I avoid things that crawl and prefer spaces in which everything present fits comfortably. Other than these examples, after a stern conversation with my brain, I’m usually able to push myself to do things that scare me. With this said, I have a fear so powerful and irrational that no number of brain-chats will ever be enough.
Dear Concerned Mothers
I’m writing this in response to the many articles that you’ve been sharing on your Facebook pages after the release of the film, “Fifty Shades of Grey”. You worry, I understand, about a lot – snotty noses, bullies… Nobody underestimates the strain you take trying to keep your little chickens safe. So please, try reading this with an open mind and without taking offense.
Dieting is never easy – never. Even those “lifestyle” or “moderation” diets where you “can have a crumb of cake every second week so you’re actually not giving anything up”. I am such a foodie and will always be regardless of how many slices of toast I deny myself. So, I tend to go for the “lose it all in a week diet” that should actually be called “it comes back… doubled” diet.
I love food. A lot. Almost everything except liquorish, cumin and mustard, if I think about it. Unfortunately, I do not have the skill of “control” waxed just yet, so sometimes I take this love affair of mine to unnecessary extremes (for instance – eating 50 pieces of Sushi at an “all you can eat” buffet and making myself terribly ill as a result).
I feel a pang of disappointment every Valentine’s Day. I don’t have a boyfriend and I don’t have a secret admirer (although I’m open to the latter), so it baffles me that I have any expectations in the first place.
The phrase “chivalry is dead” should be as matter of fact as “people eat to survive”. Instead, it’s spoken with a sigh, a shrug, a similarly dismayed tone to how someone might say: “my hamster is dead”. Why do people say this as if it’s a bad thing, and not a natural product of gender equality and mutual respect? Of course chivalry is dead – it’s 2015! “Chivalry” is the medieval knightly system that governs the actions of a knight by a religious, moral and social code specifically relating to how he treats a woman. Chivalry is dead because the era it belonged to is dead, too.
The matric results are out. Which means students countrywide will swiftly start gauging their intelligence on, and swapping stories of “how many A’s” they got. Not how many B’s. Or how many C’s turned into B’s. Or how many people passed expecting to fail.