Thursday, May 31, 2007

1st Meme- 60 Questions

I apologize to all my fellow bloggers for my absence. I have been running Helter skelter like a madwoman still trying to get myself together. Countdown has begun to my trip to Naija. I am excited and terrified at the same time.

I will post the second Nne's Bash very shortly. It is a long jist but very worth it. Trust....

I pulled these questions off of T- Minx site. Thanks T- Minx I will give you all the credits.

1.What time did you get up this morning?

4:00 am

2. Diamonds or pearls?

Definitely pearls. They are more classy and they are my birthstone...

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?

SpiderMan 3. A waste of time. I could have waited until it came out on video.

4. What is your favorite TV show?

Hands down King of Queens. Hilarious.

5. What did you have for breakfast?

Boiled yams with stew and goat meat with green tea. Yummy....

6. What is your middle name?

It means one who sees the sun first... (Hindu)

7. What is your favorite cuisine/meal?

Stew with goat meat , edikaikon and plantains

8. What foods do you dislike?


9. Your favorite Potato chip?


?10. What is your favorite CD at the moment?

Calypso cd- Jungle mix...

11. What kind of car do you drive? Right now?

An Acura MDX- black- sweet....

12. Favorite sandwich?

Turkey on a roll with lettuce, tomatoes, salt/pepper/vinegar and lettuce with mayo.

13. What characteristics do you despise?

Conceited, loud and obnoxious people. And oh- ghetto fabulous...

14. Favorite item of clothing?

My black lace senegalese style outfit

15. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?

India and China.

16. What color is your bathroom?

White and Grey

17. Favorite brand of clothing?

Brooks Brothers and Ann Taylor.

18. Where wouldI like to retire?

Nigeria of course....

19. Favorite time of day?


20. Where were you born?

A hot tropical place where the people are friendly.

21. Favorite sport(s) to watch?

a/ Squash

b/ Track and Field

c/ Boxing

22. Who do you least expect to respond to this?

I don't know

23. Person you expect to respond first?

My fellow bloggers

24. What laundry scent do you use?

Lavender and Camomile

25. Coke or Pepsi?

Definitely Coke.

26. Are you a morning person or night owl?

A night owl

27. What size shoe do you wear? 9 (American)

28. Do you have pets?

4 Dogs- 2 here and 2 in Nigeria.

1 chow chow
1 poodle

2 German shepherds

29. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with everyone?

I am travelling to Naija....

30. What did you want to be when you were little?

An artist.

31. Favorite Candy Bar?


32. What is your best childhood memory?

Going to the park with my Dad and my sister.

33. What are the different jobs you have had in your life?

Next question. TMI.

34. What color/type underwear are you?

CK boxers for girls lace black


Hmm.. She-ra, Perv.... Gorgeous...(smile)

36. Piercings ?

Two in each ear. I used to have my nose pierced but it closed up with no indication it was ever pierced.

37. Eye color?


38. Ever been to Africa?

Stupid question.

38b) Ever been to South Australia? No

39. Ever been toilet papering or rolling?


40. Love someone so much it made you cry?


41. Been in a car accident?

yes. Not me driving. One I was in the car con mi madre. The next was I was riding my bicycle and a man hit me head on with his station wagon. Can you say ouch....

42. Croutons or bacon bits?


43.Favorite day of the week?


44. Favorite restaurant?

Hmmm.. tough it is a tie between Peter Luger steakhouse and Africana soul food cafe ( Blessing you are the bomb!!!)

45. Favorite flower?

Hands down White roses.

46. Favorite ice cream?

Haagen Daz Vanilla Bean

47. How many times did you fail your driver's test?


48. What color is your bedroom carpet?

Hardwood floors no carpet.

49. How many times did you fail your driver's test?

I said never are you deaf...

50. Before this one, from whom did you get your last email?


51. Which stores would you choose to max out your credit card?

Definitely Victori Secret or La Perla.

52. What do you do most often when you are bored?

Read or Watch Tv

53. Bedtime? 1 am

54. Who are you most curious about their responses to this questionnaire? Everyone

55. Last person you went to dinner with?

Mi esposo.

56. What are you listening to right now?

Real World Las Vegas.

57. What is your favorite color?


58. Lake, Ocean or river?


59. How many tattoos do you have?


60. Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

I am not God I don't know.

My personal comment : Too many Damn' questions....hmmph....

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Nne 's Bash

Why are men such horn balls? I am sure you want to know why such a visceral reaction...Ok, you have twisted my arms I will tell you.

I went by my friend Nne "get together" that she was throwing on Saturday. No special occasion- she was tired of suffering through winter and she wanted to throw some function.

I arrived there fashionably late with my friend Sola. I walked through the door and I knew there was going to be problems. First of all, there were more guys than there were ladies and it was a big thing-o. The second problem, what is my name?

Should I say more...

Guys were breaking their necks staring at me like if I was some kind of meat. I instinctively felt like bolting out of there. Nne was like" SG you look drop dead gorgeous, where is SO? Don't tell me you and Sola came here alone. " I said you never told me it was a New Year bash you were throwing." She said you know how Nigerians are, you invite one and they bring ten". We both laughed at that, because we knew it was true.

She look around nervously, "Are you going to be ok, I have mace." I was stunned. I responded, "Is it that bad." She just said, "enjoy sha and let me know if anyone messes with you."

I met all sorts. One guy approached me his line was so whack. I mean even if I was not available not even on my worst day this guy had no chance.

I will indicate his lines in red and mine in black from now on.

LOSER: WOW, Are you a model?


LOSER: Are you Nigerian?

I was looking at this guy as if he was a retard and shifting uncomfortably in my seat....(By the way I never bothered to answer him)

LOSER: What does a guy have to do to go out with you?

SG: I am not interested. I am married.

LOSER: I don't believe you are married. I know how you girls like to say they are married even when they are not....

SG: (looking at this guy as if he was a born retard) If a woman tells you she is married and she is not- then more than likely she is not interested. Excuse me...

I proceeded to get off from my seat. That is when I saw at least 5 more losers trying to approach me with very similar lines....

Is it a crime for a woman to go out and hang by her friends party without being harassed... At a certain time I looked like I had a serious screw face all the time. No one approached me any longer until...our eyes met.

He had to be one of the most gorgeous men I have ever seen. A Boris definitely in the making.... ( but I will save this jist for Part 2)

I saw Nne enjoying her party... I asked her what kind of party is she having as if all of these men are just here to pick up babes... she laughed and agreed with me. She was loving it, she was still single and looking for a hubby. At 5'3 " and a Nia knock-off she was in no short supply. As beautiful as she is she was always meeting weirdos...(go figure)

Anyway, I am tired of writing so bloggers stay tuned for Part 2.....

Oh, before I forget:



Did you hear about the Nigerian man who bit off his wife's lip in an argument, and they could not reattach it? This is serious... all because she called him short.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Gorgeous days

I am so sorry that I have been away from blogging so long. I have missed all of you. Work has been very laborious and taxing on my nerves. Is it too late for me to scream. AAAAARRRRGHHH!!! ( screaming to the top of my lungs).

Preparing for travelling is a very stressful situation. I cannot tell you the last time I had a "gorgeous "day. Where I pamper myself. I miss those times.

What is an ideal "gorgeous " day you may ask. Watching all of my favorite programs ... I love Naija movies, just love it... also I love being outdoors-running, walking or just reading. That to me is an ideal situation.

The best " gorgeous" day I ever had was when I went to Kontagora with S.O. Sexy. We have heard about this nice hotel there and since I have never went there before we decided to go. Everything that could have possibly went wrong on that trip did. The hotel was once inhabited by ex-architectural Americans who were living in the quarters that they have constructed.

Each bungalow consisted of three bedrooms and it was very romantic that it looked like individual cottages that had paths to connect to the other bungalows. There were about 14 of these such bungalows and a main reception area that also had a restaurant . They also had a Olympic sized swimming pool ideal you might say- wrong!!! The pool had no water, the rooms were uninhabited for so long that they had dead lizards and flying insects all over the place...I laughed I had no choice or else I would have definitely cried.

I am a firm believer if life offers me lemons then I will make lemonade- and so that is exactly what I did. Instead, of looking at the bad in the situation I set out too have the best time ever. And surprisingly enough I did. We had this quirky bellman who also by the way served as the cook. He presented us with a menu full of tasty things only to be let down with " sorry ma, we don't have that" and when he would utter these phrases he would move his head like an Indian side to side. I asked for spaghetti bolognaise again "sorry ma, we don't have that". This phrase was repeated about six times-so finally I said just bring me what you have and he did chips and chicken....(Good Grief)...

I was just too tired to argue. We wanted to see the nightlife of Kontagora for a bit but the driver did not return with the vehicle right away. So we walked around the compound at night just gazing at the moon and the stars that seemed to be everywhere. We even headed out and sat on some rocks at the edge of the compound and occasionally were distracted by the bright lights of the oncoming traffic. We did not even consider getting bitten by snakes that is how engrossed we were in our conversation and just in each others company. Our driver has finally returned and we went out to the main city and bought suya with some bread and had it with some Ovaltine. It was wonderful! Later, S.O.Sexy would tell me that was the day he would have no other woman for his wife but me....So you see how can that not be a "gorgeous"moment....