Friday, January 19, 2007

Habits I want to break

1. I hate putting cooked food in the fridge... so I’m always reheating it… and after a warm or two, it tastes different and I don’t want to eat it anymore. Waste of money! When I’m home, mom usually puts the food away… but everytime I move back to school.. same story. Time to do something about it cos when I forget to warm the food… it goes bad… Another waste of money!
Benefit: I could use the money I’d save to buy a pair or shoes or 10

2. I’m such a big procrastinator. I always put everything till last minute and usually end up not having things at the standard I want them to be or even at the time I need ‘em!
Benefit: I could have more free time and stop being stressed about certain shit. Plus maybe I could go Makossa dancing more

3. Getting addicted to stuff. Every once in a while I get addicted to something… it could be anything from microwave popcorn, leggings, black nail polish, a musician, purple shirts to pickles. This is not a problem at the time cos it works and I love it for a while. But then after a while, I get tired of most things. Some after a week, some after a year… but the point is I get tired.
Benefit: I could have a lot more variety that my ‘addiction-at-the-time’

4. Eating weird. When I’m at my family home I just eat any and everything at anytime. Sometimes I eat 6 times a day… always snacking on something and visiting the fridge every 30 minutes. I always gain weight whenever I’m home. But when I go back to my ‘school home’, I don’t really like cooking or eating that much… so I lose weight… enough for my mom to ask me if I’m starving in school. After the past Christmas holidays in my family, I’ve probably gained about 4 or 6 pounds (I’ve never weighed myself so I’m just doing some guessing) and that sucks ass. So I gotta find a balance in my eating habits between my ‘school home’ and ‘family home’
Benefit: I don’t keep gaining and losing… and just stick where I’m at… cos I hate feeling ‘right’ today and ‘tight’ the next day.

5. Not doing what I say I will (different from procrastination… cos procrastination implies that I will actually do it… just at a later time). In this case… sometimes I think I need to do something… but never actually commit to getting it done. Case in point: My 6-pack. Now I’ve always wanted one, but I’ve never actually said I’d work towards getting one. Due to my excessive eating over the Christmas season, I’ve put on a few pounds… and they all went to my belly. I mean I got the tae bo abdominal video thing a few months ago but I never did it... but before I got it… I swore that was the only thing keeping me from a 6-pack. Now I’ve decided it’s not… and that an exercise ball is. The boyfriend said he’d get me one if I wanted it and was actually going to use it. I said I would… but knowing me…. Actually no… that’s not the point of this write-up… the point is to change those things… so yes… I will use the exercise ball to get my 6-pack because I’m thinking of getting my belly button repierced before my birthday and my stomach is not exactly in the perfect state to be shown… lol… the boyfriend disagrees… but isn’t that his job… to make me feel like a queen?
Benefit: I feel better?

6. Shaving. I’m not a terribly big fan of shaving. I’m not really hairy and will shave my legs when I’m wearing a skirt out… but during the winters especially when I know I won’t be wearing skirts, I usually don’t shave my legs that often (lol… about once a month). This isn’t really a problem but the shaving thing also extends to my privates. When I don’t have a boyfriend or anyone seeing it… I probably only shave down there once every 3 weeks (terrible… I know especially as most of my friends shave twice a week or once at the very least… lol). Now the not-so-great thing is that for some strange reason… I’ve been too ‘lazy?’ to shave and the boyfriend actually asked me to… lol… this open relationship ‘we-can-talk-to-each-other-about-anything’ thing can be such a pain sometimes… lol. Anyways, I want to start ‘feeling the desire to shave more often’… I don’t want to do it because of a boyfriend… I want to 'want to do it'…
Benefit: No more burning bush innuendos from the boyfriend… lol

7. Feeling disconnected. Lately I’ve started feeling disconnected from a lot of stuff. I don’t know if there’s any particular situation/reason for this… but there are things I gotta fix.
Benefit: when things are fixed… they aren’t broken anymore?!?!

8. Buying summer shoes all the time. I don't really like winter boots… for some reason I’m addicted to ‘summer heels’… you know your regular stilettos, peep-toes, wedges, strappy sandals(by the way… for some strange reason I don’t really like ones that tie at the ankle… well except for one pair that I totally love). I probably only have about 6 winter boots… and I hardly if ever wear them (my best friend Naijadyme pointed this out to me last week). I need to start buying more and falling in love with winter boots… seeing as it’s colder most of the year than it’s warm.
Benefit: warmer feet that are still sexy?

9. Crying so easily. I cry at everything… commercials, songs, books, movies. shows… EVERYTHING! It’s a problem cos I can’t bloody control it… I mean I could just hear someone say they felt like they weren’t pretty as a kid… tears run down my eyes. I could hear a song about someone missing their dead dog… and I’d cry. I could watch a movie where someone bursts into song cos their boyfriend is leaving em or someone perfects a dance everyone doubted they could do… I cry. I hardly if ever cry about my problems... but I do for others'. This is a bloody problem… Saddest part is… I don’t think I can do shit about it… except maybe… become a Nollywood actress and have them cast me only in those scenes where I get to cry(like Stella Damasus Abodein and Nkeiru ‘whateverherlastname is’… actually this might not be a bad habit after all…
Benefit: If I get into Nollywood, that’s a benefit… if that fails… then see an eye/tear duct Doctor… lol

10. Not being seriously willing to visit Nigeria. I mean I always say I will do it… but I back out at the last minute. My mom bought tickets in December 2005, but I decided not to go eventually. I promised I would go summer 2006 but decided I wanted to get a summer job… I decided to make it December 2006, but I backed out last minute… I um… had to um… do boxing day sales? Lol… I know… the excuse was pretty lame… especially seeing as my mom will actually pay for the ticket. I guess part of my fear is that my dad might find out we’re there and I’m not completely ready to deal with him yet. My mom tells me we won’t go where he lives… but then there’s the dilemma… that’s where all my friends are… and since I don’t have any of their numbers, emails or addresses, I’d have to go visit to meet up with at least one or two. I mean if I went and stayed with my mom’s people who I don’t really know… they might be older people not willing to club/show me around… then that’d just be a flop. But I know if I met up with my old friends… that’d be the ultimate Naija Experience. So I guess I gotta find a way to get in contact with my old friends and actually go through with my promise to visit Nigeria this Christmas. I mean everybody that went from Noni Moss, Vickii, Maiden Voyage, Babe, Temmytayo to LondonBuki are saying good things right?
Benefit: I get to eat suya, isi ewu, abacha/Ugba, fried yam, ofe owerri, amala, fried snails, drink akamu, palm wine, schnapps(lol… I just always wanted to know what it tastes like!) plus I heard there’s a strip club in Nigeria… it’s more important for me to see that than it is for me to see the bloody Eiffel Tower or even pyramids of Egypt… a strip club in Lagos?!?! My own Lagos?... now that I gotta see!!! Lol(notice how I only get selective information about Naija… I know when a strip club opened there but just ask me who is running for presidency in Nigeria right now… and I won’t have a bloody clue… hehe… can someone say selective memory?! lol)

59 comments:

LondonBuki said...

Try hair removal creams or waxing instead of shaving which sometimes causes ingrown hairs... Not that you asked for my advice, LOL!!!

Have a FAB weekend!

Ms Jade said...

haba....i feel u girl, please let me have ur blog address so ican add u to my link(am new, u know)

BabaAlaye said...

Sweetie there are actually 2 strip clubs in Lagos now.
One in Lekki Phase 1
another one just opened in Ikeja.
It's Sizzling hot.Foine, stacked babes. Lap dances, the whole 9 yards. Phew!!!

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@LondonBuki: I think I’ll try waxing… cos the hair removal stuff usually makes my armpits a little darker(and I definitely don’t want to mess up my yellow paw-paw skin… cos I usually can’t stand it when I see girls with really dark armpits)… Thanks luv… have a great weekend yourself

@Ms. Jade: my blog address is http://overwhelmednaijababe.blogspot.com I left it on your blog as well… once again… welcome to blogsville sweetie… you’re gonna luv it

@BabaAlaye: Alaye father… I know that even if nobody else has heard of this strip club… you will… and will of course visit there… ‘just-to-make-sure-its-in-line-with-the-Nigerian-constitution-which-states-that-every-Nigerian-has-the-right-to-be-fully-entertained-by-naked-women’… lol. When I come to Naija, heaven knows I’m gonna go to one if not both… I just have to see this phenom with my own korokoro eyes oh… I mean I thought back in Naija we were still ‘living pure’ and didn’t even know anything about that sort of ‘immorality’ talkless of now getting naked for people for a living… that I definitely gotta see! The day they have a male one… I’ll move back to Nigeria!!! hehe

angie said...

A strip club in naija???this is the 1st time i m hearing of it!!!
i m also a big procrastinator...then i have to rush and do things at the last minute.
Do u know i wldn't have guessed u cry so easily...lol.how r u today?

BabaAlaye said...

@ overwhelmed. Well it was strictly for ehm.. Research purposes.

nosa101 said...

Commercials make you cry? You are such a girl........wait a minute, you ARE a girl.

Naija Sapphire said...
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Naija Sapphire said...

You officially gave me a reason to laugh so much this morning. I agree with you about procastinating. I am a mistress of it. About the strip club - i have heard and read so much about it. It has gotta be really good.

Uzo said...

Ehm, yes the strip club is in Lekki Phase 1 to be more specific. LOL.....

Freaky Deaky said...

I almost cried at a commercial yesterday. Only because I had to watch it four times in less than five minutes. Can you say annoying? LOL!

Nanya said...

So there are actually 2 strip clubs in Lagos; such a slacker! totally had no idea. I guess I might not even if I was back home sha

Naijadude said...

You cry so easily? How come you never cry for me??

I got a couple of pictures for you, they are cute because of the images though,(yes now) but Black's output sucks!

Hopefully see yah tmrw

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

some of the stuff uve listed are not so bad - u just have an addictive behaviour, and sometimes lathergic - it simply means u lack motivation, casue when u are motivated to do things, whatever it is u will do and will not put it off - casue alot of the things in ur list, is something u will need to do, be it visitng nija, or shaving, or putting food away or procastination, it still requires motivation.

You just need to work on your joy aspects, what is it u look forward to doing, casue once u know that u can put them in order, so that the stuff u dont weant to do, ull do casue u r now in the mood.

All is not lost. What do u think will motivate u to spring into action??

NaijaBloke said...

U are a darling baby.. thx for the birthday wishes ... seems u r wearing me down alrdy with ur proposals ..LOL and u are right abt that Egusi thingy u talked abt .. I know ur Afang throw down is always the bomb ..LOL

I need to shake my procrastination attitude as well ..

Take care and have a nice weekend dear

Lolita said...

It is really good to have this medium as an outlet but based on some of the issues that you have addressed in your blog, you also need someone to help you through these concerns.
I am very good at helping people in the same situation as you, when you feel like asking for help you can contact me.
When I started my blog, it was really just to comment on things I heard or saw daily, on the news, in real life but from doing the blog rounds, I see now that there are children out there that need my help. Let me know if you are interested and I will dedicate my blog to helping you. It will be between me and you.

Soul said...

erm,
howabout a trim? during 'off season' (u know what I mean).

Get a special brush and pair of 'girl scissors', it's actually quit fun sometimes, oh and look make your boyfriend work for it, get him to trim or shave you. After all he can prepare the feast he is about to erm... ok you get my drift.

oh and it seems I'm going to Lagos afterall.. i knew I was waiting for something to inspire me to go to Lagos.. so the strip club it is.
once Baba Alaye gives you the address, just forward it to me.

Dimples said...

Lovely Post...i probably should get one of these lists going on in my life...2nd LondonBuki on the hair removal tips...

Stripe club in Naija....i see...1st i'm hearing of it...anyways hope Baba Alaye's research for his thesis is going well sha.

Have a FAB weekend all!!!

mimi said...

yeah very tite, list but sugar, there aint no stip joints in lagos, a few days ago i was wearing a top thats just on my belly botton and u need 2 see this crazy man tellin me to raise my top the more, i was so pissed i told him to fuck uf(but i was shy..lol)

mimi said...

oh i din no they had strip joints, guess im floatin; not that id wan 2 go

Ms zee said...

I have selective memory if it makes you feel better.. I dont shave in the winter unless I am going out (yeah so shot me!)..

I procastinate on going home too.. I will make that trip in the summer we may hook up at the strip joint so we can confirm it is legit (clears thorat).

I have shoes fever too... I do not need to see a therapist on that one.. for almost every "bad" thing that happens to me, I reciprocate by buying a pair of shoes...

I am guilty as charged!!
We'll get through our addictive behaviours...

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@Naija Sapphire: lol… I thought it was only me with the procrastinating thing… I guess we’ll figure this out as we go along… shebi they said the first step is identifying you actually have a problem. Lol… me I’m sha going the that strip club the first weekend I land in Lagos oh… too good to be true

@Uzo: lol… I’m guessing you too you were doing some research like BabaAlaye abi?

@Freaky Deaky: lol… you’re just a joker… and here I was thinking we had things in common… lol

@Nanya: yes mami… lol… don’t ask me how I know

@Naijadude: lol… just cue me anytime you want me to cry for you… you know you’re my Jolene and I will do anything for you. Oh I can’t wait to see the pictures… you’re coming to the Saturday one or the Friday one… you know what… I’ll call you around 7pm… so we can talk properly… but I want to know the procedure… do I have to call in advance to let em know I’m coming or something?

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@The life of a stranger: I think actually admitting it will help me… I’ll blog about it as I begin to fix all the issues…. Amen! Hehe… thanks for the suggestions sha

@NaijaBloke: Happy once again my sweet ex-boyfriend…. lol… shebi you have considered the proposal… let me know what you’re feeling by the end of the week… cos I already have a list of things you can tell Vera to break up with her(and trust me… they’re good!!!). I love how you love my Afang soup and I love that you love that I love how you love my Afang… lmao. I thought it was only me with the procrastination thing… Have a nice weekend too luv and may you get all your heart truly desires this birthday(me included… lol)

@Lolita: help eh? I’ll go on your blog and see wassup… and let you know from there. I mean I never really thought I needed help…at least not in that sense… but… actually I wanna know… what kind help?

@Soul: Lol… I do trims… just probably not as regularly as everybody… hehe… I definitely need to change that… oh my goshhhhhhhh… that’s a perfect solution… I’m so getting him to do it next time! Heheeeeeeeeee… Egbon you’re too wise oh… shebi you know that. Yay@going to Lagos… what more could inspire one to reach except for those fantastic new ‘stripping establishments’… I’ll forward it as soon as I get it… lol

@Dimples: Doesn’t hair removal cream make stuff ‘blacker’? lol… don’t mind Baba Alaye… thesis ko… essay ni… he just went there to check out fantastic ikebe and spray small salary… and he’s here telling me he’s doing research… why couldn’t he just watch porn like the rest of us? Hehe… have a great weekend too youself love.. and abeg babe the next time you visit my blog leave me your blog address cos for some reason whenever I click on your name… I’m unable to actually open your blog(weird right?)

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@mimi: there are strip joints oh… according to our resident expert BabaAlaye and many others… lol… abi you haven’t started your own ‘research’ yet? Raise your top the more ke? Lol… the man wanted to see the goodies… what a vampire(lol… sorry for using that word jare… I just watched a vampire movie recently and since then I’ve been calling everyone a vampire…at least the annoying ones).

@Ms. Zee: I thought it was only me oh… I don’t even mind about the legs… I guess I have to improve on my ‘down there routine’… I guess up it to once a week instead of the regular 3 weeks… hehe. Awwww… why you gotta go summer now? Go Christmas joooo…. That’s the best time ever… and it’d be fantastic going to ‘confirm the existence of the place… of course totally for research purposes’… hehe… I think shoe addiction is the only still acceptable one… and how glad that makes me! Amen to getting through the other ‘addictions’

Naijalove said...

I dont shave in the winter either :) No shame, my legs are like horses

Calabar Gal said...

I wouldnt mind some palmwine right now too. Hope U will make up ur mind about the right time to visit naija. Vickii, Noni Moss, London Buki, Temmy and Desola have all testified to its goodness and hey - they all came back alive!! LOL!!

confusednaijagirl said...

strip clubs in naija. really , i went there the xmas b4 the last and didnt no about that. sorry i read babaalaye's comment. Dont we all have habits we want to break!

mimi said...

ovawhelmed, we gas2do sumfin about babaalayes crush mehn, im curios, jus say sumfin, maybe we'll manage to make him talk

mimi said...

ovawhelmed, we gas2do sumfin about babaalayes crush mehn, im curios, jus say sumfin, maybe we'll manage to make him talk

Maiden Voyage said...

Four things real stuck out:

5. Not doing what I will say: I have this affliction myself. I have so many things on my to do list and I haven't checked off one yet. This year it has to happen. I have told myself I am moving this year to either London or Nigeria. I am doing everything in my power to make it happen.

6. Shaving: I only shave when I have to. As in summer time - underneath my armpits. Legs are not that noticeable.Twice a week seems excessive unless ur a swimmer or stripper. I wax once every 2-3 months although my waxer says to do it once a month...bullocks I say. The hair doesn't grow back that fast.

7. Disconnected: That has been my M.O. for years now. I just got back from Naija and already the high from my trip is withering away. This survival mode thing is on auto-pilot. I can't even savour the memories I have. Bloody Hell!!

10. Willing to see Naija: Please go babes. It's hard not to have fun. The strip club in Lekki is buff and definitely worth it - who need the Eiffle tower with those rude French people. The babes will be all over you like white on rice....rephrasing it - the strippers will molest you. But it's mad fun none-the-less.

Loved this blog....

Ineka said...

Wo, I must be the first to comment on this blog, even if it kills me!!!!
LMAO...

Ok,
Girllll...you need to shave that nana o. Keep things 'hot 'n' spicy' for the man. LOL!!
Shuoo, I'm with ya sha, I don't shave during the winter, not my legs, not my nana..and there's no man to be admiring it so it's justified abi?

I used to have a belly ring too, took it out after 6 months. I don't even know why the hell I got it 'cos I don't wear 'show belle' things.

And, I'm a HUGE procrastinator too. If it makes you feel any better.

P.S:- I will switch to blogspot one of these days.

stacy jones said...

I heard about those wild clubs in Lagos and I am not a Nigerian. If you go please post about it.

chainreader said...

ok, i was really loving this. seriously. but now, i can't even remember what it was all about. why? 'cos you had to go and talk about naija food! chei. i am officially drooling saliva from the left corner of my mouth.

azuka said...

Nothing bad. It's what makes you Overwhelmed, ;-)

You need to ease up on the crying though...

As for the shaving you know what all this does to my crazy imagination don't you?

londonnaijachic said...

I am so guilty of procastination and crying unnecessarily.I see people cry on TV and i join in, I see the lil girl fall down and cry and i start tearing up.Its just me but it becomes quite disturbing especially to family and friends who think u are weird.lol!
I love ur blog ONB!

Nilla said...

Procastination - so many of us are guilty of that..

lol @ crying over little things...wouldn't have guessed you're the mushy mushy type.

Have a wonderful weekend!

The Professor said...

I'm with you on procrastination. I keep procrastinating acting on my decision to stop procrastinating.

Nothing bad with the shaving. I do like a little hair ;-). At least I don't have to deal with the pedophilia feeling when the person in question looks too young.

Jaycee said...

lollll...

I eat weird too...
I get addicted to stuff easily too...especially if it fits my character...
hmmm...do I cry? Nahhh...except it's really somn that grabbed my chest...
Oh my gosh...I think I'm addicted to shaving too...

woah...I never really sat down to know I was addicted to certain things...lemme go and think...

Nice one..

The Mistress said...

LOVING YOUR LIST!!!

I can relate to many of these...except I'm very anal about shaving. And we all know I only have sex every few months but I shave my legs EVERY DAY and my "pussykat" every other day.

Hmmm...I might be addicted to shaving.

xsn said...

am not a big fan of shaving too...and the crying stuff that is so me..i never used to be like that..and i hate it..

exschoolnerd said...

o girl...its me with the previous comment.i logged in with a diffrent blogger id by mistake..olodo like me.

UnNaked Soul said...

@babaalaye: dem dey on your case... brace yourself, cos if a woman wants to know, they really know oh... lol

so you know the two... correct broda from anoda papa & mama... na curiousity carry me know sha... lol
"Just Opened" is like 10months ago..sey y'know? ;-)

@ONB, mszee, mimi: the day I went there (Lekki), ladies were asked to pay... Ikeja's is free until 10pm or 11pm (can't say the rule for ladies sha)

@ONB: I see some similarities... nbut no fetish for shoes but has for tee-shirts...

Onada said...

Yeah i heard about strip clubs in lagos - hilarious!!!! i even heard one of them has lebanese chicks....nawa oh..

Researcher said...

A strip club in ikeja. Somebody pls put up the exact address. I haven't done research in a while.

Ms zee said...

Are we sure there are no "full monty" strip joints in lagos??!!! I honestly think there are (very very private with membership fees almost hitting the roof and very impt people go there) ok so I had to do amebo with my Lag contacts.. sweetie, I am moving to lagos oooo.. I hear it is somewhere on the Island, it is open 3 nights a week. They do mostly bachelorette parties and private parties (clears throat) THIS IS LEGIT INFORMATION!

Jem said...

I never shave my legs ... am not so hairy though but its just a waste of time ...

UnNaked Soul said...

@ms zee: lol... involve me in your plans sha... esp. the bachelorette parry...

Ms zee said...

@ unnaked.. common boo, we are having a bachelorette and bachelor parry (joint) now!!! LOL

Mizunderstood whore said...

just digesting ur blog. new to this blog thing. I love ur answer to that dodoyo that replied to my sex post. i will go through ur blog list, kai i am kinda of late, i thot u were the only naija blogger. i don miss out on serious naija jist oh !

UnNaked Soul said...

@ms zee: wicked!!! lol!

UnNaked Soul said...

@ONB: there is a meme waiting for you on my blog... have fun... you'll be surprise the interpretation...

Vera Ezimora said...

I don't shave @ all.

WAIT!!!

B4 you pass out @ what I just said. What I mean is that I use hair removal cream. I'm too scared of cutting myself with the blade, so I don't try it @ all....especially down there.

Of course Baba Alaye will know where the strip clubs are! Homeboy is about to cum on ur blog o!

Vera Ezimora said...

hey where are the pictures of the shoes I asked u to post?

Vickii said...

Waxing is the way to go hun ... no worrying about shaving for weeks on end!

You have to go to Nigeria this Christmas okay! I'm sure you can avoid your idiot father (sorry, no offence) but you'll definitely have fun! And we can all go out which would be nice ... plus think of the Suya, chicken, beef, gizzard, all the suya you want all day every day!!

Have a great week hun!

Vickii said...

I'll even check out the strip club(s) with you!

Anonymous said...

i do hope everything you write is true because i can relate to every topic. you inspire me. i might have to start mine.

In my head and around me said...

Waxing is the way forward. Works for me!

I noticed this: "my best friend Naijadyme pointed this out to me last week". Have you guys made up?

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

In my Head and around Me: No...Naijadyme is my other best friend.. me and her were always cool... Sunshine is the one that I had the suprise party for and went through that whole 'unappreciation' drama thing.. we still haven't talked.. and it's alright.. life goes on... how've you been luv?

Anonymous said...

Can someone please post the address to the Strip Club in Lekki Phase 1. Been looking for it and cant. Directions and an address would be most helpful.