Monday, September 03, 2007

Cranberry

I love cranberries with a passion that’s not my own… a passion of the same magnitude that Marilyn Monroe had for diamonds in the charming 1957 classic ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’

Cranberry is the colour of my heart...

I buy cranberry herbal tea bags, crystallized cranberry tea, cranberry flavoured cheesecake, cranberry muffins, cranberry pies, cranberry waffles and similar pastries.

I’d rather cranberry juice than any other… and lace it with anything from vodka to rum for a ‘boozier taste’
(Note that said ‘lacing’ usually only occurs on some weekends… in bars, clubs or other places of group dancing… I decided from a very young age to experience life sober)

I love ‘cranberry-chunked’cereal… but the general mill and even kelloggs versions pale in comparison to my favorite(st) cereal in the whole wide world… Woodland Berry Granola (WBG)

If it were a singer, Woodland Berry Granola would be a Celine Dion… high notes and heart-felt harmonies ($5000 more for alliteration please)

If it were a song, WBG would be Sheryl Crow and Sting’s “Always by your side”… delightful and definitely NOT ‘over-played’

Woodland Berry Granola is a Manolo Blahnik of a cereal if you will… not for the price… but the make… the aesthetic as well as digestive appeal.

The slightly sweet taste of almonds juxtaposed against the tart and tang of cranberries in a crunchy granola background… it’s almost too much… an embarrassment of taste one might say.

Fact: There is an awesome punk rock group named ‘The Cranberries’.
(no… I’m not prejudiced because they name themselves after this fruit I adore… I like them as a result of their lyrics, musical arrangements and umm vocal abilities)

Fiction: All addictions are bad.
I realize it might seem like a bad idea to have any addiction at all… but considering what other ‘celebrities’ my age are getting into these days… drugs, booze fests and all-around craziness… I think a little ‘cranberry’ overload can and should be forgiven

Having said that, I really do hope that someone in ‘cranberry power’ reads this and gives me a discount or something cos I’m running a bit low on funds right now
… yes I conveniently blame my depleting funds on cranberry(ed) stuff and not my recent ‘For September’ shopping expedition.

Speaking of expeditions, I just might have found my Halloween Costume… which means for the first time ever I might actually have a theme as opposed to the past when I just wore my own clothes, some cleavage and red lipstick and claimed to be dressed as Salma Hayek.
(lol… two Halloweens ago… hey… I was a teenager then and ‘costumers’ got into the club for free… lol).

34 comments:

Zephi said...

the way you write is so refreshing and posh....

I think they have some nigerian girls who call themselves cranberry. they are designers..I stumbled into their blog the other day...
maybe you might like them just for the simple fact they are "cranberry"..

Not crazy bout cranberry, but I like to mix it with orange juice..gives it that tangy taste

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Zephi: lol... my writing is posh? lmao thats a first... but I'll put it in my pipe and smoke it.. thanks sis. I think I saw that cranberry site but I never bookmarked it... so I don't know where it is... you have the link? I actually did like the blog... and not just because they were called cranberries(although that automatically made me want to see what they were about... lol)cranberry rocks oh... i swear my sister can't stand the stuff... but me.. I dont play with it oh... my friends think I have the oddest addictions... lol

Omosewa said...

I like cranberry juice or JUWISS as my Yoruba people will say, hehehe. I call it fertility juice,read somewhere that its good for women,something to do with fertility, lol. I'm not as crazy as you are about it sha, nope! Halloween is in the air, i dont do halloween, but i'm always open to the free candy all over the place sha, lol.

catwalq said...

cranberries are good as purgatives....

Zena said...

Zephi Took the word right out my mouth,
Love your blog, especially the life in song bit,like I was reading me or something,
And yes, there is are fashion designers called Cranberry, love their sense of style, you should check them out, I'll try and put up a link for you.

Patrice said...

I am sure we raise our spoons to the same cereal, so please, go check the list of ingredients on the cereal box. Sadly, yes.

AIVY said...

love crabnberries too...
but i LOVE your style of writing more

stranger said...

i was here...

Jezi Brown said...

i have never tried cranberries! maybe i should! i just dont want to be stuck in the toilet all day. i do like marylin monroe though!

Zephi said...

here is the link babes

http://cranberryglitz.blogspot.com/index.html

anything for your cranberry addiction..lol

They are good though...it inspires me when I see young people being creative

Lonely Truth said...

lol may God deliver you from the power of cranberries, amen!

Fatoumatta said...

lol...wht u gon wear a cranberry suit as ur holloween cus???that wht be cooooll....lol.mind if i call u Ms.Cranberry??
~peace out~

Nyemoni said...

I don't like the tast of cranberries but yes! I do love "The Cranberries!"

UnNaked Soul said...

what's up with babes and cranberry juice? :-?
is that your new orgasm in a can?
just curious...

fluffycutething said...

Funny enough, in my bid to live healthy, i have just started loving "herbal" stuffs and "Cranberry" tea/juice is at the top of my list of favourites;)

Azumi♥ said...

Yup! You write so so well!!!


and @zephi I was just going to say . . . . the Cranberry clothing line . . . . their blog is www.cranberryglitz.blogspot.com

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Omosewa: Lol… ahh… you see why you and I get along so well… it’s the love of cranberry and yahoozee oh… lmao@juwiss… this babe you’re razz oh…. Even competing with the title of razzest blogger with Londonbuki(lol… she’ll kill me if she sees that) cos me I’ve decided to no longer be razz… matter of fact… I’m soo posh it hurts… haha. Fertility ke? So sewa baby you’re taking cranberry not for the fantastic taste but to increase your ability to born more children for mr. Sewa? Talk about all the wrong reasons… lol. Halloween… emm.. my dear I don’t really celebrate it oh… I don’t even know what its about… but a day to get dressed like someone else… who can resist now…. Seeing as I haven’t established myself in the Nollywood industry yet… I have to make do with Halloween for now…. Ahhhh… so you like free candy ehn… my sister a year or 2 ago got a big black bag full of candy… as in full to the core…. I fat that period ehnn….

Catwalq: lol…. Ewwwwwwww…. I hate the kind of info you and omosewa are giving me in relation to this fantastic juice/ fruit I love… me I don’t purge oh… as a fine babe… I don’t do things like that… it’s ‘beneath’ me… lmao…

Zena: awwwwwww you’re such a sweetheart… thanks darling. I don’t think I’ve ever come on your blog before… I will in a little bit… you sound fun… I think Zephi said she’d get me the link oh… cos anything cranberry I’m a fan of…

Patrice: lol… you’re not telling me what I think you’re telling me… are you? No seriously… if I’m not gonna like what I see… I don’t even wanna check… but now you’ve aroused my curiosity… crap… but lol… I knew if nobody else got my love for the cereal… you would.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Aivy: ahhh… awwwwwww…. Thanks my sweetheart… I’m glad I’m not the only one who loves cranberries… I mean you know its love when I can dedicate an entire post to it…

Stranger: welcome here sweetie…

Jezi Brown: ahhhh you should oh my dear… actually it’s one of those things that people either like or don’t… not really much middle ground cos my sister absolutely cant stand anything cranberry… ahhh… who said you’ll be stuck in the toilet… my dear don’t mind the people up there misinforming you oh… I’ve been doing cranberry for years and nothing like that oh… lol… Marilyn Monroe is beautiful… I actually only watched her movie like a week or 2 ago… wow… she was divine but I think I detected a hint of an accent… European maybe… and I think she was more beautiful than talented… I don’t know jare… she was with I think Katherine Hepburn in the movie and KH delivered a better performance acting wise… ah well…

Zephi my sis: thanks oh… I’ll check em out later… you see why you’re my sister now… you understand my heart desires… lol

Lonely Truth: I reject that prayer with every fibre of my being… what kind of person will see my love for the fruit and try to deliver me? Lol… I pray the opposite prayer of what you just prayed… AMEN! You’re funny

Fatoumatta: lmao… no oh… not a cranberry suit… I like the fruit oh… not that crazy about the colour… abi do you actually mean wearing a cranberry covered outfit? Lol… fo I’m crazy but not yet that crazy… a couple of vodkas in… maybe I’ll think about it… but it’s 12noon here right now and I’m sober…. So HELL no… lol. Oh you can call me ms. Cranberry… I might actually use that name after Olive… but then that one’s kinda obvious don’t you think? You’re so cute this babe… haha…

catwalq said...

purging is beneath you?

Wait, let me get off the floor. Nope, I am still LAUGHING MY ARSE OFF

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Nyemoni my precious: The cranberries ROCK! I’ve been listening to them and the gossip for a few days now… actually and feist and regina spektor… they are all awesome

Unnaked Soul: lol… babes and cranberry juice? Lmao… orgasm in a can… you’re just a funny human being oh… it just might be… haha… I never thought of it that way(chineke you’re putting bad thoughts in my head oh unnaked)…

Fluffycutething: lmao@bid to live healthy… its funny cos its only recently that I started hearing that cranberry is actually good for the body… I never liked it based on any of that… I just sort of like tangy things… before cranberry I was a biggg fan of grapefruit juice… the cranberry herbal tea is good I have like two different versions but the crystallized powder is actually better… I got it from second cup but I think it was a seasonal thing cos I haven’t been able to find anymore of it and other coffee/tea shops that I’ve been to so far don’t carry it… crappers!

Azumi: awwww you’re so sweet… thanks gorgeous. Yeah zephi gave me the link up there… thanks for it as well… hope you’re having a fantastic day

Catwalq my darling: yes oh… haha… you never heard the wise saying ‘fine girls don’t purge’? lmao… na true talk oh…

'Sewa said...

Lmaoooo, you wan land Nollywood too? Genevieve has nothing on you jare my sister. Honestly i've always said my razzness knows no bounds, lmao. Important to know when to turn it off sha, abi. Buhahahaha @ drinking cranberry for all the wrong reasons, abi naw, i wanro make sure i can pop the babies at will in about 4yrs time, chei i don dey old o, that was 6yrs before...lol

Afrobabe said...

I like cranberries and sex,actually sex then cranberry juice!

Beautifully Human said...

ok... so am I correct in assuming that your favorite fruit is cranberries?? lol

Beautifully Human said...

can I just add...
cranberry juice + vodka = DEADLY CONCOCTION!

Idemili said...

Your vagina must be one happy place.

Chronicles of a Naija Lady said...

Very good healthy choice overwhelmed! Check out the link below:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/34119/the_health_benefits_of_cranberry_juice.html

You might also want to try Pomegranate juice!!

:)

femme said...

don't like cranberries!
not the band, not the fruit.

Temi said...

cranberry.
I dont know if I have ever seen that. the fruit not the juice

Anonymous said...

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Igo said...

Heeey! Good to be back to civilization. As always, I love ur blog spot. Always come here to chill...nice one. Hit me up on ma joint too.

Jennifer said...

I've never had cranberry anything hahah

catwalq said...

oya update....
nonsense

~Mimi~ said...

awwwwwwwww i love cranberries toooo!!! i buy a big cranberry juice and just stick my straw in the pack!! i dont even bother pouring it into a cup :) yea i kno, unladylike..but its cranberrryyyy

never had cranberry cheesecake tho that must be awesomeeeee! unfortunately i havent seen any around maybe i'll make it myself he he he

The Last King Of Scotland said...

im a cranberry and orange kinda guy, as in thats what i drink when i go out. its the ish