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Tagged – my workspace visuals

So this my 3rd taggy thingymajig …

The first one is here – 8 Personal Facts (TMI warning)

And the second one is here – 7 Interesting Things About Me (x 2 ‘cos I was tagged twice)

[ I was tagged for Rocking the Daisies, but I think the poor daisies are long dead! ]

Now, here’s the latest, via Cath

My Workspace – what I look at everyday:

I work in the house, in the dining room. My team is in the office outside.
I have to work alone – I get way too distracted otherwise.

My mug – Sir G gave it to me. My smokes are always within easy reach …

My ever-present bottle of water that I refill about 4 x a day, my purse and
my new CD, which turned out to be a waste of time.

My desktop.

The view just past my iMac, through to the lounge.
Those are my printers and one of my backup machines on the left.

Looking to my left. Note my gym equipment being used as a drying rack haha 🙂

And over to my right. That goes through my kitchen and the backdoor.

One times plant, in desperate need of some H2O. That’s my heater – I’d freeze without it!

Another very parched plant …

Mmk – that’s it! I’m not tagging anyone with this – it’s already been around the block,
I was just a bit slow on the uptake.

Tagged for the very first time


I got tagged! By SheBee =)

Gosh, what to come up with that’s not already on my About Me page … hmmm …

Mmk, well here goes:

8 Random Personal Things About Me:

  1. I suffer from panic attacks. Sometimes, quite out of the blue, an intense fear grips me, my heart starts racing, I start sweating, I get hot and cold flushes, I feel dizzy and I can’t breathe. It’s really scary!
  2. I’ve never had a facial – I’d like to treat myself to that sometime but I’m a bit nervous about letting someone slap gunk all over my face and I wonder if it’ll be worth it. I’ve had manicures before, but I always feel like I’ve wasted my time and money, that I do a much better job myself. For free. Not that I ever get time to fuss about my nails anymore, so these days I just keep them short and clean. I can’t type with long nails anyway and nail polish doesn’t last 5 minutes on me, I’m a bit rough on my hands.
  3. I’ve never had a wax either, come to think of it! But I do practice Daily Hair Removal … everywhere =)
  4. I recently came to the rather disturbing realization that I am older than 95% of the people I know. Yikes!! I don’t like the thought of getting old one little bit. My ego rather enjoys being mistaken for Son#1’s sister hehe … (I know it’s not going to last forever, I’m just milking it while I can, mmk?)
  5. Even though I am a smoker, I can’t stand other people’s smoke or dirty ashtrays around me. Is that weird? I think I’m a really considerate smoker – I’m always really careful not to smoke near anyone who may get offended. I don’t have a problem with not smoking for a while if need be. Otherwise, I normally get through at least 20 of my Kent Menthols a day. Yes, I’ve tried to quit before … I think if ever did manage to became a non-smoker, I’d probably land up being one of those really irritating ex-smokers who’s always in your face about how you should give up. You know the type, right?
  6. I look like absolute HELL in the mornings – you do NOT want to see me when I wake up. Take my word for it.
  7. I’m a 32D – I had an “upgrade” about 2 years ago LOL – unfortunately breastfeeding two hungry boys and my over-the-hilllness left me a bit deflated, you know =) Now I’m thinking about having a lift done, but limited finances plus the idea of being scarred is preventing that from happening any time soon. Perhaps I’ll do it in a couple of years, for my 40th or something. We’ll see …
  8. I’ve always wanted somebody to throw me a big fat surprise birthday party!! I think that would be so cool =) I absolutely LOVE birthdays.

SheBee is wonderful! (I was told to say that wahaha!!!)

No, really, she’s one of those crazy extrovert people who regularly call a spade a shovel. And I love that =)

Like most of those I’ve hooked up with, The Bee has warmly welcomed me into the South African online community with no elitist bullshit or painfully annoying symptoms of a superiority complex. That totally turns me off. She’s not into any pissing contests; she just has no skaam and calls things how she sees them, irreverent as that may be. Sure, it gets her attention, but it’s not in a (bad) way that makes you think she’s showing off or trying too hard. She’s just simply being herself, the Crazy Bee.

For me, interacting with SheBee is refreshing and very worthwhile. I read her blog every day, have done for a while now and recently started leaving a few comments – it took me some time (and a few deep, fear-swallowing breaths) to de-lurk =) She always manages to make me smile and sometimes her vulnerability and depth of perception about life and people takes me by surprise and makes me think about stuff I would otherwise disregard. I would really like to meet her one day and talk shit over a Pina Colada or 6.

Mmk, according to The Rules*, I now need to tag 8 other people.

There are loads of people I am REALLY curious to know more about and I *wish* I could tag them all, but I’m limited by numbers and obviously I have to choose bloggers who have some kind of personal element to their writings …

  1. Cluckhoff
  2. Po
  3. Stii
  4. Linda
  5. Kat
  6. Shaun
  7. Brenton
  8. B

You have until Friday =)

* The Rules, as per SheBee:

  • Name 8 random things about yourself personally that your readers wouldn’t otherwise know
  • Tell me how wonderful I am before you tag 8 other bloggers
  • Think long and hard about if your random 8’s are personal enough.  If I tag you, you know how curious I am, so judge it by my standards, not yours.