I blinked and 2012 streaked naked through my life, my messy house. And then it was gone. Just like that. Hello 2013!Right, so I'm going to do something revolutionary (for me) this year. I am not going to start the new year making a list of all the things I hate about myself and how… Continue reading I am Enough.
A fit of fizzy flightiness overwhelmed me this weekend. I was consumed by this insane desire to be like those people who bungy jump, sky dive and buy clothes that are NOT on sale. I felt like living dangerously and walking on the wild side. Where did this strange feeling come from? Maybe it was because the week had been crazy busy - I… Continue reading A Night of Illicit Abandon – Walking on the Wild Side
A long time ago, my great-aunt used to shake her shaky fist and tell me, "You must KILL her. You must fight and work hard and next time you must KILL her. She is nothing. She is from a family of pigs. She must not beat you again." Why? Because I had placed second in… Continue reading You Must KILL Her.
I suffer from a very rare disorder. I am - 'navigationally-directionally challenged.' This disorder is so rare that I can't even find it on Google yet. (I may have to start my own support group.) Anyway, this disorder means that I have trouble with directions, spatial concepts, and basic remembering where the hell I'm supposed to… Continue reading A Night From Hell.
What a week it has been. It's Saturday night and I'm sitting here, exhausted and just a little bit stunned.1. The electronic book version of 'When Water Burns' was released on Amazon on Thursday. I asked for your help with getting this book into the rankings and you responded. You bought 380 books in a… Continue reading You Made Me Cry
Flags flying in Samoa for Independence. Photo by Leone Samu.Today Samoa marks the 50th anniversary of achieving Independence. For me, the story of Samoa's last fifty years is also my family's story because my parents were married in 1962 and they celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary this year as well. My parents chose to stay… Continue reading Fifty Memories of Samoa for Fifty Years of Independence
Samoans - there's lots of different kinds of us.Something strange happened to Big Son when we moved to New Zealand. Something that involved a lavalava, the siva and 'real' Samoans. Our children have spent their entire lives in Samoa… Continue reading What is a Samoan?
I was sitting in church looking around ( from the depths of the back rows where I always creep in and hide) when suddenly it hit me.I've been coming to this particular congregation for a year now. A whole year. And I don't even know who half of these people are. In fact, I dont… Continue reading A piano fell on my head today.
What I wish uku-killing assassins looked like.Today I'm going to use some filthy language on this blog. Guaranteed to send the fainter-hearted amongst you, running for the hills.Head lice.We've got 'em. Do you?I've blogged about this nasty stuff before - Waging War on Princess Leia Only… Continue reading Dirty Words
You know what's scary? Going to a dinner function where you know nobody so you put your brave face on. And then when you're 'mingling' industriously, you meet one, two, three, four (oh sh**) five different strangers who say - "Yes, I know you. I read your blog!"Way to put your blathering blithering rants into… Continue reading Is it Time to Shut Up?