Monday, August 30, 2010

Relationships + Technology

Post is a bit disjointed but nyeh.

Boy meets Girl. Boy and Girl have good convo. Boy and girl exchange numbers. Boy and Girl talk a lot. Boy gets to understand Girl and vice versa and a relationship is born. I tell you people I am fascinated by the whole thing. How two people from completely different walks of life and background get together find a common ground and decide to build a life together.It's amazing! Anyways like I mentioned in randoms I went to a german restaurant and there was a couple sitting by the corner, they were old, like really old, found out the guy was 90. My friend told me they came to this restaurant every wednesday and saturday and they sit at the same place. For me, true love is when I see old people into each other, holding hands et al. Anyways, there they were chatting and laughing together and the one that got me everytime the band played a song, they got up...and danced. These people were so old they were hunched, but they danced at every song, they were the only ones on the dancefloor but I don't think they cared. After each song, he would walk her to her chair, hold it out for her and stand there till she sat down and my friend made a comment, " You just don't see that anymore".

It might be totally unrelated but I started thinking about old school love vs love in this day and age and I thought maybe it could be technology? for instance you don't need to open the door anymore because we now have pim pim aka remote, no need to write poems or odes because email dey, no need to whisper sweet nothings because text don land. I exaggerate but with the bad comes the good. Long distance relationships wouldn't be at a high if not for skype, bb, instant message etc, it was just a thought that I had. Ultimately sha, I wish everyone that kind of long time love that endures all and lasts that long till our old age. Amen.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Randoms

Happy Friday, Guys. Can you believe it? It's the last friday of the month. Yay! that means my birthday month is upon us. Anyways as I type this I am bone tired and it took me forever to actually fall asleep, including drinking wine as a last resort. I forgot to turn off my phone and a simple text message woke me up and I can't fall back asleep:(. It's been a long week at work and I am oh so grateful that the weekend is here. I was back in Houston last weekend working and I had a good weekend (besides just being tired), my friend made it a fun weekend even though I think Houston gets razzer with each passing moment. I got to smoke some hookah and had some good German food and beer. I really feel like I have lost my blogging mojo, besides randoms I really haven't said anything in the past few weeks although I have a new habit of expressing some of my thoughts/feelings through some certain song lyrics. Anyhue, I have to apologize ahead of time for my lack of randoms this week and I encourage you guys that if you have any randoms to please send them to me so I can include them every Friday. Special shout out to Young Grumbler for her lengthy comment last week, I appreciated it ( and everyone else who did). Let's random.

There is an unbridgeable gulf of humour/sarcasm between Nigerians living abroad and those in Nigeria. - SwanBoy

Am I the only one that sees lookalikes of people that are from different races? I saw an asian lookalike for a nigerian friend of mine and this isn't the first time.

Not that it bothers me but I do notice that there's a lot of auto tune usage in naija songs.

Lately, it seems like most celeb relationships have the word home wrecker attached to it.

Does anyone watch the T.O show? I've always just seen Terell and Kita as friends but lately it seems like there is something there and Kita might like him more than just a friend.

Battle Studies might be John Mayer's deepest album yet. I feel like it was an honest album..or maybe it's just me.

My friend mentioned something about the bible and how Jesus never actually referred to the Devil as the Devil but usually as some human weakness/temptation. I don't know if this is true or not my first instinct is that it's not, I have to look into that.

lol, last week I opened my junkmail and the headline screaming at me was: This is why you are fat!

When people say "Follow your heart", how smart is that really?

Looks like clogs are making a come back

My coworker who I adore, tells me he was in his best shape ever at 28 and after 31 it all goes downhill, he said not 30 but 31. I told him we are women that have babies, we are screwed anyways lol.

Geez, how can one be so pretty and then not know how to dress? Chilli (from TLC) just never cuts it on the red carpet and I think she is so pretty.

PRAYER REQUESTS - For everyone's special request or intention that they have in their heart. Amen.

Today's song is a very sweet song by Rosi Golan ft William Fitzsimmons. I loved it the first time I heard it. Have a wonderful weekend.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

I Need You

I know its not your fault, but I’m a locked door
Anytime I’m a mess by someone before
And I wish that I, I could find a key
To unlock all the things that you want us to be
Let me open up and start again,
But there’s a safe around my heart
I don’t know how to let you in,
And that’s what keeps us apart
And that’s why I need time.
I said I need you,
I need you to understand

Call up the locksmith,
Tell him we need him quick
We’ve got a million keys,
None of them seem to fit
While you’re on the phone,
call up the clocksmith,
Cuz I could use some time,
Even the slightest bit
Let me open up and start again,
And break this safe around my heart
I don’t know how to let you in,
And that’s what keeps us apart
And that’s why I need time
I said I need you
I need you to understand

I’m thinking now’s the time,
Maybe its time to go, if I gave you my heart, be gentle,
I’m tired of laying low, lets give the world a show
And when you know, you know,
And that’s why I need time
I said I need you,
I need you to understand

-Travi McCoy

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Friday Randoms

Happy friday guys, how una dey? It has truly been an interesting week for me, but like my friends status says something like spring always comes after the winter.It's going to be a longer weekend because I will be headed out of town for work and I foresee nothing but intense work on friday and saturday. God dey. On a serious note, I know most of us are guilty of this, including me but we need to get a hold on texting and driving sha. We all feel like we are invincible and "we got this" but you just never know. Plastic surgeon to the stars, Dr Frank Ryan died a few days ago while tweeting and driving on his blackberry. We can always reply later but if we die we can never reply, so make we try small to concentrate while driving. Speaking of tweeter, I am one step closer to joining. To join or not to join? I really don't want to be addicted sha...Let's random.

WTH is the point of open toe boots or booties? If its cold and I have boots on, why would I want my toes to get cold.. or are they for summer? then why would I opt for boots when its hot in the summer? TSK! - anonymous

Everytime I pass by or have body contact with someone I always wonder if they passed on some communicable disease and I say a little prayer - anonymous

*brat mode* I don't think it's fair that some people find their "good man" in average looking packages, while some find theirs in hot packages, why can't everybody have it all? *brat mode* ( jo, this was said humorously. I no wan hear any wise words of wisdom. Thanks)

E be like say all man wan dey naked for gym, regardless of if the body is hot or not.

Speaking of which, I have noticed part of the aforementioned are old ladies. I mean I get it, you are old and you are hot, it ain't easy. But how come most of them wear belly rings? How old is too old to wear belly rings?

This show, Army Wives ( I don't watch it) but if the war in Iraq suddenly ends, does the show end too?

Things i heard on tv: Your first kiss with someone changes the way you feel about each other - Yay or Nay? I agree sha.

Things i read on blogsville: when a relationship becomes more of a burden than a blessing, break it up!

I know I am weird already but let's add to it anyways. BB contacts without pictures bother me, don't ask why.

This millionaire matchmaker woman, must be interesting to be a match maker without a match, isn't it bad for business?

SPeaking of which, so the matchmaker lady broke up her engagement because she wanted kids and he didn't. This is not the first time I am hearing this among oyibo people. Please what have you been talking about all this while in a 4 year relationship? How you go be with someone and you don't know they didn't want kids?

I think the best theme song out there is True Blood's. The show na ogbanje show sha.

Say what you want about Dbang, but the negro has swag yo! It just comes naturally to him, he doesn't try. I really enjoyed his "Mr Endowed" video, even though from people I asked they don't feel the same way.

Are the days of meeting people in the same city over or are we the generation of long distance?

A friend of mine gave me a refresher on childbirth. the cuts, the tears....Yea, as if I am not terrified enough...Lord help me.

I asked my oyibo coworker how he knew his wife was the one and he said *everyone together noooowwww*..he just knew.

I know it might be a horrible thing to say but I think I understand why people settle.

Is it a bad thing if someone says "XYZ grew on me" when referring to a boyfriend/girlfriend?

So the star's name on Entourage is Vince, short for Vincent probably. If na naija man now dem go tok say the name dey too Igbotic. humph!

Don't forget to send in your random thoughts to me whenever you have one. Email me at Taynement@gmail.com and indicate if you want to be anonymous or have your name mentioned. Today's song is from a band I just heard, they have a different sound that I like and I really like the song and the lyrics.

P.S I noticed most of my randoms were questions. You blogelettes berra answer them oh!!

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Where I Stood

I don't know what I've done
Or if I like what I've begun
But something told me to run
And honey you know me it's all or none

There were sounds in my head
LIttle voices whispering
That I should go and this should end
Oh and I found myself listening

'Cos I dont know who I am, who I am without you
All I know is that I should
And I don't know if I could stand another hand upon you
All I know is that I should
'Cos she will love you more than I could
She who dares to stand where I stood

See I thought love was black and white
That it was wrong or it was right
But you ain't leaving without a fight
And I think I am just as torn inside

And I won't be far from where you are if ever you should call
You meant more to me than anyone I ever loved at all
But you taught me how to trust myself and so I say to you
This is what I have to do


Missy Higgins.

Sometimes I feel I "mourn" in private. Hope everyone had a good monday!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday Randoms

Hi Guys! Happy friday oh! Like joke like joke, we don reach half of August. Soon we will enter the -mber months and then it's speed racing from there. So I decided that since I didn't get an onslaught of randoms, instead of doing one post of community randoms, you guys can send in a random whenever you want and I will insert it with my randoms and give credit as indicated. Ok, I have nothing much to say so let's random.Oh this weekend I have cleared my stomach and per madam Nice Anon's recommendation I will be trying out the best burger in my hood this weekend at Bueno Burger *fingers crossed*


So awon science people, please tell me the correlation between naija peeps and being lactose intolerant. I didn't even know there were a lot of them out there sef.

Janelle Monae bothers me. Is she a girl or a woman? If she has relations, do the men feel weird?

A new season of bad girls club started and I can't get over how women over 20 are proud of being "bad girls" and are yelling and screaming all the time. na wetin?

I swear to god, the next mofocky that tries to spin me so that my ass is on his dinger will get razed, like wth? Thank God I learned how to do 360 degree spins instead of 180.

So like in yankee, you know how dey be spraying people in one dollar bills right? In jand their one pound is in coins, so how do they spray people at events? Dem dey stone dem with coins or they spray 5 pounds? (Sorry Willy)

So if you go hang out or see a guy that you are talking to and things get steamy and he pulled out a condom. what would be your reaction? would you be upset or would be you okay and think better safe than sorry. ( you had no intention of doing the do)

Men don't woo women anymore sha.

So emm, ojukokoro carried me to go watch that montana fishburne tape oh! It was so disgusting plus e be like say the babe get craw craw for nyansh or as I said chicken pox of the nyansh. Quite sad the route she is going.

For anyone who is watching Bachelor Pad. It is the mirror image of boy/girl relationships. Women dey try sha, just putting up with a lot of stuff, while the men continue because they know they can get away with it.

True Blood is blowing my mind this season, so much going on. So much blood being shed and shared, they don't have HIV?

I've noticed that it doesn't take long for naija men to start calling a chic "babe".

Eldee's "Ogede" is such a dirty song. forgive my speling but he says: Sho ma n je ogede? Sho ma n mu milik? then the girl asks: sho ma n je igbin oh? he says: mo n je igbin na. sho fresh so clean? LOL, Reverence you should check it out and feel free to ask for translation hehe.

I think most people in our generation are more concerned about getting pregnant over getting a disease in terms of protecting themselves.

So, I am a huge fan of Eat, Pray , Love like I have mentioned before. It took me a while to finish it because of school but I did eventually and I have to say that there is no way I 100% believe that that book is completely a true story. Things went way too perfectly and too in line during her journey that she had to have applied her writers hat and made everything better so to speak. That's not to take away from her words of wisdom oh! God uses different kinds of vessels. The most important thing I appreciated from the book was that her spirituality was not tainted by guilt, something a lot of today's religions have. My favorite line in the book: "My God is a Magnificent God". Something about that line is so powerful to me.

God save me. I am attracted to jerk like arrogant men.

Judges on reality shows are tripping. Why the hell is Kenny gone from Top Chef??

I do apologize for the quality of randoms this week. It's been a distracting week for me so maybe my mind wasn't so random. I hope you have a lovely week!

PRAYER REQUEST: For all those who make frequent journeys either for work or pleasure. For safe journey to and fro.

Today's song is something everyone must have experienced at some point or the other. With lyrics like: I'm always waiting on something other than this. Why am I feelin' like there's something I missed....Always... Always... this song appeals to most pple's crisis lol. Enjoy!

Stacie Orrico - More to Life

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Pics from Lady Gaga concert

I am like 3 weeks late but I was going to share pics from the concert with you guys. The place was pretty much like a gay convention so you know there was plenty of outrageous. Lady Gaga fans are crazy and it was evident in the people that dressed up for the concert. It was a blast sha. Enjoy!

Lady Gaga Look Alike #1



This chic was wearing nothing but cards, the top half covered just her boobies, the back was bare. Chic on the right was the best look alike to me.



Get your paws up! The bubble dress


You, caption this - The blondes and the Gays


Head to Toe White Leather, including leather boots in Texas Heat. True fan indeed


The two heads together read: Lady Gaga. lol



Cigarette anyone?

Friday, August 6, 2010

Friday Randoms

Phew, hello guys. It's 3.25am. I am struggling to b.s a paper, I haven't packed for my trip to Houston this weekend. I have work in a few hours and I have an exam tomorrow but I had to come random for my luvvies, besides my Bully friend already sent me a BBM that so sweetly said, "Bish, where yo random at?". Lol, it's been a nice week. Had dinner with the group I went to Europe with last summer, it's been a year but I had to notice that two ladies were talking about how everyone had changed and I heard my name and snapped my head up and one of the ladies started telling me how good I looked and how I seem to be glowing and my complexion etc lol, at this point I was embarassed and offered that maybe it was my braces being off and she said no, it was from within and I said I was happy and I truly am. I mean, life is far from perfect, i still have numero problems but for the most part i am happy and it is unfortunate that for the past few weeks I have been disconnected from Him(emm God) who gives me this happiness. Another talk, another day..let's random!!!


Soooo, Happy Birthday again to Mgbeks and Reverence and big congrats to Madam Nice Anon, wey finish school too. Can't wait to finish too, shey you go come my grad parry?

I am embarassed to say that Ikebe na Moni has grown on me. Moving on.

I don't think I am ever going to get over the sibling guilt I have of being the one in America while my brother is in Nigeria. Does anyone else have that?

So Laurence Fishburne's daughter decided that the way to be famous is to be a porn star, she says she saw what it did for Kim Kardashian's career. Why is stupidity rampant in this country? Can you still be that silly at 19??

Jennifer Love Hewitt said, "I feel like as a person, I am better as a couple with a boyfriend". I can't decide, is that a good or bad statement?

Seriously, American Idol should just end. Like isn't it obvious??

Things you learn from TV, this week on Mad Men: What do you want out of life? It comes down to what you want vs what is expected of you.

I don't know if this is bad but I have always said that I really hope I don't have a socially awkward child. I'd rather have a B student with social skills than an A student who doesn't know how to relate to people.

(white)Christian music makes me very aware of my sinner status. Some of these singers, sing with such...what's the word, purity? They sing like they have never sinned before.

Justin Timberlake needs a new album. STAT!. He is still the best concert I have ever been to.

Is attraction from within? Is that why you can be attracted to an identical twin but not their sibling?or are you attracted to them both?hmmm

Mommy said she is ready for grandbabies #awkward moment

Those silly self righteous above the influence commercials really irritate me. Yea, a teenager won't smoke cuz of your ad. *rolls eyes*

I am very sensitive to bad parenting. I watched a documentary on HBO called Homeless (you guys should watch it)and there were parents who couldn't afford apartments. I was so angry at one lady who said she can only afford $870 in rent and she couldn't find anything for that price in Orange County. I yelled out so why the fukc are you still in OC??? That would get you a nice apt in Texas, move for the sake of your children! Stupid Dodo was saying that OC is all she knew. umm okay. hissss.woosah.

One of the disadvantages to living alone is having noone to help zip me up.

I am one of the few people who haven't seen Inception. I think the hype has killed it for me. I don't doubt that its a good movie but I also feel that because movies have been sucking and its a new concept, everyone is going crazy for it. I will let yall know what I think when i see it.

Nick Cannon is quite underestimated sha, he is doing his thing. He is president of Teen Nick, hosts a tv show, has his own radio show and dj's.

I like documentaries sha, they give perspective.

The best friend told me a story of how a woman came to Yankee on a visiting visa and decided to stay, she prolly thought it was better for her and her husband. Well things took a turn and it's been 8 years and they have not seen each other. My question is was it worth it? Is this so called American Dream worth it?

The world is amazing. I watched a guy on 60 minutes with a disability, he is a 31 yr old man but he doesn't know how old he is and cannot hold up 3 fingers BUT he is a genius on the piano. He can play anything he has heard in any key and in any style.

I went to my apartment pool party and there was an Indian guy with welts all over his back and of course I wondered where they came from. Is he into S&M? lol

I was watching Hung and this question clung to me: When was the last time a man just took you out to dinner?

PRAYER REQUEST: For all those who have loved ones in the war. For strength and comfort as they worry about their loved ones. AMEN

SO he finally has his own song after featuring on Billionaire and Beautiful Girls. I think he did okay, his voice is beautiful anyways and I like the song lyrics. Have a lovely week my blogelettes!


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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Camouflage

I'm a work in progress, I'm a seed grown into a flower
I'm a storm that's rising and getting stronger with every hour
And God knows I ain't perfect, tell me who in the world is?
All I know is that I'm searching for somebody to love me with

These flaws I've got, they're all part of who I am
Take me or not, but I finally understand
I'm so done trying to be everything you want
And I have to stop 'cause baby, you ain't worth it
If I gotta camouflage, for love, for love
No, I won't camouflage, for love, for love, I won't camouflage

I need a lot of improvement, not even half way to destiny
But I'm a train that's moving and everyday I'm picking up speed
And God knows you ain't perfect
So who are you to put pressure on me?
That's why I'm still searching for somebody to love me with

I've learned from my mistakes
The only way you're gonna be happy
Is if someone's down to take
Here when it's good and it's bad you see
I tried giving half of me, in the end I came up empty
And that's why I'm searching, yeah
For somebody to love me with these flaws



This song just came on and I remembered how I love Brandy. Hope you guys are good, I am having a good week! Catch you tomorrow at Club Friday Randoms :D

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Happy Birthday

Men, I have been slacking with my blogging but I think everyone else is too. Anyways I have school work to do but I thought I'd stop by to wish my very good buddy a happy, happiest birthday! Happy birthday to Madam Original Mgbeke herself. Wishing you a wonderful wonderful day filled with pidgin speaking fine dudes, chocomilo and chocolate, fabulous shoes and vintage clothing out the wazoo. I love you plenty and wishing you many more years because I need your ear lol. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!