27 years & 2 weeks in

27_07-26-2013

This post was suppose to go up yesterday but due to conflicting schedules and I guess, pure laziness, it did not
I am at work and I am typing this on “Notepad” , albeit inconspicously

So, in case you missed it, I had a birthday, 2 weeks ago TO.BE.EXACT
I am officially 27 years old and I thought it warranted a post; just a few things I have learnt; ya’ know, coz there ain’ nothing wrong with being a cliche
*SIDENOTE: This post was suppose to have TWENTY SEVEN “things I learnt” but I can’t force myself to think of 27 things ; let alone 15…….so DEAL BITCHES!!!!!

1. I have learnt how to love myself, even at my worst. As humans, we all have insecurities and in most cases, people don’t have the easiest of times dealing with those insecurities
2. I have learnt to let go ; of people, of petty shit. Sometimes you have to do you, and in that process you’ll lose people and things that you thought were apart of the inevitable youness
3. I laugh ; at the silliest things. I am much more fun 27 year old than the 16 year old me. 16 year old me was a bitch! Like super moody bitch personified
4. I understand, what my parents had to go through with me. Fuck! Being a mother is hard and my child is SO.MUCH.LIKE me!!!!!!! So I totes don’t understand why my mother didn’t just kill me when she had a chance ; like 16 year old me wa a NIGHTMARE
5. I now know the value of staying ; in a job. 5 years ago, I would’ve just packed up my bags and left; just because I was having a bad day. Now, I know the value I place in myself is the same value I should place in my workplace
6. I have FINALLY learnt how to budget ; now the hard part is sticking to it
7. I now see the value in this body. Fat jelly belly, stretchmarks and fat arse. I see that value. It has birthed a child and I might not always be this comfortable but I will always know the value of what my body is and what it is capable of
8. I have learnt how to ask for help and not be full of so much damn pride!
9. Things do go a *bit downhill as you get older ; I just can’t seem to get up in the morning. All I want is to roll ovr and go back to sleep, and then have someone wake me up with a toasted bacon, egg and cheese sandwhich with a warm cup of coffee. Have them put my specs on for me and bring me my laptop. I don’t even want to get up to pee. Not even #nofucks given
10. It’s ok to be single. Like seriously. Would I like to be with someone special? Yes! Can I be that someone special for myself? Yes!

I am sure there a few more things I have learnt but I am at work and I don’t get paid to write blogposts ; I do it FO’ FREE!!!

Later!!!!!!!

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SUPERbusyMOM2.0 competition

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Hello my darlings!

It’s just about that time……..SUPERbusyMOM 2.0 ‘s very FIRST competition

What’s up for grabs?

X 2 Tickets to see the Wayne McKay show on 27 November 2015.

8:30pm – 10:30pm.

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Interested in entering? Follow the below instructions and you’ll be that much closer to having a free fun night out!!!!

  • LIKE my Facebook page
  • CommentI want to win” on the competition post
  • Tag ONE person you’d take with you if you were the lucky winner

 

Ladies & Gents

I’ve been thinking. People have been saying I look 5 – 6 years younger than what I actually am & then I had a looksie in the mirror today and I do look as young as people say…..so, it’s your turn to guess my age. Feel free to stalk me on Athena Japhta | Facebook or Athena Japhta | Instagram or any other site you get to find my most recent pics on 🙂

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The Minder Experiment | Guy One

Coz it’s Man – Tinder 🙂

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What kind of phone do you have?

IPhone 5

How old are you?

25

Employed or studying?

Unemployed…about to start an internship soon

Have you ever been married?

No I have not

If you have answered NO to the above, what are your views on marriage?

It should be a monotonous relationship where two individuals complement each other in all things abstract and physically

What do you do in your free time?

I surf the web, read book, play xbox, sometimes contemplate the complexities of the universe (i.e go for a drive), catch up on news

How would you describe your personality?

Objective with a sense of humour

What is your biggest flaw?

I tend to overthink things

Are you a parent?

No I am not

Why Tinder?

Why Instagram? Why Facebook? Its just one those apps/social media forms one “just has to try”

Did you do any research on social dating sites before you chose Tinder?

Lol,NO

Do you have more than ONE social dating site on your phone?

No

What do you want out of Tinder (choose one & delete the other. Please elaborate if you choose “serious dating”)?

I have chosen not to choose any of the options as I feel they are a bit restricted. What I aim to  “gain” from tinder is validation of a preconceived idea of how females (generalizing here) behave with this app

How long have you been on the Tinder scene?

Roughly 7-8 months (I think)

The world we live in is shallow and everything is based on what people see, or hear; so what makes you swipe left or right?

One can only swipe left or right based on what is provided so I swipe to what I see and whit I read (captions). Tinder is a “shallow” app

How do you think Tinder will help you in locating that special someone?

I don’t believe that tinder will help me locate that “special someone”. There are far too many options at ones disposal and if I were to believe that tinder could do such a thing it would lead me into thinking “what if the next one is the one?”

 How do you “approach” someone on Tinder? Are you a pick up line kinda guy or are you a straight shooter?

I try to approach someone if I was meeting them in person…so subtle things like, ask how that person is doing? How their day was, where they are from and if I sense there’s a genuine interest from this person, an effort is then attempted to keep in regular contact with this person

Have you actually ever met someone outside of Tinder?

No I have not

What’s easier? Swiping right or an actual face to face with a beauty across the bar?

Swiping right

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Stay tuned for The Minder Experiment | Guy Two

 

The Finder Experiment: Megan Eckert

That’s Fin-der, NOT Find-her. Get it? Or do I have to break it down for you?!

Today, we feature the beautiful Megan Eckert.

She is 28 years old. Employed fulltime and still single, as a pringle 🙂

I’ve sent her a few questions and below are her answers 🙂  ENJOY!!!!!!!!

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What kind of phone do you have?

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Have you ever been married?

No

If you have answered NO to the above, what are your views on marriage?

100% for marriage.

What do you do in your free time?

Go to the driving range. Gym. Read. Watch tv. Visit friends. Take random drives.

How would you describe your personality?

Bubbly & outgoing. Some would even say a little weird.

What is your biggest flaw?

That I trust too easily so I land up getting hurt a lot

Are you a parent?

No

Now, the FINDER questions;

Why Tinder?

Started off as an experiment and to see what all the fuss was about, landed up using at as a dating site

Did you do any research on social dating sites before you chose Tinder?

Not really. I never used to be one for internet dating until recently.

Do you have more than ONE social dating site on your phone?

No

What do you want out of Tinder?

Serious dating – It can sometimes be tough meeting people in the ‘real world’ so using tinder as a way of meeting people that could potentially lead to something more. I’m not getting any younger.

How long have you been on the Tinder scene?

Almost 2 years

The world we live in is shallow and everything is based on what people see, or hear; so what makes you swipe left or right?

For me, a lot of the time it isn’t whats based on what they look like but what they have to say about themselves.

How do you think Tinder will help you in locating that special someone?

I’ve met more people in the last 2 years because of Tinder than I have in the last 10 years I have been out of school. So its just about getting myself out there and meeting new people.

How do you “approach” someone on Tinder? Do you initiate first contact via a message or do you let them come to you?

It depends, most of the time I let them come to me but there have been a few where I have initiated first contact

Have you actually ever met someone outside of Tinder?

Yes. One of my closest friends is from tinder.

What’s easier? Swiping right or an actual face to face with a handsome dude across the bar?

Swiping right is definitely easier. Better though? Definitely not.

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She’s single. As a pringle. Want to meet this beautiful individual? Comment below & SUPERbsusyMOM 2.0 will let her know 🙂

Megan Eckert

FLOP PROOF BANANA BREAD

Ingredients

250ml sugar

125g butter/margarine

Pinch of salt

5ml bicarbonate of soda

65ml water

500ml cake flour

3 bananas, peeled and mashed

7,5ml of baking powder

2 eggs

Method

Preheat oven to 180C.

Cream the butter and sugar together.

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Add the mashed bananas to the mixture.

Add the eggs in, one by one and beating after every addition.

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Sift the flour and salt into the mixture.

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Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in the water and with baking powder, add to mixture.

Pour into bread tin and bake at 180C for 45 minutes. Turn out onto wire rack and allow to cool for 10 minutes before cutting

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