Uptown Girl: Too much partying is good for the soul

2010-09-22 07:33

Do I ever get tired of partying? Well, let me think about that for a second... nope!

I get that same question all the time. For some people it doesn’t make sense to be out gallivanting four times a week. The thing is I don’t have a child, a partner or a even a pet to come home to.

And as far as I know, it’s been scientifically proven that loneliness kills. Don’t ask for proof – nobody likes to see a lonely dead person.

Anyway, in a week I literally went out to four – it could’ve been five – parties in Joburg.

I swear, If I had a private jet (and I deserve to have one, Mr Finance Minister), I would be in Vegas and back in a day.

Last Wednesday night, I took my cute self to a Kaya FM dinner where there were loads of cute, but married, guys – so that turned out to be a colossal waste of a good outfit.

After all, as my poor Koko Mammolla (grandmother) keeps asking whenever she sees me: “Aren’t you ever going to get married? Or at least have a boyfriend?”

I get worried when my beloved granny, who’s all for the independence of women, asks questions like that.

Who’s been feeding her marriage nonsense?

So, after conveniently forgetting about the single guy no-show at the gig, I went to off to another.

This one was at a hot new spot – don’t say I didn’t give you a heads up – called The Randlords – in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

The venue looks like my dream living room with its trendy interior decor piece, ostentatious chandeliers and a 360-degree view of the Joburg skyline.

Redds Premium Cider was launching its new look, complete with a new taste (and it does taste better, less sweet) and faces Lungile Radu (ridiculously cute) and Mpho Maboi (so adorable).

So there I was, scouting out hotties with my crazy older sister (one who dances like the there’s no tomorrow) and my BFF Janine Jellars and next thing you know, my name is called up on stage.

Mind you, that’s always a good thing if there’s a competition running.

Yours truly won a trip on a private jet, for myself and three friends to go party in Cape Town in December.
The universe is working with me because finally, here’s my private jet moment.

The best part was the other person who won, was Farah Fortune, owner of African Star communications PR company and all-round cool person. Fun times ahead!

I bet you just assumed I’d sit at home on Friday night, dreaming up some Lotto numbers, right?

Wrong! Two more places that required my presence, but to preserve my energy for Saturday, I picked one and ended up at Latinova at a Savannah Dry party organised by one of our good buddies, Melanie Ramjee.

On Saturday afternoon I de-stressed at my other BFF Linda Moeketsi’s birthday party. The party was in Hartebeespoort.

And despite my complaints about the distance from Joburg, I perked right up after spotting (jackpot) hot, single guys in shorts. So, my weekend was saved after all.

Especially since there were so many places to do the sexy pose: on the masseuse bed, on the power boats – it was mind-boggling.
In the end, I just decided to relax and have a good time. I’m still tired... but not tired enough to stay home.

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