Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Brooklyn Bridge + MrsCarterShow


It's been a hot minute! Well, that's what happens in the summer; time goes by so fast. Each weekend is filled with one activity or another and before you know it it's back to work again. And the cycle continues. Anyways hope everyone is having an awesome summer?! It's been a bit chilly here in NY. Okay, not chilly, chilly, but some kind of cool breeze has been in the air and I don't like it. Its a subtle reminder that the cold dog days of fall and winter are approaching...boo!boo!

I was in Houston two weekends ago for quick getaway to see family and to accompany my Oga to his friend's wedding. He was part of the grooms-men too. Although it was a very short trip, we had a good time. The one thing I love about Houston? The houses are s-p-a-c-i-o-u-s! I mean when I look at spaces in NY I'm like *sigh* sufferhead. I think I can live in Houston...keyword, I think. I hear the razzness/ratchet level (for lack of a better word) is quite high lol 

My swimming classes were going well, until the last class where the instructor took us to the deep end and asked us to...jump! I mean I knew I wouldn't die or anything like that, but still the fear of jumping into 9ft of water for a non-swimmer is as real as telling me to jump out of a plane without any parachute. Anyways I jumped and I'm alive; but while practicing how to come up and breathe while moving at the same time I drank lots of water :( . One thing I've learnt so far is to make sure my kids learn to swim early! This learning in my old age is not cool at all. Hopefully I get better before the sessions ends in a few weeks.

Why do single friends automatically think because a friend is in serious relationship they are no longer fun to hang out with? Does being in a relationship kill the fun vibe?

Was at the #MrsCarterShow yesterday! Amazing! I wasn't disappointed at all; except I was hoping Jay Z would make a brief appearance being that the show was in Barclay's Center in Brooklyn. But oh well, MrsCarter definitely shut it down! Got to give it to her, she's a performer! Nice way to start off my week.

I've always wanted to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. Finally did on Sunday, after church with Oga. The weather was perfect and the view from up there was pretty cool. Took a few pictures...enjoy!

Brooklyn Bridge - Blue Skies :)

Walking across the bridge...

Our Feet...tired, but happy feet :)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

What To Do...?

Hi Blogsville,

This week has been crazy busy at work *sigh* The kind of crazy where I forget to grab lunch and just work straight till 6.30pm. For someone who keeps shouting that she wants/needs to gain weight this is definitely not the way to accomplish that. I think the better solution would be to just move into Lohi's kitchen...:) abi what do you think? lol

Summer is finally here! My favorite time of the year. Funny how people complain about the cold and the minute it gets warmer they start complaining about the heat. I don't. I welcome the heat...plus I'm just glad to not be layering up in order to keep warm. Dressing up in summer is fun; all the bright colors just automatically put you (or maybe its just me) in a better mood. Speaking of summer outfits, I've been liking harem pants a lot lately...for those times when you don't want to be in a skirt or dress, but its too hot for jeans.

Quick question, what hairstyle is advisable for someone who's going to be swimming weekly? Braids I'm guessing. Do swim caps really keep your hair from getting wet? Or just some of it? Excuse all the questions jare, this is why they say we black folks don't swim lol the prep work that goes into protecting our hair from water is plenty.

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imgres.jpg  or can I just fix a weave <<< and wear a swim cap and be alright? Help a sista out people!!!

Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Like there's soo much on your plate/to-do list but not enough time! *sigh* The Lord is my strength! Amen!

Sometimes when I'm walking out of the subway, I always pray please let today not be the day that the person in front of me let's one rip (fart)...lol no for real. Am I the only person who thinks that when walking up the stairs and there are people directly infront of u? Just me? Y'all are lying lol

My co-worker who recently got engaged was telling us how she started having panic attacks after putting together a rough estimate for the wedding lol and initially it was funny but mehn to cough up 30K - 50K in dollars for one weekend, and life will still go on after that weekend o. The couple will pay rent or buy house, pay bills, take vacation, plus maybe the student loans that they've acquired from undergrad or grad school? *sigh* No wonder some grooms frown during the wedding lol it's not easy.

Aiight folks...it's wayyy past my bed time! Enjoy the rest of the week and leave a comment so I know you were here ;) 

Hugs & Kisses,

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Virginia's For Lovers :)

Hey Blogsville,

Does anybody still refer to these parts as 'blogsville'? Oh well, how's everyone doing? Can't believe it's Thursday already. This week infact this year has gone by fast. Can't believe in a few weeks it'll be a year since Oga Mi moved here! I catch myself smiling sometimes and wondering like 'he's here...he's here for real, to stay". God is good, too good!

This period through to summer is my favorite time of the year...something about warm weather, blue skies and the sun just makes me happy! 

Caught up with a very close friend from high-school and it was interesting and nice to see that even though we don't talk often the conversation felt like we hadn't missed a beat in each others lives...easy, natural, comfortable and genuine. I don't subscribe to that Drake's school of thought of 'NoNewFriends', but I have to say it seems like the older you get the harder it is to make friends. No? Maybe, its just me then.

Just downloaded pics from Memorial Day weekend, and shout out to whoever created the first camera (too lazy to look it up); to be able to capture special moments and relive that moment over and over long after is amazing. Oga Mi and I went on a roadtrip to VA for Memorial day weekend and stopped over in D.C on our way back...our first vacay.

We visited the Virginia Aquarium, some Naval museum and ship (Nauticus), and just generally explored the area and went to the beach, but the weather wasn't on it's best behavior.

Read something the other day that simple said (I'm paraphrasing here) ...at the end of the day we are all trying to figure out how to live this life, and be happy and loved while doing so. I totally agree; it's just the way we go about it sometimes hurts others. I hope that as we try to figure out this thing called life, that we take a min to consider how our actions affect those around us. 

Case in point my dear roommate who is talking loudly on the phone @ 1.22am!!! Lol some of us want to sleep biko.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Hugs & Kisses,

Friday, May 10, 2013

Who's The Mole?

Hi Blogsville,

Longtime no speak...I think we can skip the part where I apologize for my absence and tell you I've been busy yadi yadi yada.

I'm alive and well, and you are too - honestly, that's all that matters and is enough for us to be thankful for!

The #Scandal tweets are killing me right now! Can't wait to watch it tomorrow and see what everyone is going crazy about. Shonda Rhimes is gonna have people suing her for emotional distress, and heart failures and all sorts of other things from watching the show. Love it!

The weather in NY is just annoying right now, I mean two days of rain, cold today, slightly warm tomorrow...I can't keep up! I just want stable weather :( is that too much to ask for?

Had a stressful day at work today...it's been a pretty busy week in general and then my computer was sha just not cooperating with me. I just jejely packed my bag and came home - honestly I think I also just didn't want to be there. Been feeling uninspired and unexcited by the work lately...praying for direction and guidance.

Got off work and wished I had something to do. Something fun. You know like dance class, gym (I've never worked out in my life and I'm reminded of how out of shape I am when I try running up two flights of stairs and can't breathe), just anything to help take my mind off my frustration with work. Something exciting to look forward to. So when I got home I decided to take a walk and somehow walked into Modell's (sports store) and bought my first real pair of sneakers and a bathing suit. Is this what quarter-life crisis is like? Or am I just bored and itching for some form of change or excitement now that spring is here?

BlackBerry is the absolute worst! The worst! Why am I still using it? Well, because I don't know what to do with all the people I have on BBM. All the other messenger apps are not the same. This is torture and imprisonment by BB makers. Using BBM to hold people to ransom. *sigh*

Last week someone reached out to me to contribute a write-up to a series on their site. I was shocked at the offer, but happy and nervous. Didn't know what to write about till the night before. The write up got published yesterday and I've gotten really good feedback...so thankful and humbled :)

Memorial weekend is coming and after shouting to My Oga that I don't want this Memorial weekend to meet us in this NY, by hook or by crook I just want to be out of town....so far we have no plans lol. *sigh* I just want a change of scenery so bad! Still thinking of where we can go that's affordable even if its near NY. Open to suggestions o...quick getaway or roadtrip let me know pls.

Aiight folks I think my rambling randoms makes up a likkle bit for my absence..no? lol

Have a wonderful Friday and weekend ahead! Be present!

Hugs & Kisses,

Monday, March 25, 2013

My Weekend: A New Fave Spot

Happy New Week Everyone!

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. I had a laid back chill weekend. 

Spent Saturday just doing what we call 'tatafo' shopping (when you really don't need anything, but just have that itch to shop) at the mall with my sister-friend. Then, I sat at the salon while Oga got his hair cut. I have to say that the precision and attention to detail kinda skills required to give a hair cut and not cause some major damage to a person's head is no joke lol. No profession is easy; every job requires a skill of some sort.

Speaking about jobs and skills the politics that transpires in the work place sometimes can be very annoying and frustrating. You do all this work, make all the extra sacrifices but when time for evaluation come na another story person dey hear. Dem go talk all these nice things about you, how you are this and that, and everybody is ohh-ing and ahh-ing over working with you but the grade when dey paper no correspond with all the mouth-washing. *sigh* Makes me wonder that maybe the saying that nice people finish last is indeed true. Well na God get power pass them.

I've been having really nice dates with God recently. We meet up regularly at different spots - which is usually everywhere and anywhere. But on Sundays, our favorite spot is this place He showed me a few weeks ago called Brooklyn Tabernacle (BT). It's a really popularly spot, and that initially had me worried because I'm kind of like a jealous lover and I worry about getting lost in a big spot like BT and not getting that special connection with Him. So far, that hasn't happened at BT. The choir is amazing and the sermons are well delivered - which for me means, I'm not being yelled at, I'm not constantly being bombarded with topics on prosperity and material things in life. And leave understanding the message and eager for more. If you are ever in the NY area you should check it out; and they recently just started streaming services online

Its March and I am still looking for a good devotional! My dear people of Blogsville, help a sister out. What devotionals do you all use? I know most of you use one...why hoard it? Sharing is caring biko!

Its funny how certain things you think you can't live without, you actually can. I haven't had a TV for the past three months! For someone who couldn't sleep without a tv being on in the background...this is a huge change lol. There were times when I'd take a cab home from work just to make it in time for my favorite shows. The TV is sitting on the floor looking at me. I'm just not ready to pay monthly cable bill yet abeg...until then I will watch Scandal, Nashville, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice online and I will be alright :) 

So tell me, what can't you live without for three months plus? TV? Make-up? Chocolate? Instagram? Twitter?

It's always a pleasure to read your comments. So do leave one! :)

Have a blessed week ahead!


Friday, March 15, 2013

Lost but Found - My 100 Truths

Hi All,

Yes, yes it's me. I didn't quit Blogger, or outgrow my blog or have a baby, or get married...none of that. I got lazy, got busy, lacked blogging motivation, and just didn't think I had better gist to share with you all.

Still trying to find my blog mojo, but I'm alive and I decided to try an revive my blog with this tag that I've been reading on a few blogs - Taynement and Nikkisho.

Enjoy getting to know me a little bit; and hopefully I won't stay silent for this long again. Have a fabulous weekend everyone! Stay safe and stay blessed!

1. Last drink: Snapple Ice Tea
2. Last phone call: My Mommie
3. Last text message:  My co-worker
4. Last song you listened to: Me & You – Naeto C
5. Last time you cried: Today …Happy/Thankful tears

6. Dated someone twice: Yes
7. Been cheated on: Yes
8. Kissed someone: Yes
9. Lost someone special: Yes…family member definitely counts right?
10. Been depressed: Yes
11. Been drunk and threw up: Yes…lol hot mess!

12. Pink
13. Black
14. Yellow – something about it makes me happy, especially during dreary weather days
15. Green – people say it looks good on me J

16. Made new friends:  Not really
17. Fallen out of love: Yup
18. Laughed until you cried: Yes
19. Met someone who changed you: Yeah…my Mommie
20. Found out who your true friends were: Yeah…I have my core support system
21. Found out someone was talking about you: I wouldn’t know…ain’t nobody got time for that!
22. Kissed anyone on your friends list: J *my lips are sealed*
23. How many people on your friends list do you know in real life: Quite a lot…
25. Do you have any pets: Nope…I want a lil’cute dog, but not ready for the work
26. Do you want to change your name: Nope! I’m the only me, no namesake of any sort. Yay to unique last names!
27. What did you do for your last birthday: I had a party with a friend who is also a birthday mate…same exact date and year J Goodtimes!
28. What time did you wake up today: Alarm goes off @ 6.45am…I get out of bed @ 7.30am J   
29. What were you doing at midnight last night: snoring peacefully
30. Name something you CANNOT wait for:
31. Last time you saw your father:  Last trip to Naija – Dec ‘11/Jan ‘12
32. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life: …I would say nothing cos I’m beyond thankful…but wish certain relationships in my family were in a better place.
33. What are you listening to right now: Deuces – Chris Brown
34. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom: Err…maybe, can’t remember
35. What’s getting on your nerves right now?: Right now? Nothing.
36. Most visited webpage: Google, Blogger, Linda Ikeji lol  
37. Current city: Jersey City and New York
38. Nicknames: Mama, Babie, Smallie,
39. Relationship Status: In a relationship
40. Zodiac Sign: Cancer
41. Male or female or transgendered: Female
42. Primary School: Our Lady of Apostles
43. Middle School: We don't have that in Nigeria
44. High school: Queen’s College
45. Hair color:  Brown
46. Long/medium/short: Shoulder length is long abi?  
47. Height: 5’ …J
48. Do you have a crush on someone: Hmmm…no
49: What do you like about yourself: Hmmm hard to say, but sha I like the woman I’m becoming, and my growth over the years, my ups and downs…
50. Piercings: Ears
51. Tattoos: None...I want a cute one, but the fear of God and needles  
52. Righty or Lefty: Ambidextrous
53. First Surgery: @ 5 or 6yrs
54. First Piercing: Ears
55. First Best Friend: Sylvia A…in primary school J
56. First Sport you Joined: Lol me and sport in the same sentence…If you call Q.C matching training a sport then hell yeah! I was the freakin’ mascot and we won!!! Lol allow me jor
57. First Pet: Dog
58. First Vacation: The whole family went to Abuja  
59. First Concert: Naija “concerts” don’t count – Got tickets to the Mrs. Carter Tour!!! I’m super, duper, excited!!! Can’t wait!!!

60. First Crush: Hmmm…can’t remember.
61. Eating: Nothing
62. Drinking: Nada
63. Already missing: My Mommie
64. I’m about to: Finish this tag and spend my Friday night chillin’ in my room
65. Listening to: Dnt knw the name…sha has D’banj on it
66. Thinking about: Grad school and my fear of Maths…long story
67. Waiting for: Nothing…
68. Want kids: Yes J
69. Want to get married: Yes
70. Careers in mind: Currently in digital advertising, asking for God’s direction to find something I really love/passionate about

71. Lips or eyes: Lips since I have to come in contact with them…but nice eyes give butterflies as well lol
72. Hugs or kisses: Hugs…love being cuddle and carried J
73. Shorter or taller: Taller
74. Older or Younger: Older…and mature too.
75. Romantic or spontaneous: Romantic
76. Nice stomach or nice arms: Nice stomach abeg…that chief belly ain’t sexy
77. Sensitive or loud: Sensitive
78. Hook-up or relationship: Relationship...there’s a time for hook-ups, but I’m past that
79. Trouble maker or hesitant: Trouble maker; don’t want some I can overly manipulate or bully
81. Drank hard liquor: Yup…refer to #11
82. Lost glasses/contacts: Nope…20/20 vision over here
83. Kissed on 1st date: Errr nope
84: Broken someone’s heart: Yup…and it sucked!
85. Had your own heart broken: Yes…and this sucked as well
86. Been arrested: No…plan to keep it that way o
87. Turned someone down: Yes
88. Cried when someone died: Yes…I cry for movies, and tv shows too
89. Liked a friend that is of the same sex: This na wayo question, I jump am pass lol
90. Yourself: I do, but need to work on making this a consistent believe
91. Miracles: Yes!
92. Love at first sight: E dey happen
93. Heaven: Yes…I want to sit at His feet  
94. Santa Claus: Lol…seriously?  
95. Kissing on the first date: If the chemistry is there…why not if not
96. Angels: Yes
97. Is there one person you want to be with right now?: Right now, nope…loving my me time right now. Will be missing Oga’s cuddles by tomorrow lol
98. Had more than one boyfriend/girlfriend at one time?: Nahh lol
99. Wish you could change things in your past?: Yeah…but I always try walk away from things with a lesson
100. Are you posting this as 100 Truths?:  Yup yup.