Sunday, August 29, 2010

What's In Your Garden?

For the garden of your daily living to blossom and yield fruit, it is important for you to do the following. 
First come to the garden early when the dew is still fresh and then...  

Plant THREE rows of PEAS-
- Peace of Mind
- Peace of Heart
- Peace of Soul
Plant FOUR rows of SQUASH
- Squash gossip
- Squash indifference
- Squash grumbling
- Squash selfishness

Plant FIVE rows of LETTUCE (Let us)
- Lettuce be faithful
- Lettuce be kind
- Lettuce be patient
- Lettuce be thankful
- Lettuce really love one another

No garden is without TURNIPS
- Turnip (Turn up) for meetings
- Turnip for service
- Turnip to help one another

To conclude our garden we must have Thyme (Time):
- Thyme for God
- Thyme for family
- Thyme for each other
- Thyme for friends

Water your garden frequently with Patience and cultivate with Love. There will be much fruit in your garden because your land is very fertile; but remember that you reap what you sow. 

I got this little piece from church today...and decided to share with you all. Hopefully, it strikes a chord with someone and comes in helpful or handy. 

Its another week down, and another week is about to begin. School started last week...and I'm just excited to finally be busy again. I'm happy I dnt have any early morning first class starts @ 11am, and that's just perfect for me.

I'm beginning to have a new found respect for our Nigerian artists (not like I didn't before), because I'm realizing how hard it is to break into the industry and then be respected by your colleagues and fans alike. Getting your work out to the "who is who", and "important decision makers" is hard! Getting DJs to play your songs, getting bookings for events/appearances...when u're not so popular is difficult. Everybody wants to know what can you do for them...mean while as a new artist you don't have any money.

Summer is slowly saying its good-byes. Time to put away the rompers, dresses, shorts, sandals, skirts, bathing suits and all things summer. Will try and make the best of whatever sunlight is left.  

Ok I'm soo hungry that my brain isn't functioning properly at the moment so I gotta go find food. But have a wonderful week ahead me luvlies. Go kick some ass in whatever you do.
And Happy Birthday to @Juiceegal...!!!

Talk to you guys soon,
Miss Enigma!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Men + Relationships

Hello there darlings...

How's everyone doing? Hope your week got off to a great start! And y'all are kicking ass at whatever you're doing. Shout out to I said, just surround urself with God and positive energy, you'll be fine.

So the other day funmsdrebirth's post was asking if taking "breaks" in relationships are usually successful or do they lead to the death of the relationship. IMO I think it leads more to the death of the relationship (but there have been exceptions!)... But again, I was thinking what do you then do when a relationship seems to have hit that stage where the excitement level is running on low. And I'm not talking 3weeks into a rship...let's say 2,3,4,5, yrs into it. Do you take a break to try and "figure it out" or you stay together and try to find the spark again? 

Is it possible to just wake up one morning after a couple of years and not be as crazy in love with your significant other as u were before? I mean you still care deeply about them but just not crazy in love. Where does the love go? Does the crazy in love feeling return? Where are my married, quarter to marry, in a serious relationship bloggers pls come and answer.

In other news, pls what kind of men is the world breeding nowadays? And what kind of crap/BS are girls condoning nowadays in the name of having a man. Since I'm not in the dating scene, I'm always excited to hear gist from my single's interesting to hear what's going on; what the new pick-up lines are, and the general lay of the land. But this summer ehn! the kind of nonsense behavior that awon guys were exhibiting was jst shocking. What happened to the days of basic courtesy and respect? As my friend will say if u can't handle basic human interaction how can you handle a relationship? Little things like calling when u can't make a date. Manning up and apologizing when you screw up, not trying to brush it off and ignore the issue. Trying to get a babe to lower her expectations and standards to suit their irresponsible behavior so that they do not have to be held accountable. Tsk tsk tsk...smdh! All these awon Wall Street, New York boys that feel like they are the ish, kmt!!!

In other news, my last semester in undergrad begins tomorrow. Thank you Lord! 
So ermm...yeah its 4.30am and I haven't slept so this post  is coming to an abrupt incoherent with me biko. I know y'all understand.

Talk to you guys soon,
Miss Enigma!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

I Was 800ft in the air...

Hi Me Luvlies,
TGIF again!!! By this time last week, I was in Baltimore, Maryland having a fabulous weekend with the girls. We kicked off with partying @Lux Lounge on Friday, where Bobby Valentino just happened to be in the building. We couldn't get close enough to take pictures with him, but I'll tell you this...he looks just as good in person and his lips...hmmm...*fans self to calm down* We somehow bumped into Tony Rock (Chris Rock's brother) on the dance floor, and he was nice enough to let us take a picture with him. On Saturday we went to Six Flags, and seeing as I don't have the liver for roller-coasters, I jejely went to the WaterPark section and enjoyed the water rides...and even those can be scary o! And finally, on Sunday we went to the beach to chill...and to para-sail.  
You should have seen the look of fear on my friend's face when we got on the boat...she looked like she wanted her We went 800feet high...and the view from up there is just humbling! We had a bonding/emotional moment up in the air...and spent a few mins in silence just savoring the moment. *sigh*

Back to reality, school begins next week and I am looking forward to it. Something to keep me busy, and on my toes again, because it seems I became lazy over the summer and I need to shake that off before its too late. :)

So you guys know my major is Advertising & Public Relations...and I've never mentioned this before but I've been kinda considering going into PR in the Nigerian industry; and I think I might just have gotten the opportunity to test the waters through an up and coming Nigerian artiste. It is all about networking, because its one thing to have a great product or brand, but you need people to make things happen. So I need to extensively expand my network of people, and begin building relationships in the industry. I'm not even gonna lie, I'll be needing as much help as I can get so if/when I come knocking on your doors for help please help a sister out! 

Have you ever felt "checked out" know when you are physically there but not mentally, and emotionally present in something anymore and you just can't explain why? I had that feeling for a couple of everything was just bleh. Even my tone of voice was hollow. No excitement, no emotions...nothing. Ok am sure this isn't making sense...neways I'm trying to check myself back in o cos I dnt like being "checked out". Whatever that means...

I need a good pair of boots for the fall/winter. Good leather or really good faux leather boots. My problem with boots is the calves; my poor skinny legs can't fill the huge boots, even when I wear them with skinny jeans...there's still space *sigh* I want boots!!!!

Am I the only person who gets excited when they take their weave out? I'm always so happy to see my hair. And rather than straighten the hair immediately, I just let it air dry after washing/retouching and wear it as 'shuku' for a while (about a week or two). *runs hand thru hair wiv a smile* #dontjudgeme I missed my hair

So yeah the other day at the club, I'm sitting down sipping on my amaretto sour and whining on the stool, having a good time with my friends, and this guy who had asked me to dance earlier, but I declined, was dancing with another girl next to me. Wats the problem u ask? Well as this dude was dancing (more like just standing and collecting grind) he was using his other hand to try and hold me, and still get my attention! Meanwhile the girl he was dancing with was working hard, putting her back into it not knowing that the yeye boy was not focused on her hardwork...tsk tsk. Men ehn! smdh! I had pursue him away before the girl go talk say na me wan thief her man...I no fit for akata girls and their wahala... because when those girls vex ehn, dem dey madt!!!!

In other news, Gidilounge now has a radio station! I was listening to it while I was @ work the other day, and I was just hearing new new jamz that had me partying in my cubicle. If u haven't been on there...u definitely should check it out!

Am I the only one who has noticed that this year is going by FAST! Yes yes I know some days drag on...but's Aug 21st already like play, like joke! 

My blog anniversary is September 1st! My blog will be TWO years old! Can't believe for two years now, I've been sharing and rambling with you all *sniff sniff* My 100th post is about 3 or 4 posts away too... How should I celebrate ooo? 

Aight it's 3.18am and I haven't slept! Meanwhile I have to be at my cousins birthday party later today. They are twins and they turn TWO today...very lovely girls! 

Have a great weekend ahead my luvlies! Thanks for stopping by!

Talk to you soon,
Miss Enigma!!!     

Monday, August 9, 2010

Checking In

Hi Luvlies,

Hope everyone had a peaceful and fun weekend, and nobody got into any unnecessary trouble. My weekend was pretty laid back, and chilled. The past week was horrible thanks a strep throat/throat infection that returned and made my life miserable. Couldn't swallow, couldn't open my mouth to brush well, lymph nodes were swollen and the swelling began to affect my ear so that hurt mad! It got so bad I cried; and I ddn't go to work. So I was indoors from Sunday up until Saturday when there was significant relief. *sigh*
Anyways since I was still in recovery my friend and I didn't do much...we went shopping and then went to see a comedy show and had a few drinks. All in all it was a peaceful weekend.

Looking forward to wrapping up the summer break with a trip to Ocean City (Maryland) later this month. I want go para-sailing and jet-skiing...and enjoy the beach before school begins.

Just painted my nails powder blue...iLove it. Dnt u hate it when u can't find stuff u need becos someone moved it from it's usual spot? Yeah me too...can't find my polish remover and I know it was on my dresser *sigh*

Jennifer Hudson is looking hot in her new look o! Kudos to her!

Can't wait for the new season of Grey's Anatomy and Brothers and Sisters, all these other shows are boring me more than I need to be.

I wonder what H&M is waiting for...why don't they have an online store? I need recommendations for online stores with good deals too. It sucks to be on a strict strict budget, but I'm ready to allow my inner fashion lover out, and try out new interesting pieces and colors too. My wardrobe is very safe and predictable...but not anymre. So pls drop recommendations for me...thanks!

My recent guilty pleasure...looking at apartments for rent. Day dreaming of having my own space. Temporary

My BB has been acting up...freezing for a few seconds, and having delayed response. 

Drama. Everyone claims not to like drama, but I think some people secretly do, they live for it. U have issues with someone and u come to me and make a huge stink about it only for u to be kissing the person's ass later... Man up or Shut up!

It's 3am and I can't sleep...who sent me to sleep all through the evening? 

Some people need to be smacked silly. Wearing leggings or tights with colored underwear is a no- no. Even though the leggings or tights might be black in color when u wear it, it stretches and becomes see thru. Ladies pls pls take note, wear a top that covers ur behind; and last time I checked, camel toes are not trendy so pls dnt torture ppls eyes abeg.

I just realized that my 100th post is around the corner! Woot woot! I'm just glad for all of you that stop by to read, and the friends I've made...and that's what I'll be celebrating; but if anyone has any idea as to how to celebrate my 100th post pls leave a comment.

Now off to find some zzzzzz... 
Have a fabulous week ahead my luvlies... Wear a smile and live in the moment because life has no rewind button, only memories to reminiscence on.

Love you all bunches...

Talk to you soon,
Miss Enigma!!!