Monday, 17 December 2007

Little, and often

Hello Peeps!

Howz it hangin'? What's shakin'? Whaddup? You fill in the gaps with all those other greetings people my age have no business uttering. Go on..

Anyway, i have decided that the way to go vis-a-vis blogging, is little and often. You know, like those crazy ass diets, slavishly followed by hollywood starlets, recommend. Because, alas, my mojo appears to have eloped with Naapali's muse to embark on a torrid and nasty affair in some far away land!


So Christmas party season is in full swing. We had our work do last friday and the rest of this week is just going to be a complete write off, as various teams go out on their Christmas lunches. In fact, i've just returned from one such lunch at a 'gentleman's club'. And depending on the way your brain works you're either thinking of a strip joint or an old, dusty establishment filled with old, upper-class white men smoking cigars (before the smoking ban, of course) and sipping port and/or brandy. Turned out to be the latter.


One of my colleagues actually belongs to one of these aforementioned establishment in St James' Park and for the second year running, we have had our team lunch there. This particular one does allow peasants in, as long as they are suitably dressed. Another male colleague was told he couldn't dine in the restaurant because he didn't have on a jacket. They did loan him one though, so it was ok. My boss, who is relatively new, was a bit worried as to the nature of a 'gentleman's club' and we had a running gag about poles being hidden in corners. Quite funny, actually. Unfortunately, the most exciting pieces of equipment we saw were the stair lifts attached to every stair case!


I've always had a phobia of all things electric and therefore have never had the guts to buy or use an electric blanket. Unfortunately, i'm also one of those people who cannot stand the cold. I must have warmth. Lots of it. Always. It beats me why, because i was born in the middle of the bleak, mid winter. One would therefore think that my default setting would be more favourable to cold temperatures. No chance!


I lived in a flat share last year and one of my flat mates was a Kenyan girl who was the direct opposite of me. We used to play this game in the middle of the night - i would turn the heating up to the highest setting and snuggle down under my covers for a good night's sleep, only to wake up one hour later, shivering with my teeth chattering. Why? Because this girl had turned off the heating! I've lost count of the number of times i patiently explained to her that she could actually adjust the setting on her radiator to whatever level she was comfortable with. All to no avail. So i would get up and put the heating back on and she would get up and switch it off, and so it continued. Grrrrr!!!


I now live alone in a flat with a pay as you go gas meter. It's much easier to consume gas when you have no inkling of your consumption levels until the bill arrives every quarter and you just grit your teeth and pay it. Also easy when you live with 2 others and split the bills 3 ways. Not so easy when you can actually see the meter ticking away and counting down your gas usage with breathtaking speed. Hence, in my new accomodation i do not under any circumstances leave the heating on all through the night. No sir. Not an option. I just suck it up and wear lots of layers. But that was until the proverbial light bulb pinged above my head and i went to Argos to buy an electric blanket.
I cannot explain the experience to you. It's something you have to experience yourself to fully appreciate. That first night was pure bliss! You should have seen me sliding across my bed from side to side, luxuriating in the warmth. It was...beautiful! I'm sure my moans of pleasure made the guy who lives above me (i can hear him when he snores, so he must have heard me) think i was getting some hot bedroom action. Come to think of it, i was....

17 comments:

30+ said...

Lol at hot bedroom action. The other way to get some action is to get a very .....

Bet you tot I was going say a man nope it's not, it is a Hot ....... ....... ......... (guess)

And remember you have been tagged re weirdness so bring it on

Arewa said...

LOL...i see that the electric blanket is giving u some serious bed action...im really worried for u ooohhh because nah man suppose warm u up for them kind words inobe electric blanket.....lol
But i must say it is absolutly frrrreeezzziiinnngggg!!

Florida of Free Spirit said...

i grew from a kid subceptable to cold 2 an asthmatic adult, so i appreciate d joys of a warm sleep. electric blanket. hmmm. that sounds like something i shld try out. not sure they stock here in naija, so wen next i vist UK mayb i'd stop by Argos.

Merry chritmas, n d mean time. & u haven't dropped by in a while.

Afrobabe said...

LOL...Gurl you have more courage than me...I'd rather snuggle into the hands of my "Best friend" than in those eletric blankets...too damm scarey...too many things can go wrong..

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

I'm with Afrobabe on this one. All the stories I have heard about those things is that they are fire hazards. But if it works for you, kudos. I bet your wallet isn't complaining either. Some extra kudi in the pocket is always an excellent thing.

Happy holidays!

aworan said...

Girl, I hear you with the whole switch off the heating at night!! Once I get into that duvet with layers like the michelin man, that's it. There is no way, though, I'd use an electric blanket, though. I got electrocuted when I was younger (self inflicted) and the whole idea of wrapping insulated electricity around me freaks me out!

Arewa said...

i just stopped by to wish u a Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year .....May God Almighty grant all ur wishes for the comming year... Thanks for all the love and support... nuff love x x x

Nyemoni said...

LOL..How naughty! merry christmas girlie...Take care!

UndaCovaSista said...

@30+ - erm...hot water bottle?

@Arewa - My sister, it is abso-flipping-lutely freezing o! So in the absence of husband, i shall continue to enjoy my electric blanklet :). Hope you had a lovely xmas.

@Florida - You will not regret it. Please get one! And the issue is not my not dropping by, it's your not updating, luvvie. So update....NOW :)

@Afrobabe - Girl, i feel you o!
However, i just had to suck it up cos the cold was getting too, too much!

@Solomonsydelle - you know it!!! especially at this time of the year. Every penny counts...I hope your xmas was good too

@akin - Lol @ the michelin man! You feel my pain! I was also electrocuted as a child, hence my hesitancy to get an electric blanket. But push came to shove and i had to get over that fear real quick! So far so good.. i'm still alive!

@Nyemoni - Hehehe! Hope you had a lovely xmas, you and your protruding belly (lol!). Take care...

@all - Merry Xmas and a very prosperous new year. God bless....

NikkiSab said...

HAPPY NEW YEARRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carlang said...
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Carlang said...

happy New year dear.

Hmm.
Electric Blanket huh?
I'm with the majority on that one.
Nothing beats cuddling up with a warm body next to yours.
lol.

Glad you're sleeping better though.

Merry Xmas

Atutupoyoyo said...

Happy new year hun. You have become tardy of late. Have you eloped with Jaja or Naapali?

UndaCovaSista said...

@Nikkisab - Right back atcha, babes!!! Hope you had a good time..

@Carlang - Happy New year to you too, my love!!! I am indeed sleeping better. Hope you had a great festive period.

@atutupoyoyo - Happy new year, babes! And what do you expect when you refuse to make an honest woman out of me (lol)...

Afrobabe said...

Did you say the cold was too much then??? how about now? My ears felt like they were going to fall off last night...I swear this weather is not meant for me at all...I need to be in naija,walking along the beach and eating soft coconut....sob sob

el~correcta said...

awww!sorry its so cold.an electric blanket sounds good as long as its not plugged in!

UndaCovaSista said...

@afrobabe - i soooo feel you! i've got two words Electric and blanket. Lol! except you cant carry it about with you when you go out :(

@elcorrecta - Thank you. but what good is it if it not plugged in?