Friday, March 18, 2011

9 - 5...This Chic Got Hired!!! :)

Hello Me Darlings...

How has everyone's week been? Trust it's been great! Especially for my NY folks with this 70 degrees weather today...AWESOME! Took a walk during lunch today, and for once I went out without a jacket! Spring is here I can feel it! :)

Remember in my previous post when I mentioned that I had good news, but was holding off on sharing...? Yeah, you remember right..ok. Sooo you all know how I've been looking for a full-time job since I graduated in Dec? Well...the good Lord has ended my search with a wonderful job :) Yes! Yes! Me Darlings, your girl got a full-time job with benefits, paid over-time, and all that good stuff. Thank you to each and everyone of you for your prayers, and good wishes. It is a digital ad agency located in NYC, and it's a great launching pad for an entry-level candidate like me...and great team that I get to work with.

So it's Friday and it's the end of week one as an employed/working woman... As my good friend and I say, I am now a CWA member (pronounce as 'Kwa') lol...CWA means CareerWomenAssociation (pls excuse our silliness lol). Anyway, week one was mainly training, and me getting to see what my duties and functions will be...and boy did I freak out for a minute.

You know all those ad banners you see online? Yeah those sometimes annoying ones, I'll be trafficing those ads. What that means is after the creative department have designed the ads, I upload the static ads (these are ads without flash properties, i.e they don't move, more like jst .gif and jpeg pics) and use a software/advertising tool to add a live url or link to these ads and then send them to the publisher to make live/put up in the different placements ( these are yahoo, aolnews, etc whereever u see banner ads). 

The interesting part of this process is that those links contain codes with which we advertising people use in measuring/monitoring our consumers online behaviors  and activites. Like how long you spend on the ads, the websites, where you visit often, and all this info helps us know what ads to send to you and what ads not to :) It's so exciting to see how it all comes to life, and now to be a part of it. I think I'm gonna love it here! 

As a new hire, they take a pic of you and it is displayed on the tv screens around the building; everytime I walk past and see my face it always feels weird, and somewhat unreal...I have a job *sigh* Thank you Lord! If only they had told me the pic wld up I for smile, I look like 5 year old whose Mom left her alone in the middle of the store...huge white eyes and a lost look lol.

So I went out for lunch with the other newbie on my team, she's Asian, and she begins to tell me how she loves my hair and all, so I was like oh its even old and I'm gonna take it out this weekend. You should have seen the look on her face O_O! She was like "huh?! Isn't that your hair?" Lol...I should have kept my mouth shut! So I began a windy explanation about I had extensions in, and I take them out and do a different style and all. Well on one hand it means my hair-lady really did a good job with the fixing, but it also means people are really clueless about blacks and our hair! :) Now my dilemma is, I concerned about the looks I'll get next week when I return to work without my 14inch Remy Saga hair, and all the questions I'll have to answer. But I've really missed my's been XX hmmm if I tell y'all how long una go run. But everytime I wanna take the weave out someone comments about how nice it is and the stay just kept getting longer #don'tjudgeme jorr!

I really wish I could show you guys pics...the older the hair got the more it looked nice and more like all those expensive human hair! I wish there was a way to get it to look like this faster without having to have it in for as long as I have had it. *sigh* Oh well, my new colleagues will love/like me like that jorr....with or without hair weaves. I'm hoping that working here, I'll be able to make an eclectic mix of friends. I love my Nigerian ppl and all, but I really want to mix with other cultures, nationalities and all. And I wanna do fun stuff now that my weekends are free of schoolwork and catching up on sleep. 

Yesterday after work my good Nigerian friend and a few others just went out for drinks after work :) it was nice to be doing fun stuff as a CWA member u know ;) lol. Pls excuse my excitement and just bear with me.

Oh the day I went to just look at aprtments and found this really nice one not far from my current neighborhood. *sigh* I fell in loveage! (as Lohi will say) Washer and Dryer in the apartment, concierge, gym, movie room, water front views, playgrounds, security, and all that good stuff for within my budget!!!! What's the problem u ask? Well My Mama ooo! Still don't know what to do o. When I showed her the floor plan and all the stuff it had to offer u know what this woman said lol "Ah its by the water, what if Tsunami should come" lol I kid u not! I love that woman to death!!!! And its my putting her first that is making me not able to just up and leave her by herself... I don't want her to be lonely! Our family has had it rough and I dnt want her missing not enjoying the companionship she shd be if things were right and my Dad was here. (he's not dead, just not present).

I can't be her husband, but I worry about leaving her alone. And there's no relations nearby that I can say oh they'll have each other to keep company and all. I know eventually I'll marry and begin my own family, but for now I worry about leaving her. Well, I'm gonna give her a few months to warm up to the idea, take her to the apartment to look at it herself and see why its better than where we currently are at. And if she still insists on staying, I"ll move and find a way of not worrying too much. 

So until then if I keep blogging about this issue please bear with me, I dnt have a therapist and this blog serves as my outlet...and that's why I appreciate each and everyone of you for your stopping by and dropping comments! Muahz!!!

It's 5.21pm and I need to get out of this office and head home! Thanks AnonGA for the email appreciate it!!!

Have a wonderful weekend Me Darlings! And to all of you praying and waiting for something PLEASE believe me when I say if He has said it, He will do it!!!! He is not man that He should lie!!!! Just TRUST Him and stay put!

I love you all bunches and bunches you have no idea!

Hugs and Kisses,
Miss Enigma!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Leopard Cravings

Hello Me Darlings,

How's everyone doing? Hope everyone's week got off to a great start!
I've been wanting to put up a post for a while now, but every time I try to, I always panic that I don't have anything meaningful to put up...and nothing interesting or fun is happening in my life at the moment so...yeah. Anyways, I've decided to go ahead and just type here goes a random post :)

It's my girls birthday this weekend and she's having a partayyy! Karaoke on Friday, party on Saturday, and maybe brunch on Sunday! I'm excited to have a good time, but not excited at the fact that I do not have a dress! I have searched high and low, and can't seem to find a bad ass dress in my size. Yes, yes I know I'm always complaining about this...but its not my fault. They don't show love to us tiny people...we are people too u know! Oh well, I'll figure it out.

I have good news to share, but I'm kinda waiting before I share it with you guys :) But please know that God is awesome!!! I'm excited and nervous, but ready.

So my graduation ceremony date has been announced. It's June 3rd :) I had actually forgotten that there was a now the question is "what do I wear?" *sigh* I was thinking of making a formal styled dress with ankara...or maybe I should buy a dress and call it a day abi? What do y'all think? Then I'll prolly do lunch with my Mom and small knit of friends at a restaurant. I'm just grateful for the completion of this journey. :)

I read Taynment's post about not wanting to be labeled as the chic with Daddy issues...I can sooo relate. And I refrain from talking about it or even bringing it up with the boyfie, cos I don't want it to seem as if I'm blaming my attitude towards certain things on "Daddy issues", so I choose to not discuss the topic. When in all honesty I want to talk about it, I think I need to, so that I can move on somewhat but...for now no talking. And so far I think I've done just fine.

Charlie Sheen has lost his mind! #ThatIsAll

A friend just surprised me with a graduation's not the gift that blew me away...but he included a hand-written letter :) Who knew that people still wrote those. Thanks a lot! iLove it!

Just started following the Four Aces blog...if you don't you should. They always have fun fashion and life-style posts.

I need to make new friends/hang out buddies! Problem is I suck at keeping in touch, and I don't go out often especially in the fall/winter and cold weather do not mesh! Plus I don't live in the city so having to go out, stay out late and then be journeying back to my house alone at night turns me off from going out :( But the irony of this is that I do love to go out. I know, I know that doesn't make sense. My friend in Naija was asking me the other day, "what tha hell happened to you?" I wish I could answer that question.
Just last week my friend told me that at the rate I'm going, I'm gonna turn 50 before I turn 25!!!! *sigh* that's not good!

I want my own apartment/space so bad :( but patience...patience. People keep saying I'm gonna miss the comfort of having my Mom around and all...but I've had a shared space for sooo long. I want my own. On the other hand, I worry about moving out and leaving her alone :(... I worry that she's gonna fall asleep while there's something on the fire (she does it quite often after working long hours) and there'll be no one to wake her up or to turn it off. I worry about her coming home and not having anyone to rant to about her crazy work day or about my Dad, and then when the internet trips off and needs to be reset or hours need to be spent on the phone wiv customer service from India trying to fix it who'll do it for her? I think we'll just get a bigger apartment and I'll carry her along even though she keeps insisting she's not moving anywhere.

Communication can do wonders for relationships. 

Wendy Williams is going to be on the next season of Dancing With the Stars! Mehn, I don't know how I feel about that. I mean I love her and I enjoy her show as messy and tacky as it is, but her dancing??? I wonder who her partner is and how she's gonna keep from not toppling over and bursting her boobies. It's gonna be a mess! How You Doin'? How You Dancin'? lol

I think I should do a video post soon because when I'm not infront of my laptop, different things that I wanna blog about just keep popping up in my head and the minute I sit dwn to type I go blank! smh

I'm still undecided about what to get a Masters in. I have no clue, maybe after a year of working I'll have a better idea...maybe an MBA? Or Msc in Marketing? *sigh* 

I can't wait to take my weave out! I miss my hair :( I hope I dnt go bald cos I've had this sew-in for a whileeee now. 

So the other day some dude who I had a few classes with called me up and long and short goes on about how he's been asking me out but I keep dodging O_O! I didn't even know he was asking me out! I thought he was just being nice, and I used to look at him with the eye of "awww small boy". All I remember was giving him a ride to his place and he said do you go out, and I was like yeah. And he said we should hangout sometime and I was like oh sure, cool. My people is that how they ask people out nowadays? Biko forgive me I dnt know these things. I haven't been single in ermmm five years so I dnt know how it works. Lol I jst kept laughing on the phone...poor boy. No vex o!

So I went on a little retail therapy trip and I found these at TJ Maxx...I've always wanted leopard patterned shoes...kind of like one of those must-have classics that don't fade-out with fleeting trends. And it's hairy/furry like the real leopard skin. What do you think? Yay or Nay?

    Okay folks...that's about it for now. Hope everyone has an awesome day ahead! Sending you all hugs...I'm a hugger and cuddler :) 

Hugs and Kisses,
Miss Enigma! :*