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Mom's a preschool teacher. When she phones me our convos go like this: “Anja, ek wou –“ “KNIP NET DIE PRENTJIE UIT!” “-hoor hoe dit gaan?”

About 49 minutes ago from Anja van der Spuy's Twitter

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10 Feb

Dear young married people

Dear young married people, I'd first like to apologise for any rudeness from unmarried folk. I hope that this letter will put things into perspective for you and make you understand why you've been judged for saying "I do". You're probably familiar with Maslow's hierarchy of needs. If not, here's a picture of it.   Just as there's a hierarchy of needs for humans, there's a hierarchy of needs for people in their 20s. You want to: A. Graduate from college B. Get a good job C. Get an apartment, car and other grown up shit D. Find someone to marry/spend your life with E. Get married F. Have kids (this often spills over into your 30s) G. Buy a house (This definitely only happens in your 30s) The thing is, a lot...
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23 Nov

My first (awkward) week at my new job.

I am a firm believer in sharing my life's embarrassment with you, I decided to write about my first week at the new company. Enjoy. Day 1: The introduction. This whole day can be summarised in one (made up) word: DERP On my first day my new manager took me around the office to introduce me to everyone, which resulted in a lot of fake laughing and awkward sweaty handshakes. I probably said, “Nice to meet you!” about a thousand times that day. With the exception of the one time I said, “HICE to meet you.” Day 2: The fridge. My desk is right next to the office fridge, which is usually amazing because it would mean that I don’t have to walk far to stuff my...
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