Monday, August 11, 2008

Things I want right now...

My toes kissed.

I want a library card cos I'd rather spend my money on summer dresses and green nail polish, a trip to the Vatican, bright orange heels, Janet Jackson's discipline album, a tattoo, BEBE snakeskin heels (IN MY SIZE DAMMIT!!!), oversize white blazer with shiny silver buttons, a strawberry banana smoothie with green apple and lychee jelly, a black sequined mini-skirt(I know...two seasons after...), JETBLACK straight hair(for zee), another studded rocker belt, a male movado watch(a friend is getting me a deal on it... SUPERYAY!!!), Laura Mercier green glittery eyeliner(I'd start wearing makeup just to get to wear this... )

I want a super-fantastic tailor to sew some ankara that I'll wear for my friends sisters wedding, flavoured chapstick, Evisu distressed skinny jeans and John Legend for lunch.

I want a belted,black one-piece bathing suit to wear to my friends upcoming birthday party, and to go to the zoo before the summers over.

I want a giant snow-white clutch, neon blue nails, black leather jacket and a Sophie Kinsella book.

I want to see Dark Knight, Stepbrothers and the bunny movie when it comes out, Asa's album... her single Jailer is one of the most important songs to come out of Nigeria in a while...

I want my computer back... to go to a Jill Scott concert before I'm 23, bigger wardrobe space, Duffy's album, Erykah Badu's new fragrance with Tom Ford(I too would love to smell like an afro and long nails), new bug glasses as I just broke my favorite pair.

I want cauliflower stew, cottage cheese(I've never tasted it alone), the receipt for a gold bracelet I bought recently and broke the same day, spicy beef ball noodle soup from the thai place near my old workplace, to one day behold the angel of dance that is Mia Michaels on so you think you can dance...

I want to apologize to my big sisters T,U,M,A... we haven't spoken in so long and it's my fault... please forgive me... I will be better... I love you

I want to wear something completely inappropriate like a ballgown and flip-flops to buy canned tomatoes at the convenience store near my house...
...think I just might...


38 comments:

Good Naija Girl said...

Wow, such a specific list of things...and a long one too! ;)

I want a camera, a really hot, semi-pro DSLR.

Here's hoping you get all that your heart desires...and then some!

bumight said...

FURRST!!!!

when u find the tailor to sew the ankara, pls let me know.

also, can email u Asa's album.

Iwalewa McDaniels said...

err... some interesting stuff here.

ball gown and flip-flops to the convenience store? I shld try that one of these days.

Zephi Fahrenheit said...

omg..you are one crazy chica..pls why will you want to that..i mean wear a ballgown and flipflops to buy tomatoes? lol
those are lot things you want to do..
i have john legends number..so u might tick him of your to do list..i have that covered

scribble,me.free said...

FIRST!!

hehe..i just wanted to say i've been reading ur blog and have probably inadvertently become ur blogville stalker lol...ur an amazing beautiful person and i hope u keep blogging

Ms.O said...

You sure want alot of things!!! hope u get them!!

archiwiz said...

FIRST!!!

archiwiz said...

Hmmm...those are plenty wants girl, really fashionista-y...I really hope you find the receipt of the gold bracelet.

Kira Fashion said...

that´s really amazing :))

a kiss my friend!

geishasong said...

honey, get u a library card :)

scribble,me.free said...

lol...seems like a few of us deluded ourselves into thinking we were first

NikkiSab said...

Definately a phase!!!! But i like d idea of ball gow n flip flops for a can of tomatoe....who says u cant? lol
How r u dear?

rayo said...

tall order, do u want some fries with that. lol.

Buttercup said...

oh wow...what a list!

i hope u get em all!

Uzezi said...

hope u get all on ur list. u can send ur measurement down to naija through someone and get it back same way i suppose. but im sure there are some good tailors out there u can make sense with ankara

Writefreak said...

I think you should get your library card...lol
Maybe i should also make my i want lists..lol

NigerianDramaQueen said...

On...
*Janet Jacksons Album- I want it too
*John Legend for Lunch: I beat you to it! I am shitting soul right now...
*Asa's album- Get it asap! It is free therapy. TY Bello is pretty good to. 9ice is the ish
* strawberry banana smoothie with green apple and lychee jelly-YUMMM
*Belted suit to go to the Zoo: You are not well!
*a ballgown and flip-flops to wear to the convenience store: again, you are not well!

and finally
"I too would love to smell like an afro and long nails"-it is for quotes like that that I heart you. Only you can come up with things like that. Only you can take the mundane, and infuse it with heart.

Afrobabe said...

lol..

I want..............

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Goodnaijagirl: lol… I know… I want too many things…the worst part is I’m dead serious about em too… lol… yeah my camera went missing when I visited the states 2 or so months ago… I need a replacement ASAP… don’t know why I haven’t gotten around to it… oh yeah.. cos I keep spending my money on clothes… I recently ordered like 8 or so pair of jeans… omo when they knacked me with bill I almost collapsed… lol… but at least I won’t have to buy jeans for the next ummmm… while… haha… (hope I can stick to it…) how u doing luv?

Bumight: Hey luv.. u were almost first oh… no wahala u still get the second prize… you get to come with me to the zoo for mammal identification… it’ll be fun… lol… oh my gosh I’ll like love you forever if you emailed me the album… my email address is overwhelmednaijababe@gmail.com… thanks so much my angel… LUV UUUUUUUU…. Yeah I’m gonna get the Ankara material today and have to decide upon a style(was browsing through the facebook group Ankara styles… some of the designs on there are nice.. I’ll probably incorporate features from 2 or 3 styles and make mine… wish me luck cos I’m not really into traditional… actually make that not at all… but for the wedding.. I have to…)

Iwalewa McDaniels: lol… my friends all think I’m ridiculous cos the things I either say, do… or want to do… but every once in a while… its fun to do the unexpected… what think u?… how u doing luv? Hope you’re having a great summer

Zephi: my darling sis… I’ve been a really bad sister… forgive me… I honestly have just been out of this blogging thing.. I have so many things on my mind… things I have to put in order… once I do… I’ll be the person I once was to you… I love u very much… lmao… the ballgown and flipflops isn’t that bad now… (then you don’t want to know of other things I’ve done… lol… )… you see why I adore you… u make things happen… the love I have for John Legend is unquantifiable(lol I heard that in a Nigerian movie… loved it.. haha…. Abeg make it happen oh… I will hold u to this promise ehn…)how u doing my darling? I miss uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Scribble me free: did I tell u how much I love your blog? You RAWK!!! Thanks so much… I don’t want to gush… but you’re totally amazing… seriously… love you back hon… ur half man half amazing

Ms. O: lol…. Amin l’oruko jesu… lol… how u doing my luv?

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Archiwiz: umm..well technically u weren’t first.. but u have a place in my heart so I’ll still give you a prize… we’ll paint our nails hot pink together and prank call people we don’t like(lol I’m so immature… I promise I don’t do this… at least I haven’t in the past 3 or 4 years… but dang that ish used to be fun… haha) the receipt I’ve looked and looked for… ah well… I’m sure it’ll turn up…

Kira: Thanks luv… kisses back

Geishasong: I totally will… how u doing sis.. luving the singing… you RAWKK… please lets do a duet together… pretty pretty pleaseeeeeeeeeeee… I want to be the celine dion to your awilo … pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee… lol… it’ll totally be so much fun…

Scribbe me free: lol… it would seem so… but you get a prize whether you’re first or 24th… your prize is a fantastic song that all in love with right now… ‘Irma Thomas’s “Time is on my side”…. I think its so fab I almost cant stand it… its on instant replay right now…

Nikkisab: Hey my angel… how u now? Hows lifeeeee… I’m alright oh… just plugging through the summer(well I am having fun despite the horrendous rain we’re getting this year… I cant believe I haven’t been to the beach and we’re in bloody summer.. ahhh well… it should get better… hope everything is everything on your end… miss u luv)

Rayo baby: lol…. Abeg eh… medium fries with a strawberry milkshake and an apple pie and um sweet and sour sauce and um mayonnaise and ummm Kleenex and an extra straw and ummmm…….. lol… yeah… I want some fries with it…

Buttercup: AMINNNN… how u doing precious?

Uzezi: ahhh that’ll be some long things I swear.. I’m just gonna get it done here… pray for me that it turns out well cos I’m really not an Ankara person… I can count on one hand how many times I’ve ever worn it.. and I was forced… if its amazing… I’ll probably put up pictures… (actually I might put up pictures of the styles I’m thinking of…) hope you’re having a great august

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Writefreak: lol… I totally will… cos I love reading… and you can make your own list… it could be a tag if you’d like it to be… how you doing darling?

NigerianDramaQueen: my sister from another mother… how I miss you… how’ve you been… sorry about the sporadic updates… and how infrequently I come by… but after I finish up with the things on my plate… I will be on so much that you’ll beg me to leave… lol… hope you’re having a great summer so far… Janet Jacksons album I totally will get.. I have madonnas hard candy… and its beyond amazing… about John Legend… listen babe as much as I heart u ehn… if you EVER EVER try and come between me and john legend… you and I will put leg inside the same trouser oh… it will be serious WAR… yebariba ‘NDQ’ bobo(lol I’m so razzzzz… heheeeeeeee)… Asas album… I think bumight promised to email it to me… cant wait.. her voice is so precious… I had that song on instant replay for week I tell you… 9ice is funny as hell I have his song party rider… ‘lets go there… 1,2 lets go there’… song is funny… I loved gongo aso from the first time I heard it in naij on the dancefloor… I came back and was raving about it.. everybody was looking at me like whats wrong with u this girl… lol about the swimsuit.. its not for the zoo oh(I never craze reach that one… at least not yet)… no my friends having a like pool bday party… and I really wish I’d gotten the black onepiece when I’d seen it… but omo the pricetag was hefty and at the time I couldn’t afford… now that I can… I’m almost certain it won’t be there any longer… mo da ran man… ok so this my response is becoming a post all on its own… so make I stop here now now… just wanted to say I Love you backkkkkk… and miss you backkkkkkkkk… and kiss you back… lol(don’t mind me and my yeye rhyming patterns)… be safe my luv…

Afrobabe: lol… you will get……………………

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

NDQ:forget to tell u... I'm not sure if you heard about this guy Anthony David(he did a song with India Arie called 'words')... that mans voice i want to take with me to bed at night... as in the boy sings FIRE!!! my favorite song of his(that i've heard so far) besides words is 'cheatin man'... check it out on youtube... i'm also listening to irma thomas... her song'time is on my side' is beautiful.... a couple other ones.. just youtube and enjoy... she RAWKS!!! I'm not sure if you like imogen heap as well... ive loved her for years... been listening to her a lot too... she's half woman half amazingggggggg...

Nwanyi Ocha said...

Wow thats a long list, lolololol

and all within range. So i'll just contact my sugar daddy and wire u the cash, is that ok?

Anonymous said...

I want a book deal.

Drop me an email. You know I'm buggering of soon.

Ide.

WendyB said...

Now you've persuaded me to want some of those things too!

the genius within said...

Hehe, i could think of a billion things i want like now. Hope you get the things you need first, and then maybe the ones you want will come along too.

For one so young (23, lol), your write-ups seem so wordly. Oh my, guess i'm getting too old already.

Take care dear, and enjoy some

Elle Woods said...

i need a break from my life.:(

AlooFar said...

me sef want O!

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

I want all those things too, i want i want i want!

Kafo said...

things i want right now
hmmmmm

i want my CSO to hug mii until i feel better

Naija Sutra said...

meanwhile, if you do go to the store in your ball gown and flip flops to buy tomatoes, you might just get them free, just try to catch them as the angry passerbys throw them at you......love this post, creative.

Omosewa said...

Ewwwwww@cauliflower stew!!!

NigerianDramaQueen said...

I seriously think your my unknown and 'unmet' twin. Seriously. I only have one song from Madonna's Hard Candy, you make me wanna listen to the whole thing now. Okay on the John Legend deal-you can so totally have him. Im done with him. That whole "I use to love you song" is about our drama. So if you do leftovers, he's all yours...MUAHHHHHH I WOVE YOU FOREVER:-) Photocopy is pretty tight on the 9ice album as well. But Gongo Aso will always be the parri jam. OMG so Imogen Heap, India.Arie, Anthony David-all on my ipod. They are almost as much a part of my history as time. Love em, love em, love em. And I double miss you back and love you back! Ill take sporadic posts over nothing. Have a fantabulous week
xxxxx

Uzo said...

Some of these sound hot...like wearing something utterly ridiculous to do something mundane, and finding a fab tailor...Love this...

How are you?

Favoured Girl said...

Your list cracks me up babe, you are still as crazy as ever! I want many things too - including a trip to Greece and Rome! So if you can get me tickets...

I want a whole new wardrobe since I'm getting rid of most of my old stuff....

I want to see The Dark Knight too, mainly because everyone is raving about the Joker..

Gosh I have so many "wants" that i could probably go on and on.

Hope you are doing great though.

Vera Ezimora said...

Just get two of everything, please. And update! It's been a week already, Overwhelmed.

SET said...

u r one crazy girl. i like this tho, plan on doin one about where i am in my life, my trip, my thots, my plans, craziness and all.

uNWrItten* said...

well i want you to start bloging more frequently! gash!!
lol...well at least u know what u want..thats always good :)