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Open letter to the Proteas cricket team

Another major tournament, another exit. Traditionally that would be the end of my day and i'd be in an emotional slump for the next couple of hours and quietly sad for the next few days as i try and get over the emotional burden another South African cricket loss places on me. But this time it's different. Because i don't even care. The emotional burden that i do carry is from the fact that i [...]

By |2017-06-11T19:04:05+00:00Jun 11th, 2017|South Africa, sport and games|9 Comments

Hey dude, where’d the Pokémon Go?

So, did you catch 'em all? And if not, are you still trying to? And do you even remember what i'm talking about. Exactly three months to the day [was two days ago and so technically three months and two days ago] Pokémon GO had exploded on to the scene, more people were playing it than fighting on Facebook or taking pictures of their food on Instagram, and some idiot said, "It won't last!" Cue large [...]

By |2016-10-17T08:47:59+00:00Oct 17th, 2016|activities, silly things, sport and games|0 Comments

Tandem Post: Mumbai

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? ...No! It's Jonty! And with one scoop of the ball and full-on dive into the stumps, Imzamam Ul Haq was run out and Jonty Rhodes changed cricket fielding. For. Ever. Until that point i had kinda watched cricket a little bit and tried to pick a guy - Richard Snell - to be my guy. But to me it was this weird, alien confusing beast that kept getting [...]

By |2015-05-20T14:00:00+00:00May 20th, 2015|sport and games, tandem blog post|0 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: (escape)

another great wordpress photo challenge theme and so many different places where i could take this from but i decided this time to rather focus on one area - that of improv and my time with TheatreSports, now called Improguise, in South Africa who i got to spend about 11 years with making stuff up with and really just one of the most amazing opportunities and things to be a part of... like 'Whose Line [...]

It’s just not hockey! [oh wait, it is!]

on Friday i got to play a pick-up [social] game of field hockey at a club in Berkeley that a friend of mine from the internetweb [Thankx, Tamela!] told me about. and it was a most excellent time. with my team in SA, there were some players who wouldn't pass to me all that often because they didn't think i was so good. because of this, it upped the pressure the few times someone did [...]

Saturday Round Up: The week that was: Episode 4: of Geeks & Wild Animals Eating Habits, a woman made of iron & a lot of mirrors

so recently i started another blog called 'The Weekly Mash [and Peace!]' which has a different theme for every day and i have decided that i am going to post the Saturday Round Up on my Irresistibly Fish blog so that subscribers can have access to the week that we have just vibed through... so if you missed any of these, pick the ones that look interesting, and enjoy... [the FRIDAY one feels like one [...]

Manchester United beat Poverty by three goals to hunger.

So last night there was a game of football/soccer between Manchester United [soccer is one of my least supported sports but if i have ever supported a team it has been Manchester United... and then locally Kaizer Chiefs back in the day when Dr Khumalo played and i always back Bafana!] and Real Madrid in the Champion's League. Real Madrid won 2-1 but of course there was "that red card incident" with Nani getting sent [...]

the greatest cricket match of all time

i took a moment at lunchtime yesterday to step out of my body and just really take in what was happening in front of my eyes: a guy busy in mid phone conversation running in to bowl to a batsman trying to play shots with just his left hand on the bat [as he had broken his right hand recently in a sister-encouraged skateboarding incident gone horribly wrong] while South African Sevens rugby player Paul [...]

the one formula

so wot an amazing weekend then... i started watching Formula 1 Grand Prix racing about 26 years ago when one of my Portuguese friends from Hillcrest Primary school in Johannesburg, South Africa invited me to watch this race - i remember it clearly because Nelson Piquet and his teammate led from start to finish and at the end of the race Piquet's teammate was the only person he had not lapped and so from then [...]

return of the japanese [may contain traces of silly]

so it's been a bit of a long while since i have watched japanese games shows and i figured there have to be some new ones around - for those of you who may have missed out on human tetris, binocular soccer/football and being-hit-in-the-nuts tongue twisters you can catch up on those over here and then on to here... so i did a little searching and i did find some new ones [to me anyways] [...]