Wednesday, May 30, 2007

7

Papi tagged me to share 7 things most people don’t know about me:

  1. I was an army cadet as a teenager. For a year or two, I marched, patrolled, mountain climbed, kayaked, camped and shot rifles with the best of them. I once flirted with the idea of joining the Canadian armed forces… but I’m too cute to die (and my mom constantly reminds me that I haven’t started paying her back all the money she spent raising me).

  1. I’m not a big fan of my feet cos it can be such a hassle trying to find cute shoes that fit… size 11Ws on a female are not always a good look.

  1. I actually like all my nicknames- Editor, Passion, Breastina, Jolene, Storm, Phoenix… well with the exception of ‘cocoa tree’(DAMN YOU ayo... lol)

  1. I’m not photogenic at all. I only look good in about 3 out of 10 pictures(please do not take this as an admission that I’m ugly… in fact I’m so cute I almost can’t stand it… lmao. As a matter of fact when I was in high school in Nigeria, I won a yellow tray for being the most beautiful girl… probably cos there were only 12 girls in the entire school… and my principal liked me the most… lol). Apparently I have a 'picture face'… no matter what mood I’m in, anytime a camera appears, my face reverts to this scowl… the look of someone who just found out that the ‘chicken’ in the Chinese rice she just ate was actually ‘cat meat’… at times like this, I wish Tyra Banks was a blogger.

  1. I burn very easily. If I spend anything over an hour in the sun without some form of sunscreen… I develop tan lines. I guess I’m an Italian girl trapped in a Nigerian body.

  1. My favorite compliment to receive is about my laugh. See all my friends make fun of my laugh… apparently it sounds like a ‘push-and-start-car-engine’(lol… yes I realize I have horrible friends), so I’m always incredibly excited when people actually find my laughter cute(The bitches I call my friends tell me it’s because those people just want to make me feel better…

  1. I can’t ride a bike

I tag everybody whose blog I’ve commented on in the past 7 days…

43 comments:

TaureanMinx said...

I'm good hun. Cool meme

Nyemoni said...

LMAO!!!Geez... you're a trip! I like this one.... I'll do it sometime soon!

butterfliesandstars said...

Army cadet?...mehn, whatever works for you... ... ... though i wonder what place you were in then?

11 feet - makes you love the shoes more, right?

i'd fill it sometime soon...as soon as it takes me to think up seven things, i guess...

love...

Ugo Daniels said...

I always have da same thing wit da sun. I don't even come out again unless its dark and my room is always freezing cold, thanks to my Super Deluxe AC.

Hmmmm...u r not photogenic

Thankfully, am not doing this, cos, luckily for me, you havent commented in my blog in da past 7 days...Amen!

God, how i hate this moderation thingy. I HATE IT!

Idemili said...

Cop out. I don't do 'Meme' things. I wouldn't know where to begin.

Nosa said...

breastina? lmao

Mari said...

hello dear...been awhile.

What do u mean u can't ride a bike? You better learn before you have kids if not how do u explain yourself.

Soul said...

you can't ride a bike?.
Now that must be rectified IMMEDIATELY. how else are we going to make that long journey into the heart of Quebec in search of Jean Claude Van Damme look-a-likes.. (and yes I do know that he is Belgian... abeg lemme hear word jare)

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@TaureanMinx: That’s nice to hear… abeg if you meet one cute blonde and blue eyed bobo for there… ask am if im get brother… lol(baba alaye… no vex for this request oh)

@Nyemoni: can’t wait to read your responses… they’re always funny… how you doing miss west African Idol lover… lol

@butterfliesandstars: yes oh I was a cadet… serious one. Lazy me I couldn’t do pushups in the beginning…but at least by the time I left… I was able to do ‘girly pushups’… haven’t tried em in years… lord knows I might not even be able to anymore. Oh this cadet thing I’m talking about is in Canada… you couldn’t pay me enough to be a ‘Nigerian army cadet’… shio… I want die? Oh my gosh… you won’t believe one day I had watch duty during a camping trip so I had to watch all the tents from 3-6am. I saw a bloody coyote… as in the thing was staring me in the face… maaaaan… I was praying serious hail Mary… as in I was out of my mind scared… I think I stopped going a few weeks after… lol. Yeah my feet are ginormous for a girl… so when I find cute shoes I will pay anything to get em(well ‘anything’ for broke students like myself is probably different for others…

@Ugo Daniels: lol… you be vampire abi?

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@Idemili: You berra do this oh… there’s no excuse… absolutely none. It’s easy abeg… I’m sure you can think of 77 things we don’t know about you… we only ask that you share 7!

@Nosa: dang… where have you been dawg? Its been a long ass time… hope school went well… hopefully we read more from you now that it’s summer and enjoyment time… shey you don get summer job? And yes oh… breastina…(I won’t even explain the name… lol

@Mari: hey mami… it has been a while. I went on your blog a few days ago and it wouldn’t let me see your page… it was blank but I could see the comment section. I wasn’t sure if it was my computer or your blog… and decided I’d check you back later. I hope you’re doing fine sha… and Nigerican my other blog twin. How’s the fiancé(I never know if it’s an ‘e’ or ‘ee’.. shebi one is for the male and the other ones for the female? Clarify abeg… and when am I going to see a picture of the rock?) My dear I can’t ride a bike oh… last time I tried… I almost crashed into a car at the lights (I guess it serves me right for trying to challenge my sister on a busy intersection… especially when it was my first real bicycle lesson… and my last come to think of it)…

@Soul: Egbon mi I can’t ride one oh… actually when I was growing up, I used to have the one with the four wheels and I was great at it… but the two wheels are hell… I only tried once and it ended in disaster… perhaps I’ll get my sister to teach me again(I honestly don’t know how she knows how to and I don’t… I guess she took high school gym and I took biology… crap!) but yes oh I will follow on this journey but instead of Van Damme look-alikes… let’s look for a dude with the height of will smith, the eyes of Gary Dourdan, the skin of Tyson Beckford, the smile of Tyrese Gibson, the voice of Michael Jackson(lol… singing of course)… in fact let me stop here so I can concentrate on proofreading this document… lol.

Waffarian said...

Mba, mba, mba. You can't ride a bike? Look, you this girl, come and visit me A.S.A.P, can you swim? you better know how to swim oh!

Anonymous said...

You can't ride a bike? Aaaaw..you were probably at your Grandma's in Imo state during the years when you should have learned that. Interesting. Thanks for letting us know a little bit more about Storm.

temmy tayo said...

Thank God u have not left comment on my blog for a bout months now.lol

Daisy said...

I'll have to make some time to do this tag soon.

You should have seen me trying to ride a bike while I was in college. Not a pleasant sight.....but thank God sha, I overcame

dolly said...

Nice meme

jadedKiss said...

hey that excludes me!
no mind, i prob wont do it anyway. *turns nose up and scowls deeeeeeeeeply*

k uh.. i changed my bloglink. cuz i got tired of being jadenkiss.
its now geishakisses.. in case you're interested.

army huh? u are one cool cybersis!
x

Naija Vixen said...

LOL....breastina?won a yellow tray...hee hee. Impressed with the army cadet thingy tho!

ExcitedJade said...

lovely.. done it already.
have a beautiful weekend.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@Waffarian: lol... my dear i can't ride a bike oh... talkless of swimming... hehe... too many things when i no sabi... in fact i'm calling on you to teach me how to swim jare... i mean you never know when Noah's ark will land again... me i want to be able to get on it. lol i went swimming last week and to say that i'm challenged is an understatement...i almost collapsed under the water(and stupid me i wasn't even supposed to enter a pool for 8 weeks after my belly button piercing... something about the chlorine.. i think.. im gonna call Amy my piercer to find out if my piercing is in danger(hopefully not)

@Anonymous: lol... how'd you guess? but to be honest i can't put all the blame on Imo state.. i only really stayed there for a year or 18 months... so i could've learnt after.. but i was always too busy moving from one place to the other.. in fact let me not get into all that.. but shey its never to let to get the ball rolling

@Temmytayo: no you're wrong oh babe. i was on your blog last week! so you berra do dis maaaaan

@Daisy: lol.. knowing you.. you'll probably do it sometime next year...lol. oh wow so you can ride a bike now(at least knowing that you learnt while in college gives me hope.. i'm not the only one!)

@Dolly: THanks mami.. hope you're gonna do it as well

@Jadedkiss: cybersis mine... wassup? i miss uuuuuuuuuuuuuu... where the hell have you been?oh you have to do it... last time i went on your blog you had an entry from april 11.. babygirl its time to update now shio.. isn't the school semester over yet? i sha hope it's going well. i'll defintely check out your new blog link.. i just hope that you'll update this one more often cybersis.

@Naija Vixen: lol... i'm not even gonna go into the story of breastina(i'm sure you can figure it out.. lol).. yes oh i won the damn yellow tray and for the first month, i wouldn't let anybody in my house eat with it.. afterall it's not easy to be a 'high school beauty queen'... lmao. yes oh.. cadets for life(and my cadet leader was oh so sexy.. made everything so much more fun.. lol)

@ExcitedJade: yay.. i'll come check yours out soon. have a great weekend yourself... i have so much plans for the weekend but i don't know how i'm going to stretch myself to reach all of them... (guess ill figure something out)

The Last King Of Scotland said...

try to learn o. its a nice skill to have. i'll try to think of things most folks dont know bout me. nice post

londonnaijachic said...

I can totally relate on the big feet issue. I am 5ft 6 and i've got a size 8 feet so its pretty obvious.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@the last king of scotland: lol... are you volunteering to co-teach. waffy is my main teacher but the more the merrier... can't wait for your writeup.. have a great day angel

@londonnaijachic: i hope say you don come back to blogsville cos these days you're doing to much in and out... if i had size 8 feet.. i would probably own 567 shoes.. i swear cos you find shoes in every single store... i dont think your feet are huge for your height.. a lot of my friends who are about your height have 8,9 size feet(except it's different in england or something).. hope you're doing great mami

Pink-satin said...

lolo..i cant ride a bike too

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@pink-satin: lol.. now i dont feel so alone anymore.. i bet you can't swim either.. lol

Simply Gorgeous said...

Wow- overwhelmed, loved your responses. I feel sorry for you riding a bike is great. Don't worry babe I will teach u.

Young Miss Williams said...

Yeah someone complimenting your laugh is wicked, better than the usual, you have beautiful eyes one.

x mwah x

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@simply gorgeous: thanks mami... thanks oh..so i have you and waffy on board... i should learn in no time.. how you doing beeriful lady?

@young miss williams: lol... much much better... which is even better than the 'love your legs' one... dang now that its summer... wo wo we wa

Jaycee said...

ONB...how come I can't see ur email? Please can u drop ur email on my page if u don't mind...I wanted to....errrmmm...(I can't say it here...lol)...

he he he...(secret)

zaiprincesa said...

BREASTINA!!!????..U R A RAZZ BABE!!..lol..u know its all love...
And a lot of fine girls arenot photogenic oh...i would know...;)
Ive missed you though...well, ive been MIA sha...
Kewl meme...

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@Jaycee: I left it on your blog right now but i'll do it here again.. overwhelmednaijababe@gmail.com. lol

@zaiprincesa: lol@breastina.. no be me name myself oh... i've missed you zai i come dey wonder wetin you dey up to.. i hope you're back for good cos me i dont want any sporadic blogging from you rara... as for photogenic.. i've given up on that one long time ago.. although a friend did suggest a while back that perhaps if i start smiling in pictures.. it will help my case small... i'm thinking that one over... lol(and you berra do the tag)

Biodun said...

Italian girl trapped in a naija body bah, lol. I like this meme o, but sinc eu didnt comment on my blog in the last 7days, it exempts me, lol.

LondonBuki said...

You have no right!!! Today Today, you must learn to ride a bike! I will not accept it!

I learned when I was eight and you are... how old again?

You have no right!

LOL!

Nosa said...

..err...i'm staying for summer school...yes, I'm that much if a loser

Kpakpando said...

cocoa tree ke? breastina? nne u have some explaining to do

and i think i've heard your type of laugh before

SET said...

your legs looks good in the profile pic, so your pics are def hot.

Spook E said...

you can't ride a bike?

BWAHAHAHAHAH

sorry but..

BWAHAHAHAH

ok I'll stop now...






BWAHHAHAHAH

Justme said...

u wear a size 11 too? girrrrllll! we need to talk about sharing shoes.lol!

laspapi said...

hmm, army cadet? good one. you shot rifles too? I liked your mum's excuse to stop you joining the mounties. nice.

yeah, and that laugh...I'm not of the "push and start" school.

Chika said...

this is so funny

Vixen said...

Okay. I'll take a stab at it on Mysterious Meander.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@Biodun: lol… I have commented oh so you have absolutely no excuse oh lady… but this one you’re now talking about taking a break… me I don’t know oh…

@LondonBuki: lol… ahh so now you’re part of the crew that will teach me how to ride a bike… after that one we go tackle swimming… then cooking… lol(dang I no sabi many many things sha)… well for your information lady I used to ride a bike as a kid… it was just one of those 4 wheel ones… lol

@Nosa: ahhhh… burner aka genius… takeirrez oh… sha have fun and enjoy the summer in spite of it…. You still haven’t gisted me on the babes situation… shey you remember I’m your big blog sister and I’m here to yarn you the real truth about babes… lol…so you berra take advantage of it!

@Kpakpando: lol the cocoa tree one na him I no like at all… I guess my yeye friend Ayo calls me that cos I’m tall sha… but no worry I get worse name for her sha so it evens out. The breastina one is obvious now… lol… are you using style style to tell me that you know me ehn this babe?!

@Set: lol… that’s just my legs… I mean legs can’t really look bad in pictures… my face is the thing… 95% of the time I look angry in my picture.. and I’m one of the happiest people I know… something happens immediately a camera appears in front of me.. ahh well… I guess all of us have our little hang-ups…

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@Spook E: lol… I can’t ride a bike.. but come oh mr. Man.. instead of you to join my list of teachers… you’re busy laughing abi?! Abi are you sure that you self you know how to ride one? I don start to dey suspect you…

@Just me: lol… when I reach naija, me, you and exschoolnerd go go shoe shopping cos now I don’t feel so alone jare… all my friends have these tiny ass feet and can find shoes anywhere anytime… me I dey dey suffer oh that’s why I cherish my shoes like no man business.

@Laspapi: yes oh… so don’t ever try me cos I might shoot your little toe off… lol don’t worry papi I like you so I won’t hurt you… but sha keep it in mind say I get ‘military tendencies’ small… ah how you come sabi mounties?! You sure say you never carry style enter the wonderful nation of Canada before?! Momsi is just a character… one of the funniest people I know. Yay… you see why I’m going to name my first son papi… cos of your thoughts on ‘the laugh’

@Chika: wow babe it’s been a long ass time… welcome back… shey you’re going to do it as well… I hope you brought me some presents… cos otherwise me and you go enter leg inside trouser… I want chocomilo!!!!

@Vixen: hey vix… how you doing? Can’t wait to read your responses… dang it’s bloody hot in my house… off to take another shower… (sometimes I wonder why I complain about the winter…)

~Mimi~ said...

i cant ride a bike too.i try but can only go for about ten seconds,then i put my feet down and hop off quickly.

army cadet!! nice one!