Friday, August 31, 2007

The Lady Hooligan on Cellphone Thieves... among others!

I had the dubious privilege of being relieved of my cell phone last month. And while I’m not too stressed about the phone itself (although it was a fancy piece of electronics!), I’ll always regret the loss of the numbers, photos and sms’s that I have not downloaded to my PC in time…

What irks me the most, however, is the principle of the matter. The phone was mine!!! It’s not as if I got it for free, myself! And the thief definitely did not take into account the amount of frustration he (assuming he’s male!) caused by almost costing me a dinner date! (Thanks for logging in to MSN, Doc!)

Anyway, I have a lot to be thankful for. This loss was exactly what I needed to sort out my communication system, and for a few R’s more, I now have a brand new notebook PC, along with a data connection. So all’s well that ends well.

It is interesting to note, however, that more and more South Africans are becoming victims of crime (both petty and serious) and that we’re all – regardless of race or creed – becoming increasingly gatvol of the circumstances in which we find ourselves. So much so that the security industry is experiencing a boom! Everyone wants the latest TOTR security system with cameras and infra-red and gadgets and whatsits and bells and whistles up to the roof! And we spend our days worrying about our loved ones and our possessions and live in fear and in isolation while the criminal element rules the streets.

I wonder if I could challenge all of us to think of some way to turn this tide back to the cesspool from which it sprung. Would be interesting to see what cruel and unusual solutions we come up with.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Lady Hooligan on Succulence

I have recently bought myself the book Succulent Wild Women, written and drawn by SARK. AND read it in one go! But now I have started again, from the very beginning, and am reading it bit by bit…

After 30 and ¾ years I have finally realised that I am a starved Succulent Woman, waiting to break out! For all my life, I have been subjected to, and formed by, my perceptions of other peoples’ opinions… And in this case, many falsehoods do not add up to one truth… Instead, I have created a totally warped self-image and hurt myself incredibly badly with negative self-talk and simply by taking other people to heart…

So in many ways, I have reached the proverbial cross-roads in my life. This is where Blues singers are professed to sell their immortal souls to the Devil, but also where serious life-altering decisions are made.

My decisions are clear now. There are many people whom I shall be weeding from my life, subscriptions cancelled and associations broken off. There are many new paths to follow and some to run from as fast as I can. And all the way, it’ll be by my choice, not by brute force, or because I am afraid of what others will think of me…

Case in point is the gemstones I have recently bought myself. They did not cost me an exorbitant amount of money, although they are worth thousands, but in symbolism they are totally priceless. I have designed myself a ring around the one ruby, which should also work out rather cheaply. (I shall be supplying the gemstones and most of the gold!)

That ring will become my engagement ring. I shall pledge my troth (I had to look up this expression!) to my inner self, the woman I know I am destined to be, and promise to honour and cherish her, respect and adore her and forsake all others, till death us do part… For once, opinions won’t matter, because I have finally found a cause big enough…

And now that I have found my travelling companion, I simply can’t wait to start on this journey!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Lady Hooligan on cheap jewellery…

I have recently lost my cellular phone to the more criminal element of our society… That was a disaster, as I have lost many numbers with it, but also a blessing in disguise.

In my quest to replace the phone, I found an online auction site. There were many cell phones on offer, some even better than the one I had, but sadly, most beyond my price range. However, I noticed that Wednesdays were cheap auction days, with very, very low starting prices, and hoped that I could find something then…

The first Wednesday, I logged on early, only to find that the auction had already begun and that no decent phones were left within my price range… Those that were, were either outdated or not fancy enough… Frustrated, I decided to browse through other sections of the “Sale”…

It was then that I saw that there were many gemstones on offer… There were some very expensive diamonds, but also rubies and other coloured stones at less exorbitant prices. So I decided to wager a bid… or two!

And then I got an e-mail to say that my first bid had won. At half the amount that I was willing to pay! I was now the owner of almost 1 carat’s worth of ruby! And not long after that, I heard that I had won the second gemstone, too!

Now I have two rubies. I am going to have the one set into a ring, and the other into a pendant... Can’t wait to show my friends how cheaply one can look really, really beautiful!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Lady Hooligan on Sugar Daddies

Recently, this one decided that she wanted to be a kept mistress, and promptly submitted an ad on a few websites to that effect. The response was disappointing...

Men don't seem to keep mistresses any more, in this day and age where divorce is easy and less stigmatic... It's a real pity...

The idea of being a kept mistress comes from me reading "Fanny Hill" way back when... Yes, I know it's a classical pornographic work, but in many ways it romanticises the oldest profession... And being a kept mistress would have been joining in the ranks of so many wild women... or so I thought, anyway... But then I don't know if I would be able to handle being at the beck and call of a man... Maybe...

Anyway, since I didn't get any responses, I withdrew most of my profiles... It's a pity that I won't find out if I was ever mistress material...