Tuesday, February 27, 2007

I Know

I carved out this here spot so I could escape prying eyes

I know you know this spot… and I know how you found it

I know you know it’s me and I couldn’t bloody care less

I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE OFF CERTAIN ENTRIES, MAKE THE BLOG INACCESIBLE OR DELETE IT

You will not run me off my spot!!!


You’re a nosy bastard

You love to play the victim and think yourself quite smart… but I always have been and always will be one step ahead of you.


I know after reading this you will wish there is something you could do to hurt me in 'real life'… but I won't be blown away by your 'tide'... It's mild and I have my life jacket on


You’re a coward

You’d wish to pretend you don’t know this spot

But you do know it

And I know you do

And now you know that I know you know it


I know you won’t stop coming though

You’ll come here to gorge on my words… but that’s all you’ll ever be… a gluttonous voyeur


I know you’ll go into my archives if you haven’t already…

You’ll read everything I ever wrote and compare it against what you ‘know’


You’ll bookmark me and check up here every 2 hours for updates


You’ll try to talk the same… try to act the same…


BUT I SEE THROUGH YOU


… if only you were inside my head…


Ah... actually… you are sort of in my headyou’re on my BLOG!!!


In spite of that, you will always be on the outside looking in… so in your own sweet time… FUCK OFF!!!

52 comments:

Ms zee said...

Please dont tell me this is for mum!!!!!

Is it for your ex-best friend??

oh I am first
and NO i wont pull a Vera on you...

How was your spring break??

Ms zee said...

Please dont tell me this is for mum!!!!!

Is it for your ex-best friend??

oh I am first
and NO i wont pull a Vera on you...

How was your spring break??

Ms zee said...

i am so sorry, I am se(x)ond... do i get a gift for being 3rd?

Actually 3 gifts te he he he

ijeoma obu iheoma said...

i hate people such as the type you just described.. a fools fool is perhaps the best description for them

Diary of a Mad Soulful Sista said...

lmfao! i wonder who this is, pls in the name of God, i tek God's forefathers beg u, plsssss tell me who u're talking about! i beg u, pls, i'm too fukin curious!


shit!
tell meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Diary of a Mad Soulful Sista said...

pickup ya gotdem phone!

Elle Woods said...

ewo....calm down enh.Pele.

bhookey84 said...

wooosahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh , pele dear!

Anonymous said...

who are talking to? please tell us who you are talking to

Nyemoni said...

I know, I know!!! Abegi, fashy jo. Pele dear.

Nigerican said...

my nosy ass boyfriend went thru my history and found my blog.My blogs not private or nothing but it's mine and i hate my nosy ass people.STAY OFF MY GIRLS BLOG CREEP (@ ONB - i'm right ,right? this person sounds creepy).Kisses deary.

Calabar Gal said...

oh, oh!!! who found ur blog? Ur ex?

stranger said...

howdi friend, guess wat? its my birthday today...drop me a line on my blog...

Favoured Girl said...

Overwhelmed's got blog-stalkers! Don't mind them girl. If anyone is brave enough, they should talk about it with you face to face.

Naijadude said...

Who is the stranger, dreaded soul that just found out about your blog, yet creeping? I so wanna know!!

confusednaijagirl said...

pls who found your blog? Damn people are getiin outed everyday.

Noni Moss said...

Whoa! Pele. I can feel your anger/frustration/irritation coming off in waves. Whoever this person is will inevitably end up feeling small and accept their irrelevance in the grand scheme of things. Do you.

uknaija said...

Wow...this is deep

snazzy said...

I got three things to say:

First: ONB recently you have personified the number one rule in story teling: leave 'em wanting more.

Second: all of you are a bunch of amebos. Yes you too.

Third: This babe, you better come correct with the rest of the story kia kia.

36 INCHES OF BROWN LEGS said...

babe who you dey fight? take it easy o

delilah 3 said...

wetin happen? wont bother to speculate but were u referring to yourself? neways take it easy

tiwalade said...

ONB it's gud how u're not letting the person making u to "close shop" and leave blog spot.
The person will only know and keep it in their head cos they'll be too chicken to tell u they know. so dont let it bug u, u hear?

Vanilla said...

Hey Gal

Hope you are fine.

Kafo said...

mercy
forget the B'
male or female
each moment u spend thinking about the fool is a moment lost
u r more than that
forget abourrit

Simply Gorgeous said...

I have just read your post. I won't even ask about who you are referring to because if you wanted us to know you would have mentioned it. Just take it easy and don't let anyone stress you out babe.

Ineka said...

Let it out babe. Woooosah!!!

Mrs Somebody said...

take a deep breathe in........then out....in again.......now let it out....Who are you talking to???

stuck in my throat o said...

Gosh Girl, who dey vex you? NDO.
I hope whoever it is meant for gets the message.

UnNaked Soul said...

na who don push ONB red-vex-button? wetin sef? shuuo! can't a sista eat guguru & epa with some telling her it is popcorn and peanuts? fuckin gazers!!!

exschoolnerd said...

breathe..breathe...i know how u feel...

enough people i didnt want to read my blog now read it..but i cnt be bothered anymore jare..

Uzo said...

Oh my. LOL. Well said but my dear, you have to learn to ignore people like this. Dont let them get to you...

stranger said...

thank you for coming...really appreciate that. i had a great time...and i saved you a piece of cake

Anonymous said...

Is it me b'cos the last time i checked your blog was open to everyone who stumbles upon it. I guess anyone who remotely knows you will figure out who you are by reading ur blog as ur life story is on there.
My dear, you too like drama, abeg go siddon for one corner and to the rest of your blog family, please stop patronising her. the girl don craze finish, please seek some therapy for your attention seeking. well, that's my opinion!!!

Mari said...

Dear ONB, hope you've been well. I've been very busy with work thats why there are no updates on my side. But I'll be back sooner than you think. Have fun.

omohemi Benson said...

Now that the anonymous reader,knows that you know.

He/she/it, is warned!
Take it easy love,don't brood over things you can't control.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@Everybody: Thanks for the words...The person I wrote it for knows who they are... It's someone in my real life that wants to intrude on my blog life... A nosyass motherfucker like you never knew before. You guys know I share just about everything here but I can't really talk more about the person or give more clues about the situation... cos I want the person to know that I know... but I don't necessarily want to be stupid about it and mention the persons name you know... but like I said... it's all good... I just wanted the person to know that I'm onto them and not bothered by it... THE SHOW MUST GO ON!!!

@Anonymous: I've been following your little blog comment career... it would seem you’re bent on getting a little attention from me… It’s obvious you read my blog just to criticize something… it’s either the way I write, the things I write, what did you call it last time… the works of a fantasist… You seem like a big fan of fiction (which my writing on this blog most certainly isn’t)… so why don’t you just run along and visit a bookstore or LondonBuki’s book blog. I’m getting a little bored with your little snarky comments and overall condescension. I’m honestly quite surprised you didn’t even read my last mummy Sunday post and tell me I dreamt up everything my father did in my head… cos it seems you know my world or my life better than I do. YOU DO NOT PAY ME TO BLOG, NOR COULD YOU RECOGNIZE ME FROM EVE OR RUTH ON THE STREET, SO PRAY TELL… WHY WOULD I NEED TO WAX POETIC ABOUT THINGS THAT NEVER HAPPENED… WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO GIVE ME? A BOOK DEAL IN REAL LIFE? A BLOG CERTIFICATE IF I MAKE UP THE BEST STORIES? OR A BLOG DIPLOMA? Is it recognized in the real world? No? Then I suggest you zip it and enjoy or get the hell on out. It is obviously not my fault that I lead an interesting life and the only excitement you have in yours is to come here and try to tear my writing to shreds. YOU HAVE NO NAME, NO FACE… NO WORDS anonymous… but you want to… so you come here on almost every post with your little critiques… If I like drama or whatever… I don’t think it’s any of your business seeing as I don’t write for you… and you don’t pay my bills… if I needed to go to therapy… I think that’s none of your business either… although I do have a feeling you’d be the first person on my blog calling for an update if I went away for too long.

Last thing: I will have you know… ON MY BLOG YOUR OPINION REALLY DOESN’T COUNT FOR SHIT… SO LIKE I SAID EARLIER… ENJOY THE RIDE… OR BUMP THE FUCK OFF!!!

Kpakpando said...

oh my damn, anonymous e nu go? She said go and jump inside River Niger.

ONB yoga helps to calm down.

Diary of a Mad Soulful Sista said...

OWNB, i swear u must be really important o, look how much dis sad waste of matter dey try get ya attention...!!!
no but seriously o, any morrafoka who is not about to log on with their real ID, can go fuk a dog or sharraafakap! quite frankly if de bish was worth shit, he/she/it would have had enough spine to at least, comment with it's ID... (watch the bitch come reply now. i bet it'll lie that it doesnt have a blog) nonsense... oloshi...
P.S
btw- if this "annonymous" person really is who i think it is, then u are a fukin fool! u with dat ya face wey look like devil doodoo. nonsense
now u don get de attention wey u dey seek... r u happy? asinwin oshi

Anonymous said...

you were right on point there, i absolutely love fiction, hence the reason why i 'love your blog' . where you were wrong was my 'critique of ur work'. i have never criticised your writing, infact i love your style of writing. However i, rightly or wrongly strongly believe that you have a tendency to exaggerate the truth because of ur 'broad imagination'(fantasist - ring any bells?).
Regarding your post on mummy sunday, i have to state here that i believe your past happened as you have narrated, however the only comma was the 'abduction attempt' by ur mum; come on overwhelmed even a naija movie script would have written that better - and therin lies the problem; your narrative lacks a certain kind of originality and fluidity that is usually present in non fiction stories. It's too well thought out, too perfect almost predictable, always expected to be as dramatic as required just like you would expect in a scorcese or tarantino movie script. In comparison to your fellow bloggers i.e london buki, calabar girl, babalaye, vicki, to name but a few; there is an originality to the way they narrate their tales that is lacking in yours, it's not orchestrated, it's not tampered with, not perfect, not set out to shock or get a reaction, it's just true - a true story.
You obviously like drama, you like a reaction and you always set out to shock. Nothing wrong with that, but the attentive 'eye'can always pick up the 'large loopholes', the chain that does not connect the sequence of events, the stories that don't add up etc. I have picked up quite a few ( i be detective oh!) which are quite glaring and could share them with your fellow bloggers should you permit me to do so - guess that will get them thinking...

I have to add here on a final note that i have only visited your blog thrice, this being the third and i thoroughly enjoy it and if you do go for therapy, of cos i would be the first to check on your progress. Can't afford to 'FUCK OFF' just yet - your words not mine as swearing is definitely not my style.

Anonymous said...

@ diary of a mad soulful sista; isn't it ironic that you accuse me of cowardice? i can bet on my life that your parents did not christen you diary of a madsoulfulsista and as a result i would suggest you reveal your real name and stop hiding behind the above alias. Infact i had the oppurtunity to view your blog as i had not, before now stumbled upon it and from your posts, i can see you have been 'fucking dogs' all your life.
As you rightly stated i do not have a blog, never had and probably never will. I only became aware of what blogging entailed when i stumbled upon bellanaija's blog 2 weeks ago as i was googling an african designer. I must confess that i have been addicted ever since as i have a ravenous appetite for all manner of information. I'm certainly not who you think i am. Like me or loathe me, i'm just a random blog reader who feels the need to comment as freely as everyone else who has access to public blog rooms.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@Anonymous: I’m sure it’s great for you that you love fiction… I’m sure your local book authors are pleased with your patronage… I on the other hand couldn’t possibly care less. I’m sure I’m supposed to be excited that you ‘love my style of writing’… but I hope you don’t take it too hard that I couldn’t care less about that either… especially not after reading the sentences that followed that particular proclamation. You ‘strongly believe that I have a tendency to exaggerate the truth because of my broad imagination’. Well you’re wrong Anonymous! I don’t exaggerate jackshit on my blog. Everything that’s in here is my life and my truth… I’m not an aspiring playwright like you might think… I’m just someone who loves words… and is not afraid to use them. The beauty of words is that you can use them to tell the same story in 7 different ways without changing anything in the story. I don’t need to lie or exaggerate the truth because my life is ‘exciting’ and ‘dramatic’ enough as it is… besides… drama is in the eye of the reader. What reads like a work of fantasy to you is something that just happened to me after dinner last night… or on my way from the mall on Saturday. Anonymous… you kill me… you really do… the ‘abduction attempt’ you said is the only ‘comma’ in my story… I don’t understand… is it that my mom didn’t try to take us in the cab… is it that my aunty didn’t come and get us… is it that my mom wasn’t actually there and I dreamt the entire scene up… was it that it was actually my great grand mother but just to make it a ‘mummy Sunday’ post… I changed the character to my mom? I’d really love for you to shed more light on that seeing as you know my life more than I do… and you are quite the ‘omniscient’ being. A Naija Movie script might’ve been better than my last mummy Sunday post… WELL THAT’S BECAUSE IT’S NOT A NAIJA MOVIE SCRIPT!!! I am not a playwright… that’s my life… and in real life… sometimes you don’t have Patience Ozokwor and Pete Edochie and Rita Dominic and all the drama they bring to the script. Sometimes in real life… it reads ‘weirder’ than a movie script. And I wonder… since you said you actually ‘sort of believed’ some part of the mummy Sunday…. How come you didn’t comment on that one? It’s only when you believe there’s some ‘discrepancy’… some ‘gross exaggeration’… some ‘lies’… that you feel the need to post… you love my style of writing indeed… YOU ARE A CRITIC… AND OF NO USE TO ME!


My narrative lacks originality and fluidity that is present in non-fiction stories? What the hell are you on about? What originality does one display in a non-fiction story. FYI: A NON FICTION STORY IS A LITERARY NARRATIVE BASED ON REAL EVENTS. So if a story is based on real events, why should it be original… you’re just telling it like it happened… doesn’t matter if it’s happened before… will happen again… SIMPLY DOESN’T MATTER… because it’s based on ‘real events’…. So I think you should rethink your statement about originality and fluidity… I mean things are not always fluid when they’re real life events… THEY JUST HAPPEN AND YOU WRITE THEM ACCORDINGLY! It’s when you write fiction that you have to have all the answers… Anonymous Smarty Pants… have you really done your research?


All the bloggers you have mentioned, I am fans of… they all have different writing styles… and the beauty of words and our love of them… is that we can use them in different ways to express ourselves… WE CANNOT ALL BE CLONES FOR HEAVENS SAKE!!!
I still wonder how you know the way I write or the things I write are ‘orchestrated’ and ‘tampered with’… once again… It would seem you’re “omniscient”… if you’re not… I highly suggest you shut the fuck up then!

Anonymous I’m quite sure you wouldn’t criticize someone who posted up blogs every day saying… ‘nothing has happened in my life lately’… I think you should refrain from criticizing someone who says ‘a lot has happened in my life lately’.

Mr. Attentive Eye… I would certainly love for you to show us these ‘glaring loophooles’ and ‘chains that don’t connect’ and ‘stories that don’t add up’ (I hope you remember what I wrote up in the first paragraph… in real life(unlike the fiction that you’re such a big fan of)… not everything adds up!). You want to get bloggers to thinking… alright Martin Luther Anonymous… go on… make it happen!

Ah third time’s supposed to be the charm… ‘supposed’ being the keyword… I couldn’t be less thrilled. I think you’re the one with the problem Anonymous…I really would like to know the reason why you’d think I need to go to therapy… because I’m an ‘aspiring playwright’ or have a ‘broad imagination’? I wasn’t aware that these things were problems… but being the ‘resident omniscient’, ‘current blogger therapist’ and ‘fiction expert’, I’m sure you’ll shed a bit more light on that.
You could fuck off or not… but to be perfectly honest with you… you’re beginning to bore me as you repeat the same phrases over and over again… nothing really new… nothing really exciting… and we all know I’m a lover of all things new and exciting… ahhh… I feel a blog post coming on… lol.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Anonymous: By the way, If it's only your 3rd time on my blog... what makes you such an expert on 'me'?

Diary of a Mad Soulful Sista said...

actually ya, ma name IS MadSoul Sista... u're mad wrong, ma parents DID name me dat!
Lmao u guess i been "fuckin dogs" all ma life? is this because i told u to go fuck a dog?
well miss/mista/"it" "annonymous". i am sorry. i was only tryna help. u appeared to be extrememly jobless and bored... i was merely suggesting extracurricular activities you may go indulge in since you obviously didnt have anything better to do than making negative comments (about someone you obviously adore, if i may add) .
i can tell that the day OWNB decides to quit bloggin, u'll be the first to commit suicide.
and if u thought she was fabricating all or even some of the info, so fuckin wat?!!!
no truly and honestly, who really gives a whores' nuts if all dat shit was made up??? does anyborry care?
u're a cunt for tryna git at her, and a lil shit for tryna make it sound excusable....
damn idiotic liar
btw, ...too much story, i doubt i asked u for all dat info...

Diary of a Mad Soulful Sista said...

lol Jesu Kriste ooooo!!!
OWNB, dats an essay u wrote up there! this one go tek me 8 days to read....
okay, here i go

Diary of a Mad Soulful Sista said...

oh ma god, i get a feeling, this is really starting to get to u.
no babes... seriously, dont even let this who-knows-what-it-is-of-a-thing stress you...
if it wasnt for the bad weather (and the bottomless pit of emptiness wey dey for ma wallet), we'd go get a nice soothing massage...
but since it looks like old man winter's b-day out there, i guess u'll just have to settle for ma words over the net.
dont let this 2-dollar-heiffer attention-whore stress u...
u've done it trillions of times and its the one thing u have over me (other than ur height, ur smartness, ur catchy smile, ur boobs, ur bum... damn... this is sad... i need to start upgrading monself),... ignore unworthy beeshes! i mean... if u were able to ignore dat fakin "i-wanna-call-a-cab" incident, HOW IN DE NAME OF BOOTY can u reply to this "thing"?
u've always had serenity even in the presence of quakes! and this morrafoka aint even but nothin... abeg u in the name of jehoooooo!!! ... pls, ignore'am before u exert energy wey hin no even deserve, over'am

Kpakpando said...

mehn anonymous went to school oh, see as he/she/it just dey blow grammar, on yeye blog.

Anonymous said...

OVERWHELMED..
i know who this annonymous is.
she went on another website and stirred up some shit and ended up creating a string of user IDs.
by reading through her replies, i know who she is.
she was BETTYBOOP,on soem random naija site like that.and she developed the same atitude of feeling she KNOWS EVERYTHING,coupled with a sickening self righteous expert detective air.
she was exposed as the psycho that she is.
she gets a kick out of doing this.
and if i were you,id just ignore it.she will soon find nother blogger to harrass.

Anonymous said...

man, una have time. this is a virtual world. remember that, everything can be nothing. stop getting so emotional. the only blogs to be taken seriously are the non-anonymous ones. everything else, with a pinch of salt.

FAN, said...

@ annonymous & ONB..
"everything else, with a pinch of salt"
WELL SAID... fiction or non- fiction its gets us all interested especially even when we have shit to do! ONB u need to be a writer..ur writing is CLASSIC and u have a captivating path with your imaginations being u have experienced it or not, for sure a best seller!
Paris Hilton's lifestlye is being GLAMOURISED in the US.. what is wild and obscure for some is the norm for others. wild and obscure behaviour is a GENERATIONAL thing now as they say "FREE SPIRITED" .. hate it or love it majority of the youths are on that mindset.. most peeps are riding on that bandwagon..

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

oh dear!!!

Diary of a Mad Soulful Sista said...

just a little reminder... u may kindly fuk off if u dont like what ppl have written on their blogs... (i think sometimes we forget that)...AND dont nobody ever have to tell no fukin truth so really, if anyone decides to lie, then so wat??? (abi se u be sum kin lie-popo?) se no be u carry ya bow legs waka com de site? abi pesin beg u? ITK oshi
i applaud ppl who tells "the whole truth" on their blogs but i dont think its a must... afterall, na u kno why u open de blog, na ya own site na! and if u no Tell the whole truth, a u kno why! however, i definitely do have nuff respect for bloggers who keep it real because i ko its hard to tell the "whole truth"...
OWNB... whens the next post jere...
and how was da parry (musta been mad borin without me ;)

Maiden Voyage said...

Wait a minute. Overwhelmed what is going on? I've been away too long o. What is this new trend of people telling people how to run their own ship? The era of "I too knows" have started again. Here we go, with so called "Blog Police" unnecessarily calling people out. Anywho babes don't sweat it o. It won't be real life if people didn't try to quench your fire. Blog world apparently is not exempt of the parasites that bug us.