August 30, 2006
that video is something else!!!!
I finally watched it today...My cousin sent me the link so I was like let me finally check it out...
whoa whoa whoa...
that girl can shake wiggle bounce....ALL-O-DAT
I bet she can do some hurtful acrobatics
my future husband HAD BETTER NOT watch it and start making all sort of requirements....maybe with small practice I can move like that...LOL
let me start practicing...for those of you that haven't seen it...click the video link below
This weekend was great! I got to talk to Ola and Bk. Bk is married and tells us exactly like it is. She's our reference guide for now. We had an interesting conversation on friday night that spanned close to 3hours. Here's the deal:
August 28, 2006
on a final note: when someone tells you to have a "good day"....tell them to have a "better one"...I like that alot. Someone said it to me a while back and someone else said it to me on saturday. It always puts a smile on my face....and ever since I heard it, I've tried to pass it on....try it this week
August 25, 2006
Since the beginning of the year, I've been planning to go see my sister...the one who just turned a year older on sunday. I'd been looking at prices and for the time frame I planned on going, I was looking at ticket prices in excess of $800. I refused to purchase a ticket for that price to England because I felt that I might as well go to Nigeria
I didnt expect this to happen.
Im at work with some down time. Im looking for a ticket
I went to aol. hotwire. & finally cheaptickets for my search
check out www.bookingbuddy.com It helps you search multiple carriers at the same time
At first what came up was United. Then I started to remember about the United flight that crashed. I looked for random dates to go and all of a sudden, I started to tremble. What if Im booking the flight that will lead to my demise. My cousin died recently when a plane crashed. Im just not ready to die.
Here I am...happy...living life. Im trying to book a ticket months in advance but that may very well be the ticket that will...
I wish I didnt feel this way. Im almost at the point of tears. I cant imagine how or when I became this fearful person. Well I guess I can
My friends are travelling all the time. Im trying not to be scared. I really am. How will I make this fear go away. I almost on the verge of tears. I stopped searching. Emailed my sister briefly with my estimated dates. Im waiting for her to respond. I think I'll have her do the search and just let me know what dates she chose
God help me. Pray for me please.
August 24, 2006
An American priest walked into a barber shop in Washington, D.C. After he got his haircut, he asked how much it would be. The barber said, "No charge. I consider it a service to the Lord."
The next morning, the barber came to work and there were 12 prayer books and a thank you note from the priest in front of the door.
Later that day, a British police officer on vacation came in and got his hair cut. He then asked how much it was. The barber said, "No charge. I consider it a service to the community."
The next morning, he came to work and there were a dozen donuts and a thank you note from the police officer.
Then, a Nigerian Businessman came in and got a haircut. When he was done he asked how much it was. The barber said, "If you are really a Nigerian then you don't have to pay since you are from the same country as Akeem Olajuwon the basketballer."
The next morning, the barber came to work and there were 12 Nigerians in front of his door waiting for a haircut!!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE MYSPACE
I've been going crazy over this website.
Well for starters, it helps me keep track of my brother...as long as he logs in everyday I know he's okay. He's actually the only reason I initially joined...I couldnt view his profile & pics w/o logging in
My old friends from school are finding me...which is fantastic seeing as i left out a lot of information you can use to find me...Im just a bit hesistant about putting my name out there so much so that I deleted my first profile and started all over again w/less info...I mean when I do a search of my name, the interesting things that come up... I once had a guy tell me about an essay I wrote and I asked him how he found it...OH I JUST SEARCHED YOUR NAME...can we say STALKER????????? And it was just a stupid essay, something i had no business writing...wrote it in like 5minutes for a scholarship...talk about an essay full of grammatical errors with no focus...i wish i could delete it off the net....
And Im discovering that some of my friends have hidden lives...well a life that I didnt know about. I found one of my friends. I was looking at this picture and I was like THIS GUY LOOKS FAMILIAR...oh well...HE WAS...IS...he never told me he had become a hiphop artist for real for real...I mean we messed around with stuff like that in college but he's taken it far...I mean I just talked to him last week and all this while I didnt know...i thot he was trying to be a pharmacist
And Im finding random friends like that...people that have immersed themselves into the music industry...I LOVE IT...more talent I'll be needing to use...FOR FREE....yyaaaaaayyyy!!!! lol.
I've had two friends in as many days find me...Im just tripping out cuz im sooooo excited...i think im overly excited cuz im BORED but it's been nice being able to reconnect with my friends...
forget hi5 and hop on over to MYSPACE
IF YOU FIND ME...ADD ME..shhhhhhhhhh if you find me...I'll give you a $100...lol
gosh it's past midnight...goodnight
August 21, 2006
This Sunday, in my heart, I rededicated my life to God. I haven’t been to my church in a long time because the same road that leads there is the one I had an accident on. I conquered my fear yesterday and I’m so happy I did. My church is 45minutes away and I’ve been rethinking joining another church that’s closer to me but today I received confirmation that this is my church. I am connected to it…it’s actually the only church I’ve ever taken the time out to join. I love my spiritual father and I believe he’s going in a direction that I’m going as well. He’s connected to Africa along with Pastor Matthew of KICC and they’re doing great things individually and together
Since Im on a church tip, Let me tell you about a recent conversation I had with my friend Chukwu.
Chukwu being the nice guy that he is says no problem and he starts attending the church with his friend. Then the pastor gets close to him and asked him to help lead Sunday school or bible study, I forget which. And then he asked Chukwu to become the assistant pastor. He's only known Chukwu for a couple of weeks.
I was shocked. Why would anyone ask Chukwu to be an assistant pastor. I mean as far as reading the bible and knowing Godly stuff, Chukwu and I are kinda on the same level. We're both striving to reach a higher level/increase our faith and all that. I mean last time I went to see him, he had playboy/women in lingerie type pictures for his screensaver on his PC. Is that how Pastors roll now? So I asked him, Did he say he was led by the spirit when he asked you that? Maybe this was a prophetic type calling…I didn’t really believe that
Chukwu: Diamond, I don’t know o. He just came and asked me. Even me I was wondering why. I mean that’s how I’ll be in the club and one of the members will see me and be like AH! ASSISTANT PASTOR WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE
I laughed out loud at that one because I could just see him bumping and grinding in the club with the congregation looking on with shocked faces. I mean think about it…imagine if it was your pastor!
The whole thing baffled me. Why would a church send a man to another country with no resources. OH JUST GO THERE AND START A CHURCH. Is it that easy? And this same man you sent, is asking MY FRIEND to be an assistant pastor…just like that….no history searching…no nothing. I thought decisions like these were to be done w/care and much prayer and stuff. According to my friend this is how this particular church does business. It's no wonder Im a bit hesistant about attending it.
I think this is why some churches do not grow in terms of its members spiritual life. It only grows in quantity...not quality...do you get what Im trying to say here? Perhaps people see establishing churches as a money making establishment instead of building kingdom relationships. I mean why else would this man come here to start a church...and get this, he expects Chukwu to supplement his income. He thought he'd seen a fool...aka-> a young fella with an engineering degree making decent pay.
Anyways people, how was your weekend
If you’ve been following my relationship blog, I finished with all ten points…so check it out and spread the word
Heard this yesterday on Dateline...thought it was cute:
Growing old is mind over matter….if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter!!!
August 20, 2006
I wish I could be there with her to celebrate it. She moved to England a couple of years back and I miss her a lot. Of all the sisters I have, I love this one the most. We have a close friendship and I can always count on her to give me sound advice and supplement my income when needed. Hallelujah for big sisters w/compassion!!!
Sometimes, she's quite irritating…always spewing words of wisdom when I want her to agree with me.
Just the other day I was telling her how I couldn’t help being “friendly” with other guys…it’s just my nature…blah blah blah…she was like “Yes you can, you’re not getting any younger you know?”
I mean WHAT?
But I appreciate that while Im in my fantasy world, she's able to bring me back to reality. But really how far with telling me Im not getting younger..I have a birthday coming up and Im a little scared...I dont know why
I got my Tracy Chapman CD in the mail the other day. I only bought it for the song "The Promise".I called my sister Kelly in Lagos. She loves Tracy. So we got to talking and she was like, when are you coming home, you're now a woman...this that this...
STOP STOP STOP
woman? no o
im still very much the baby of the family....what's up with the woman title
and as far as coming home? sometime after the elections sounds good to me
But yeah, my sister is a year older and I thank God for her life. We've been through alot together. A few tears and Lots of laughter...you cant be around us and not laugh...we make fun of everything and everybody...even ourselves.
She's beautiful...but of course....she's my sister...we dont have ugly people in my family...hmmmm...i take that back!
She's very very smart...
She's forever trying to gain weight and Im forever trying to lose it...so we're quite in sync
Five minute phone calls quickly escalate to 5hrs and I always wonder what we're talking about.
She sends me boxes of TUC and Rich Tea each time I request it...
I tell her about 95% of things I go through, blogs I read, events no matter how insignificant that occur
She allows me to rant and rave about everything from B to A
Sometimes when I dont want to cry by myself, I call her and she helps put things in perspective
She's my prayer/fasting partner
She's the only constant person in my wedding - my maid/matron of honor
She's my partner in the non-profit organization I birth
She knows ugly details about me and is still non-judgemental...
She encourages me to pursue my dreams instead of following the path society dictates
She's just a great person...
If you met her, you'd think so too
I havent seen her since she moved, and terrorists allowing, I'll be there later this year to see her. Hopefully I'll be able to meet a few of the bloggers I like as well as some of the friends I've made over the internet thru my college years
Happy Birthday Sis. I love you.
August 14, 2006
just decamped from PDP to ACD
governor aspirant, Ekiti State
how was your weekend?
alot of things happened with me this weekend
let's just say my hand was caught in the cookie jar
im still trying to decide if it was for the better or for the worse
time will tell i guess
i'll be missing for a minute
in the mean time
check out my new page on relationships.
have a blessed week
August 11, 2006
This was not a phrase that her boss understood, so he went into his office looking a bit puzzled. When he was about done with his paper work, he suddenly noticed that his zipper was not zipped up. He zipped up and remembering what his secretary had told him, finally understood.
He then intentionally went out to ask for a cup of coffee from his secretary. When he reached her desk, he asked, "When you saw the garage door open did you see my jaguar parked in there?"
The secretary smiled for a moment and said, "No, Boss I didn't. All I saw was a car with 2 flat tyres!
August 7, 2006
so I was at the Mall in the early morning. Went running in the parking lot
had parked my red convertible
I was holding an umbrella because of the threat of the rain
All of a sudden there was an SUV and this silver mercedes convertible right
The SUV waited for the Mercedes to turn from the parking lot into the main road going in the opposite direction from the SUV...you know like a courtesy type thing. When just like that it crashed right into the SUV. I dont know how it missed it
And the SUV just started driving o...as in with the accident...just drove forward. I dont know if it was shock or what....it was driving the Mercedes forward
Then this man came running and picked up something from the accident site. Looked like a catapult and fired something towards my direction
So I ran back into my car and started driving off then I turned back to park it because I was scared to drive the car. These people seemed dangerous. Im not sure if this was like a gang war or something
I got out of my car then started running home because the Mall is down my street...like 5miles...then I thought better of it. Doesnt it make sense to get my car. Maybe I too was in shock.
So I went back to my car and it was missing
I had left the keys and my cell phone in the car
Can you imagine?
Song to check out: I Want It All Back by Tye Tribbett...if ever there was a song made for battle...it's this one.
Or is it age that allows such things as PDA (public display of affection) infront of your elders. I dont even know how comfortable I would be sitting with my significant other in the same room as my parents. Im shy...sometimes. I mean to be sitting there...cant touch each other...cant do anything because his mom or dad is there or someone older is there. There are sometimes when Im in a relaxed mood and would be probably prone to being "touchy"but even that has its levels. I guess it depends on who Im with and the ambience of the audience we're in the midst of. I havent been in the situation of being with my man infront of "the elders" except my brother so this is just based on how I imagine I'd be.
August 2, 2006
One of such songs is by Deborah Cox...How did you get here...I was having a conversation with Ms.Davis about two weeks ago and we were talking about something and she brought the song up and I was like...IS THAT WHAT THAT SONG IS TALKING ABOUT? hmmm....never thought about it. I love the song. Im definitely feeling it. In fact Im about to order the CD from half.com. I ordered Allure's CD 3wks ago because I wanted to hear "All Cried Out" (im done downloading songs...ive wasted so much money on itunes and sony with my pc crashing. i used to order CDs and ppl thot i was crazy for getting a CD for one song, my sister thought I was being wasteful..okay so i did the download thing and guess what...ALL MY FILES ARE GONE . Now IF someone has this song and wants to send it me...that'd be nice too...shoot me an email)...I'll try to upload the song by Deborah soon if i can...but here are the lyrics
NOBODY'S SUPPOSED TO BE HERE
How did you get here
nobody's spose to be here
i've tried that love thing for the last time
my heart says no no
nobody's spose to be here
but you came along and changed my mind
i've spent all my life
on a search to find
a love who'll stay for eternity
that heaven sent to fulfill my needs
but when i turn around
again love had not been found
my heart got broke and oh it hurt so bad
i'm sad to say love wins again
so i place my heart under lock and key
to take some time and take care of me
then i turn around and you're standing here
this time i swear i'm through
but if only you knew
how many times i've said those words
then fall again when will i ever learn
so many tears i've cried
this lovely black butterfly
must take the chance and spread my wings
love can make you do some crazy things
how did you
how did you get here
nobody's spose to be here
i've tried that love thing for the last time
my heart says no no
nobody's spose to be here
but you came along and changed my mind
this song is playing in my head...keeping me company as i make my way to the end of my work day...My mother once told someone "Diamond doesnt fall in love" and in a way it's true...but this song almost makes me wistful...to be broken and hurt, building a wall around you to block everyone yet someone manages to break in without you realizing....now that's deep...and that person (the one who broke in) is really special. I think we all need someone special in our lives, non?
August 1, 2006
it was 1994...arrived in sunny california via Heathrow
being a nigerian...new in school...overemphasizing my RRRs.....i had to learn a new way to live...and I was in Los Angeles...you know LA is a whole new world. so in class one day, the teacher announced we were having a quiz in class tomorrow
FINALLY something I could relate to. I went home looking forward to math class the next day...we were going to have a quiz...
that's how i got to class the next day and the teacher was like take a piece of paper out and a pencil...
um....what kind of quiz is this. Why werent we dividing into two rows...you know....left side and right side...and why didnt she draw a table on the board to keep score of how we did
WELCOME TO AMERICA DIAMOND
so i found out a quiz was actually a test...needless to say i didnt pass.
if yall have similar stories/experiences, i'd love to read from you...
*Never look down on someone except you're trying to help them up
*Success is being able to build a strong foundation from the same bricks life throws at you