Roadtrip rules

These come courtesy of Megan (an old friend of mine), who has recently driven down from Durban to Stellenbosch to start studying at Maties.  Having recently done the Cape Town to Durban roadtrip myself (albeit the N1-N5-N3 route, whereas Megan followed the N2 down the coast), I definitely agree with these!

  1. The driver picks the music.
  2. “Aww, I like this song!” trumps rule #1.
  3. If you stop at a township, you have to take a shot.  Pun not intended.
  4. No car flirting in the Transkei, there are only trucks on the road.  [Ron — this also applies to anywhere on the N3!]
  5. Fist pumps are acceptable, and indeed welcomed.
  6. Don’t say “I’m going to crash early tonight” when still on roadtrip.  “I’m moeg” will suffice.
  7. If you are not the driver, you don’t need to see.

I’ll add more as I think of them.  If you have any good ideas, feel free to leave them in the comments below…

Make money — feed the developers!

Our Oompa-Loompas downstairs in Customer Care have figured out a way of making a bit money on the side:

  1. Buy packets of biltong in bulk.
  2. Bring packets of biltong upstairs to Development.
  3. ?????
  4. PROFIT!

Development, naturally, doesn’t mind one bit.


This was printed out and stuck on the wall of the people I spent New Year’s Eve with — reproducing it here because I think it’s that good.  Admittedly, I don’t remember much else of that evening…

Life is not about finding the right person, but creating the right relationship.
It’s not about how we care in the beginning, but how much we grow and nourish one another in a relationship.
Some people always throw stones in your path.  It depends on what you do with them — build a wall or a bridge?
Remember you are the architect of your life.  Search a beautiful heart, not a beautiful face, because beautiful things won’t last forever, but a golden heart does and will prosper you and add value to yourself.
It’s not important to hold all the good cards in life.  But it’s important how well you play the cards which you hold.  Often when we lose all hope and think this is the end; it’s just a bend, not the end.  Have faith, keep faith and see what will happen to you.
One of the basic differences between God and man is: God gives, gives, gives and forgives; but man gets, gets, gets, and forgets.
Be thankful.
It’s the least you can do.

In other news — yes, I know I’ve been slacking with updates.  I’ll fill you lot in with what’s been happening in my life lately, soon.