Vera Goes To San Jose, California (For The BlogHer Conference)

Verastic Media Kit

Today is D-Day! As you're reading this, I might already be in San Jose. I typed the post last night and scheduled it to come up today. It has been so hectic. I took off from my 9-5 job today so I could spend a couple hours getting ready for traveling. I ended up spending the entire day getting ready. Before I tell you about my day, I wanna show you my media kit. Woooot! I made it myself. It's two pages, and yes, I am giving it out in the slashed pocket folder. All na packaging abi? And can you Continue Reading

Rest In Peace To My Samsung Galaxy S3

We started with the left, and now we're on the right.

It was on Thursday, July 17th that my phone went into vegetative state. I woke up in the morning, stretched, did my morning prayers, and started scrolling through Instagram. I used to have a habit of waking up and reaching for my phone immediately to read emails, texts, tweets, and of course Instagram. But I have consciously stopped reaching for my phone first thing in the morning. Anyway .... I was scrolling through Instagram when my phone suddenly went off, came back on, went off, and came Continue Reading

Do The Wars Scare You?

Violence in the Gaza Strip. Image source: NY Daily News

I'm not one to say that the world has changed, or that crazy things are now happening, or that all the problems of the world are a sign of the end times. I don't believe that the problems now are suddenly a sign of the end time. I believe that they have always been signs. Basically, there's nothing new under the sun. The things that are happening now have always happened. They're just now more pronounced and they happen differently. For example, nations have always fought each other. At one Continue Reading

Shoe Crush: Aminah Abdul Jillil Bow Pump

Aminah Abdul Jillil Bow Pump - Black & Blue

My Sweet Potatoes, these shoes have been chasing me in my dreams. I dream of owning them. I dream of wearing them. I have a pair of black panty hose that in my head will go perfectly with a short skater dress or skirt ... and of course these pumps. I want them in black and in blue. Oh, my good Lord, I want them BADLY. But they cost $215. Each. If you are reading this post right now, please know that this is a sign from the good God Almighty that you should buy me one (or both) of these shoes. Continue Reading

Ladies, What’s In Your Bag?

What's currently in my bag

I did a post like this back in 2008, but unfortunately, I lost the image in that post when I moved from Blogger to WordPress. [Read that post here]. At that time, my bag used to be so heavy that it was hurting my shoulder. These days, it's not the case, but I thought to still do a post about the contents of my bag. Speaking of bags, I always prefer a bag with more room, even if I don't fill it up. I'm not the girl who would buy one of those little box clutches that would only fit a lip balm. I Continue Reading

Guess Who’s Going To The BlogHer Conference This Year? This Girl!

This is me being happy about the BlogHer Conference

I am so excited! Come next week, I will be in San Jose, California for the 10th annual BlogHer Conference. AKA the biggest, baddest blogging conference for women bloggers. I have been waiting to go for this conference for ever. Each year, I come up with a new excuse. Well, not an excuse per say, but I have never really had the financial freedom to attempt to go. There is always something more pressing to attend to. Last year, however, I decided that come hell or high water, I'm going to the Continue Reading

Hello MAC Red, Nice To Finally Meet You

MAC Red

This may sound weird, I know, but this MAC Red lipstick is my very first red lipstick. Ever. More than that, I don't even wear lipstick a lot. Apart from this MAC Red lipstick, I own only 4 other lipsticks, and 3 of them came as free gifts from Lancome. But I had been reading a lot of beauty blogs and a lot of these beauty bloggers kept talking about the MAC Ruby Woo. So I went to MAC with the intention of buying the Ruby Woo lipstick. When I got there, however, I realized that the Ruby Woo Continue Reading

Ladies, Do You Squat Or Sit When Peeing In Public Toilets?

Toilet

Ever since I was a child, my mom has taught me to not sit on public toilets. And my mom's definition of "public toilet" is any toilet that isn't ours, no matter whose house it's in. When I have to use the toilet in my house, most times I don't look at it to see if it's clean because it's just me and Igwe, and I clean it every week --- and thankfully, Igwe does not pee on the toilet seat, so that's not even a conversation that we ever have. Even when I wake up to pee in the middle of the night, I Continue Reading

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

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