Sunday, January 31, 2010

He is NOT The One!!

Lol, Happy Sunday y'all. I have homework that I truly believe is not in English, which is probably why I can't make head or tails of it so I decided to solve my problem by blogging. Just because we haven't heard or read enough of these, I decided to post this article from Yahoo... Enjoy!

Some people say they "just knew" that they were dating their future spouse. But what about the rest of us? What happens when you're not sure if he's The One? If you're considering long-term commitment or marriage, it's time to ask yourself some tough questions. Below, 10 signs that may indicate he's not for you.

1. You have a list of things he needs to stop doing/saying/wearing if he wants your relationship to work. If you're fixating on his flaws, he's either not the one you want or you're not ready for a serious relationship. Cutting him loose allows you time to grow and gives you the opportunity to meet a guy whose flaws you can embrace -- or at least accept.

2. You don't trust him. A small dose of jealousy can be healthy, but if you're hacking into his email account, and going berserk when he goes out without you, something's wrong. If there's something about him that truly warrants your distrust, then perhaps he's not the right one for you.

3. You avoid conflict at any cost. Fighting is healthy. And, when done right (in the non-accusatory, rational sort of way), it can be a great way to air grievances, fix problems in your relationship, and come to a deeper understanding of each other. Ignoring problems is not the same as having no problems at all... even if it looks that way.

4. When you're sad, you don't turn to him for comfort. When you're a giant ball of tears and snot, do you lock yourself into the bathroom so he can't see you at your worst? If you're worried about scaring him away, one of you isn't ready for total commitment. Mr. Right should make you smile through your tears and be a calming, not stressful, presence.

5. One of you is struggling with an addiction. He's sweet. He's exciting. He loves you very much. But he loves his alcohol habit or his weekly gambling fix more. Don't fool yourself into thinking that you can change him or that your relationship will be strong enough to withstand the heartache that addiction will inevitably bring. An addict may be able to change, but he'll do so on his own terms.

6. You can't really imagine him as the father of your children. Ask yourself: Would he make a great parent? Is he financially responsible? Would he be an equal partner in your future together? If you have doubts, he's probably not the one.

7. Your long-term, non-negotiable goals in life are incompatible. You want kids; he doesn't. You go to church every week; he's an atheist. He lives in the country and doesn't want to move; you can't imagine ever leaving the city. Superficial differences can be overcome, but differences in basic values are harder to smooth over. Ask yourself: "Would I be willing to compromise on this?" If the answer is absolutely not, you may not be right for each other.

8. You don't respect each other. He puts you down in front of your friends and complains about you to his parents. You roll your eyes when he talks because there's just something about him that embarrasses you. A relationship without respect can't sustain itself.

9. You're not attracted to him. Physical intimacy is a hugely important component of a romantic relationship. If he doesn't do it for you, he's probably not your best long-term match.

10. On paper he seems great, but you have this strange feeling... Don't ignore your gut. You may get along on a superficial level, but if your instincts are telling you he's not the one for you, listen. That little voice inside your head does not lie.

I like #10...that's the one we usually ignore and hope that everything smoothes over. Have a lovely rest of the weekend.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Randoms

Like Play, Like Play January don finish oh! If you haven't started to get a hold on your year, e go do you like film trick when you start hearing Happy New Year all over again oh!. Hi peoples, hope all is well on your end, it's friday again so here we go:

You know, I have only ever seen Monique's show once and that was to ogle Boris Kodjoe, I am just not a fan. Wendy Williams on the other hand actually has a cool show.

So I was thinking, you know how Mick Jagger and Steven Tyler from Rolling Stone and Aerosmith respectively are still rocking in their old ages. Are there old rappers?(flava flav doesn't count). I just figure that they'd look silly rapping when they are old and wrinkly.

Ok, I totally understand how men could find nagging unattractive. BUT, if Men would take the time to address a situation/try to acknowledge the situation/not dismiss and/or listen we won't have to say it over and over again hence leading to the nagging *sigh*. (I'm so furious at someone, grrr)

Earlier in the week my BB status was that guys are stupid. Why are guys stupid? I don't know if you watch real world but this week one of the dudes who has a gf made out with another chic and he said if I found out my girl made out with another dude, I'd be furious and will probably break up with her but in my case it was an accident or whatever the hell he was saying. like how does that make sense??

Being on the happiness side of life is kinda nice :D

If you have never worked out to Soca music, you should try it.

You know, it's by the grace of God that we driver around everyday and make it home in one piece. Nowadays I look around me and people's cell phone lights are shining because we are all texting/bb'ing as we drive. We are so happy for a red light so we can punch out a fast text. I really should try to stop that, it's not safe at all.

My fellow BB fam, how many contacts do you have?? Someone I know has 82! that's a lot!

Every girl should dance around naked or in their underwear every now and then, preferably to a raunchy song lol. I think it helps in appreciating your body. :D

Why do nigerians think raising a kid in nigeria makes for breeding better kids than if it was in america??

Spoke to a friend of mine this week and she told me of how she was married before for 2 years before he cheated on her, but she said before then it was really hard. She said she learned a lot and definitely learned that love is not enough for a marriage. I have a friend who ever since college we always argued whether love was enough. She thought it did and I didn't. What say ye blogsville?

I always say I don't like Houston but as a friend of mine pointed I am always there so maybe I do? Neefemi I am coming to find you!

Speaking of the Lace Front capital of the world, I was at a beauty supply when I saw a Nigerian's ad for their lace front store, why did it have a white woman??

Cotdamn this country is one big 419 scheme. You pay for every little thing and it doesn't even make sense.

Anywhoo, remember what makes you different, makes you beautiful.

Enjoy your weekend, feel free to comment and enjoy the music of the day below, Timbaland ft the fray and Esthero

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wise Words I Heard

So I am very happy at the moment and it's not because of the three course meal or free alcohol I consumed. I just had a productive night, in which I learned a lot and met people that might be important in the future. I just went for an event hosted by a professional organization that I am a member of and did a lot of networking. There was a guest speaker who spoke and I really enjoyed his speech. He had worked for Yum Brands, Quiznos and currently is the president of Maggiano's Restaurant. His speech was titled, “The Tyranny of Incrementalism”, and the theme of his presentation was “courage”. I took three things out of it and thought I'd share and relate this to my experiences.

1) You have to take big (well thought out) actions to get big change.

We've all heard this before and by now it's like a broken record. You have to take drastic actions if you are looking for drastic results. To stand out from other companies he had to do big things that would put him ahead of his competitors, basically he was not risk averse. This man was in politics and was a speech writer for George Bush the first before deciding to go into marketing. He knew nothiing about it and was terrified he would be called a fraud. As most of you know, going to Nigeria was the bravest/scariest thing I have ever done. I was sick and tired of what I was doing and had been doing it for 5 years. I was fortunate enough to know what I wanted to do, I just didn't know how to get there but I did know that if I stayed I would probably spend another 5 years being unhappy. So with encouragement from my friends and deciding to close my eyes and jump, I did it and I am glad I did it.

2)No matter what they say, you need hard work to be successful.

I don't know if this applies if you are in Nigeria lol but the way he described it and the sacrifices CEO's make, I totally understood why they get paid a lot of money, even though it looks like they do nothing. They have paid their dues getting there and when they are there, even if it doesn't show they live in a constant state of fear because their own bosses don't care about the variables, they just want numbers that represent profit and they are quick to fire them once things are going south. He gave an example of this when he was fired from Quiznos. Sometimes, especially in our generation we expect instant gratification which is why you see young people drop out of school and expect to get paid instantly by being a rapper. There is a reason why people with a degree earn more than ones without a degree (in most cases). It's hard work to go to school, when you complete it, you are rewarded by higher pay. In some cases we should be prepared to start from the very bottom to get to the top.

3)Leverage your strength

The speaker gave an example of a CEO who turned over profits for some major slumping companies, said CEO acknowledged that he was not the smartest person in the block but he knew his strengths and used them to his advantage. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses but as we are improving on our weakness we can leverage on our strengths. I'll use myself for an example, I suck at numbers but I know one of my strengths is I can hold my own in social settings and I am not afraid to approach people and strike up a conversation. Tonight, I was opportuned to be in a room full of people that may or may not be of use in the field that I want to be in. I took the opportunity to go up to them, strike up a convo and got business cards ( the speaker dude was impressed and I scored a gift card to the restaurant, hehe). Ladies, same way when we dress up we highlight our favorite assets/body parts, the same way we showcase our strengths.

In summary, step out your comfort zone, be prepared to work really hard and find your strength and leverage it. Of course, all these things are helpful when you have God by your side, by no means do I think all is done by man's power but we have to play our part. Hope this was helpful to you guys as it was to me. I know I didn't do his speech a service on here but I tried. Here's hoping for a great and blessed 2010 for us all.

Enjoy the music of VV Green, another British import. Diddy tried to sign her. ">Seems like they are all going for the same old school bluesy sound.

Slower song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPQlxHWsemI

Faster song:

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Friday Randoms

3 posts in one week, meeen na una dey enjoy lol. Anyways, this is early because I have an early day tomorrow, so just wanted to get this out the way before I forget.

I don't have much this week but before I get started I do want to say a big thank you to Baba God in Heaven, my heart is full of gratitude for an answered prayer of mine that I have had for what seems like eternity. All the cliches, I have heard over the years now make sense. It's true what they say, I can only liken it to a pregnant woman who forgets her labor pains once she holds her child in her arms. I don't seem to remember everything that happened the last few years, my heart was so full that I was in my car just crying, for once tears of joy. I tried to pray a prayer of thanksgiving but I could only say thank you over and over. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all my friends who have been there for me and who are sharing my joy. I'll stop now.

*end drama queen rant*

On to the randoms(to the tune of Jay's "On to the next one"):

I strongly believe that Yar Adua and Bin Laden are in the same place.

For once, after hearing about the Jos killings I felt fear for Nigeria.

How do y'all roll your tissue paper - over or under?

Sometimes I feel like pee knows exactly the wrongest time to hit? Always when you are just not in the mood to drag yourself to the bathroom.

I feel bad even mentioning her name, but I cringe in shame at what MonaLisa Chinda chooses to call acting. Tufia!

Did Katrina get this much support as Haiti is getting?

Most business students should know what a SWOT analysis is, its a strategic planning strategy used in entering a business (strength, weakness, opportunities and threats). I was studying this week and read this and I felt it could apply to humans : Build on your strength, remedy your weakness, take advantage of opportunities and eliminate threats. Pretty apt huh?

Geez, gym teachers should stop with their corny lines when JT's "Sexy Back" comes on. "Yea! We're bringing sexy back!". abeg sharrap.

According to the knot, 40% of all proposals occur between November and February.

Speaking of February, I'm kinda not feeling people hating on Valentine's day. I'm not a valentine celebrater because I always roast but I don't think its any different from any other holiday, they are all commercialized.

You know it is a wonder how men and women maintain long term relationships/marriage. We are soooo different yo!

I found a new tv show (as if I don't have enough). It's an Australian tv show called Satisfaction about hookers and their private life. Got me wondering how on earth do hookers/prostitutes do it?? And some of them have husbands, kids etc that don't know what they do.

And finally, I swiped this from someone's blog : Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain

P.S - I especially want to say thank you to Rita for her blog : From the Heart of a Loving Father. I try to follow it everyday and it helps with my prayer life.

Alright now people, have a lovely weekend, shake a tail feather or two and try to have fun. Enjoy this song by Snow Patrol featuring Martha Wainwright, dedicated to all the long distance lovers out there:

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Things they did in a year

Hi guys, hope you are having a good week. Hang in there, you are almost halfway done. So I saw this in a magazine and thought I'd share because I thought it was pretty cool. It's a list of different things, different people did in the course of a year and then they wrote a book about it. I'll list the book title and what they did and if you want to buy the book or do what they did, knock yourself out!

Reading the OED - Someone who really likes words read all 20 volumes of the Original English Dictionary.

A devil to play - A man faced his midlife (crisis?) by learning to play the french horn.

The Year of No Money in Tokyo - An American in Japan coped with unemployment in Japan's recession.

Dogged Pursuit - A man trained a dog for a competition.

A Year without Underwear - I don't know why it's called this but after retiring from the Airforce, a colonel biked through 41 countries.

My Jesus Year - An Orthodox Jew tried Christianity.

The Year of Eating Dangerously - A Brit food lover traveled the world eating weird stuff that included insects.

The Year I saved my downsized soul - A lady wrote how she survived a recession in the U.S

My Year inside Radical Islam - A man worked for an Islamic Radical charity.

A Year without Made in China - A family boycotted all goods made in China.

A Year of Mornings - Two friends who are 3,191 miles apart made sure to take pictures every morning before 10am.

Not Buying It - My Year without Shopping - A woman trying to save money, attempted to purchase just essential goods.

The Happiness Project - (my personal favorite). A woman attempts to lighten up.

Living Oprah - A woman lives a year following Oprah's lifestyle advice.

Living a Year of Kaddish - After his father's death, a man says kaddish everyday.

A Year of Sundays - An old couple takes their cat and goes on a year long European Tour.

The Year of Yes - (most interesting) A woman said yes to every man who asked her out.

Eat This Book - A man tries to win eating contests.

Julie and Julia - A blogger (like us!) cooks everything in Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking".

The Year of Living Biblically - An agnostic man follows the bible for a year.

That was the list, which do you find most interesting? And is there anything you have always wanted to do for a year? Feel free to dish.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Omosi PSA

I don't even know if you read this or if you'll see this but I can't comment on your blog. Fix it.Thanks.

Hi Guys..I have no blog post.

Should I exit now or just ramble.

I am here I might as well ramble.

I am currently watching the Golden Globes' Red Carpet. Award season is one of the moments I wish I knew a kindred spirit that shared my love for these kind of things. I am here filled with commentary and I can't voice them( I think this is part of why I am mad). Mariah carey is on now, acting a damn frigging fool as usual ( see no cussing, I was gonna not say frigging). I can't stand Mariah.

Had a conversation with God yesterday. I feel positive about it.

Change is good yea?

Love means different things to different people. People express love in different ways. DOn't create your own love life curriculum based on others.

I have low tolerance for BS this year.

This class terrifies me, I can't front.

I wish I was in Nigeria.

Ok I am done, this reads like a friday random. Oh I started watching Jersey Shore, hilarious.

Have a lovely week.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday Randoms

Hi Guys...and once again, Friday is here. Like play, like play January is halfway done. Ok before I start I promised a friend I'd speak about the Nigerian Olympic hopeful that is looking for a bone marrow donor, because he is Nigerian his chances are slimmer so if you are interested please register as a donor at https://www.dkmsamericas.org/bone-marrow-donors/become-marrow-donor. For more information please visit Save Seun Adebiyi or his blog. Thank you in advance.

Okay, let's random shall we?:

So, at first I couldn't figure out blogger Moyo and reading her comments left me scratching my head, but now I kinda look forward to her comments especially when she says "ok.thanks.bye" lol. Well today is her birthday and here's wishing her a Super Duper Happy Birthday. *Frigging Young 'Uns*

The other day someone asked me if I had ever wondered that maybe I wasn't wired for love. I disagree with them but you know perception is key. *shrugs* whatever.

I have pretty long nails and every now and then I get irritated and cut them off. I had one of those moments this week and it was the worst thing I ever did for my BB love life. I wasn't able to push the buttons with ease and send BB messages as fast and as hard as I usually could. I apologise BB luv, I should be back in full force sooon.

I listened to the Brittany Murphy 911 call. 'Twas pretty sad, because you could kinda tell that her mom knew that she was gone but was still giving instructions for her to be revived.

I don't understand why celeb couples do reality shows. Like hellooooo it almost always ends up in divorce. Jon & Kate anyone? Newlyweds? The Hogans?. Nyeh, they are dumbasses anyways.

Watching shows on dvd or with no commercials is the best thing everrr.

Is there an age expiration date for crushes? I just tried to remember my last crush and failed. *Damn youuuuuuu, old age!!* *shakes fist in air*

Speaking of old age, I remember when saying "I was born in 1982" was cool/young. Now there are people who are born in the 90's. Shoot if you were born in 1990, you are already 20. Also, when I apply for stuff online, 1982 is no longer just there on the drop box, I have to scroll down. Is it just me? lol

I think people say "I know I am not perfect...." as a prefix in conversation just because they feel they have to not because they really believe they have things that could be worked on.

I wonder about guys who move from Nigeria to the U.S, how long does it take them to learn the ins and outs of American Football?

And is it just me or are there less people our age immigrating to the U.S??

"What's the craziest thing you ever did?" - I hate that question and I think it's stupid.

Google is awesome. I wish more people would recognize that.

Tough Love is such a great show!

Apartment Ratings is a useless site. The conflicting opinions leaves me more confused than before I came on.

If songs were the sole deciding factor of forgiveness, Chris Brown's "So cold" would be a winner, right after John Legend's "THis time"

Why do pregnant women stay for Ab Class? I mean what do you intend on strengthening? Your baby's head? mscheww, it annoys me.

Finally : Exercise daily, walk with the Lord.

Please check out my latest blogpost on tayne-ment. I would like your opinions - http://tayne-ment.blogspot.com/2010/01/cross-over-roadblock.html

Have a great weekend. Today's song is from the Noisettes - Never forget you. The lead singer is a Brit with Zimbabwean roots, her name is Shingai Shoniwa. She has natural hair and I just love what they did with her hair in the video.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Observations of a New Convert

For years I avoided it. For years, they tried to get me to see it. For years, I refused. For years, arguments for it were made to me. For years, I stood my ground and adamantly refused to do it. No, I am not talking about religion and neither am I talking about going natural. Can you guess what I am talking about? [/Barney Stinson\]Wait for it....[/Barney Stinson\]....I am talking about Nollywood Movies!

Omg peoplez, I succumbed due to lack of nothing to watch and watched A BUNCH of Nollywood movies of my own volition. Whether or not I finished them is not the point, point is I sat and watched movies with more than one part, yay me! *does jig*. Granted, I am still picky about them like I won't watch village movies, I only watch movies with certain people, I don't like comedies etc etc but I celebrate my new step (I refuse to acknowledge that it is a phase because now that TV season is back and there are movies to be watched, it's been a week since I watched one)

Anywhoos, for you veterans I am sure you will already know this but I thought I'd share some things I observed from Nollywood:

I'll start with the actors:

Genevieve is still a beast as an actress, chic just needs to be challenged. Nse Ikpe Etim(wife in guilty pleasures) is a rising star too.

I grudgingly accept that Mercy Johnson is a good actress. She puts her all into her character and noone cries quite like her.

Why do they have weird names?(Tonto Dike, Uche Jumbo, Tchidi) are these stage names? Anyways, Tonto needs to tone it down, the babe get correct skin sha.

Majid, Majid after shaving off the curly, little hairs on his ass he should find a cure for his nasal-ity. I dunno it just irks me.

Ini Edo should stick to village roles. Her phonetics is very unmelodious.
The remaining observations:

I love how there is always light in dem movies.

My favorites that I saw were Guilty Pleasures and Love my Way. Silent Scandals is over rated to me.

I like how they are always on the internet at home but there is no internet stick showing on the side. In one movie(yoruba one), she was at work typing on the computer but the screen was showing the shut down kini.

Every meal they eat when they go to the restaurant is rice and they be using fork and knife. tickles me.

Oh, sticking a straw in a whole carton of juice. That tickles me too.

Anytime someone is rushed to the hospital, the roads are free! Almost makes me wonder if I imagined all the many hours of traffic I was in.

The hairdressers in naija are awesome! Characters are able to carry the same hairstle for YEARS!

It takes a week to fall in love.

Noone in naija apparently has native names. Everyone is called Violet, Emerald, Osmosis or something so farfetched.

I enjoy playing spot the microphone. I always spot it.

Heart of Men wasn't as bad as everyone said it was.

What diet are these actresses on? They look great.

I'm sure there are more but these are the few I remembered, I just wanted to share my excitement. In my search for recommendations I found this blog: http://myafricanmoviereviews.blogspot.com/ and was blown away by the passion. Ah well, that is all i have today. Have a great day and feel free to share recommendations with me.

Offtopic, I just think Lamman Rucker is a beautiful, beautiful, sexy man:



Friday, January 8, 2010

Friday Randoms

Hi guys. I didn't even realize it was Friday sha. Anyways, glad to be here and glad you are here, before I continue I want to thank everyone for their encouraging comments on my last "Unresolution" post, like Moyo said God will be with me(and all of us) every step of next year. Ok, hia wee gooo:

Watching naija movies reminded me of "nighties"(night gowns). Who remembers them? Back in boarding school, that's all we used to wear all see through and stuff, lol. Now, I don't know if anyone still wears them. Na to throw on old shirts and shorts or pajama tops or if you are like me and old bubu :D

When I was in the workforce, I always used to long for days of being workfree and just straight up bumming and almost always I'd hear, "Nah, you'll get bored". Now I go to school fulltime and this vacation, I straight up did nothing and I don't know what they were talking about sha, I'm not bored. It's nice to rest up mayne. Although I wonder if that's saying something about me? hmmm...

There are hateful people out there in the world.

I am curious to know how Steve Harvey who has been divorced before, suddenly became a relationship expert. This america, nothing is impossible true true..

If you haven't seen this videom check it out. It's a video on why 42% of black successful women are single. Your thoughts? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCoI-B9AYjs

I had a discussion with my friend who says that if his girl cheated on him, he'd want to know every detail about it. I haven't found another man that agreed with him, infact my research in the matter was hilarious (one friend of mine said position mattered - her riding or doggy style is more heinous than missionary, LOL!). Anyways, umu nwoke of the blogsville, would you want details?

Has anyone been on a flight and had a female pilot? I haven't.

You know, Naija had a good 2009, americans couldn't get enough of us from District 9, to Sony ads, to lots of mention in different tv shows and did anyone catch the Marine Commander in Avatar say he fought in Nigeria?

He whose name shall not be mentioned really needs to stop being topic of discussion. E don do na, we've heard that he is a Nigerian national and tried to blow up a plane, how many variations can that be said? sheesh!

Robin Thicke is a HOT.PIECE.OF.ASS! Robin Thicke and Paula Patton - HOT.ASS.PIECE.OF.A.COUPLE! Mayne, everytime I see him being interviewed he just has this air of confidence, his voice, his height, the fact they've been married 12 years just hot!....and then Taynement cools down.

I never used to ja Family Guy face but that show is hella hilarious. Stewie is the MVP of that show.

I have a somewhat new annoying habit. For every blog post I read, I have a song for it. Thank God I have enough restraint to not write them in the comment box.

Yao Ming (Houston Rockets) is 7ft 6inches, his wife, Ye is 6ft 2inches. Ye is pregnant. How tall do you think this baby will be?

Sometimes, I wonder if I die who would have my passwords for some things?

Does anyone watch, I want to work for Diddy? Ebony's speech in the finale was deep!. I can't find a video but I'll post it when I find a link.

I think that's all I got for you fine folks this freezing friday. Have a wonderful weekend, stay warm and enjoy One Republic's "All the right moves"

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2010 - Year of the Unresolution

Not to be redundant or nothing but once again, Happy New Year folks! I don't have any convincing feeling that this year is my year, I am not excited to see what the year has for me but what I am from the bottom of my heart is TRULY, TRULY grateful that I am alive. I mean I know we all say we are happy to be alive but I think I really mean it this new year. There's so much news about death and young people too, that it's quite disconcerting. I mean my friend just told me about someone who updated their FB status on friday and was dead by Sunday. For me, deaths during christmas, new year's eve and beginning of the year always grip me. I just wonder why, when some time ago they were probably excited about seeing another year. May their souls RIP.

Ok, since God sees it fit for me to be alive, I think it's only fair that I try to better my life. I mean, I heard someone say New Year is not a beginning but a continuation, which is true but like a birthday, it's always good to have dates or things that give a chance for reflection and renewal. As everyone must have noticed, everyone is now hip to the fact that we as humans don't keep 90% of our resolutions, so we tend to have what I call unresolutions. You know those things that resemble resolutions but are not so if you don't keep it, you don't feel so bad. This year I have 4 Unresolutions:

1 - To cuss less. I came back from naija with a potty mouth. Yes, cousin, I blame you! And being under stressful conditions just makes it come out easy. To be fair, I cuss more via BB msgr and IM. So it's most definitely doable. I still am uncomfortable with people cussing so much, so I know it's just temporary.

2 - To think more positively. I have a bad habit. I always assume the worst. I know it's a defensive mechanism, I can't help it. Over the years, as my worst assumptions came true, I became comfortable with doing it, after all it's true. A friend of mine believes think positive and positive things will happen to you and vice versa. I still am on the fence about that because I disagree but it doesn't hurt to think positively does it? I had that epiphany mid-last year and it helped through the rest of the year but I want to practice it more, especially with the things I say with my mouth.

3 - To just try to be a better person everyday. It's pretty self explanatory.

4 - My last unresolution is an ongoing thing. The best way to describe it is to stop being ordinary and be extraordinary. I have had this stuck in a rut feeling for a while and I don't know exactly what to do to shake it. I want to do something big, like a huge shake in my life thing. I'm just not sure what that thing is. When I see people doing big things in their career or turning a passion into something worthwhile, is it because they have 2 heads?? Why can't I be them? So this year, i would like to try harder in shaking myself and finding that thing that will lead to my big shakeup! (y'all still with me? lol)

Yea that's about it, mi blog familia. I hope everyone has a happy and healthy week and feel free to share your unresolutions. I leave you with Mandy Moore's "Extraordinary".

P.s - Guys Blogger Neefemi was kind enough to ask me to do her #Music Monday post this monday, so feel free to stop by her blog and check it out - http://intern-unpaid.blogspot.com/2010/01/musicmonday-monday-blues.html


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Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year! Friday Randoms








What are the odds that my randoms fell on a new year, eh? hehe..Just kidding. Happy new year my people, I thank God that you are able to read this post and have lived to see yet another year. I wish you many more years ahead. okey dokes, let's do a Blog Post 01 for '10 random:

So for the second year in a row I entered the new year at a club lol. Before you judge me, don't worry I felt bad for just a second but I usually go to church earlier in the evening. On my way to church yesterday I chuckled to myself because the last time I remember entering the new year at a church it was one of the worst years of my life. I don't think there is a corelation it was just a random thought.

I find the men who grunt at the gym so the whole world knows that they are lifting weights amusing.

Speaking of the gym, some of you may remember this. Scroll down to the part about panty lines. Well, panty lines are one of the banes of my existence. In all my years of working out, I have never seen a gym teacher in all their fancy workout gear attire with a panty line...till tuesday. I don't know why I felt so dissapointed. I contemplated asking her why.

I love my aunty's marriage. My aunty is a unique person lol but her husband loves her all the same. he understands her and she understands him. #1 for me on my list is someone who accepts me for who I am flaws and all and still thinks I am the shit. Two very different people but they make it work. They talk all the time, they do everything together even grocery shop. They take turns in cooking.I like how they subconsciously intertwine their hands together when sitting on the couch. They laugh together. Someday, I hope for that for myself.

I gotta do something about this new potty mouth of mine.

I realise I smile everytime I hear : Ra ra ramama...the beginning of Lady gaga's "Bad Romance"

So I have watched enough movies in the last 2 weeks than some people have this whole year *cough*mgbeks*cough*. I have seen almost everything, I had nothing else but nigerian movies, which I do not watch. It takes a while to find one to watch because I can't stomach most of it and I have to exit the movie. So far the only worthy one was "Guilty Pleasures".

Why do nigerian actors not realise that the less they try to use/have american affectations/accent, their movies will be so much better? Meanwhile one of them movies was using the Lost soundtrack as their soundtrack lol.

BFF seems to think that human beings are not programmed for monogamy. I severely disagree. Blogsville, what say ye?

Everytime I am driving behind a car where the driver flicks out his cigarette butt to the street. I ALWAYS imagine myself and my car blowing up as I drive over it due to some gas leak in my car.(whatever!)

I agree with the new Daughtry song - All that I'm after is a life full of laughter.

I do not discriminate when it comes to male fineness. But I have to say, levels dey. That feeling when you see a FOINE black man is not the same as when you see a fine white man. Wait, have i ever described a white man as FOINE, at the most I say cyuuuute!.

I knew it was about time Beyonce orchestrated a duet with Alicia.

Black Eyed Peas "I'mma be" is a HOT song. Will.I.Am is a talented mofoky.

People, valentine's day is upon us soon. And that's all I am saying.

I feel a lirru pleasure at the people who went to naija coming back to reality. MUAHAHAHA!

And to end it all and stolen from fada I wish you Numbers 6:22:
"The LORD bless you and keep you;

the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;

the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace."


Enjoy the song of the day by Wale featuring the chic from Floetry, Marsha Ambrosius - beautiful song:

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