Monday, March 29, 2010

Uppers and Downers

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Hi people,

Just to ask for some slack. I know I have not been doing my rounds as usual. I'm really missing knowing what's up with you guys. The reason is that the past couple of days have been chaotic for us, both good and bad.

So what was good? We had a housewarming for our new place and it was a great get together. Good company, great food (allow me to hail myself, I catered...lol) and flowing conversation. Trust it all boiled down to Nigerian politics once the Non-Nigerians present had left. And let me mention that our naija people sabi come late eh? Talk about fashionably late, some guests came more than two hours after the time we gave for the event. It was also nice that we had some of the food left over especially the great salad SO had broken a few nails over.

The bad? We were so tired afterwards that we went almost directly to bed. The next morning, it turns out that my delicious rice, the leftover of which I had left in the oven, had gone off. Ahh, it pained me oo, that rice was sweet. I had been looking forward to some ready made dinners and packed lunches for Atala. Oh well, we wrapped it in a trash bag and he went to throw it out. Guess what he found out outside?

Bad stuff number two! His bike had been stolen! That was a huge surprise and disappointment. Someone had broken the plastic pipe he'd chained it to and carried it off. Totally unexpected I tell you. Atala goes to work everyday with that bike and loves riding on nice weekends too. He really liked that bike. Anyway we chose to look on the bright side. It wasn't a work day when he would have come out all ready to leave for work with it and then found it missing. And in all things we thank God. Such is life. He has ordered another one today, and life goes on.

I've tried to catch up at some of your blogs but I think I needed to get this out of my system. So how have the rest of you all been doing? See you at yours soon.

Have a great week.






44 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear that Atala's bike was stolen! That's very wicked but I do like how you guys looking on the bright side.

    I guess a bigger and better bike is in his future! Also, kudos to him on keeping fit through his commute to work.

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  2. Also, glad you had fun at the housewarming...not sure what happened to my own invitation o. :)

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  3. Congratulation on your house warming. Host do not give 9ja's the exact time o! lol. E-Y-A, who could have stolen the bike now? I would be following you henceforth.

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  4. I'm sorry about that! I'm glad though, the party was successful.

    If I may ask, who is Atala?

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  5. so sorry abt the bike...congrats on the house warming...

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  6. you didnt invite us to chop rice ooo,we don vex

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  7. you should know that nigerians operate on out own special time....
    we are always late for functions
    its called nigerian time...
    sorry about the bike
    love ur attitude to it though,,,,

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  8. Thank you GNG and everyone, the housewarming was a small event. But next time for sure.

    @Nakedsha, Atala is my SO

    @Nitty Gritty, thanks for your comments.

    Jaycee, thanks dear.

    @Muyiwa, no vex abeg, lol.

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  9. Sori abt SO'S BIKE. A BROKEN LEG AWAITS THE THIEF. IM HAPI U HAD FUN ON D HOUSE WARMING. HAVE A GR8 WEEK.

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  10. congrats on the house warming and sorry about the bike.
    so you had to trash the leftovers...ahh!!!it wld have made correct dinners o!

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  11. heya...sorry about the bike o! and congrats on the house warming

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  12. Congrats on the house warming...

    I can imagine the feeling of throwing away the food...Kai!

    Eeya about the bike o...something better's coming...no doubt.

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  13. poor atala.
    sorry about the rice, i spent so much on some coconut rice one saturday and forgot it in the kitchen, i had to throw it out next day, almost cried.

    congrats on the house warming

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  14. Na wao...People wud steal anything...sorry about the bike jare.It is well!!!

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  15. Congratulations on your house warming, sorry about the bike, and about the rice too. SO broke his nails over the salad? He wears falsies? Just teasing Myne, no offence meant. I'm sure a nicer bike is on its way, enjoy the rest of the week.

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  16. I love housewarming, next time be sure to extend the invite.

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  17. Congrats on the house warming and sorry about the SO's bike i'm sure he would get a nicer one soon :)

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  18. Oh my! Sorry about the bike.

    Your house warming must have been warm!!! Congratulations.

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  19. shame on the bike thief. many congrats on the house warming!

    ~www.funkolaani.blogspot.com

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  20. congrats on the housewarming..glad to hear u guys had fun...Nigerians de their own levels when it comes to keeping time, that's for sure..

    kpele abt the theft, and in your new house too!

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  21. So sorry about the bike.It can be really frustrating.Congrats on the new home.Glad you had some fun at your housewarming except for the rice.Don't worry everything will be ok.take care.

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  23. Heya! Sorry about the bike. And- you're making me hungry with all this talk about food...
    am glad you're house warming went well...congrats on your new home my dear.

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  24. Congrats on the house warming-if you'd at least invited us sha-oh the rice eee!
    A bike..ao people. Sorry about that too plus the rice. :)

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  25. Congrats on the housewarming...sure the fun made the tiredness worthwhile...rice has a way of going off on you quickly, and a greater pele about Atala's bike...glad you can look on the brighter side

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  26. No be me own the bike o... But a comment like "A broken leg awaits the thief" is guaranteed to cheer anyone up... LOL! HABA! Thought we were on the Christian level, talking about how we thank God the situation wasn't worse? Well, when all else fails, resort to curses! LOL... I miss Naija men...

    Living in uni accommodation, bike theft is part of life here. I'm sorry you guys had to experience it, though. It is quite annoying indeed. Congrats on your housewarming... I just had some sexy ass jollof rice go off as well so I feel your pain. It was like half the pot as well! SMH

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  27. So sorry about the bike.Crazy!Glad you had fun and are ok.. Forget the rice I'm sure you'd make a better one *wink* *wink*
    Take it easy dear.

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  28. Thanks for all the comments, that has really cheered me up as well as coming over to yours.

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  29. oh man - I know the disappointment of looking forward to delicious leftovers only to find they have spoiled or been eaten. And a stolen bike on top of that...ah ah. You are handling it pretty well. Tomorrow can only be better.

    Congratulations on the new place!

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  30. Pele about the spoiled rice and stolen bike. But we thank God for his graces for the new place and friends to celebrate with. Wishing you lots of happy memories with better tasting rice and a better bike.

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  31. Thank you very much, PGL and Taynement.

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  32. Sorry to hear about Atala's bike (beautiful name, by the way!) and I hope you get to feeling better!

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  33. Glad you had fun at your house warming. I feel like I have missed so much on the blog. Took a hiatus hehe..time to catch up I guess. Have a good one!

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  34. Real happy to hear about the house warming...CONGRATULATIONS to you and your SO.

    As for the person that stole that bike ehn....sorry about that, abd the spoilt leftover too, trust me, i know so well how that feels

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  35. Awwww...happy housewarming..so sorry about the stolen bike and your spoilt rice...

    Pele!

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  36. Kai...who dare;s steal Atala's bike...something good is coming...happy house warming.

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  37. Thank you all so much for the well wishes!

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  38. I'll second what Myne said. I had many happy hours with that bike, but sometimes, the best way of looking at these things is not so much to focus on what has been, but to look forward to what will be. So I'm looking forward to taking delivery of my new bike soon...

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  39. Congrats on the housewarming!!!!

    Sorry about the bike...I like atala postive outlook...everything happens for a reason

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  40. sorry abt d bike

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  41. Great attitude! Bummer about the bike though!

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  42. So sorry about the bike. It was stolen in what country?

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  43. Thanks Kristin.

    @Nana, we live in the US. Crime happens everywhere.

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