Archive for June, 2009

17
Jun
09

Doctors and chipmonks

I’ve come down with the flu! It’s really horrible isn’t it? I mean the word “influenza” really doesn’t describe the pain your body feels… When people say I have the flu, they should really mean it!!! I mean just having a snively nose and a cough doesn’t come close the feeling of your nervous system being shot, and your body aching from top to toe, plus the cough and the headache to go along with it all!

So anyway, on Sunday i started the dreaded flu, and on Monday I attempted the day at work. I lasted all of four hours and had to leave.  I decided that I should be a good girl and go straight to the doctor so I could get some anti-biotics and get this flu done and dusted quickly. So I went to the doc on Monday eve and got my meds happy to believe I’ll be good by Wednesday.

It was a public holiday in SA yesterday (thank god) thinking it was a good time to get sick cause I could rest and be good for work the next day. But yesterday morning I woke up to a HUGELY swollen face!!!!!! HELP!!!!! I looked like a chipmunk storing food for the winter! 🙂

After rushing off to the doc again yesterday morning, i was told that I had formed an allergic reaction to the Penicillin in my Anti-biotics which caused the swelling. I’ve been on this same anti-biotic before and never had a reaction before. The doc said that your body sometimes just decides that if you  have one anti-biotic too often your body forms a reaction to it. Last year I was on it for a long time because I had Glandular Fever.

Anyway, so I was a chipmunk for the day yesterday! I had an injection of cortisone which seemed to help and was booked off work until Thurs to let the swelling subside. I’m still a little bit swollen today so hopefully by tomorrow I’ll be chipmunk free! 

…Chipmunk OUT!!! 🙂

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12
Jun
09

It’s been manic!!!

From the moment I walked in this morning it’s been hectic! I have been in team meetings, media meetings, pricing issue meetings…. PHEW!

My budget was finally finalised! Thank god! Ive spent the last 3 weeks sorting out invoices and spend from the past year… but that is finally sorted and I can now concentrate on next years budget! YAY 🙂

My permanent position got approved!!! WHOOP WHOOP. I can take a deep sigh of relief now, and I can now finally get my degree (I’m very happy 🙂 ). I really have found my first job to be a challenge, but a good one at that! It has taught me so much and I’ve actually put what I learned into practise which is what I needed. I feel so much part of the team here and I’m grateful that they have opened up their arms to me so that I can be part of the team permanently now. Yes, there are some other parts of marketing I want to explore, but for the here and now, this is perfect!

… But finally the day has calmed and I have some spare time to guzzle some soup, catch up on my blogs and check my calender before I leave.

I try to leave before the 4 o’clock rush. Town on a friday is manic and it really doesn’t allow for a great start to the weekend to be sitting in traffic (in the freakin building  for goodness sake) for an hour or so.

Tonight Bryan and I are going to KongRoast for dinner. We have been dying to go there since Jeanette and L went a few months ago… The place serves mainly asian cuisine, but you choose to either sit on the “kong” side or the “roast” side of the restaurant. Both ends have different decor and different menus, but you can eat whatever you like from both kitchens no matter what side of the restuarant you sit on! Sounds great ‘ey? 🙂

So…my weekend should start off well enough! I couldn’t get off work on Monday, so no long weekend for me 😦

Anyway, have a great weekend inspite of yourself 🙂

xxx

09
Jun
09

catch up (2) – Andrew & Bronwyn’s ‘Bon Voyage’ party

Last saturday Andrew and Bronwyn hosed their annual joint birthday party. They always throw awesome parties. Most of them are dress-up and always end up in great fun (and a very late night!)!!! 🙂 This year they had a Bon Voyage party. I was a little confused on what to wear because it’s winter and freezing at night so it’s difficult to dress up in this weather.

So Bryan and I decided to go as skiiers! 🙂 we thought that we could be ‘Bon Voyaging” to some awesome skiing place in Sweden! We looked really good!

Bryan and I

Bryan and I

Others dressed as pilots and air hostesses. Very clever costumes! Leanne and Dave had the best outfit! They looked gorgeous!

Dave and Leanne

Dave and Leanne

 

The pilots

The pilots

There was even a terrorist!!! ha ha ha. He was carrying a bomb and everything. If you wondering how he managed to get such a full beard its quite disgusting. His mother works at a doggie parlor so all the hair is actually fur glued on with pritt! Need I say more! 🙂

 

terrorist and frightened pilots

terrorist and frightened pilots

Alex and Natalie came as a business man and his sectretary! ha ha ha!!! Unfortunately I don’t have a pic of them.

But the party was awesome. They make great gluvine and caphirina… so you can only imagine how the evening ended! 🙂 We danced until the morning and had a wonderful party! Thanks guys can’t wait for next year!

Check out some pics from the party…

He's going on the "cane train"

He's going on the "cane train"

Rich and Bry

Rich and Bry

eeeekkk

eeeekkk

Nat and Richie

Nat and Richie

oh dear! :)

oh dear! 🙂

swedish ladies!

swedish ladies!

me and my best friend!

me and my best friend!

love and kisses

love and kisses

xxx

06
Jun
09

catch up – 27 Dinner

WOW, this week has been so busy, I have had no time to talk about the 27Dinner which was at 44 & Stanley Vitaminwater pop up store (for more info on Vitaminwater go here

It was a great evening for me to meet some of the media and marketing guys that I am so inspired by. Bryan came with me which was really good for him aswell. He really needed to mingle with some of the guys in the IT field. We found some very interesting people to chat to. One of them was the owner of Vitaminwater. He was a bubble of energy and really exuded a love for his product! I really respect people like that! I hope oneday to have as much passion as they do for their brand!

The evening was organised as usual by Mike Stopforth (and his company Cerebra) along with the sponsorship of Vitaminwater. They did an awesome job… we had free food (which was good to warm us up on the chilly winter evening 🙂 ) and free Vitaminwater cocktails on the house. Was great, thanks guys! 🙂

Mingling at the dinner

Mingling at the dinner

Mike Stopforth

Mike Stopforth

What was also a great addition to the evening was that Vitaminwater has set up this group of ‘grannies’ (as they put it) to knit beanies for the those in need. There were a whole lot of these beanies for us to take. They were great to keep our heads warm on the night, but we promised to pass them on to someone who needs it more than we do. Bryan and I are looking for someone to pass ours on to… I’d like to give it to a child because I know how freezing they must be in this weather!

Bryan with Beanie

Bryan with Beanie

me!

me!

Anyway, another very interesting person who I hope to have more comms with in the future was Llew from Clickatell. He inspired some great ideas in mobile marketing! He a short presentation on what Clickatell actually does and how to use mobile marketing effectively. It was very interesting and it definately opened my eyes to the idea of customised marketing messages being sent via sms. So thanks Llew for the great insight!! 🙂

So it was a great night and I can’t wait for the next one. I hope Jeanette can come with next time!

03
Jun
09

No time!

I have not had time to update my blog 😦 I’ll have to bring my camera into work tomorrow so I can sit in my lunch hour and tell you about my weekend and the 27 Dinner!