i won R3 million in our poker evening on wednesday. not that i need the money. am thinking of donating it to ‘the recession’.
The pile of chips on the left is mine, the pile on the right is Jody's, who came second.
then Mark insisted on doing card tricks that didn’t work. he figured if he acted mysterious and wore a sailor hat we’d become more gullible to his guiles. it didn’t work.
Carla falls on Mark, while he acts 'mysteriously'.
and then last night i dressed up in a Goldilocks outfit and sat on bear’s lap at the launch of the Airstreams atop the Grand Daddy Hotel in Long Street. but more about that later.
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Tagged my branded life, mark stead, winner, jody ziman, goldilocks, caravan, grand daddy hotel, 3 bears, trailer, roof, poker evening, R3 million, card tricks
having a nemesis makes you work harder. a good nemesis should keep you up at night, while you try to outwit and outsmart them. a good nemesis should make you go to the Virgin Active every day, so you can be thinner or more buff than them. a good nemesis should keep your shoes clean, so you don’t look like shit when you appear next to them on a gameshow they’ve devised to make you look dumb.
i’m looking for a new nemesis. steve jobs had bill gates. who have i got? ppl who hate britney spears? ppl who forward around the Virgin Airlines ‘best complaint letter ever’ (for real? is it really so very funny?)? feeling rather thin on the nemesis front. sometimes i like to have a nemesis as a boss, because it makes you want to ‘prove them wrong’. but i like my boss. she believes in me. a nemesis should never believe in you. fear you, intimidate you, threaten you, maybe – but never believe in you.
that local politician who keeps singing that song about a machine gun used to be my nemesis, but he’s probably dying of AIDS, and that’s no fair. not sure why everyone’s so scared of him becoming president, because he’ll die of AIDS eventually (he doesn’t use condoms and sleeps with chicks who are HIV +). it’s not very sporty to have a nemesis who is dying.
i guess in order to find my nemesis i should follow some sort of logical process and pick someone who stands against something i stand for. then i should decide what i stand for. i stand for: getting free stuff / buying stuff / having stuff bought for me / wearing cool stuff / listening to music on my various cool technological stuffs / reading about cool stuff / making cool stuff / running / dissing facebook.
now if i flip this and line up all the opposites, my nemesis should become immediately apparent. and my nemesis is…
stupid. clearly. who doesn’t like cool stuff? not sure that this is the most effective way of establishing a nemesis.
i’ll think about this over the weekend, and get back to y’ulle on monday. feel like whomever i choose as my nemesis will have a big impact on my personal brand.
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Tagged apple, bill gates, CEOs, dating show, enemies, finding a nemesis, free stuff, game show, microsoft, my branded life, software, steve jobs, technology, virgin active