Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Loyalty to Florence

When I found out that my favourite artist was releasing a new album I did a lot of things, most which cannot be explain, things like moonwalking, phantom wrestling and spit-bubble blowing. I guess my body reacted in an unprecedented manner partly because never have I anticipated an album quite like this before.

For the first time ever (which I'm ashamed to admit) I made a deal with myself and with Florence Welch that i would have my first listen to her album when i could physically hold, touch, lick the actual CD.

As it lay on my lap, shiny with the unbroken, plastic covering, I reached my hand up, bent it back and pat myself on the back. I had made it through all the "I can put it on a disc for you," "Just download it," "It's incredible, just give it a little listen" and for that I think the back pat is well in reason.

I have yet to listen to every song, taking my time to go through each one and appreciate it for what it is: a masterpiece. But I can tell that this is not the last time I'm going to write about it, or talk about it, or even blatantly admire it. Oh no. This journey is about to begin and I feel like I'm holding the golden ticket.

Here it is in its two disc glory:D

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Flo and my Heart

God, I get chills<3

Can you even handle it?

I just experienced one of the best weekends of my life.

Townhall on Friday was the tits. I can't remember most of the costumes I saw but I know my babes looked bitchin' - All of them!

I got to spend time with an old friend, little Asbo and it felt like the good ol' days, you know? Just being drunk and laughing and running around.

On Saturday I went to Kings of Leon for the second time and I got to spend it with my best friend and although I couldn't cry because apparently I'm incapable of doing so these days, I was sobbing with happiness on the inside.

It rained during the encore and in that moment I was the happiest I've been for as long as I can remember.

I got to see most the people who mean something to me and I got to hang out with my babe of a mother, who made me a great deal of home cooked food to bring back. I told you she was a babe.

It felt pretty shitty coming back because I didn't get to see everyone and I know a weekend isn't nearly enough time to cure the blues but I'll be back soon.

So for now, I love you guys. See you in a bit<3

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


So I realise I don't post as much as I should and I might have to admit that I'm spending more time on my Tumblr account but that doesn't mean that I have forgotten about you, because I haven't.

I guess I'm going through another season (an unpleasant one) and it's hard to make happy posts sometimes, ye?

But I've been saving this bit of happiness: I'm going to Joburg next weekend to see my amazing mother who I think needs me just as much as I need her. Even though I need her a lot, a lot. Sometimes all I need to cure me of the blues is a sit-down with her and maybe a cry and life's little woes (and sometimes the big ones too) seem not-so important anymore, like I'm not alone and neither have I ever been because I have her.

I'm also really excited for the Halloween party happening at Townhall which I went to last year and for some reason all I remember from that night (other than Odete throwing a banana at me) is that I saw my ex before hand. Bla bla bla and I was really happy and then a few days afterwards I was really sad. So hopefully that won't be the case this time.

Anyway, myself and a friend are dressing up together and we're totally going to be bangin' and I couldn't think of anyone better to go with<3

I'm fucking excited to see some awesome people, especially Claudia, Devin, Jo and Odete - the people who know how to make this gal smile and I'm ready to drink excessively and then return to Cape Town maybe a little happier than when I left.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

So I started a Tumblr account. To basically say everything I can't say on here. It's anonymous and I doubt anyone will ever find it... It just feels good to get something out and not be judges for it.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Daisy Blues

It's been three days since Rocking the Daisies and I'm feeling a little blue to say the least.

Can I just tell you how much of a bitchin' time I had?

-My days were spent with the most delicious of people, who made the heat wave seem more bearable and who will entertain even the most serious of people. It was pretty sad to see them leave back for Joburg though :(

But on the plus side, I got to meet awesome new Cape Town babes (especially Scotty) who found me hilarious and were convinced I'm definitely not lesbian (score!)

-My nights were spent with the beautiful, Amy Green who gave me butterflies and held my hand and who I got to sit with by the moonlit dam until early morning hours.She told me I was a treat and I'm pretty sure that meant that she liked me because then she gave me a kiss *insert blush*

-I got to witness the greatness that is LARK, for which I am still trying to muster the words.

But now it's real world time and I'm left with my memories:

  • "I'm feeling rape-y"
  • "There is no method to my madness"
  • Getting mouth raped by Brad
  • Being the last man standing both nights.
  • "Let's get busy with those tits"
  • "I'm just a crazy gal looking for a good ol' fashioned, fun time"
  • "Dang gurl, how'd you get so fly?"
  • "Get loose on tha dance flo'"
  • And basically everything Kendra and I said to each other.
  • But most importantly: "You are a treat"

Long, dramatic sigh<3


Happy Hump Day<3
I think a piece of me is a little bit in love with the girl who blogs, but at the same time I know my heart beats a bit faster when I'm around you as well.

After four years there's still a piece of you in me<3

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Mandatory Sex Party

Because I'm basically in love with Allie Brosh from Hyperbole and a Half I will do as she says and what she says is that I must let you guys know about Mandatory Sex Parties and why they are important.

Instead I'll post what she said about them,
"Okay, so I think a mandatory sex party is a party where once you walk in the door, you are obligated to have sex.  I would think that these parties often disguise themselves as costume parties or birthday parties or baby showers but THEN as soon as they entice people in the door, they are all "guess what this actually is?  It's a mandatory sex party, bitch!"

And then the raping would commence.  

It's just a rough definition... "

Also I will attach a video of Allie being sexy and seductive.

Now go have mandatory sex parties but remember to pay your dues to Allie.

I'll let you know when we set a date for the wedding<3

Rocking the Daisies


The day is drawing nearer and my liver has already started to shake.

Not only am I going to a kick ass festival, but I get to jam with some of the most awesome Joburg homies known to man :D

Sarah Payne who has long mermaid hurrz and the most delicious lips will be staying with me for a few days (just cuddling and making love-eyes)

Cute hey?

Also, the mildly inappropriate but endlessly fascinating slut, Kendra :D

Along with many other fantastic babes (unfortunately my best friends won't be there ='[ )

But none of this would have been possible if it weren't for Hannah - AKA Handa :D

I'm too stoked to watch Lark and get drunk under the stars while jamming with the pretty faces of people I love<3

Daisies, we heart you!!!<3

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Addiction

Okay so I'll admit I have a new addiction. It's all I think about, I can't get enough, blah blah blah!

I've caught on pretty late but I'm sure there's still a few of you who wouldn't have heard of this and you'll be more than grateful.

She brought the hilarious and completely accurate post about the "Alot" and reading through the rest of her blog, I've discovered she's pretty much a genius. Like scarily so.

You need to do yourself a favour and read her blog, Hyperbole and a Half and fill that lifeless gaping hole you have inside of you!


Friday, September 23, 2011


Okay, if you're still using "u" instead of "you" then we really don't have much more to say to each other. I will shun you and your inability to type an extra two letters because, "like bru, it just takes up SO much of your time." Grow up, you're wearing big people's pants now.

South African Heritage

If you're South African, I'm just going to assume that your Heritage Day will be spent having a braai and chilling with your "brus and chinas" - kiff!

To get in the spirit of le fabulous braai, here's a video, which achieves two great things:

  • It rips off Rebecca Black 
  • It's so accurate to South Africans, it's almost embarrassing (but still totally kick ass)

So watch it and bask in your heritage.

You're a sassy bunch<3

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Propaganda At Its Best

In high school I took History as a subject and I discovered that I wasn't really cut out for it (in other words, "insanely boring")

But one thing that I will never forget is the Duck and Cover video we watched as part of our propaganda section during the Cold War and nuclear threats.

I can't believe people would actually take something like this seriously but I'm glad they did, so I now have something to remind me of how useless the human race is at the best of times.

(if you don't find it entertaining then we don't have much else to talk about)

Happy Hump Day children<3
I'm off to watch Zoe Saldana kick ass tonight in her new movie, Columbiana


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

How To Make a Successful Blog

Starting his new life in the ‘big city,’ Chris O’ Doherty felt there was something missing. What could this ‘something’ be? He didn’t have a blog (obviously) and realised that in order for his life to be complete he, like the multitudes of other young adults, had to get his thoughts out there on an internationally accessed platform and get people to listen. But where would he start?
Luckily for Chris and all you aspiring blog prodigies, I found out from the who’s who of the blogging world just how to start your blog and get it noticed. I hope you’re taking notes…

Why should I even start a blog?

Blogging today comes with multi-purposes.

“It really depends on what you’re trying to achieve with your blog: Do you want to make money? Do you want to talk to people? Do you want to re-post stuff that you find cool?” asks popular blogger and TV presenter, Natalie Roos. “I started my blog as a way to document my stories. I never had any intentions of getting sponsorship deals or having avid readers. Really, I just wanted a place to talk.”

Web expert and designer, Kyle Redelinghuys adds, “A blog could be described or used as an ‘open diary’. It allows the author to express his or herself on any topic. Having a blog is a good exercise in free speech.”

With so many options, how do I know which platform to choose?

Again, this is determined by what the aim of your blog is. For longer, more detailed blogs, Both Natalie and Kyle recommend Wordpress and Natalie also adds Blogger into the mix, “They are free, and are super easy to use. You can post long stories and pictures.”
If you’re looking for quick and easy blogging, Tumblr is your best bet, “Tumblr would be second choice. [It] has more of a short and sweet feel,” says Kyle.
“I’d suggest Tumblr… when you’re mainly re-posting stuff and posting a picture-a-day,” adds Natalie.

I’ve signed up, now how do I get the ball rolling?

Look is everything, “Get some help with the design.” Says Natalie
And that’s where our web expert comes in, “There are loads of free themes available for download for Wordpress and Tumblr, as well as the other popular blogger platforms. Web design is going towards a more image-centric focus, think big images, big text. Typography has exploded since the capabilities of HTML and CSS have now catered for the use of any font online, which is a huge bonus. Go for simple, clean, neutral colours – gradients and greys are really popular.”
After you’ve sorted out your design, Natalie urges you to, “Write about what you know. And post the links on your Facebook and Twitter profiles. That’s how you gain readers.”

Are there any dos and don’ts ?

“I think “do” try and give every post your own voice. You’re not a newspaper journo. You don’t have to write for everyone’s taste. Blogs are niche. You’ll eventually have a readership that likes your voice, even if they don’t like what you might be saying.” Says Natalie.

Kyle adds that you should, “Try to blog consistently… This has got as much to do with readers checking your blog as it does with Google ranking your site. Grammar is a big deal, tagging your posts is important [and] making sure your site looks good.”

As far as the ‘don’ts’:
“Don’t steal content. The internet is a big place...but it can be a very small place. It’s okay to re-post content, but always give credit to your source.” Says Natalie.

Kyle simply adds, “Don’t do drugs.”

Now how do I actually get people to read it?

Use your other social platforms, “Make it available to the people who already like what you say: your Twitter and Facebook subscribers. They’ll share what you have to say.” Says Natalie.

Kyle gets more technical, “keep keywords in the title. Repeat those keywords three to five times throughout the article, and then another five to ten phrases closely related to those keywords, without using the [actual] keywords. Google changed their search algorithm and that’s why if you load your article with too many of the same keywords you get marked down.”

This will enhance your search results and make your blog easier to find on the ever-growing Web.

Now that I’m on track, I just need to know how to maintain my new hobby

“Share as much as you can and keep in line with SEO and design trends and see what happens. Nothing on the internet is guaranteed.” Says Kyle.
Natalie adds, “Treat it like a job. Post often and choose a general theme for your blog: fashion, lifestyle, food, funny random [stuff] that happens to you. Keep doing it. It pays off.”

Popular blogs to check out for inspiration:

Technological Oddity

Hey you gorgeous Interweb Kids!

This was found to be widely entertaining and I hope you'll think so too.

They let two chat bots talk to each to see how they would react. The result is fascinating. 


Thank You For Visiting

For when you're feeling spicy.

For when you're feeling beautiful.

For when you're feeling delicious.

For when you're feeling invincible.

You're spectacular. Every day of the week<3 Thank you for taking your time to visit Under My Skin...


So misunderstood. So simple. So perfect. 

So timeless...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

She Only Calls On Sundays

This constant ticking is ridiculous
Time to ease these white-washed knuckles
And shoot back into the cracks
Waiting was never fun
Waiting was never fun

Luckily I didn’t hold my breath
Replay the back seat
I swear I heard her promise
(how fun)

Catches me before I slip
It must be lonely there
I heard Sundays were holy
I'll fill the holes in her lingerie
She said she’ll save me...
Save me for a Sunday

Just another line on her wrist
I swore to be something more
Wish I could see past the drowned windows
Guessing was never fun
Guessing was never fun

Catches me before I slip
It must be lonely there
I heard Sundays were holy
I'll fill the holes in her lingerie
She said she’ll save me...
Save me for a Sunday

I'll find the bottom
Keep my face out the dirt
I'm not a religion, so why the sacredness?
(it’s only Monday)

Bumped into her “Tuesday”
She always said her favourite number was seven
Sundays reminded her of heaven
It must be lonely there...

Catches me before I slip
It must be lonely there
I heard Sundays were holy
I'll fill the holes in her lingerie
She said she’ll save me...
Save me for a Sunday

She saved me for a Sunday
(a Sunday)

...Its only Monday


Friday, September 16, 2011

I got this from a friend's blog HNPB and thought it was pretty spot on.


Ola homies!

I'm sorry for not writing anything of importance or beauty lately. Just haven't been motivated or inspired I guess.

So if you would like to be my muse so I could fall in love with you and write many a wonderful things in your honour... Let me know.

Thank you<3


Thought this was pretty funny! found it at pretty perfect


So this is currently my background..
Compliments to my lilymou as I found it on her blog :)

I get sad when she does :(

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

He'll make you sit up and say, "wow."

Not even the somewhat unnerving location of a Khayelitsha township could hinder the ease I felt around Lusindiso. His charm and ability to ward off unpleasant visitors while on the set of Salvation Street really captured not only me but also stole the affection of some eager bystanders. By the time we got around to the actual interview, I felt as if I was speaking to an old friend, an endlessly fascinating, old friend.

“I’m all yours,” he says before climbing into my car.

Professional actor, Lusindiso Thyulu, knew what he wanted to do from a young age, “this sounds cliché but I loved watching TV when I was a little boy and there came a stage where I’d come across something that fascinated me and I’d literally walk to my mom’s room, look in the mirror and imitate what I saw.” His first big break came around when he was still in primary school, the Baxter Theatre had a program running called Bax Kids and Lusindiso was asked to fill in for one of his friends. As expected, they loved him and asked him to stay on. A few years later he received a call explaining that the show had been revamped and now went by, City at Bax and they wanted him for the part, “I didn’t know this but it was the beginning of something for me… and I started to mingle with the who’s who of the theatre industry. It was luck and a privilege to work with them.”

Speaking to Lusindiso, it was hard to keep from getting involved in his excitement about his achievements and future plans; everything he spoke about was accompanied by big hand gestures and an infectious smile.
He went straight from City at Bax to studying at Cityvarsity and during his first year he played a cameo role in the popular drama series, Jacob’s Cross. “When you’re passionate about it, you just want to be involved in everything” and he agrees that Cityvarsity gave him the advantage he needed but explained that, “you’ve got to have the talent and they just nurture it.” He speaks of his fondest moment being able to work with his childhood idol, Joe Mafela.

Lusindiso’s plans for now involve him being in a drama series called Verdict and also taking a previous stage production him and fellow classmates performed last year in Grahamstown, to the Out the Box festival this year.

And as for his future, he sees himself being an established director as well as owning his own production company and like most actors, he simply cannot stomp the possibility of going to Hollywood one day.

“Anyone out there can act but you need something that will distinguish you from the rest, something that will make the casting director sit up and say, “okay, wow. This is different,” when you enter the audition room.”

Art On Another Scale

Bids! - (that's short for 'blog kids')

If you want some tooty fruity, delicious new art to gaze at in awe, this man is the man for you!

Jason deCaires Taylor is pretty fucking effing rad and has come up with a fantastic innovative idea for his artwork exhibition… Under the sea!

He basically makes cement models of people and places them under water in life-like situations. Then he documents how sea life adapts to the foreign objects and starts using them as their new homes. It’s amazing to see how the statues transform after time.

Here’s a few pictures but go give the official website a look-see.

And then he has also captured his work before it is put into the water:

Again, go check out the website: Jason deCaires Taylor

Bye lovelies<3

Monday, September 12, 2011

All the people of the world! *spice up your life*

Because it's Tuesday and I'm alive, here's a random post to start the day.

Sarah and I are TOTALLY getting these tops made. We were born to wear these, okay?

And because nothing makes me happier than an extremely beautiful sexy person, here's my one for the day:

Now go be free<3

Friday, September 9, 2011

Yet Again

So laaaaaik, hey there sweet cyber peeps!

If you haven't heard. it's Friday. Yes, Friday guys and for most of South Africa's youth, it just happens to be holidaaaays. A full week of being irresponsible and flirting with all the beautiful people (if you don't usually do this every day, anyway)

I just wanted to leave you with a thought. Be there for your friends when they need you. Sometimes they're not looking for you to say the right things or give them the best advice. Sometimes they just want someone to hang out with, who they can talk to when they're feeling miserable. You won't believe the power of just having someone to watch tv with or even go shopping with.

So be a mate, okay?

Oh and before I forget!

All you Cape Town hotties better be at Assembly tomorrow night for the most bitchin' party! Desmond and the Tutus, Dance, You're on Fire, Shadow Club, Double Adapter and probably even more radical bands who I can't think of (or probably don't know)

Be there and if you give me a little friendly "hello" I might even buy you a drink :D

Tomorrow night it is! <3

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Got this from a cool blog, Pretty Perfection and I loled at how perfect it is :)

Have a Thursday dipped in splendidness xxx

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Come and Blow Your Mind

Rad people of the Universe!

Come. Come look at probably one of the coolest music videos to ever grace the internet!

This is called Iron and it's by Woodkid

Make sure you watch all the way until the end, it gets more and more radical as you watch. Oh, it also has Agyness Deyn in it (two thumbs up)

Here's the lyrics:

Deep in the ocean, dead and cast away
Where innocence is burned, in flames
A million mile from home, I'm walking ahead
I'm frozen to the bones, I am...

A soldier on my own, I don't know the way

I'm riding up the heights of shame
I'm waiting for the call, the hand on the chest
I'm ready for the fight, and fate

The sound of iron shots is stuck in my head,

The thunder of the drums dictates
The rhythm of the falls, the number of dead's
The rising of the horns, ahead

From the dawn of time to the end of days

I will have to run, away
I want to feel the pain and the bitter taste
Of the blood on my lips, again

This steady burst of snow is burning my hands,

I'm frozen to the bones, I am
A million mile from home, I'm walking away
I can't remind your eyes, your face 


Don't say I never gave you anything<3

Tuesday, September 6, 2011



I totes added a poll over there ----->
Basically just trying it out, having a bit of fun and would love some input.

ALSO, let me know if you have any questions you'd like to see posted on the poll. This may just be your chance to be ridiculous ;)

Thanks dolls<3

Shouting Out Loud

If you haven't gotten your little lovable selves into Shout Out Louds then what exactly have you been doing up until now? Playing the fool?

If you're a sucker for the whole Indie/alternative/rock then you really need to get your life into order. You can basically listen to these babes when you're miff, amped or even pretty neutral.

You may have even noticed their song, Very Loud from the movie, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist!

If you love me, you'll listen to them right now and basically live the rest of your life in happiness... You're welcome.

Here's a few songs for you lazy folk:

And of course I'll throw in a few pics I found on Google search

You folk are beautiful<3

"It's a sick world out there, darling."

I've become so fascinated by serial killers (relax children, it's not in a weird psycho way)
For creative writing, we're learning how to master the Crime novel and in order to do so, I've been researching some pretty hectic crime cases, which further intrigued me into researching the most potent serial killers out there.

America takes the ranks with the most notable serial killers up to date, with England following closely behind. The difference between these two is that the American usually opted for the more violent means while the English preferred methods of poisoning instead.

Some cases have left me a bit light-headed from the graphic detail, such as the Albert Fish case (which should not be read if you have a sensitive stomach)

Another case I found interesting dates back centuries ago about Countess Elizabeth Bathory de Ecsed who apparently killed over 600 virgin girls and bathed in their blood to keep her youth (but that is just one of the theories)

What struck me the most is that most of these people look completely normal and even had charming personalities (used to lure in victims) and that not all of them came from a harsh background. I also found it interesting to see who committed suicide after being convicted and who lived out their sentences.

Like I said, if you don't have a weak stomach, it's worth taking a look at. It's really interesting in terms of seeing the killer psyche and gives a bit of relief knowing these crazies are locked up or deceased.

Wikipedia does a list of the most notable killers, arranged in countries: Serial Killers By Country

I promise my next post will be light hearted<3

Monday, September 5, 2011

New Week, New Beat

Sometimes what us humans need is to be thrown in the deep end. To get hurt by someone enough to finally realise they are not worth the effort or your thoughts. To make it all the way to the end and when you get there, find out that it actually was all worth it.

Well children of the internets, I may just have found my true closure this weekend and I have to say, it's about time.

I've finally moved on and have absolutely no more feelings for a previous love (and heartbreak) and I'm definitely free to pursue happiness with someone new.

What a GLORIOUS day bitches!

Here's a few lovely snaps from Piccsy that I hope will make you feel delicious:)

And my favourite for the day: