Wednesday, July 05, 2006

..and the things I only remember now.


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Originally uploaded by peas on toast.
I'm back in the Big Smoke. And am so tired I could eat my own arm.

- Cute Unshaven Guy smsed me last night. I'm starting to freak just a little. Not because he isn't nice, not because he's the first guy I've given my number to in 7 weeks. Because he has the same name as Small Bum. It's just a little, well, wierd. And I don't know his surname, so I can't even call him 'Jones' or 'Smith' as an alternative.

- I had a wobbly yesterday while walking around fucking Mini Town trying to reprimand myself. A wobbly over Small Bum. I saw K yesterday (who now lives in Durban) who hung out with Small Bum the whole of the July. Funny story, no hilarious story: After drowning himself in cane, Smalls apparently went to find his mates at a restaurant. Only to walk into the wrong restaurant, walk up to every table, look straight into people's faces to see if he recognised them over their starters, then ask a couple if he could just sit and join them because he could no longer walk. Then fell asleep at their table. I laughed, then I started crying. Then, out of the blue, Smalls smsed me. I cried more, pulled myself together and went on Eye Guy's uncle's catamaran for sundowners.

- I lost my phone at the July for an hour. I dropped it in some tent E2 dragged us into, left and realised it was gone, went back an hour later and there it was, on the floor. Miracle.

- I also managed to attach a toilet roll to my shoe after going for a pee. For two kilometres, I walked around with a toilet roll dragging behind me.

- I ate bunny chow yesterday. Anybody know where I can find a good bunny chow in Joburg? (Besides Lenasia, of course.)

- I am over Eye Guy.

- Apparently Pyscho Lady was sitting behind me in a group at one stage of the day. Giving me a hairy eyeball. I didn't notice. Yay for that.

- I had an epiphany. In Durban yesterday. After Moogs told me that I get arrogant when I'm drunk, and we went for an angry walk on the beach. I am going to be demure, restrained and subdued from now on. No more hyperactive, ridiculously clownish Peas. I will start by sleeping off the weekend for the rest of this week.

- My pink shoes are fucked. After walking through what could only have been human effluent at the July.

- My editor left me a proposed contents list for the latest magazine on my desk, and I almost choked on my doondies. I think she's trying to punish me. I have rather a fucking crapload of work to do in the next two weeks.

- It's cold here. I don't think I even wore a jersey in Durban.

39 comments:

Suavé said...

Get onto 11th Ave in Sandton near the Benmore shopping centre. There's a store called Beirut or something. Go in there and right next to it is a store with the bestest bunny chow I've had in a while! Seriuus! I forgot the name of the store but just go to Beirut and ask for the Indian store next door.

muddlepuddle said...

Fuckit Peas we have to wonder if we're stupid with these wolbblies huh?
But I guess there's no point complaining as they're going to happen probably more than a fw times in the next few months to come.

Nonetheless we are both at least having some fun whilst our insides digest themselves!

Good girl on the snog bad girl on ruining them beautiful shoes!

And as for no more clownish Peas - what rubbish is this?

Peas on Toast said...

Suave - excellent! Thanks Suave!

Muddle - These wobblies seem to hit me when I'm hungover, emotional and have serious Loser's Syndrome the next day. That's why I'm taking a little 'no more dnacing on tabletops for the moment break. Let's see how long it lasts! ;)

Revolving Credit said...

So why did Smalls sms you? Was he still looking for the restaurant?

As for Unshaven, take a lesson from Doc, just choose another name to call him by.

While a demure, restrained drunk is better than becoming the depressed chick who cries her eyes out everytime she she gets drunk, its so much better being arrogant and a bitch. It's a lot more fun than some chick who quietly sits in the corner, gets drunk and passes out. If you're going to go out, go big or go home!

Peas on Toast said...

Revolving - :)

Smalls smsed me the next day to say hi and that he wanted to see me at the July, etc. And that he was "that kid," concerning the cane experience. It hurt though, but hey.

Yes, I need to find out Cute Unshaven's surname and abbreviate his surname or something. Let's see what happens, hey, it may not even happen. I might even be sort of relieved if anything doesn't!

Usually I excel at being the loud, brash arrogant drunk, however, I don't think it's doing me favours. And even if it were - who cares. I'm at that stage of the week where I am not coping with life in general, due to excessive exhaustion, emotional trauma, and too much partying. Perhaps I'll be back to my old self, like, next month. ;)

Revolving Credit said...

Honey, when you're not feeling yourself and realise that maybe you're not coping as well as you think, don't forget I'm still holding your hand!

Peas on Toast said...

Thanks Revolving, sweetie. :)

Look, all in all it was a fantastic weekend. Lots and lots of fun. But I suppose all things that go up must come down?

I'll be right as rain as soon as I get some sleep, get over Smalls, get under Cute Unshaven and generally pull myself together. ;)

Suavé said...

Awwwwww

**sniffle**

Revolving Credit said...

I know how you feel - quiet after-work drink with colleagues to discuss proposal resulted in us meeting some Irish tourists and leaving when they closed the Hotel bar @ 1:00am this morning. I'm still feeling a bit stunted but the life is slowly returning as the blood heats up!

Peas on Toast said...

Suave - misery loves company. ;)

Peas on Toast said...

Rev - nice one! Irish tourists hey? Always fun and games...well, until the party is over that is.

Fuck I hate Loser's!

BooRadley said...

He he. The July is always a blast! I decided to have a break this year. My liver will thank me for it one day...

For good bunny chow - although pricey - the Plantation Curry Club, on Rivonia, next to the CodFather....

Peas on Toast said...

BooRadley - thanks dear. I'll give you and Suave's bunny chow references a whirl. I didn't think half a loaf of bread stuffed with curry could be so good! ;)

This was my first July. Probably won't be my last. It'll take a year for my liver to recover though.

Revolving Credit said...

Peazle, so we'll see you @ the J&B Met in Feb then - you may even see a horse or 2 this time~

M said...

Vive le July!

What a weekend, Glad you enjoyed it Peas. I also had the most horric hangover and PJD on Sunday after arriving at the July at 11am and stummbling out of Tiger Tiger at 4am, sans Money, my Suit Jacket and a Snog (which is sad, first in 5 years where the July has let me down, or maybe the Tequlia and Cane let me down, haha!) But what the hell is still the best weekend of the year!

Peas on Toast said...

Rev - another event I haven't graced yet! J & B Met here I come - at least I have until February to get a liver transplant!

M - sounds like you had a good weekend china! Also did a bit of the Tiger, but for like ten seconds, cos someone in our party wanted to vomit, so we thought it best to leave at that moment! I also didn't snog that night and was sorely unimpressed with my stalking/spading abilities. Still, great night - and would do it again for sure. :)

M said...

ahha, just come back to me also did the Double Mutton, Double Chip Double Cheese Roti from Johnnys Roti's (4h30am) which is also a Durban Classic! ;)

Peas on Toast said...

Johnny's Rotis! We tried to find that place as well - like at some ungodly hour. We never did, next time I'm getting directions!

We had to settle for cold chicken pies at some Engen garage next to the racecourse.

Revolving Credit said...

MMm....early morning garage pies...a sure sign of distress!

Peas on Toast said...

Oh yes. With evidential pastry flakes left all over back seat of rental car the next morning...

Did eat some bloody nice samoosas though - the next day for breakfast.

Buzzing'Fly said...

dats the name of the Durb July game yeah... crazy ass time = memory loss = scandal = strange moments = chaos...

:(:(

so sad i missed it, all my friends are rubbing it in... everyone i know that went had a killer time.

and your team da French kicked our Brazilian asses... going to go sulk now. ;)

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Peas on Toast said...

Hey Buzz!
Know what you mean, last year everyone I knew went down to Durbs, I didn't, and felt very left out! So best next year you get your ass down there! :)

And, oui oui, it would seem the Frenchies are kicking some serious derriere in the soccer! I won't rub it in, promise. ;)

Buzzing'Fly said...

*Wimper*... i kno i kno, i have had the deight of the July before, soo much fun. Next there ill be there... even if i have to kill my boss... oops did i say that aloud. one of those weeks *sigh*.. ;)

Your team played good, must say. You guys deserved that game... (man its hard to say that), sexy mr Va va Voom was on form and Zidane... nice . lets see what happens...

All i have now is Portugal, Viva the Portuguese!! ;)

i_am_not_who_i_am said...

peas..did u see any cute indian guys at the july??

do indians attend the july....umm....are they your type anyways?????


fida. . .

Champagne Heathen said...

I'm just incredibly impressed you found your phone again!

I completely agree with Suave on the Benmore restuarant. Excellent food & prices & excellent owners. Actually, if wasn't for some fine Italian game playing tonight I'd head straight there. But I will only be where there is a tv.

Good to see you have hopes to become 'prim & proper' with me Peas! It is always good to have another hooligan join you in the pain of normality & sensibility - it ensures both people won't last long off table tops.

Peas on Toast said...

Buzz - shame my girl. Would an espetada help? ;)

Fida - I did see some incredible cute Indian guys. On a general scale, there were some beautiful people at the July. Where have they all been hiding?

Champs - I know, how is that for a miracle? Finding my phone! Wouldve been the third one gone this year. Not good.
OK, you and I can watch those on table tops from a safe distance for a while...;)

Anonymous said...

Hey peas, I found that sometimes we try to fill our life up with distractions just to show that we are not victims, that we are strong that we can still have fun. Just need to be careful when it stops being fun. I told you those walks on the beach are hectic. Love the shoes:)xxx

"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun."

- Pablo Picasso

Peas on Toast said...

Thanks Anon - are you the same Anon from two posts down? (When you posted up some other quotes?)

I am so exhausted and grumpy at present, I may throttle my boss before the day is over. And now Eye Guy sends me an email analysing my personality. Great. Just fucking great.

Anonymous said...

Hey peas, yes thats me.XXX.Analysing your personality, well here is a 25 woman that has a following that is huge, even has some dodgy fans:)Going through a break up.The cool thing about break up's, is that you realise that you do care deeply about things and you not just sucking up air and wondering around this planet.Also its great when you realise Mr right was sooooo not Mr right.(It will come, or so I ve been told). Hey give beard man a chance, dont let mr ex stuff up your chance to hear someone tell you how amasing you are. Your story today was hectic I could feel the sadness a good friend of mine once told me that I alone hold the keys to my prison cell:)xxx

Peas on Toast said...

Thanks Anon. Yes, I can relate to the keys, prison cell thing: I definitely make my life a lot harder than it's worth.

But hey. If Cute Unshaved Guy asks me out on a date, I'll say yes. What the hell, why not?

I just hope the Losers go. The weekend was good on the whole.

Anonymous said...

Hey peas

Losers go? Im lost...(yes in more ways than one:) Why wait, ask him to go for a drink.He obviously likes you or he would not have smsed you. How cool are those first smses? Good luck, oh a warm bath lots of bubbles, good music in the background and a soft place to fall should do the trick.xxx

Peas on Toast said...

Anon - Losers Syndrome. ;) God it's wreaking havoc - I'm going home to sleep it off right this instant!

As far as smsing him for a drink, nu uh. I'm going to play the game like a queen. I usually don't sms guys first anyway, but I'm in no rush to hurry him up. It's good this way, trust me. :)
xx

Anonymous said...

My queen pea:)

Till we meet again, loved the nu uh xxx

guppa said...

nice cankles peas:)

what a mad, weekend, fear-and-loathing in Durbs! thank god you didn't kiss/snog/pounce Eye guy, sounds like a prick. deserve better. and if new dave has a surname with what a bird wing contains- don't go there.

Kate said...

"No more hyperactive, ridiculously clownish Peas"
Nooooo! Dont do that! What will we have to read when we're supposed to be working?!

Peas on Toast said...

Doc - cankles huh! You little shit! ;)
Please email me about the guy you think is Cute Unshaven Guy. xx

Kate - Never fear my little apple. These moments I have where I hole myself up never last long. It's just a way for me to recentre myself. And stay away from men. ;)

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best bunnie in jhb is at the airport - domestic departures - place called the Raj - fixes everything!!

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