Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Every Moment

A couple of years ago, i wrote a post about my beloved Jodeci. Specifically what role Dalvin and DeVante Swing played in the group.

After watching the video for Every Moment, i can say once again that they indeed are the eye candy. At least DeVante is (still). Even with that awful face tattoo, he was fine as shit in this vid (pardon my french).

Can you imagine, until i actually saw this video (which was only a couple of weeks ago), i just assumed the song was one of their oldies that i just never heard before. This song is truly everything. I can't even count how many choruses of yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssssss! escaped my lips as i listened/watched.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

And the countdown begins...

No, not the countdown to 2016. I'm talking about the countdown to the big 3-0.

Yesterday was my 29th birthday. And today officially begins the countdown to the dirty 30. I was somewhat freaked out about turning 30 before, but now...i don't know. I'm somewhere between being ambivalent and genuinely looking forward to it.

But, lets get back to this birthday. It was lovely. Surprise gifts. Kinds words. And multiple outings. It was a good birthday. I found myself in a very different place than I was last year and although slightly saddened by it, i've accepted it.

Oh and did i mention that i've been off from work since Thursday afternoon?!? If that wasn't the best part of my bday, it was certainly in the top 5 things lol.

Though i've not been to work in 5 days, I am still in the loop (because i just can't stay away from work) and things are good on that front as well. One of the properties i've been scouting for the past like 6 months finally put pen to paper and is now added to my market's portfolio.

All in all, its been a pretty darn good birthday :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

This crazy brownie recipe for HoneyDame

Or at least i think HoneyDame was the one that asked for it. Here goes. I'm not a chef oh, so i hope you can follow

What you'll need:
an oven (duh lol)
brownie mix (i suggest using a fudge brownie mix)
mini oreos
creamy peanut butter
mini muffin cups
mini muffin tin

  • Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees (F)
  • prepare your brownie nix as directed
  • line the mini muffin pan with the parchment/foil muffin cups
  • top each mini oreo with peanut butter
    • If you like, you can stack another mini oreo on top and add another layer of peanut butter. They won't look as pretty but they'll be twice as yummy
  • place oreo in the muffin cup and cover with a spoonful of brownie batter
  • bake for 8-10 minutes, until brownies are done.
  • Remove from oven and let cool
  • Enjoy!
Very simple, I promise.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Length check

July 2014

Earlier this week after a wash and blow dry:


Its been cut and curled since then so its a lil shorter. But growth is always good- no matter how short-lived lol.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Lady Ngo's kitchen 2

Last February, I went to a Superbowl party with some friends of mine. One of the other guests brought these delicious ass brownies...that were filled with peanut butter and oreos. A new and quite satisfying combination for my oh so delicate palate.

In my boredom this weekend, I decided i would finally recreate (or attempt to at least)  this lil goody. Since this was my first go at it, i decided to make mini cupcakes rather than the big ones. They came out pretty darn good too. Especially while they were still warm.

Lil by lil, i'm getting the hang of this whole domesticated bit.


They were VERY simple to make. If you want the "recipe", lemme know.

Friday, November 20, 2015

All I Ever Wanted

Like a month or so ago, my supervisor told me that i had all this PTO (paid time off) i had to use...and i needed to use it BEFORE Christmas or i'd lose it. And you're typically supposed to give notice of when you wanna take your days off so somebody can cover your shift (an impossible task in my case as I have no co-workers to cover me). No Pressure.

After toiling over it for some time, I randomly decided to pick 3 clusters of days so that i wouldn't have to miss too many days all at once. What with Thanksgiving, my birthday, Christmas and New Years all being within a couple of weeks of each other, it still was quite a challenging task.

The first of these vacay clusters starts today. And i gotta say, this is truly a work of the divine, I have been BEYOND MISERABLE at work for the past like month lol. And now that i reached a serious melting point...i have time off to relax and decompress.

Oshe Baba!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Ms. Independent

I've almost always been fiercely independent...a loner of sorts. Partially because i was just raised that way. If YOU want something, YOU work for it. (Not to say that i'm not also a princess who could probably get whatever she wanted from her parents within reason lol). The same rings true til today.

Nowadays though, my independence stems from not wanting to feel indebted. What i've learned over the years, especially the last few years, is that things people do for you have a funny little tendency to grow strings. Things done for you, whether you asked for them or not, that were supposedly done out of friendship/love/concern all of a sudden become fodder to be thrown in your face when the spirit moves people.

Which is why i tend not to ask people for shit...even when i really need it.

Once bitten, twice shy.

I will go ahead and contradict this entire post by acknowledging a random act of kindness i recently (and quite unexpectedly) received. Don't think this post has anything to do with you. You know who YOU are lol. ;)

Monday, October 12, 2015

Unrealistic

Why, in most if not all disaster movies, are there people on the radio and on the news?

I'm no journalist or anything like it, so i can't speak to their commitment to their job. But if i were a journalist, newscaster or radio host...please believe my ass would NOT be at work during a apocalyptic disaster. Unless work was safer than home and even if i'm AT work i'm' not there TO work!


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Oops, my bad.

You know why I don't like looking at wedding photos?

The one fine guy in the pics always ends up being the damn groom!

And if the fine guy isn't the groom, its some mystery man who is not tagged to the photo floating around in the background and nobody you know, knows who he is.

Ridiculous.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Office Gossip

I don't understand why people are so gung-ho to be spreading office gossip around or finding business to put their nose in. You no get job to do, abi?!? Biko, go and face your work!

Its one thing for something juicy to fall upon you. But to be going around looking for something to gossip about.

I swear these people have me wanting to work from home cuz its really getting annoying now.

I think i need a mini-vacation. I've been too stressed lately.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Maturity or Laziness

Is it maturity or just plain old laziness when you want to read someone to filth but honestly cant even be bothered to do so?

I mean, this person TRULY deserves the reading of a lifetime...but every time i fix my vocal chords or fingers (for texting) to do it, i'm like "maaaaaan, eff this bih! Ain't nobody got time for that!"

LOL

I don't know. It might be the fact that i've literally not had a day off in the past 10 days. Not to mention most of those days i was working well over 12hrs a day. Some days by midnight, i'm still doing things for work.

Maybe it is laziness.


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

New Day, New Place

I moved into my new place last week. Its nice. Nothing to brag about, but still nice. I haven't really done much in the way of decorating or packing or...anything really. I set up the tv (because who can live without tv and internet?) and I set up my bed. I washed the dishes and went grocery shopping. And some of my clothes have made their way to hangers in the closet.

That's about it.

I'm starting pretty fresh. Aside from the basics, I didn't bring anything else with me. Sooner or later i'll be adding more furniture, more decorative ish, and whatever catches my eye.

Right now, I'm living pretty bare bones. But that's ok cuz as long as I have a bed to sleep on, chairs to sit on and a tv to watch- I'm straight! The next semester is startin very soon so i'll too busy with my students moving in to be bothered by scantily furnished apartment anyway lol.

My parents are coming to visit for Turkey Day in November. So I guess I have until then to make the place fab.

I did put up one piece of "artwork" though lol:


Sidenote: I just visited Sisi Yemmie's blog and can I just say it seriously amazes me how people find the time/energy/patience not only to take care of their hair, but to actually style or come up with styles for it. Especially with natural hair. It has been 2 years and some change since my last relaxer and aside from braids and blow-outs, i've managed to do like 3 braid outs, 2 twist outs and that's about it lol. Shameful. I will be trying that bun soon though.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Some people will buy ANYTHING!

I was cruising the streets of facebook and saw a article about a woman who sells her panties on the internet.

No she's not a seamstress or whatever you call people who manufacture undergarments.

She's selling her used- worn for several days at a time- panties. That is one helluva side hustle! My first reaction honestly was...where do I sign up? I have tons of underwear that are just sitting around and if some perv or closet crossdresser or whoever wants to pay me for them, who am I to object?!?

I really would like to meet the person who even came up with this idea. I've been contemplating what my side hustle should be, and while "other" work of some sort that wouldn't make me feel completely amoral came to mind, selling my dirty drawers never crossed my mind lol.

I'm talking big now, but I can't imagine actually going through with anything like this but for those who can...more power to ya!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Can we talk about how much of a loser i am

We all know I love The Big Bang Theory (the tv show, not the theory itself) right? Well, surprise surprise, I haven't watched it in like...a year. Aside from a random episode or clip here and there.

Sad, I know.

Anyway, so I'm sitting here with some down time in my schedule so I decided to catch myself up on what's been happening with my favorite nerds. And I see the clip for the ending of Season 8.

*SPOILER ALERT*


OMG, Sheldon and Amy are on a break?!? Sheldon was going to propose?!? OMG. And this is where the loser in me comes bursting out: I burst into tears watching that scene. Like, legit tears! That was perhaps one of the saddest tv moments for me since Warrick Brown died on CSI!

Monday, August 10, 2015

I'm most definitely from New York

Long Beach (NY, not Cali)
I've been traveling a lot lately. Well... a lot by MY standards.

I went for my family reunion in the Bronx. I visited Philly. And I traveled to Cleveland on assignment for work for a few days. I'm tired of airports now. One thing I will say is that I do enjoy seeing the different designs and layouts and artwork on display in various airports. I never really paid it much mind until fairly recently.



sneaking a selfie while out to lunch with the fam



My visit to the Empire State was the first time i had been home since 2011! I had a BLAST! I didn't even do anything special lol. Just being there was enough. Getting to see family, a friend or two, riding through my hometown(s). It was amazing. I can't wait to go back. Definitely not gonna wait another 4 years though.





My visit to Philly was the first time (as far as I know) that I'd ever been there. The nerd in me had a great time. I can see myself having a summer home there. Or at least a timeshare so I can visit every so often. I'm not trying to make snow storms a permanent part of my life so living there would def have to be a seasonal thing.
From Philadelphia, with love!

The Liberty Bell

Cleveland was purely business. I didn't get to do anything really while I was there. But still, its always nice to go someplace new...even if you don't partake in all the city has to offer. Next time i go, i'll definitely have to plan a few outings while i'm there.
Welcome to Cleveland!
taking pics while i drive, totally not safe


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame gift shop...in the airport

Monday, August 3, 2015

Barbie's Dream House

I don't know why but I suddenly have an interest in home ownership. I'm not in a place (I don't think) to be buying a home. Nothing has changed significantly in my life as of late. IDK. It just kind of hit me out of nowhere. And every other day, something just seems to be guiding me in that direction.

I don't even want a house, really. I want a nice 3-story townhome. First floor will be the parlor. 2nd Floor will have a half-bath, living area and kitchen. And the 3rd floor will have a master bed and a guest bedroom. That's all I want lol.

Or maybe a nice split level. I don't know why but I've always liked the idea of living in a split level house. I don't even think I know anyone who has one so why I'm so fascinated is beyond me lol.

I started fiddling around the internet and I never realized there were so many inexpensive properties around. It is quite tempting to add this endeavor into my 5-year plan. Hmm.

Who knows? Soon you'll be hearing I've become LadyNgo: Property Hunter lol.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Right Now

I feel like the universe is just playing a HUGE practical joke on me right now. I don't know how else to explain it.

But i also feel optimistic. So many things have been happening lately. Just gotta stay positive and keep going with the positive momentum i feel is building up.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Sandra Bland

I had another post in my drafts that I was working on but thats gonna have to wait. I HAVE to talk about this Sandra Bland case. I honestly haven't said much anywhere or to anyone because Strange Fruit has become the order of the day in this country as of late. But i'm gonna keep it real, this particular case is freaking me the fuck out. The whole story from the beginning was sketchy as fuck but the more details are revealed...this shit is actually horrifying.

Of course we don't believe this woman hung herself. Of course we don't believe that she was justly arrested for failing to signal her lane change or that she physically assaulted that officer. And while I obviously didn't know her personally, I find it ridiculously hard to believe that she'd up and commit suicide considering she was an outspoken social justice activist who had just landed what we've been told is her dream job.

I didn't watch the entire dash cam video.(well technically nobody did since it was clearly edited) I couldn't. Once we get to the point where she's yelling about her head being slammed into the concrete, i had had enough.

I could barely stomach this flimsy excuse of her hanging herself with a bedsheet. A story which later changed to she hung herself with a garbage bag. Bruh. A garbage bag? I'm no scientist but how the hell do you even accomplish that?

What really set me over the edge is her mugshot...more specifically the speculation surrounding it. I'm not gonna post it because I honestly can barely bring myself to look at it anymore. But to think that she might have actually already been dead before they took the picture...yo. This is BEYOND disturbing. My soul actually hurts.

Seriously. This whole thing is terrifying.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Locked and Loaded

I went to a gun range the other day. Apparently i'm a pretty good shot. Lets just hope I don't ever have to use my newly found talent lol.

One thing i can say for sure: guns are loud as f***! Oh my gosh. There was another guy already in the range when we got there and he had some ginormous assault rifle. Something straight outta Call of Duty. He let one off and oh my goodness. Everything went silent, then my ears started ringing like you wouldn't believe. Those damn ear plugs didn't do anything! Or maybe they did because i'm sure i would have gone completely deaf if not for them.

Another thing...shell casings go flying every damn where. As i was shooting, my biggest fear became getting hit in the face with one. Several fell into my cleavage...or what would've been cleavage if i hadn't been wearing an appropriate shirt. And one hit my un-covered arm. It was so hot. I'm surprised it didn't leave a burn mark. Even as i was standing what i considered to be a safe distance away, i was still getting hit with spent shell casings.


Conclusion: i don't know how people shoot people (or animals or anything else really). Its loud, chaotic and the kickback/recoil after each shot is crazy.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Fidelity

I have a question. If you know that your close friend or sibling is cheating on their partner- whether it be a spouse or long term significant other, do you feel it necessary to say or do anything? If you dont feel its your place to bring the info to the partner, do you at least feel like you should say something to the cheater?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Maybe im just too sensitive

...but this never ending barrage of side piece jokes are just not funny. Like, why is this whole sidepiece lifestyle/fad/thing even a thing? Its like its so normalized that theres not even any shock value left in it. Like its an expectation that a sidepiece be involved in every relationship. Seriously, why the hell is this a thing???

Im not naive enough to think that mistresses are a new phenomena. But damn, what happened to discretion? If you dont want to be in a monogamous relationship, why play the game? Clearly theres a shit ton of people who have no problem being side items so why not just play with them?

IDK man. This whole thing is super annoying.

Friday, May 8, 2015

When your market is not selling...



And in case you need pointers on how to drop subtle hints:


I swear this lady is hilarious. Have a good weekend folks.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Naturalistas

I know I mentioned quite some time ago that i have a youtube obsession. It started with finding the random old songs I hadn't heard in years. It progressed to the funny youtube personalities. Then to the different cooking channels/makeshift chefs. And then to the black webseries.

Now, my new obsession is the youtube naturalistas. Idk what it is but i just like watching people do their (natural) hair. I guess i'm hoping some of this creativity/femininity will rub off on me. Almost 2 years since my last relaxer and i still rock my hair either in a ponytail, in braids, or straightened. No big chop so there's still damn near 6 inches of straight hair dangling on the ends of a skull covered in a mix of tight 4c-ish curls and similarly tight waves. Its really quite an interesting experience running your fingers through this mess hair.

Anyway, it just seems like people who make youtube videos are so put together. Like...where are the raggedy broads at? Or am I the last one?!? lol. At some point in life i'm going to become a girl/woman/lady.

Not to day though.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Whats in a name?

I just read a wonderfully written short story over at The Naked Convos called Naming. Awesome story. Def check it out before you continue reading here because I'll spoil the whole story for you if you don't lol.

*SPOILER ALERT*

The subject matter definitely gave me a bit of pause. I honestly can't imagine being the wife in that situation. Can you imagine finding out months or even years down the road that your husband allowed his mistress to name your baby?!? What kind of fuckery is that? That seriously is some low down trife-life stuff man. I don't even know what I would do with myself. I mean, its bad enough that you had a mistress to begin with, much less one you were carrying on with for almost 2 years. But add to that, the pregnancy you caused has your wife on bed rest for a significant portion of the pregnancy. Then you got the nerve to ask your side chick to name the baby your wife is carrying. This can't be life. Thank goodness it isn't. Though I wouldn't be surprised to hear this happen in real life lol. You know some people have not a stitch of act right in their entire body.

Assuming you were able to look past the whole cheating aspect, what would you do if your spouse asked/allowed their side piece to name your baby?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

I'm so mad that i could scream

Until recently, that was just another dramatic, hyperbolic statement. But the other day. Man, make I tell you. I don't know what unearthly sound that was that escaped my mouth but jeez. Whomever came up with the statement i'm so mad i can scream....i can totally relate now! LOL


I don't even want to say I was mad. I don't usually get mad. I'm not even sure what mad really is. I do know that I get irritated/annoyed quite often. And my patience for foolishness is very thin. But is that the same thing as being upset? No, right?

Either way. I got so angry that I screamed. A loud and healthy scream. At least I was alone. And not in public, frightening small children and grown folks alike.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Interactions

We all know I live and work in Atlanta, right? Right. And we also know that outside of Maryland and Texas, Atlanta is like the Nigerian hub of the US, right? Right. So its only natural that I encounter Naija ppl...A LOT.

Tell me why NOBODY believes im Nigerian?!? LOL. Which is crazy to me because its like i literally went from everyone assuming i was born and semi-raised there to every one thinking I couldnt even point it out on a map. One guy, when I asked where he was from even replied that he was from Africa and that I probably wouldnt know the place.

The Nigerian in me as well as the African-American in me were equal parts insulted. First off, when did i lose whatever Nigerianess that I had? Second, do you really think all black (or non-african) people are so dense that they wouldnt know that Nigeria is a country in Africa? Bruh.

On the flip side, when I do encounter Nigerians that know i'm Nigerian- usually because of the flag dangling from the rearview mirror in my car, its like they dont know what to do/say. For example, a few days ago i pulled into the gas station. The guy at the pump next to me literally stared me down from the time i pulled in til he finished pumping his gas, and even looked back as he was about to pull off. The entire time he said not a single word to me. At first i just thought he was a creeper lol. But then i peeped the Naija flag in his car. Seriously dude? I hope i run into him again so i can do the same to him lol.

Idk guys. Somewhere along the line, I lost my Nigerian Card. If you've seen it, please let me know.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Thirst trap

I recently took a trip to the dark side of the social media spectrum via the avenue known as Mocospace. Do any of ya'll use that? If so, im judging you lol. That place is like the ultimate thirst trap lol. I was on it for like 3 days and in that short amount time I had like 30 dudes in my inbox. I only posted like 1 pic, granted it was a nice pic, still it was only 1 pic and all that. Some dudes were blatantly like "heres my number beautiful, call me." Its like blackplanet meets plenty of fish meets tinder. I cannot. Lol. It actually made me laugh. I dont understand how anyone can display such extreme levels of thirst and still respect themselves in the morning. Its all good tho. I had to delete my page real quick. That stupid app wasnt giving me any peace.

So. How is everyone else doing? Any body else out in these streets thirstin?

What would you do?


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Right on schedule

3. The person you would never want to meet?
Satan
5. If you were a type of tree, what would you be?
A palm tree...i guess. I don't know trees lol.
40. Do you prefer sunrises or sunsets?
Sunsets. Preferably on the beach.
43. Do you have any scars?
Plenty. I have one on the back of my right hand from when i burned myself taking something out of the oven. Just recently i ripped a nice little chunk of flesh off my index finger of my left hand trying to open a soda bottle. And i have some more scattered around.
57. What is the last thing you drew a picture of?
Um...probably some hearts or something. I'm always freaking doodling lol.
64. What do you think about babies?
Cute but not for me...not yet at least. I may be swayed if the right man asks for them at the right time under the right circumstances

For Toin (because you just HAD to ask every question on the dang list lol):
4. What is your favorite word?
"daphuq" my favorite to say and to type lol
10. What were you doing at midnight last night?
sleeping ;)
11. Favorite age you’ve been so far?
Definitely 16. Lots of fantastical things happened summer of 2003
14. What is your current desktop picture?
Who has a desktop lol
17. You can press a button that will make any one person explode. Who would you blow up?
Oh buddy. Lets not even get into that lol.
18. Who would you really like to just punch in the face?
No one really. I'm straight at the moment.
21. If you were the opposite sex for one day, what would you look like and what would you do?
Bruh...i'd be Idris Elba and I would do nasty things to myself lol. 
26. You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere in the world, but you have to leave immediately. Where are you going to go?
Going to Accra to visit...don't worry about who i'm going to visit. lol
29. What is your favorite expletive?
"daaaaaaaaaaaaayum!"
31. You can erase any horrible experience from your past. What will it be?
Ah man. this dude named Donnell. Yeah...
47. If you could ask your future self one question, what would it be?
"What were the winning lotto numbers on March 20, 2015?"
50. What is the most unusual conversation you’ve ever had?
Trying to explain to someone where the aquarium was while we were standing right in front of it and having them actually argue with me that the ginormous building with the big G symbol and the picture of the fish and sharks wasn't the aquarium and that they remember it being somewhere down the street (or whatever they said).
55. Can you do any accents other than your own?
According to some of you from my language challenge post, i sound Ghanaian so i guess i can do that. I've got my country/southern girl accent down pretty well. And my Naija accent...pretty decent too. 

4. What is your favorite word?
"daphuq" my favorite to say and to type lol
11. Favorite age you’ve been so far?
Definitely 16. Lots of fantastical things happened summer of 2003
25. You just found $100! How are you going to spend it?
$50 worth of lotto tickets, $50 on food stuff and for free, i'll pray that at least one of those lotto tickets wins big.
26. You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere in the world, but you have to leave immediately. Where are you going to go?
Going to Accra to visit...don't worry about who i'm going to visit. lol
45. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I'd trade bodies with Amber Rose or maybe Megan Good

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Boredom

Ask (by wednesday night) and i'll answer (on thursday morning)
 :)

1. Do you ever doubt the existence of others than you?
2. On a scale of 1-5, how afraid of the dark are you?
3. The person you would never want to meet?
4. What is your favorite word?
5. If you were a type of tree, what would you be?
6. When you looked in the mirror this morning what was the first thing you thought?
7. What shirt are you wearing?
8. What do you label yourself as?
9. Bright room or dark room?
10. What were you doing at midnight last night?
11. Favorite age you’ve been so far?
12. Who told you they loved you last?
13. Your worst enemy?
14. What is your current desktop picture?
15. Do you like someone?
16. The last song you listened to?
17. You can press a button that will make any one person explode. Who would you blow up?
18. Who would you really like to just punch in the face?
19. If anyone could be your slave for a day, who would it be and what would they have to do?
20. What is your best physical attribute? (showing said attribute is optional)
21. If you were the opposite sex for one day, what would you look like and what would you do?
22. Do you have a secret talent? If yes, what is it?
23. What is one unique thing you’re afraid of?
24. You can only have one kind of sandwich. Every sandwich ingredient known to humankind is at your disposal.
25. You just found $100! How are you going to spend it?
26. You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere in the world, but you have to leave immediately. Where are you going to go?
27. An angel appears out of Heaven and offers you a lifetime supply of the alcoholic beverage of your choice. “Be brand-specific” it says. Man! What are you gonna say about that? Even if you don’t drink booze there’s something you can figure out… so what’s it gonna be?
28. You discover a beautiful island upon which you may build your own society. You make the rules. What is the first rule you put into place? 
29. What is your favorite expletive?
30. Your house is on fire, holy shit! You have just enough time to run in there and grab ONE inanimate object. Don’t worry, your loved ones and pets have already made it out safely. So what’s the one thing you’re going to save from that blazing inferno?
31. You can erase any horrible experience from your past. What will it be?
32. You got kicked out of the country for being a time-traveling heathen who sleeps with celebrities and has super-powers. But check out this cool shit… you can move to anywhere else in the world!
33. The Celestial Gates Of Beyond have opened, much to your surprise because you didn’t think such a thing existed. Death appears. As it turns out, Death is actually a pretty cool entity, and happens to be in a fantastic mood. Death offers to return the friend/family-member/person/etc. of your choice to the living world. Who will you bring back?
34. What was your last dream about?
35. Are you a good….[insert anything you’d like here]?
36. Have you ever been admitted to the hospital?
37. Have you ever built a snowman?
38. What is the color of your socks?
39. What type of music do you like?
40. Do you prefer sunrises or sunsets?
41. What is your favorite milkshake flavor?
42. What football team do you support? (I will answer in terms of American football as well as soccer)
43. Do you have any scars?
44. What do you want to be when you graduate?
45. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
46. Are you reliable?
47. If you could ask your future self one question, what would it be?
48. Do you hold grudges?
49. If you could breed two animals together to defy the laws of nature, what new animal would you create?
50. What is the most unusual conversation you’ve ever had?
51. Are you a good liar?
52. How long could you go without talking?
53. What has been you worst haircut/style?
54. Have you ever baked your own cake?
55. Can you do any accents other than your own?
56. What do you like on your toast?
57. What is the last thing you drew a picture of?
58. What would be you dream car?
59. Do you sing in the shower? Or do anything unusual in the shower? Explain.
60. Do you believe in aliens?
61. Do you often read your horoscope?
62. What is your favorite letter of the alphabet?
63. Which is cooler: dinosaurs or dragons?
64. What do you think about babies?
65. Freebie! Ask anything interesting you can think of.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Divorce is weird

From the outside looking in at least. I know so many people who have divorced already and we've not even crossed into our 30s yet. My best friend has been divorced for like 5 years and we're only 28! IDK. I guess divorce is just one of those things you don't expect to see this early in life.

Its also weird when the couple seemed so in love and so suited for each other. Then all of a sudden you stop seeing them post pics with each other, and facebook names change and the next thing you know one of the two is announcing that they are in a relationship with so-and-so. Its crazy.

On the plus side, i've also seen my peers/associates come to the brink of divorce and decide instead to try and make it work. That makes me smile. Even when the people aren't ones that are close to me.

Its also weird/crazy to me to see really old people get a divorce. Its like, what the heck. Seriously, you've been married for like 30 years now all of a sudden you don't want the person anymore? Not even that, what is your old ass about to do out in the dating world when you're a freaking 100?!? Let my future husband try that nonsense. mscheeeeew.

Monday, March 2, 2015

To-may-to, To-mah-to

So, i have a confession. I do not like tomatoes. At All. Im not entirely sure why. I think part of it is because my mom doesn't like tomatoes. It may be a mental thing. My mom is also allergic to shellfish...so i don't eat shellfish, 

In addition to not liking anything tomato related (except like jollof/red sauce. That shit is LIFE!), I am often guilty of secretly leaving the tomato-based ingredients out of recipes i cook/order for other people. 

A week or two ago, whilst hanging out with my peeps (does anyone still say "peeps"?), I was put in charge of ordering the pizza. I ordered 2 pizzas: 1 with bacon and pepperoni (kinda redundant, I know) and 1 with just cheese. I secretly requested that the pizza have "less sauce" because...well, why not? I mean, I DID pay for it afterall. Why shouldn't I have it the way i will most enjoy it?

Once we began chowing down on the pizza, I notice that the plain cheese pizza has like NO SAUCE on it at all. I looked around to see if anyone else had noticed. No one said anything neither did I.

Until yesterday. I let it slip what I had secretly been requesting during my pizza orders and was met with angry faces and a chorus of "i knew that pizza tasted funny/dry".

Now i'm no longer allowed to order the pizza.

#SadFace

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Baby Fever

This baby fever phenomenon...I don't just understand it. A lot of the people I know have children already. So, for me, that's reason enough not to fall into the baby fever trap lol. But then its like, for them, baby fever is activated when they see a newborn/infant. Bruh. The only time that baby fever bull hits me is when I see a well behaved, adorable looking toddler. Not a 5 month old or a 5 year old. My ideal child is a potty trained 2 1/2 year old with some common sense beyond their young age. Despite my rapid aging, there is still nothing (well, not much at least) appealing to me about changing diapers, and spit up, and lugging around cumbersome strollers and diaper bags. I don't even feel comfortable watching someone else hold a small baby, let alone doing it myself. But every now and then when I see a cutesy-wootsey little kid, the vapors take over and I think, aww I want one. The thought usually only lasts a few seconds before the rational part of my brain says, Jen, abeg- get your life!

I shoulda been a dude.

I hope whomever I marry is cool with adoption.

Sidenote: So are we all up to speed on those leaked untouched photos of Beyoncé? (wow, my computer auto-corrected my spelling of Beyoncé and put the little accent over the second e. That is crazy). As a rational and sane person, of course I already assumed that photo-ready Bey and real life Bey didn't look 100% alike but I guess this was a wake up call to some of the more gullible viewing public out there. Personally, the only thing I got from the photos is that, as I've always believed, she probably is a touch older than what she says she is. Bey claims she was born in '81. My older sister was born in '82. I remember when Destiny's Child first came out and believe me, she did not look like she was the same age as my sister! Not by a long shot. (Please shield me from any members of the BeyHive for saying so. I mean no offense! lol)

Thursday, February 5, 2015

VDay is coming!

Is Valentine's Day really a "giving" holiday? I never thought so. I mean, i'd literally be floored if i ever got more than candy, flowers and a stuffed animal.

Valentine's Day, to me, always seemed much more like a "do" holiday. You go to the dinner, or a lunch or a picnic or whatever, go to the movies, go away for the weekend, go for a roll in the sack. That type of stuff.

Are people actually out here buying like "real" presents for Valentine's Day? Am i just that lame that all i get/expect is a date and some chocolates lol?

What is you all's idea of a perfect Valentine's Day gift/date/getaway?

*I don't know if I posted this before. I had it sitting in my drafts but I don't know if its one that never got posted or one that I reverted back to a draft. So if you've seen at least part of it here before, my bad*

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Thats not how forgiveness works

Its funny how people think they can fuck up and all is automatically supposed to be forgiven because THEY are over it.

My friend, thats not how it works o! If you want to be forgiven, you need to give the person(s) a reason to forgive you. And no, playing nice/acting like nothing happened is not a reason.

I thought that was pretty common sense. But then again, common sense aint that common.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Man logic aint that logical

So the other day I'm cruising the streets of facebook and I see an interesting story/wwyd question. Basically, a man and woman whom have been together for several years decide to have a threesome (the dude, the babe, and another babe)- i'm assuming this is at the instance of the dude. After they are married, the wife asks to invite another man into their bed. The dude agrees under the stipulation that he be there for sake of safety. So they go on Craigslist (or wherever), find a guy and the deed is done. Afterwards, the dude feels some type of way about the situation and is now looking at his wife differently.

The question posed to us, the readers, was "if you were in the husband's shoes, would you allow your spouse to invite another man into your bed while you just watched?"

Now of course, the conversation went a million different directions. The most prevalent arguments being that he can't be mad if 1) he said it was ok and 2) she fulfilled his request as well. One of the good questions that came up was why didn't the hubby participate. Of course the men are all saying "why would he want to have sex with another man"?

And there lies my bone of contention. Why is it that men expect their women to be overjoyed at (or at least entertain) the idea of sleeping with another woman for their enjoyment, but cannot fathom having to sleep with another man for their woman's enjoyment? Where exactly is the logic in that? Its just as "gay" for a woman to have sex with another woman as it is for a man to have sex with another man. And if your girl/wife was willing to compromise, why can't you?

man logic...it ain't that logical.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I Gotta Get To Dubai

I don't know how old this news is but apparently Dubai is building a giant indoor city. It looks (and sounds) amazeballs. Like, an indoor city? Forreal? Its gonna have a super duper mall of the world inside, hospitals, hotels, waterfalls, cultural centers...the whole sha-bang. Its like a real-life version of Bio Dome lol.

I already wanted to go to Dubai just because I hear nothing but fabulous things. But now this...I gotta make it there someday. I wanna know what they have in the water there because Dubai just seems like the out-there architectural capital of the world!


Friday, January 2, 2015

Work bae

So i recently found out that work bae is cheating on me with damn near half the female staff at the job. Can u believe that? It was bad enough that he was claiming another girl in my department that had already left...but now im finding out that he's claiming several other chicks in our area that im cool with. Doesnt he know there are rules to this ish? If youre gonna be a workplace philanderer, you gotta limit it to one work-spouse and one work-side-piece per department! Jeez. I threatened to divorce him...but he's making it difficult for me. What a way to start the new year, eh?

***Before ya'll start getting any funny ideas, theres nothing going on for real with me and work bae. He has a boyfriend already.***