About Last Weekend: Girlfriends Are Forever (Lots Of Pictures!)

Left to right: Funmie, Tim, Solachi, Me, and Ibukun

This past weekend, I finally got to hang out with my girls. You may disagree with me, but I believe that having good friends is essential. We had been talking about hanging out for like over a year, but we finally got around and did it. Before we hung out, our friend, Tim fell ill and that scared the pants off of us. I don't have the words to say how happy I was to be sitting across from Tim. Our date was set for 7pm. We were supposed to get dinner at TGIF and then go watch 'This Is Where Continue Reading

20 Random Facts About Me (Tagged By Sisi Yemmie)


Darling Sisi Yemmie did the 20 random facts about me tag and she tagged me. Who am I to not deliver? I've done tags before, but it's been so long since I last did one. Sisi Yemmie, thank you for the tag, and whatever I write here, know that you asked for it. 1.  I've been keeping a big secret from you, Sweet Potatoes. But I have decided that I will tell it before the end of the year. I'm tired of keeping it. No, I will not give hints! 2.  I'm an undercover rebel. Sometimes, my only Continue Reading

Dear Kate, At The Very Least, Let Me Model Your Underwear


I've been meaning to blog about this since I read it last month, then a couple days passed, but according to my calender, it's been a whole month. No idea how that happened. It's about the Dear Kate underwears, and if you know anything about me, you know I love underwears. My regular stay-at-home outfit is a t-shirt, an underwear, and no bra. Read my underwear-related posts here. Anyway, Dear Kate did the unthinkable. They recruited real women to be the models in their new lookbook for their Continue Reading

About Last Weekend: I Was So Lazy!

We were waiting for our table at Chili's

Happy Monday, Sweet Potatoes! I don't know what happened to me this past week, but I was so flipping lazy. I literally slept for most of the time. I'd wake up in the morning, eat breakfast, and go back to bed. Before I know what's going on, it's past 3:00 PM. That was how my week went. I can't tell you what I accomplished. And the irony is that I had so much to do. Instead of doing anything, I'd think f all I had to do and my solution would be to go back to bed. It was like why do today what Continue Reading

Why Men Can Never Find Things. Does Anyone Know?


I remember my mom always complaining about my dad not finding things. She would accompany her complaints with a solid tufia kwa, which would be followed by a dramatic rise and drop of her shoulders. I didn't get it then, but now, I do. Igwe and I have been living together since 2011, and I'm finally starting to share my mom's sentiments. Igwe would go into a closet to pick up the biggest, brightest, most strategically placed item, and he would come back and say he did not find it. And I would Continue Reading

My Neighbor, Tatiana Won’t Leave My Window!

Tatiana's Car

Remember my neighbor, Tatiana? I blogged about her here. I thought she was mad before, but now I'm convinced that she is really, really mad. First of all, our apartment has a front and a back section. We live in the front section, overlooking the parking lot, while Tatiana lives in the back section, overlooking nature. Everyone parks in front, as does Tatiana. Her car barely ever leaves its spot. At first, I thought I just happened to notice the car only after it had been driven (and Continue Reading

“You Look Like American…” What Does That Mean These Days?

Sitting outside church. It was cold!

I was at Walmart the other day staring too long at the travel mugs, trying to decide which one to get for Igwe. There was a Walmart employee next to me, arranging water bottles and mason jars .  I had not paid too much attention to her until she started singing a familiar gospel tune. That was when I looked at her. It was one of those old praise and worship songs that we grew up listening to in Nigeria. She looked to be in her late thirties, but she was probably older. She had a youthful glow Continue Reading

She Asked Me If Nigeria Was On Another Planet

Questions About Nigeria

At the closeout party at the BlogHer Conference, Rev Run was on the 1s and 2s, and it was just wonderful. Did I ever think the day would come when "Tricky" would be booming through the speakers and Rev Run would be rapping along, right in front of me? No, but it happened anyway, and I enjoyed every bit of it. After he left, we still had about 45 minutes to network and chat among each other. I was sitting and chatting with a blogger with whom I had made an acquaintance the day before. And Continue Reading

10 Lessons I Learned From Arianna Huffington At The BlogHer Conference

Arianna Huffington signing my book at BlogHer

Before I knew anything about who would be at BlogHer, I had already made the decision to attend it. But when I found out that Arianna Huffington would be there, I couldn't wait to attend. On stage, she was interviewed by Guy Kawasaki who is very popular. I didn't know him then, but I certainly know him now. Arianna was unexpectedly funny. I don't know what I expected, but I know I did not expect that. Like Guy had already warned us, when you ask Arianna a question, she tells you what she Continue Reading

About Last Weekend: My Complete BlogHer Conference Recap


The title of this post is slightly misleading because this post is in fact not my complete BlogHer Conference recap. My recap is entirely too long to put in one post, and because I imagine that you are like me, I do not burden you with extremely long posts because when I open a post with 100 paragraphs, I freak out and close the page. This one, therefore, will only have 99 paragraphs. As I mentioned in my previous post, this BlogHer conference was my first blogging conference of any kind, and Continue Reading