by sarah | comments (2) | goodies, information, tv

mar 07 2010

this tmo needs his eyes checked

View large image i have been pretty busy because i should've written sooner about this but that tmo in the stormers vs brumbies match should have his eyes checked or get a better screen to watch the replays on because even on youtube it looks like a try to me...

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feb 23 2009

kids are listening to this...

i saw that an 'artist' called lady gaga was big on the charts so i had a listen to the chart-topping song, dance. didn't get it in all honesty, why is everyone raving about it?

so, lady gaga has released a new song called pokerface. so what? well, while driving around earlier today the song came on the radio and it's only really the 2nd time i have had a listen. the first time was when i saw the music video and in all honesty was probably overwhelmed by the visuals and didn't get a good listen to the lyrics. but i had to say to myself upon hearing the lyrics earlier in the car, wtf?

I wanna roll with him a hard pair we will be
A little gambling is fun when you're with me (I love it)
Russian Roulette is not the same without a gun
And baby when it's love if it's not rough it isn't fun, fun
i am really concerned about the rough love part of the song, what kind of message is this sending to the young people listening to this? are the girls thinking that 'rough love' is acceptable and do guys now think that the girls like 'rough love'. this is opening an avenue for abuse in my opinion. maybe i am reading too much into it but in all honesty i had the following lyrics to listen to when i was an impressionable young-un:

Build up your confidence
So you can be on top for once
Wake up who cares about
Little boys that talk too much
I seen it all go down
Your game of love was all rained out
So come on baby, come on over
Let me be the one to hold you - Mr. Big "To be with you"
here's a list of 90's songs and few links to the lyrics

Posted by sarah | add a comment | music

Jan 20 2009

the tide is turning

View large image i managed to catch the inauguration of the new president of the united states of america - i hope this isn't becoming a political blog - as you do on an average weekday eve every other 4 years. i was glad that i managed to catch the main hoo-ha speeches, especially the new presidents'. i liked the hard-arsed stance, but the highlight was the end of it all, the prayer:

...
when brown will stick around
when white will do right
when yellow will mellow
...
amen
it got quite a few chuckles from the crowd and i think it put a needed light hearted-ness on the 'stiff upper lip' ceremony, imho, a nice way to end...

on a little bit of an obscure note, i read an article about the betting on phrases that may be used by barack obama in his inauguration speech. i wonder if the "god bless america" was close enough for his phrase of "god bless the united states of america"... somehow, i think not (it is gambling after all)? i am not sure about the other phrases mentioned in that article?

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