This makes a nice change…

Shirts - optimisticIt’s been a strange week, ladies and gentle-folk. For the first time in a long time, I actually have nothing to complain about! Granted, Zimbabwe still sucks ass, power blackouts continue, prices rise daily and it’s cold as fuck; despite all this, I can still find time to appreciate life. That’s why I’m taking this chance (for once) to be thankful for a few of the good things in life, like…

– heaters. Dunno how I’d survive winter without them, especially now that I spend most of my nights at home instead of the warm pub.
– a loving girlfriend. Nothing beats the comfort of knowing that no matter what, someone out there isn’t tired of your shit. For now.
– Madam and Eve. For keeping me sane.
– broadband internet. For all sorts of reasons, including providing a livelihood and a source of endless entertainment.
– nieces and nephews. Unconditional love is a wonderful thing. Wait, are sweets a condition?
– true friends. In short supply, but they’re out there.
– and finally, web-cams. Don’t ask.

This doesn’t mean I’ve lost my cynicism. There’s still a lot of things that get on my tits, but in the midst of the rubble one can always find something positive (no matter how difficult that is).

And it’s hard to be an arsehole when you’re happy.


  • aefro chicque

    21 June, 2007 at 09:35 am

    You should try Boondocks the comic as well, funny, satirical and cynical.

  • Joe Black

    21 June, 2007 at 09:53 am

    Oh yeah, that show rocks!

  • Vimbai

    21 June, 2007 at 10:24 am

    Cyanide & Happiness provide my daily giggles …hilarious ish!

  • MrCheeks

    21 June, 2007 at 11:32 am

    i know what the webcam is for!

  • Andy Tee

    21 June, 2007 at 11:47 am

    What would I do without out – and yah of cause we have to appreciate

  • Tino

    21 June, 2007 at 13:15 pm

    My iPod. Without the Mary Jane album I think I would be insane or unemployed today.

  • Galadriel

    21 June, 2007 at 13:21 pm

    True, cant do without my iPod.

  • Mushaz

    21 June, 2007 at 13:58 pm

    ah ini Im thankful for Supersport veduwee, Marvin Gaye and obviously Durbs by da Sea

  • aefro chicque

    21 June, 2007 at 13:59 pm

    so does this mean that we are to no longer get status updates since you fell off your abstinence bandwagon?

  • Joe Black

    21 June, 2007 at 14:04 pm

    Oh shit, sorry have been remiss.

  • King Kong

    21 June, 2007 at 14:47 pm

    my lovely wife and baby girl, every day

  • Mushaz

    21 June, 2007 at 19:48 pm

    BOB MARLEY!!!!!!

  • Joe Black

    21 June, 2007 at 20:22 pm

    Another thing to be thankful for, although it’s winter; Devonshire ice cream from Dairiboard

  • Galadriel

    22 June, 2007 at 10:38 am

    Ooh devonshire. But what about rum and raisin. aim still to find a version here.

  • Andy Tee

    22 June, 2007 at 11:20 am

    Colcom Red Viennas

  • Galadriel

    22 June, 2007 at 11:26 am

    Colcom’s pork pie. The only savory pie that tastes right cold.

  • Zandi

    22 June, 2007 at 11:31 am

    Can’t beat that there Russian from sunflower baby, I still love it

  • Andy Tee

    22 June, 2007 at 11:34 am

    And the Chips and Pig Liver from Sunflower

  • aefro chicque

    22 June, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    proper biltong. no one does biltong like the natives. Every where else its ‘beef jerky’. Like whatthe(expletive censored)

  • Joe Black

    22 June, 2007 at 13:56 pm

    Ha, manje yesterday I got some ‘tong from Bon Marche Avondale … iwe?!?!

  • aefro chicque

    22 June, 2007 at 15:26 pm

    Viole(n)t Moyo has struck again! Sexy back! She dont wear thongs coz they make her bum itchy. I ask you.

  • Joe Black

    24 June, 2007 at 11:40 am

    I’ll get it and put it up, I really need to get going on this 🙂