So, after the stressful day I’ve had (long story), I’m in the mood for writing something fun. Let’s see if I can wrangle up my mood to do something that will crack us up a little.
Today’s supposed to be guest post on the blog but since none of you guys sent me a guest post (bad bad babes&guys), I decided to do my own guest post, you know, something aside from the usual stuff we have on the blog.
I was passed on this award by beautiful Ayo and Adaeze and the deal is to…
(1)Thank the blogger who passed you the award…
The beautiful and elegant Ayo, thank you.
2. Include a link to their blog.
www.oneplustheone.comÂ (I’d be surprised if you don’t know her blog already, oya, go and check it oh)
And Ada of www.deserveyourgreatlife.com (If you haven’t read her E-book “Get ugly”, you are missing out)
3. Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you have recently discovered or follow regularly.
Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award (you might include a link to VBA site.)
Finally, tell the person who nominated you 20 things about yourself.
Ayo’s award was to tell 20things about me and Ada’s award is to tell you all 7things about me.
So I’ll tell you guys some 20 + things about me.
Hehe, let’s see if I can pull this off…
(1)everyone who reads my blog should already know that I have half past eyes so this doesn’t count, but I will tell you instead that I have a mark underneath my eyes, it’s not a birthmark oh, story goes that my brother pushed me and I hit my face on the soak-away(sewage blocks) behind the house.(Btw, how many of you guys still call those stuff soak-away today? I caught you jor, you still do)
I’ve never found out if this story is true so let’s just stick with it yeah? 🙂
(2)I have a very beautiful smile if I may say so myself. Strangers pass by me and tell me i’ve got a beautiful smile. Hehe
(3)My smile’s a little bit lopsided, my lips kind of tilt to the left a little bit when I smile. I don’t know how that came to be but it’s cute… See if you can spot it in the picture below
(4)I can’t swim and it’s not my fault. I used to be a browny in scout when I was little and on one of our meetings when we were having fun in the swimming pool, one geh just pushed me into the water and held me in there. It was by God’s grace I survived oh. My eyes were red&I had a fever for days. I’ve never been in a swimming pool since then and I’m ashamed to say, I went to a resort today sef and I didn’t even change into my swimming wear even though I had planned to. Things shall change soon sha, I’ll learn to swim.
(4)I think I’m a bit lazy. Or rather, I’m lazy when I’m at home with my younger sisters and mom. I just don’t do anything, they do all the house chores. But I think I’m very active with house chores when I’m alone sha, I think…
(5)I have a weird relationship with exercise/jogging. I used to be really big&started my weight loss journey because of that and even when I’m off the wagon for weeks, I simply can’t go anywhere worthwhile without exercising.
I’ll feel off, sluggish and weird.
I was even jogging during my bar exams when students were scared of wasting 5minutes on anything other than reading.
I don’t think I can even go for an interview for a job without jogging/exercising on that day.
(6)My brother says I have selective amnesia about things and people.
I forget people’s faces and what they look like.
I forget people’s names… I have to wrack my brain to remember aunties from my childhood who my elder brother remembers clearly.
(7)I also have problems with remembering directions to places. Take today for example, the resort I went to, I lost my way on my way out of it and it’s not even a large place. I have to go to a place at least thrice for the directions of the place to really register in my brain.
(8)I find it difficult to read articles with too much grammar. You know all those political articles and articles on education, 2010 surveys on so so and so… I skip such articles/I have to read at least twice to get it and that will be with a determined mind to get to the end.
(9)I don’t like people who complain and murmur at any little thing. Pessimistic people vex my spirit/drag down my spirit too and I absolutely don’t like being around them. There’s always this gloomy feeling that seeps into me when I’m with people who complain and complain and complain about everything.
(10)Flowing from above, I see the good in almost everything. I might be down if something doesn’t go my way but I generally pick up again, and trust that it will be for my good. Gift of faith or attitude or what? I don’t know but I know it helps those around me.
(11)I’m not picky about food and I don’t like people who are picky about food either. You know, those who eat rice and complain that the stew isn’t sweet, or the spices nor catch the meat. Why complain and complain and be so picky about something as little as food? To me, it just wastes time abeg. Yes, I know the food isn’t all that, but I will eat it if I am hungry.
(12)The other side of me about food though is that, I usually have cravings for particular meals. It might not anything fancy but if I have a preset meal in my head that I wanna eat, eating something else won’t go down well with me at all. In fact, I once cried in law school because they didn’t have yam porridge. I had dreamed and imagined how I would eat it after class only for them to say no yam porridge, I just couldn’t stop the tears and it wasn’t my fault. Why won’t they have something I was craving?
(13)I can trek for miles to just eat what I want. I used to trek to look for boli (roasted plantain) or boiled corn… anyhow, anyhow, I must get it.
(14) I don’t know if I am an introvert or an extrovert. I mostly won’t draw attention to myself when I am in a crowd and I would keep quiet when I’m in an unfamiliar group but I can also be a banshee when needed. I can talk and talk and scream your head off and I can also retreat into my shell with ear piece in my ears, blocking out the world when I need to.
(15) I prefer texts to calls. Don’t call me too much and don’t call me for too long, (except of course you are in my inner inner circle though) otherwise, just send me a text message, let’s yarn.
(16) I don’t like it when people call me too much, ie, men that I am not close to. If you call me one day and I pick, you call me the next day and then I notice that you start calling me everyday, I’ll stop picking your calls. Wierd ba?
Except of course, I really like the person though/the person na inner inner cactus.
(17)And here’s a disclaimer oh, I don’t purposely reject all calls oh. I’m also bad at returning phone calls. I’ll see calls and plan to return them and then time gets away from me. I’m working on this. Send me a text though, and that I’ll reply.
(18) I love chocolates! Chocolate cake, chocolate ice cream, chocolate rice sef, gimme!
(19)I have a very bad handwriting. It’s so bad, so bad that when I have ideas to write down in my head and they flow so fast, if I write so fast too, even I may not see what I write later on.
My best friend appreciated the fact that typing in computers exist because of me because really, none of you would read my blog if I wrote it in my handwriting. So thank God for blogs!
And in case you are wondering, no, I didn’t write like that for bar exams, my handwriting is legible when I settle down to write/I’m patient with myself. It’s only “somehow” when I’m writing in a haste, of which I’m always in a haste. *sigh*
(20) I cut my hair!
Yep! Did the big chop on Tuesday and I dare say, I look good!
Hehe, I wanted to start afresh/just felt like starting afresh and I shaved it all off 🙂
And hah! I did it, 20 things about moi.
And one for the road sef…
(21)I mostly don’t want to change my half past eyes. Weird but true, I feel like I wouldn’t be me without my eyes, they are the reason why I felt God had something to say through me sef and I feel like I just won’t be me without them. Funny yeah?
And that’s all oh.
- My nominations are not different from the last time…
I still nominate Dr N of http://drnsmusings.wordpress.com/Â because she never do the one wey I give her before.
- I nominate Lizzie of Â www.lizzieebunoluwa.wordpress.comÂ because she never do the one wey I give her before too, kai! This babe needs bloggers from the blogosphere to bulala her bom bom.
- I also nominate Chioma Chuka (FGS) of http://fairygodsister.wordpress.com/Â sef, I read a lot about your travels so I have an idea about who you are but haven’t seen some numbered stuff like this on your blog.
- I nominate Efe Harriet of Â http://teirrahreview.wordpress.com/ tis a good way to welcome you to the blogosphere babe 🙂
- I nominate Chinomso Precious of www.preciousthoughts.org too. All I know about you is what I managed to gather from looking through your IG page, I want to know more.
- And oh, I nominate Ochuko of http://certifiedsonofGod.wordpress.com and I’m so proud of myself for remembering you, you are one of the few male bloggers I know/follow their blog, would be nice to know more about you, at least other than the fact that I know that you are an urhobo guy…. Or am I wrong sef? *sigh*
You see, you just have to do this award thingy.
I don wrack my brain tire, I nor remember another person, biko, helep me tag yourself.
And before I sign off, there’s another thing about me oh
(22)I love pidgin English/I can remix pidgn in English and remix it when I write sef.
And another one, contray to assumptions because of my surname, I am not Igbo oh, I am from Delta State, an Isoko/Urhobo girl.
You can read my other post on some stuff about me that I did a while back. Go know small thing join this one about me.
And I’m interested in knowing if I confirmed/debunked the idea you had about me with this post. I’ve always wondered what kind of person I come across to be to readers on my blog so go on, comment, I’ll love to hear from you 🙂
And err, I wrote this post yesterday but I was so knackered from my stressful day, publishing it had to be carried over to today.
I do hope this cuts it in place of our normal Frances’s Love letters for Saturdays on this blog though.
I can’t possibly put up another post today so we will be back on next week.
For the mean time, do read the last love letter if you didn’t read it hereÂ (It’s on the almighty sex topic and you really shouldn’t miss it)
With lots of love,