Friday, January 29, 2010

Anyone Else But You

Isn't this just an awesome song. I heart Ellen Page and Michael Cera.

It totally makes me all happy inside.

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Fashion, Friday and Fast Food

You know what's the most awesome thing about Fridays, they don't seem to drag, they always seem to be sunny and before you know it, you're switching off your computer and it's the weekend.

Today is a particularly lazy Friday for me. Not that I don't have work, I just don't feel like doing it. Also I was at the fabulous launch of last night and after mingling with the oh-so-marvelous fashion crowd, you kinda don't want to be stuck looking at spreadsheets.

So tomorrow I start a detox. I really need to get back on track with my new eating plan and I'm hoping this will shock my system. Now if you have ever done a detox you know at the end of it, you lose a couple of kilos of water weight. That is almost enough reward for the agony you go through. No coffee. No sweet stuff. Headaches. Urgghhhh. It turns you into one of those zombies from Resident Evil. That's I'm doing it over the weekend. I can sleep between meals and not attack anyone who has coffee or chocolate.

If you're in Cape Town and going to the Met, have fun. Otherwise hope your weekend is spectacular bitches!

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010


We, Skinny Bitches, are totally obsessed with Fringe at the moment. So when anything Pacey-related comes along, we take note.

Look at this pic from the Golden Globes found via Fashionista.

Doesn't it make you just wanna say Awwww!

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One Of Those Days

It's one of those days where no matter what, I'm feeling fat, irritated and tired.

Firstly it seemed like nothing in my wardrobe fit or looked good this morning, I messed up my eyeliner and only realised at work. Luckily I have some concealer in my draw so I could fix it up. A Skinny Bitch is always prepared.

Then I had to come to work and be tormented by Creepazoid (think weird person who stares at you for no reason and multiply it by 100, you're almost there).

I have work piling up and no motivation to do it.

All I want to do is get a latte and read fashion blogs.

I'm cheering up a bit 'cause tomorrow I'm attending a fashion launch and no one can be sad by the thought of that. Only problem is, have nothing fabulous to wear and my hair is doing its own thing.

Suppose nothing's going to change unless I stop being a grumpy gills and put on my big girl pants and deal with it.

Hope your day is a lot better.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Monday's Mantra

This week is about enjoying myself. Detox starts this weekend.
I believe Green Eyes will succeed in her detox; as long as I don't have suffer for it.
I'm addicted to cream cheese and The Beatles.
I wish pay day would come already.
I'm jealous of Kimora . Have you seen her closet?!
Soundtrack/Mantra for the week Money's Too Tight To Mention

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

In & Out

I saw Ashwini do this over on her blog Clearly Beautiful and thought I’d shamelessly copy it.


Sales. Lots of fabulous clothes and homeware items are so much cheaper. Need to hit the shops.

Scrambled eggs on toast. My ideal choice would be with white bread and creamy eggs but since I’m trying to make lifestyle changes, I’ll settle Low GI bread and no sauces.

My new maxi dress. Have yet to wear it but just looking at it in my wardrobe is enough to get me excited.

Blue eye shadow. It makes an all-black ensemble pop.


Money. Seriously. I am all out of it. One of the drawbacks about getting paid early in December.

The scar on my forehead. I burnt my skin whilst trying to curl my hair. I now have a ugly scar that makeup cannot cover up. On the plus side, my hair looked great, nice and natural-looking waves.

Push Play not sending us new DVDs. I saw Hairspray is next on our list. How can you deprive me of that? I want to get my Zac Efron on.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Something to Make You Giggle

Have you ever received an email or have been IMing with something and you read something so funny it makes you want to burst out loud with laughter. But because you're at work you can't really laugh loudly so you do that silent laugh where your body keels over and you start shaking 'cause you're trying to keep it all in and then your eyes start watering and then suddenly you're the weird girl who has convulsions at work?

Yes? No? Just me then?!

Anyway, I was informed of a blog that made me laugh in the above fashion. It's called Sleep Talking Man and it consists of a wife blogging about her husband's night time chattering. There is more to it but I didn't want to bore you with that. Instead check out my favourite snippets that he has said while asleep.

"You can't be a pirate if you don't have a beard. I said so. MY boat, MY rules."

"Your mum's at the door again. Bury me. Bury me deep."

"Don't... Don't put the noodles and the dumplings together in the boat. They'll fight! The noodles are bullies. Poor dumplings."

"I haven't put on weight. Your eyes are fat."

"Vegetarians will be the first to go. That's my plan. Vegans haven't got a hope. 'I eat air, I'm so healthy...' Bollocks!"

"I've got a really terrible terrible feeling about this custard tart. Terrible."

"I don't want to watch. I want to get my hands dirty, all the way up to my shoulder. Filthy."

"Since when did my underwear look good on you? Take it off. Take it off your face."

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Beautiful Blogger Award

Skinny Bitches were tagged by Miss E over at Little Lady for the Beautiful Blogger award.

What a great way to start a Monday! Thanks E. You is awesome!

Make sure you go and visit her blog for some doses of loveliness.

Now the criteria of the award is that we thank the giver and link back to her blog (as above) and then we list seven interesting things about ourselves.

Here goes:

1. Nothing gets me more motivated for gym than listening to ABBA on the way there.

2. My favourite episode of Friends is the one where the girls lose their apartment to the guys through Ross' trivia game.

3. I have learnt to bite my tongue and not let every little thing get to me. But it is an ongoing struggle.

4. I love love love Oreo McFlurrys.

5. It's one of my (more superficial) dreams to be on The Sartorialist.

6. I'm terrible with money.

7. I have always loved makeup but now I'm learning how to apply it properly. And I'm not sure how I survived without MAC.

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Monday's Mantra

This week is financial planning week.
I believe I can do it!
I'm addicted to Fringe (especially Pacey Joshua Jackson)
I wish it was pay day already.
I'm jealous of people who can wear bikinis on the beach.
Soundtrack/Mantra for the Week I'm through excepting limits 'cause someone says they're so.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

In my little office

It's week two back at the office and what I thought was going to be a tearful week has turned in to a calm, relaxed and poised one. Although, Im ot sure how poised one can be with a dodgy tan on her legs and still trying to get sand out from under her nails from a very windy shoot.

Preparations have been made at work to make my work life a little more bearable. And I've learnt a few things in the process. But instead of me babbling on like a twit i've summarised.

Things I've learnt
  • that I have been doing my fair share of other people's work
  • that i'm appreciated at work by my colleagues and clients
  • that there is always a solution to something, no matter how bad it seems

Things that have changed

  • i've moved in to my own little office (which sounds fancier than what it is, but basically I have more space in which to spread my crap around)
  • we have 2 x new people on our team which is always a good thing, many hands make light work
  • lunches will be taken and I will try leave before 6pm
  • I can actually blog for a change

So all in all, im feeling positive about the year ahead which wasn't always the case. for a second there i had grand plans to travel, go oversee's and work, become a camp know how it it, sometimes enough is enough, but if things work out the way they are supposed to, then I may be around here for another year.

I hope all you working bloggers have started the work year on a good note.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Things I'm Craving



*The purple Burberry Trench Coat

*Second season of Beautiful People

*Hot pink peep-toe heels

*Spinach and feta pie

*Baked potato with bacon bits and spices

I realise most of my cravings revolve around food. I'm okay with that ;)

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Is it Home Time Yet?

In a bid to be more disciplined this year and commit to my four weekly gym visits, I got up at 5.30 this morning to get ready for the gym.

Actually what really happened was alarm went off at 5.30. I ignored it till 5.45 and then decided if I left now the gym wouldn't even be open. So I waited (i.e. dozed) till 6 and then walked to the gym.

I'm not sure how I managed to do all that cardio and still walk home. But I did. I felt energised when I got home. I even had a spring in my step when I got to work. Early morning sessions do make a lot of a difference.

They also make you incredibly tired as I have just found out. I feel as if I'm about to pass out at my desk. Not even coffee or a coke light has helped. I'm afraid of blinking too much cos my eyes might like the closed sensation and then I'll fall asleep at my desk.

Going to have lunch now and hoping that will help. Otherwise you will find me sleeping under my desk.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Weekend News

On Friday the girls and gays went to see The September Issue. I think I love Anna Wintour even more. No matter if you’re interested in fashion or even care about Vogue magazine, you need to see this movie.

On Saturday, it was my birthday! I got given a lovely present by my roomie and fellow skinny bitch and then we went out for breakfast. We also did a little window shopping and found some amazing dresses. Only problem is, we’re crazy broke and it was the hardest thing to put them back because we need to spend our money on food and petrol. Too bad those dresses can’t do that.

Later that day, the gays came over again and we had a getting ready party for that evening. We started the night at Boo Radleys with friends and families. I was totally spoilt. Not only by the great cosmos. Not too sweet and not too sour but perfect. And I got amazing gifts. It was awesome. So awesome in fact that I think I may have to celebrate it again in six months. Birthdays totally need anniversaries. After cocktails, we headed to the Dubliner where drinks were doubled, I hurt Blue Eyes when I tried to do the jumping lift from Dirty Dancing and almost slapped a girl who kept dancing in our area. “Bitch, that’s my song. I need to break it down.”

The next morning, however, was not so awesome. The last time I was that hung-over was the year before, also at my birthday. I did not feel good. It got so bad I had to go home to my parents house so my mom could look after me. In the end I had to sleep it off and later that evening when I eventually came to, I was ravenous. After 10 hours of sleep, I ate everything in my way. I’m back to feeling normal but am still pretty dehydrated so have attached a large water bottle to my side.

Hope everyone else’s weekend was just as fabulous.

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Monday's Mantra

This weekend was awesome.
I believe in a thing called love.
I'm addicted to fluids at the moment. Still a little dehydrated.
I'm jealous of Green Eyes and all her lovely birthday gifts.
Soundtrack/Mantra for the week I'm Never Drinking Again.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Feel-Good Friday

Yeah it's Friday! This week felt soooo long so I'm really happy it's the weekend. Tonight the girls and gays are going to watch The September Issue. I'm tres excited.

And then tomorrow is my birthday. I'm going to be 23 so tres excited for that too! As you can tell I'm in one of those bubbly moods and not much can make me sad. In case you're not having one of those days, you need to watch this video. It's a little old and you may have seen it but it will most definitely give you the warm fuzzies and will make you want to have an office romance.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My Holiday

This year I had one of those amazing holidays that I never wanted to end. Now I realise that sounds a bit silly. Who would ever want a holiday to end. But sometimes, mostly when I was studying I would get a bit reckless when I had so many days free. This year I only had two weeks so I decided I'd make the most of it. And what better place to spend it than Cape Town.

What I did:

*I finished my xmas shopping in record time.

*I walked to most places in town, burning off calories and saving petrol.

*I watched Avatar and although the graphics were amazing I thought the plot and script were eh.

*I went to the beach on an overcast day and burnt.

*I along with Blue Eyes hosted our first ever Christmas party, aptly titled Christmas Ho Ho Hos and Bros.

*I went to the gym and had the best workouts because I didn't have to rush.

*I found out where all the cheap breakfast spots are. Carmellos in Kloof street have a great special on btw.

*I watched 2012 and cheered along with the rest of the cinema when Cape Town was the place they all sought refuge.

*I went to the beach on a scorching day and got a nice tan.

*We had the most amazing burgers at Royale.

*I tried to master my new curling iron. It's not going too well. Half my hair has these amazing waves while the rest look like little girl curls.

*I had one of the best cosmopolitans at FTV. But I really do not like the remodelling.

*I saw The Rebound and have found myself in love with Justin Bartha.

*I watched the sunset at Signal Hill.

*I counted in New Years with my gays.

*I ate way too much carbs.

*I went to the aquarium and saw how slow the sharks swim. I could totally outswim them.

Hope everyone else had a faboosh holiday.

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This Year...

Third day back at work and am still crying out for my bed or to be at the beach.

Luckily work has not been too strenuous, in fact it’s pretty slow. This is normally a good thing, especially if I’ve come to work hung-over or feel like having a lazy day. I’m a bit sleepy today so the lack of deadlines is a great friend.

In order to stay awake and look productive in case any of the bosses stroll past my computer, I decided to make a list of things I should be doing this year. I don’t want to call them resolutions because I’m pretty crap with discipline and labeling them so will automatically give me the green light to forgo them. So instead I’m just trying to accomplish some stuff.

This year:

*I want to go to the gym four times a week.

*I want to watch what I eat (not in the “look how pretty the food is looking” way but seriously stop eating so much crap).

*I want to think before saying no to any requests. I don’t want to look back and regret things because I was not feeling up to it or I thought I couldn’t do it.

*I want to make small changes like switching from coke to coke light, to saying please and thank you more often, buying the Big Issue and to drink more water.

*I will not let grownup mean girls make me feel inferior. If you have a problem with the way I dress, act or the fact I’m getting more attention than you, then deal with it. That’s why it’s called your problem.

*I’m going to start saving money properly.

*I’m going to stay positive. No one likes a grumpy gills.

That’s just a bunch of things I want to try and do. I have more but am so afraid it’ll be too much too soon and then I’ll give up and you’ll find me eating bag after bag of chips with full-fat coke and no money.

Anything special you guys wanna do this year?

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Monday's Mantra

This week is my birthday week. Hurrah!
I believe 2010 holds change for me.
I'm addicted to Oreo McFlurrys.
I wish I knew what I wanted.
I'm jealous of all those people still on holiday. Bitches.
Soundtrack/Mantra for the week Manic Monday.

Back At Work - Sad Face is the day I start work after a fabulous holiday. Instead of being all grumpy gills like I was yesterday about the prospect (I threw a tantrum and was told to grown up) I have decided to be postive.

That is almost working. In all truth, it hasn’t been a bad day. I managed to find the will power to get up before the sun and go to gym. Considering I was in near comatose state, I’m not sure if I actually worked out or had a nap in the sauna room. Either way my pores are unblocked and my hair is frizzy. I then managed to get dressed, get my lunch and drive all the way here. I ignored all possible exits off the freeway and actually arrived at work. Things were going okay.

Now as it is my first day back, I thought I’d treat myself. If this were still the holidays, I’d be treating myself by staying in bed. But since I ran out of leave days and I like to think the place would burn down without me, I ventured to work and would have to make due with a different kind of treat. A much smaller one. Mostly because I cannot treat myself to Bradley Cooper and I used all my money on New Years. So I decided a latte would be the perfect way to start my day.

After a quick trip, I switched on my computer and waited for the gazillion emails to download. This was a nice way to begin the day, little work, coffee and half the people I don’t like in the office still on leave. I;m still trying to get into the day and have to admit am working as slowly as possible. I’m taking the opportunity that the little people in the office won’t notice that I’m filing, answering mails, uploading pics to Facebook and catching up on FML. There are some advantages to returning to work.

In few minutes, will be posting the mantra( It’s back bitches!) and recapping on my holiday. Until then, have a great day!

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