Author Archives: candid_cactus

Pet Peeve: People Who Talk During a Movie

It’s a Saturday night, you’ve decided to have a chilled weekend and a movie seems like the perfect plan. You head out, get there just in time to avoid the rush, buy two tickets for yourself and your better half, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Two Month Bloggerversary

Those couples that celebrate anniversaries month by the month really annoy me. Lara: Craig and I are celebrating our anniversary today, so we’re going out for a special dinner tonight. Me: Wow, congratulations, how many years have you been together … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pouting Photos: ‘Say Mwah’ vs. ‘Say Cheeeese’

Pouting photos have become all the rage over the past two or three years. I’m not quite sure who started the trend – Paris Hilton? Kiera Knightly? Angelina Jolie? But, whoever it was, the trend has caught on, and nowadays … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Emmy Awards: Thumbs Up For Modern Family Win

I LOVE Modern Family – love. love. LOVE it! I watched the first season in the space of two weeks, and I was most upset when it ended. I can’t imagine a better cast than that showcased in this fabulous … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stuck in a Chilean Mine ‘Til Christmas: Would You Keep Your Sense of Humor?

The thought of those Chilean mine workers stuck underground all this time really disturbs me. I am really claustrophobic, so ‘miner’ was never going to make it onto my list of possible occupations. Nevertheless, I keep imagining how I would … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Inside the Crazy Mind of a Conspiracy Theorist

I worked as a copywriter last year, and one of our business’ clients required huge quantities of articles for his conspiracy website. Some weeks I would be required to churn out 15 articles on the same subject. And the worst … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Zero to Hero: Manchester United Signs Beaming Bebe

The Portuguese footballer Tiago Manuel Dias Correia, otherwise known by his nickname -Bebe – can’t stop smiling, and neither can I. Everyone loves a rags to riches tale, and here’s one that beats all others. Bebe’s Sudden Success It’s the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Start a Lift Club

From 2006 to 2008, I studied at the University of Cape Town which is roughly 40 kilometres from my house. Petrol was (and still remains) very expensive, so the logical thing to do at the time was to find people … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Paris Hilton: Dating Malaysian Tycoon or Teletubby?

What! Paris Hilton is dating a teletubby? You mean she isn’t as shallow as we’ve been made to believe? He’s a what? A Malaysian tycoon? So he’s an incredibly rich teletubby? Ooooh, It all makes sense now! I thought I’d … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Curse of To-Do Lists

Whoever said planning is the way to get ahead in life did not take someone like me into consideration. Not only is planning my worst nightmare, it often proves to be my downfall. I have written many a to-do list … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments