Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Happy Birthday To Me

Today February 07, 2007, I finally turn 21.

The past twenty (one?) years of my life have been filled with many ups and downs.


I’ll borrow a couple of lines from Rocky Balboa- one of my favorite movies this year: “The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward.”

I am still standing… for that and much more, I am grateful.


I’m grateful for my mama… she’s my rock.


I’m grateful for my boyfriend… he’s my truth.


I’m grateful for my best friend Naijadyme… I’d be lost without her


I’m also grateful for my other friends (‘real’ and ‘blog-friends’, new and old) that have been there for me every step of the way.


This is my ‘brokest’ birthday ever… but here are a few things I think I deserve. I mean it’s not everyday a girl turns 21. They are:

3 new pairs of stilettos (lime or dark green, yellow and purple)

Getting my belly button repierced

Buying this terribly expensive ‘mod’ jacket that I’ve wanted for months

A white belted shirtdress

A bright orange Blazer for when the reds and yellows and blues aren’t funky enough


It’s a great thing my birthday this year is on a Wednesday… I always look prettier on Wednesdays… lol.


I can’t wait to see what surprises people have in store for me… I know they’re gonna be good!


I’m gonna French kiss the first person to call to wish me happy birthday(at 12 am on the dot of course)… lmao… wouldn’t it be a shame if it’s Naijadyme who calls me and not my boyfriend… hehe.


Endnote: AQUARIUS’S ROCK!!!

81 comments:

naijadyme said...

lol... wat do u mean u cant kiss naija dyme or wat?? imnot worth ur kisses...dats it our friendship of "24 years" is ova...lol.. neways babe.... HAPPY B-DAY although i was not the first to call u i was the first to write on here so does it still count??????

love u loadz wishin u all the best on ur special day!!!!

chainreader said...

awwww. naijadyme beat me to the french kiss! hahahaha.

Happy birthday babe! you rock!

Soul said...

Happy Birthday aburo.
I'm very very proud of you.
oya where is the birthday cake?.

Don't forget any birthday money you get, just pass along to me for safe keeping (smile)

- enjoy

azuka said...

Happy Birthday Overwhelmed!

Any money that won't fit in the corner of Soul's wrapper can be passed to me for safe spending ;-).

NaijaBabe said...

HAPPY BDAY, hope u have a lovely day!

Omosewa said...

Happy Birthday girl.

Have fun!!!

Ineka said...

Happy Birthday GIRL!!!!! Yaaaaaaay, you're finally Legal (In the states, at least)..so I promise that If I ever jam you at a party, drinks are totally gonna be on me.
Have a blessed day ma, I wish you many more years of Love, joy, peace, great friends, great sex, Makossa jams for you to dance to, shoes and all the wonderful things that you wish for yourself.

*Muah*

Elle said...

hey honey.... A very happy birthday to you. My big sister's birthday is tomorrow. I hope your day is full of joy and splendour!!! Have a good one. Happy Birthday...

xx

Nigerican said...

AQUARIUS people ROCK baby!!!!! Happy birthday deary,get drunk off u're ass 4 me : )...of course all the while being responsible. Kisses.

Nyemoni said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL............... I wish you all the best!!! Mwah! xoxoxox

In my head and around me said...

Happy Birthday to you! So does naijadyme get the kiss?

Gridl0ck said...

Happy Birthday, Overwhelmed. I know it's pat twelve... dang, I was hoping I'd get the kiss. If not for these time zones...

TaureanMinx said...

Only Taureans rock but HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVE. Hope you have a fantabulous time. Go to any store of your choice, say my name and pick up any of the shoes you requested.

omohemi Benson said...

Happy Birthday luv,
I will send you some blog pounds to spend.

Have a jolly good day,
Because you are jolly good fellow and you are the BOMB!

temmy tayo said...

Happy Buffday darling.

May God continue to uphold you and your loved ones.

Send me cake down fast.

londonnaijachic said...

Happy birthday sweerie!Goodhealth, happiness and peace shall be yours.Have a lovely day and Enjoy
Lots and lots of love.

LondonBuki said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! ENJOY YOUR DAY! And hope you get wonderful surprises :-)

Uzo said...

Happy birthday darling. May this year be full of great great suprises and some healing too.

Favoured Girl said...

Happy Birthday babe, you are now an "adult" at last eh? Whatever you do to celebrate, I hope you have a wonderful day to remember! x

Nilla said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADMOISELLE!!!

Wishing you only the best today and in the years to come.

Oh, and I brought you a gift.....Carolina - Awilo :-)

Have a wonderful day dear.

BabaAlaye said...

Happy Birthday Darling

laspapi said...

VERSES IN THE STORM

Today, Silently
I look out, lost in thought

At a rain-darkened world
and all of nature's wrath.
I recall our travels, the many battles fought
and the sounds of our pursuers as we ran before...
stumbling, pleading, praying...

I remember the many doors
shut in our faces
The times hope was snatched from our hearts
And the long, cold days
And the hungry, tired nights

I look to my side today
And see Mama
Seated quietly too,
thinking, musing
on this journey of one and twenty years
And how far we have come
since then.
Fire comes in, a quiet smile
She sits by Mama
who holds her hand

We have come a long way,
Fire and I,
With this mother
who with her strength kept us
as another mother called fate
lashed at us, kicked and clawed...
We were unscathed, unbroken, unbent,
Mama had done her work well.
But sometimes I see her quiet tears
for she gave her years
that we might live.

Now, pain is a fading memory
the hunters call gone forever
laughter now constant in our midst
and our thoughts are those of peace.

But today,
I will stand and muse and pray
on that journey of one and twenty years
and ask that the lessons taught
may never be lost on me.

I love you, Storm.

Daddy's Girl said...

Happy Birthday Overwhelmed!! Have a fantastic day! And may loads of good things (the very best) come your way. Nice poem by laspapi - great birthday gift for you.

Calabar Gal said...

Happy Birthday Love!!! You have finally come of age. I stayed up past midnight last night to give u some loving but blogger wouldnt let me sign into old blogger. They keep on referring me to beta blogger which I didnt want. (Abi na by force?) So that was how I abandoned my mission in frustration and went off to bed. (smile)

Wishing you the very best and loads more in the years ahead. Happy Birthday!!!!

Confessions of a moody crab said...

Happy birthday babe! Have fun being a year older. *hugs*

Thoughts said...

Happy birthday luv

Ms zee said...

tiyeonigbaje

Ms zee said...

Happy birthday love..

Wishing you the best of everything.. and more shoes for your feet.. LOL

Enjoy

Simply Gorgeous said...

Happy, Happy, Birthday!

I wish you could hear me sing... You would have enjoyed it.

I wish you get all the items you listed and more.

UnNaked Soul said...

Happy Buffday overwhelmed!!! Welcome to "adulthood"...watch out for the signs..It is boring in here, its like loosing touch of that connection with the universe and you have to spend the rest of your live trying to reconnect... Adulthood is a bitch, it fucks you, cook for you, and burst you nuts all at once...

Happy twenry fest buff dai... may your days be filled with fest and feast, and more cum to your clit... *wink*

With love from the unNaked Soul

Daisy said...

Happy Birthday girl. I pray you have a great day, better still, a fulfilled year. Have a blast and stay on top

zaiprincesa said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! May God Grant you all ur Heart's desires.....

nosa101 said...

Happy birthday

Akin said...

Happy Birthday,
Wishing you many happy returns.

9jamommy said...

Happy Birthday!! All the best, please do something crazy it's your 21st birthday it only happens once!

tiwalade said...

Have a wonderful birthday Love! you deserve it

Kpakpando said...

Happy Birthday chick, enjoy well well

bayusch said...

happi buvday gurl! More ogogoro for u!
Hope the year brings for you the best it's got in stock! Welcome to your year of happiness!
Enjoy the day to tha max!

imoted said...

AQUARIANS ROCKS!!!!!!!, precisely the february ones... LOL. Happy 21st birthday. Mine is in a few days.. Yipee!!!

Eagle's Nest!!! said...

Happy Birthday and many happy returns! I pray for God's protection over you. His shield and buckler shall be heavy around you! Amen.

Have a blast!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY birthdayto our sweet OWNB. May you have many prosperous years

Mari said...

Happy Birthday ONB. Now you can party anywhere..legally!

Have a lovely birthday and may God continue to watch over you as always. Lots and lots of blessings to come your way.

Flirtygucci said...

Happy birthday sweetie

exschoolnerd said...

i wanted to be the first to wish you a happy birthday but i guess 43 people beat me to it..damnnn!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL...Hope this day is as special as u are.May the years continue to be good to you.
Remember ur not getting older,ur getting better...one luv!

Naija Sapphire said...

Happy Birthday girl! Hope you have a very wonderful day.

ceecy29 said...

Happy 21st ONB!!!

Jeremy said...

Happy birthday - have a ball, or at least a sloppy sultry french kiss...

Rosie said...

Happy Birthday darl, mine was last week and yes WE AQUARIANS ROCK!! We bees the best! ;) Have a good one! Ur blog makes my day...tk care, bisous xxx

Discombobulated Diva said...

Happy birthday... u're right, you only turn 21 once... go ahead and splurge on your birthday... its all about u!!!

have a great day!!!
~DD

Vickii said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear overwhelmed, happy birthday to you! (I'm singing to you by the way, if you couldn't tell).

I hope you have an amazing birthday and you get every single thing you want ... you deserve it!

How will you be celebrating? Oh and I love birthday cake, so feel free to send me a piece!

confusednaijagirl said...

happy birthday!!!!!
may all your dreams come true. '

send us some birthday cake oh!!!!

Jaycee said...

happy birthday dearie...

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

Hope you have a fantabulous birthday, and pray that today will mark the begining of great and wonderful blessing instore for you.

Have a wonderful day, and tell us what you got up to.

diamond said...

Happy Birthday sweetie....

BabsBETA said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Overwhelemed.

I am new here and I can see you're one of the great darlings on blogger.

Wish you a great year filled marked with life defining strides.

RJ said...

Happy Birthday sweetie...

Mona said...

Happy Birthday :o)

Poetic Justice said...

happy birthday to you! happy birthday to you! Happy birthday overwhelmed, happy birthday to you.
Hugs from moi!

Nanya said...

Happy birthday

Cherub (former Bijouxoxo) said...

Thank God the day isn't over here yet. I would've been pissed at myself if i didn't wish u a happy b'day. Happy b'day dear, hope u had a blast of fun. May the Lord perfect all that concerns u now and forevermore- Amen.

Bluntremi said...

Happy Birthday darling!!!

YAY...youre finally legal...watch out world!!!

Just Thinking Out Loud! said...

Happy Birthday, OWNB! Wish you long life and prosperity. Hip Hip Hip Hooray!!! : ) All the best!

Naijadude said...

BUT I WAS THE FIRST ONE THAT CALLED

chainreader said...

hahahaaa. naijadude wants his kiss!

pucker up, babe!

Yosh said...

Happy belated birthday! I hope you had fun and things turned out way better than u expected! :)

chidi said...

happy birthday gal!

Noni Moss said...

Hey sorry this is late but HAPPY BIRTHDAY - hope you had a fabulous day!

Young Miss Williams said...

Better late than never but... HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you had a good one :)

x mwah x

Desola said...

Oh no! I was meant to post yesterday! How could I have missed this? I'm so sorry hun. I know you had a blast.

Happy Birthday Overwhelmed. We love you!!!

Olawunmi said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET CHILD!

eyecandy said...

Happy birthday overwhelmed! Hope you had/have a nice birthday.

NaijaBloke said...

Hey Sweetheart,

Happy belated birthday o,I know am late but u know how it is now ...

No probs,I will always make it up to u now,as we use to do.so why dont we go back to the days when we use to sit in front of the fireplace,sipping on some seaman schnapps and some dubonnet with grilled bushmeat-to-go from Ali down the road...

Happy birthday baby,pray as u step more and more into the adulthood life,God will give u the wisdom,understanding and knowledge to navigate thru it.

Take care and hope u had a lovely day

babzent said...


Better Late than NEVER!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Dami said...

happy birthday!

yes feb rocks!

chicka said...

happy bday gurl

yankeenaijachick said...

Hey girl, l hope it's not yet late. Happy happy birthday to you. Where the party going to take plac? You know we love you girl. Stay blessed and may God grant you all your heart desires.

Biodun said...

Happy bday girl!! I love ur list for things 2 get. Have a blessed n wonderful day n may God continue to bless you and watch over your every step (In Jesus name)

Bella Naija said...

Happy Birthday darlin!
U totally deserve the best...
MUAH

Bella

Mocha said...

Happy Birthday in arrears honey.
Sorry I didnt send u a msg earlier, I was away & just got back.
Welcome to the 21 & over club..and all its benefits..lol..you think sex is great right now? Get ready to have your world rocked in your mid 20s!!..lol..thats my pressie to you right there; peeps wud kill for that info..lol..
God bless you real good gurl, may HE grant you every heart's desire..

EXCESSIVE-DIVA said...

HEY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY BLOGVILLE ABURO..ALL THE BEST IN THE YEAR..GOOD HEALTH,SUCCESS ETC ETC.
KEEP DOING YOU...UR BLUNT NATURE AND ALL..IT RAWKS...LIKE A STIFF DICK...
MWAHHHH

Purple Flower said...

Dang, talk about being popular on blogsville! People have turned out in full force to wish you Happy Birthday. Well, I'm one of them now!