Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A post about everything and nothing.

Happy new year bloggers. Better late than never. I am thankful that this year has brought all my bloggers back safe, sound, alive and ready for better better this year o.
We thank God indeed.

NYE was spent in church. Yes, blink again...you heard me right. Church! A far cry from this ehn? A God fearing man. Well, a few weeks after that, my friends dragged me to a vigil in this area and per their observations, I have made it a point to frequent church more often. :-)...I even became an official member of the church after like 4 years of going there off and on, yay for me.
I still do have some conflicts about religion because I tend to see things in a very black or white way, no grey areas for this chick right here but hey! baby steps right?

I entered the new year with a serious downsize of my closet and a complete overhaul of my lingerie collection. I also entered the new year with a resolution (and I normally stay away from making these)..:- Shop less. I had to lay the smack down after I randomly decided to look at my spending habits of the '08 to check where my money went to and errrm...the amount spent on clothing and thangs was quite a shameful amount, I tell ya... Seriously!
It is Jan 13th and I haven't bought jack! Yeah yeah, it's just the 13th but baby steps abi? :-D

This new year, I have also been accused of acting like a single woman in her 20's who is trying to get married soon. Hahahaha...
This came about based off 3 things.

  • Me and my paddy were talking marriage, and she said 'what if I never get married'...to which I responded 'If marriage is something that you see in your future, pray that God not only sends you a hubby, but pray that he sends you a correct hubby'. To which she responded...'Ahhh, who gave you a church pass. Look at you acting like a single woman trying to get married and turns to God'. LOL
  • This same paddy observed that I was buying my first ever Ankara/Woodin. (Does that count as a clothing purchase? Leave me jare, it was some sweet designs at 6 yards for $20. Shoutout to Ankara Boutique..), and she said 'ehnn you want to sew traditional. Hahahahaha, you dey find husband'
    * I only own one traditional outfit which I have worn only once.
  • Last but I bet this won't be the last time, I asked this same paddy for her dodo and gizzard recipe, and she said that I am trying to win my way into a man's heart through his stomach.
LOL. I found all 3 'accusations' to be pretty funny. Like dang, once you hit a certain age and you are just doing something random, it could be percieved as you trying to practice your wifey material skills. Hehehehehe...no be small thing. I mean, I am truly not concerned about my relationship status at this point, not concerned at all. Despite the fact that my dear momma spent the holiday season with me and chose to drop hints every second she got.
'I will wear this necklace at your traditional wedding'
'I can't wait to bounce my grandbabies on my lap'
'You and Pizzle should go with Aunty C next time she wants to introduce you guys to the elig. bachelors that she spoke about'
'I hope for better better this year o'

...My mother will not kill me. I didn't even blink...besides, I have a big sis who she can go and harrass. :-D

My 'diet' has started o. I'm potentially going to be at a beach in March and I have to make sure that my body is bikini ready.

I believe that if something is not meant for you, it will not be for you. Can I get an Amen??

I have a love/hate relationship with long hair. I hate hair in my face, I hate hair around my face. Growing up, my friend B always said that if her hair was as rich and as full as mine she would constantly stay styling it. I kept mine in a ponytail most days...
Even now, when I get braids...half of the time it's kept up in a ponytail. I cut my hair and went natural so that I wouldn't have to bother with retouching and styling, the whole 9 yards. Some people see me and they are like 'I love your hair, it's so different, I like the fact that you don't subscribe to the weave and perm mentality' and I'm like no honey, this wasn't done for any afrocentric reason...I just couldn't be bothered.
After my last cut session, I vowed to let my hair grow back into a fro and it is growing but I can't lie, everytime I walk past a hair cuttery I am tempted to just go and chop, chop, chop. Maybe I should braid it again to resist the urge.

Apart from good genes, what is the secret to really good skin?

You know you should be updating your resume when at 12 p.m on Tuesday, you're already dreaming of friday. Can I get another Amen?

Enjoy the rest of your week. I need to get on my blog rounds.

32 comments:

Sting said...

Amen oh! I feel u on that one. Happy new year to you, my sweets. I love this post, but this sandwich wey i dey eat no let me think abeg.

Ms Sula said...

See that's why I love you and you are the Original!

This post was funny but littered with so many quirky and cute truths.

Dodo and gizzards is THE bomb. Whether you want to get married or not. :)

And what's this about you not having any traditional outfits? tsk tsk. You're not repping for the Mgbekes my dear. :)

I am currently resisting the urge to chop my hair off too. I will just braid it again to resist the urge. I want a fro as big as the sun.

I have a recipe that has kept me acne and pimples free for the past year and a half. It's simple and cheap. What are u willing to pay to get it? :D

Original Mgbeke said...

Sting baby, Happy new year o jare. Chop that sammich well well o. lol

Ms. Sulaaaa, Happy new year my sister. You need to update soon o, I have been clicking and clicking.
I got the recipe, might attempt to cook it this weekend.
Oh and as per the trad outfits, lol. I don't know men, it just never appealed to me but that is about to change this year, I've been stalking the Ankara styles group on facebook to decide which style I want to sew.
And abeg! You need to share your recipe o, help the masses. :-D

Zena said...

Everything you said was true, lol couldn't help laughing tho,

Come and dash me your hair, I'll even buy it 4rm u self, cut my hair self but because it was growing with no body,

When someone tells you that secret, about the skin, please share the information

At least you've tried to start ur diet, i'm still trying to start since '07, but I will

Temite said...

Happy new year sweets...I really hope you fulfill all your goals in this new year. And that husband will come. I feel you on that shopping bit and I am totally addicted. thank god mother sells ankara so I get it for free sometimes.

mizchif said...

HAppy new yr girl!
Way to go with the resolutions.

I'm jealous of ur hair tho. Life is so unfair, some of us actually want hair like that!

All the best in the '09!

Jarrai said...

Happy new year hun xx...2009 is one for achievements

You mum and mine probably belong to the same secret society..you are even lucky, i am the first born so i can't hear word...she is always hinting!!!

I berra nap a man soon because the woman worries herself silly :)

I love long hair....but i am very trigger happy when it comes to scissors, just had my hair cut again in october...not cutting it again for a very long time.

Loved these rambling posts...they cover everything :)

Kate said...

lol..hehe... we all trynna be put first and stuff na! 2009 or bust!!

bumight said...

Happy new year babes.

for as long as i live, i will not voluntarily put a knife, blade, scissors into my hair again!
my stylist conned me into cutting my hair into a short bob. after the jazz (yeah, she must have jazzed me!) wore off, i hated it!
i've been trying to grow it ever since!

FFF said...

oh, i love short hair. 4 many years b4 i went dread, i wore my hair short. it's very distinguishing & such freedom. u can pour water on ur head everytime u took ur bath & not worry abt it damaging ur style.


lmao @ ur friend's comments. abeg, no mind am o jare. husband go come wen husband go come, & it'd happen n a flash!

Writefreak said...

Don't mind...live your life, if you want to buy wooden, buy, if you want a recipe, get it...you can do stuff for yourself not because you want to get married!

Mothers and their no so subtle comments! lol...
Lol @ waiting for friday on monday...i think a job change might be in order then...

NigerianDramaQueen said...

Your posts are always so interesting...there is definately NOBODY like you on blogville, thats for sure!

Babes, you only have one traditional outfit ke?! You need to get on it!

Come and give me your hair na!!! I wish I could rock a natural do, but I have not the patience for it!

Meanwhile, when you perfect that recipe for plantain and gizzard, you need to send it my way!

Oh, and the secret for great skin is ofcourse, water! Steaming my face with honey has helped me get rid of acne/rashes, etc on numerous occassions. Homemade oatmeal/avocado facials apparently work wonders as well...never tried. If you discover more secrets let me know, because my skin must shine this 2009 by force!!

PS: You should read Zena's latest post if you havent already...kind of similar to this in the 'husband-getting' part, lol

Ms Sula said...

Where's you email addy? I'll send it to you via email.

Can't be putting my secret stuff online like this with no patent!

:D

QMoney said...

Happy new year.
aaaamennnnnnnnnssssss to that!!!!
if u now tell ur friend,u wanna learn how to wrap moimoi properly inside leaf nko?lol
q.money@ymail.com
me too i wan know d secret oh,thanks.
kindly dont send drink lots of water sha ooh.lol

Afrobabe said...

I feel u love...a big up to finally turning to a church worker......
I am going the same route at the mo...

lol @ only owning on traditional outfit....hmmm..on second tots, I just realised I have only one that I still fit into...

Elle Woods said...

buahahaha..ur friend is very funny!!!
Yes..go and sew traditional and learn how to cook dod and gizzard..Yoruba men don't play

NigerianDramaQueen said...

Ms Sula send it to me too oh!
nigeriandramaqueen@yahoo.com

Marjoram said...

lol.
loving this post

Ms.O said...

Happy New Year! I also did a down sizing of my closet.I figure now I am graduating I cant wear some things anymore! I just fell in love with traditional clothes like last year and I have acquired like 10! Have a great weekend!

rethots said...

"...at your traditional wedding'" hope i shall get an invite.

bArOquE said...

you're very funny...too many things to comment about, i cant say nothing...how did your blog round go?...hehehe

Chari said...

looool...amen! i feeee ur payy...

loved this post mayn...good to know ur still true to ur razzz self!

get married when u wana to who you wana...

In my head and around me said...

I got the feeling that the person who really has marriage on her mind is your paddy...

Dodo and gizzard ke? I have to try that. Is there a recipe or just fry the dodo and gizzard?

Tisha said...

stay cool jare

Ovay West said...

this marriage this don tire me oh!! what is it?? my mum has even started dropping hints and i am only 19!! it will shock her ehn when i drop the bomb. i am just too selfish to share me with anyone. a child, maybe. but not an overgrown baby!!

Emeka Amakeze said...

First, happy new year.
Second, if your paddy is insinuating that you want to entice a man with gizzard and dodo, then she should have ten husbands since she has the recipe.

Buttercup said...

I know i shud say somn sensible but i just cant remember what i wanted to say..u had me cracking up all through!

Beulah! said...

Hey where have thou been?..i miss ur updates, pls come & report sharp sharp.

I have just tagged you in the 2 Truths, 1 lie meme. (hope u've not been tagged before)

Beulah! said...

Hey where have thou been?..i miss ur updates, pls come & report sharp sharp.

I have just tagged you in the 2 Truths, 1 lie meme. (hope u've not been tagged before)

J'Adore Fashion said...

thanks for stopping by, me to, i need the gizzard receipe--share with us when finally get it-- the shoes u request for is from aldo--according to your post u are on "shoe-less" new year lol! good luck with that! xoxo

simplegal said...

Dodo and gizard? That's a combination I never would've thot of. Sounds interesting though.

I need the skin secret too! Please share wen u get it.

One traditional outfit??! You need to upgrade oh! I've always loved those outfits, and my mum ensures that I never run out of trads.

I'm waiting for your update hun.

Nkei said...

wait how much exactly of your closet did you downsize...i guess it's part of my phone tag punishment that I didn't hear of this...

but what did you reduce and how come i didn't 'get' any. I have to come and inspect tho to see how 'true' this is...

Girl I'm getting into taking luggages of stuff for donations to Naija. I'll remember to start with your closet this year.