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Friday Randoms

Hola Amigos! Can you believe it? It's friday already?? This -mber months ain't playing yo..Ok no time wasting here we go:

- Taynement has discovered the joys of TLC.I mean where have I been without Say yes to the dress, Little Couple, Cake boss etc etc. Amazingness, I tell ya lol.

- Say yes to the dress has shown me why it's easy for people to go broke in this country. If you think financing an $11k or $14k dress makes sense to you then what other foolhardy financial decisions are you making?? The cheapest dress I have seen on this show was $2k and I was still balking. Sha sha, I chuckled when the $11k dress owner's fiance cancelled the wedding and she was stuck with it and had only paid $6k. More power to ya elbows oh!

- No matter what they say, looks matter in this world of ours.

- I can't decide if I consider Bradley Cooper hot or not.

- For the first time yesterday, I allowed myself to be proud of myself for actually going out and getting an MBA. Sometimes, I still …

Just Learn the Language

So I caught up on Latinos in America and watched The Garcias version. It was pretty interesting, sad to watch (one of the stories had a girl who went to a high school with a 70% dropout rate. She vowed to not be a statistic but went ahead and got pregnant at 17 and didn't graduate). The one story that caught my attention was the one about the members of a catholic church that seemed to have a division between the Hispanics and the white members. Because of the language division, the church has had to split,they have separate masses, one in english and one in spanish to accommodate the hispanics that can't speak english, they've also had to create a separate church council and organize their social events separately. 6 members from each side were interviewed separately and it was interesting to see the points of views because as with everything when you add religion it becomes tricky.

Soledad asked questions and at one point, one of the members on the "white side" …

LIFE LESSONS

My CILy sent this to me. I usually delete forwards but I liked this. My favorite was #22. Others were #10, #24 and #11. Enjoy and feel free to share your favorites :


1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4.. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it..
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't mess up the present..
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you s…

Friday Randoms

Can you believe it's friday already?

First off, I want to thank each and every one of you for your comments on my last post. It was one of those days and I honestly didn't know when I just picked up the computer and wrote. Once again thank you so much, I really appreciated it.

I have never been to Disney World. I really want to, so it's on my list of things to do.

I absolutely LOVED Nice Anon's most recent post. She seems like someone with an awesome personality and I absolutely applaud her.

So I wonder, these women on Dancing with the Stars, do they ever have their period? or at the very least, do none of them have heavy flow? I mean every week someone's leg is being spread open in the air with some man's face between it. maybe it's just me.

Is it weird to be fascinated with death?

Sometimes I hear how some young 'uns sound and I wonder if I ever sounded that well..stupid.

I saw this on someone's status : Everyone, at some point, wakes up in the middle of…

So so bummed....

....is how I feel today. No energy to even type details or even think about it. I can't ask why for the millionth time and I can't blame myself yet again. Mummy says don't lose hope, just keep having faith. So that's what I'll do. I feel like a runner whose legs have been run over and is in a cast. But I have life, as long as there is life there is hope, so I am sure I can find some fight in me. So i'll try that.

Have a good week guys!

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Friday Randoms

I never used to mind but once you have been to as many interviews as I have, I LOATHE the whole job interview process. I mean it's like begging someone for something you know you can do and having your fate in someone else's hands. Yuck!

That being said, it's very distracting when your interviewer is tres cute.

School is kicking my ass!

The little things we take for granted. I was watching Adoption Diaries and man it was so sad to see these women describe their pain on not being able to conceive or carry a baby. That feeling of failing as a woman or as a wife. It can't be easy. I have always said that I don't think Nigerians have that problem lol..we are very fertile.

That being said, i have always been wary of adoption but now I think I am a little more comfortable with it.

Still on the subject of kids, I have wide hips, they call it child bearing hips. Every now and then I wonder if ironically I'd have to have a csection. I can't wait to have my kids.

My frien…

Italian Joke

Enjoy and have a lovely Wednesday.

2 italians get on a bus. They start talkin. The lady sittin behind them ignores the conversationn at 1st until she hears: Ema cum 1st Den I cum. 2 asses dey cum 2gether. I cum again. 2 asses they cum 2gether again. I cum N pee twice. Then I cum once-a more. I cant believe you! She said. In this country we dont talk bout our sex lives in public! Hey coola down lady. Ima jus telln my friend howa ta spella Mississippi.

Wheels

I know what you´re thinkin´
We were goin´ down
I can feel the sinkin´
But then I came around

And everyone I´ve loved before
Flashed before my eyes
And nothin´ mattered anymore
I looked into the sky

Well we all want something better than
We wish for something new
Well we all want something beautiful
Wish for something true
Been lookin´ for a reason and
Something to lose

When the wheels come down
When the wheels touch ground
And you feel like it´s all over
There´s another round for you
When the wheels come down

Now your head is spinnin´
Broken hearts will mend
This is our beginning
Comin to an end

Well you wanted something beautiful
You wished for something new
Well you wanted something better than
Wished for something true
Been lookin for a reason and
Something to lose



- "Wheels" by Foo Fighters.

The Nigeria Talk

So unless you were under a rock this week, you must have come across this video of Chimamanda Adichie, a Nigerian author who was speaking on the dangers of a single story. Just in case you haven't the video is below, pretty neat stuff.

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Last weekend, I was opportuned to be a panelist at a forum that had the topic of "The State of Nigeria Today" and a lot of things were discussed. COmbined with the popularity of this video on my fb feed that had my many nigerian friends declaring their naija pride and all, made me wonder - When we say I am proud to be Naija, what exactly are we proud of? Let me see if I can express the thoughts in my head better in writing.

See the forum made me meet different people who are passionate about Nigeria. I met a girl who unfailingly peruses most of the naija newspapers online to stay informed about what is going on, I met a guy who personally went through the Naija-Delta ordeal and damn near almost cried when talking about his peop…

Friday Randoms

I don't know if it's the dress I wore..if I gained weight...or if it's just always been like that but all I know is I looked in the mirror and my ass is too big.(ass in these sense means my actual nyansh, lol)

I'm glad I studied well for my test, it went well, Thank God. I like my teacher even if he is an equal opportunity offender. He is Turkish and just says whatever but we know he is not being mean so it's funny. I'll give an example. After every exam, he takes us out for pizza and drinks so when the vegetarian pizza came in his heavy accent he was like, "Indians, come and get it, no meat!" lol!.

For someone who constantly puts their foot in their mouth, its pure bliss being in your own company.

I talk to my mom a lot but lately it feels like a chore to call.

When it rains it pours.

Dear God, I need you now more than ever, I need a miracle, sign anything.

This is going to be an interesting journey, I think I am supposed to learn a particular lesson. We&#…