Wednesday, February 20, 2008

back of the ciggie box

Big T, reminding me that we're indeed living in the 19th Century: "Reading an article in the Financial Mail quoting a description of Johannesburg in the 19th century: “Probably the most corrupt, immoral and untruthful assemblage of human beings in the world.”

Johannesburg is also described in the same article as “ Monte Carlo imposed upon Sodom and Gomorrah.”

Interesting, and here I thought at least we're friendly right?

Feeling a bit blue today. Probably just a bit tired and torn out. I feel a bit...mingerish too, but that's my problem, not the rest of the world's. Would just like to curl up under a desk today though, and sleep and dream of far distant places, where the people aren't corrupt, the drive to work doesn't make me schvitz, the food isn't fattening, and everything feels a bit different...just for one day.

You know when you SMS the number on the back of your cigarette box to 35 3030, (or whatever it is), whereby you have to unscramble the word "Koyto" to reveal the "Beautiful, crazy city in which you could find yourself!"? No? I don't usually do these silly SMS competitions either. But the back of the pack promised I could win one of three holidays to Lmina, Koyto or Risap!

They sound awfully exotic don't they. Now hold thumbs for me please.

32 comments:

kyknoord said...

Now all you have to do is enter another 4999 times and Virgin Mobile will pay your cellphone bill.

Peas on Toast said...

Drat. Another bad decision. I went for yello instead of red.

:(

Expensive Mistakes and Cheap Thrills said...

i smoke the same cigarettes.

unless more than one brand is running the competition.

good luck. holding thumbs. Risap sounds killer.

Peas on Toast said...

Thrills - so didja enter, didja?

They say Risap in the springtime is especially nice. :)

Expensive Mistakes and Cheap Thrills said...

no. didnt. enter.

never win and my phone bill is high enough as it is. my dad is going to have a fit this month. (yeah, daddy still pays my phone bill, but only coz i'm not working)

i'm going to confess my true blondeness here. "Lmina" - i could not work this one out.

ps: you should join twenty-something-bloggers.
http://20somethings.ning.com

Expensive Mistakes and Cheap Thrills said...

plus, if i entered, it would lessen your chances of winning.

Betenoir said...

see, now if theyctually had a chance to go to Goromrah, I'd totally spend the SMS.

but not Domos.

Peas on Toast said...

Thrills - ah thanks for the invite, I'd love to join! How do I go about it?

Also, you're very considerate. It would lessen my chances of winning by 1 to 123 4583 98. As opposed to 123 4583 97. :)

Lmina - Milan :)

Bete - hello stranger! It's been, like forever! Domos, well different strokes for different...you know the rest :)

Peas on Toast said...

PS: this could fun! Let's see, what is...

rnowyek?

Or, or! letseat?

Expensive Mistakes and Cheap Thrills said...

ahhh.....milan.

did not see that one coming.

joining 20somethings is simple. go to the link. follow the instructions. register your blog. eaaaaasssy peeeeeasy.....

hehe.

bet you never heard that one before. (not.)

Expensive Mistakes and Cheap Thrills said...

ps: i got the other two.

new york

seattle.

Peas on Toast said...

Nice! OK, I'm gonna up it a level here. You're on Round 2.

What is:

mtrasemad?

Ugashdoim?

Expensive Mistakes and Cheap Thrills said...

fuckin getting hard here.

amsterdam

fucking cant get the other one.

gimme a clue, lady.

Peas on Toast said...

You're a genius. I made the other one especially hard just in case Stephen Hawking dropped by.

It's Mogadishu. Black Hawk Down, Somalia-like.

Yeah I know.

Expensive Mistakes and Cheap Thrills said...

a clue is giving me the answer?

i coulda got that one, y'know!!

Revolving Credit said...

There are competitions on the back of cigarette packets??

What are you smoking?

Peas on Toast said...

Thrills - sorry ok, here's another one:

humartko

:) he he

Rev - nothing strong enough at the moment. It was a box of Stuyvie Blue, but it's not my normal brand. I smoke Marlboro Lights.

Expensive Mistakes and Cheap Thrills said...

we are smoking:

*rcoks

*btutosn

*rcakc

Revolving Credit said...

So how much money did you lose on the Vodacom win a BMW competition??

Expensive Mistakes and Cheap Thrills said...

ok. i totally give up after thinking about that for 5.3 seconds.

i declare myself an ijit that is smoking all of the above.

plus I can hear The Kid blowing bubbles in his nappy.

So it's off to get the wet wipes and gas mask.

Peas on Toast said...

Thrills - ah, nappy changing. Those fond memories from my au pair days will live with me forever! :)

rcoks - Rocks

*btutosn - Buttons

*rcakc - Crack

And here I thought we were staying geographical. Clever Thrills :)

Rev - 0 cents and 0 ront. BMWs don't do it for me one little bit. Yeah yeah yeah I know you drive one and it's a speed queen, but you know me: more of an Audi lady :)

Revolving Credit said...

Maybe you could try winning the Virgin Hummer!

PS. Khartoum

Peas on Toast said...

Rev - Hummer's can suck on my non-existent ball bag :)

PS: You're Stephen Hawking. You clever little fucker!

OK, now it's getting hard:

What is:
daferdopf? If you get this, you can have my ticket to loonnd, if I win.

Champagne Heathen said...

Poffadder?
Manohman, I am hoping this offer is up for all of us!

Revolving Credit said...

(&*9%^&57# internet, i keep losing my comment, here we go again)

Never realised you were into puffadders?

Always thought that you were more of a trouser snake kinda girl.

Laidylcip Ruscic here I come!!

FiOnion said...

Somehow I can never look at a Hummer and not want to howl laughing... cos I was once told by a US friend that in certain sections of the US military the word "hummer" is code for a blowj0b...

Revolving Credit said...

Fionion, well it makes sense to hum as it is rude to try and talk with your mouth full!

Peas on Toast said...

Champers - you win! Can I offer you a trip to Lelliheno in the meantime? It's where I gotta get to later, and I'd be happy for you to take my place :)

Rev - puffadders can suck on my non existent nutsack.
:)

Fionion - That is a scary thought, hummer=blowjob. I wonder what the equivalent of cunnilingus is? (A Dodge?) wahahahahahaha. Ok. Ok.

Champagne Heathen said...

I am trying to figure out if that is a real place name or if you mean Lonehill.

And hey, at least you're not heading to ropt teelizahb this weekend! Although, at least it means I will end up in Notken.

Peas on Toast said...

Champs - you're going to Kenton and PE? Niiice china :)

Katie Possum said...

Cheer up, Peas!
Maybe you'll win. Someone has to.

That's what I always say about the lottery, and I've won that about - um, ahem, wait-a-minute, nevermind!

Peas on Toast said...

Katie - hi there little one! Thanks man....yeah, it's a pipedream, and without those, well, well...nothing really :)