Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dear residents of 119

Right...I get it.  You're all young, you like to have fun and to party it up. So am I.  But there are limits.  You do NOT throw a huge ass party at your apartment in a complex on a MONDAY night that lasts until 5:30 in the morning.  You do NOT throw open all your doors and windows and make as much noise as you possibly can. 

You are selfish and rude and I've decided i don't like you at all.  By 3am this morning i was close to tears.  I'm studying for one of the biggest exams I'll ever write and last night i got hardly any sleep because of your party.  Now, if it had been a Friday or a Saturday night i would have been way more understanding...it's weekend after all.

Please believe me when i say that if you decide to pull the same trick EVER again i will not think twice about calling the police, and as it is i shall be handing an official complaint to the body corporate.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Dear Being Brazen

I won! I won! I won! *does excited little dance*.  Thank you so much to BeingBrazen and the competition she recently ran on her blog with the help of Miss Molly.

In the very near future you'll see me prancing around with this gorgeous clutch bag and brooch...can anyone say #SexyRuby?

I'm one of those people who NEVER win competitions, yet lately I've been blessed with so many awesome things.  First the iPad and the data from Afrihost and now these two visions of gorgeousness.  I'm incredibly grateful:)

Much Love

Monday, October 18, 2010

Ruby's secrets

So I've been toying with the idea of starting a little monthly project on my blog.  It's not a new concept and I'm perfectly willing to give all the credit to the original creator of the idea. 

How would you guys feel about a monthly "Ruby's secrets" post...based on the  concept of postsecrets ?  It would be with a bit of a twist though.  There isn't currently a local version of this as far as I know, and i apologize if there is and i haven't mentioned you here.  I'm planning to run it via e-mail rather than via post though, in order to make my life a little easier.  It's super easy to create an anonymous e-mail account if you need to, and of course i'm sworn to absolute secrecy on all secrets i receive.  No names will ever leave my e-mail inbox. 

For those of you who don't know the concept..it quite simply works like this.  You design a postcard and write a secret on it. It can be anything! Mundane, happy, sad, exciting, depressing, important or unimportant, it doesn't matter.  Then you e-mail the post card to me with the subject line 'Ruby's secret'.  Once a month I'll take all the post cards and publish a few in the 'Ruby's secrets' blog post.

For the time being i'm merely testing the water to see if there is any interest in this more digital version of Post secret. So I can't guarantee that it'll actually take off, but i'm willing to give it a shot.  Secrets can be mailed to: rubyletters@gmail.com

So what do you guys think...yay or nay?


Monday, October 11, 2010

Dear readers

Yep...it's that time again, where you guys get to play along on my blog:)  I'll complete a few sentences and then you guys can complete it in the comments section:)

I am.....OK

Doing....something nice for a stranger can really lift your spirits

My dad....would be so proud...I changed a tyre all by myself yesterday

My white shorts.....are ruined thanks to the combination of a storm and the changing of the tyre

Family....plays a very important role in my life

I wish...so many things at the moment, but most of all I wish that my gran would get better. And if that's not the way it should be, then i really wish that she won't suffer.

Stressed...is how i feel at the moment. Stressed about my final exams for my masters at the end of the month, stressed about my gran...stressed stressed stressed.

Right! now off you go my lovelies...go and complete the sentences in the comments section.


Friday, October 8, 2010

Dear landlord

Let me start off with telling you that I absolutely LOVE the place.  I feel at home and happy and complete there.  It's ideally situated, safe and very much Rubylike:)

There is just one little thing that's bothering me at the moment.  Let me start at the beginning.  When we signed the lease agreement, you insisted on a clause allowing you to come for inspections.  I was willing to allow this but only if the visits took place at a time that was convenient for me...as of course I'd never allow you an inspection if I was not at home.  What I didn't realise at the time is that you have your own set of keys for the house. 

Now granted, many people have told me this is quite normal.  And I wasn't too disturbed by it as the complex security is very strict and if you don't have an access card the only way you can access the complex is by them calling a resident.  But when you came for your little inspection visit last week you had a hissy fit because they wouldn't let you in without calling me first and then you insisted that I give you one of my access cards.  Oh hell no! This is where I put my foot down.  I'm the resident, I'm entitled to 2 access cards, if you want one, contact the maintenance people and find out if you're entitled to one.

But this has led to another problem for me.  Why would you need an access card? Surely you don't have any business being here unless I'm at home and opening for you?  Needless to say I'm feeling slightly paranoid.  The fact that on monday morning I couldn't find a newly washed outfit that I KNOW I put into my cupboard on sunday afternoon did not help my paranoia.  I turned my whole house upside down in the last 3 days trying to find it and finally gave up.  Then yesterday when I was actually looking for something else I found it by accident.  Now I suppose it's possible that i missed it.  But I can't be sure, now can i?  Also, this morning when I woke up my bedroom door was closed and there was a glass of water next to my bed.  I never close my bedroom door, nor do I take water to my bedroom, unless I'm sick. To be honest....I do sleepwalk.  So its possible that I closed the door and placed the water there....but I can't help feeling ever so slightly uncomfortable.

So, this coming weekend i'll be replacing the lock on my door.  I'll leave the security gate as is, but the lock on the door can easily be changed.  And then, when I move out i'll just put the original lock back in.  You need never know.  The only way you'll ever find out is if you try to enter my house without me being at home...which you're not allowed to do in the first place.

Please understand that i'm not actually acusing you of something.  I like you.  I get along with you superbly and i plan on keeping it that way.  But I'm a girl who lives on her own.  I don't know you well, and my first concern is keeping myself safe. And since i love the apartment so much, i'd hate to start feeling uncomfortable because of a stupid set of keys.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Dear Sussie

Happy happy belated birthday sweetie!!!!!

Gosh, currently i feel like the worst Sister in law EVER! Can't believe that i completely forgot about your birthday *hangs head in shame*.  So i realise that it is a couple of days late, and I'm so sorry if it made you feel unloved in any way. 

But here's to wishing you the happiest of happy birthdays.  I hope that you had an amazing day and that my brother spoiled you absolutely rotten.  And my wish for you in the years to come includes lots of love and happiness and blessings.  *big hugs*

I can't wait for you guys to come to South Africa at the end of the year, and this is my promise to make you feel extra special while you are here:)

Lots of love

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Dear Readers

Yep...it's that time again, where you guys get to play along on my blog:)  I'll complete a few sentences and then you guys can complete it in the comments section:)

Life......is not always like a box of chocolate...sorry Forrest, your mom and i don't agree.

Everything....have you ever considered the vastness of somebody telling you that you are their everything? It's overwhelming and awesome and i don't think anyone can truly comprehend exactly how much you mean for that person.

I love.....my parents...i really really do:) they do these awesome and unexpected things that just make me love them more and more each day.

Happiness....can be found in the small things around me

Laughter.....can change a lot of things, heal many things and lift your spirit.

Music....is where i find most of my inspiration in life.  It's the big love of my life, keeps me sane and heals my heart repeatedly

Now it's your turn:)