Thursday, March 24, 2016

Friday Randoms

Hi folks. Friday is upon us again. It's Good Friday, which means Easter is round the corner. It's been a good Lent for me and I look forward to Easter. It's a little bitter sweet as my mom's birthday is tomorrow and it's hard to imagine that she won't be here. Last year, she was in so much pain and didn't even realize it was her birthday but at least she was here and this year...sigh. Anyways, it's kind of hard to believe Lent is over already meanwhile we are still waiting for Spring to sprung. One minute it's warm and the next it's cold. I feel for people with allergies. Anyhue, here we go...

I can't even begin to tell you how bad customer service irks my soul. I tried a new hairdresser the other day and wanted to use her again. When I was trying to make an appointment, the receptionist was SO rude and sour and in the middle of our convo, I just hung up. That poor lady has just lost a client due to her ineptitude. I am now going to someone less skilled but she has excellent customer service (I am doing myself abi)

I realized something about myself. I always reflexively assume a person's boss is a guy whenever they mention their boss. Which doesn't make any sense considering my boss is a woman. What does this say about me.

I have traveled alone and I have traveled with friends and I have to say I enjoy my trips with friends better.

Listen, people need to realize that not everything is a pessimistic thought or comment especially with Nigerians. I was expressing my anxiety about something to someone and they were like "why so pessimistic". like goddammit, can we not have emotions anymore. ugh.

Isn't it weird how you look at some white girls and you just automatically know that they only mess with black guys

A friend of mine asked me this: when is the right time to talk about finances in your relationship. I personally think when you guys start talking about a future together then all debt, income etc should be disclosed so you can plan accordingly. What do you guys think. Married folk, when did you talk about finances.

When you don't approve of a loved one's significant other, honestly what is the right thing to do. I just can't think of a good\right way to express those feelings without it negatively impacting the relationship. Especially when they have decided this is who they want to be with.

I wonder why Easter is not a big deal in the States.

I am so easily intimidated it's kinda ridiculous.

Every time I look up low carb recipes I always stumble upon recipes drowned in cheese. Since when is cheese healthy

Was listening to something and this woman was making a declaration about how she would never ever expect her man to cheat on her and it just baffles me so much how people have so much faith. I don't think anyone should expect it but at the same time noone is beyond it happening to them (and as i typed this i remembered i have randomed this before)

I am the same age my mom was when she had me.

I think preferences are allowed to be had but if after a certain age your preferences for a life partner still focuses on the superficial then I don't know what to tell you.

That's all I got folks. Have a lovely weekend. Have fun with your families and remain blessed! Oh Berry Dakara welcome back to our side of the pond!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Friday Randoms

Hi guys. Happy Friday. We are halfway through March. Q1 2016 is slowly drawing to an end. This getting older business is for the birds man. I thought spring was here but then the weather app says there's gonna be snow on Monday. On the flip, this weather people have no clue what the hell they are doing anyways. Meanwhile, how are you guys enjoying the Trump Circus Show. It's quite amazing and amusing, I tell ya. How did we let this happen? I don't think I have many randoms this week but here we go...

Did any of you watch Married At First Sight? It's a reality show about people literally marrying at first sight. Anyways, there's this robot masquerading as a human being named Ashley. She has her many flaws but one of the ones she had was she was a "dunno" person. It's frustrating having a convo with someone who's default answer is always "I dunno". She did that a lot and it made me just want to choke words out of her.

It's weird to see people try to make sure others no they are a bad guys/girl. Bad in this sense being freaky. As corny as the line may be real g's move in silence biko.

Everytime I get asked the question "what's new?", I always assume that it's code for "do you have a man yet?"

My stay in my lane game is so strong. The minute I feel like I am getting a vibe that I am encroaching or trying to hard or anything in that direction - I'm out.

I don't understand pedophiles. Every time I see a story about someone trying to seduce a young child, I am so confused. It also has me thinking, is it fair to classify this as an illness? Because, you really have to not be able to control yourself and risk it all just to be with a child. Especially in a country where you will definitely get caught. So weird.

So you know when people are hailing pregnant women who look good and say "Baba God do it for your daughter too", I chuckle. I mean is it divine intervention that will make it happen or diet and exercise?

Do you consider yourself self aware? If yes, why do you think so?

What is the difference between arrogance and confidence? What makes it wrong to toot your horn loudly? I mean there's always word of believing in yourself and selling your market but the minute you do, it's frowned upon.

You know how some people value a call over a text. I don't think I do. I mean there are certain instances when a call is warranted and has more value but overall, I don't find texts impersonal. The best friend hates texts/messaging. Maybe I am just a victim of the lazy generation :(

I have been trying to eat better these last 2 weeks and it's amazing the things you never noticed. My senses are so heightened. Everything looks delicious. I picked up a bottle of juice the other day and looked at the nutrition info and it has 56 grams of sugar!!! I think I miss my daily coffee the most, especially my iced coffee. sigh.

I also learned that when people say xyz food is filling, I can't relate. Unless I overeat or it's pounded yam me I don't know what people are talking about when they say "oh this fills me up". I drink nothing but water all day and all I can think about is my next meal. Maybe I am just a grubbie sha.

Well that's all I got. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Stay blessed!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

A Mere Breath

Last week I read this devotional that really resonated with me. It really wasn't anything major but I think it was something I needed to read the night I read it. I sometimes feel like God doesn't hear me but the message felt like God was whispering to me. (am i being dramatic lol). I felt compelled to share this so I hope it touches at least one person.

We often treat our lives as if they have a certain endurance and stability. But their fragility is revealed by our complete dependence on every single breath we take. We do not make or earn these breaths. They are God's gift of common grace, every one. Moreover, each breath is also the gift of God's own breath. In the primeval act of life-giving, God exhales the breath of life into Adam and he "became a living being" (Gen 2:7). Job also refers to the "spirit of God in my nostrils" (Job 27:3)

We are alive at this instant because God's own breath is in us. How amazing, then, that we usually pay so little attention to breathing: in and out. But if the next breath were not there, we would rapidly cease to care about anything else. The platform of our lives, seemingly solid, balances on an ever rising, reed-thin column of millions of unnoticed breaths, each of them absolutely indispensable and irreplaceable. "If God should...gather to himself his spirit and his breath all flesh would perish together and man would return to dust" (Job 34: 14-15)

In unexpected moments, may you be blessed with the sudden remembrance that God is as near to you as the last breath that you have unthinkingly drawn. Know that you hold, in your lungs, at that very moment, an infinite and priceless treasure. And then offer it back to the giver by forming your exhalation into a sacrifice of gratitude: "thank you"

The last paragraph was what really got to me. It just sounded like a reminder that God is close and the little things I take for granted because they are "the norm" mean something and I should always be grateful for them.

We get snow tomorrow but it's Friday and House of Cards premieres on Netflix so yippee. Have a lovely weekend and remain blessed!!!