Last night we went to another 40th birthday party (oh, how we age) and once again successfully proved the rule “While South Africans dance, Germans hog the walls”. We believe ourselves to be the sole providers of Stimmung (high spirits, mood) in the entire Rhine-Neckar delta. Perhaps this is another reason why we must move to Berlin – in Berlin, Germans dance. So even though the music was unrecognisable remixes of remixes over a techno beat, we three South Africans gave it welly while 42 Germans sipped their Weizenbier and watched us with the same species antipathy as giraffe might watch warthogs having a loud mudfight in the only clean waterhole within 100 square kilometres. Why play when you can chew on acacia leaves?
We tried. Then we gave up. We left the 42 Germans sipping their beers, tapping their feet and watching the empty dance-floor. I think they were asking themselves where the warthogs had gone.
In the same vein of silliness, I picked up this meme from Badger. What you do is type your Web name into your Google search engine plus the word “needs” and see what absurdities Google offers. It’s better than astrology. According to Google:
Charlotte Needs You
Charlotte needs to go to the East Coast this fall
Charlotte needs to take action to develop a fan following
Charlotte needs to look beyond banks
Charlotte needs help finding words
Charlotte needs more spending on roads
Charlotte needs a firm but loving hand, encouraging her self-esteem (husband, take note)
Charlotte needs donations from people like you
Charlotte needs protection from Charlotte
Charlotte needs to craft a new vision
Charlotte needs someone to take over the daily tasks (ahem)
Charlotte needs a rich mix
Charlotte needs to turn to Blues Rock or R&B (last night’s DJ, take note)
But my best of all, really the all-out favourite is:
Who needs Kate Moss when there’s Charlotte?
Yeah. My point exactly.