Sunday, December 30, 2012

Nautical Musings

GREAT WORK ethic, don't you think?

Best. Kitten. Ever.

DOES YOUR life feel incomplete? It's because you have never seen the loveliest kitten in the entire world. Her name is Daisy and she looks like this...

Images via Odd Stuff Magazine.

Chatroullette Happiness

NOW I'VE never been on to the dating website Chatroulette (true story) but I have watched these two videos below made on the site and they're probably two of the best videos I've seen all year. So without further delay...

NOW DID those people jamming along not just make your day? I apologize for the few creeps in the videos though. It comes with the territory.

Farewell 2012

2013 IS fast approaching and I'm preparing to bid farewell to the year that was 2012. What a year - we survived the end of the world! What a relief!

WHAT OTHER awesome things happened this year? Well it was my first year as an official employee which is pretty cool at 23. I tried my luck at being a blond (considering it again as a future hair colour) and then had blue hair which I loved. I won some pretty incredible competitions this year - one of which was the adult version of Reggies Rush but at Exclusive Books. Happiness for days! Rascals are back on the market. I got to watch Linkin Park live in Cape Town. I've blogged more. And I saw a red panda get surprised.

AND WHAT does next year bring? More responsibility at work which I'm amped for. Hopefully moving out of home into a place of my own. Big travels - a short weekend trip to Mabula Game Reserve in Joburg and a 10 day Thailand trip (I'm already counting down the days)! Then there's also Red Hot Chilli Peppers live in Feb and I'm sure many more bands to follow in SA. So bring on the good times I say!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Nautical Musings

VS Angels Obsession

SO I just watched the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and I have to admit - I have a major girl crush, obsession, need to dress like them/look like them, follow them around... I think you get my drift.

I'M NOT usually a fan of models and their lack of fat on their bodies and hatred towards food. Oh and don't forget lack of anything between their ears and bitchiness (probably from the hunger). But the way the VS show is done, it makes the angels seem so down to earth and actually... nice. Damn them!

THIS YEAR it took place on Dec 4th in New York City with musical guests Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber (vom). Rihanna's first song, Shine Bright Like a Diamond, was actually really good and I felt it fitting for the VS show. But then she did some horrible rap song with an equally bad outfit - like a jersey tied around her waist, seriously. Bruno Mars I really enjoyed and his whole band were dancing with him after the angels had existed the runway. It was one of my favourite moments of the show. Then Bieber came on... You can probably tell I do not have Bieber Fever. I like two of his songs, one of which purely because Nicki Minaj features. So I didn't pay too much attention to him.

BUT OVERALL these shows are always breathtaking. The work that goes into each outfit and how creatively they add in wings is incredible. So to say I have a girl crush on VS and their gorgeous angels is a little bit of an understatement. If you think I'm exaggerating, watch the show and see for yourself.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Oh Tard!

IF YOU haven't heard of Tard the Grumpy Cat, I no longer want to speak to you. Because you will not be able to understand my absolute obsession with this grumpy cat! Observe...

NOW DO you understand what I'm going on about? It's pretty much the best cat EVER! And now there's a Tard Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and of course meme.

 I PURRED once... It was awful.

Book Lovers Unite

IT'S NO secret that I love books. I love reading. I love buying books. I love getting lost in another world for a little while. So when I found this Tumblr, I felt right at home. Bookworms Anonymous is my new favourite thing and all the below images are from the blog. The top of the blog reads: "I pledge to read the printed world." Beautiful, ain't it?

GO CHECK it out then get stuck into a book.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Nautical Musings

Just you and the world, kid.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Quick! Compliment Me!

HAVING A bad day? Just want a compliment? Then head over to Emergency Compliment now! The awesome site gives you a compliment and you can accept it or ask for another one if you're still feeling crappy.

AND MY favourite one...

VALIDATED. I may now continue with my day having been thoroughly complimented. By the way, you look fabulous and you have a brilliant mind.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Killer Cats

I LOVE cats. I have one cat  who is .... let's say, different. She loves to bring me "presents" (which are always half-alive) and gets bored with them and leaves me to deal with them. That is the only downside to being a cat-owner. And then I read this article from The Oatmeal and it might have converted me to a dog person.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Panda Surprise

THIS VIDEO is probably one of the best videos you will ever see. With over 151 million views, I think the Internet agrees with me. It's a momma panda and her baby. Need I say more? Just watch the video....

NOW THIS week another viral panda video has been released. I've watched it about 30 times so far. Introducing the red panda surprise...

I APOLOGIZE if your heart exploded from cuteness.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Nautical Musings

That is not what ships are built for...

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Bane of My Heart

NOW EVER since Tom Hardy was this character...

Bane, The Dark Knight Rises
I'VE KINDA had an obsession with him. The voice, the muscles... Dam. So then Buzzfeed did a post to warm my heart. Take a look at Scruffy Tom Hardy...

HE'S LIKE the hotter, older version of Joseph Gordon Levitt. You're welcome, ladies. Now hand him over.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Cute Ways to Die

THIS VIDEO on "Dumb Ways to Die" is going viral. When I first saw the title, I thought it was another video about people being stupid. Lame-O. But then I watched it and it has now become my life's theme song. Listen up...

DOESN'T THIS video make dying look kinda cute? Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go stick a knife in a toaster and find a red button to push.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Cape Town Will Capture My Heart

I HAVE just returned from a week break in Cape Town, the place that the more I visit, the more it feels like a second home.

WE VISITED one of my favourite places in the entire world, the Drakenstein Lion Park. It's a park that rescues lions from circuses or owners that aren't taking care of them properly (one owner kept a lion cub on a balcony in Lebanon). The lions are then brought to the park where they live a happy life in large enclosures (unfortunately they can't return back into the wild). They also just received two tigers from the Tygerberg Zoo which just closed down so of course we had to go visit the latest additions!

Is this not the happiest pic of a lion you've ever seen?!?
The tiger addition.
Little Leo, rescued from Lebanon.
Asad, also a Lebanon rescue.

 Images via Drakenstein Lion Park. On the way back, we stopped in Franschoek, a town surrounded by wine farms. Gorgeous place! Then the main reason we went to CT.... to watch Linkin Park! What an epic show! They resurrected my love for them that has been dormant for a few years but now I'm gonna go out and buy every album I've missed over the years. Chester's scream still makes my knees go weak. And Mike made rapping look cool again. I got the below images from Big Concerts as my images weren't too great with my little point-and-shoot camera but the videos came out well.

UNFORTUNATELY MOST of the other videos either have the boyf singing loudly in the background or shakes around too much. Here is the best vid we got of the night...

AND THEN it was back to Durbs...

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Nautical Musings

It is well...

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Buzzfeed Cuteness Strikes Again

I AM starting to develop a deep need to share all the animal articles that Buzzfeed posts. It's going to become a problem (if it hasn't already). But how could I not share with you the cutest things that have ever happened?! Your life will be better for seeing these...

Best wedding photo ever, and I'm not talking about the kiss.
It was during a storm. The one was comforting the other. I can die now.

All I can say is "Not photo-shopped".
The photobomb of all photobombs.
I want a panda suit and to go live in China and do this for the rest of my life.
Oh no! Boo fell asleep!
And I end with the cutest monkey there ever was...
Via BuzzFeed.