Monday, November 20, 2006

Chilled & a little rained-out

Either blogger is being a cranky bitch, or my internet is, but most of blogland via my computer is apparently stuck on Thursday afternoon. I have ways of seeing Friday for just a few bloggers – including myself – happy to see you all enjoyed yourself in the comments, especially concerning “puppies”. Crazy folk!

It was a weekend to make my liver sigh with relief. I only had one tequila, and that was late Saturday, and only cause my co-drinker was family.

I welcomed my cousin home from the Med for a holiday. Then we phoned my brother in London, for some reason illogical to me, to discuss how many women he has laid. He told me he knew that I was not behaving. At first I looked around in paranoia for the hidden camera, but I don’t think he is THAT much of an overly-protective brother. I hope. I think he has just learnt from experience. So I cursed him & told him to have faith in his little sis. Bluddy brothers! I assured him I was incredibly behaved - so far that night I had only stolen a friend’s green cap, sang 2 songs of karaoke, commandeered one friend’s jug of John Deer for my own, as well as sat with this friend outside while he kotched up half a weekend’s worth of alcohol. Sigh. How sweet and dumb am I!

Then my dear kotching friend assumed when I said I was taking him home and putting him to bed that I meant it would be a joint venture. I assured him that it was to drop him off as his front gate and allow him to stumble to his bed ALONE. Upon registering this – I think the car guard helped him out a bit in the acceptance - he turned around and went straight back into the Colony.

So while my liver was saved (the season of lunchtime GnTs after Eastern Cape beach tanning & long nights of top SA wines is fast approaching, and I would hate not to be ready!) my stomach was being trained for this same upcoming season. If it was edible, it seemed I ate it. French toast & berries in triplicate, tappas & champs cocktails, meals in Greenside, snacks at drinks parties from the office to Illovo…(nice complex you have Peas!...ha ha, does that freak you out!), family lunches, chocolates & red wine.

The last two took place during my reality vs. hope fight that even though I might have been but a few blocks from the drizzled cricket pitch this didn’t mean the bokkies wouldn’t be playing. Apparently I had some friends as dumb & hopeful as me, who even went as far as to sit on the benches in denial.

It was good. It was chilled. It involved many good friends & the breaking of my dwindling bank account. It even involved some people not seen for months and/or years, one of whom yet again proved why I haven’t seen her for months…particularly when she started taking deep breathes in of my hair, to the confused looks of friends & strangers. It involved new clothes and rain, staring at my book in the hope it would hover about my head rather than me have to exert effort to hold it up, sleeping filled with dreams of sleeping. Even my subconscious needs a holiday! Packing & moving & unpacking. Showing Fidel, who was much less Fidel, my favourite Melville/ Milpark places during rainy days. And rock bands with disturbing lyrics with two gorgeous smooching friends.

OH! And how could I forget….it involved dear Jack/ John AND his girlfriend! She exists! And I was told of her existence as soon as I put my first foot into the Colony, by his friends obviously warned to warn me that she was around. Not that anything has ever happened between us!!

All in all, it was a happy weekend.

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was thinking of you... sitting in the rain... while Boyfriend and I were fighting to get to our complex through the throngs of 'idiots' who were parked across our road.

Between Peas on her bike, you at your cricket and my attempt at baking... it was an ambitious day all round :-P

Anonymous said...

ps. Sorry about my lack of attendance on Saturday night. If I'm not dragged along with early momentum, I just don't make it.

Jam said...

I managed to snooze until 1 on Sunday in response the wet miserable weather. It's a world record. Glad that the presence of the g-friend has been confirmed finally though. Otherwise I was wondering...

Champagne Heathen said...

Koeks - do you think I am THAT much of a fool!? I couldn't figure out what was going through the heads of those people (maybe a lot of beer) shown on TV, sitting under their umbrellas on the stands.

Peas' blog hasn't updated for me yet, so I am still reading about Tree Cutters - frustrating. Ah well.

You baked!??!

You were missed on Saturday! I told you that you should've just been having dinner at the table next to us "by chance". Thanks for the rugby! Well, rather, thanks for the savannas. Not sure anyone wants to be thanked for that rugby.

Champagne Heathen said...

Jam - NO! He is NOT gay! I am not letting my gay friends take another of the hot men in the world! And even if he is, he can just stay in the closet!

How I wanted to snooze and read the whole of yesterday. Though granted I don't have a giant 'teddybear' in my bed to keep entertained until that late hour!

Revolving Credit said...

Sounds fun! Did you ask JJ's g'friend if she minded you sleeping with here boyfriend?

PS. Direct link to Peas latest post:
http://mushypeasontoast.blogspot.com/2006/11/race.html#comments


I've posted this morning, but still not seeing my own post. Needed to go thru blog editor..fuck.

Revolving Credit said...

Sorry.

Peas on Race

Champagne Heathen said...

Rev - I 1st did some dodging of the couple, and by the time I went to say Hi, they had left...obviously to finally let his bed see some action! So no, I never did met the dear lucky girl. But she looked real enough to me.

Oh, I have DEFINITELY seen your post this morning, but think it is still too early for me to comment!!

Thanks for the link!!

Bluddy Blogger. Has anyone updated to the new version they are punting?

Daedalus said...

Champs,
Do not celebrate your *clean liver syndrome* too early - we should have a blogger piss-up sometime.

PS: Best way to blog is on WordPress... on your own domain ... blogger can be a drag at times ;)

Champagne Heathen said...

Daeds, I'd never go as far as calling my liver "clean". A quiet night of drinking involves at least a glass of wine...for the heart & all. So I don't think you have to worry about me not coping in a piss-up.

Ja, but blog changes involve effort! Why don't things just WORK.

Daedalus said...

Get onto WordPress if you are serious about blogging ;)

chewthecud said...

serious about blogging? that sounds a little too dedicated for my blood :) so champers is able to weather a weekend without alcohol - amazing!

Peas on Toast said...

Nice one Champs!

I feel like I went to the Colony no thanks to my cycling hangover. Or maybe an evening at the colon would've felt better than this! :)

John has a girlfriend? Bugger!

Daedalus said...

Chew, it does not take that long to become addicted... we all start on Blogger and evolve Hahaha...

Champagne Heathen said...

Daeds - ah see, first problem....being serious about something. I am hardly serious about anything in my life!

Chews - I think you need to reread the posting. Maybe the lack of electricity blinded you from seeing it properly. I most def. had alcohol - starting with a savanna at 4pm Fri & ending with red wine yesterday evening, and much in between. But tequila stayed extremely minimal during this period & most drinks were kept calm and less rather than more.

Peas - a night at the Knee def. would leave you feeling it better. It's all about the wonders of the creme soda, as it counter acts the cane hangover!

You didn't realise he had a g.friend!?!? Why on earth did you then think I had not yet jumped him!?! It was the only thing 'just' holding me back!

Daeds - maybe for this blog's 1st birthday...

chewthecud said...

hahaha - champers when you gonna sober up? all this alcohol is affecting your judgement ;P no tequila - baby steps i spose

Daedalus said...

Champs,
Who said I am always serious ...?
Good Idea that "2nd thought" you had ... get *serious* on the 1st bDay of ya bloggy :)

Buzzing'Fly said...

Bubbles in action, only 1 tequila "tisk tisk"... sounds as debaucherous as ever...

good to see you keeping yourself blissfully entertained and inebriated. I like that. tis the season after all.. ;)

ok ok missing the sun now...

Revolving Credit said...

' I said I was taking him home and putting him to bed that I meant it would be a joint venture. '

Did the guy seriously think that watching him puke his guts out would have some kind of aphrodisiac effect on you??

or was joint venture just smoking a bit of weed?

Champagne Heathen said...

Daeds - I'm not sure. Who did say you are always serious??

Buzzin!! Well, someone has to keep up the debauchery in this town! And I have to now work doubly as hard since you left this gaping void.

Don't worry, everyone in Gauteng is also missing the sun by now!

Revs - I was very disturbed when I realised what he was thinking. How on earth did he even imagine I would kiss him after all of that!?!? At least he knew I would've taken his clothes off immediately, but that's only cause they were covered in kotch too. Augh. Now I am feeling ill @ these thoughts.

And considering there was only 1 tequila, there def. wasn't any weed. That I can recall. Hmmmm....no, none. I could have some now, just to get through this afternoon. Where is my suburb's electricity cut?! Hardly seems fair that we miss out here.

Anonymous said...

good times...

bit arb about the convo with your boet, but hey

Revolving Credit said...

Ask Chewy for a spliff, does look like he'll be needing any anymore.

Buzzing'Fly said...

ha ha.... you a crazy mofo you are. Good 2 see you holding it all down;)

mm... spliff sound good to me too right now.. damn mondayz.... and its only 1pm over here

;)

Champagne Heathen said...

OD - Aaah, but I love my dodgy siblings, so I talk about them whenever I do hear from them....shows you how often I hear from them!!

Also, the whole posting today is a bit arb...with weather like this, inspiration is severely lacking!

Revs - he looks well put off it! Lucky him! One less dodgy vice in life is always a bonus these days.

Buzz - I'm trying! Hold on, if it's 1pm where you are that means....shite, I need to do some work on this side!

Revolving Credit said...

Seeing as Chewy likes baking, maybe he should try it in cookie form?

Daedalus said...

Hey that is my trick Shampooo... I answer questions with questions. ;)

Champagne Heathen said...

Revs - I don't think the baked variety will be a good idea, if he didn't even like 2 puffs. Cookies can tend to be too much of a hit for the innocent types. Although then we will call him Chews the Magic Dragon...

Daeds - Shampoo?? Have you been reading Rev's pitch comments?? (Oops, did the question thing again. It's like a contagious disease).

Revolving Credit said...
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Revolving Credit said...

BWHAAA.....someone called CHEWS getting the MUNCHIES

chewthecud said...

haha - love you too. you guys talk so much crap sometimes :) ah well - back to my afternoon off

Revolving Credit said...

CHEWS, are you any relation to those to hot chicks, SPITS & SWALLOWS??

chewthecud said...

k rev- spitting and swallowing i can understand, but chewing? is this an s&m thing at all?

Revolving Credit said...

Dude, we were talking about eating cookies..urrrm..ok, you're probably right

Champagne Heathen said...

Revs - ha ha to the munchy thing! I am closing my eyes to the sister's names.

Chews - this is high brow conversation right here! You've just had too little work today to realise what intelligent thinking you are dealing with at present in these comments (you should just read the comments in Rev's dodgy posting today. It's starting to make my head hurt just in replying!)

As long as you keep teeth out of it, it steers clear of S&M!

Revolving Credit said...

No teeth hey...therefore CHEWS is definitely S&M

chewthecud said...

i read the comments in revs post - i'm just keeping my mind outta the gutter for once. i can see rev has you out of your depth champers. if i was to post it would have to be something along the lines of you preferring "team" players. double? i gather kate will pitch and you will recieve? rev gets to watch it all in slo-mo :)

Champagne Heathen said...

Actually no teeth might rather mean Chews has ended up with one of those Cape Bergie vroue. Or stumbled onto an old age home. All in all, Chews, I think you should steer clear of any munching for now!

Revolving Credit said...

Shame Champs, have I exhausted you?

chewthecud said...

no chewing? c'mon - ah well - i can still lick like a champion champers!

Champagne Heathen said...

Revs - I'm not exhausted, but you are ensuring I put in effort for my entertainment today. So much more preferable to all involved than just sitting back and letting the other person satisfy your banter for the day!

Chews - COOKIES, not ICE CREAMS! Unless you are talking about Oreos?

chewthecud said...

whatever the lady wishes...

Revolving Credit said...

This type of lipservice is so much more pleasurable when all parties concerns equally participate in the deeper exploration of the subject at hand.

Champagne Heathen said...

Oooo I just love it when I get called a lady!!

You better have been referring to me! Or are you talking about the women offering you their cookies...if you recall also I can't bake!

Hold on, Rev, weren't you talking about Chews being the one who baked. Is he allowed to munch his own cookies?

Revolving Credit said...

The lipservice refers to the dialogue ( see you comment :

'Revs - I'm not exhausted, but you are ensuring I put in effort for my entertainment today. So much more preferable to all involved than just sitting back and letting the other person satisfy your banter for the day!)

..not CHEWY's frozen lacose munchies.

chewthecud said...

are you offering me cookie champers? with cream perhaps?

Revolving Credit said...

Chews, I see where you're heading with this lactose licking/suckling argument.

But I think it's spell areola not oreola.

It's a nipple, not a biscuit but I'm sure you're more than willing to chew on either.

Champagne Heathen said...

Rev - so you want to play a game of cricket, rather than learn how to bake cookies??? Or are you refering to your offer to be 3rd umpire?? Or do you mean we are well deep into the exploration...keeping all hands on deck & above board! (Nothing like a mixed metaphor to stir things up!)

chewthecud said...

rev - champers has given me strict instructions to lick only. I'm not gonna argue with the lady ;)

Revolving Credit said...

Lick only = lipservice

Champagne Heathen said...

Suckling?!?! Chews, do you have one of those disturbing Oedipus complexes??

I'll offer you other people's cookies happily. I can't bake so no cookies from my side!

Revolving Credit said...

What, oreola's for Chewy?

chewthecud said...

you don't have a cookie champers? shame. i really think you should look up oedipus complex thugh - it could lead to confusion

Champagne Heathen said...

Now that I am completely confused on every side I think this is the perfect time to say Cheers! to you boys!

Happy baking...or is that cookie chewing....or oreola suckling...or servicing the lips with only a lick... or exhausting a lady through some equally participatory deeper exploration....??

All in all, I think I am off to ensure the pitch is playable so I don't miss another game of possibly exciting cricket!

Revolving Credit said...

Looks like rain stopped play!
Cheers

chewthecud said...

lol - she off to mow the pitch? ;P