Saturday, September 3, 2011

50 seconds of fame

If you are here in South Africa and you take a look at 50/50 this coming Monday night at 7:30 on SABC 2, you might just see me and my friend/doppelganger Daleen Roodt being interviewed at a book launch!

A lot of people haven't quite figured out that Daleen and I are actually two separate people, since we look kind of the same, wear the same sort of clothes (what this really means is that I am madly envious of her sense of style) and both did language degrees before going slightly insane and deciding to become freelance botanical artists.

For anyone who doesn't know me, here's how to tell us apart. It's quite easy actually: she'll be the one with long, wavy blonde hair wearing a really great dress with flowery patterns on it looking like a normal human being and I'll be the socially awkward one with a deer-in-the-headlights kind of expression who doesn't look anyone in the eye and talks nonsense in really bad Afrikaans.

Why am I encouraging people to watch this?


  1. Congratulations! You'll have to post a YouTube clip for those of us outside the viewing area. :-)

  2. I agree, for all of us who live across the seas a You Tube link is totally necessary, especially after such a great build up.

    Here's to a wonderful week ahead,

    xx Felicity

  3. LOL, I'd love to see what you consider a bad buildup! ...I'll see what I can do!

  4. See? You're on your way to fame already!

    I'll be sure to watch tonight, and give you a full written review later ;) .

    You should've plugged this blog, lol.

    Take care :)

  5. Thank you Lisa, I'll be waiting for that review :P (because I'll probably be hiding behind the couch during the broadcast and will have no idea what happened).

    Actually I considered plugging the blog, but in the moment I was too freaked out by having a camera pointed at me to do anything but mumble incoherently about some picture of a succulent in different seasons... I have no idea either. Anyway, we did feel totally famous, especially when signing copies of the book XD

  6. LOL, I saw myself but they didn't have me talking. Which was probably a very good idea :P