Merry Xmas and Happy New Yar'adua

Let me first say I wish everyone a very merry xmas and a happy new year!!! This year has been fulfilling and challenging at the same time. I'm very happy to be where I am and I thank God and wish all of you (and your families!) reading this a very blessed holiday.

Okay, I had to say that upfront before I go into my angry Nigerian politics rant. How can?!? I mean how can?!?! seriously..........where did Yaradua come from? His brother is dead abeg let him enter his grave properly jare. what nonsense. I was one of the "Dukists" as it has now been coined. I truly believed in this man. He had vision, he was educated, he had exposure and most importantly of all, he had the one quality ALL nigerian politicians lack.....a sense of service to the nigerian country and nigerian people. This spirit is what I liked the most about Donald Duke. I think it's important for a new generation to experience what it's like to have a leader that believed, a leader that wants to serve. I can't explain in words how sad I am that we've all been robbed of this opportunity. There's a new generation of us who actually dared to dream and believe in this new election coming up. We wanted a new Nigeria and for once in a very very very long time, it really was remotely possible. Yes, very remotely but there was still that small chance. For me to even see the billboards for Donald Duke everywhere, to witness that was like a whiff of change. And that has been snatched from us.

"Our Fathers Have Failed Us" - so the PDP "primaries" rolled on and Yaradua's name is endorsed by the party, by the Governor's committee of sorts, signed, sealed and delivered. I'm not sure which i'm more angry at. This idiotic play of things or the evidence that this country is as far from "Democracy" as one can ever be. Nothing works. Everything is broken down. And the men up there could give a damn less. There has been fuel scarcity for the last week and the government and media have both ignored this. No reason has been asked for and no reason has been duly provided. This for a country who is the sixth largest oil producer in the world. Shame. Shameful. It's time people realized our fathers have failed us.


The last few weeks has been such a trying week! To say work has been kicking my butt is a bit of an understatement. I already knew that end of the year brought a lot of activities and books that need to be closed and workshops that need to be finished off, but man, I had no idea! And then to make matters worse, my company has been going through some very veru tough times. Which on the outside sounds very bad but you have no idea what it's like on the inside. Nothing sinister but to try and right wrongs in a company internally is very difficult work and involves all dedication from all those who do believe in the company. And I do believe in the company and i'm determined to be at least some part of a turn around. I can't say too much because of obvious reasons but it's been trying sha. Coupled on top of that is an intensive workshop that's coming up that requires a LOT of work!! Let me take a deep breath, hmmm.......

Ok,so unto other things that's been happening. Let's see.......there's a man who works for a service provider that I think is having an issue understanding that he has to deal with me, a young, female. He's about to get it from me I swear......

There's a man that I met through the weirdest means and we've been "communicating" and i'm finding myself a bit excited by it. I haven't been that in a long time so we'll see where that goes but I won't spill the beans just yet.....

Lastly but not least..............YAY!!! I was nominated for Professional of the Year by The Future Nigeria Awards. I'm so honored to be nominated amongst all these young people that are truly fantastic and working hard to make a way for themselves. Thanks to cool chick Bella Naija for shouting me out on her page!!!!! Stay tuned here to see if I win. My homegirl Ms.Minx is also nominated in the "On-Air Personality of the Year" category alongside Wildchild, Kemistry, Ronke Apampa, Denrele Edun, Kemi Adetiba, Gbemi of Cool FM, and some others! Very proud of her.....

45 Facts about Lola

Whats your name spelt backwards?: alol

What did you do last night?: Nothing much, friday night reality show night on MNET...seeing my special eppy of I Want to Be a Hilton was all worth it! (I don't know about no frikis.........LOL, still funny!!!) Oh and seeing Vanessa win Survivor South Africa made me eye water a lil bit, just a lil

The last thing you downloaded onto your computer?: I wish my comp could connect to the internet but I refuse to pay $100/month for service, ain't happening.

Have you ever licked a 9 volt battery?:!?! why?!?

Last time you swam in a pool?: High School when I thought i was drowning...

What are you wearing?: Black Skirt and Banana Republic top plus a white lab coat...don't ask..

How many cars have you owned?: In my dreams?!?!.....

Type of music you dislike most?: Heavy metal music

Are you registered to vote?: By the end of next week I promise...Donald Duke for 2007!!!

Do you have cable?: Dstv/Mnet

What kind of computer do you use?: Always a HP

Ever made a prank phone call?:LOL.......of course. With that robotic voice that'll call any number in US & Canada and spurt whatever you type online. I used to type freakish rants with cuss words per second and call random folks with!

You like anyone right now?:
hmmm....that guy from Silverbird Entertainment I think...

Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?: Probably sky diving one of these days.

Furthest place you ever traveled?: Toronto to Boston.......on GREYHOUND!!! took 18 hours man...can't forget that day.

What's your favorite comic strip?: XMen

Do u know all the words to the national anthem?: Naija, Canada, American, South African, i think there's an African American one too that's hiding somewhere in my brain.

Shower, morning or night?: Morning of course...but these days with the dust and harmattan, you gotta do nights too.

Best movie you've seen in the past month?: As sad as it seems I haven't seen many movies lately.....maybe Devil Wears Prada?!?!

Favorite pizza toppings?: Green Peppers, Mushrooms, and Extra Cheese...hmmmm I'm sure Afia get's this!

Chips or popcorn?: Probably popcorn

What cell phone provider do you have?: MTN Nigeria

Have you ever smoked peanut shells?: Ehr...........?!?!

Have you ever been in a beauty pageant?:

Orange Juice or apple?: Orange and Pineapple is the shit y'all

Who were the last people you sat at lunch with?: Sochi

Favorite chocolate bar?: Kit Kat (although I should probably be saying Dairy Milk?)

Who is your longest friend and how long?: just posted about this.....probably Sola in strict year terms but i'm not too close with her so I'll say Afia

Last time you ate a homegrown tomato?: don't know man...probably back in like 1990.

Have you ever won a trophy?: I'm sure I have but I can't remember.

Favorite arcade game?: Oh gosh i cant remember.

Ever ordered from an infomercial?: Nope

Sprite or 7-UP?: 7-up, I hate the Coca Cola company...

Have you ever had to wear a uniform to school/work?: Yes in Nigeria and at work on mondays we have to wear this red shirt that's provided, it's compulsory so some people call it uniforms....

Last thing you bought at Walgreens?: My passport photo

Ever thrown up in public?: I'm not really the throw up type

Would you prefer being a millionaire or finding true love?: is great but it don't pay the bills....unless it's love with a rich dude?!?!

Do you believe in love at first sight?: hmm, maybe. the first day I met who turned out to be the great love of my life, i was very very attracted...was it love? i don't know


Did you have long hair as a young kid?:

What message is on your voicemail machine?: voicemail? in naija? who wan waste credit for that kin tin?

Where would you like to go right now?: St. Tropez

What’s the name of your pet?: Used to have a cat, Lulu. Her nickname was Chiquita. or u could call her Lulu Chiquita.

What kind of back pack do you have, and what's in it?: Dont own a back pack

What do you think about most?: God, Death, Success, Money, Friends, Family, Boys :o)

Funny thing happened today...I went to the local cybercafe cuz i couldn't leave the house for too long (i'm at work now but anyway..)so I get there and the guy there starts flirting in that stupid annoying way that all naija guys think they can so i'm irritated already. I sit down and he's like "you need to switch computers that one is for our stubborn customers..." i'm like ok, wharreva, is this one faster? he says yes. So I sit and log on and wait and wait and wait for like 10min for a page to open. At this point i'm exasperated and i'm like "is this the one you say is fast?" dude acts all stupid and says yes why? "Umm, i've been waiting for 10min for ONE page to load".....he now looks at me in the most annoying annoying way with that stupid dumb accent people try to return at me when I speak, he says "oh wow, you've been looking for a page? waiting for a page? that's something, looking for a page..." He then gets up to move unwantedly very very close to me and starts pressing F8 on the key pad. I just log out, grab my bag, get up and leave.

I mean what the F? can u fix the dumb computer u idiot dirty, local, playboy wannabe...jeez!