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"I write for the unlearned about things in which I am unlearned myself." - CS Lewis, Reflections on the Psalms

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I will not be ignored part 1: Semi-retirement

The only way to enjoy retirement/time out moments is if there's a mass retirement/timeouts with all your friends. Life would be better. I want to travel NOW, a fun holiday, every other persons got work. I mean its so unfair, everyday's meant to be one big holiday for me(my bank account is a rainbow of colors right now, but that don't matter, and I refuse to go back to taking money from mom.....well, if she insists I can't refuse can I? Thus I can still afford to pay for trips)
Now you send a bb message(which I seem to have more time for, mostly to ask important questions though....like who's the guy who bought you dinner the other day again?)*I would like to state at this point that bbm's could be so annoying sometimes,I exempt myself from the annoying ones though* and they reply hours later saying "hey love, in a meeting, ttyl".
Duhhhh, I used to be them, I used to be the one in meetings, do they know who I've met and had meetings with?:)
And they don't even have time enough to write 'talk to you later" in full, I'm now one of the abbreviated ones. *fuming*
I'll show them.
Now I have to go play golf all by myself(yeah yeah,I'm not talking about ikoyi club or one of those resorts, this is even better) I'll be playing golf of course in the comfort of my living room, thanks to Wii:)
Seriously, sometimes its busy for me, but sometimes I'm all bored, no ones available for lunch anymore(before we'd meet up quickly and rush back to work), I sort of resent that bit with my friends, I mean why can't you have a nice long lazy lunch with your retired friend on a weekday? That's not how to treat people.
And on friday evenings and all weekend, they're suddenly my best 'friends' again, they want to "hear all about it ".
They want to ping ping ping and talk talk talk, and eat out out out, how possible is it? "You want me to tell you about all the phone calls I had and all the dudes that recited some rhymes to me and the girl who gave me the evil eye the other day at the icecream factory all at once? Joker, I sent you a ping and you were in a meeting, you missed your chance" you ttyl me.
She gasp *shocked silence*
And she goes
"So you wouldn't tell me what happened? Not fair, you said it was important stuff"
O well I can't die with the gist so I start to summarize my whole week over a shared bowl of bluebunny ice cream and crumbled oreos...... The ice cream is finished even before I get to the part of the story where i answer the phone. The main gist that is(well cos I have to say what I was doing before the phone rang, and how I looked for the phone which was hiding under a discarded pair of jeans, which she needs to check out, got it at a bargain.....)But the ice creams finished, its sunday evening, they've got work tomorrow. "Bye love, have a great week" she says as she runs off.....not even caring to hear the last part of my story. The important part.
now, retirement home with the real oldies sounds more appealing as the days go by. I'm moving to florida. Get me some bingo patners, and people who would listen to me talk all day long.
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Friday, January 8, 2010


In matters of politics and national affairs,I hate to talk. I read what the papers have to say, hear what the people have to say, and then simmer it in, laugh at them if they don't make sense and go ahead with my own business. I'm not one to talk. But nigeria has become a movie, more like one of those ill produced nollywood flicks thats classified as a dramatic comedy.
The last I heard about uncle Musa was at christmas, Turia's husband was said to be on life support. The question is "is he still on earth or has he been snatched away to the great beyond?"
Even for Nigeria, a country that's so pompous, arrogant and greedy and of course the happiest of them all this is highly unacceptable and so embarrassing.....46 days running on auto pilot. No pathetic lies to keep us calm, everyones as mute as can be.
A chief justice that was sworn in unconstitutionally,
A supplementary budget with a forged signature
A vice president who can only seat and wait because he can't do more without an official handover.
An attorney general who's just as corrupt as those hes after. he bends the law to suit whos on the other side.

A foreign minister who unashamedly tells a foreign media that he hasn't spoken with the president since he left the shores of this country.....46days ago. Like seriously I almost docked my head under the table in shame especially as the reported said in disbelief "you're the foreign minister and you haven't communicated with the president even once?"
An information minister who only whines 'its not fair' in response to Americas reaction to Umar. What the heck? The statement released by the inspector general of police holds more sense than all the long speeches madams been muttering. I remember waiting In the lounge of abuja international airport and there were some ministers and members of the executive council seated there. all they talked about was mrs information and her aimless talks. Now I know why. Say something reasonable, 'its not fair' is what a child would say.
Our president should have been on the phone with Obama rubbing minds and discussing how best to handle this issue(that's what they do in the movies). if tat was done, i think we wouldnt have made the list.

our law makers foolishly give an ultimatum to America...take our country off the list or......whos to loose if ties are broken. i read an article that states that Nigeria is becoming irrelevant to America. they dont really need our oil like the used to.

We're still talking Nigeria and comedy yeah? Then we can't fail to mention the Ibori case. That gets me rolling on the floor laughing(in my mind of course)
Soludo, CBN and anambra state.
‎​"It's a great shame that Nigeria suffers the embarassment of being one of the largest producers of crude oil & yet we can't provide petrol for our people"-Minister of State,Petroleum.
Either I see the joke In this statement or I die of a migraine from trying to figure out this country.
the vision 2010, I bet they thought 2010 would never arrive. Well its here and we're all just silent, still where we were
7 point agenda.... ha hah ha ha ha ha

I guess aside from praying for this country and hoping the constituion is not suspended i.e military coup, we can only seat as spectators and laugh as the movie is played out.

Anyone who's seen our president, please tell him we miss him, we want him back. We don't mind that he's baba go slow, we wouldn't even mention his pace anymore. We just want him home.
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Monday, January 4, 2010

Goodbye's the saddest word....

I hate goodbyes.

It really is the saddest word. I've said loads of goodbyes this first week of the year I've got a migraine from sobbing. I said goodbye to my mum and brother when they droped my sis and I off at the airport in abuja, I said good bye to my favorite aunties and uncles,I said goodbye to the royalty treatment and riding on the seat of power and V.I.P treatments:)

Got back to lagos and now heading to the airport to say goodbye to my sister and my little best friends, my nieces. I'll cry a little and I'll try to be posh about it, it'll be all about sniffing and dabbing my eyes...no wailing.

But some goodbyes are the merriest, like saying goodbye to 2009 and all the mistakes it held, all the doubts and all the worries. I kissed it goodbye with a glad heart. Thankful to God that despite it all I made it through, and it was a year of a resurrection of something buried deep within me, something I can't place a name on. One thing I got out of it is an awakening of my faith in a big big way.
Happy newyear everyone. May this year exceed our expectations, and may christ reign in us as we glide through it, remembering we are princes and princesses of a kind, thus we are above every situation that tries to bring us down.
God bless.
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