5 Things In My Life Making Headline News

From my repetitive long breaks you’d know it’s been topsy turvy from my end. Okay, when I say long break, I meant not meeting up to my 3 posts per week schedule. I still try to post a thing or two in a week. Anyway, whenever I stay off blogging for a day or two, I find time to reconnect with friends and family because blogging can make you feel like a recluse sometimes. And on our different chats, there’s been some facts disclosed about me and some are shocked, some are upset and some found it hilarious. So I thought I’d share.

The Blogger who doesn’t like Novels: Me! This is like the Holy Grail Frail of all fails. Millions of writers or people in media often have a liking for novels. I, on the other hand can’t stand it. Yeah, I could throw in a John Grisham here, a Jane Austen there but thinking about it now, that must have been my alter ego reading. Growing up I’d stumble on different James Hadley Chase books vehemently read by my dad but I’d prefer going through my mom’s nursing books or my late Grandma’s stash of Hints magazines(before I get caught). I’d say, I have a thing for editorials than just sitting down and flipping through pages of a fat novel to unravel stories. Literature in school was a nightmare. The fatter the book, the scarier for me. I couldn’t wait to drop that subject in SS1. African Night  Entertainment? No, please! The thing is, I just didn’t have the patience. Now, I’d sit and read motivational books and won’t want to close them but a Novel..? I’d rather just wait for the movie version to come out and we are fine. There was a bad habit I used to do, just to save face that I read a particular novel. I’d read the first two chapters and read the last. End of story! I kinda’ put one and two together and have a clear picture. Novel readers everywhere would be crying right now for this atrocity.

My Parenting skills just went up a notch: You know that feeling when your kids have pushed you to your wits’ end. Then you’ve run out of ideas on how to keep them calm so you start losing it and start talking to them like they are adults and can understand what you’re saying? I found myself the other day screaming at my daughter, “Aliyah, Live and let Live! Live  and let Live!” After venting, I asked myself how da’ hell she was going to understand that phrase. In my defence, I was just telling her it’s not fair that she’s living hale and hearty but she wants to “kill” me with her tantrums. Did it work? You guessed right. She just looked at me like “She’s losing it” and went back to what makes her happy.

I’m part of the 1% that do not watch Game Of Thrones: I feel GOT is more than a “series”, it’s more like a movement especially how it’s raved about on social media. You can’t help but know the names of the characters, the theme song, the season’s caption and even the storyline, without watching. I and hubby were convinced to watch it and see for ourselves why it’s shaking the globe. We were convinced to start from season 1 and trust me, we ordered it and binge-watched. Yes, it was captivating. Yes, it had its glorious scenes but people are different and I just couldn’t keep up. Hubby couldn’t too. The savage sex scenes and graphic scenes made me hold on to the remote control every time so I could flip it just in time when the kids show up. Secondly, medieval concepts (or whatever it’s called) do not get my attention. Movies like Harry Potter, Lord of the rings, even millenial movies like Twilight and Fast n’ Furious I have not watched except their very first movie. If it has a sequel, then it’s most likely  I won’t keep up. I watch movies like it’s a project. I listen to every word and line etc, so when I see all the work involved for me to really enjoy series or sequels of it, then it must be exceptionally good or naturally appealing for me to invest such time. I’ve seen GOT fans clowning those who don’t watch it. Spitting fire like Khaleesi’s dragon(s), just know that people are different and they have the right to be. Oya, have you watched  Papa Aluwe (pronounced “Papi-Luwe”)and “Things fall apart” from part 1 to part 25, I think? I guess not but I’ve watched them and liked them. So, sorry! I skip past my HBO channels when  GOT is on. Some people just don’t  indulge. Please, don’t come and argue here, I’m not feeling fine. Lol

Wishing I could go back in time: Guys, I love the internet and its evolution. It makes what we do, especially my area, a lot easier but the distraction and fake content or “branding” out there just makes me wanna go back in time and Probably stop at the point where internet was mostly  used to send emails. Remember when sending emails and having email addresses were a big deal. You’d see ridiculous email names like “ or baddestgirl1988″. Hahahaha. I just can’t!  How did these people write these on their CV? But I miss those days. When you spend hours at an internet cafè just to chat on Yahoo messenger and buzz anyone who you see online because that was a cool thing. Now, no one cares. I saw a video where a man who just came out of prison after 12 years, pour his heart out on how alot has changed since he left for prison. “no one wants true friendship, phone conversations and relationships anymore. They just want Facebook and texting and a facade of posted pictures”, he said. Life!!!

The allegedly “Only Rivers girl that doesn’t like Seafood”: I don’t know mehhhnn.  I don’t know but I was born this way *Lady Gaga’s voice*. I used to like periwinkles alot  but after chewing sand in it when I visited a family friend’s house, I just stopped. I can only stand it in Afang soup (shelled or unshelled) because its colour hides in Afang. Any other soup, if I can spot that aqua-turquoise thing, I’ll just separate it in the soup. For Fish,The one I can also try to eat is Tilapia. If it has too many bones or it’s without scales (e.g.  catfish), I am not eating. I can only eat catfish if it’s filleted and I don’t know it’s catfish. I can eat Mackerel though because what is Bolé without that fish? Prawns can only be condoned if it’s fried in flour and put in rice, but not in soup. Crabs?!! Why that is a delicacy, I don’t know. It’s so much hard work to eat. I have not been served with a large lobster but I suspect if I don’t like crab, I don’t like lobster. Ngolo (I don’t know the English name) is a no-no. Add Snails, Pork and all kinds of wild meat to that list, I don’t/won’t eat. Fortunately, my hubby shares half of these similarities in ‘seafood rejection’ so he’s God sent. That said, Oysters (Mgbe) are heavenly(same for hubby). That’s one seafood I can eat well in stews, rice and in dried form. I’ve been accused of being a “Mammy Water”(A mermaid) for rejecting seafood because I don’t want to eat my ‘family’. LOL. Really?!! Like seriously?!! Please I’m not feeling fine but I want to sing before I leave……

I’ve laughed so hard writing this. Wouldn’t mind hearing your own “headliners”. Hope you are having a great weekend?

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  • Reply
    August 21, 2017 at 5:09 am

    Another beautiful piece, Abu. It’s nice getting to know you…
    with GOT, I can’t be bothered either. Too much wahala for series if you ask me.

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      August 21, 2017 at 10:55 am

      Thanks Chizo. Thanks for visiting darling.xoxo

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    August 22, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    I have never watched GOT…LOL My sis thinks im weird….. but im good with SUITS…Dropped Empire because of the the same sex ish…naaaa. Aint healthy….so yea im with you In NOT BEING FREAKED ABOUT- GOT…LOL. Nice write ups girlfriend#thumbs up#

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      August 22, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      Hahaha. Thanks girl. Yeah, I know suits. I’m not into legals but I love that lady. Her looks, her poise is to die for.

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    August 23, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Hahahaha….Her fashion sense is out of ….. i feel you..JESSICA Pearson…..i agree totally with her poise…Waiting for your next write up BUBU….

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    Jessica Hugo
    September 1, 2017 at 2:14 am

    Hahaha I nearly fell down my seat reading this! Your ending song really got me cracking up. ???
    Meanwhile I’m with U on GOT, ahdongerrit! I stopped in season 3 bcos it takes ages b4 d next season comes out and b4 dat, the interest have vamoosed.
    I love reading editorials too. Have never been a fan of novels even the mills and boon type but yes on motivational books. I read them a lot and have authored one too.
    On children tantrums, kai! I give up.
    Very humorous post. ??

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      September 1, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      Hahahaha. Thanks dear.Finally, another non-novel reader. Bless your heart, sunshine. Lol

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    September 11, 2017 at 11:55 am

    How can anyone not like novels??? They r my lifeline in stressful times- fiction,romance,comedy, u know….
    Kids,hmmmm…..sometimes I shut down for a day,eat noodles n rice all day,no need to eat ur veggies,4get about house chores- but get back to reality after a day. Usually when hubby’s not aroun n have had a stressful week at work
    GOT…feel u sis. Don’t know what all d fuss is about. Even BBA….can someone come n watch me n pay me….Am game oh!
    Internet….hate the stuff. Esp FB n watsapp, no privacy, eek! But one needs to keep in touch so I manage watsapp. But truth be told,only cos I don’t have option.
    Love ur posts sis,keep up d good work dear

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      September 11, 2017 at 1:16 pm

      Hahaha. If I shut down for one day, the Apocalypse will happen in my house. I know how you feel about the internet but that’s what this blog lives on and we can only look on the bright side of the internet, huh! Thanks dear

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