An Introduction

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On the ominously dated 06/06/2006, in the murky shadows below Table Mountain, two South African bloggers had a clandestine face-to-coffee-cup meeting. (He had the handsome, open face; hers remained hidden behind a large coffee mug, because THAT is how seriously she took the fact that it was a secret meeting!)

That get-together was long anticipated. From the time, way back in 2004, when his site had been the first to pop up when she sat in front of a computer far away in the United States and searched for ‘South African Blogs.’

He returned her first, awkward comments on his blog with gracious comments on her own infant site and continued, for some reason still completely beyond her, to remain a loyal reader, egging her on with his words of encouragement.

Forward to her homecoming to South Africa and the above-mentioned meeting.

And now the result of that above-mentioned meeting held on that demonic date can at last be revealed and introduced to the world: This new website.

Please read it, link to it, graffiti its URL on to walls and overpasses.

And, when you leave lots of comments, don’t forget to mention that you just adore the writing! The design too, of course, but ESPECIALLY gush about the writing!


TimT said:

Here's another Shameless Plug!!!!

TimT said:

Let's try that again ... hopefully the system won't think I'm a spam-merchant:

peter said:

Happy birthday !

peter said:

Happy birthday !

ExAfrica said:

Leerrv the new look.

..but where'd the rest of the blog go!?!

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is a South African girl living in South Africa. That doesn't sound very original, we know, but you might find it remotely interesting when you learn that she has only recently returned to South Africa for the first time after a nine year, one month and two week (non-stop!) stint in the United States where she accidentally became an outlawed alien (also known, especially in immigration circles, as an 'illegal immigrant.' We prefer the term 'outlawed alien' ourselves). During her reversed exile from her homeland, she kept herself occupied by winning this website (but only after shamelessly bribing the judges) and thus being unleashed on the web where she slowly, leisurely became the World's Laziest Blogger; by being a nanny and by attending sci-fi conventions in search of other aliens. In the US, she also made her sailing debut, her international acting debut, tried and failed to learn the piano, and never learned to cook. She is hopelessly addicted to coffee, dogs (especially Labrador Retrievers), how-to books (with a particular fondness for her copy of the Time/Life A - Z Medical Encyclopedia), and she tends to grossly overuse parentheses (we're not kidding) during her attempts at writing, which you may - if you really have masochistic tendencies - subject yourself to by reading the words to the right of this column. If you REALLY and truly STILL want to know more, you can read her C.V. here.
Or you can stalk her send her some love via e-mail at: redsaid[AT]gmail[DOT]com

The Wish List (Because yes, she really does need more how-to books. Honestly!)


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