See that above? Whoop whoop!! That’s me featured in Style, Substance, and Soul! I’m so happy!
So let’s rewind a bit, what have I been up to before yesterday?
I’ve been reading, a lot, feels good to read stuff at my own pace and not because I have to hand in a report based on my gleanings from it. I’ve also been doing a bit of writing, and I think I’m at the place where I can put out my work to be judged again!
So I hear five corps members have been abducted (KIDNAPPED) in Rivers State. For real? There’s still something like NYSC? That was a joke, of course NYSC still exists! So these young Nigerians were kidnapped last night about 7.20pm, and the really sad thing is that last year, another five were kidnapped from their hostel! Whatever happened to Governor Rotimi Amaechi’s ‘Death to Kidnappers’ edict? They should find them o, and real quick, I can’t hear about one more dead (or otherwise injured) corps member again! By the way, that’s another reason to Sign The Petition to protect corps members. Have you? Yes? Good. No? What are you waiting for, judgement day? Already jor! Read about the demands here. And yes, I hear the kidnappers are asking for N100million ‘for their troubles’. Are you kidding me?
What else? I’m getting serious with losing weight (like I’ve ever joked about it before, lol) but my girl Wumi and I got something off Boots that’s supposed to dull my appetite a bit, and I think it’s working! Summer bod here I come! That said, I’m however learning that it’s more a conscious application of my will than all the medicines, potions, and shakes in the world; if I don’t eat right, it ain’t gonna happen. Chocolate muffins, I cast you out of my life in Jesus name!
What else have I been up to? In an earlier chronicle I lambasted Nigeria’s now recalled Ambassador to Kenya and Seychelles over the battering of his wife incident. New testimonies from the Ambassador, his son, and a Nigerian Actor (Desmond Elliot) seem to show that even though there was an altercation, the injuries we saw in the news were the product of photo editing software! Now that’s sad, very sad. It’s just made it harder for the next woman who cries out to be listened to. Arrrghh!!! I feel sorry for the children though, who have become ‘famous’ because of this ugly incident, and my thoughts and prayers are with them.
Before I forget, the pictures from my birthday are ready, yay! Thanks to Tomi Oladepo and Karen Kiely who took the lovely pictures, and to everyone who attended (far and near). Again, I’m grateful for the wonderful gifts (that are still pouring in almost three weeks after), mwah! Mwah! Mwah! Here’s a couple of them….
They’re all on my FlickR page, feel free to pop over and feed your eyes!
Moving on, I’m going to Nigeria in a bit!!!! Whoop whoop!!!! I’, so excited, even though it’s still three weeks away, I’m already packed! A full chronicle on that will be out in a bit, so don’t worry!
I’ve been in Coventry since Monday visiting with my darling cousin and getting a break from Uni work, I’ve found out I’m a very big fan of BBC 1′s Weakest Link; Anne Robinson makes my day! I also think I’ll do very well on the show, maybe one of these days I’ll play!
Now, on to very sad news, I cut my finger, and it hurts like hell!! What was I doing? Well, I was cleaning the kitchen, and naturally I had to take out the trash. So, I tied up the bag, and took it outside; lifting it to drop inside the bin a tin inside it cut my hand. And it bled so bad I thought I was going to pass out! Well seriously, I didn’t think I’d pass out but it bled a lot! Finally stopped the bleeding and cleaned it, and this is what it looked like last night…..
Hmmm, on that note, I’ll talk to you later…………….don’t want to stress my finger (did I mention it was my right hand)?
- Two kidnappers arrested, 4-year-old girl-captive freed, in Ughelli, Delta State (saferafricagroup.com)