Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Men are from Mars and Women from Venus

...and that's all there is to say about that :)

Have a lovely week guys!

I like this song and it's weird video


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Friday Randoms

Hi guys, hope you all are doing okay and had a good week. I almost didn't do randoms this week after all the good feedback and praises for the writer of guest randoms last week. Well too bad so sad for you guys, you are stuck with me and my stale randoms :). I don't know about you guys but I have heard about so many deaths, especially of young people and I'm just..I dunno but it's getting to me a bit. I understand that's how life works but really, I say this a lot - no parent should have to bury a child. Anyways enough dreary talk. So someone in my close circle of friends got engaged over the weekend. This will be the 2nd of my close friends and it's so surreal. Guess we're all growing up! I am so over this cold weather, summer where art thou?. Ok I am done flapping my gums, here we go...

I always chuckle at tv shows/movies where someone storms out from a restaurant and throws change on the table. I always wonder if the person left behind gets mad that they are stuck with the bill.

While on the subject of movies, you know that thing where two people have the hots for each other and they start making out and are all over each other before they get to the house or the apt, then they burst through the door and all of that? Have any of you done that?

I have noticed with nigerians, ask them to describe wifey material and it's almost always - smart, cute and can cook. If only that's all it took to be wifey material.

Why are a lot of Nigerians pretentious? and why do they wear it like a badge? It's so ironic that those who are or try too hard don't realize that everyone sees through it.

If someone always tries to paint a perfect picture of their lives are they being positive or is it being shady?

I just wonder what it's like to be a guy and just have meat dangling between your legs. I suppose the same could be said about us and boobs on our chest but boobs don't get erections.

A lot of my guy friends are getting engaged.

Someone mentioned that the UFC was like a modern day Spartacus. That made me chuckle.

I wonder if guys say "k" to each other in conversation.

I think it's such an insult when a girl is pregnant and tells the father of the baby and the first thing he says is "you sure it's mine?". I don't know why but I just think it's a douchey thing to say.

Almost everyone will look back to when they were younger and realize that no, they didn't know everything as much as you thought you did.

"The fear filled cannot love deeply or dream wildly. The worship of safety emasculates greatness"

I'd REALLY like to know what it is they put in the water that Beyonce stans drink.

I wonder what it's like for a twin to grow up as a single knowing that he/she lost their twin as a baby.

“you never really get over losing someone you love…you just get used to them not being there” - yay or nay?

That's all I got folks. Hope you have a fantastic weekend. It's a holiday weekend for me and I am straight bumming. No traveling or nothing, I need to give my body some rest. As always, be safe in all you do and don't drink and drive!

I love this song


Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello people. The reason for bleeding grocery stores the last few weeks is finally here - Valentine's Day. I think this might be the most hated on "holiday". Most people stay holding pickets and making a big deal about how they can't stand what it's become or why there must be one day to show love yada yada. It's not that serious people, it's just one of the many "holidays". I have spent more years val-less than being val-ed and I have no problem with the holiday. I think love is a beautiful thing. I also think it's something everyone wants ultimately in their life and anyone who says otherwise gets a big fat yimu from me.

That word "love". So frequently used. So frequently misused. So many definitions. Some say it's a feeling. Some say it's a decision. Point is, it means different things to different people. No one is wrong or right, it's ultimately whatever works for you and whoever you are loving. I was having a conversation with my friend, who is in a fairly new but serious relationship. I asked him if he was in love and he said he was past that. I asked what went beyond being in love.His response: "When you are in love, you don't tend to think, the next phase is moving past that to where u love and 'appreciate' the other person". Made sense to me, what do you guys think?

I am not a believer that there is only one person for everyone, so on the rare occasions I use the term "the one", I usually mean the one you decided to spend the rest of your life. For every married person I have asked "how did you know?", I think the answer you get the most is "You just know". My friend above thinks that from day one when you see and start communicating with a person, based on the feeling they give you, you can kinda open urself up to the idea of forever and ever with them. He says you still play the whole "let's see where it goes" but in your mind, you already know where youu want it to go. So in honor of Valentine's day, I got 3 of my [married]friends to write a lil' something on when they knew they were ready to spend forever with their spouses.

FRIEND 1 (male)

I knew she was/is the one mainly through prayer for discernment. My biggest desire for a wife was to be equally yolked, and as we dated, over time God made it possible for me to discern or recognize and confirm the various ways in which we were balanced. For example: Our families are both born again and earnestly God fearing, we both believe deeply in the commitment of marriage, its design and its realities (and take the time to feed our understanding of it), we both believe in communication and go out of our way to work through it, we enjoy the same kind of music, a good number of our differences are complementary (and I am able to accept the few that aren’t with humility, because I know that I carry a few of such hard knuckles with me too), I can go on… In the end, there wasn’t/isn’t a single bone in my body that thought otherwise – she’s and always will be the one!

FRIEND 2 (female)

I can't say there was ONE thing or a light bulb moment that told me my husband was the "one". I do know that when my thinking changed from "am I willing to deal with this" to "how am I going to handle this" when we faced challenges/differences - I was ready to marry this man. To me, it signified that I had accepted what I knew or didn't know about him (as he did, me) and was ready to face any challenges that may come our way.

FRIEND 3 (male)

I didn't have a big bang that made me realize she was the one. I always knew she had "wifey potential" but marriage was a far off thought. I didn't have a specific incident that made it clear but one day, sitting in the car with her, it was just obvious.

Nice, eh? 3 different stories, 3 different perspectives but the common factor is that - they just knew. Hope you guys have a wonderful day, for those of you celebrating Valentine's day enjoy your day and be sure to appreciate your partner.

In honor of Whitney Houston, I'll use one of her songs.


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Friday [Guest] Randoms

Hiya people. Hope you all had a great week. I definitely had nothing for you guys this week but a friend of mine sent me these guest randoms in the mail. Hope you guys enjoy and if you ever want to do a guest random, feel free to hit me up and let me know - taynement@gmail.com. Here we go:

Despite being a Christian, I can’t stand self-righteous people and I relish messing with them. This week one such person posted a question thread online about whether it was “godly for a MARRIED (emphasis mine) woman to give her husband a blowjob.” After reading a bunch of sanctimonious nonsense as to how it’s sinful etc, I replied “Fuck yeah it’s godly, there’s a reason why we men automatically say ‘Oh God’ when it’s being done!” The many fire and brimstone replies entertained me for days.

One of these days, I’m going to give a full reply instead of “fine and you?” when I step into an elevator and some random person asks me “how are you doing.” Just to see if he/she really cares to know.

I’m beginning to think that when I haven’t prayed in a while, God ensures I have a bad nightmare so I can wake up in the middle of the night and begin to bind and cast. It has happened too many times for it to be a coincidence.

I have a dream that one day, my fellow Nigerians will learn that it is rude to forward an invitation sent to you to five other people without the permission of the person who invited you.

A recent picture of a very haggard looking and filthy Majek Fashek is making the rounds on Facebook. I was so heartbroken when I saw it. I got to meet him when I was a kid and he was in his prime. Majek Fashek and Ras Kimono defined Nigerian Reggae music for me. I hope Majek Fashek gets better soon.

Anytime I read about something on Wikipedia, I regret that my parents paid top dollar for my college tuition. There is hardly anything you can’t learn in deep detail on there.

I am convinced that when the devil is too busy, he sends traffic cops to do his work for him.

I love watching Modern Family, but the image of Phil being the perpetual moron is beginning to annoy me. It dovetailed with this article http://www.couriermail.com.au/ipad/man-up-and-dump-the-jackass-image/story-fn6ck620-1226233993723. I found sometime ago talking about how dads/men are increasingly and consistently portrayed as bumbling idiots.

You gotta love Nigerian parents; they acknowledge that they were wrong but insist that YOU apologize.

Ladies, sewing one yard out of the three yards issued to you for aso-ebi doesn’t mean you are going to attract a man at the reception :)

Doesn’t Jack Nicholson act movies anymore or have I missed something? Speaking of movies, I was excited to learn that Thandie Newton would be cast as an Igbo girl in the movie “Half of a Yellow Sun.” I was however disappointed to learn of the stupid outrage some Nigerians displayed at the fact that a non-Ibo person is portraying an Igbo girl. Others were saying a darker skinned person should have been cast. Here’s my take and I will try to be as polite as possible: IT IS CALLED ACTING FOR A REASON YOU TWEEDLEDUM TRIBALISTIC TWATS! :)

A friend of mine opined that Yoruba is the official language of Nigerian pop music. As in, you can hardly hear a popular song or a song is not as entertaining without the use of a Yoruba word or line in the lyrics. I am not as deeply informed on music as Taynement is but I am inclined to agree.

If I could switch lives with anyone in the world, it would be Anthony Bourdain’s.

Why don’t Nigerian restaurants in the US (at least the ones I have been to) serve dessert? In fact is there a Nigerian dessert? I took some American friends of mine to eat at a Nigerian restaurant. They enjoyed the food and wanted to order a Nigerian dessert item. When I asked the waiter if there was any, he fell silent and we were looking at each other like monkeys in a banana convention.

I finally learned to knot a tie properly. I never learned because while growing up, it would look horrible when I tried to knot it somehow and so my dad would simply knot it for me perfectly. I have been getting away with having my dad pre-knot the ties for me and I’ll simply adjust them. He would visit and I will give him all the ties I bought for him to pre-knot. One day late last year, I stood before my computer and played instructional videos for hours until I got it right. My friend asked me what finally made me do it. I replied that my dad just retired, is getting old and it dawned on me that one day he won’t be here to knot them for me or my sons when I have them. My dad still feels the need to knot my ties when he visits :)

I keep telling Taynement that she needs to post more Naija/African music. Here’s one I just found to sign off. Have a blessed weekend folks!


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Less Complication

Happy Sunday guys. Giants just won. Boo! Not like I was too invested. I only watch football on super bowl sundays and I like the Patriots cuz of Tom Brady. Ah well, congrats to the Giants. A friend of mine sent this to me, thought one or two of you will find it helpful. Have a blessed week ahead.