This might seem very sad (or very sweet) but I cannot seem to remember* ever kissing anyone except Adam on New Year’s Eve. And since the last #BryanAdamsChallenge entry was a soppy tribute to our love, I will ignore the “one you kissed” part of this blog topic and focus more on the “New Year’s Eve” part - sharing some of my most memorable nights (or at least parts thereof). *If you cannot remember it, it didn’t happen.
I still remember reading Naomi Klein’s cultural manifesto, No Logo, in my first year at university – it was a book angry with the branded world and looking to promote alter-globalisation. Three years later, I remember reading Thomas Friedman’s “The World is Flat” – his account of how globalisation has acted to level the playing fields in terms of commerce. Today, I cannot even remember the last time someone even mentioned the word “globalisation”. What was – based on my lecturers’ selections of readings – hot topics in 2004 and 2007 is really, really old news in 2013.
A desperate plea to all – never stop learning, ever.
Increasingly I find myself being told that I have become a “Facebook Power User” or that I always seem to discover new and interesting websites. It is no secret that I spend a fair amount of time online and that I LOVE Mashable. But I recognise that many of my friends have corporate jobs – the type where Facebook is blocked. So as a public service I have decided to dedicate some time in my blog to sharing some of the interesting websites I have come across. First up, and appropriately relevant to my current blog quest (#CapeTownBucketList) - Bucketlist.org.
If a younger, skinnier version of myself (see below) was asked if she would consider a move to London, the answer, quite simply, would have been, “No”. Cape Town is perfectly suited to the young and skinny. I remember spending entire summers in my early twenties on Clifton 4th (and later 2nd) beach – reapplying sunblock all day and yet still turning a burnt ombre shade of brown, eating granadilla lollies, hanging out with friends, making new ones, literally hashtag #livingthedream. As the sun set we would make our way home (in my hot Citi Golf), wash the salty residue from our skin and head out to dance the night away. Life could not have been more perfect.
Last week I spent some time pursuing my goal of a zero inbox and realised I had not replied to our graphic designer regarding our new business dashboard design. Of course I replied immediate saying, “Dustin, I am a terrible person. So sorry I am only replying now.” He replied saying, “Brigid you are NOT a terrible person – you are just busy”.
And that’s it I guess. Instead of apologising for not writing a post in such a long time, I will embrace it. I would rather have something to say than to blog for the sake of blogging.