06 November, 2008

an apology and a tag.

I just wanted to start this post by apologising to anyone that I may have offended by my previous post. I was over reading another blog, and the poor woman got it from all sides about her congratulating the Americans on the elections. I sat reading them all this morning.

As I mentioned in that post, I really hate talking about other countries politics, mainly because I hate it when people comment on my own countries issues. Francois and I follow the US quiet closely, mainly because of my small little obsession with it :-), but we certainly do not know as much the Americans, that's why I am feeling really bad for even mentioning the outcome of the elections. I think it's just that, because the US has such a massive impact on the rest of the world, and because its everywhere, I just kinda got swept away in the excitement of it all.

Okay, so, basically what I am trying to say is... I hate it when other countries have something to say about my country, when they are not even here and living and experiencing things day to day. And here I go and do the same thing, I know I didn't say anything offensive, it's more about thinking I know what I am talking about, when I don't. I really hope this all makes sense?

Anyway, moving right along...

I have been tagged again, this time by Allie and Joanne

I need to list weird or random things about me. I have done this one before, but I thought, what the hell, there must be a few more weird/interesting things about me...my husband would agree.
So, I have been racking my brain and here goes...

1) I can't sing...at all. It's really bad...I was kicked out the choir in primary school. Most girls I know can kinda hold a tune, or at least sound a bit decent...not me. And you know how you always sound better in your head than you actually do...I even sound bad to myself.
2) I hate raisins. What's up with those things, they are disgusting!
3) I love the bush as much as I love the city...would never be able to choose just one.
4) I have never, ever done drugs, nothing, nada, zero.
5) I hate it when people abbreviate Christmas, you know with the 'X'
6) I (we) are addicted to TV, have been and always will be.

So, that's it...nothing interesting.

So, I am now tagging:


Watson World said...

There is no need for you to apologize about your post regarding US politics. Nothing you said "should" be offensive to anyone.. So what if you don't live here, you are entitled to your opinions and you are entitled to voice them on your very own blog. I am SO tired of reading blogs where people voice how they feel about this and that and then get pummeled for having a "voice".. That is THEIR blog and they can post about whatever THEY want to.. Our country was founded on freedom and one of those freedoms is speech.. Everyone has a right to say how they feel.. If others don't want to hear it or read it then DON'T listen or read it.. But certainly don't attack them on THEIR blog.. Write something on your own blog about how you feel.. Be ADULT about it.. This election has certainly brought out the worst in A LOT of people!!

Keith said...

Hayley, I agree there is only one way to spell Christmas and that is with a capital C!

Kylie said...

No need to apologize. You probably watched the election issues more closely than many Americans :)
In fact, what you said, made me realize how other countries are watching and how important it is to have a leader that other countries respect as well.
"Watson world" was right. Blogs are the place we get to say whatever we want, on our own page, and no one is being forced to read it!
I love being able to read about SA and I even love your opinions and I do know, too that it is coming from someone who does love America :) So no worries from this American!

I think raisins are rather weird myself :)

Mel said...

Raisins are frot grapes!! Thats why they gross you out.

Clearly you were reading more Tertia's blog hey? I also read the comments - good grief - whats up with some people?

YOur blog - your thoughts - dont apologise. Ever.


ThePoeFam said...

Hey girl...I used to hate X-Mas too...but, X is "Chi" in Greek...and Chi means Christ! So, that made it kind of cool to me! ... Just thought I'd let you know! :) Look here for a really good definiton...

jacki janse van rensburg said...

you were reading tersia's blog? i read it too, and all the comments. good grief! i'm not sure how i would have coped with all the passionate/vicious comments. somehow tersia manages to get in the middle of it sometimes.

Hayley said...

hey Kandi, thanks so much for the comment, I feel a million times better, I was so concerned with offending someone.

Hayley said...

Hey Kylie,
Thanks for the great comment, you are right I LOVE America!

So glad some one else agrees with me on the raisin thing!

Hayley said...

Hey Mel,

Yip, was reading Tertia's blog...how hectic was that?

Dont think I would have taken it as well as her.

Hayley said...

Hey Brittney,
Thanks SO much for that! Wow what a dfference it suddenly makes! So passing the information on.

Hayley said...

Hey Jacki, yip was reading Tertia blog, I was stunned, I would of probably never blogged again:-)

jenn said...

First I have to say that there is no reason that you should feel bad for giving your opinion on American politics. It's your blog and you have every right. I actually enjoy seeing what people in other countries think of America. Since I've lived here my whole life, it's easy to forget how blessed I am sometimes (not that other countries aren't blessed too). It sometimes surprises me to see how many other countries are watching our politics. And it doesn't matter who I voted for, Obama is now elected and I will respect and pray for him as our new leader. I'm sure he'll do a good job.

And I love your list. I can't sing at all either. Even my two year old begs me to stop. And, like you, I've never even tried drugs. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Hayley said...

Thanks for stopping and commenting Jen. I am feeling way better now :-)

David Richardson said...

Hayley -

No harm done. You are just as entitled to your opinion as I am to mine. Besides, I've never been offended by anything you've written. Don't worry...it's all good.

Thanks for "tagging" me. What does that mean, and what do I do now? Sorry for my ignorance on the matter. I'll be honored to play along, I just need a little direction. Thanks.