Let Me Tell You About My Neighbor Tatiana

Tatiana Files

Igwe and I moved into our apartment in January of last year. Remember the post about our move?  It's been a year and half and I still don't know the name of any of my neighbors. I know the couple that lives under us, and I know they have a little kid - about 3 or 4 years old. I don't know who lives on top of us, but he or she does not sleep. I hear him/her walking around all the time, and the floors creek, so ... yeah. Anyway, there's a Black couple we always see outside. I'd place the woman Continue Reading

Father Involved In Son’s Hot Car Death: Guilty Or Not?

Justin Ross Harris (Image source:

Have you been following this case? It's the case of 33 year old Justin Ross Harris who left his 22 month old toddler son, Cooper in the hot car (temperature was in the 90s) for 7 hours while he went to work at Home Depot. His son died. It happened in Marietta, Georgia on June 18th. When I first heard the summary of this case, my first conclusion was that it's very possible for a father to forget his son in his car, just because he's a human being and we are capable of making mistakes. But Continue Reading

Happy 4th Of July — And Other Ramblings

American Flag

  It's 4th of July, y'll! For most people in the world, it's just another day in the month. But for Americans, it's a big day. America's birthday. When I first came to America, I couldn't care less for July 4th. I just enjoyed not having to go to school. Now that I'm older, I have a genuine appreciation for America and all things American - July 4th included. Apart from getting my nails done and having a "cook in" with Igwe, I have no other plans. Now, on to my ramblings. Do you ever Continue Reading

In Other News, Tim Howard Is A Total HOTTIE

Tim Howard

My father would never believe that I am blogging about soccer of all things. Soccer! I had no interest in watching soccer when I was in Nigeria, and when I came here, I had no interest in any sport either. Then Igwe happened. That being said, I want to give special thanks to God for creating the perfection that is Tim Howard. I mean! I watched the match between USA and Portugal and I literally cried when Portugal scored the equalizing goal 30 seconds before end time. Then I decided that I Continue Reading

About Last Weekend: Lancôme Jazzed Me Again

With flash and without flash

Back in 2008, Lancôme was doing a free makeup session by "Tommy," and I went because it was free. I had no intention to buy anything, but nothing wrong with getting made up for free. That was how I went there and loved Lancôme so much that I ended up using it. It's been 6 years, and I have never gone back [Read that post here]. Not only have I not left Lancôme, I have actually tried to leave (for no reason) by finding something else that works just as good. I got samples from a bunch of brands, Continue Reading

To All The Snails In The World, Please Forgive Me

Dead snail walking

I don't remember whether or not I have blogged about this before. But I feel the need to confess my transgressions. A long, long time, I was mean to snails. I was still in Jos at this time. I don't remember exactly how old I was, but maybe between 9 and 13, I don't know. There were lots of snails in my area. I should mention right now that I do not eat snails. I did not eat them at that time, I don't eat them now, and I don't foresee myself eating them in the nearest or farthest future. They Continue Reading

I’m Thinking About Perming My Hair

Rihanna in short hair

And I'm thinking about cutting it, too *covers face and runs away* Let me explain. I have recently been fantasizing about doing something different with my hair. All my life, I have never done anything special. I have braided it, permed it, sewn weaves on it, put wigs on it, and kept it natural. That's it. That's all I've done. I have never cut my hair for the purpose of changing its style, nor have I ever, ever dyed it. The only times I cut my hair were (1) when I went from elementary to Continue Reading

Blogging Tip: Pay Your Dues

Blogging Tip: Pay Your Dues

Bloggers, show of hands if you'd like to become something from blogging. Whether it's rich, famous, relevant, or all three. Everyone wants this? Well, me, too! There are bloggers who just want to blog for fun and have no interest in monetizing their blogs, but for most of us, we want something out of blogging. For me specifically, I want to be rich and famous. And very, very relevant. I know it's usually funny when I say I want to be rich and famous, but if only you knew how serious I am. Now, I Continue Reading

Pre-Wedding On Verastic: Ada & Manre

Wedding On Verastic: Ada and Manre

Ladies and Gentlemen of Verastic, I am too, too proud to introduce Ada and Manre to you, our first Verastic couple. I have never met any of these lovely people in person, but I e-knew them online individually, before they knew each other. So when I found out that they started dating, it felt so special to me, and when I found out they were engaged and planning a wedding, I did mental back flips. Ada and Manre met on Twitter.  Ada said ... Manre and I met mid 2010 on twitter. Lol. We tweeted Continue Reading

What I Wore To Sade’s & Pelumi’s Wedding

What I Wore

I blogged about Sade's and Pelumi's wedding, so you have already seen what I wore. But I drove to Funmie's house to take these pictures, so you're gonna look at them, damn it! Because Igwe slept at the hotel with the wedding party on Friday night, I had no one to take my pictures on Saturday afternoon, so I drove to Funmie's house (about 10 minutes away from me). These pictures were rushed cause I had to drive an hour and 28 minutes to the wedding in Washington D.C. I forgot to take an up Continue Reading