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