Sunday, January 23, 2011

Taynement threatened me... was more of a side eye, than a threat but I just felt like putting her name in my blog title. Hiiii Taynement...*waves*.

Like someone said to me...'your 2011 never start?'. My people, e don start o! I've just been like extra lazy and things (as always). Happy new year o jare. Better late than never.

A couple of bloggers tagged me in this stylish and versatile blogger awards/7 things about you (thanks guys), so without much further ado. Here are 7 things about me:

1. Me and my ex-roomie went somewhere last night. Some guy was trying to holla at her, but she wasn't feeling him and lied that she forgot her phone at home, so he pulled me over and asked me to help him out. He asked if he could store his number in my phone, so that I could pass it on to my ex-roomie but me sef no wan pull out my phone so I told him to tell me his # and guaranteed that I would remember it. He recited it once and X hours later...I still remember the number.
The point of this being?
I have a very retentive memory. If you tell me something or I read something, I store it in the archives and I'll be guaranteed to remember it. I still remember random ish like what my teenage crush wore at the teenage disco (that's what we called it) when I was about 14. And once upon a time, my friend called me because she was trying to register for EZpass and didn't know her license plate number, and yours truly was all to happy to recite it for her off the top of my head. I like to attribute my retentive memory to my success in school. I was always the lazy student who waited till the last minute to study, and somehow I'd do well.
Disclaimer: If you tell me something that I don't remember it, maybe I wasn't paying full attention (which leads me to the next point)...

2. I am very easily distracted. I can't stay focused on one thing for more than a certain # of hours. My mind tends to wander a lot and I sometimes find it very hard to pray because prayer time is prime time for my mind to wander. This is probably one reason why I don't like to go to the movies. The idea of sitting still and focusing on one movie for 2 hours is like errrrr. I'd rather watch it on DVD and do other things like clean my room, shred papers or some other random ish at the same time.

3. When I was a pikin, I wanted to grow up and be a writer. Then that career aspiration changed to a business woman in Lagos with 2 Mercedes Benz cars. At some point in my life, I thought I'd make a good Nollywood actress (although I can't cry on demand), and/or the lead female in someone's video. Nowadays, I'm just your average Auditor who actually enjoys her line of work...but if money didn't matter, I'd totally go for the Flight Attendant route (so that I can travel the world). And as a side hustle? I would LOVE to learn how to DJ. I already have my DJ name picked out. DJ **** on the 1's and 2's...what! what! Plus you hardly ever see female DJ's, so it would be awesome to break into that field.

4. Sometimes, I describe myself as friendly and outgoing. Other times, I'm not too sure. It really depends on what day you meet me, and what vibes I pick up from you. If you come off as annoying/standoffish or whatever, then I will give what I get. I'm also very famous for meeting someone and instantly deciding that I don't like the person, so that definitely affects the friendly/outgoing factor.

5. I'm very easily amused. Odds are, if I type 'LOL' or 'Hahaha'...I really am laughing out loud. What can I say? I just love to laugh. A lot of folks tell me that I don't look my age and I say that my constant laughter might be one of the things that keeps me looking young. One annoying thing about my laugh activities? For the most part, when I laugh, tears roll down my a real case of ROTFWTIME (rolling on the floor with tears in my eyes, except that I ain't rolling on nobody's floor). Everybody thinks it's funny/cute, but I personally think that it's quite annoying because it ruins my makeup. I actually don't wear much of undereye make up for this reason, and sometimes when I'm all dolled up, I will jokingly instruct my friends to avoid cracking me up until the end of the night so that I won't laugh with tears in my eyes and ruin my makeup.

6. You know how females be talking about they feel naked without a weave or some hair around their face? Opposite for me. I feel the most 'me'/the prettiest when I'm rocking my nappy hair because I feel that's the truest representation of me. I'd prefer for a man to meet me with my nappiness than to meet me with some braids, and think that is me on the regular (seeing that I only braid my hair like 1-2x a year).

7. Last but not least. I like my personality...a lot (does anyone dislike theirs, though?). I can vex with a quickness, but just as easily get over it. A lot of things don't easily phase me because I tend to have a 'well, it could have been worse' mentality. And in general, I really try to portray a WYSIWYG to all and avoid airs and fake steez because in the end, when the wind blows, the fowl's nyash go open.

8. I love reading people's '25 things about me', '7 things about me''s always so interesting to read about other people, so I expect each and everyone of you to have read this thoroughly because I will quiz y'all on it next week... :P

Phew! Finally...the end. A lot of folks have been tagged on this, so I'm gonna tag anyone who hasn't been tagged yet.

Coupla notes before I sign out:
1. I blogged about the starting the CPA last year. Well, I took (and passed) my first section. Up up Jesus! The Lord is good. I'm planning to take the 2nd section at the end of February and have been hella lazy with studying so let's see if my retentive memory will serve me well this time.

2. I have a write-up on about moving back home. It's my opinion...kpom kwem. I'm definitely not anti-someone else stating their own opinion with their argument for wanting to move back home 'cos ya know...not everyone will agree with me/like what I have to say. However, it just seemed that some folks were salty for no reason. On some 'you're nothing but an immigrant', or 'America is not your land, it's another man's land'. No shit, Captain obvious. On more than one occasion, I definitely wanted to type 'Abeg fuck out of here with your pretentious BS' and my potty mouth factor is at a -1 sef, but I had to keep it professional on Jaguda's site :-D. I guess with my Naija people, even if I move back home and my only contribution to the nation is to be seen prancing up and down on Bella Naija's red carpet, they will still feel better about themselves because I'm doing the prancing in Nigeria and not abroad. I don't get it sha but ah well.
Aniwoos, here is the article for your viewing pleasure (Home is where the heart is...). Please feel free to comment with your constructive opinions. I'm open minded to anything that is constructive.

And on that note, I'm out.
Have a great week y'all.


Harry Itie said...

This was interesting

You retentive memory is awesome by the way

Ada said...

Congrats on your CPA.
See Im like the opposite. I dont remember shit!! nothing. My brain feels like an ant sometime. I wonder how I did well in school

DJ Asterisks!!! Nice name lol

Anonymous said...

Yes it was definitely a threat.

Ya #1 is VERRRRRRY suspect. You get selective memory #okbye :D


Ginger said...

Thanks for obliging honey. and the post was worthy of thee!!
About that #1, we need a brain transplant right about now!! I need that retentive memory like Goodluck wants the Presidency.

And I'm so with you on #7.

Ginger said...

See me testing my retentive memory. I just quizzed myself on 7 things I have learnt about Mgbeks. I could only remember 5. chai!
On the other hand 71% is distinction shaa. Maybe I'm not that bad. Will try it again in the morning.

bob-ij said...

HAHA! clear contradiction between one and two. I get u tho. I am a scatter-brain but I remember phone numbers easily. *hides* no, i'm not a stalker lol

Flight way! i feel like I'm in a box when I fly

Fluffycutething said...

i think you're the only one who responded in such a detailed manner.... ah ah e nearly reach classroom lecture notes lol twas interesting all the same :D

doll said...

so you are an auditor? interesting

H said...

loool...ure funny
ROTFWTIME...haha...neva heard that b4

Congrats on ur CPA. God is plenty much

L-VII said...

Congratulations. I don't frequent Jaguda like I used but you'll give me a reason to.

Deez said...

I could definitely use a more retentive memory but I tend to zone out when people are talking. Dem no go vex.

People are still arguing over that you Jaguda write up sha. Na wa waya

Natural Nigerian said...

I am with you all the way on number 6.

Congrats on passing your exams. Good luck on the next one.

Beulah! said...

Always a nice read any day, any time.

Awww... i love laffing toooo!!!... its so refreshing really. Make u set dat quiz make i blast am, i gat retentive memory...lolzzz

Lemme go read ur article on

Omotee! said...

Very interesting. lol @ business woman in lag with 2 mercedes benz - very specific.

and ur retentive memory? why am i not silas and steal that ability!

Reverence said...

apply that number 1 to AUD. yes we can!

i read the article, i feel exactly the same way! you had me at the prancing around belle naija's red carpet.

Shadenonconformist said...

Welcome to 2011! First, congrats on the 1st phase of your CPA exam. God is indeed faithful. Break a leg on the 2nd phase. God's wisdom and understanding all the way.

Good for you and the retentive memory. That's really awesome. 4-7 is so moi..

Your write up on Jaguda was on point. Some people's comments were quite funny and equally irritating. I guess the caveat "my opinion" is a foreign concept to some. Rubbish. It's like people need to learn to disagree to agree. Comments like "America is not your homeland" & "you're still an immigrant" to put it quite lightly are very foolish.

Haha @ prancing around BN red carpet. The funny thing is if you choose to do that, you'll still get ripped apart by BN stans and "awon aye". So it's like a lose-lose situation. Ugh!

Ps: I literally had to google WYSIWYG. Sometimes i dey tire for all these acronyms ehn. sigh. Random: And for whatever reason, i just love that term "salty". It has a certain something to it..

Have a blessed week Mgbeks.

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LusciousRon said...

You sha! Good post.

Myne Whitman said...

I love being wysiwyg too, nothing like being true to one self, saves a lot of stress hopefully. Let me go check out the article...

TinTin said...

hahahhaaa...i lurve you nappy hair and all.
lmfao @ prancing on bella naija!! you spk the truth!

Tisha said...

Nice words, you write like the conversation is flowing!

Sisi Yemmie ™ said...

I just gave you the award for stylish and versatile blogger! Go to my page to check out the details.

BSNC said...

I enjoyed reading this. You are a very interesting person : )

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Olufunke said...

You too talk. That was more than 7 things about you...I enjoyed reading it all though. You are quite a handful!

Lol@business woman with 2 Benz..

And congrats on your CPA, more grace, greater feats!
Make I go check

Rita said...

You are no doubt an interesting person...hopefully we will meet in person one of these days...

Happy New Year...

Funms-the rebirth said...

wow, i wish i had a great retentive memory.....sigh

Congrats on your CPA.....

Gbemisoke said...

Djing CPA? You really are something!!
So I scanned/rushed through this post a while ago and I thought "is she for real?!" and skipped away. Fast forward a few weeks, ffing you on twitter and enjoying your version of the Oscars tonight, I read it again and I'm feeling your WYSIWYG vibe
Me likey :o)

franni said...

Ʊ just might be me except I wish I had amemory like dat n I neva laff dat hard.eva!!! Now I av to think up 7 things abt me and blog. Long tym no blog.

aeedeeaee said...

Bia where's the new post? I see you o...waiting u

ugo said... eva droppd dis shld jus knw dt we r so so so so so so much alike... Thnk u... And i mean so much