Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Another day

Wake up to the sunlight with the windows open
Dont hold in your anger or leave things unspoken
Wear your red dress, use your best dishes
Make a big mess and make lots of wishes
Have what you want but want what you have
And dont spend your life looking back

So go to the ballgames and go to the ballet
Go see your folks not just in the holidays
Hold all your loved ones, and love who you are
Dont hold on to hurts just let them go
Dont run from the truth cos you cant get away
Just face it and you'll be okay

Turn up the music, turn it up loud
Take a few chances, let it all out
Cos you wont regret looking back from where you've been
Cos its not who you knew, or what you did its how you lived

Wherever you are, wherever you've been
Now is the time to begin, make peace with God
And make pece with yourself cos in the end there is no one else

I thank God therefore for another day, another chance
To love the ones I love, to find my way
To laugh, to dance, to watch the sun come up
Another day I get to live as if every breath could be the last I take
I get another day

Monday, April 28, 2008

Dry cleaning ties

I have a collection of nice ties, some given as presents and some bought by myself. Most of them have been bought from our AFFORDABLE warehouses, otherwise called the HAWKERS at 50/= bob.

Now on Saturday, i tried to have them dry cleaned and the good guys at the Laundry want to charge me at 65/= a piece.........

I dont think this is fair........

Do i wash clean them or do i buy new ties?

Friday, April 25, 2008

A DEBT OF $0.00


I found this hilarious in a thought for today by AllanSmith :


In March 1992, a man living near Boston, Massachusetts received a bill for his as yet unused credit card stating that he owed $0.00. He ignored it and threw it away. In April he received another and threw that one away, too.

The following month the credit card company sent him a very nasty note stating they were going to cancel his card if he didn't send them $0.00 by return of post. He called them, talked to them, they said it was a computer error and told him they'd take care of it.

The following month he decided that it was about time that he tried out the troublesome credit card figuring that if there were purchases on his account it would put an end to his ridiculous predicament. However, in the first store that he produced his credit card in payment for his purchases he found that his card had been canceled. He called the credit card company who apologized for the computer error once again and said that they would take care of it.

The next day he got a bill for $0.00 stating that payment was now overdue. Assuming that having spoken to the credit card company only the previous day and that the latest bill was yet another mistake, he ignored it, trusting that the company would be as good as their word and sort the problem out.

The next month he got a bill for $0.00 stating that he had 10 days to pay his account or the company would have to take steps to recover the debt.

Finally giving in, he thought he would play the company at their own game and mailed them a check for $0.00. The computer duly processed his account and returned a statement to the effect that he now owed the credit card company nothing at all.

A week later, the man's bank called him asking him what he was doing writing a check for $0.00. After a lengthy explanation, the bank replied that the $0.00 check had caused their check processing software to fail. The bank could not now process ANY checks from ANY of their customers that day because the check for $0.00 was causing the computer to crash.

The following month the man received a letter from the credit card company claiming that his check had bounced and that he now owed them $0.00 and unless he sent a check by return of post they would be taking steps to recover the debt.

The man, who had been considering buying his wife a computer for her birthday, bought her a typewriter instead.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Nice Things in Life Reprise

I knew you before you knew yourself.
like a confused bit of nothing....you moved....you swam
you walked down the big aisle...not knowing i was seeing you and loving you.
You Went and walked to your suitor and said I do
and from then onwards became one

I loved you as you smiled and bowed and as you were kissed
I loved you as you made your way out after saying I do
now as one you were blossoming.. each time you became bigger
i still loved you

It was not a mercedes benz that bore you
It wasn't a chrysler, a porsche
Nothing like that
It was one so dear to you who bore you
Her life was watched by me
that at the final day you may come out strong and beautiful....

i loved you and though you never did see me
each little step you took i was there.
I watched you as you made your first things
what you did not know is that each first thing you did was glorious to me.

then you started knowing other things; you began to bite your bearer
you promoted yourself in ways unbecoming.
you began speaking things that made me sad.
you started behaving in the me, I and mine.
I still loved you

I see the effort you keep making.
your struggle to be good
your effort to be in good books
you seem to notice my eyes everytime you go wrong

I just wanted to remind you
that despite everything you are doing
despite the errors that beset you
despite the evils you see
I love you

Cos i died for you on a tree.
I watched you being formed in your mothers womb
I watched you being born
I am watching you now
Still i say
I love you

dont you worry,
you will enjoy the love i give
until you hear me saying to you
well done...........i love you.....when we are face to face

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

shocked!!!! under attack

My sister's facebook Address and she was reporting that she is shocked but she will recover.

She had a brush together with my old folks and my younger bro with rogues.


Am in dreamland, the time is about 1.00 am in the morning and my Phone rings. For no apparent reason, tonight i had forgotten to switch off my fon cos i don't like sleeping with it on. i see the name on the phone and her voice is frantic....am i still dreaming?

She is shaking and puts off the phone. Before my clouded mind can awake, she calls again. She says..there are thieves breaking into the house, please call the police for us... don't i hate bad news from far. i can hear the noise of breaking wood. I assume its the doors

Now i am approx 300 miles away from them. i cant fly, only drive or use the slow public means.
I don't know what to do. this kind of news is ....dangerous to my health. Cos am diabetic and any stress brings sugar levels too high.

I try my best to look for Police i Know could add value at this time.....phone is 'mteja'....wait a minute, there is this guy in the village who told me he belongs to the village vigilante....i call him. luckily he picks up his fon.

I back out my pleas. My family is in danger. Where is God at this time. i try to pray. its a whole lot of nerves now. My father the way i know him is a bit hard headed and may expose himself to danger by resisting the gang.

I call my sister....thankfully they still have not found her yet. she is nerves. she says the rest of the house is silent.....she does not know what is happening.

I disconnect my fon...the pain on the other end is too much to bear. i call my contact on the other hand. He has already mobilised guys in the vigilante....then i call another friend who has a car....'please see what you can do bro...' Not to worry. calm down and give me directions to your home...' then i think, why do i not even show my friends my old folks home?....after like DAYS in time* am able to finally explain to him the direction...it was the period i took to think as we spoke.

I call again my sister. She is crying and crying. 'they've cut dad, they've beaten up mom'
why is this happening to my family?

I disconnect again.... i call my friend again, the one with a car....'now it is a life saving mission. Just drive home direct, pick my dad and rush him to hospital....i can tell from his voice...he is crying too.

2.00 am am still trying to get in touch with home. I call mom's line. She's too shocked to speak. i call my sister again. She's calmed down. Now she knows what's happening.....My dad is in Hospital, My mom feels alright(????????) after all that beating? the doctors do a stitch job on my old man......they think he is not too bad......

I have to travel by road to go be with my people....meanwhile my friend reassures me.....my dad will be fine......

It was truly a weekend i would not wish to remember

A Chinozing?????(lol) day

One day Chinoz was enjoying the sun at the beach in Cape Town, South Africa. A lady came and asked him, " Are you relaxing?"
Chinoz answered, "No, I am Chinoz." Another guy came and asked him the same question. Chinoz answered, "No! No! Me Chinoz!" A third one came and asked him the same question again. Chinoz was totally annoyed and decided to shift his place. While walking He saw a certain guy soaking in the sun. He went up to him and asked, "Are you Relaxing?" This guy was a lot more educated and Answered, "Yes, I am relaxing." Chinoz slapped him on his face and said, "Stupid, idiot. Everyone is looking for you and you are sitting over here!" ************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
Chinoz died and went to heaven. When he got to the pearly gate Saint Peter told him that new rules were in effect due to the advances in education on earth. In order to gain admittance a prospective heavenly soul must answer two questions:
1. Name two days of the week that begin with "T". 2. How many seconds are there in a year? Then Chinoz thought for a few minutes and answered... 1. The two days of the week that begin with "T" are today and tomorrow. 2. There are 12 seconds in a year.
Saint Peter said, "OK, I'll buy the Today and tomorrow answer, even though it's not the answer I expected. But how did you get 12 seconds in a year?"
Then Chinoz replied, "Well, January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd, etc......to December 2nd Saint Peter opens the gate without another word.
One day in his rural, having lost his donkey Chinoz, got down too his knees and started thanking God. A surprised passerby saw him and asked, "Your donkey is missing; what are you thanking God for?" Chinoz replied "I am thanking Him for seeing to it that I wasn't riding the donkey at that time, otherwise I would have been missing too."
One day Chinoz was traveling in a train. He felt sleepy so he gave the guy sitting opposite him on the train $20,000.00 to wake him up when the station arrived. This guy was a barber, and he felt that for
$20,000.00, the comrade deserved more service. So, when Chinoz fell asleep, the barber quietly shaved off his beard. When the train arrived, Chinoz was woken up, and he went home. Reaching home, he went to wash his face, and suddenly screamed when he saw himself in the mirror. Said his wife "What's the matter?"
He replied, "The cheat on the train has taken my $20,000.00 and woken up someone else". ************************************************************************************************************************
Chinoz went with his friend into a pub and after ordering two beers, they took some sandwiches out of their pockets and started to eat them.
"You can't eat your own sandwiches in here," complained the pub-owner. So the two then swapped their sandwiches.
Chinoz finished his English exam and came out. His friends asked him how he did his exam, for that he replied "Exam was okay, but for the past tense of THINK, I thought, thought, thought and at last I wrote THUNK!"
It was then the first time people were going for blood tests and Chinoz had a friend who had gone for one at a local clinic in Fio. Chinoz came and found him crying hell and asked, "Why are you crying?" The friend replied, "I came here for a blood test" Chinoz asked, "So? Are you afraid?" The friend replied, "No, not that. During the blood test they cut my finger". Hearing this Chinoz also started crying & screaming. His friend was astonished and asked him, "Why are you crying?" Chinoz then replied, "I have come for my urine test." ************************************************************************************************************************

Have a Chinozing day.

Caveat: I DO NOT ADMIT LIABILITY FOR ORIGINALITY or Lack thereof OF this writeup)

Monday, April 7, 2008

When words Hurt

Michael Card sang this song ... "I Will Not Walk Away,"

these words speak the thoughts of a broken heart: "Don't read me pointless poems friend. Don't diagnose. Don't condescend. Though you may be right to disagree. I need someone to weep with me."

Do we feel like this lots of times? are we also not guilty of talking too much to the broken hearted? aren't i very fond of telling people not to cry?

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Nice things in life

One Joyunspeakable wanted to know what I was up to during Easter. By the way, I have a brilliant memory and remembers things in shocking details. so now you know better than get into an argument with me over things said in the past or not said!This is among the very nice things I remember

It feels like yesterday,
the day I knew you were the one
and I knew I needed you,
couldn't, wouldn't make it alone.

The salty taste in my mouth,
not of blood, but of warm tears,
as I cried and clung to you,
not because I was hurting
but because I had this warmth,
this joy, this gladness
peace and calm like I had never known

The clinging, the wanting, the needing
not because you were going to go away,
but because I couldn't get enough of you
I couldn't remember how I had lived without you
if I lived without you at all

Its been a while since I felt this way
sometimes I've let you down,
I've bruised your heart,
maybe broken it a couple of times
I've cheated,
I've been unfaithful.

But you've been there,
you've held me when I cried,
you've come through for me
you've covered my back
even when the ones I trusted ran
or turned against me,
or didn't like me like before.

So today I reminisce on our walk together
and I'm filled with this joy, this gladness
peace and calm like on the very first day we met
and I ask if its been worth it
and you're nail scared hands tells me
you did it all for me
then I know, its all been worth it.