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

Funmie’s Birthday In Pictures

Looking all drunk and stuff

Funmie's birthday was on Thursday, May 15th, and as usual, she did not plan anything. Igwe and I had a pretty busy day because we had to first attend Dayo's dinner in school - where we met the infamous Professor. We left dinner early - sometime close to 9pm, I think - and headed over to Funmie's house. We took cake, Moscato , disposable plates and cups, and a pair of gold shoes for Funmie. She specifically called me and told me that she wanted either gold or silver shoes. I found gold. When Continue Reading

Please Pray For My Friend, Funmie

Before the 'craze' started

You don't have to read this blog forever to know that I have a special friend, Funmie. Well, Funmie is always a happy and overly dramatic person, but recently, she has encountered what might be a life-altering problem, so I'd really appreciate it if you take a minute from your day to pray for Funmie and her situation. Funmie has been experiencing depression, heart palpitations, anxiety, and sudden bouts of frustration. Life has dealt her a hard blow, and like most people, she was not Continue Reading

Does The Bible Really Say, “Touch Not My Anointed?”

What the bible actually says

Well, yes, it really does say it. But in what context? Yesterday, I blogged about Ese Walter and the robust Pastor Biodun, to which my very own Funmie gave us the classic Nigerian response (yes, I'm calling Funmie out here. What are friends for?). Read her comment and my reply. It's the part in capital letters that we're focusing on today.     See, this is part of why I'm suspicious of Pastors. Even when I didn't know much else about the bible, I knew that it said to Continue Reading

Vera Goes To Miami, Florida


I know, I know. I just got back from Florida last week for Arinze's wedding. This time, I'm going to a different part of Florida. I'm going to Miami for Uju's graduation. My dear friend finished Med School last year, and now, it's time to walk the stage and snag that degree. I don't have the words to say how proud I am of this girl. She's just too much. I love you, Obianuju! I'll be travelling with Igwe and Funmie. Our flight is later this evening, and I'm grateful for the evening flight. My Continue Reading

My Weekend Recount: Uju’s Birthday With 6.5 Girls


Apparently, I tell everyone who cares to listen that my friend, Uju, is a doctor. And I cannot help it. I am so, so proud of her. She is a fighter. Anyway, Uju's birthday was this past Thursday, and we asked her several times what she wanted to do and she said nothing. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and tell the girls that we should all show up at Uju's house on Saturday, unannounced. Well, I told her that I'll be coming, but I didn't tell her about the remaining 4.5 girls. It Continue Reading

So … About My Pregnancy

Baby Bump

It was totally Funmie's idea to lie to you people AND to not tell you the truth until today. I refused, but she made a convincing argument. I haven't read all the comments yet because yesterday was cray-cray for me, but judging from Funmie's laughter when she called me last night, I anticipate some good, good stuff. I'm gonna go reply the comments once this is posted. Igwe was in on it, too. He told people on Twitter that I was indeed pregnant, and he accepted the congratulations that people Continue Reading

Igwe Proposed … And This Is How It Happened

Long before I knew what I was in for.

Lonnnnnnggggg post alert! Extreme picture overload!! Exit now!!! I have to start by really, really, really thanking every one of you for reading my blog. I honestly feel like I have a family here. You have been with me since 2006 when I started blogging, and I have blogged about all kinds of things: love, men, marriage, money, and my period, of course. That said, here’s how Igwe proposed. I mentioned on our anniversary day that we were going to have dinner with friends to celebrate. I Continue Reading

My Weekend Recount: Thanksgiving … And The Little Movie Date That Wasn’t

So this past weekend was Thanksgiving. It technically wasn't the weekend. In fact, technicality has nothing to do with this. It just was not the weekend. It was Thursday. However, with all the food and celebration, it felt like Saturday. The only thing that makes a week day holiday suck is having to go back to life the next day. Like, why couldn't Friday be a holiday too? So I'll start my weekend recount from Thursday. Thursday: Thanksgiving Day. I did not cook a thing. Instead, we went to Continue Reading

Vera Goes To California


First, it was Texas, now it's California. San Diego to be precise.  This whole week has just blazed through, and I am yet to understand fully what I have been doing with my time.  I'm working on a few things - big and small - for Verastic. And I will tell you more about them once they're ready to have their stories told. I'll be going to California today - San Diego - for a dear friend's wedding - yes, another friend is getting married again. This is where you may want to ask, "Vera, when are Continue Reading