Sunday, August 30, 2009

I forgot!

Happy day before monday lovely blogville people.

How did the weekend go? I had one of my little moods this weekend. It finally became official that I won’t be able to go to naija this December among other things and I was quite depressed. I mean life was going so good and bam! Everything changes I went into full self pity mode. Complete with the sitting on the couch in PJs and not answering any phone calls.

I mean why is it that when life is going really good something ALWAYS comes to ruin it?

Well, I got my answer today. A good friend( why do people always say good friend, if they were a bad friend they wont be a friend. right?) invited me to come and watch him play at the youth Sunday at this African Baptist church, I actually ran into a blogger there( shout out to Taynement). The kids did an awesome job, anyways their whole theme was seasons and they talked about each of the four seasons and what they symbolize. Spring for planting, summer for nurturing, fall for Harvesting and winter for resting. And it actually occurred to me that I was crabby because my season was changing and I didn’t want it to change. I was enjoying spring too much and forgot that summer and fall were coming. As our people say no condition is permanent and i believe one of the tricks to doing life successfully is the ability to anticipate and accept change.

So I have been known to wear out a song… I mean I would play it every day morning noon and night if I could. My current fave is an oldie but a goodie. It has been great for my current mood. Here is a video of the live performance. It’s pretty good for a song that has only eight lines J

Friday, August 21, 2009

I am,actually, not Crazy… Yess!!!

So a friend sent me this, its called random/weird thoughts people our age have, since I have had majority of these thoughts. I now officially feel better about my sanity J

1) More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can
think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell
my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves
2) Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're
going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to
be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the
direction from which you came, you have to first do something like
check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to
yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're
crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.
3)I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
4)Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the "people you may know"
feature on Facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately choose
not to be friends with?
5)There is a great need for sarcasm font.
6)Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and
suddenly realize I had no idea what was going on when I first
saw it.
7)I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually
becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting
90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's
laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little
bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the
only one who really, really gets it ( nacho libre..anyone?)
8)I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than
take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
9)The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to
finish a text.
10)Lol has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say"
11) I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
12)Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron
test is absolutely petrifying.
13)Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart",
all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".
14) How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod
and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?
15) Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using 'as in'
examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete
idiot. Today I had to spell my boss's last name to an attorney and
said "Yes that's G as in...(10 second lapse)..ummm...Goonies"
16)What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?( ok.. not this jobless)
16)MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I
know how to get out of my neighborhood. ya know?
17)Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the
person died.
18) I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the
shower first and THEN turn on the water.
19) Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty,
and you can wear them forever.
20)I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
21) Bad decisions make good stories
22) Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their
profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got
the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if
I do!
23) Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go
around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly
nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be
a problem....i swear!
24) You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work
when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything
productive for the rest of the day. (right mgbeks?)
25)Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't
want to have to restart my collection.
26) There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are
going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far. (the library at school has rocking
27) I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me
if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I
swear I did not make any changes to.
28) "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.
29) I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people
watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will
they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't
watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and
leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'
30) I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello?
Dammit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and
goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone
and run away?
31) I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not
seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste. ( for realz)
32) When I meet a new person, I'm terrified of mentioning something they
Haven’t already told me but that I have learned from some light
internet stalking( guilty!)
33) I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle,
then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.
34)Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising
speed for pedophiles...
35) As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers,
but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.
36) Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.
37)I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they
drive behind obeys the speed limit.
38)I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
39)I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or
Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.
40)The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw
they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words,
someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think
about it, and then estimated that there must be at least four people
eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by
myself. There's nothing like being made to feel like a fat bastard
before dinner.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

No Title Post

I do not care what anybody says, the quarter life crisis is very real . It doesn’t have to be a bad thing but I think 25 is one of those ages where you just have to stop and ponder the direction your life is taking. I did my pondering and made some life changing decisions that I am quite proud of.

No matter how much I try to fake it, I am an introvert; I can only hang out with people for so long. After a while I need to be by myself or start to feel like I am losing my mind. This weekend was my chill at home and recover weekend. I only ventured out to the grocery store and church and I feel so much better. Ready to face the world

So I called into Vera’s show yesterday, quite interessante I must admit. The topic was happily single : Myth or fact . I was quite amazed at some of the opinions expressed. I think my favorite were the people who kept saying it was impossible to be single and happy say whaaa? Don’t get me wrong, companionship is awesome and there is nothing like having someone who loves you and all that jazz but if you can’t be happy by yourself how you going to know what a bad relationship feels like? In the words of my darling Mgbeks “marriage is not for everyone” I encourage you to listen to the show if you can.

Oh and I happened to mention that I wanted to be single for two years and apparently that’s too much? One of the lessons that God has been teaching me lately is that of delayed gratification. Just because you want it now does not mean you have to have it now. It’s the reason why you can’t build a multimillion dollar business in a year. You have to go through due process or you will get the good thing and it will slip from your hands because you won’t be able to appreciate it.

I passed my second CPA section so I am now officially 50% a CPA. God is just too good. Especially since it was my first try and no one I know has passed that section on the first try.


He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil—this is the gift of God

Ecc 3:11-13

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Party over here!!!

So today is my birthday. I officially hit the quarter century mark today, i don’t know about anybody else but my birthday is usually a reflection day. As I look back on this past year I can’t help but be thankful because God had indeed been good to me.

I am thankful for Redemption. My Father sees me even when nobody else does. I am in no shape or form perfect but he still always comes through to bail me out of my mess.

I am thankful for my Really great family

I am thankful for remarkable friends.. I am awake at this hour because my friend in naija who I haven’t spoken to in ages called to wish me happy birthday…

The random friendships I have made off blogville, from my regular blog commenter s to Gmail buddies.. I am grateful for you all.

I am thankful for resilience, The strength that God has given me to bounce back from all the crazy things that happened to me this year.. I really can’t take that for granted.

I am thankful for my recent employment upgrade, I love my new job/boss and I honestly can’t complain.

I am thankful for Rent, yes I said rent, the fact that I pay rent means I have somewhere to lay my head at night and that in itself is a huge blessing.

I am thank ful for my ridiculously fun church. I love love my church, I have met some great people there, I look forward to Sundays and Wednesdays and there is nowhere else I’d rather be on those days.

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,

I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.

When I was woven together in the depths of the eartth

your eyes saw my unformed body.

All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

Psalm 139:13-16