People have different points of view

One thing in life we all can be thankful for is that we are not the same if we were this life will be one boring lifestyle.

But with the difference in  personalties, tastes and cultures we some how find things in common with each other. That is where I got the most diverse group of friends from.

Lets start with my oldest and dearest friend  – we are like opposites from what kind of food we like to the kind of music. I like country she like shard rock and roll. Not likely a pair to put together but we can talk for hours on end.

Then I have  her brother as a friend too with his boyfriend. That is totally out of my comfort zone when I am with this two. But I love them both and even if the only thing we have in common is drinking then so be it. (joking we actually have more things to talk about then me and his sister.

Not forgetting my two other friends that are like my sisters. this relationship was one for the books and might I say I saw this one coming a mile away. Two people that have been in my life for unpredictable time found love after a party that made a few people climb out of the closet.

My crazy 82 friends. both born in the same year and month separated by only 6 days – they keep me on my toes and let me tell you I am the youngest of the group but sure as hell the most responsible one. compared to these two.

My one 82 brother is also part of these weird and wacky group of friends and being almost the oldest in the group he is kind of the educator and grumpy one. He would have us all laughing and entertained at some stage of a get together.

Then there is his girlfriend/ don’t really know if it is so. She came into the group a few months ago. We have a lot in common with reading, movies and music.

That is just the start of my group of friends, close friends.

They might be weird funny grumpy or just insane, but they are friends I will never exchange.tumblr_lm579dEk9z1qzkejg

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May Madness

Reaching the end of a tiring yet fun month for me. I got to look back on what was going on. From meeting new friends to parting with old friends And from parties to serious conversations. My life would be dull if I didn’t have a diverse group of friends.

The madness started with my birthday only to continue through the month to end with a simple joke and teasing. With winter starting in South Africa it is kind of a bad time to have a big Braai (like only SA can). Stressed that my party was dull I entertained young and old with anything. ( I could become a perfect hostess, maybe) As the night progressed and the booze it turned out to be unforgettable ( Just say that sometimes what happens stays there where it happened) Reaching the epic end. BLlY4lsCEAAPK1g

(Decor – country or somewhat)

Days after that my Friend’s son had his birthday. I shall never look at Spongebob the same. Her son wanted a Spongebob cake. How were we going to pull this one of. My best friend is an expert with food and had an idea. And my sister is kind of a artist even with cake. So the coffee and icing night started. Every one had their own idea. Th cutting started and time seemed to fly before the icing was colored to be smoothly applied with a finish of yellow icing being ruffly added to give it a sponge look. Lot of concentration and past midnight creative working Spongebob to look almost real (her son was ecstatic about it the next morning)  BLRfD63CUAEo1kq(Spongbob cake after 6 Hours)

So the parties rocked and the food was delicious. The smiles were traded for tears because of my dear friend Nadia’s mother  was leaving to go work as bank manager in a new town. Her mother is like my second. Saying our goodbyes over coffee and cake. (again) We coffee-chocoholics and we enjoy each and every moment. The tears are gone now and laughter filled the air Henning was again on is best. with jokes and statements. Embarrassing moments being mentioned to lift our spirits in laughter. Saying goodbye is hard and the night ended with a drink and memories.

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Time flies faster then we anticipated and with daily drama giving us something to think about or talk about. It just made some nights – when we get together – end in deep and serious conversations. We are a diverse group with diverse insight on topics. Some are way ahead in experience and other are more intellectually ahead (Most of the time)tumblr_m93568GsT91rp6xcfo1_400

Last night me and a few friends were facing the cold weather outside with warm mugs of coffee and excellent company. We ended the night laughing at some statement a friend made over the phone. Teasing and joking seems to be something we like to do to our friends. (they are real good friends – not getting mad if we act like last night.)

So we reached the end of a wonderful surprising month of drama and fun. Madness. But this night is still on it’s way and we are having a big friends Braai just to celebrate what we have.

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Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.

Marilyn Monroe

New Girl – True American drinking game

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I have to say when I saw the first episode of New Girl the series had me. I love the whole setup.

In the episode Normal they played a drinking game that had me tickled about the rules and how to play it.  So I went a little info hunting and came up with this results. Hope for those out there who are also curious about the game that this helps.

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The Castle

The Castle is made up of one bottle of liquor and many cans of beer (you decide how many based on the number of
players). The liquor is the King and sits in the middle of the Castle. The cans of beer are the Pawns and the Soldiers of the Secret Order. The Pawns are lined up in four lines radiating outward from the King. These lines of Pawns also signify the
barriers between each zone. The game ends when all of the Pawns have been removed and a player drinks from the King.

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The Zones

There are four zones, each with five spaces where a player can stand. The center space in each zone is the only space where the Pawns can be taken and thus it is the closest space to the Castle. There are a total of four of these spaces. The spaces at the beginning and end of the zones are the farthest away from the Castle. Setup Before the game starts, determine how many beers total should be consumed and setup the Castle with those beers as the Pawns. Using the lines of Pawns as barriers between the zones; designate each zone, making sure to have 5 spaces in each zone as described
above.

Teams are optional.

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Starting the Game

After setup is complete, players may have a shotgun contest to determine who has the first turn. If no player wisherto shotgun a beer, play rock-paper-scissors instead. To start the game, the winner of this contest yells “One, two three, JFK” at which point all other players yell “FDR”, grab a Pawn from the Castle, and retreat to any space. Gameplay Players move around the game area in a clockwise direction. The player whose turn it is always moves one space; however, the other players must “win” their moves. This player has three ways to provide the other players with a way to win their move. images

The Count: All players yell “One, two, three” and then hold a number of fingers, between one and five, against their foreheads. Anyone holding a number that no one else has chosen wins. Winners may move one spot.

Complete a Quote: The player may slowly speak a quote from history or pop culture. Any other player that is able to jump in and complete the quote in tandem wins. Winners may move two spots.

Something in Common: The player may yell out two people, places, or things. Any other player that can reply with what these two things have in common wins. Winners may move three spots.

Players must always have a beer in their hand and may not have more than three at any one time. Players may only take a Pawn from the Castle when they are in one of the four center spaces.

Winning After all Pawns have been removed, the King is vulnerable. The first player to land on one of the center spaces, finish their beer and take a swig from the King, wins the game!

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Losing If you are caught without a beer or with only an empty beer, you lose. If you step in molten lava, you lose. To enter back into the game, drink one full beer and start on a space that the other players decide.
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In Summary

Players take turns trying to win moves in order to navigate the tables, chairs, and cushions which are your only escape from the molten lava floor. At the center of the game is a castle made of a bottle of alcohol and many beers. As players traverse the game area, they remove beers and drink them. Once all of the beers have been removed, the first player to reach the bottle of alcohol, finish their beer, and take a swig from bottle, wins the game.

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So enjoy.