Thursday, August 18, 2016

Friday Randoms

Happy Olympic season to you and yours. I totally forgot the Olympics was this year. Even after I found out, the news reports and athletes dropping out weren't building up the ginger but it's been an eventful one and everything is more fun when you watch it with the twit fam. Kudos to each and every single athlete for their dedication to their sport and to the record breakers, I bow. Lots of back to school ads on TV which means school will soon be back in session which means summer is almost over :(

Speaking of Olympics, I am not sure I know where I stand on the whole drama surrounding Semenya's gender - which I thought was settled in the last Olympics. Technically, she is a man - with high testosterone and no womb but I guess she has a vagina? so where does she stand?

I am not a fan of young people who act like they know and have seen it all. I think there is a sweetness to being young and naive. It reminds me of like a kid who thinks they are grown.

I am also a bit unnerved by people who show no vulnerability. Like you gotta be bionic man/woman to be able to have it together 24/7.

Big life decisions are so scary. How do you know whether it is right or wrong? Risks are sometimes needed but after a certain age, can you afford some of these risks?

It's been some time now, but I noticed that there was not as much emotion for the first female presidential nominee as there was for the first black nominee. I get it. Hilary is hated (still not sure why as she is not the first politician to lie or be crooked) but I can't seem to shake it off that it is because she is a woman that she is held under much more scrutiny. It's funny, I think I know more men than women who like her.

"Your friends are only as good of  a friend as you are"

I don't like when Nigerians who live in the US bash the US. If you really feel Naija is a better place to live in why are you still here? There's no answer that justifies it. The fact that you even had to come here for any reason even if it is just school signifies a deeper problem in Nigeria. Even if you say you are waiting to make money, why can't you make it in Naija?

My wife is a prude she's not really sexual. How does that work? You didn't know that before you married her?

It's such a huge inconvenience taking things to Nigeria for people. Sometimes its not even the actual carrying but the logistics of whoever is getting it over there. It is such a pain. Nigeria is not a place you make plans, you never know where you will be.

I don't think it's cute to wear your flaws like a badge of honor. It's nothing wrong in recognizing it, being aware and work on it but to borderline brag about it is a bit weird.

I think if you are blessed in your life, say you have lived a life of privilege or you have had few and far between hardships in your life etc, I think one should embrace it and be thankful of it rather than create situations to "fit in" with people who may be the opposite.

Support a sister and tell a friend to tell a friend to visit www.taynement.com

That's all I got. I am a bit rusty but hope you all have a wonderful and blessed weekend.


3 comments:

Berry Dakara said...

Been a while.

They need to free Caster abeg. I also thought it was already over and done with. Let her compete in peace.

I read an article that tried to decipher why Hilary is so hated. Guess the writer's conclusion... because she's a woman!

neuyogi said...

-olympics rocked. Caster situation is confusing.
-don't understand why Hilary is not more lauded. hubs was asking me if i feel a sense of pride with her being potentially the first female president and I don't. i haven't delved deep into those feelings to know why,but I was excited about Obama.
-true dat friendship is give and take
-Ha i just spoke on one of my flaws like i started a convo saying "Me, I am selfish so ..." and hubs pretty much gave the same point you listed
-is it people creating negative situations vs people that are pessimists?

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