I Melted Inside

We only met the other day,
But you really caught my imagination.
The way you talked and moved and laughed
Really caught my attention.
Then again to look at you--
Your not the usual type.
But after fun and frolics
And MOTD 2
We really got to talking.
It was so comfortable
And real
And unaffected.
When you held me close that day
And stared in my eyes
My insides got a little soft.
I have a confession to make
You thought I'd dosed off
When you kissed my forehead--
I had not.
And I heard every word you said
You said 'shit I really like you girl
much more than I thought
you really could be it'
And you thought I was asleep.
Not so.
I heard you loud and clear
And I melted inside.

Monday Rant!

It's just a mini rant today. I sprinted into work today like a banshee on crack, an hour early. KMT. I've just realised that my blackberry is playing up and it's showing my appointments AN HOUR early. Clearly, I use my blackberry to organise myself, so this malfunction is major. I really do need to take my phone in for repairs, I'm just not looking forward to a crap replacement and no blackberry messenger for two weeks. WHYYYYYYYYYY?

And the stupid 'Dead Sea' people (darh-ling...can I ask you a question? Darh-ling let me see your hands. Imagine this every two minutes for the ENTIRE day. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!) Keep coming up to say 'Darh-ling, why are you not smiling? Beautiful, smile for me' NO. Just piss off, this face clearly means piss off!!!

But on a positive note, I've had a really good weekend. Not very productive, granted. But I needed a break from my life. And I got reacquainted with an old friend, finally met her lovely husband, saw her two year old and her new-born. Awwwwwww! It was enough to make a woman-like-me broody! Such a cute little family unit.

Political Apathy: The Test for this General Election

I am actually surprised at myself. For all my complaining about the lack of real difference between the main parties and no interesting wars on the policy front that I have done, I am quite looking forward to this year’s general election. Maybe, I am being caught up in all the hype—and that fact that Newsnight, my drug of choice, is on more than is necessary, or healthy, and slave to the media that I am I just HAVE to watch it. Whatever, the reasons are, I am being dragged into the mix and find myself debating politics (albeit, ‘softcore ‘politics) with all and sundry.


Last night, I was at a revision session at my church for GCSE and A-Level students. I am one of the volunteer tutors, tutoring on Maths, Art and Government and Politics. I got a little kick going through the AS-Level Politics syllabus and remembering the subject that got me started on my current career path. But I was amazed just talking with the kids, at how knowledgeable some of them were. Excluding my tutee (can you even say that?!) from this discussion for obvious reasons, I found myself engaged in some lovely and at times lively debate about what people believed the parties stood for, about the recession, foreign policy and negative campaigning. I was genuinely amazed. I think I have always taken the somewhat pompous view that 95% of the electorate knows nothing much about politics. And for that reason I shall be lumped with a leader that about 20 people voted for because nobody knows or cares enough to vote sensibly, if at all. But here I was with a group of children, having to rethink my views.

Fair enough, they do not count as the electorate as they cannot actually vote. But what this little encounter did show me was that for children to be passionate and knowledgeable about politics there must be some adults somewhere around them who have been thinking these issues through. I’m happy to see that people are not as disengaged as I thought they were...or maybe I just know people who are from politically aware backgrounds? Who knows? But I prefer to look on the bright side...

'The Great Prime Ministerial Debate'

Today at 8.30pm in Manchester, British political history was made...the main party leaders came together for the first ever televised debate in the run up to the general election.

Although, I was torn between watching this and Welcome to Lagos on BBC2, I feel that the former was an event not to be missed. You know, history and all that. Usually, the papers disagree with me (lol) but I believe that the debate was only beneficial for the Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg. He was calm, composed and in control of himself. I found myself thinking...'I wish it was a viable option to vote for this man'. But I'd rather vote for a feeble Labour than vote for a viable Liberal Democrat candidate because splitting the vote will let in HIM....David Cameroon (yuck!). It's a shame, but Politics is a game.

But anyway, back to the debate...What was the fuss? Look, the British sensibilities do not allow the debate to get as interesting as these things do in the US. And nothing up for the vote is interesting enough to grip me or most of the people I know. It's all personality, it's all very American and I can't stand it. We have a parliamentary system, not a presidential system of government and for me this does not fit the UK. And I wonder how much this will turn on the electorate. Brown was still the staid, calm, figure-quoting Brown. Cameron was the same 'suave', makes-me-sick-to-my-stomach, fake-Blair, Cameroon. But Clegg, ahhhhh, CLEGG...for me was a breath of fresh air. Instead of playing the role of the LibDem stuck between the two 'big' parties, he genuinely seemed to have a distinct platform for his party. HOWEVER, I'm happy they had the debate because at least now Nick Clegg is getting play, which is going to get the other two scared. At least a little.

I doubt that in and of itself that this debate would have made a big difference to who will become the next Prime Minster and what the turn-out would be. But the only lingering soundbite I got from this little show, which was purely a nasty accident by Gordon Brown and David Cameron....'I agree with Nick!'

Roll on, round two...

100 Truths...

Sankofa inspired me! Welcome to the wonderful world of....ME. Now you have two options, you can eat it...or throw it away...

1. Last drink→ Fanta Fruit Twist.

2. Last phone call→ Kenny

3. Last text message→ Micheline

4. Last song you listened to→ Goodbye Apathy - OneRepublic

5. Last time you cried→ Three weeks ago. Don't ask.


6. Dated someone twice → Er, shamefully, yes!

7. Been cheated on?→ Ohhhhh yes!

8. Kissed someone?→ Course man

9. Lost someone special?→ Yep, my uncle. RIP Uncle Fo-sa!

10. Been depressed?→ Yes

11. Been drunk and threw up? → Yes actually, just the once.


12. Yellow

13. Grey

14. Blue

15. Black


16. Made new friends → Errrr, doesn't everyone?

17. Fallen out of love → Yep

18. Laughed until you cried → Hell yeah

19. Met someone who changed you → Yes, there have been many actually. That's just what happens with human interaction.

20. Found out who your true friends were → Hell yeah!

21. Found out someone was talking about you → People love to talk about people, especially those they do not know. Haters can hate, I can't stop you.

22. Kissed anyone on your friend's list → No, any takers? Lol.

23. How many people on your friends list do you know in real life → I know 4 of my followers for real.

25. Do you have any pets → As a child, there was Sophie the dog and a few cats whose names have evaded me. Sorry yeh.

26. Do you want to change your name→ Nope, but when i get married I might, depending on how nice his name is, lol.

27. What did you do for your last birthday → I had a date, and a little restaurant get together.

28. What time did you wake up today → 8am

29. What were you doing at midnight last night → Disciplining my foster brother, *sigh*

30. Name something you CANNOT wait for → To find the job of my dreams!

31. Last time you saw your mother→ A few hours ago...house mates!

32. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life → I can be pretty rash, but I'm working on it:)

33. What are you listening to right now → X-Press 2 - Lazy ft. David Byrne

34. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom → There were a couple in my 6th form...

35. What's getting on your nerves right now? → At this particular moment in time I am pretty cool. Yay!

36. Most visited webpage → Hmmmm, my gmail I think.

37. What's your name→ Oi oi! That's personal! Nsoromma...Child of the Heavens.

38. Nicknames→ Big head (My cousin is a prat!), tbh honest I pretty much hate nicknames...

39. Relationship Status → Single

40. Zodiac Sign ---> Aquarius

41. Male or female or transgendered→ Female

42. Primary----- Joseph Lancaster Primary School

43. Middle School → n/a

44. High school → St. Saviours & St. Olaves CE School

45. Hair color → 1B, lol

46. Long/medium/short → Well...growing out short hair, it's now mid-length but I'm wearing a long flowing weave....

47. Height → 5"7

48. Do you have a crush on someone? → Mmmm-hmmm, ooooo yeah! *wink*

49: What do you like about yourself? → Errrrrr...I'm a Brit. I hate these types of questions! Narcissistic any? *rolling eyes*

50. Piercings → Yep, I'm thinking of becoming addicted...

51. Tattoos → No, still contemplating...

52. Righty or lefty → Righty


53. First surgery --- Ummm? *shrugs*

54. First piercing → Ears

55. First best friend → Shola when we were at Jo Lancs!.

56. First sport you joined → Netball

57. First pet → Sophie

58. First vacation→ Germany

59. First concert → Mary J. Blige...or was it Whitney....*shrugs again*

60. First crush → Akwasi *blushes*


61. Eating → Not a thing.

62. Drinking..... Nothing, but thanks for the reminder. I'm thirsty, brb.

63. Already missing→ The sun, she had her hat on, but now she's gone away :(.

64. I'm about to → Complete a job application...oh JOY.

65. Listening to → K. K. Fosu - Number One

66. Thinking about → Getting some new contact lenses...this is ridiculous. I'm squinting. KMT.

67. Waiting for → My date tomorrow :D


68. Want kids? → Yep, God said go forth and mutiply. I'm serious about THAT one! *wink*

69. Want to get married? → Yep.

70. Careers in mind → Public or social policy formulation.


71. Lips or eyes → Oooooo, eyes...NO...lips...actually, must have at least one of the two (I know that is such a cop-out, but don't start).
72. Hugs or kisses → Hugs all the way, they never get old for me.

73. Shorter or taller → Taller, I'm not a fan of the vertically challenged. Soz.

74. Older or Younger → Older, tried younger recently (never again....)

75. Romantic or spontaneous → Romantic, I'll do spontaneous.

76. Nice stomach or nice arms → Arms, how can you have a nice stomach and crappy arms? Ewwwwwwwwwww

77. Sensitive or loud → Loud, LOUD. LOUD.

78. Hook-up or relationship → Too old for hook ups man, c'mon....

79. Trouble maker or hesitant→ Looking to minimise the drama, so I wanna try a hesitant dude for once.


81. Drank hard liquor → Oh yes :D

82. Lost glasses/contacts → All the damn time.

83. kissed on 1st date – Yep.

84. Broken someone's heart → Apparently. He's suuuuuch a liar thou!

85. Had your own heart broken → Yep.

86. Been arrested → No, actually. I'm almost surprised.

87. Turned someone down → That's a constant if you are a black girl in south London. Guys out here are DETERMINED boi. 9 times out of 10 it's NOT a good look. In case your wondering...

88. Cried when someone died → Yep.

89. Liked a friend that of the same sex? →I know what your getting at although I could play dumb, but no.


90. Yourself → It's a must...

91. Miracles → Yes I do.

92. Love at first sight → Errrrrr...NAH!

93. Heaven → Yep, yep.

94. Santa Clause → KMT, what do you think this is?

95. Kiss on the first date? → Kiss away!

96. Angels → Yep.


97. Is there one person you want to be with right now? → Yesss...

98. Had more than one boyfriend/girlfriend at one time? → Don't do that mess, it's too much like hard work.

99. Wish you could change things in your past?→ Who doesn't?

100. Are you posting this as 100 Truths? → This is a pretty silly question...

Of Links...and Celibacy

I got an issue...

An old erhmmm, friend and I recently starting talking. I got a bit silly and excitable...and, hell, I was bored. So I decided to see if I could spark up some interest in me. Sure enough three days later Rude Boy is talking about links. Now, I am a woman and I have needs blah, blah, blah...but me and dude have always been strictly friends. And I'm celibate right now (yay for me! :D) so I don't even wanna mix it up, not looking for a link. Now I know that to a certain extent I have been gassing to this dude, basically just chatting nonsense...to an extent. And I know you can't kid a kidder, and that has always been him for sure. I know Rude Boy is gassing too, but I just don't know how far...Hmmm. Problem is he really does have my attention now. And for some unknown (ok, maybe not exactly unknown) reason I informed Baby Boy of this potential new link. Now the shit has hitteth the fanneth...Someone confiscate my BB cuz the devil sure does make work for idle hands...

Life has been a bit flat recently and this is definitely interesting...
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