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In this case, it's a bit of a belated Thanksgiving (as usual!).


About a week ago (shame on me for waiting so long to acknowledge it!), I opened the front door and was greeted by a parcel from this lovely place. I almost didn't even look at the name on it, just naturally assuming that it was something that the boy had ordered for himself, but luckily my curiousity got the better of me and so imagine my joy when I saw MY name on the label!

This lovely boy had sent me the most longed for item from my wish list!

Thank you, Mike! That sweet and completely unexpected gesture has really made my month!

Apart from that lovely gift, I've also been receiving an amazing amount of support and words of encouragement through phone calls and e-mails from some of you to help me navigate these rough waters I'm going through at the moment. (For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, please be patient, I promise that you will find out soon enough. Don't worry though, although recent events in my life have been rather dramatic, it's nothing as serious as a death or an illness.)

Since today is Thanksgiving here in the U.S., I thought that it would be an appropriate time to say: "Thanks!" And: "You don't know how touched I am and how much your kindness means to me."

Blogging may be rather sparse for the next month, to which I hear you ask: "Oh, so what's new?"

Seriously though, I promise that for a change, I have a far better excuse for my silence than merely being The World's Laziest Blogger.

Thank you very much for sticking with me, and for your patience and unbelievable kindness.

P.S. Another thing to be grateful for: A dear friend took me to see "RENT" last night and although some of the songs from the broadway musical have been cut from the film (a time issue, methinks), the translation from stage to screen was, in my humble opinion, a very huge success. And yes, I did indeed manage to restrain myself from singing along, but I can tell you, it was REALLY difficult! So today I'm basking in the glow of my crush on Jesse L. Martin (who plays Tom Collins and whose smile lights up the screen) and the fact that it snowed when we left the movie theatre!

Here's "To days of inspiration, playing hookey, making something out of nothing, the need to express - to communicate, to going against the grain, going insane, going mad!"

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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