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  1. Green is my favourite colour
  2. I was such an ugly teenager I had to take my sister's boyfriend to my matric dance because I couldn't get a date
  3. My hair is naturally very curly
  4. I have a thing for boys feet - if they're nice feet. I love touching them.
  5. I have a total shoe fetish - about 200 pairs
  6. Hypnotic Poison is my favourite perfume
  7. We once 'borrowed' a friend's dad's Ferrari when we didn't have a lift to the club
  8. I cannot bear being touched on my big toes
  9. When I was a little girl and throwing a tantrum, when no one paid me any attention anymore, I used to go cry in front of the mirror
  10. I've seen a ghost
  11. Strawberry is my favourite flavour
  12. At times, the sight of myself makes me feel sick
  13. I love reading. I read ten books in a weekend sometimes
  14. I went to a posh all girls school
  15. I have two sisters, both older than I
  16. My four front teeth are all crowns, I broke my real ones when I went through my windscreen some years ago
  17. The same accident caused my top lip to be rebuilt with plastic surgery
  18. I can take Pitman's shorthand verbatim
  19. I've moved house ten times in the last three years
  20. I've been in hospital ten times in the last three years
  21. I love pretty lingerie although I hardly ever bother wearing it
  22. I've never been to church other than as a bridesmaid at a wedding
  23. I've been a bridesmaid 7 times, 8 in February
  24. I love champagne. Particularly Veuve Cliquot
  25. I play in a quiz team every month
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My 25

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Charmed was right. With a little thought I actually came up with 25 things :)

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Jerry Springer?

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My Friday night would have been comical had it happened to anyone else. It felt like an evening of dodging landmines.

I have a friend staying with me, who is going through a bit of a nasty divorce. It is amicable in terms of the paperwork, settlements and suchlike, however it’s far from amicable if you consider what a total shit he is and how much she’s hurting.

In a nutshell, they were here from the UK on holiday when he announced (on the day they were flying back) that he wasn’t returning with her, and it was over. Subsequently we’ve discovered that he is (and most likely was then) having a rip roaring affair with the Zimbabwean barlady at our local pub.

For a bit of history, he has had affairs before. One time that springs to mind, was when the pair of them returned home from their anniversary dinner to find his lover waiting on the doorstep. She then blithely announced that she was there to take him away because she was in love with him. Now who wants to deal with that on any day, never mind on your anniversary.

I think we can all safely agree now that this guy (and I do love him dearly) is an utter shit. Not even taking into account that he’s spent the last four years sitting on his arse in the pub or on the golf course, with small shopping trips to Paul Smith scattered in between. Asshole.

 
I digress. She’s here for a two week holiday and to attend two job interviews, as she still intends to move back here. It’s been exceptionally hard having her with me, not because I don’t love her, but because I always find my friends’ pain hard to deal with as there’s nothing you can do. It kills me to see her so sad, and feeling so rejected and defeated.

Well, on Friday we went to our local pub after work for a quick toot. She proceeded to get very, very drunk. Drunk and starting to get that beady-eyed belligerent look about her. He asked me to drop him at home quickly and asked for his bill.

I’m not sure what set her off, but next thing I know, she grabs the billfold and starts to ineffectually swat him over the head with it. If I hadn’t been so shocked I might have found it funny, there was something so Jerry Springeresque about the whole scenario. I quickly got in the middle, told him to go to the car, her to calm down for goodness sake, and asked a friend to keep an eye on her.

Drunkenly leaning over me, she attempts to swat him again. I grabbed the billfold out her hand, at which point she takes a massive swing at me. I’m not sure if it was my reflexes or the fact that she was seeing four of me, but she only glanced me on the cheek. It’s been a long time since anyone hit me. I don’t find it pleasing at all. For a second I was sorely tempted to smack her back. Only my conviction that violence is never a solution, and my horror at the thought of being involved in a bar brawl stopped me.

The rest of the evening was spent herding her out of danger and preventing her from falling off the barstool. It was a harrowing evening indeed. Of course she remembered nothing in the morning and I was quite content to leave it at that. I know she would never deliberately hurt me. However, her husband insisted on telling her. I’m now dealing not only with her misery, but with her guilt which is even more exhausting. Roll on the end of the week.

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I remember

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I recently hooked up with an old boyfriend on Facebook. He was my first ever real boyfriend, I met him when I was 16 going on 17 and fell so hard I’m not sure I ever really recovered.

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Its not my problem

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I awoke feeling disquieted this morning. Partly due to having slept uncomfortably on the couch, partly due to several truly weird dreams, the last of which consisted of a friend of BRE!’s trying to drown me in my mom’s swimming pool. Lovely.

 
I then slipped on the carpet, and tripped over my cat, who has an unpleasant knack of positioning himself directly in your path or under your feet. I got bathed and dressed with no further incident, but having left for work, had to turn round as my cellphone was charging on my dressing table. Up those seemingly endless steps once more. Sigh.

 
Driving to work through Craighall, I saw a cat lying dead in the middle of the road. There was no traffic as it was only 6.15 so he must have been there for a while. What kind of person runs over a cat and just leaves it in the middle of the road? I stopped my car and walked up to him. It was so sad, he was a fluffy white and grey, his sightless yellow eyes staring and empty. His fur was pebbled with rain and he was so stiff and cold. I picked him up and placed him gently on the pavement.

 
What person would do this? It isn’t ‘just an animal’ its someone’s pet, someone’s baby. Somewhere someone is wondering why their pet hasn’t come home, or arrived for breakfast. I knocked on every door in the near vicinity hoping to track down the owner, before some child leaving for school comes out and see’s their kitty in this state.

 
I can only hope it was a quick death. It made me cry to think of this beautiful animal lying dead in the road, in the rain, in the night, with no one even bothering to stop. To me this is so indicative of the general it’s not my problem, I don’t want to get involved attitude that pervades society today.

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Dating out of your 'league'

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A friend of mine made me laugh the other day, when she explained what seem like a fairly complicated ‘league’ system to me. She was quite adamant, that dating out of your league will never work, and that people should stick to their own kind. “There’s no way he’d go for me,” she insisted, “He’s definitely a group A or at least an upper B, where I reckon I fall squarely into the C group.”

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Bush bashing

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When I began blogging, I swore that I would never, under any circumstances, no matter how desperate I was for something to say, resort to writing about George Bush. If this blog were a terrorist, George Bush would be the hospital, the bar, the beachfront hotel. To attack him is an act of military laziness and moral cowardice. You know you can’t fail.

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Who owns whom?

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I’ve tried to live monogamously before, I kept my mind and body for one person for several years. It wasn’t great, and I by that I don’t mean the sex because that always was. What was awful was not being able to connect emotionally and physically with other people on the level I required, without facing his rage and jealousy.


Right now I am single, and I haven't been involved with anyone for a while, mainly because I cannot find anyone who has the same understanding of relationships and who wants the same thing I do.
I love several people in my life, and yes, I’m using the word love fairly loosely here. My emotional attachment to one of them is strong and getting strangely stronger.

 

 

 

 
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Blogging game - answer to KnowItAll's q's

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If you wanna play along, after reading my blog, leave a totally random comment in the comments section; something like...I love Paris Hilton despite her bad fashion sense! Or I enjoy eating row potatoes(I do). I will then message you with five questions which you should answer on your next blog. C'mon now, show me you can be original. 

1. Who is your role model and why? 

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Answers to Mandibleclaw's questions :)

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If you wanna play along, after reading my blog, leave a totally random comment in the comments section; something like...I love Paris Hilton despite her bad fashion sense! Or I enjoy eating row potatoes(I do). I will then message you with five questions which you should answer on your next blog. C'mon now, show me you can be original. 
 
1. Koo? As in baked beans? 

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