Wednesday, September 26, 2007
You think you know people and it turns out that you don't know them at all! I have this friend that I have known for aeons, someone I thought I knew and would never do anything to harm me but boy was I wrong.
This blog has been quite cathartic for me, in that, I come here to vent when irritated and/or pissed off.
About this friend, is there not an unspoken rule between friends that information shared should be held at the highest level of confidence, no matter how trivial?! I know about this rule but evidently my friend doesn't!
I shared something very personal with her and she betrayed me.
The content of the information is not life-threatening or earth-shattering but it is the principle, especially when I specifically told this woman not to share with anyone else.
How could she?
I have spent the past few nights wondering about my relationship with her and thinking if she means to hurt me or if she is just clueless; but I am leaning more towards a subconscious hatred, jealousy, envy...I could go on, that she may not even be aware of. With this recent happening, I have searched through my memory bank and recognized various many instances that she has inflicted damage and I never thought anything of it, oh! silly me! Well better late than never! I know now and it stops here!
Too bad, another one bites the dust! Lesson learned!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
A few posts back, I said some not so nice things about Prada, I still think it's crazy to pay so much for her Nylon line but oh my goodness, did she just make me eat my words! She must have heard me or something because her new collection of bags, and some shoes are delicious!
I love, love, love them, now to find the money to buy, buy, buy some! I also absolutely adore her Miu miu line (actually, kinda prefer it).
Hi, my name is Lolita and I am a Prada addict!
Sunday, July 29, 2007
A series of events happened last year and probably still happening that pushed me to the point of self-actualization...huh! Yep!!!
I know me and I am happy; I have a profound understanding about myself, I am peace, at peace, peaceful. It is amazing because a few years ago, I would not have been saying any of this.
The world is funny, people or things you thought were great become ordinary, mundane and people or things you thought were ordinary become…well....not so ordinary, mundane.
I think I had reached this point years back after reading a book by the Dalai Lama but I wouldn’t allow myself to be that person because I had too much, I thought, to deal with. I probably have more to deal with now but the difference is I know I can handle it but if it does not get handled…no shaking! It's like the Serenity Prayer, knowing it, understanding it but not ever needing to recite it because it is now inherent.
I don’t dwell!
I just am.LIG!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
I had a dear friend visiting from another country, I know she meant well but she so missed the plot on this one; she also forewarned me, she said, " I got you something.... I hope you like it....and if you don't... you better brush up on your acting skills before I come" oh, but she knows me so well, obviously not well enough to know that I detest freaking knock-offs.
She brought me the very knock-off I cannot stand, you know it, the LV monogram that everbody and their mama carries, first off I am not a huge fan of the original monogram and the fact that there are so many "replicas" -yes, that's what they are called now, makes it even worse for me.
Well, I tried to play it off but she knows....oh, yes....she knows!!!! I humoured her for a day, what one would do for a friend but only after I gave her a lesson in the value of buying originals.
This thing was copied down to the stitching and some extra detail was even added to fool the unsuspecting procurer, ohhhh!!!
I love my friend but you know how one says "thanks, you shouldn't have", she really shouldn't have.....
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
I'm sure every one of us, had some fun thing we collected as kids, I know I did, I still do actually. As an adult, I collect coins, stuffed toys, pens, oddities like funny shaped bottles, perfume bottles, things that have catchy phrases written on them, the list goes on.
I also have a bit of the hoarder’s disease, I tend to hold on to things, I tell myself that one day I may need it and so I keep it. Then it becomes…wait for it…Clutter!!!
I keep everything, for various many reasons, sentimental attachment, to mark a milestone of accomplishment, ah yes, I remember when …you know the occasional reminiscing, and my least favourite, for shredding later i.e. bills and statementsI cannot stand the unnecessary unending barrage of statements, poor paper, I have begged them to stop sending me paper mail, puhleeeeeze, I can check my bills online.
However, back to the story, from time to time, I have moments of clarity; and during those moments, I shred, chuck or give away.
Last week, I started a discussion with a friend about how, if I was making a certain amount of money, which, to me, was just enough, I would be satisfied. She laughed and said I was not serious and that the minute I attained that amount, I would start itching for more because with more money my tastes would increase.
Crazy! This is the second person I believe I have had this conversation with and they sort of echoed the same sentiment. What sparked this discussion was the topic of Naij, the people in power and their need to amass obscene amounts of money and my thing was, how much is too much, ehn, when is enough, enough? At what level can one say they have reached their level of contentment?
I am single, I have a mortgage, utilities, other than those, no other major encumbrances, why wouldn’t I be satisfied? Taking into consideration, of course, the inflation factor, I calculated and figured an amount at which I would be comfortable but my friend thinks I am delirious to think that once achieved I would not want more. I don’t have a strong desire to acquire and acquire, there’s some depth to me. Yes, I like the occasional designer article, not because it is designer but because I like it, it looks good to me.
I remember this one day, I went out with this friend, the one I had the discussion with firstby the way, she is a self-proclaimed amasser; I had on some jeans that fit me, at least I thought it looked good, she said, come oh, Lols, how far, you need to update your jeans oh as in since I am not wearing Se7en for all mankind, true religion, rock and republic, gbogbo won, my Levi’s required updating, hehn!! It was almost as if she were to sound the horns and have me carted off to the town square and hanged for committing such an atrocity! Wahala!!!
The fact of the matter is that, at my age, I already have an established palate, when I see what I like, I save to purchase it with the current limited income I make, I’ll get it when I can afford it not when it is in fashion and that’s because I genuinely like it.
My dear, I am living for myself and not the world, people have a skewed perception of reality and truth, I am not saying my way is the best; I am, however, saying I know when to say it is enough!
E don do!
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
The teenage boy had let his girlfriend borrow his 30G iPod when, according to her, it got stolen along with her own MP3 player in her $250 Louis Vuitton purse. Uh! What!
First of all, I absolutely cannot stand knock-offs! Aargh!
Now that I have that out of the way, ffffffffff, breathe, Lolita, breathe, I would like to know, on what planet $250 Louis Vuitton purses exist? Hehn? If one is going to pay money to try to fool people that they are wearing designers, why would one spend that much?
That $250 could have been spent wisely on a nice sensible non-knock-off purse for a rat teenager, and probably some cute shoes to go along with that.
For goodness sake!
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
That's what I got asked today by some guy because I commented on how cute some woman was and then followed up by saying she was hot!!
The way the question was asked with so much relish, I almost felt bad telling him I wasn't, cut to the look of disappointment on his face.
As if, if I was, he could expend his voyeuristic tendencies on me via an invitation to watch! Humph!!
Why do some men get all excited about lesbians? The funny thing about their stupid sordid fantasies is that they don’t really fantasize about lesbians, I mean true core lesbians; the fantasy is really about two undeniably hot heterosexual women enjoying a lesbian tryst.
I strongly doubt that some guy out there is drooling over two Rosie O’s getting it on.
The funny thing is I get hit on by women quite frequently; I’m actually flattered, well, most of the time anyway. But no such luck chica, I am strictly d*****!Well, that is unless you can convince me otherwise, I like adventure, hee hee :)
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
IN RECENT HISTORY, NIGERIANS HAVE BEEN OVERWHELMINGLY BETRAYED BY THOSE CHARGED WITH ADDRESSING THEIR NEEDS.
FROM THIS DAY, ALL NIGERIANS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FUTURE OF THIS GREAT & POWERFUL COUNTRY. CONSEQUENTLY, ALL NIGERIANS MUST COMMIT THEMSELVES TO THE FOLLOWING:
- WE MUST DEMAND THAT ELECTED OFFICIALS BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS AND IN-ACTIONS.
- WE MUST EXPECT DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES TO BE HONORED, RESPECTED AND MAINTAINED.
- WE MUST BELIEVE THAT ALL NIGERIANS ARE EQUAL UNDER THE LAW AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH.
- WE MUST APPLY OURSELVES TO IMPROVING THE LOT OF EVERY INDIVIDUAL NIGERIAN REGARDLESS OF GENDER, RELIGION, TRIBE OR SOCIAL STATUS.
- WE MUST STRIVE TO MAINTAIN A UNITED REPUBLIC DESPITE OUR DIFFERENCES.
ONLY UPON ACHIEVING THESE PRINCIPLES CAN WE AS A PEOPLE FULLY LIVE UP TO OUR POTENTIAL AS A LAND OF GREATNESS.
FOR OURS IS A COUNTRY RENOWNED FOR ITS ILLUSTRIOUS PEOPLE, AMPLE RESOURCES AND SHEER PHYSICAL BEAUTY.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Ouch, I deserved that card!!!! I may not be a mother today but I will be...........someday but then I said to her, "erm, technically, I am, does Godmother count?"
She gave me that "nice try" look, then shooed me away!
The nerve of that lady!
Friday, May 11, 2007
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Not only was it irritating, the way he was looking at me but this fool thought he was the ish. He sat at the table adjacent from ours with his back to me but kept turning to question me, "you look like you know me", "where are you from", "are you Nigerian", "what is your name", crass ass, this dude was!!!
I finally told him that he was being rude and that if he wanted to get any sort of information from us, he should start off by introducing himself. My friend proceeded to say something to him but he just cut her off telling her that he was not speaking to her that he was speaking to me.
I was wondering why he was not picking up what my eyes were conveying, you know, shut the fuck up and leave us the hell alone. Then I got the bright idea that maybe if I answered some of his probing questions I could eat in peace, so I told the leach what I do for a living, then he says, you see, I am just about to meet with my R-E-L-A-T-O-R, if you were nice to me, you could be getting my business because I am very rich.
Oh, mein Gott!! Who fucking says that!!!
By the way, dumbass, the word is Realtor!!!
Saturday, April 21, 2007
OH MY GOD!!!!!!Excellent movie!!!!!
Sir Anthony Hopkins was deliciously evil, oh yes, he channelled his inner Hannibal, oh, I loved it. My boyfriend, Ryan Gosling was charming as usual, like he can help it! I did not know who I loved more Ryan, Sir Tony, Sir Tony, Ryan, oh heck I loved them both the same, they were just terrific!!!!!
OOOOoooooooooHhhhhhhhh, I love it!
Great, Great, Great, Great, Great film!!!!
They had some prime real estate in that movie, the floors in Sir Anthony's home were beautiful! I know rightshe's watching a movie and concentrating on the floorshee, hee, well, I pick up on everything, especially beautiful architecture and this movie did not disappoint. Go see it, I wouldn't kid you, trust me, I know movies :)
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
But I think the more I watched and heard the bloody news, I started wondering, was there no way that someone could pick up a chair or desk and hurl it at this dude or something?
I mean at some point he had to reload his weapon, he was just one man, a mass of people could have attacked him at once, gun or no gun.
This idiot did more damage than two other idiots with an arsenal of weapons?
I don't get it!
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Lent has been a time of reflection, examination of conscience, Prayer and Fasting.
I fasted, gave up my one true love - Meat and did a lot of self-assessment. It turns out, I'm okay.
I am happy with myself, my religion, my life!
Monday, April 02, 2007
Well, the rumour is now a reality, read it here.
Sunday, April 01, 2007
I love music but I tend to appreciate music the most when I am in my car.
As I listened to my Regina Spektor CD, there's something about her voice, the jazzy classical folksy bluesy sound she gurgles out that sets me into an introspective state.
As I allowed the wind to waft through my windows and gently kiss my face, I immediately thought of you, Daddy and Mummy. My loving parents whom I love so much.
Today, I thought about how I very much want to make you ecstatically happy, to be the source of unending joy to you. I thought about the times I was quite naughty and wished I could go back in time and make those days better days but then I realised that as bad as those days were, they have made me understand you a lot better, I am sorry I was bad and I thank God for blessing me with you, everyday.
I pray to God that you live long happy healthy lives because I want you to be Great-Grand parents.
My thoughts were immediately filled with pictures of both of you smiling and laughing so happily, so I said a quick prayer and asked God to make me the source of your Joy.
I love you Daddy and Mummy and I am grateful to God for blessing me with you the most wonderful parents any child could wish for.
Danke für Sein meine Eltern, ich liebe dich ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Anyway, I travel from blog to blog and I have noticed one recurring theme on unattended blogs - anonymous comments advertising anything from insurance to p**n as if they are vultures or flies waiting for dead carcass.
This must be the law of depreciation that proves that like a house, a car or one's health if left unattended will almost always surely deteriorate.
Friday, March 30, 2007
I watch it online by the way, thank God for the Internet.
Okay, about Heather Mills, say what you want about her but that woman is a fighter and I love her for that!! Her first dance was erm, okay but that Mambo was spectacular, she will hang around for a while longer but I doubt she will take home the prize because this is America so an American will win this competition; case in point - Paulina PoriskovaI think that's how it's spelled, she is hella elegant, I don't think she was bad actually, definitely not any worse than Leeza Glibbons or Billy Ray Unserious, hee hee but she was the first to get kicked off!
I think Apollo and his Partner are cute as a button, just darling!
Clyde is such a cool cat, but what's with him and that microphone!
Laila Ali is absolutely G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!
Joey Fatone is very, very good, I mean, really, really!
Ian Searing is H-O-T!!!!!! Those eyes, that smile, that voice..... I'll tango with him a-n-y-t-i-m-e!!!
Okay, back to Heather, she is an amazing woman who has overcome a lot of adversity, I'm proud of you girl! Brava!!!
As an aside, seeing the dancing, the moves, the lean bodies is an incentive to join a dance class.
Hey, Fred, are you up to some salsa :)
Jimmy Kimmell is a funny ass fool!!!
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
This is the highest case of moral reprehensibility, if I ever did see one!
If ever a family of vile, disgusting scum of the earth, guttersnipish, repulsive, revolting, disgusting, disgusting people there was, this is one!!!!
They all deserve to get sent to the worst maximum security prison and have a morbidly obese looking guy dressed like the executioner do to each of them what they did to poor little Christopher Barrios jr, again and again and again for the rest of their worthless lives!!!
I spit on the likes of these!!!!!
Another sick bastard! My God what is wrong with these people?
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Dave asked him how long he has been married to his wife and Bernie replied, "thirty years", so Dave wanted to know howdhedothat and Bernie said the secret is liking the person, not loving them, he said love was overrated.
It reminded me about an argument I had with my ex years ago, one of a few, where he was trying to convince me that he loved me and I told him that he did not need to convince me that he loved me, I believed that he did love me BUT I knew that he did not LIKE me! He said he thought that the fact he loved me should mean he liked me, OH NO, I said, LOVE and LIKE are absolutely two different issues.
Prime example, take your siblings, perchance, it goes without saying that you love them but and I am sure a lot of you out there can attest to this, a lot of times you cannot stand your brother or sister because some of the things they do just irk the crap out of you. But it's okay because you know you just have to deal with them for the time being, until, if you’re lucky, you get to move far far away.
When you genuinely like a person, you want to talk to that person a lot, listen to their opinions, call them for advice etc. When you like a person you respect them.
You dig them!
When I meet a person, I can instantly tell when said person is attracted to mewhich is really every time heehee. I immediately begin to look for clues that he likes me and is genuinely interested in me, not just waiting for the opportunity to jump my bones! Clear indications of the latter would be, having to repeat conversations because he cannot remember things you talked about just last night or talking on the phone then experiencing a dropped call but he does not call right back. There's more...A lot of times if I don't like a person the day I meet him, it is highly unlikely that a relationship will develop.
Anyway, I believe that love will grow but liking a person should be an instantaneous event! You do not have to like a person to love them, after all, we have already been charged to love everyone as ourselves but liking a person makes it a whole lot easier to love a person and to stay loving that person.
Saturday, March 17, 2007
I read a few articles today that speak to this fact when regarding home mortgages. Over the past few years lenders have come up with creative ways to approve not so stellar credit owners for loans and now it is coming back to bite them in the tushy.
A few tips to making sure your credit is up to par:
- In most states, you are entitled to a free credit report from the major credit bureaus, Equifax, TransUnion and Experian. Please take advantage of this offer. Knowing about your credit and paying attention to changes can make or break your chances of making a credit based purchase.
- Sign up for credit monitoring services, these services offer free credit reports including your credit score, to say the least, for a nominal fee, it is very much worth the expense. Your bank, or credit card company offers these services too e.g Identity Monitor By Citi.
- Live beneath your means i.e. Just because you can afford a Mercedes-Benz if you work a little extra overtime does not mean you should go out and buy it; put the extra money you will have saved by buying a less expensive but cost effective vehicle in a Savings account or CD(Certificate of Deposit). Also, if you do not need a car do not purchase one, if you must, buy a used, reliable vehicle and pay cash!!! That car loses value the minute it is driven off the lotunless it is an antique.
- Having no credit is almost the same as having bad credit so definitely get a low interest, low risk credit card that will jumpstart your credit reporting, be religious with the payments. Always pay more than the minimum required.
- Create a budget.
- Use Online Billpay.
There's more but those are some immediate ones.
If you already have bad credit, most people prefer to leave it derogatory until the seven years run through but I completely disagree.
- I suggest contacting your creditors and working out a payment plan. Even though you have stopped paying those bills does not mean they are not consistently accruing interest. By contacting your creditor, you can get them to stop charging that extra interest, work out some payment plan and after paying it off, the creditor can use their discretion in contacting the credit bureaus and reporting it as a positive, instead of leaving the account as a negative.
- Try to get a secured credit card, those that require you to open a savings account to attach to the credit card; Now, I don't mean go everywhere applying for credit because that is a NO, NO. The more your credit gets pulled the more points get taken off.
- If you still have open trade lines, please try as much as you can to pay more than the minimum due; if possible try to renegotiate your interest rate.
Regarding your mortgage loan, do not let your mortgage broker force you into taking a loan that puts you too close to your limit and out of your comfort zone, be realistic. Your monthly payments should not be more than 30% of your monthly income. Try as much as you can to put down atleast 20% of the Sales price, if you can.
Do not mistake their zeal for compassion, they want that commission, they will come up with creative means of qualifying you but you know your pocket.
Before you contact your Real Estate Agent, you should have already talked to your Mortgage Banker and been pre-qualified and pre-approved with your interest rate locked in, there should be no surprises.
We all want that piece of the American Dream but if you educate yourself and prepare yourself, you can protect yourself from a Bloody nightmare......savvy!
Friday, March 16, 2007
I came across this article on Yahoo! about Alami's trial and how he boldly boasts about his wealth and why he should not feel bad about having it and I can't help but feel pain for my people. When will these leaders understand that being the leader of a great nation does not warrant a means to amass wealth?
Granted life becomes a little cushier, a bigger house, bodyguards, private jet invitations to foreign countries etc but there is absolutely no reason that one should become a multi-millionaire while in office if one wasn’t before ascending the seat.
As president, governor etc, you are a public servant, you serve the people, you should eat, sleep and drink progress for the people. You should be selfless and tireless in providing the very best for your people.
It is so heart-wrenching to hear these stories and know that the culprit is not in the least bit remorseful.
Well, the upside to the story is that a lot of work is being done to cleanse Nigeria of charlatans such as this, I hope!
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Monday, March 12, 2007
DO NOT assume I never graduated from University because I am a Real Estate Agent.
AND DEFINITELY, DO NOT assume that I will die if I do not get married.
I mentioned earlier this year that I was thinking I am ready to settle down but marriage is a quandary sometimes I want to be married but most times, I look up to Heaven and I thank God for my single life. I would absolutely cherish a family if that's what the future holds for me but it will not be at the expense of my happiness. Please do not get it twisted.
This blog is not for your entertainment, it is a medium for me to sometimes relent and most times release. I welcome other views, yes but most especially this blog is for me, so if you think it is DRY, do yourself a favour and don't come back!
It is amazing how people want to burn you at the stake because you share a different view from them, thank goodness for the internet! Start your own blog to preach whatever propaganda you want, effect some change by starting your own movement, don't jump on someone else's bandwagon because the blog is comment enabled.
You bloody ninny!!
Oh my goodness, thank goodness for the never-ending supply of hard bodies, I was so not disappointed! Freddie my dear, I hope it was as good for you as it was for me :)
Aside from the zero body fat ripped bodies, the cinematography was absolutely spectacular, it kinda reminded me of Gladiator.
I'll see it again!
Anyway, for BISI D, who is also Piranha's second Goat-wife I mentioned on another blog while on my blogtrotting excursion, aspiring for love has nothing remotely to do with an obsession for Sex. I think you are the one who is obsessed with sex if everything you read on my blog looked like sex to you! And while we are at it, just what am I supposed to be jealous of?
You obviously have a penchant for quick thoughtless retorts, if you did not notice that I said the bill was a little out there. A bill should be passed, may or may not be that one but one should be passed nonetheless!
Law makers, make the laws and if you do not like it, see what you can do to change it or get the hell out of dodge, stop freaking deafening me!!!
You have absolutely nothing for me to be jealous of, for so many reasons, the first and most glaringly logical one is that I do not know you! Secondly, from all indications, judging from your vehemently angry tone and the fact that you mentioned it in your ramble: you are suffering, so I definitely do not envy you one doggone bit! MUMU!!!
Wow! People just don't get it! My opinion has caused this person I know nothing about to rain all kinds of insults on me just because I have a difference of opinion. I spoke and now she HATES me but she does not know me.
You are fighting the wrong battle, my dear, you should be fighting for those basic necessities that people in Nigeria cannot afford, water, electricity, petrol, bring that to the forefront instead of waisting time on a person's CHOICE of lifestyle.
If you noticed the original article was from the New York Times, the USA where they have the luxury to worry about these kind of issues, you better concern yourself with why people are dying of seemingly curable diseases and malnutrition.
See blog article here.
Monday, March 05, 2007
I have always been a psychologist of sorts. I like to think I know what makes people tick, you know, like Sylar on Heroes but in a good way. My friends confide in me, people talk to me and find themselves opening up and telling me things they have never told anyone. I also love to solve issues, I am a solver; I want everybody to love and be loved. I don't like seeing people unhappy, I especially do not like forced friendships.
Excellent judge of character and I am always searching for the good in people. Everybody starts off on a clean slate with me. Everybody is an angel until I am shown otherwise. So I have friends who are completely different and bring different strengths that I tap from, you know, like Peter Petrelli again on Heroes, I'm sure you are noticing a trend here. Yes, you got it, I am a Hero. I believe I was put on this earth to do something great, meaningful, to effect positive change in people's lives, exactly like Peter Petrelli.
Sometimes, I wish I could call on my power of flight and find my way to one of these bloggers windows, jump right in and give them a good shaking, telling them to get a f******* grip.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Why? Because human beings are nutters!!!!
The average individual out there has no respect for REA's. People do not understand the way Real Estate commerce works, they do not understand how REA's work and earn an income. They also don't care.
Of course, the average human being can purchase their own home without an agent, but would you handle a $100,000 lawsuit without an attorney? I don't think so!
Aside from not having any idea as to what a REA's job entails, they are absolutely clueless about what they need to have or where they need to be to purchase a home but it is always those ones who are the know-it-alls.
I also cannot stand liars. Don't come to me and ask me to find you a home when you have no intentions of buying a home, you waste my time, I find you the perfect place, turn in a contract and two days before closing you tell me, "I think I am going to have to pass." You bloody fool!!!
Wow!!! That felt good!
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Okay, easy on the drama, I love coins and I admit it! I realized how crazy I was about them when I'd rather break a dollar than give away the freshly new mint condition state quarter I had in my wallet.
I hate to lie, well, I guess it isn't lying if I said, "I don't have any to spare", this I said in response to a friend asking if I had some change. I was like "aaaah, no, I don't have any.............. to spare" hee hee.
I have always loved pretty shiny little things.
I also collect money from around the world, another reason I love traveling so very very much!
Saturday, February 17, 2007
I thought the movie was very good, Greg Kinnear was great, I love Toni Collette, Steve Carell is a funny ass fool, Alan Arkin was out of order (in a crazy funny way). I adored the little miss, she was so adorable throughout the movie. Oh, and I especially liked the vintage VW combi van!
Nominated for PERFORMANCE BY ACTOR, ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE, Alan Arkin, I agree to disagree, yeah he was wacky and funny but I saw him all of, what, 20 mins....don't know about that one. Abigail Breslin, you know what, I agree, whole-heartedly and she just might take it home! Nominated for BEST PICTURE, let's say I agree to disagree, I'm just saying!
Still have not seen Babel, I might go see that today, if it is still showing, oh so much too see, so little time, so little kudi!
Thursday, February 15, 2007
I was talking to someone the other evening and at about 8:30pm, I said I needed to get off the phone and start getting ready for bed because if I didn't I wouldn't be able to sleep all night on account of being an insomniac.
He got all excited! I wondered out loud what the excitement was about and he told me you know, insomnia is related to Nymphomania, well maybe not so much Nymphomania but a very high sex drive. Hmm, very interesting! Could there be some truth to this?
Thursday, February 08, 2007
I will so miss her! I loved her and just watching her, you could tell that her heart was pure!
May your soul rest in perfect peace dear, dear woman! Now she gets to be with her son but oh! that beautiful baby Dannylynn, what's to happen to her! So sad!
When I turned on my laptop this morning, the first thing I received was a lovely email from a friend, one of those virals that travel from emailbox to emailbox but one none-the-less that I welcomed.
It talked about the differences between a simple friend and a real friend. After reading that, I decided to return a few phone calls that I had been putting off! Now, I have excellent phone etiquette, if I should say so myself but this one to this person maybe I should have just skipped.
The conversation started off with the usual pleasantries, how you dey, what's up etc. Then we started talking about our individual business and how we needed more clients. Then she mentioned something to me that sounded hinky!
A little background about this friend, this friend is a self-proclaimed know-it-all! Nobody should dare disagree with her about anything, a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g! It must always be the way she wants it.
A little background about me, I am probably one of the most opinionated people you could ever meet! I hate to argue but I am very argumentative! I can sometimes be fickle but I count that as a plus because it allows me to be objective and see things from anothers perspective. There's more...!
We have had numerous situations like the one I am about to narrate and because of that I have reduced my interaction with her to occasional phone calls.
Anyway, back to the hinky thing! We are in a very competitive line of business so because of that fact people sometimes feel they need to come up with ingenious ways to bring in clients albeit somewhat sketchy and downright dubious. So when she mentioned this to me, I told her straight out that I thought it was something that would serve her best to steer clear off.
The shouting match ensued, picture two very loud, high-pitched voices going at it, neither one wanting to back down, not a very appealing sight. I made a comment that caused her to use the never in your life phrase back at me, which I found highly offensive!
Okay, you want to know what I said, right, I said this is why people can't talk to you, something to that effect and it set her off! The thing is I don't think it is what I said that upset her so much, but the fact that she has probably heard these same words from so many other people before that it struck an ugly nerve. Hey, if you hear it enough times then there's probably some truth in it. Two choices, you can try to change that very behaviour or brush it off and not let it upset you because you like the way you are just fine!
I tell you we went round and round in circles, I was highly irritated! I asked her if she considered me her friend, she said she could not say she did because bla bla bla bla bla bla bla. I told her that I thought that as her friend I could tell her things that a regular person couldn't without fear of offending her. That's what friends do!
All this started from me telling her that I did not think what she was engaging in was kosher and I did not think she should be in it! She wanted me to research it first before sounding off but my thing was that there are things one should not bother investigating on the merit of just hearing it sounds ridiculous.
I wish I could regurgitate that whole conversation so that you can see how much of a waste of time it was. I told her that when people say things to me that I don't like, I can decide to continue to know those people or walk away for good, hah, what a shock, we chose the latter!
Hey, que sera sera! We were, after all, just simple friends, no?
Anyway, what I want to hear from you, that is, if you care to share; are there limits or boundaries where friendship is concerned. If there are, should there be?
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
I am so sorry about the loss of Mummy Marcheline. As I said before and I'll say it again ~ Cancer is a bloody bitch!!!!
My love, please take joy and solace in the fact that you got to spend time with a loving woman and she got to spend time with her grandkids.
I cannot begin to imagine how badly you feel but know that she is in a better place where she no longer has to suffer through the debilitating trauma that comes with having that very disease.
I love you and I have you and your family in my prayers.
Monday, January 29, 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007
A friend of mine had been married to this woman and somewhere along the way their marriage fizzled as the wife had an affair and consequently got pregnant then asked for a divorce claiming he was not the father of the “child”.
Later, she contacts him telling him that she has reported him to the government and he will be held to the tune of almost $15,000 for back child support payments.
Now, this woman had already been hitting him up for money after she came back and “confessed” that he was actually the father of the “child”. On account that he is making a hell of a lot more money now she felt it necessary to go to the government to enforce payments.
Stupidly, he starts making these payments, well I shouldn’t say that since he did retain lawyers to help him with this case and I am also shocked that the courts did not request proof before handing down the hammer.
Well…..I guess something must have fallen out of the sky and bumped him on the head, that or maybe the fact that this woman never insisted on him visiting the “child”, he decides he wants to see his “child”, might as well if he’s going to be having his wages garnished. Surprised he never saw this child, reason being that the woman moved away immediately after the divorce.
Takes one look at the kid and knows immediately that the “child” isn’t his; what’s funny is how put it, there are certain features that are pronounced in my family that this “child” did not possess. Yeah right!!!
GET A PATERNITY TEST FOOL!!!!!!!
Anyway, five years later and over $10,000 in the loo, he orders a paternity test and lo and behold, he is not the “child’s” fazzer.
Which gets me thinking is it to the point that the hospitals need to start requesting a compulsory paternity test before writing down any name on the birth certificate?
And should this woman not spend some time in jail for unfairly imposing this time-wasting sentence on this man!
Just think, he could have met the wife of his dreams but lost her on the merit of being a non-child-support-paying-baby-momma-drama divorced cad!
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Drum Roll please Casino Royale and Stomp the yard!
I would like to thank Columbia Pictures for giving me that Kodak moment of Danny coming out of the water on the beach, not once but two times ~ cut to me salivating! Thank you to the cinematographers for shooting so closely and bringing me that wonderful view of Danny's....~commence clearing of throat~.... package! I'd also like to thank Danny's personal trainer for shaping him into that finely, chiseled sculpture of the specimen we call man and also the makers of the bikini he wore, need I say more! I thank you from the bottom of my heart! Seriously, I am happy the producers understand that James Bond is not only for the guys, we ladies like action movies too and we deserve to see some eye-candy! My date tried to shield my eyes during those Halle Berryesque scenes, I was not having any of that!!!!I was very satisfied when for my viewing pleasure and just in case I missed it the first time, they showed it again! Thank you!
Stomp the yard
I want to thank the boys of Theta Nu Theta for standing on top of that mountain with their shirts off! Nuff said!
I enjoyed this movie, I like dance and this movie kept me very excited the moves were great, the story line we've seen so many times but still refreshing! I especially enjoyed the never-ending supply of beefcake! Yummy!!!
Last Night, we had movie night! I knew what I wanted to see but it was a case of majority carrying the vote! There were a few new releases one I wanted to see was *Blood and Chocolate*, yes, I would have been very fulfilled had I seen this because my boyfriend Olivier Martinez(yes, we started dating right after Unfaithful) is in that movie, and another was *Smokin Aces*! Well, the majority decided on *Smokin Aces*, it wasn't too too painful because Jeremy Piven, who by the way was fantastic in this role and every other role he plays and an Ex top eight, Ray Liotta, when I say ex I don't mean we are through, I just mean, he hasn't been around much. Also, Ryan Reynolds(cutie pututie), Andy Garcia(Hottie) and Common, who was looking hella foooine in this movie, if I may say so myself, richly made up for the chump that is Ben Affleck being in this movie!
If you haven't seen this movie Look Away Now, movie spoiler moment in 3,2,1.... Ben Affleck's character was killed in this movie, to my greatest satisfaction!!!!! ROTFLMAO! That scene in which he was killed was the funniest thing I have watched on TV in a very long time, just priceless! Well, that and the Little boy on Ritalin and The Three Brothers Tremors, they were hilarious, oh and Jason Bateman's Character, yeah, he stole the show, his scene-stealing-self was crazy as hell, now that is one funny dude! Very good laugh, probably have to rent it and watch it on DVD to pause and rewind, there was a lot of dialogue and if you blinked you could miss some of the plot. Scenes/Dialogue to watch out for, Ray and Ryan in the Van beginning of the movie, Ben and the two other guys on the side of the road discussing strategy, on their way to Lake Tahoe getting gunned down by the tremors, loved it! Taraji and Alicia at the concierge in the hotel, Jeremy everywhere, Andy and Ryan at the end of the movie, The Tremors Brother and the guy with his four fingers shot off!
That does it for today! Laters!
I'll start with *Dreamgirls* - we your dreamgirls, is it just me or does everyone break into the song every time that movie is mentioned! Okay, I decided to see this movie because of Eddie Murphy's character and the third dreamgirl that nobody talks about, who by the way held her own beside the other two most talked about women in the movie. I was out on a date and we got to the theatre early, so instead of waiting for our movie(we went to see *Casino Royale* - see my Honourable mention article), we snuck into *Dreamgirls* as it was beginning, it was good but not enough to keep me from going to see the movie we originally planned to see.
Great dresses, loved the hair, make-up was to die for(self-proclaimed make-up artist freak, so I should know)! B was gorgeous as always but, no offense, she needs to leave the acting to the professionals. Especially the scene in which she is discussing a movie role with John Lithgow and the other guy, she could not deliver that dialogue, it was also obvious that she has never cussed in her beautiful existence. I love you B but you are not an actress! It is kind of strange because watching Beyonce in her music videos, I can see why a director would want to cast her in a movie, my advice, get Daddy to enrol you in some speech and acting classes! Nominated for PERFORMANCE BY ACTOR, ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE, Eddie Murphy and Jennifer Hudson, there was talk about being snubbed or shut out but I think Oscar got this one right. I agree!
Next up, *The Last King of Scotland*, Funny! I watched *The Rise and Fall of Idi Amin* years ago, this was a different view because we are learning about Idi Amin's life through the eyes of this very wayward Doctor, who would sleep with anything that walks! Forrest Whitaker was excellent with a capital "E"! The accent(I loved the way he would say, "NI-KHO-LAS", every time he talked to the doctor), his mannerisms everything was spot on! I say this because I knew Idi Amin personally! I kid! Nominated for PERFORMANCE BY ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE, I agree, I predict he will win too!
We move on to *Blood Diamond*, I loved this movie! The dialogue was great! I would say this was a good year for Leonardo Di'Caprio in the theatres, he got very good roles and he executed them perfectly! He's performance in this movie gets him into my top eight of leading men, which brings me to another contender for my top eight Djimon Hounsou; this dude is excellent at playing the oppressed-but-not-suppressed bad ass. He held his own in this movie and it really is a toss up for who captivated me more, him or Leo but no need to fight boys, there's plenty of love for both of you:) Nominated for PERFORMANCE BY ACTOR IN A LEADING AND SUPPORTING ROLE, respectively! A loud resounding, I agree!
Doing good, next up is *The Pursuit Of Happyness*, a documentary on how to maximize your time, Salesmanship 101. I kid, I kid! It was good, had some high points. Was it just me or was Thandie Newton looking a little too anorexic-cum- crack-fiendish - oh my God! Where is this coming from but seriously, I've always thought of her as a beautiful woman she just looked a little too skinny, almost refugee-like, sorry, as I watched I almost flew over San Francisco to drop off a bag of rice for her! Jaden Christopher Syre Smith - in case you didn't know you better ask somebody- was kyuuuuttteee! Will Smith was quite charming, a few show-stealing scenes: When he was hit by the car, him chasing after his bone density scanners after losing them in some funny situations, the bathroom at the BART and the one that got me, his promotion, yes, I cried! Nominated for PERFORMANCE BY ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Will Smith, I agree!
Now we see *The Devil Wears Prada*, the devil has bad taste! Listen, I love designers but Prada! This is one designer that I believe should be stripped of the name designer, okay too harsh but Miuccia Prada should be bent over a lap and spanked for some of the crap she puts out, I mean, come on! But I digress! The movie was nwamp nwamp - well, that is until Meryl Streep stepped in and saved the day! She was deliciously wicked in this movie! When I grow up, I wanna be just like her! I absolutely loved her performance but then again to expect anything less of her would be absurd. Nominated for PERFORMANCE BY ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE, totally, I agree, I predict she will win too!
To close up this installment, we see *The Departed*! Gritty, great dynamic cast, everyone held their own, surprised Alec Baldwin wasn't nominated 'cause he was one funny S.O.B in this movie. They were all great, Leo, Jackie, Matt, Markitty Markitty Mark, Alec, Vera, Kevin, Marty, Anthony and Bobby! Phew! My favorites of course, My Marky Mark, Leo and Matt(duplicitous-lying-snitch ass character, he was great)! Great movie! On your seat's edge throughout the movie, not predictable. Funny, as I type this I just realized the meaning behind the title - if you have not seen this movie yet, look away now - movie spoiler moment in 3,2,1 - the three main characters died, infact almost everyone in the movie ended up getting killed! Hence the Departed! Wow! I just got it - insert air applauses here! Great Movie, Great Cast! Nominated for PERFORMANCE BY ACTOR IN SUPPORTING ROLE, Mark Wahlberg; ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING, Martin Scorsese and BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR! I agree and agree and agree, I also predict Mark Wahlberg wins!
C'est tout, until I am willing to shell out another $9.50 at Regal Cinema(ah, rape much)! Tchuse!
To name a few - Johnny Depp(love, love, love him),
Russell Crowe(we started a recent love affair, he hasn't let me down yet), Adrian Brody(awwooooohhhh - you know, wolf howling, as in, he's hot, you've gotta keep up now!),
Mark Wahlberg(Sexy beast, he's got a boat load of my panties with his cool talking self),
Edward Norton(I was hooked after Primal Fear), Terrence Howard(he is just too sexy for his own good, plus, this is one man I don't mind watching cry),
Don Cheadle(class act to die for) and Benecio Del Toro(we've been dating since Usual suspects) - there's more but these are my top Eight!
On the flipside, there are a few people that will cause me to make an about turn at the theatre knowing that they have a role in the movie; one such person is Ben Affleck! Yuck and Double Yuckity yuck! He gets on my nerves, these feelings I have are personal!
I think it started from that whole Bennifer scare! I LOVE J-Lo, adore her, I just wish she had never dated/nearly married this chump because I knew from the start that the whole think was a set up! Imagine the effrontery of this dude cheating on my Jenny from the block with Jennifer Garner, nice, it helps when the woman you're cheating with has the same name as your fiancée, no slip ups when doing the drrty! Crazy! I know! Oh, you mean me, hee hee! I have issues! LMAO!
Okay, so, Movie Reviews, yes...During The Oscars, I like to go see the movies and the actors performances after the nominations have been announced, I know, right, like I'm one of the judges, ha, but seriously, it's fun! So I will give my two cents on a few I have seen lately, I'll punctuate each paragraph by saying I agree or disagree or agree to disagree *that just means I can be bought*!
I will also throw in a few honourable mentions not on the Academy Awards ticket, maybe because I enjoyed it or not! This may end up being a long one so I will break it up into a few parts.
Friday, January 26, 2007
I am saying this because since I discovered this amazing online magazine blog - BELLA NAIJA - I have started everyday by visiting this amazing blog to get my fix about all things entertainment from my loving homeland Nigeria. I like the format, beautiful Pictures, Video and some interesting articles. Just beautiful! She also has a list of other Nigeria-related Blogs.
Not having the normal everyday interaction with my people and having to hear negative reports about Naij on the network TV stations here; the positivity and the showcasing of unending talent always brings a smile to my face.
Always a good way to start my day! Please keep it up!
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
One of such recent visitors is a young 20 year old, established blogger – exschoolnerd – whose creative juices are at an elevated level right now.
Yesterday, after the meeting I had to attend and returning a few phone calls, I turned off the ringer on my phones and settled in front of my laptop to research this child. I must admit since I discovered that there is a sea of brilliant Nigerian prosers out there I have become an avid reader once again, who would have thunk it! Well, I guess it is my Nigerian pride and my need to see more positive views here, where on any given day, there is a never-ending supply of negative portrayals, one after another.
Even though there is a tinge of ambiguity in her writing, you can also tell that she has lived a very troubled life by the sometimes grimy picture she paints of her childhood.
I gleaned from her diaries that she spends a lot of time in front of the tube, which is probably her escape from a lot of the issues she never faces or wants to confront, which makes me wonder if any of those experiences are factual or just some made up fantasy.
If factual, I must commend her a little about the way she has handle herself but I feel she needs to form a better relationship with her mum and tell her everything that she has been going through, I don’t mean overload her but gradually get a good vibe going with her mother, or Father.
Use that imagination towards some greater goal! I think she has had enough television to last her a life-time. Enough TV! Write a commentary for a newspaper or magazine, spend time putting together a script and send to the Nigerian television studios since she has complained about the lack of prime programming on Nigerian stations. Start working on that Pulitzer or was it Nobel Prize that she aspires to. Focus on school work because no matter what that Undergraduate University Degree is important.
Find some positive Nigerian influences! Forget about America for a while!
Overall, great job but I must say, this is the time to take advantage of that creativity, do not let anything deter you.
Friday, January 19, 2007
Whatever! I admit! I am in love with the superheroes; give me Smallville, X-men, Spiderman and now that fantastic TV show called Heroes!
Yesterday’s episode of Smallville was wonderful! Oh! My goodness, I could not get enough! It featured the Justice League, Hot hot hot Green Arrow, fine-ass Aquaman, sleek talking absolutely charming Flash(they called him impulse) and too-cute-for-his-own good Cyborg! Oooh! I was foaming at the mouth, get a grip Lolita!
But seriously, it was just too good!
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
But wait, what did I see yesterday on Extra! Extra! Whitney with little Ray J?
Oh! Please tell me this is another tabloid rumour with no validity because I am going to start crying for this woman.
Forget Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Whitney needs stability, someone who is mature and responsible, leave this little boy for the little girls.
I really hope this is just fodder to hype up her upcoming return and nothing else!
Sunday, January 14, 2007
I have for whatever reason (weight gain, lack of duchie for baffs, you name it) become a recluse, so I told her well, just put my name down. She must have sensed my resistance because she did not RSVP me. Anyway, she called me when she got into town 2 days later after much partying, Friday night she calls me and says, hey chic, there’s a bachelors party tonight, drag your ass out and come pick me up so we can gbedu! Funny, I guess she did not realize that the only gbeduing would be between me and my 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. I told her no such luck and she said to me just before hanging up, no wonder you are still single! Oh Well!
Anyway, I met up with her the day of the wedding, she wanted to go to the mall to do some shopping before the wedding, I got to the hotel where she was staying with her friend another brit by way of Morocco, this chic by the way was lushed out of her mind and blunted from the time I met her till the time they left back to London. At the elevators, there were a few Naija dudes staring so intently at me, this one dude came chyking, are you going up to room so so so, slightly irritated I answered him asking who wants to know then he goes into this long I am your friend’s friend the brother to the groom….like I give a f***.
Already put off by his need to throw ebonics and yankee slang my way, “watchu no good”, “ammu hollaatya later,” “just trying to make a dollar out of fittycent,” I was tired!
Long story short, I don’t have anything against slang, as par Naija babe, slang is part of our lingua franca but for someone you have never met before and obviously trying to make an impression, evidently not a good one, it is ever so irksome to hear that falling out of a Naija man’s mouth especially if he just moved from Naij to Yankee three months ago! What is wrong with being natural, I know how excited I get when I am around my fellow Nigerians after much biting of tongue and making sure I am pronouncing words the American way and not the Nig-Brit way! Ah ah! It was not cute oh!
Am I just one anal chica?
I have been away from the blog, not sure if it was my disappointment from not having many visitors or just that I haven't had much to say. I know it can't be that I haven't had much to say because I always do. I have been up all night trawling the blogosphere and I must tell you, this world has a menagerie of talented writers, very witty, bright and with a never-ending pool of vocabulary. I have fallen in love with a number of blog authors and was tempted to ask some hands in marriage.
Is it just me, or do you sometimes fall for people because of their wit. I have always been attracted to intelligent, smart, witty people. I have found this to be a problem being single and being introduced to people sans seeing them in person.
You end up having the best conversations every time you talk and then on the day of the big reveal, you're just not attracted to the person. Why? He’s great to talk to, he has a lovely voice, why should it matter what he looks like? You know what, I don’t even think it has anything to do with his looks, that certain “je ne sais pas,” is missing, yes, I know….Chemistry!
Anyway, yes, it is 2007 and I just never thought I would ever get to a point where I was willing to admit that I am ready to get married and settle down. Life until now has been a constant struggle and I am really ready to let someone else do the struggling for me. It is an odd feeling when at certain times I want to be married and on other times I just wish I was wealthy with no attachments so I can travel the world and report on my findings.