Friday, May 25, 2012

I have been tagged!



Okay, I got tagged by Uche .I have been putting off doing this for a while now because... okay, lets just get started.


The Rules
You must post 11 things about yourself. Answer the questions that your tagger posted for you. Create 11 questions, then choose 11 people and tag them to answer your questions. Don't forget to let them know they have been tagged. No tag backs.




11 Things you may not know about me 

1) I had some form of  Hypoglycemia as a child, and it followed me into adulthood. I had no idea of course that was what it was called, i just used to have minor fainting spells and get really weak and dizzy, until i drank something with sugar like a bottle of coke. As you can imagine fasting was impossible for me during that period of my life. The intensity wore off as i grew older, but i still had it occasionally as an adult.  The first time my then boyfriend ( now husband) saw me in this state, he was like "are you kidding me?, after that he would be the first to run and get me coca cola..lol!. It just stopped miraculously when i was pregnant for my son. I can fast now!


2) I am not photogenic, without sounding vain, i usually look way much better in real life than in pictures. So i did not really like my wedding pictures because digital photography was just basic when i got married, if only....


3 ) To the complete horror of my dear mum, i am not a fruits person, there, i said it ..i have to remind myself to eat fruits because i know it is healthy, i try, i really do, also i can count the numer of fruits i even like on one hand ..smh


4) I have a compulsive habit of going to check after i have locked the house or the car in case it's actually not locked or going back to check the gas cylinder to make sure i have indeed turned the knob off. My mum was like that when we were growing up, she would drive (or walk as the case may be) a few blocks and tell one of us to go check if the front door was properly locked, drove us all crazy..just imagine, after all my irritation at her for this habit, i have become my mother!


5) I dont know where my left and right hands are instinctively, i did devise a way to memorise where my right hand is sha, (of course then i'll know which was my left ) and my sense of direction is embarrassing, i get lost all the time.


6) When i am very upset about something, my usual reaction is eating, sometimes crying but mostly eating, i stuff myself with sugary food and ice cream till i feel better or full, .. whichever comes first, i hear there is a name for this..


7) I love eating with my fingers, its almost sensual they way it makes me feel, is that creepy? (i am clearly a tad strange ), but i enjoy the food so much more that way, i really do. Eating swallows are my excuse to eat with my finger wherever, i don't ever use a fork/spoon for those, and i also have to eat chicken and chips with my fingers with tons of ketchup, no matter where i am (don't worry, i can make it look dainty) ha!


8) TTC (trying to conceive) has taken a back seat in my life, i never thought i could get here, so obsessed was i to have another child, but here it is, i got here, i did. Its's a case of hope deferred makes the heart sick (proverbs 13 :12). I hardly think about it, i certainly don't check my ovulation dates or schedule sex or even take pregnancy tests anymore... zilch..it will happen when it does..i hope it's a girl though.


9) I think that maybe something might be wrong with me, apparently i can be so intense that i have to have an obsession at any point in time it seems, since TTC has moved to maybe number 15 on my to - do list, my new obsession is getting a new job. Seriously i am obsessed and who can blame me?, i really dislike my job, i love my industry but everything about the company i am working for is bleh! ..My boss, my job processes, my boss, my office environment, my boss, my colleague with huge self esteem issues ( take your pick). I need to move before i kill somebody..pray for me.

10) My husband does my eyebrows for me. How it happened was that when we were dating he accompanied me to the saloon to have my eyebrows done. Afterwards he said, 'you pay for that? i can do it for you', i told him he didn't have the know - how, he assured me he could learn most things by just observing. The next time he offered to experiment help me with it, i allowed him with a little ( okay a lot) of trepidation, and... it was perfect, i have not looked back since..

11) I love coffee with the same intensity i hate tea, BUT, i can't really drink coffee, because caffeine makes me nervous so, my cup of coffee consists of about ten granules of coffee and tons of milk if it normal coffee, or i just take decaf.

Answers to Uche's questions

I) What would you do with your life if you knew money would never be a problem?
Travel, i love to travel, i would do a new city each week...or maybe not, but travel it is!

2) Do you believe in one soul mate for each person?
I would have to say no, but i believe in being compatible concerning the most important things, and i believe in  God's direction so before you take the plunge, pray like your life depends on it (because it does).

3) When last did you cry?
Two days ago, i am close to tears a lot nowadays

4) What would you change about yourself if you could, physically or otherwise?
Physically, would love to have been taller and fairer and would love to have genes like my hubby ( he doesnt gain weight no matter how much sugar he eats).
Otherwise, i wish i spoke slowly and was less impulsive

5) Books or movies? 
Books definitely , then again a good love story in movies is irresistible

6) What was the most fun you had this week
This has been a lame week, or actually i am kinda lame,  the highlight of my week was probably planning my summer vacation, does that count?

7) Have you ever struggled with an addiction?
Why the past tense?, i am still struggling, there is sleep, sugary stuff , ill just stop there..

8) What's the quickest way for a member of the opposite sex to get your attention
Be handsome, smart and artistic ( music or art)

9) Do you like or show public displays of affection? 
Yes to a 'reasonable' degree, i do not like to attract attention, so the degree is very reasonable.

10) Are you currently holding a grudge against anyone? 
Sadly a bit, my Boss

11) What is the quickest way for a member of the opposite sex to lose your interest
I hate people who are mean spirited, lazy or shallow in that order but anyone of these qualities, qualifies for a a dash in the opposite direction when it comes to the opposite sex.

I am sorry, i do not have space in my brain to create 11 questions. Looking for 11 people to tag is hard enough, so i have tagged the following 9 people since it seems everyone in blogville has been tagged already twice. Everyone please answer Uche's 11 questions above. Thanks  ..  phew!

Miss Fab
Ngina
Naija Rookie
Dosh
Ms Buki
Sasi
Bionic woman
Mister Wendal
Emaleecious

Friday, May 11, 2012

Liebster Award

 

So i was given the Liebster award by Relentless and Okeoghene, yay for me!..thank you ladies. I am told the word 'Liebster' means 'Beloved' 'Favourite' 'Dearest' and the awaard is for bloggers with less than 200 followers who are inspiring.

The rules for accepting this award are:

* link back to the person who gave you the award and thank them.

Thank you ladies, i truly appreciate this gesture.

*Post the award to your blog.

Already done..

* Give the award to five bloggers you appreciate and value

That would be a problem, i don't seem to know any blogger who has not yet gotten this award. So i award whoever has not gotten this award yet. ( ain't i clever) :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Thinking I might be trying to self destruct?

I walked a mile with pleasure
She chatted all the way;
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say

I walked a mile with sorrow 
But ne'er a word said she ;
But, oh! the things i learnt from her 
When sorrow walked with me

                                                 - Robert Browning Hamilton



I would like to live in a bubble of happiness and joy all the time, but i can't. I love to laugh a lot and out loud because i know the moments in life are fleeting and one should be happy for the now. I wish i could be an optimist but i am not. I am unable to watch movies where there is a lot of blood shed and violence, i can't think 'this is just a movie', i think 'what if this was real life' and i either stop the movie or get up and leave. Why do i keep reading /watching the sad stuff, i have no idea. I know my secondary temperament is melancholic, even though i am primarily someone who is friendly and outgoing , i think and feel everything deeply and i believe, scratch that, i know there is so much more to learn from hardship than from pleasure. I love pleasure, i do, but in recent years, i have strangely began to embrace hardship too, at least i try to be brave and not whine too much. For instance, i read this blog, where a mother lost her son in a flood and every time i read it, my heart aches and i cry, but i keep going back to read it.

Why do i read An Inch of Gray?, probably to keep reminding myself that life and all good things are precious and not to be taken for granted, i read it to remind my self to be patient and not to complain about my very feisty son.They say motherhood changes you in more ways than the physical, well i say understatement does not even define that statement, it changes your entire perception on everything. I could read a story about a dead child before now and be really sober and all, but after having my own child, such stories wreck me to the depths of my soul.

 I started writing this post just after i read her last post, which moved me to tears again and i did feel as if i was just looking for a reason to be sad, i don't think so right now, i just feel so grateful because i am not  better than her...



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