The “one letter” meme

The always interesting Naijagirl tagged me, so I happily complied. With all good memes come some rules: Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real….nothing made up! if the person before you had the same first initial,you must use different answers. You cannot use any word twice and you cant use your name for the boy/girl question. Don’t google your answers. Make it as interesting and fun as you can. – – – What is your name: Good Naija Girl A four letter word: gasp A boy’s name: Gbenga A girl’s name: Gbemi An occupation: Gastroenterologist (I think that’s how you spell it!) A colour: grey Something you’ll wear: gloves A food: grapes Something found in the bathroom: garbage can A place: Georgia A reason for being late: got stuck in traffic Something you’d shout: Gosh! A movie title: … Continue reading

Just the usual hare in the house scenario…

Even though I have lived with my Yoruba parents for almost 30 years, apparently a combination of too much sleep on my part and poor listening skills can still make me misunderstand them. I hear my mom tell my dad she’s going to go get a broom, so I go to get it for her. When we meet, I ask her what they need the broom for. Mummy: I just cut his hair. Me: Oh my gosh! What???? (At this point she gives me a puzzled look at my reaction.) Mummy: I just cut his hair. Me: OH! I thought you said “I just caught a hare.” I was thinking that this house has become a wilderness! hehehehe. Yes, I honestly thought she said “a hare”. In our house! Goodness! (Please don’t forget that voting is now open! Please visit the NBA site and click on the red “Vote here” … Continue reading

Randomly speaking

If you’re trying to figure out what you should be doing, allow me to give you a few suggestions: Go to the Naija Blogger Awards site and vote for your Category A nominations! You have only two more days to do so (and even less time than that if you’re in the UK or in Nigeria!) Go and congratulate YNC on her recent engagement(!!!), and marvel at what an adorable couple she and her fiancé make. Did anyone else follow the reality tv show The Bachelor this season (where Jason Mesnick was the bachelor)? Anyone else wondering why he had to break Melissa’s heart on national television? I don’t even know what to say. Anne of Jewellery by Anne has selected the winner of the jewellery, and I can’t wait to announce it this Friday March 6. I need to do an update on my unimpressive efforts to accomplish those … Continue reading

Another month

I was reading YNC‘s blog over the weekend, and got inspired to set some goals for February. They are not lofty by any means but it’s a start, right? I sure hope I can report 100% success in 28 days!

Translation help needed

I need volunteers who are fluent in Yoruba, Ibo or Hausa to help me translate some words/phrases, complete with accents and everything! If this is something you feel comfortable doing, and you’d like to earn my eternal gratitude, please let me know in the comments and I’ll email you. You may need to have a camera or a scanner so you can write the words out with the accents (unless you know how to make the accents happen with the computer). Thank you very much and stay tuned for the Birthday post, coming up in the next 24 hours. (And no, I’m not talking about Vera’s birthday, though I do wish her a very happy birthday. You should go to her site and wish her happy birthday too!) **Also, if you’d like to ask me a question to be answered during this birthday celebration, please leave it either in these … Continue reading

Choose the lie

The lovely aloted babe tagged me for the two truths, one lie meme. The rules are simple: I post two truths and one lie and you have to guess which one is the lie. Since I’m bored I’m going to do this two times. Here goes: GROUP 1 I can’t curl my tongue. I have been a bridesmaid three times. I hate green peas. GROUP 2 I do not own a laptop. I can’t cook pepper soup. I had chicken pox twice. Alright: which two are the lies (pick one from each group)? And I can’t be the only one having fun so I hereby tag the following people: dat1orikachick, afrobabe, seye kuyinu, sting, Lolia and geisha.