Yearly Archives: 2006

A brief reflection

On the 23rd of December, various notables were born: Akihito, current Emperor of Japan, Eddie Vedder, frontman for Pearl Jam, Alexander I of Russia and Joseph Smith, founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, amongst many others. … Continue reading

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Ouch!

voyager42‘s rather cryptic message about accidents happening is a reference to the rather painful injury he caused me while we were playing squash yesterday evening. The ball passed very close to me and he moved to strike it from a … Continue reading

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Combat card

Jumping on ‘s post, here be my combat card: COMBAT CARDS 2.1 watch rooijan fight CREATE YOUR CARD

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Brilliant…

I was recently sent this, and if you know anything about SA cricket I’m sure you’ll find it pretty damned funny: There are a few rules to every Smith acceptance speech and we’re going to run through them. You could … Continue reading

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Another good service

In a follow-up to the recommendation I made of the 9th Avenue Bistro yesterday, I must also highly recommend Gateway Toyota, if you find yourself in possession of a Toyota needing servicing. They were efficient, quick, courteous and professional – … Continue reading

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Wow!

My parents took me and my family out to dinner last night to celebrate my recent promotion. We went to the 9th Avenue Bistro, where I had one of the finest meals I’ve ever had. An extract from the menu … Continue reading

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Yee-hah!

I received my long-awaited (yet still early) promotion today! I’m now officially an Engineer, as opposed to an Engineer-in-Training. It comes complete with a 55% pay increase. Damn, but it feels good…

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Banking update

I attempted to collect my new ATM card today from Nedbank Gateway – the reason my old card stopped working is that it does that 4 days after ordering a new one. Pity they didn’t tell me that. In any … Continue reading

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The last straw

My bank card was rejected at Waxy’s last night, trying to cover a R200 bill (I was paying for jerith as well). Rejected indeed to the point of the receipt instructing the waitress to hold my card, which she fortunately … Continue reading

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Yes they did

Went to see “We Will Rock You” at the Playhouse last night – see the post title for my impression of it 🙂 The show was amazingly good – I highly recommend it to everyone. The only iffy bit (which … Continue reading

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