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SA Partridge

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What a kerfuffle

Looking for a new place to live sure is hard.

It’s been a few months since I’ve been back under the daddy’s roof and honestly, as much as free rent and free laundry is great, feeling like you’re five years old all over again is not.

So it’s back to flatshare.


Last night found the new roomie-to-be and I hopelessly lost in the construction wonderland that is Century City. We were marching up and down trying to find apartment block 23 amongst the fifty thousand apartment blocks surrounding us and received a lovely little work out in the process.

We eventually found the needle in the flatstack to realize that no one was home. The adventure continued when a not-so-friendly security guard named Dumisane discovered us peeping into the windows and gave us the boot. I mean seriously, I don’t exactly look like a dangerous housebreaker. I was carrying a Lord of The Rings lunchbox and a packet of Monster Munch for heavens sakes. I was once described as being as scary as a biscuit. Plus I’m twice the size of my new housemate who spends most of his time playing World of Warcraft so that doesn’t exactly make us prime candidates for the next Bonnie and Clyde of Cape Town.

Anyway, I’ve only ever lived with a girl before so this is going to be a bit novel. I imagine there’s going to be lot less ignoring each other pointedly; letters of apology slipped under doors and heated discussions about how evil men are going on. I just hope he’s not too messy.

In other news…

Hoërskool Jan van Riebeeck are having their gala evening on Saturday where they are going to be performing their rendition of The Goblet Club called Gif. I am so excited. I am going to be taking uber pictures and if I can figure out how my camera works, maybe some video as well. I remember when I was in London I went through all the trouble of sneaking my camera into the NIN concert and recording all my favourite tracks only to realize afterwards that no audio had been recorded. I won’t be making the same mistake this time.

Watch this space!

 

Recent comments:

  • <a href="http://louisgreenberg.com" rel="nofollow">Louis Greenberg</a>
    Louis Greenberg
    July 15th, 2008 @10:21 #
     
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    Ha ha. Congrats, Sally, and good luck.

    You could always take Andy's approach to house- and roomie-hunting, trundle along in your wheelchair and say "I want that one."

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  • <a href="http://www.sapartridge.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sally</a>
    Sally
    July 15th, 2008 @10:36 #
     
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    At which point I would follow with "I don't like it"

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  • <a href="http://louisgreenberg.com" rel="nofollow">Louis Greenberg</a>
    Louis Greenberg
    July 15th, 2008 @10:50 #
     
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    It's all in the whining tone, though.

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  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    July 15th, 2008 @11:23 #
     
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    I've always wanted to know - is Andy saying, "Yah, I know", "Yah, love" or "Ah, hello", when he responds to something inane from Lou?

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  • <a href="http://louisgreenberg.com" rel="nofollow">Louis Greenberg</a>
    Louis Greenberg
    July 15th, 2008 @11:36 #
     
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    Yeah, I know. I have some expat friends who try to talk like they're from Essex to fit in.

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  • <a href="http://louisgreenberg.com" rel="nofollow">Louis Greenberg</a>
    Louis Greenberg
    July 15th, 2008 @11:40 #
     
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    PS has anyone seen the offcuts extra feature of Little Britain Season 1? Something on there has become a staple inanity in my household: this bad South African accented orchestra member who destroys other people's instruments in a sulky rage... he says "You are IN-koorrect" like old Prof Bloomberg, the IQ-test practitioner would say. It's hilarious, but probably only Richard would have a snowball's chance of knowing Prof Bloomberg.

    Right, erm, I'll scuttle off back under my rock.

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  • Sven
    Sven
    July 15th, 2008 @11:48 #
     
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    I have borrowed the complete DVD collection and am busy wading through it at the moment. To be honest, I have recently been scanning through them for the scenes with Anne. Eh eh ehhhh...

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  • <a href="http://www.sapartridge.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sally</a>
    Sally
    July 15th, 2008 @11:53 #
     
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    I have seen those with Prof Bloomberg. hehe

    The ones you really need to watch out for are on the bonus DVD of Season 3. The ones that were too dodgy to make to television. wow

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  • <a href="http://louisgreenberg.com" rel="nofollow">Louis Greenberg</a>
    Louis Greenberg
    July 15th, 2008 @12:03 #
     
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    Have ye ever heard of a theeng called a taa-MA-to?

    ha ha bonk

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