Sunday, February 28, 2010
Riaan constantly puts up with hearing stories about people he doesn’t know (my fellow Blog Friends in Bloggerville) and has had to deal with my obsession with blogging for two and a half years. He deserves a Blog Award for that one!! He helps me edit my html format from time to time, although I’ve become quite good with that too.
What’s it like being married to a 5 foot nothing Scottish redhead?
Well, what can a say, Scottish woman are feisty! Wouldn’t have it any other way though. Just as quick as her temper flairs up, just as quick it comes down. She is the love of my life and I am very lucky to have found her. She is the mother of my two beautiful daughters and she gives me everything I need.
What’s she like as a Mum?
Her kids means everything to her, she will go out her way to do anything for them, sometimes to her own demise. Kaylin has the knack of getting the better of her every now and then! She’s always cleaning up after the kids when they made a mess, with lots of complaining, but she still does it. She always thinks of the small little things that makes their life so much easier.
What do you think of her blog and her blogging?
At first I didn’t take much notice of it, was something to keep her busy. Now my mom, dad, sister and my brother (he’s in London) looks at her blog to see what we are up to. I guess it’s “our” little place in the interwebs to tell everybody what we doing and that we are still alive!
What’s the biggest challenge you deal with regarding this?
I sometimes have to fight for some of her time, most of the time when she gets home she plays with the kids while I cook. After we done eating she jumps on her blog to approve her comments and post her days events etc. Then it’s bath time for the kids and sleep time, by then we both are dead tired and just hit the bed to get some rest. Just so that we can repeat it all the next day!
Did you buy her a laptop so she could blog anywhere and everywhere?
She was always complaining that she wanted to sit in front of the TV or lay in bed at night to “blog”. So for her birthday I got her a laptop (and keep her from hogging my PC) so that she could blog wherever she wants. At least I got some brownie points for buying her a laptop!
What is the most important lesson you’ve learnt by becoming a dad?
I always tell people that you have never experience love until you have kids. It’s just such an unconditional love that one has for your kids, you just can’t explain it.
Oh and before we had kids, you see the dads taking the half eaten sweets from their kids and eating it and you think - “I will NEVER do that!” Well, half eaten sweets aren’t that bad to be honest!
Whats the most important lesson you can teach your children?
NEVER trust strangers! Unfortunately this is the day and age we live in, sad but true!
That they can speak to me about ANYTHING, they must be able to trust me and I won’t be angry if they did something wrong.
Have you always been a computer geek?
Yes I have, I can remember I was in Standard 5 (Grade 7) and I said to my dad, “One day I will work with computers” It’s always been my passion.
Did you trying and built computers as a child?
Since I can remember I've been “tinkering” with computers.
What is the most exciting project you’ve worked on as an IT person?
In 2000 when I was working for IBM, I was sent to North Carolina in the USA for 4 weeks to write a book with 2 other guys. It was a very nerve wrecking experience but one of the most exciting moments in my life. Having your name printed in a book!
What would be your perfect job?
Where I have to do as little as possible and get as much as possible?! I’m always trying something new to make money, who knows! Maybe one day I’ll hit the jackpot!
Have you ever written a poem for your sweetheart?
My poem writing ability is not be one of my strong points. I have stopped counting how many poems I have started and deleted cause I just couldn’t find the words I was looking for. However there has been a few poems that finally reached my sweetheart.
Does love at first sight exist?
Yes I believe in love at first sight! We are a good example of that! Gillian and I moved in together after only 3 months!
Boy shorts or g-string?
G-stings for the win, boy shorts on a woman just don’t do it for me.
What are your five non-negotiable in a woman?
Be alive? This is a tricky question as I believe it’s the whole package that makes the woman and not just specific things.
Bum or boobs man?
What song would you choose as the soundtrack of your life?
Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle.
One thing you like about living in SA?
It’s such a beautiful country and has so much to offer, stunning weather and amazing country sides. So many people live here but never explore what SA has to offer.
Thank you, Babe for finally agreeing to do Monday Male, even though you complained bitterly that there were "too many questions".
Spongebob and Patrick Celebrates His Happiness
Saturday, February 27, 2010
You’re four today
Dynamite in a tiny package
You look like an angel
You fooled us all.
You are stubborn as a mule
Your tantrums make our ears bleed.
You terrorise our poor cat, Pickles
And pour shampoo into your shoes
You love Hannah Montana
Cupcakes and all things pink
I love you no matter what
My little tiny girl-monster
How we eat our birthday cake!
Kaylin with her Birthday Crown
Friday, February 26, 2010
BS ....total BS!!!
Especially since he has no formal job description, has had no formal hand-over from the guy who was supposed to be assisting him settle into his new position at the company. At no time did they call him in to discuss why he didn't follow the instruction. No counselling was given to him. No verbal warning, no written warning, nothing!
He had a disciplinary hearing that lasted from 9am in the morning until 4:30pm in the afternoon and he was totally shattered when he got home. He has no company representative as he's only been there 7 months and doesn't have a strong trusting relationship with anyone there. He's had to wait an entire week for the findings and the verdict from the Chairperson. More waiting and worrying...
Emotionally it has taken its toll on him. He is a broken man at the moment....he's so demotivated, so desponded and very down. Its been exhausting for me trying to keep him in good spirits as well as trying to keep it from the girls, my dad's car accident, my mum in the hospital and all this amongst our Expo (the busiest time of my working year).
I'm drained, my Boerewors is depressed and its a tense household right now. We don't know how we're going to get through the next month with no salary from my Boerewors. We may have to sell our belowed Ford Focus ST to make ends meet.
He wants to contest it all. He wants to appeal but I'm not sure he has the energy for it. One day he has the anger in him to fight them, the next day he's like, Woteva and couldn't be bothered going through it all again... I hope he finds some fight within him and take the company to the CCMA for unfair dismissal. I know he has a case as he clearly got the short end of the stick. They wanted rid of him somehow for something and we don't know who has stabbed him in the back or why. There is no closure for him. He is the first to admit when he's done something wrong but one little mistake and you're out? Its just doesn't seem fair.
Give a guy a break!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
No Theme today...just general Freak Fuckers!
Anorexic Teletubbies with a Proctologist?
Who Told this bloke that Blue Suede shoes would got with this outfit?
It sooo clashes with that orange vest, doll!
Thorn amongst the roses
(with clipboard, ginger beard and backpack)
WTF? He's got better legs than she has!
Super Fairy Geek?
Can I nibble on your cheese?
or do you want to be the cat and you can chase me?
Write your own caption for this one...
Has Knife, Will Stab (guess who? yip The Daft Scots Lass)
A Mexican MacDonalds...
Even on oxygen this old geezer has fucking attitude!