Thursday, October 13, 2005

New year's eve

It's the eve of my new year - 2morrow's my birthday, have you got my present yet? Run along, there's time yet - and there's a lot stock tacking to be done. It has altogether been a dreadful year; personally and universally: a year so awfull that i couldn't help but question everything i believe. In the wake of the juggernaut that has been my year i have nothing but prescient faith. I'll spare y'all the my afflictions, everybody hurts; we're agreed, no proof is needed. With regard to the universal afflictions, i'll say nothing either: there's no need to relive the trauma. I do however extend commiserations to those whose personal distress has been aggravated by nature and the indifference of others. No, am not about to launch into a rant against indifferent leaders, the kind that's typical of tree huggers, socialists, free thinkers, and all variations of maladjusted people. I'll try to stay focused on the good things of the year.
Note to reader: My choices are apontaneous, not at all thought through for the simple reason that if something makes enough of an impression, remembering it ought to be effortless. Or maybe it's because i'd rather not think too hard about this. My mind needs a break from me.
Musically, it's been a phenomenal year: not only has there the music been good but the artists have been commendable. Here's my list of the cre`me de la cre`me - i should get me a french language keyboard- of the year:
Song of the year
Fix You - Coldplay
Honorable mentions
Sometimes you can't make it on your own - U2
You're beautiful - James Blunt
The best of you - Foo fighters
All About Us - taTu
Aint no Love - David Gray
Devils and Dust - Bruce Springsteen
Candy shop - Fity aka Ferari
Goodbye my lover - James Blunt

Album of the year
X & Y - ColdPlay
Honorable mention
Life in Slow motion - David Gray
Something to be - Rob Thomas
Artist of the year

Honorable mention
Kanye West
Chris Martin

Cinematically it's been a middling year. There was one extraordinary movie - War of the Worlds-, and one very good movie - Closer. There are probably more good movies but i haven't watched them since movies take ten years before they come to African cinemas, but hey i aint complaining: why should i complain about watching movies only ten years after release?

I'd love to go on but have only have time enough to say big up to my girl Soni, private person of the year. I love you immensely, my life this year has been bearable because of you. I'll pass on the popular way of expressing gratitude- passive aggression, hostility, evasion, rudeness... - and use the traditional one: I'll try for the rest of my life to prove myself worthy of you.
We're gonna have a blast shaking our asses.
Watch this space for pictures of yours truly and her gals shaking their asses in celebration of her, eh, 18th(24th)birthday.

GM: Hope you're having an easy fast. Am with you in spirit.


At October 14, 2005 2:55 PM , Anonymous Grand Muffti said...

Happy birthday from the GrandMuffti!

At October 15, 2005 2:18 PM , Blogger jinan said...

Thank you, thank you, you are an absolute dear! We're going clubbing now, wish you could come. Forgot the camera, but we'll seduce a hot man (not that there are many over here) to take photos!

At October 15, 2005 11:46 PM , Anonymous Grand Muffti said...

The Muffti wishes he could attend as well. He's always happy in a place with not too many hot men. Muffti isn't all that interested in photos of hot men but whatever floats yer boat, dear :) Anyhow, hope your birthday rocked.

At October 17, 2005 9:49 AM , Blogger jinan said...

Birthday rocked, thank you. Am sure Muffti's just as comfortable where there many hot man as he is where none b'coz he's fire itself!

At October 17, 2005 12:07 PM , Anonymous Grand Muffti said...

aww, baby, you too good to the Muffti. You've clearly never seen him or you wouldn't say such things.

At October 17, 2005 12:27 PM , Blogger jinan said...

Muffti forgets that am psychic!

At October 17, 2005 1:56 PM , Anonymous Grand Muffti said...

heh...psychic, eh? what body part is Muffti holding right now?

Jes' kidding, dear. Let's hear more about the bday! Muffti thought there would be hot guys and pics in the offing.

At October 19, 2005 2:23 PM , Blogger jinan said...

Muffti, am overworked and underpaid and prettyy unwell; will try to muster the enthusiam to write about he bday on friday. There were no hot men, just a few hot children who offered me their kidneys and all manner of strange things to get me to dance with them - yeah, i can dance circles around Michael jackson :-). Then i almost got beat up by a prostitute who felt i was frustrating her efforts to get a man - i wasn't, not deliberately anyway. Another girl, an Asian chick, was vicious to me and my girl friend - Kenyan Asians are wierd, the women even more so. I wouldn't touch an Asian guy with a 10 foot pole- not that am racist or anything- so she had no reason to worry but she didn't know it.
The highlight of the evening though is the fact that i decided to quit smoking: It don't move me no more. I guess i took it up out of spite, and that's no reason to do anything.
I almost forgot, there were a bunch of dutch guys who stripped, it was totally spontaneous, and for that reason way cool.
There you have it, the short of it, unscripted, unrehearsed! So if i don't post about it...

At October 22, 2005 12:49 PM , Anonymous grandMuffti said...

Muffti just saw this. Sounds like a tough night! Now Muffti is really sorry he wasn't there.

How is the smoking-quitting going?

Muffti's tired. Been working hard because the apps for professorships go out this week and they gotta be perfect...


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