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Omooba-Jesu, who I especially love to call Princess; tagged me in her 100 Questions post! Thanks a bunch Sweets, I had mega fun with this one! You rock too darn hard gurl and its pretty exciting having you join my little blogging community! Mwah!

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1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
• Closed, but then; what does it matter if it does stay open?! It’s not like a monster’s lurking therein and is just looking to grab me as soon as am out like a light is it?! *tsking*

2. Do you take shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotels?
• Ahem…..no?! Hehehe

3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
• Tucked in of course, whaddya think?! Hol ‘up….. what sorta question’s this anyhow like huh?!

4. Have you stolen a street sign before?
• Whatever for Mbok or am I missing something here?!

5. Do you like to use post-it notes?
• I do actually, they’re kinda cute and are so much fun; especially the ones that come in a variety of colors!

6. Do you cut out coupons but never use them?
• Nah! So NOT into coupons!

7. Would you rather be attacked by a big Bear or a swarm of Bees?
• Oh come now! Did someone order a hit or drop on me?! What in the heck kinda question’s this?! Well, since we’re talking ’bout ‘rather’ here; how ’bout I’d ‘rather’ NOT be attacked by neither huh?! You know what?! Just shoot me already, bump me right off…..make it quick! Hmf!

8. Do you have freckles?
• Not at all!

9. Do you always smile for pictures?
• Always! I am easily Guy Smiley’s Doppelganger!

10. What is your biggest pet peeve?
• I can’t stand folks who are pretty mean and unruly!

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11. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
• No time!

12. Have you ever peed in the woods?
• Oh yeah! When its time to go….then its pretty much TIME TO GO!

13. Have you ever pooped in the woods?
• Nah! Can’t risk being kissed on the bum by a ‘Schnake’! The horror!

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14. Do you ever dance if there’s no music playing?
• I do! I just become the music box belting out melodious tunes! Jamming! Hehehe

15. Do you chew your pens and pencils?
• Eew…nasty! NO!

16. How many people have you slept with this week?
• Huh?! Is there any point to this ‘by really’?! Plus, this is pretty ambiguous! ‘Slept with’ as in on top of or under, or ‘mayhaps’; beside?! You totally lost me on this one Princess , I don’t quite follow! Better luck next time! Besides, Momma issued me with a stern warning ’bout kissing and telling! Bad, Bad Panda!

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17. What size is your bed?
• Kingsize Baby, fit for a Queen like me! *winks

18. What is your song of the week?
• Its the Holidays and am presently jamming to my all time favorite Christmas Song…. Jingle Bell Rock by the Amazing Bobby Helms!

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19. Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
• As long as it floats their boat….Uh yeah! I like a guy who aint afraid to explore and get in tune with his ‘inner female’! Coolness!

20. Do you still watch cartoons?
• Can’t you tell?! Course I do!

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21. What is your least favorite movie?

•None! I wouldn’t sit through the first 15 minutes anyhow, let alone see a full length movie that bores me stiff!

22. Where would you bury hidden treasure if you have some?
• What’s this?! Some kinda elaborate scheme or ploy to come dispossess me of mine treasures?! I’d have to do away with ya upon fessing up! So what will it be then?! *chuckling

23. What do you drink with dinner?
• Nothing satisfies thirst like good old water….for always!

24. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
• Mustard sauce, just! Yum yum!

25. What is your favorite food?
• Abula toh gbona felifeli as in, toh bad gan ni! Gba o!

26. What movies could you watch over and over again and still love?
• Oh boy! Wherever do I start from?! I am a movie buff through and through! Seen lots but I’d just name the ‘few’ that pretty much comes to mind….top of my head ! ‘Sounds Of Music’, ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’, ‘Ferris  Bueller’s Day Off’, ‘Blind Date’, ‘Revenge Of The Nerds 1&2’, ‘White Chicks’, ’50 First Dates’, ‘The Woo Woo Kid’, ‘Kill Bill Vols 1&2’, ‘Runaway Bride’, ‘The Secret Of My Success’, ‘Problem Child’, ‘Home Alone’, All Jackie Chan and Harrison Ford’s Flicks (Indiana Jones), ‘ Mean Girls’, ‘ Dutch Treat’, ‘Sleepover’, ‘Pretty Woman’, ‘The Other Bolelyn Girl’, ‘Noel’, ‘Dance With Me’, ‘Chocolat’, ‘Under The Tuscan Sky’, ‘Con Air’, ‘Passenger 57’, ‘Top Gun’, ‘Speed’ ‘The Chronicles Of Narnia’, ‘Ella Enchanted’, ‘Shrek’, ‘Ghosts’, ‘Child’s Play’, The Truth About Love’, ‘Dark Angel’, ‘Titanic’, ‘Lion King’, ‘Despicable Me’, ‘Being Julia’, Ten Things I Hate About You’, ‘Bella Mafia’, You Got Served’, The Last Of The Finest’, ‘Face-Off’, ‘Broken Arrow’, ‘Sleepless In Seattle’, ‘Odyssey’, ‘Black Swan’, ‘Under Siege’, ‘The Goonies’, ‘ Iron Eagle’, A Good Woman’, ‘Training Day’, ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, Boyz In The Hood’, ‘Speed’, ‘Class Act’, ‘ Coyote Ugly’, ‘Thomas Crown Affair’, ‘Steel Magnolias’, ‘Brigitte Jones’ Diary’, ‘Nothing To Lose’, ‘True Romance’, ‘Matrix’, ‘Dirty Dancing’, and a gazillion other films in every genre imaginable and unimaginable, like you’ve none idea!

27. Last person you kissed/kissed you?
• Mine Honeybun! *blushing

28. Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
• Nopes!

29. Would you ever strip/pose nude in a magazine?
• Who me?! I think… NOT!

30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
• Eons ago I guess!

31. Can you change the oil in a car?
• I’ve seen it done severally by my Brothers and Dad but never really gotten round to getting my hands real grimy and dirty, enough to putting my knowledge to the test!

32. Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
• No! Thankfully, am a VERY law abiding citizen of the Federal Republic! Take that! Hahahaha

33. Ever ran out of gas?
• No!

34. What’s your favorite kind of sandwich?
• Am not fussy, totally down for whatever so long as I can pronounce the names of the fillings! Hehehe

35. Best thing to eat for breakfast.
• Cereals for sure!

36. What is your usual bedtime?
• Night Owl for the most part, so I’d say anything after midnight!

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37. Are you lazy?
• As far as Blogging goes….OH YEAH! For other things besides Blogging, am very hands-on, a real hard-worker!

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38. When you were a kid, what did you dress up for as Halloween?
• We don’t celebrate Halloween in this part of the world Princess! Thought you knew that bit… Eish! How ’bout ‘Ojude Oba’ or ‘Eyo Festival’ then?! *tsking

39. What is your Chinese astrological sign?
• Capricorn… The ‘Gnu’! Hehehe

40. How many languages can you speak?
• 3

41. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
• No!

42. Which are better: Legos or Lincoln logs?
• I never really encountered Lincoln Logs but Legos bricks….I played with! So I’ll go with Legos!

43. Are you stubborn?
• Yeap!

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44. Who is better: Leno or Letterman?
• Dunno ’bout better Princess, both guys gatz jokes but I love me some Chelsea Handler especially now that the Queen of the Roost…. The Amazing Joan Rivers has gone to be with the Lord!

45. Ever watch soap operas?
• You bet! A total Junkie!

46. Are you afraid of heights?
• Yes!

47. Do you sing in the car?
• Is there a law against that?! Course I do!

48. Do you sing in the shower?
• Most times!

49. Do you dance in the car?
• Oh yeah!

50. Ever used a gun?
•A toy gun and water gun?! Absolutely! Am tough like that!

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51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer.
•January ’15!

52. Do you think musicals are cheesy?
• Some…not all!

53. Is Christmas stressful?
• A much-needed good kinda stress?! Yup!

54. Ever eaten a Pierogi?
• I have, lotsa times! However, in this part of the world, we don’t call it by that name! Meat-pie or Chicken-pie woulda sufficed just fine Princess! Jeez!

55. Favorite type of fruit pie?

I love Strawberry Tart!

56 . Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid.

I’d favored being an Air Stewardess and then a Pharmacist for the absolute love of Chemistry!

57. Do you believe in ghosts?
• I don’t believe in ghosts but I know there’s such a thing as ghosts and they do exist!

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58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
• Oh yeah…..a countless number of times!

59. Do you take a vitamin daily?
• No!

60. Do you wear slippers?
•Totally!

61. Do you wear a bath robe?
•No!

62. What do you wear to bed?
•Besides a Nightgown or Jammies…. a smile perhaps?!

63. What was your first concert?
•That would be The Rothman’s Concert gig that went down way back in the late’90’s! I remember seeing ‘Mode Nine’ live on stage back then! Groovy!

64. Walmart, Target or K-mart?
•How ’bout ‘The Palms Shopping Mall’, ‘Game’, or maybe ‘Park n Shop’?! PRINCESS!!!!

65. Nike or Addidas?
•I really couldn’t care less, seeing as am totally down for whatever!

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66. Cheetos or Fritos?
•Cheetos

67. Peanuts or sunflower seeds?
•Peanuts

68. Ever hear of the group Tres bien?
• Nah!

69. Ever taken dance lessons?
• No!

70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
• Seeing as am already hitched…Nay!

71. Can you curl your tongue?
• Very well!

72. Ever won a spelling bee?
•No! Never taken part in one to start with!

73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
•Oh yeah!

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74. Own any record albums?
• No chance!

75. Own a record player?
• Nopes!

76. Do you regularly burn incense?
•Regularly?! I don’t burn incense at all Princess!

77. Ever been in love?
•Uh yeah! And should feelings flow both ways and is mutual….no words!

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78. Who would you like to see in a concert?
•Pink most definitely! Her out-of-this-world, magical performance at the 2014 Grammys, inspired by the Cirque Du Soleil acrobatic dance routine’s extremely hard to miss….most memorable, sensual and pretty seductive….surreal!

79. What was the last concert you saw?
•Rothman’s Groove

80. Hot tea or cold tea?
• Hot tea!

81. Tea or coffee?
• Tea!

82. Sugar cookies or Snickerdoodles?
• Sugar Cookies!

83. Can you swim well?
•Can’t swim at all! Water gives me the jitters….am hydrophobic!

84. Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?
• Sure thing!

85. Are you patient?
• Not as much as I’d REALLY love to be, am still pretty much a work in progress!

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86. DJ or band at a wedding?
• DJ! I get to listen to all of my favorite bands play!

87. Ever won a contest?
• Yes!

88. Have you ever had plastic surgery?

• Nopes!

89. Which are better: Black or Green olives?
• Clueless!

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90. Can you knit or crochet?
•Tried it once before in vocational class….didn’t quite pan out!

91. Best room for a fireplace?
•In tropical Nigeria?! What is this some sorta trick question?! Well, no room…. ‘That’ room! Unless you’re a Barbecue looking to happen! Hmf!

92. Do you want to get married?
•Duh!

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93. If married, how long have you been married?
•Can’t put a date on that one! Been with mine since my teen years! We were ‘Young Loves’ before getting hitched! Pretty much, I’ve known ma Boo all of mine life…..forever!

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94. Who was your high school crush?
•The boy next door!

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95. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
• Nopes!

96. Do you have kids?
•Of course!

97. Do you want kids?
• Shouldn’t I?! Hehehe

98. What is your favourite colour?
•Lilac!

99. Do you miss anyone right now?
•My dearest brother….Earth’s loss, Heaven’s sweet gain!

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100. Who are you going to tag to do this post next?
• The pretty witty Tony Michelle for the now! Thanks Tony, you do rock….PIECES!

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Thanks again Princess for thinking of me, and Happy Holidays to you and every single one person out there! Thank you so much for reading….Y’all rock senseless!

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The Reunion With A Tinge Of Nostalgia!

A couple weeks back, my Bestie, Jay; from during my college days, sprang up on me like a lightning bolt from outta the blues, and immediately; mails flew fast and furious between us two in our bid and excitement to playing catch up, reliving times and moments gone by! We also ensured to bring each other up to speed ’bout happenstances in our lives in the now!

 

There was a growing need to reconnect with me as a result of a book he’d authored, chronicling his career life! I wondered how I fitted into that bit, especially seeing as it was an autobiography of sorts coupled with the fact that we’d been out of touch for such a long time! Interest piqued, and curiosity getting the best of me, I got cracking; wanting to know why my name came up for mention at all! At first, he wouldn’t let on; and then he gave me the run around, pussy-footing all over me and saying I’d have to wait it out to discover this ‘mystery’, when the book does finally make it to the stores and hits the shelves! ‘I’d sooo make you crave for my book, Yemi; he says, the suspense will do you some amount of good’! He gloated on!

Not one to back down easy, I cranked up the heat and wheedled him endlessly to fess up ’bout this seemingly big secret of his! I mean, we’d grown apart and gone our separate ways right after graduation and the tides had swept us off to different plains and shores! Plus, thoughts of him had pretty much become fewer and farther between! ‘Out of sight, out of mind’ does come to mind at this point… totally spot on is that adage! It was therefore a thing of great surprise and delight, that he’d even think to remember me, and much less; think me worthy of  mention in his ‘baby’ and pet project that’s his first book!

I am quite the persistent one, if I do say so myself; needless to say I bugged out on him and in no time, he was belting out lines in sweet melodious and symphonic tunes of a-tra-la-la-la like a Songbird… a Canary, and what I found out sent me reeling! Uh Snap!

Ever had one of those experiences happen to you that’s so out there that you just play pretend and convince yourself otherwise…. that nothing of such never, ever did take place?! You know, you don’t recall or have any memory of that particular event going down, like the slate’s been wiped clean….blotted out?! I guess this is the part where I gotta launch straightways into a panic attack mode of sorts, cause its just so totally bizarre!

You see, I’ve always prided myself as one with a more than stellar memory bank and a superlative ability to recount past events with perfect clarity but in light of my new findings, its painfully obvious I’ve been under some kinda false impression and mistaken belief! That folks, is real scary; uncanny! How many more events and moments have I subconsciously and unconsciously blocked off, never to be recollected and pondered on no more?! This is rather unnerving, makes me kinda….. uneasy!

The big secret was an event that led up to our striking friendship! That defining moment he thought he’d spied and spotted the perfect companion, to complement his otherwise cool, calm and quiet disposition! He was very mild-mannered and I, well; not so much…. his thoughts!

School was in and it was early days! The first semester had just kicked off! A certain Mr A, a pretty unsavory character; was at the helms of affairs taking full reins; as he was billed to take my class Chemistry! Right from the first time he stepped his foot into my class, he’d just go off; bearing down on the lots of us! With this guy, crossing the line was second nature, effortless and he never quite came back from it once he makes it past the threshold! On the contrary, he simply just plunged further down, Dude didn’t understand boundaries!

He talked and beat down on us, calling us the most derogatory and demoralizing of names….’Morons’, ‘Numskulls’, ‘Pea-brains’, Blockheads’, ‘Airheads’ and the likes! And he doesn’t stop there, nuh-uh; he’d ensure to take his war to the home-front, saying crappy stuff like ‘The witches in your villages have sapped clean your brain cells that y’all can’t grasp simple concepts and principles’! As for us, we’d learned to look on, like frightened little animals caught in a trap; not muttering a single word! Dude was pretty fouled-up…toxic, he practically just talked our ears off! Eish!

Sitting through that class had become somewhat unbearable….hellish, that I barely managed to keep it kinda together whenever it came the time for Chemistry! Week in, week out; and you can set your clock by the fact that he’d sink lower to the abyss each time…..totally condescending! He just seemed to hit a spanking new low, spending the better part of the time allotted that course, to rain down cuss words on us! I coulda sworn he derived some  sorta sick pleasure from it! Plus, he carried on still, not giving a thought to the fact that he may be causing us harm emotionally!  We just weren’t good enough and he’d quite figured, nay; concluded, that we could never measure up to his exacting demands! Offering us absolutely no chances or benefits to just prove him wrong!

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For one who’s got this pretty unbecoming knack for keeping to herself and pulling the ‘Shrinking Violet Card’, thus being a certified ‘Wallflower’ more than half the time while in college, I musta had it up to my limits with him and gotten positively pissed!  I’d most definitely had ’bout enough of him, cause as he resumed classes one fateful day and was getting into his old, lame and boring routine of a pastime, flapping off of his gums, I thought…

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And then, unthinking; I spoke up….did the unimaginable,

‘Do you mind Sir’?!

At this time, he scanned the lecture-room for the one who dared to speak up, interrupting him in the process! You’d think with him staring a hole through me, I’d retreat and put an end to my seemingly folly, which was a kinda spur of the moment reaction anyways! But no, I became more emboldened, I’d gone way too far to back down! So what if I’ve strayed way off of the rails and dancing vigorously on thin ice?! This is soo going down! No guts, no glory right?! Hehehe.

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By now, I’d gotten his full undivided attention and I continued on, pretty stoic in my approach, as he listened intently,

‘Sir,  you seem quite versed ’bout witches that if I didn’t know, I’d think you’ve had lotsa firsthand, you know; personal experiences from your village!  Would be nice learning ’bout those! So, will you be kind enough to give us the full low down or even better, we may as well just get to studying Chemistry which is why you’re here in the first place, unless am gravely mistaken, no?’

 

An eerie and pretty awkward silence descended and settled over the class as Mr  A’s confidence faltered and his composure was starting to crack! He became very disorientated and it was more than dandy, seeing him in that state! In my mind I be like ‘The jig’s up and it looks like someone’s train’s not only ran outta tracks, its also derailed and there’s simply no way out besides crashing, burning and bursting into flames of course’! ‘That’d teach you to be mean and needlessly petty next time’! As far I knew, he’d gotten his comeuppance and justice had been rightly served!

He said not a word! Rather, he fiddled around for a bit with his lecture note! When he did manage to say something, he just rambled on; teaching us as best he could! Plus, he simply couldn’t wait to get out the class! I figured it was a bad sign, his keeping mute and not addressing me straightaway, totally made me feel pretty suspicious and shaken! Lets face it good people, how much higher can one fly in the face of looming danger; before one crashes and burns huh?! I’d drawn first blood, and had absolutely no indication of what was coming!

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After he took his leave, things were all peachy and honky-dory as everyone bounced off of the walls in a frenzy…ecstatic! In the weeks to come, he just faced his business head-on and all was forgotten! The castigations stopped and he no longer casted aspersions our way! Perhaps he developed a heart and or had an attack of conscience, I’d never know! Whatever it was, my message seemed to have sunk in!

Flash forward to examination day and Mr. A who’d  hitherto been on his best behavior, suddenly turned on me! Seated prettily with Jay in one part of the hall that was supposed to be the venue for our papers, Dude ordered that I changed seats to the far end of the hall! As it turned out, I was the only one without a seatmate but I really could care less if he placed me atop Mount Everest; Chemistry was easily my strong point and I excelled effortlessly, totally aced it! He on the other hand, lost across board….on all counts!

It still beats me silly how an event of this magnitude coulda completely skipped my mind! As much as I try to figure this out, I just can’t fathom it! Plus, if Jay hadn’t thought to mention it to me, there’s a pretty good chance I may not have remembered it for the rest of my days! Is this pretty scary or what?! Twisted!

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The Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award!

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An award, ‘The Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers’ was recently conferred me by a fellow Blogger and ‘Sista’, a sweetly and kindly soul…. Krissie! She’s very soft spoken and real easy to talk to too! She’s rare, one of a few who just spreads love and blessings to all who crosses her path! I was pleasantly surprised when she reached out to me with an offer of an award and here I am, accepting it wholeheartedly! Thank you so much Krissie dear, for thinking of me, it means a whole lot more to me than you could ever imagine! May the Good Lord remember, bless and honor you too in a way only He can In Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen! Many superlative blessings to you Sweets, you more than rock, Mwah! 😇❤

Plus, she blogs here, and if you’re big on easy free flowing, deep and soulful writes, then you wanna look in on her and you shan’t be disappointed! I guarantee you!

Every award has got some kinda rules and guidelines, and this one is no exception! The rules are summarized below:

  • First, the award logo’s expected to be displayed openly on the recipient’s blogsite!
  • Next, the Blogger who nominated you must be thanked and put up for mention via a link that easily takes one back to their own sites!
  • Ten questions as posed by the Blogger who nominated you are expected to be answered!
  • You’re also mandated to nominate and notify ten Bloggers of your choosing and pass on the torch to them!
  • Finally, you get to task your nominees with any ten random questions that so tickles your fancy!

Here are the questions asked me by Krissie:

  1. What does the definition of Sisterhood mean to you? For me, Sisterhood is a solidarity to every female being of all ages; reaching out, pulling and rooting for one and another, (regardless of class, religious affiliations and creed, social status, race, et al); due largely to our shared commonalities and peculiarities as females! To foster oneness…. unity; and afford us the opportunity to support and draw strength from one another, so as to get by and pull through all of our life’s challenges and adversities; especially as they affect us as females!
  2. What is your purpose in life? I aspire to brighten up my own little corner of the world, touching the lives of those I happen upon as I journey through life, spreading love and cheer; and ensuring too, that I  leave an imprint….a teeny-tiny piece of me, thereby making a long lasting and pretty memorable impression on them for good, to the best of my God-given ability! So help me God….Amen!

I hereby nominate the following Bloggers, for the ‘Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers’ award:

Zika Olofin.

Outlier Babe

Mimi. A

Amity4

Aquileana

ME

Sheedart

MsBukky

Omooba

My questions are as follows:

  1. What’s your life’s philosophy?
  2. One word that best describes you would be……?
  3. What’s the one best thing for you ’bout being female?
  4. Given another chance at ‘Womanhood’, in say…. another life; will you chance or trade it in on a whim, for the other gender? Why?
  5. Who’s that one person, (could be your regular boy/girl next door or a celebrity crush or a pet or even a stuffed toy) you’d REALLY fancy being marooned with for three whole days and nights on a deserted island and why?
  6. What are the five most essentials you’ve gotta have, (as in couldn’t do without); in your handbag or purse at every one time?
  7. Body Odour, B.O or Dragon Breath (bad breath)? Which do you consider the ‘lesser of two evils’….the one you can ‘stomach’ and put up with, if your very life depended on it? Note: Failure to choose one of these means you favor dying outrightly! Give this some deep thoughts, Babycakes!
  8. Fabulous Flats or ‘Killer’ Stiletto Heels? Your top choice would be…?
  9. What love lingo do you speak?! Are you the ‘touchy-feely’ type who’s into Physical Touch( Intimacy) and just loves to snuggle up, cuddle and canoodle? OR Will you be that super sensitive lassie, who fancies and craves being showered with Gifts like flowers, perfumes, chocolate bars, jewels and lockets or even a simple silken scarf….anything; for no just reason, a spontaneous gesture? OR Perhaps, you’re that girl who simply just melts when you’re continually told and reassured that you’re most adored, cherished via spoken or written words… love notes hidden in conspicuous nooks and crannies by your Beloved, by way of Words Of Affirmation OR Maybe, Acts Of Service (Devotion) is that lingo that gets you and revs up your ‘engines’, when your Boo decides to treat you to a ‘Work-free’ day, as far as domestic chores goes; where he gets to take out the trash, do the dishes or laundry, treats you to breakfast in bed or just cleans up after himself and not be a Slob for an ENTIRE day? OR you’re just a Happy Camper whose Significant Other must always, ALWAYS be present by your side…..hanging out, even if you’re both doing nothing in particular, cause your thing’s Quality Time and you’d have it no other way?!
  10. What would you say’s the craziest, nuttiest thing you’ve ever found yourself doing that’s so TOTALLY outta character but you did it anyhow and enjoyed it too with absolutely no feelings of guilt?!

There you have it ma ‘Sistaz’, over to y’all! Go on ahead and cut loose…..kick off your shoes, put up and relax your feet, let down your hair, and just have fun with this one! Do y’all even DARE huh….HUH?! Bwahahahahahaha!

Thanks again Krissie  Sister Love, lotsa love’s being sent your way and well, I did take up your advice and had me some crazy fun with this one! You bet I did! Mwah! ❤👄

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Woman, Who You Are!

So, the other day I received this mightily inspirational piece via video; from my sweetest mum! She knows just how much I fancy those kinda materials, being a self-proclaimed cheerleader myself! God bless your sweet heart Mummy Dearest! Love you now and for always, you do float ma boat and rock ma world like no tomorrow….endlessly!

While still on the issue of Mothers, I’d love to seize this very rare opportunity to reach out to my friend and brother, Dr Temitope Ogundare; whose Precious Mum gets to be a year sweeter in a bit, on the occasion of her birthday!  P-A-R-T-A-Y!!!

Here’s wishing you a very happy birthday, Sweet Mother and more glorious years in great health and wealth of mind, body and soul! May the Good Lord cause for you to reap the fruits of your labour of love upon all of your offsprings, and may you be called ‘Blessed’, for the rest of your days on God’s Green Earth In Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen! This is a special tribute for you Sweet, Virtuous Mother, especially from me to you! Love you to the moon and all the sweet way back! Congratulations Momma, have many more! *Hugs and kisses*

I got to opening up the video and listening in on the contents and I can assure you this, it was beyond amazing! I was pretty moved by the wordings that my hairs practically stood up and out! I’ve listened to it a gazillion number of times now and I simply cannot get enough! And then an idea hit me to make a delightful lil post outta it and share with everyone, who’s just looking to get inspired and encouraged! Its a certified morale booster this masterpiece, most especially for the ladies! Enjoy and do ensure to share too, after all, there’s love in sharing and well, I just did like duh!

You’re Beautiful

You’re Funny

You’re Smart

You’re Unique

You’re worthy of love and affections

You’re NEVER too much and

You’re ALWAYS enough

You’re Precious

You’re a Diamond

You’re a Rose,

a Pearl

The most STUNNING of ALL God’s Creation

You’re worth MORE than you could EVER imagine

Worth more than the number on the scale

Or the hair products you use

Or the shoes you wear

More than the many girls, who wished they were you

Or how many guys, who wished they had you

More than the price tags on your clothes

Or the percentage off the top of your Math test

Or even more than the numbers of followers you have on Twitter

Your WORTH surpasses ALL EARTHLY THINGS

Because in the Eyes of the Lord

YOU ARE LOVED and you’re worth DYING FOR

Regardless of who you think you are

Whether you’re a Model in a magazine

Or you model pottery with Grandma

Whether you’re on the Hot List

Or the Not List

Whether you’re a Head Cheerleader

Or a High School drop-out

Whether you’re Miss Popular

Or you’ve never had anyone you could call a friend

Whether you love yourself and love your life

Or you can’t stand to look in the mirror

And you feel as if everything in your life’s falling apart

Whether you’re such a winner

Or you feel like you’re the world’s biggest failure

Regardless of who you think you are

The REALITY is that YOU deserve SOMEONE

Who would give their life for you

Because YOU ARE POWERFUL

And STRONG

And CAPABLE

Read about the Women in the Bible

Esther, Ruth, Martha, Mary

These Women changed the world FOREVER

Each and everyone of you is a Woman with that same Power

That same strength

And that same world changing capability

And your responsibility, is to find that Woman

And to set her free

This. Is. Who. You. Are

And any voices in your mind that tries and tell you differently, is from the enemy

And the next time you hear it, you’ll say,

‘Not I, nuh-uh; not me Satan, I am a Daughter of the Living God, cherished, loved and adored ABOVE all things by the Creator of ALL things, for the glory of Him who’s GREATER than ALL things, I. AM. AWESOME’

And PLEASE, don’t YOU forget!

All images are courtesy of http/ flickr.com

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Of Pageants And slip-UPS….Yikes 2!

And so it was, my fate was decided….signed, sealed and delivered! It was almost as though I was staring down the barrels of a double-barrel shotgun or pump-action, so-called in some quarters; just waiting for the trigger to go off and blow up in my face, with the Marksman and Sniper, wielding the ‘arsenal of mass destruction’; being my pesky, plenty insensitive Commandant of course! In that moment, I closed my eyes shut, a gazillion thoughts running through my mind by the milliseconds; and whilst still trying to process, make a complete sense of and more or less; wrap my fingers or head around and ’bout what was ’bout ready to go down, I figured well; it was as good a time as any for a quick dash, a trip down memory lane!

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My momma’s sonorous voice echoed through my subconscious and I coulda sworn I heard her scream….’Yemi, laugh like a lady’, as she’s wont to doing; in her usual characteristic manner, as I shared one of a lotta laughs with my brothers, and their friends in our frontyard! At such times, I tend to do a double take and for a little less than two minutes, all’s but silent and peaceful! You’d be correct to say or term that split moment as ‘the calm before the storm’, cause almost immediately, my buddies and I pick up from whence we left off and launch straightway into a tailspin…. a whirlwind of mad hysterics; shattering the nascent tranquility that once was; even if only for a spell!

At this point, our collective laughter’s practically slicing through the calmness of the evening and reverberating in the distance! I mean really, laugh like a lady?! What’s that?! Never quite knew there was a certain way both of the sexes were expected and or meant to laugh! Plus, that’s quite a tacky thing, seeing as laughter for the most part is a spontaneous action; it just happens! Who plans for such and then goes on to rehearsing how it oughta be done right and perfectly in line with one’s gender?! Well, definitely not me! Really, where’s the fun and fulfillment in a planned, ‘ladylike’ laughter where I can’t just let go of my inhibitions and pretty much be myself?! Am always one for a good laugh, so; Nah! I’ll simply have to pass on that ladylike bit! Soo NOT for me!

Okay! Maybe, just maybe I oughta have listened to my momma’s admonition back then! Maybe, just maybe….again, there’s a teeny, pretty tiny bit of truth and a slight chance that mummies really DO know best! Maybe! Why does it always rain on me…Eish!

Standing there like a condemned felon ’bout to be led to the gallows, I wished I’d had more practice at being a ‘lady’ and acting like one! Were mum a witness to these whole set up, she’d definitely say ‘I did tell you so Sweetness, didn’t I?! And sure enough, I’d feel guilty for a bit and then say to her ‘It isn’t over till its over mum, watch me as I take back control and drag myself outta this ‘crisis’! Needless to say, I was not gonna just give in without putting up a fight! I mean, where does this bully get off, dictating to me what I should or should not do?! I’d be sooo damned if I allowed for him carry on in the way he did, without a care; like I had absolutely nothing to say or do ’bout his excesses!

As the time slowly ticked away, and he was getting his little glam squad ready to come work their ‘wonders’ and ‘magic’ on unwilling me, it literally quite occurred to me that I had no costumes! Bingo!!! That’s just what I need! Is this my lucky day or what?! I’ll bet the bully didn’t even stop to think ’bout those! What’s a pageant without costumes and the whole full regalia that goes into making it what it oughta?! I grinned mischievously as this thought fully registered in my mind and then I found my voice again!

‘Sir, I’d really love and consider it a great honor to represent this platoon’,I said, whilst effortlessly lying through my squeaky white teeth; but I didn’t exactly come prepared for anything, least of all a beauty pageant’! ‘You see Sir, I continued on; trying desperately hard not to give away and hide that absolute delight I was feeling at the time; at having stumbled on a winning excuse to hit the road and return back to my life as I knew it; before this whole pageant nightmare thingy reared its ugly head! ‘I don’t quite possess the full regalia I’d be needing for an event of this nature’! ‘I’m very sorry Sir’, I finished, perfectly convinced this was the big break I needed to get outta my predicament! I’d like to see him recover and come back from this shocker I sneered inwardly, I’ll bet he didn’t see that coming! Bullseye!!!

In thy face, suckerrr!!! YES!

Having acted out my script so well, I’d expected to hear something along the lines of, ‘Oh, that’s true; without a costume, you can’t enter for the contest’, no hassles; you can go now’! Like duh! Wishful thinking! If there was ever a time I desperately wished to have that infamous phrase ‘Be careful what you wish for, for you just might get it’, happen to me, this was as good  a time as any! But then, FAT chance! Psst!

Dude was unmoved and I wondered if he’d even heard a word of what I’d said! By the time he spoke up, I was in for a shocker of my own! He dropped the bomb on me that he’d sourced for all of the costumes I’d be needing and I needn’t bother my pretty lil sweet head ’bout a thing! All the bases were pretty much covered to the minutest detail! All I needed do was shut up, show up, go with the flow, smile and be real pretty, after going through a beauty regimen and fitting session to see which of ’em costumes was all ‘me’, as in; the ones that fitted perfectly! Huh?! Rats, what gumption!!! Oh, how very splendidly classy! Oomph!

‘There goes my gazillion pounds plan to elude and wriggle outta this bad episode, but if this Soldier man thinks he’s gotten me boxed into a corner and figured out, then he’s got something else coming’, I muttered to myself! I’ll die first before being paraded and put on exhibition like some piece of artwork or ‘artefact’ for hungry eyes to take in, ravage and make a spectacle of! It should be my call, not his or anyone else’s!  Why in the name of all things that he holds sacred, can he not just get it and ‘for-GIT’ it?! Why?!

It was on to plan ‘B’ for me! ‘Sir, I’m sorry but its taboo that I wear other people’s items of clothing, its completely against my beliefs and principles, that I share those with strangers’! I was getting very flustered and frustrated at this point and I’d pretty much hoped he’d just respect my stance and let me off the hook already! ‘Its really nice that you don’t wear other people’s clothes but am also sure that it wouldn’t be taboo to have you sent to a faraway local government area lacking of basic amenities and infrastructure; for your primary assignment’, he said! And just when I thought things couldn’t get any worse off than they already were, he chipped in this…’IN A CANOE RIDE!!!’ Finishing with an air of arrogance and super-authoritative finality! The Sonofagun!

Can he REALLY do that and am I also in the form and mood to find out?! I asked myself as I pondered over my next course of action! Does he wield that much of an influence and power to make good on his threat of having me bundled off to the middle of nowhere or shall I just call his bluff, walk and damn the consequences?! This guy’s dreadful, he sure knows how to play dirty and had pretty much planned everything down to the last detail! Plus, he’d quite anticipated I’d put up some kinda fight and resistance in doing his bidding! What an Eel! Slippery and oh so sly! So, am left in the dumps and at a crossroad…..to be or not to be?!

yes | by claudia hering (sundance)

I thought, a few hours in Hell or a coupla months in HELL?…. suddenly realizing all of my plans had finally hit a dead-end! It really was a no-brainer as I resignedly but begrudgingly accepted to represent my platoon on the big night, which in retrospect was just a very few number of hours, ticking real slowly but steadily away, having settled for the lesser of two evils! ‘Its all for the best’, I comforted myself; better the pageant than some remote far off place off of the world map, where I’d be left hanging out on the rails to dry! The horror!

`174 | Hanging by a moment. | by v1nz`

That was how my little diatribe and debacle with ‘Major Pain’ played out! The next coupla hours was gonna be a real trying one for me, as my whole world was sent plunging on a downward spiral, spinning right outta control! Plus, my perception ’bout pageants and those who are brave enough to muscle up the courage and guts to participate in ’em, was changed forever!  Oh yeah!

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May I Please have This….Date?!

In forging great friendships and relationships, especially as it applies to that first ever meeting, getting off to a bad or wrong start and footing’s soo not an option! This can mar and pull the plugs right off of a relationship that may otherwise have been really great and exciting, before it kicks off or sees the light of day! Against this backdrop, I wanna talk ’bout the perks of reeling out the dopest pick-up lines, cause that is the first ever step, to get things moving right along!

While some pick-up lines are totally ‘Aww-worthy’, others are ‘Huh-worthy’ and some others still yet, are just plain ‘What were you thinking, pretty lame-worthy’! When someone who for instance prides him/herself as hot, and then opens up his/her mouth to spew out a really lame or dumb line, without being the wiser that his/her egg’s knocking pretty hard against a rock……then, something’s most definitely wrong somewhere!

Which brings me to a certain scenario, where a guy walks up to me and says ‘Hi, my name’s Jimmy; we met at a party on the Island over the weekend’! Now, I already know what Jim’s playing at, but I humor him anyways; I mean, a party over the weekend and on the Island like really?! How?!

I’d decided I’d be on my best ever behavior you see, and so I respond to him saying ‘I’m sorry Jimmy, but you’ve obviously gotten me mixed up with someone else and I really have to get a move on, the timing’s not so good, cheers’! ‘I coulda sworn that was you’, he chimed; ‘so sorry’! So, I quickly remove myself from that situation before the next rehearsed few pick-up lines rolled off of his tongue and leapt straight, right at me!

Some other time, this very same guy; who I immediately recognized as Jimmy, yup; walked up to me again and before he could open up his mouth to say those infamous lines I was so darned sure he would, I beat him right to it and quickly blurted ‘Hi, your name’s Jimmy and we supposedly met at a party on the Island over the course of the weekend, didn’t we?!’  I mean lets face it guys, defence is the best form of attack init?! Need I say Jimmy was tongue-tied at this point?! Well, if y’all really need for me to say it, I will just get to it then….Jimmy held his peace, backed away slowly;, and went on his jolly way! He said absolutely nothing and I continued on, laughing and walking right on! Case dismissed! Okay, that was so painfully awkward, cruel maybe, but hey; we win some and lose some init?!

Sitting underneath the large mango tree in front of my department in College, leafing through my lecture note to brush up and put finishing touches to studying for a class test which was just barely an hour away by the next period, I heard a voice, making an inquiry! ‘Hi, my name’s Francis, please; where can I go to get something to eat around here’?! Absent-mindedly, I waved in the direction of the line-up of food stalls, just within eye-shot from where I was seated, without sparing the one who did the asking, even a glance! ‘You don’t seem to understand me do you’?! He rapped on! Okay, so this dude aint taking the hint that I’d rather be left alone; especially as I had a test coming up in a bit and I really didn’t have the time for chitty-chatter and any such frivolities! This was serious business and I’d sworn I’d either ace that test or die trying, such was my determination!

Again, I figured if I didn’t lose him in the nick of time, then my plans to play catch up would simply go up in flames and blow up in my face! Something’s gotta give, I wagered; so I decided to play this real cool by the ears, smile, be nice and act civil! I looked up for the first time ever and NO, I know what y’all are thinking, he wasn’t your conventional TDH, so I wasn’t exactly tranced out and rooted to the spot or anything, was wayyyy too busy studying you see, no time! Gotcha! Aha!

Francis was unpretentious, donned a really thick-lens eyeglasses, with teeny- tiny eyes behind ’em! He stood about 5’7 high and had this characteristic posture he’d gotten accustomed to over time! He walked with his two hands behind him, clasped, back bent and seemed to mutter to himself, I think unconsciously; whenever he walked! He was one of a kind, hardly smiled; and pretty much grouchy, half of the time! I used to liken him to Muttley, the cartoon character with the famed…’Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya’, yaps!

I pointed him again in the direction of the food stalls and told him he could get something to eat over there! He responded by saying ‘I’m not looking to ‘feed’, I’m looking to ‘eat’! And I be like ‘huh? I don’t follow’! ‘I’ve been there you see, he responded, and I didn’t like what I saw’! ‘I’m a Corps Member posted to this part, having studied Microbiology at the University of Lagos’! ‘I’m pretty new to this place, and I REALLY need to ‘eat’!

At this point in time, he’d gotten my full and undivided attention! Putting off my bright idea of studying aside and firmly on to the back burner, I decided to tackle this guy, who at this time had quite succeeded in piquing my interest to no end, head-on! I mean, eating and getting fed was pretty much one and the same till he came along! Who knew?!

I quickly got to introducing myself to him, welcoming him aboard and added too that I had a test coming up shortly and urgently needed to get back to my books! Dude was having none of that! He insisted I must point him elsewhere, where he could get some ‘real’ food! ‘How ’bout getting it done yourself Francis ,ei?!’ ‘Surely, if you recognize that one meal tastes awfully bad, then am guessing its because you possess the culinary skills and know-how, to go rustle something more befitting of your royal taste buds, can’t you now’?! I chipped in matter-of-factly, whilst picking up my books and making for my class as the test was just ’bout ready to start! He grinned and said I’ll definitely like to see you again and with that, he left! Never quite knew he had it in him to…..smile?! Surprise, surprise!

I turned his tour guide for the period he was with us and I remember a social function was billed to hold at my department at some period in time! I’d invited him over to come hang out with me and my colleagues! It was an event that promised to be exciting with foods, drinks, friends and good times! He obliged me and I got us two bottles of the well spiced up local non-alcoholic beverage otherwise known as ‘Zobo’ drink, pretty popular in that part, for us to drink; in line with my getting him more familiar with the offerings and tastes of his new environment! While I downed my beverage, he dawdled on his! I eventually trashed the empty bottle and he gives me his saying he’d had enough! I was pretty taken aback cause he hardly drank up to a quarter of the contents of that beverage and so, I emptied the remaining on the lawn and trashed the bottle! The following dialogue ensued thereafter:

Him: Yemi, are you sure those grasses stand any more chances of ever growing again?!

Me: However do you mean Francis?!

Him: I mean, seeing as my saliva’s toxic and venomous; don’t you suppose you’ve done a major harm to the poor grasses where you just emptied my ‘undrunk’ Zobo beverage, ei?!

I was pretty conflicted at this point and didn’t quite latch on to whatever the heck he was harping on ’bout, so I asked ‘Can you quit speaking jungle and speak English already?!

Him: Why didn’t you just drink the bloody thing?! There, I said it! After all, you just downed yours so fast and I can quite tell and appreciate the fact that you actually did love it! So, why didn’t you just do same with mine rather than having to waste it like that?! Pray, tell!

I stormed off laughing myself raw, before returning again to thrash things out with him!

Me: Hold on Francis, you REALLY expected that I’d drink from your bottle like seriously?!

Him: Why, that’s such a bad idea I see!

Me: No, it isn’t, but you didn’t exactly share or partake of mine so why should I yours ehn?!

Francis: Just because! It was the right thing to do!

Me: Says who?! You really are serious then aren’t you?! No kidding?!

And at that, he blew me off, shrugged and returned to his usual grumpy self! Some things never change, I said aloud and may as well have been talking to a wall! He totally just ignored me!

Francis was the absolute perfect stranger! He was usually moody but beneath all of that was this great guy, really brilliant with a beautiful persona and insanely crazy sense of humor!  I never really got round to asking ’bout the ‘eating’ and ‘feeding’ thingy, to know if he was practically just fooling around in his bid to starting up and initiating a conversation with me, but that line was a win in all of its ridiculous totality! Worked for me like absolutely!

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Babe + Ruth Forever!

 

And so, my ‘Liebster Award’ nominees train moves right along, with my next stop at Babe’s!  I do especially love to call her ‘The King Of Queens Of Funny’ and ‘Phoenix’, for the mere reason, nay; fact that she inspires me a WHOLE lot! She’s an Amazon, a Fighter and a Victor, thus the appellation, ‘Phoenix’! Through all of her life’s woes and struggles, she comes out smelling like the most beautiful and sweetest of scented roses, taking all in her strides and managing somehow, someway; to smile and laugh through life’s adversities! She’s witty, feisty, fierce, fabulous and very intelligent, a firebrand! She’s the phenomenal one with the pen name, ‘Outlier Babe’, and she blogs here! If you’re not afraid to get your ‘silly on’ and laugh yourself sore whilst picking up life lessons and getting plenty inspired too, then she’s your ‘Man’! She’s my idol and I love her to pretty bits and teeny-tiny pieces, TOTALLY!

Thank you sooo much for doing this for me Phoenix, God bless and keep you and all of yours ma pumpkin! You do know you rock doncha?! Well then, now you do and I flatter you …….NOT! *smoochies*


 
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