Monday, September 26, 2011

Texas Tales

This past weekend, I hopped on a plane to Texas (TX) for a childhood friend's wedding. As usual, I had a great time. But over the course of the weekend, I got comments like "You are always in TX o" or "Wow, girl you stay in the air" (The person who made this comment has seen me in Dallas/Houston a couple of times)...someone even joked that I'm in Houston every month. I also got comments from individuals (who have seen me at a few TX weddings), who asked me why I was at the wedding i.e. Do I know the couple? insinuating that I obviously don't have better things to do with money, and jump at the chance to fly cross country to attend weddings as someones guest...(I really don't care what they really meant, that's how I read it o...actually one foolish one straight up stated he thought I was attending as someone's guest...*blank stare*). I mean, in regards to flying cross country as a "plus-one", I've done that a few times but I saw it as hey, this is a good chance to get away and hang with my friend who I only get to see every so often. But of course, folks will probably not see it that way... I was mentally like wowzers! It's not your fault sha, na my own fault. I'm officially done with that plus-one life. But this aint really about that...

But ya know what? I have to admit that everyone who made the "I stay in TX" comments was on to something because apart from NY (which is my backyard), I think that TX is like my most visited state...and TX is nowhere near my backyard. Between weddings, a once upon a time LDR, birthdays, gateways to hang with friends, spring break in '04 (Hiii Naks) etc etc, I have visited the great state of TX entirely way too many times and after this last trip I decided that I'm officially over it. Likeee I will happily stay away from that joint for as long as I need to. I have over-exceeded that quota o jare, na why people wan carry me to do "see finish" abi? I don’t blame them sha, me sef I don see them finish. In fact, I'm so over the place, that I've officially crossed Houston off my “cities I’d love to relocate to” list. Mafakas there drive way too slow anyway... Tha bloood! Folks acting like they don't got somewhere to be. Narnsense. So yeah yeah, I woke up this morning, analyzed the koko and decided that I'm off this yo!
PS:- Vivi stop snickering in a corner, I see you!

But while we are discussing TX stuvvs, I've generally observed that the men on that end seem to be a lot more forthcoming/serious minded than men on the East Coast. It seems that dudes out there aren't shy about approaching women, compared to the East Coast where dudes sef will be forming for babes, and babes are the ones hustling. Re: Serious minded guys. Omo, there were plenty young married/engaged/long term boo'ed up dudes in the vicinity. I'm talking under 30. You don't see a lot of that around these parts. So ladies, if you're wondering where the serious minded (eligible?) men might be then TX could be the spot. Houston has a lot of young, successful bros in the oil and gas industry and they don't have state income tax taken out of their paychecks, their housing is relatively cheap, and cost of living is low = more money for him to carry and buy you Gucci leathers and "Loubatans". I might be done with the area, but I'm all for helping my sisters out and pointing them in the right direction. Heeeheee :-D

Just a quick update since I’ve once again made a resolution to blog more often… *crosses fingers*.

Have a great week, y’all.

PS:- As always, I truly appreciated the comments on my previous post :-).

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

why not point urself in the right direction. I am serious!

Mia said...

When I was on my gap year in France, I spent the first 3 months in this tiny little French town near the Alps. Sounds quaint and sweet? It was not. I was miserable. My French wasn't good enough to chat to people and no one spoke (or cared to speak) English. I was living in this boarding house rented out by two old French grannies who were Nazis about bedtimes and things. Imagine being a uni graduate and having your light switched off by a tiny French woman at 10pm. Anyway, my French improved but my social life did not. Thanks to Facebook I was kept all too aware of all the parties and picnics and fun my friends were having back in London. Before I knew it, I was taking the Eurostar back home almost every weekend. One day, at some party, this dude from Uni says "Mia, aren't you meant to be...um...you know...away? Like, isn't this a gap year? What are you doing here?". So. Yeah...I know what those sort of questions feel like- except perhaps mine was worse because I was being questioned about my presence in my own damn city.

So pleased you're blogging regularly again. Sorry for epic comment- it's joy!

xx

Stacey said...

HAHA! i love the way you write. Just spent a good amount of hours reading your posts! Funny as hell!! You are bold but not in an overbearing manner. You should blog more often!

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48 said...

"..Folks acting like they don't got somewhere to be..."

This!!!! I thought it was only me! Thing drives me crazy - people sitting in their porsches and benz with nowhere to rush to *rolls eyes*

The next person who talks about houston being the 'eligible bachelors' zone is going to have to hook me up with one hehe. I think the whole thing's a myth really because like you said, most of the guys were booed up - and they probably have been since college(shame on me for being a bookworm while my mates were getting booed up).

Tega said...

I like this....Don't cross TX off...RELOCATE!...lol

Fingers crosed for you too...it'll always nice to read from you.

x

EDJ said...

But bia, if there are plenty married/engaged/long-term boo'd up etc then doesn't that mean that "single ladies" need to look elsewhere?

abi you are encouraging homewrecking? N'ekwanu!

LOL. On a serious note, I don't know about TX people. I hear myths of "eligible bachelors" but I have only ever met the razz area boys that think they are the next Jay-Z.

iphyigbogurl said...

I live in Austin, so H-town is my backyard...there was a point in time where i used to go visit like every weekend (family and stuff)...but now, it's more like once a month or so...

Houston and Dallas used to be up there on my list of livable cities in America...but like you, I am so over them! maybe it's because dem dey my backyard.

me I don't know about the eligible bachelor part oh...lol...All I know is that Houston has one of the razzest..IF NOT the RAZZEST group of nIgerians in America...

or maybe I just hang with the wrong crowd or at the wrong spots...

but about most dudes being boo-ed up....you ain't never lied..

e be like say men around these parts like relationship well well...dem no dey waste time at all...no fronting..no long gist....
you feeling his p? he feeling your p? ngwa hop on that...case closed!

haha!

Good to see you blogging regularly again madame!

Taynement said...

I am with Iphy and Ego. Cuz I live in those parts and I am not aware of these eligible men. Most of the time I joke that there are no single men in Houston and Dallas.

mizchif said...

See your life. Your asoebi and party lifestyle. Travelling up and down, how will they not see you finish?

Plixt excuse me while i purge myself of the asoebi spirit and pack my bags and relocate to TX. Oyel moni? Gushy leathers? Why not if not. Tenks for the info.

Errr.....about the blogging regularly part.....i shall not hold my breath, but i shall be sure to remind you

LohiO said...

HAHAHAHA!!This is the next city on me Amerixxx list! Going there next month!!!!! May I find men willing to buy me louboutanns. Amen!

dayor said...

Lol @ pointing your sisters in the right direction

Ginger said...

Funny gal!
Guess that's why all the dudes there are engaged and married..meaning... there arent much single guys available.

Toinlicious said...

lol. yay! she's back. (i was an anon for along time)

Anonymous said...

ok so about the guy in tx...ladies save ur self the stress there are just as unserious as the rest of them...trust me am talking from a lot of experience...

am happy u are back was also at a wedding in htown dis past weekend hnmmm it mit hve bin the same 1

kitkat said...

LMAO!! I personally feel TX (Houston to be exact) has the finest crop of Nigerian men in America.

Emeka Amakeze said...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! O dikwa funny!

Writefreak said...

Hiya...long time! Party hopping you! lol

Myne Whitman said...

Texas seems to be Nigeria central in these parts. You should think about it o...

Chizy K said...

Recommending TX to my Naija sisters right away..lol chizys-spyware@blogspot.com

Nefertiti said...

LOL. See ur Life! U berra siddon and face your razz bmore boyz.

LOL@ a comment saying folks be feeling like the next Jayz. No SHIT!!!

Choi! See all the spell check underline. I'm sad.

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truth said...

uhm... I dont know abt houston= eligible bachelors! for where??? I've lived there for almost a decade and no (noteworthy) show. My friends have even moved out to other cities to avoid dying from man-boredom in h-town.

Maybe it's because they are married or hooked-up, who knows. I meet some single guys but instead of mixing, they seem to cling to each other like Sardines. i seriously need to change my circle because it is not getting me anywhere.lol.

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