Sunday, December 21, 2008

Holiday season

The holiday season tends to be the most depressing time of the year for many. For me, it is no different. I could use some cheer right now - it sucks to be alone this time of year. Worse so for me as my family is pretty far away right now - so besides being single too that certainly makes it a double whammy for me.

Spoke to Nayna, she's also heading away for a few days.. lucky her! I don't think I can wait till my Rwanda trip to feel better about this - either I'm going out drinking tonight or I need to make another trip before the gorillas!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Bleh.. even cartoons go on holiday

All this talk of going on holiday is making me depressed and irritable. All my friends have disappeared to the coast and abroad for Christmas and New Year. It seems like a lot of them have headed to Mombasa in Kenya this time around. Hmmm... perhaps I should make a trip down there... I can see where this is headed for me over here at home and I don't like it!

Looks like even the cartoon industry takes a break this time of year.. no more Wonkie cartoon blog for the rest of this year.. I've found another site though that's not half bad.. check out cartoon lover for a range of cartoons and other fun stuff to help with the holiday blues!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Another boring week goes by

Ok so this is quite working out as well as I had expected. I was hoping to log my thoughts and depression triggers on the here so I have a means to vent but it sucks. I just don't feel like writing most of the time. Had to practically drag myself into it today and likely only wound up doing it because my dear friend Nayna - the cow - yelled at me for not following through again.. ;) Thanks dear

Not sure what is going on with me. I started off really well but things seem to have deteriorated as time progressed. I lost my enthusiasm for it - and quite frankly felt I'd be better off playing with Sam than sitting in front of the PC trying to get things going with a dumb blog. I'm just so frustrated with everything right now it's irking me. I can't work, focus on my studies or even attempt to get out of this depressed state of being I find myself in these days. Is this normal? How the hell long is this going to last for? Thanks the wiccan witches I'm not armed with an AK47 right now.

Anyway, today is the start of a new week.. hopefully it will be a better one than the last. I won't hold my breath. I managed to get a booking for Rwanda so am off to see the gorillas.. really looking forward to it.. maybe they'll help me overcome my current state of being....

Saturday, December 13, 2008

South African politics

Saw the most amazing cartoon strip today on South African politics - just thought I'd drop a quick line and circulate it amongst my South African friends.. PM just popped a gem on Wonkie with his latest post with a Kgalema Motlanthe cartoon - you just have to check it out if you're from SA! It's the best one yet and have posted it on my facebook profile as well.

I've always been a fan of Zapiro and although this is quite different from the traditional cartooning style I have to say I think it's hitting home to the core of the issue in a very creative new way. Considering it's the first smile I've had all week I'm flogging it out to everyone lol

Oli.. if you haven't seen it already definitely check it out.. it's brilliant. Maybe you can bring it up in your next interview with the ANC honchos over there .. would love to see what they have to say about it!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Bored and depressed

Well still waiting for my confirmation for Rwanda and just can't get going with anything at all.. oh well.. all in good time I guess. Am going to drink myself into oblivion tonight and hopefully the pain of the hangover will knock me into gear to get things going again.

Not sure why I feel so lethargic all the time.. hopefully it's not physical... prob not! I'm a bit of a basket case at the moment. Just sitting around surfing the net all day.. I can't believe this is me

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thinking about New Years

It's generally quite quiet this time of year.. and depressing if you're home alone. Everyone is out on vacation, or doing couply things.. it's no wonder that it's toughest time of the year for singles. This year as part of my action plan I've decided I'm not going to sit around and let things happen to me.. I'm taking charge. Lol.. maybe I'll get another tattoo or something.

Seriously though, I think I'm going to spend some time on my own by choice... I would like to go out to Rwanda and visit the gorillas.. it is such a calming experience I hear. I'll call Rose tomorrow and try to see if I can a license to go to Kigili on New Years day itself!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Let's get loud

Must be good energy or something about today.. everyone seems to be feeling great :) Went to the gym this morning and feel quite ready to take on the world. Have the loud music pumping in the background - nothing quite like Iron Maiden to get you ready to face the world.. lol

Played a bit with Sam but mostly catching up on all the stuff I was meant to have finished last week. It's hot and sweaty today.. thank God for air conditionining

Just received an email from my Wonkie subscription - it seems they are having a promotion at the moment. If you subscribe to receive free cartoons by email you can win an iPod - sadly only South Africans qualify so was a bit peeved considering I subscribed .. anyway.. thought I'd post it here for my friends in SA.. if any of you win I get to use it 2 months of the year LOL!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I love weekends

Off to a bad start with the blog so thought I'd write again now despite it being so late in Kampala.. I do have a good excuse though - was sick as a bat for the last couple of days. Enjoyed the rest but my throat was killing me .. much better today though.

Spent most of the day playing with Sam, my alsation - pictures coming soon :) It's amazing that dogs have this sixth sense when their owners are down and out, depressed or simply ill. I'm taking it easy this weekend anyway - been told not to overdo any exercise - medical orders! Lol.. :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Some fun at last!!

Ok so gave up even trying to work and came across this neat cartoon blog called Wonkie through StumbleUpon - lol (I was bored ok!)! It seems like they just started it up a couple of weeks back so there are only about 100 cartoons but girl are they funny! It's like an African version of the SouthPark show in comic format! Loved the Sarah Palin on Oprah one.. sit down and tell me all about it dear!

Just thought I'd share it in case they're any other bored souls out there reading this. Think I'll find a collection of these cartoon/ joke sites and post them when I'm feeling feeling jobless like I am today - at least it'll be mildly more constructive than drinking myself into a stupor (I'm stopping this I swear.. please please not a single AA meeting more!)

Day 2, Post 2

Well - at least the blog thing lasted more than 24 hours. I didn't feel too bad today actually - not that that helped me get anything I needed to do done. I made a list at least! It's a start.

So I'll tell you a little about myself for those of you who don't know me. I'm somewhat of a stubborn cow when I don't get my way - more so than most people. I have no problem cutting off my nose to spite my face.. yeah, yeah I know I look the part. You should have seen me when I went through my Goth phase though - THAT was scary! Think I'll ease into this whole blog thing and start with my life history next week.. will be a miracle if I'm still doing this by then so will probably be worth reading! lol!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Day 1, Post 1

Here goes... I've been meaning to get this started now for over a year. It's been slow going on many fronts - career, personal life, exercise.. you name it. I've been so lethargic over the last 8 months since I moved country.. I just can't seem to get going with anything. Call it travel fatigue if you like - I feel like I've mentally checked out.

I read some interesting blogs about others going through similar types of depression.. I guess to some extent it does help in that you know someone else out there is experiencing the same kind of thing you are. But in helping you overcome the depression it's really no use at all.

Over the next few weeks I'm going to try to pull myself together and this is going to be my diary - a diary of a disturbed 20 something female.