Call me vrot if you will, but I've really been struggling to get into the spirit of the 2010 soccer World Cup. Maybe it's because soccer is not my game - I mean, imagine kicking a ball backwards and forwards around a field for 90 minutes and ending up with a draw (I'd much rather see people hit a ball around a field for 5 days and end up with a draw...).
However, with the sound of vuvuzelas ringing around the seminary, and the prospect of an exciting opening match today (with about 70 fellow seminarians dressed in yellow, blaring horns, shouting for Bafana Bafana, and generally getting really excited), I'm beginning - slowly - to get swept along by the festivities of it all.
So here goes - LADUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMA!!!!!
It may have been the sampling of that pineapple beer in Standard 8 that resulted in me choosing accountancy as my first career (and not touching alcohol since), but a far stronger Spirit has called me into my second career as I prepare for the exciting journey towards becoming a full-time minister in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa.
Being married to my wonderful wife Belinda, and having been blessed with an amazing son, James, is living proof that accountants DO have a personality. (Or maybe Belinda just felt sorry for me, perhaps?)
Judging by the blogs of Dion Forster, Wessel Bentley, and others, it looks like being able to blog is one of the requirements for being a minister (!), so here goes...