Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Some updates and resolutions...

Surely one cannot have so many pairs of shoes and only ever wear the same five? It seems like I will have to either do another clean up, or actually start wearing the damn shoes. Problem is, I always tend to choose comfort over style - so why do I still buy shoes that I don't wear? Because I can never anticipate how uncomfortable they will be. Ten points for anyone who can guess how many pairs I own judging from the picture.

I'm sure some of you remember the security guard at the Gautrain Station and his desire to read a book called: Think and Grow Rich? Well, so far, I've received the book a few weeks ago via Fedex from a very generous and good friend, Dean, who went ahead and ordered it before I could even blink. So my next course of action was to find the guard - only, I couldn't remember his name to save my life! So I took the time out and went to speak to the manager. 
It turns out, there are a few hundred security guards manning the station, so I asked her to tell all of them at their next meeting about the book and I gave her my number. I withheld the name of the book in an attempt to dissuade any chancers, but it doesn't seem to have worked because I still haven't received a phone call. I initially thought that she didn't mention it to them, until I approached a random guard and asked him if he was interested in the book, and he said that she had spoken to all of them. So I will have to revisit, give her the name of the book or the authors name, to weed out the guard.

Looking at a recent photo of Sofia Vergara from her Twitter account the other day, nearly had me choking on my unsalted rice cake. She looks so great for her age, that I'm not sure that I personally know any 40 year old who comes close. 
But I guess when it is your job to look good, it becomes a means to an end. And I can tell you this, she definitely does not eat burgers or pasta or anything that doesn't taste like cardboard. Small sacrifices or the living dead? That's up to interpretation. 

Speaking of Twitter. I've recently re-joined the tweeting world after a much needed break (almost a year). I tend to be more liberated with my views, opinions, thoughts, ideas and language on Twitter than on any other social medium. I don't know why that is. 
The only problem with going back after such a long time is that I can't seem to remember all of the awesome people I followed - and I know I followed a lot - which is frustrating. I tend to follow the less followed - those C-list and D-list celebs and people who are generally more liberated with their information. And seeing as I couldn't remember a security guards name (that I had met a couple months ago), I don't know if I'll ever remember everyone. So, holler.

Hope everyone had a great New Years. Mine was... crazy. Never club/bar hopping ever again. It's exhausting. And as someone who doesn't drink - pointless. I still had TONNES of fun with my sisters though, and a few other poor souls.

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  1. 16?

    I went on a shoes-buying binge in my early 20s and that haul is now stored in a desk drawer in my office. After I walk-commute to work in sneakers, I scan through the drawer every morning to decide which pair I'm in the mood to wear around the office or into a meeting that day. The stash features some mint-condition oldies but goodies, including suede clogs and jelly slippers!

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    1. I have 34 pairs of shoes.

      I also store a few pairs of shoes in the bottom desk drawer and walk to work with flats :)

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  2. If you're not drinking, it's important to find more interesting venues than the standard gin mill. New Year's Eve is amateur night anyway. Happy New Year, Azra!

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    1. Thing is, there aren't any other important venues where people aren't drinking LL. Unless you're in Durban or Cape Town and on the beach. Happy New Year! :)

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  3. I think there's about 32 pairs of shoes there Azra. Anyway it's ok to buy uncomfortable, stylish shoes and I have many. I call them "sitting down shoes" because I will only wear them to events where I am sitting down and don't have to walk.
    I will try and follow you on twitter though I don't really do it much anymore - it's just another time sink!
    Glad you had a fun New year and may it continue for the next 360 days!

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    1. You're very close Jules - I have 34 pairs. You know what's amazing? I also call them "sitting down shoes"! I'm not as active on Twitter as I use to be, but I try. Happy New Year!

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  4. Hah, you're a total saint for going out partying on NYE sober. Glad you had a fun time though. And I hope you find the security guard!

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  5. Not to worry, Azra. If you find him, great. If not, books have a way of making themselves useful sooner or later. Joy is in the giving :-)

    Dean
    http://leftcoastguy.com

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    1. I have to try Dean... and I'll keep on trying! Thanks once again :)

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  6. Happy New Year, lovely!

    Hope you find the guard...I love what you did. Hopefully he shows up once more!

    I think that's...28 pairs of shoes. I THINK. (I initially mistyped "pairs" and typed "paris"...hahah! Paris of shoes!)

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    1. ...oh, and yes, Vergara has a totally bangin' bod!

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    2. Happy New Year lovely Pretzel Thief. You're close too - 34 pairs! It's ridiculous. And I wouldn't mind a Paris of Shoes! Or just Paris! haha :)

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  7. Ha! Your shoe pile looks like mine and for the same reason. LOVE your blog header and your profile summary made me laugh too. Glad to meet you!

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    1. Thanks Azara. Glad to meet you too. D-Dub for life! haha! :)

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  8. I don't think that it's possible for a woman to have enough shoes. A guy can wear two pair (wearing one every other day and polishing) until they need to be resoled. Then they're good for another couple of years until they're so worn out (and comfortable) that it's time for another pair of shoes. Not so with women.

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    1. Sometimes I wish I was a guy LL. No really.

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  9. I'm so jealous of Sofia Vergara!! And I love her.

    *sigh* I currently have 5 pairs of shoes to my name. Two of which are uncomfortable, and one pair that really needs to be thrown out as soon as I can find a replacement pair of (essential) black rain boots. I need shoesss. Send me some, haha.

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  10. P.S. Happy New Year, love. :)

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    1. Happy New Year to you too Michi! Wishing you everything of the best for the year ahead!!

      And I can send you a couple pairs of shoes if you send me your new address in Belfast - even if you change your mind about the shoes, still send your address ;)

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  11. Azra Feliz Año muchas bendiciones...me pasa lo mismo tengo 29 pares de zapatos y un traje de baño muy igual al de la foto,así somos las mujeres,abrazos y saludos desde el sur de Chile.

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    1. Feliz Año Nuevo Rosita! Y gracias! Muchas bendiciones en el próximo año, y abrazos y saludos desde Johannesburg, Sur Africa.

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