Tuesday, January 29, 2013

We have a dotcom!

Those were the words uttered by my friend when I told her I had a pseudo site up and running now. Yes dear friends, just wanted to share with you that www.taynement.com is up and running now and I would appreciate it if you took a stroll and looked around. I've had this domain for a long time now but I have actually been scared to have it up and running. A dear friend of mine helped me with setting it up and getting my logo. I am grateful for her patience because I said "no" many times. It's still up and running and not a lot of content yet but I hope to sort the kinks out and get better with it.

I am fully open to suggestions, comments and questions. I know I have quite a bit of work to do. I still don't have my breaking news segment running (which will be via a twitter feed) but I just wanted to take that leap before I chicken out. So once again, dear readers who have have been with me for God knows how long, hope you like it, share with your friends and thank you in advance!

PS I won't be abandoning this blog so don't even think about it! hehe
PSS If anyone would like to contribute I am open to that as well. Hit me up via email - taynement@gmail.com or via twitter - @taynement



Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Diary of a New Iyawo

Monday: We are back from honeymoon and settled in our new home. It's fun to cook for Chuka. Today I made moin moin and the recipe said, 'Beat 12 eggs separately '. Well, I didn't have enough bowls to do that, so I had to borrow 12 bowls to beat the eggs in. The moin moin turned out fine though.

Tuesday: We wanted a fruit salad for supper. The recipe said, 'Serve without dressing'. So I didn't dress. But Chuka happened to bring a friend home  for supper that night. They both looked so startled when I served them. I think it was the salad.

Wednesday: I decided to serve rice and found a recipe, which said, 'Wash thoroughly before steaming the rice'. So I heated some water and took a bath before steaming the rice. Sounded kind of silly in the middle of the day. I can't say it improved the rice anyhow. 

Thursday: Today Chuka asked  for salad again. I tried a new recipe. It said, prepare ingredients, and then toss on a bed of lettuce one hour before serving.' I hunted all over d place for a garden with a bed of lettuce and when I got one, I tossed my salad into the bed of lettuce and stood over there for over one hour so the dog would not take it. Chuka came over and asked if I felt all right. I wonder why? He must be stressed at work; I'll try and be supportive.

Friday: Today I found an easy recipe for cookies. It said, 'Put all ingredients in a bowl and beat it'. Beat it I did, to my mother's place. There must have been something wrong with the recipe, bcos when I came back home again; it looked the same as when I left it.

Saturday: Chuka went shopping today and brought home a chicken. He asked me to dress it for Sunday. I'm sure I don't know how hens dress for Sunday. I never noticed back on the farm, but I found an old doll dress and its little cute shoes. I thought the hen looked really cute. When Chuka saw it, he started counting to ten. Either he was really stressed because of his work, or he wanted the chicken to dance. When I asked him what was wrong he started crying and shouting out 'Why me? Why me?'

It has to be his jo

Hi guys, just a lil' joke for hump day. Got it via BB. I had to do some major editing because it was written in Naija shorthand english. Hope you guys are staying warm in this cold weather. Have a great rest of the week!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

25 Movies To See Before Oscar Night

So you guys know it's my season..award season that is. I love award season. It's just the perfect bow to the whole year of everything popculture. It's exhilarating to see deserving people win, frustrating to see the snubs and fun to see your early predictions come true. Anyways, the Oscars are my least favorite award shows even though they are the most prestigious. I am just so over the old ass Academy now with their stuffiness/politics/sticking to old rules. They really need to branch out and see beyond the "usuals". All that being said, every year EW publishes the list of 25 movies to see before Oscar night and every year I try to watch most of it. I have never watched all 25 in all the many years I have been doing this, just because there are just some movies I will never watch, some movies are hard to find and by the time I have access I am like meh. So here we go:

1.  Frankenweenie
2.  Compliance
3.  The Perks of being a wallflower
4.  Middle of Nowhere
5.  How to survive a plague
6.  Looper
7.  The Dark Knight Rises
8.  The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
9.  Wreck-It Ralph
10. Anna Karenina
11. The Sessions
12. Django Unchained
13. Beasts of the Southern Wild
14. Moonrise Kingdom
15. The Master
16. Rust and Bone
17. The Impossible
18. Flight
19. Amour
20. Life of Pi
21. Silver Linings Playbook
22. Argo
23. Zero Dark Thirty
24. Les Miserables
25. Lincoln

So yea that's the list. How many has yours truly seen? A measly 10 - 3, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 22- but I still have time. I'll definitely have upped my number by Oscar night. I probably wont see 1 and 9 sha. How about you? Leave a comment and tell me your number and which ones you've seen. Golden Globes on Sunday. If you follow me on twitter, you can look out for my commentary. Have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Light attracts Light

"Light attracts light. But sometimes your light attracts moths and your warmth attracts parasites. Protect your space and energy" - Warsan Shire

Happy New Year guys.