Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Would My Top Five Make Yours?

Hi everyone, hope I meet you well. Since I've been unable to blog I got someone new to blogville who is guest blogging for me today. Below is his ingenuity.

So she said.. "you're actually a good writer.. U ever considered blogging before?"
And I said..
"Thought about it once but never got round to doing it.. Besides who would read anyways..?''
"You should try it sometime.. You'll be surprised.."
"Really? Hmm.. Maybe I should guestblog for u and see how it goes" I said, jokingly
"Yeah sure! Not a problem.."
''oops!!''

So two months later, its
RocNaija guestblogging for TheParakeet.

Amazing how the most 'off-the-cuff' conversations, strike a chord sometimes..
I tend to have mixed emotions when I talk 'off-the-cuff' with my people..
Ranges from being nostalgic.. to 'hmm-never-did-that-before'.. To 'I'm-glad-that-never-happened-to-me'

So I came up with a list.. Should be longer than it is but as we're in an era of downsizing..

5.
The heat.. and mosquitoes.
I hate it when I'm in subzero degrees somewhere and the weatherwoman comes on saying ' still icy winds across europe.. But lagos is 30.. Abuja 35'And that buzz in ur ear.. The one where u slap yourself cos your half asleep.. Priceless!

4.
NEPA
When we were younger it was ''up! Nepa!'' But as the years piled on, we took to whispering 'oh nepa' in exasperation. Still... Better than saying ''oh phcn!'' (always thought they left out the vowels intentionally ;-) )

3.
Horns
Yeah.. Odd one I know. But it's the first thing u notice when ur out of Naija for a bit..No okada's whizzing past with lorry horns attached.. No danfo's on pedestrian kerbs horns blaring.. No molues at breakneck speeds playing tunes with their horns..
Nothing.. Just absolute silence

2.
Motherland
The comedy skits.. The saxophone.. the enigma.. Nuff said.

1.
Blowjob on kuramo beach..
Where did that come from? Heady akoka days & ranks under the never-did-that category.
If u want that story, you'll have to
click here.

So there u have it folks..

So what would u take off my list and swap with something else?
RocNaija signing off..

24 comments:

SECRET DIARY said...

okay........

Temite said...

you know what, i like him already.

Temite said...

I AM FURSTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT hopefully

Rita said...

Recently I've been thinking about the heat, the mosquito and nepa/phcn. Somehow I think the 3 are working together...

Hi Parakeet...I see you're keeping your blog alive...I'm good. Thanks for asking. I should be checking up on you. How are you doing?

mike said...

Well, to say the truth, you are missing the cacophonous beauty of my dear Naija land. the rhythm still booms. The beach story is ..... Nice post

doll said...

welcome to blogsvile

Afrobabe said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh I'm in love with this guest blogger...he speaks my language so off I go to the main deal...

Afrobabe said...

And trust mike to like the beach story.....

little secret though, that was what bought me....hook something and something...how does it go again?

Afrobabe said...

Hook line and something....lmao...ok,ok I'm off....

ablackjamesbond said...

strange thgs happen in kuramo. make i go read first.

ShonaVixen said...

My dad used to call me 'mosquito' because i so small (pre-term baby), and so I was out to get any mosquito that came my way..lol! Gosh, I do miss them....
@Temite - chill hon, you're so not first..lol!!

tankojjetty said...

Okay i'm not jealous, really i'm not
but why? Parakeet why?
lol...i'm just trying to memorise my script...
okay welcome o
and u've just been honoured by being the 1st hopefully not the last to guest blog on this blog...so, watch your back o...lol
and no i'm not jealous

Uzezi said...

okay. he sounds interesting. u parakeet, come bac and update o!

Pretty Curls said...

welcome to blogsville...liking the beach story :)

LusciousRon said...

Love his writing.

Writefreak said...

You my dear parakeet are a lazy blogger! lol
He writes good though!

Oyin said...

ummm, ok I got stuck on the blowjob...haha

StandTall-The Activist said...

I so hate the way the honk horns unecessarily in Nigeria. I can kill for this!

I never read anything from your guest blogger

FFF said...

hmmm. i think am going to try dat BJ on d beach oh . . . if it'd mean dragging my husband to d beach

Buttercup said...

U sure sound interesting!

I wud add them radio n tv ads..they r simply on a level of their own..lol

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anonymous gal said...

Guest bloggin??? i hv heard it all.

Smaragd said...

yep! i agree with Temite, Me likey already...lol. been by ur blog already, that's enuf time for u today dude. where's sexy Parakeet btw?

Tigeress said...

lol@ up Nepa! Brings back memories....