The 5 ways you could have spent new years

4 Jan

-Steve

I found this on the internet and it made me laugh.

Source: http://www.collegehumor.com/article:1811930

Photo Series of the Week [Awkward Family Christmas Photos]

23 Dec

Beating the pre-christmas anxiety: daily activities

20 Dec

La-

 

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1) Beach

It is getting even hotter in Cape Town, so the beaches will be awesome. Be daring and swim in the sea or chill with friends or play some footie on the beach, either way, it’s a nice way of taking advantage of good weather. But, wear lots of sun screen and be aware of crowding.

or if the beach is not for you, have a picnic at Kirstenbosch gardens.

2) Movies

Make sure you bring a pair of 3D glasses

Half Price movies at Sterkinekor on Tuesdays  for cardholders.

R18 movies at Numetro on Wednesday!

*Megamind is awesome especially in 3D (after Avatar,  it makes me wonder if the media is trying to make blue people attractive?)

3)  Christmas shopping

Canal walk has the added fun of an indoor snow arena and is bigger with a greater varied selection of stores.

Blue Route, although small and under construction, has a bag pipe player and the most realistic Father Christmas I have ever seen.

Take a walk down Long Street or up Kloof street for some more unique present ideas and while you are in the area go look at the massive 15 meter tree at the Waterfront!

Christmas market at Olimpia cafe in Kalk Bay on Tuesday the 21st of December from 5pm to 10pm

4) Carrolling and Gigs

The Waterfront has carolls in the evenings until the 23 December at 19:00-20:00pm. Also, Christmas bands play at 18:00- 19:00.

On Wednesday Glen is playing at Manuka

On Thursday the 23th December, Shen Winberg is playing at The Polana.

5) Eating out

R12 Breakfast at Beleza  until 11:30am on the corner of Kloof Nek Rd & Burnside Rd, in Tamboerskloof, Cape Town. On Wednesday.

R15 English breakfast at Mugged from 7am to 9am 37 Roeland street, Cape Town. On Wednesday.

Saul’s massive burger (see previous post: http://innercitystate.wordpress.com/2010/12/14/the-burger-challenge-at-saul%E2%80%99s-grill/ )

Have Brunch at High Tea in Fariers in 53 Constantia road Plumstead, open from 9:00-15:00.

6) the Wild Card

Half price tickets to ride the Table Mountain Cable Car after 18:00pm

Ice sating at the Waterfront


The DO’s and DON’Ts of Christmas Shopping

20 Dec

Kelly

I don’t consider myself an expert in the concept of Shopping. In fact, I despise shopping with every fibre of my being. And Christmas shopping is indescribably painful. I don’t like crowds, especially hordes of people pushing me around. I don’t like walking around for too long and I absolutely hate standing in queues. But shopping is something most people have to do at this time of year. For those of you who hate Christmas shopping – and even for those of you who love it – I’ve put together a shopping guide to help you make this a fun experience.

 

DO make it a vibe

My man and I decided that instead of going to the nearest shopping centre, we’d make the journey out to Canal Walk. It’s bigger, there are more shops (therefore more surface area and less crowds – just a theory I had), more places to rest in between shopping. We decided to make it a vibe from the minute we got in the car, by playing awesome music. If you’re a fan of Christmas carols, the drive to your Christmas shopping destination is a great time to listen to some!

Canal Walk decided that they, too, would make it a vibe. They’ve set up a fake Snow hill for the kids. It’s quite cute and there was a little part of me that wished I was small enough to fit in one of those tubes and get pushed down the hill.

DON’T be ambitious

Even if you are a pro shopper, you need to take breaks and rest in between shops. Lunch breaks can be stressful if you aren’t good with crowds, so my suggestion is to avoid all food courts. We opted for Dros, and there were few people there, which meant our food came out quicker and it was a peaceful experience.

DON’T wear new shoes

It’s a schoolboy error I make every time I go shopping. Instead of being comfortable, I chose style. That was a mistake, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes that won’t give you blisters.

 

DO be a planner

We failed at this, which resulted in us walking from one end to the other and back. More than once. We also managed to buy our heaviest items first so we had to carry them around for hours.

DO buy presents for other people

I had an agenda. I knew what I wanted to buy. I even made a list. Unfortunately, I left the list behind (fail planning. See above) so I ended up buying more presents for myself than for anyone else.

Coffee & Chocolate Frappé

DON’T stress if you don’t have much time

For those of us who work full time, it’s difficult to find a day to go shopping. Weekends and public holidays are usually incredibly busy, and if you’re pressed for time, it’s not ideal. Most shopping malls tend to stay open until 7pm or 8pm (Canal Walk stays open til 10pm) during this time of the year.

Another helpful tip: Shopping at 6pm on Christmas Eve is surprisingly stress free. I did that two years ago and there weren’t many people there, so I didn’t have to worry about queues or being pushed around by other people.

Dros: Bacon & Avo burger and Chicken & Cheese Sauce burger

DON’T forget where you parked

Another rookie mistake I seem to make every time I go to Canal Walk. We made a point of remembering the N2 and the picture of the lion that was painted onto the pillar next to our parking spot, but we somehow forgot which door we walked through. We ended up walking from the A section and through three parking lots – with sore, tired feet – to our car.

 

Wherever and whenever you decide to do your Christmas shopping, we hope it’s a pleasant experience :)

3 series you might not have heard of but should probably watch

17 Dec

Glen

If you have some free time, you should definitely consider watching these series.

1. Community: A successful lawyer is discovered to be without a degree. He gets disbarred and has to get a degree before he can be reinstated as a lawyer. The series follows his journey back at community college. The character to watch out for: Senor Chang, the Asian Spanish teacher, aka the Asian mafia dude for The Hangover who was locked in the boot and jumps out naked. Need I say more…

2. Sons of Tuscon: Tyler Labine, aka the main character from the series Reaper, plays a character that is very dishonest and seems to have failed at life until three kids (brothers) approach him to be their fake dad so they can get into school (their real dad is in prison). The series is about this strange relationship and what ensues as a result thereof. The character to watch out for: Robby Gunderson, the youngest brother, is a strange child who seems not entirely socially adept.

3. Modern Family: This series has made me laugh out loud (lol) on many occasions. It is presented in a mockumentary style and follows the lives of three related families. With such diversity in the extended family, many humorous and awkward situations arise. A definite must see. The character to watch out for: Phil Dunphy, one of the fathers, always tries to be the cool dad and the social person; most times, though, his attempts to be cool lead to incredibly awkward and funny circumstances.

Photo Series of the Week [awkward iPhone moments]

15 Dec

Kelly

All the cool kids have iPhones. All iPhones have awkward moments thanks to their auto correct function. I found these on damnyouautocorrect.com:

How to fix your bald spot:

Awkward Christmas songs:

Decorating outside:

Bad Christmas gift ideas:

Feliz Navidad:

Awkward family text:

Who you ate:

For more: damnyouautocorrect.com

The Burger Challenge at Saul’s grill

14 Dec

-Steve

The Burger challenge at Saul’s grill

If you’re looking for something extraordinary when eating out- I have found you a wonder of the eating world.  Saul’s Saloon and Grill have given us hungry males, with egos large enough to grow our stomachs to super-natural sizes, something to be excited about.

First of all: The burger challenge!

The challenge is as follows: You call over a waiter, puff out your chest and in a manly voice tell him, or preferably her, you want to “Beat the Burger!” You will then be presented with a triple stack monster burger. If you can stuff down the burger within 15 minutes your name will go on the Wall of Fame (a big board in the restaurant that will remind you of high school). If the bragging rights aren’t enough to tempt you, you will also receive a certificate (for further bragging) and a meal voucher for R50.

This challenge isn’t cheap and will cost you R120 but when considering how big the burger is it isn’t unjustified. Plus if you can win the challenge it’s more like R70 anyway.

Second…they have the biggest burger I have ever seen.

If you feel like enjoying all that delicious food instead of throwing it down your gullet, then you can order “The Biggest Burger in Town!” This burger is colossal; it is only a single stack but is spans larger than some scooter tyres. There is no prize for finishing this so take advantage and share it or eat it over the next week.

This mammoth burger will cost you R100 but once again: that’s a lot of meat for R100.

Other than these two attractions the restaurant has a relaxed feel with a variety of decently priced meals.

There is one in Wynberg:

Address: 74 Church Street
Wynberg
Cape Town
Tel: 087 151 4602
Email: info@sauls.co.za
OPEN daily 9am ~ 2am

and one in Seapoint:

Address: 152 Main Road
Sea Point
Cape Town
Tel: 087 151 4601
Email: info@sauls.co.za
OPEN 24 hours ~ 365 days a year

Here are their websites where you can find both their menus:

http://wynberg.sauls.co.za

http://grill.sauls.co.za

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