Saturday, March 27, 2010

This and that (part deux)

Hello Blogworld,

What's been shaking around these parts?

Here's the tidbits/updates/randoms...
I spent a good chunk of this month of March in the packing, moving and unpacking business. I tell ya, moving dikwa very stressful but now that I am officially moved and 100% settled in, I can breathe a huge sigh of relief and hope that I don't have to do this any time soon. With that said, I love my new spot, and it seems that everyone who has walked into it, loves it too. It checked off all but one of the qualities that I was looking for in a new apartment, which was the extensive closet space of course (but that's fine, ya girl got tricks up her sleeve). Everything else such as a washer and dryer, clean and safe neighborhood, close to a metro etc etc all fall in very nicely. All in all, I am thankful to God and to everyone who prayed for me 'cos finding a place wasn't the easiest thing to do.

In between packing, moving and unpacking, I got up to all kinds of musical discoveries. I was really in the mood for new music this month, and I put the word on the street that I was looking to revamp my Itunes library and the recommendations that I got were pretty cool. These recs included albums from artists such as VV Brown (thanks Ms. Royal Reigns), The Noisettes and Imogen Heap (thanks In-law), that new Raheem DeVaughn (thanks ex-roomie). And thanks to looking up these albums on Amazon, I fed off those 'people who bought these album also bought this album' and discovered albums from Santogold, MIA, Groove Armada, Bomb the Bass, Tori Amos and LaRoux, among others. All of these 'new' stuff has pretty much been on constant replay all month, and I use the word new in quotes because these artists aren't entirely new to me and I've listened to a single here/there but never got a chance to give their albums a listen (just warding off the ITKs in the advance...I know, I know...I'm feeling slightly snarky this evening).
Like I said, I was pretty much in the mood for music this month and I definitely got my fix...I'm still open to recommendations, so if you have good stuff feel free to hit me with it.

Decided to hop off my fatty girl diet/lifestyle (errr, gotta be looking mad sexy for summer) and join a gym in my new hood. I'm actually excited about the gym, it's a stones throw from my spot and it has some cool looking classes. I've never had a gym with classes...my last gym was a zero bells and whistles facility, with your basic cardio and strength training stuff so the concept of classes is new and exciting to moi. Helloooo Zumba, here I come...

I think that I spent 5% of my time on FB this month...I can definitely say that I hadn't logged on for the last 2-3 weeks, for sure till yesterday. Not that I was ever an addict, but I sure loved to log on, silently peep people's pictures and bounce.
Matter of fact, I spent pretty limited time in front of my computer and I quite liked it. Sooo, what was I doing then? Like I said...packing pre-move, and unpacking post move + fishing out all those hidden treasures aka home decor on Craigslist. Like I said, yay to recycled furniture and things...

I really want to see why did I get married part 2 and Clash of the titans.

My mind just went blank but aniwoos that na some of the koko be that.

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend...

34 comments:

Miss Enigma a.k.a UnderCover07 said...

Congrats on the new place!!!
Will look into this ur new music collection o...I'm tired of the everyday songs n artistes taht are constantly on replay.

I'm in search of home furniture o, a convertible couch to be precise...e be like say I go look up that craigslist. I've heard sketchy stories so I was scared to look on there b4.


Have a fab sunday ahead!

Mwajim Al said...

Congrats on ur new place, seems exciting!!! Nice that u r into collecting the new music... am too lazy to do that lol! Try Ingrid Michealson, Duffy and Sara Baraeilles... seems to be good stuff :)

neefemi said...

congrats on the new place and yaaayyy to gym....music is my opium and thats a great list you got there....lol, have a great rest of the weekend

Kilishi Diaries said...

YAY ! You're back! I must confess, I went through a lil bit of OM withdrawl! Congrats on the new spot! I can imagine that feeling of living in a cozy, crisp new apt. Did you do anything funky as far as home decor goes? Paint walls? Neat paintings/sculptures? Craigslist does have some pretty neat stuff.

Tuesday/Thursday night Zumba @ Gold's Gym used to be my JOINT while I lived in the DMV! That class is off the chain! I highly recommend it. My instructor was this tiny dude.. Hispanic fireball, full of energy ...he made the class so fun!! I learnt some dance moves there sef..

Ah this summer no go easy oh! I've lost 11 lbs and trying to knock down the last 20 :-)

Welcome back to blogging!

Ms. Royal Reigns said...

Welcome back! For a split second but hey, it counts. :o)

No problemo! VV Brown is awesome. And I'm glad you got introduced to The Noisettes and esp Imogen Heap. So You Think You Can Dance introduced me to IH. Love her!

I'm trying to ween myself off FB. Wish me luck. *crosses fingers*

Jaycee said...

Moving always comes with a feeling of renewal. Congrats.

So looking forward to "Why Did I Get Married II" I wonder if it'll be better than the first...hmm.

Suru said...

congrats on the new place. I will be looking up those artists.

Fragilelooks said...

congrats on ur new home.

2cute4u said...

First time here.. Good you have a great place..I envy you the gym so new home.. Same feelins towards facebook.Get so tired about it.Nice place you got here,I'd be back.

Omotee! said...

hey, congrats! ile a tura o (its a nice prayer, just say amen)
so when's the house warming?

leggy said...

congrats on moving.i got a new place too for the fall section,it has a gym downstairs which im really excited about.and it has a huge walk in closet.

Reverence said...

oh yaay to the new place. can i come visit? you know you are now my only contact in that area now. *sigh*

i think we need a good gisting session. all in favor say aye

Nice Anon said...

U want to see clash of the titians?Odikwa somehow o!

Yeah moving is very stressful. My gym has some classes but i wonder why they can't make it part of the gym fees already rather than having someone pay extra.

yankeenaijababe said...

New place, new inspiration, I love it. You never know what new exciting people you going to run into, keep it coming. I love me some stories.

histreasure said...

welcome back girl..long time..congrats on the new place..enjoy!!

MPB said...

Welcome back! Ha ha, when you explained why "new" was in quotes to ward the ITKs...i immediately thought of someone.

Sankofa said...

Welcome back to the blogosphere and congrats on your new place. I jealous you.

I'm glad you're digging all the new music. La Roux and the NOISEttes were some of my favourite discoveries too. Will be sure to suggest some more.

Fabulo-la said...

Congrats in the new place :)

Nutty J. said...

congratulations on your new place.

doll said...

cant wait for clash of the titans...april 2nd


Congrats on your new place

i am getting my ass back to the gym too from april 1st..

Shona Vixen said...

Congrats on your new place - moving is never easy!
I've moved too and I must say I'm in love with my new place even got into feng shui & all! I like VV Brown's music.
Have a great week!!

joicee said...

I love the feeling of moving to a new place that after all the actual moving in has been done and settled.

Well done to you, hope you enjoy!

Deez said...

Yay! Mgbeks is back. Moving is my least favorite activity. The wahala is just too much.

Anywaiz i'm a music junkie and I think I have some ish that you'll like:

http://www.myspace.com/kukumusic
http://www.myspace.com/novel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvB1N0C1XzU

Seether ft Amy Lee - Broken
Train - Hey Soul Sister
Chris Daughtry - Life After You
Rascal Flatts - These Days
The Script - We Cry
Donell Jones has this new song called Free and it's just beautiful music.
And then I just discovered this Mexican duo: Rodrigo and Gabriela - Ixtapa. I think their music is magical.

Azazel said...

Mgbeks I've missed u o

Myne Whitman said...

Welcome back to the ville, now let me go and read.

Ms.O said...

Welcome Back! you where defo missed! Congrats on the new place! we wanna see pics!!!..:)

LucidLilith said...

I loooooove apartment shopping! Closet space is #1, big kitchen is #2. Everything else is secondary.

Writefreak said...

Congrats on the new place!

Yay to the gym! Hope you continue to be excited about it :-)

sosexy said...

So,I've heard so much about you it would be a sin not to come say,I'm loyal...Lol.Happy for you about your new place.and all the facilities you got close to you.First time here ofcourse,Definitely be back.

olu said...

Welcome back!

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Nice Anon said...

Comot your nose from dem shoes. It ain't happening! he heeee

Olufunke said...

congrats on your new place.
good you like it too and keep up with the gym......I just never get to be faithful with 'gymimg'

this sounds like some random posts.
cheers
here's to a blissful stay in your new place

Enoch said...

You better come and write a new post before I put hand inside your eye.