Monday, 21 January 2008

8 Weird Things About Me


I was tagged by 30+

1 - When i was young, two of my most favourite things to do were (1)popping other peoples pimples (black heads were the best), and (2)scraping people's dandruff. I used to beg people to let me squeeze their pimples!

2 - I hate making small talk. So much so that i never maintain the same hairdresser/salon, cornershop, butcher, baker, candlestick maker for longer than necessary. No matter how superior the service or product turns out to be, after about the 3rd or 4th visit, you know, when you become familiar and you walk in and they recognise you and the pressure is on to become pleasant and smile and make *spit, spit* small talk. That's when i know i have to bolt.

3 - I am very squeamish, which is not very weird. The weird thing is that when i come across a large glob of saliva on the ground or a patch of drunken vomit on a friday night (can't speak for other cities, but a regular sight on the streets of London), i shudder violently. It doesn't end there though, because i will keep on playing the sight over and over, again and again in my mind hours, and sometimes days, afterwards. Each time, shuddering violently some more. I cant seem to stop myself. Gross, i know.

4 - I am a creature of habit, in the sense that when i find something that works, i stick to it. This usually tends to be in the arena of food alone. In other areas, i'm actually very adventurous and love experiencing new things, places etc. So back to food, once i find a particular lunch time sandwich, i can stick to the same one day in, day out for months on end, then switch to something else and stick with that for ages.

5 - I enjoy watching teleshopping channels. Not just when there's nothing else on TV, but because i actually get pleasure from doing so. I can easily explain the science behind the Lateral Thigh Trainer, Leg Magic, Sheer Cover make up etc. I find infomercials fascinating...


6 - I am a little bit obsessive compulsive about lines and symmetry. I will therefore, go about adjusting people's clothing, public signs, pictures until they are perfectly aligned.

7 - I believe that every man/woman should be allowed to be an island if they want to.

8 - I pose a lot. When ever i have to stand still, i seem to automatically strike a pose without giving it any thought - or so i've been told. As far as i'm concerned, i'm just standing still.

35 comments:

guerreiranigeriana said...

uh, that pic is crazy!!!...going to read you...

guerreiranigeriana said...

haha...nice post...the popping pimples is gross!!!...brasilians seem to like that too!!!...i do not like other people's blood or pus on me!!...blech!...

...lol @ hatred for small talk...your description of spit and vomit on sidewalks made me convulse just thinking about it...

Afrobabe said...

lol...I had a friend that liked popping pimples as well...I hated being close to her cos I had loads...though come to think of it, I loved it when she popped the ones on my back as it made me sleep...lol

I hate that coughing noise people make when they want to spit, I know they will spit it out yet I can't seem to turn away...fortunately I go on eating...lol...see..you aren't too weird..

UndaCovaSista said...

@guerreira - lol! don't you just love google images?

I dont pop pimples anymore and i'm convulsing now just thinking of you thinking of me thinking of spit and vomit...sorry ;)

@afrobabe - I used to be obsessed with it. Terrible! and as for the spit, i think we both might be weird together...lol!

30+ said...

No 1, that was /is so me. yes o, I can become your friend just to pop dem zits and oh the joy of seeing the flakes fall from the head as I graze the victims head with comb.

Also identify no 3, it is the same reason I don’t watch horror films, or bloody scenes. It plays over and over again in my head. There is a cure.
Take time out and make a conscious effort to mentally visualize the gross stuff as something else e.g. If it was really gross I could visualize it to be a baby’s poo in a diaper which I can cope with. If it was a spit I focus on the fact that it’s alkalinity is needed for food mastication blah de blah and continue in that trail of thought until I forget the grossness. It works o, I am a witness

No 2, 5 and 8 just cracked me up, especially no 8. I am just imagining you pouting lips like Posh Spice - LMAO

darkelcee said...

lol @ all your wierdness
1-you can pop pimples cos you've got long nail some of us are not blessed with that and God also supported it by nit allowing us to have pimples or blackhead (case of cow wey no get tail......)

2-weirdo!

3-same here. but i forget overtime.
4- i can eat rice 3 times a day for the next one month.

5-no way but you are def weird.

8- you must be very beautiful to always strike a pose abi?

Enjoy !

UndaCovaSista said...

@ 30+ - thanks for the tip, i'll definitely be trying it out cos it's really not funny anymore! And the day i start to behave like posh spice is the day they should use koboko to flog sense into me! Eeuuw..

@darkelcee - I think we might be long lost sisters...lol!

Naija Chickito said...

You are funny!

UndaCovaSista said...

@naija chickito - Thanks...i think....and thanks for stopping by

Florida of Free Spirit said...

hahahaha. well, i used to be into pressing pimples. u can imagine my luck wen i dated a guy with more pimples on his face to serve 20 people. he cured me of dat habit. anytime he saw me staring at his face, like an addict who was languishing with desire, my fingers just itching to burst a pimple, quarrel!!! it took a while, but i was cure all right

aworan said...

let me get this straight: You're squimish, yet you like popping other peoples' pimples.. That's just nasty. Saying that, though, i hear ya on the saliva gob on pavement. Nonsense Nla!! Oh, by the way: EVERY WOMAN POSES!! :-)

UndaCovaSista said...

@Florida - LOL @ "..like an addict who was languishing with desire, my fingers just itching to burst a pimple.."

That describes it completely!!!!

@akin - alas, i am but a conundrum, enshrouded in a mystery, wrapped up in a puzzle...

I could go on, but i won't...and every woman might pose, but no one poses like ME, baby! Don't get it twisted!! :)

Arewa said...

Eiw...what the hell is up with u popping people pimples and thing...lol

I absolutely agree with point no:7 - every man/woman should be allowed to be an island if they want to.

Hope ur feeling a bit better and fighting the SAD syndrome. x x x

UndaCovaSista said...

@arewa - Yes, i'm feeling much better now. Thanks for asking, luvvie. And now i'm beginning to think its the people who don't pop pimples that are weird ... very worrying :)

Miss Iyabo Opeke said...

For the last point...

Snap! Snap!! Snap!!
You shud get you pix in your mail by next week...

Isi said...

i love to burst pimples too. friends started running away from me cos i must leave small wound for the spot. lol!
how u dey?

Nana said...

I used to love pimple popping, I don't anymore because of the blackhead aftermath. Still whenever I spot a ripe pimple on someone's face, I have the urge to reach out and pop it! But because it will be somewhat 'improper' I have to restrain myself though my eyes keep straying back towards it and I find myself fantasizing how it'll actually feel like to squeeze that little sucker. And I once tried to pop a pimple on my brothers face by pretending I was brushing something off his cheeks *pitiful*

I'm with you on the island bit. If such were the case - that people were left to happily exist on thier islands - my life would be a much happier place.

We have a lot in common, actualy! Weird-wise, that is.

Nice blog, I'll definitely be back, :)

Bubbles.

UndaCovaSista said...

@miss opeke - Thanks! Your cheque's in the post ;)

@Isi - I'm fine o! All these pimple popping bloggers. i'm scared now...

@Nana - Lol! I'm seriously reconsidering my list. pimple popping is not weird at all...Who would have thought, eh? And you're so right about the islands. Thanks for stopping by...

bllk wolf said...

hmm!!!
(hands behind back)
(nods head)
>>>i'v been away for less than a year and this is what u been up to???
SHAME ON U!!!!
>>>>>>>>>>>HUGSSSSSSSSS<<<<<<<<<

Carlang said...

lol.
i simply simply simply simly simply love your weird list.
lol.
I'm absolutely crazy about the last.
Just standing still?
lmao.
You rock!!

UndaCovaSista said...

@bllk wolk - Yay...you're back!!and shame on you for going AWOL on us like that..lol! Hope you're here to stay this time :-)

@carlang - i think you also tagged me for this also, come to think of it..i rock? No you rock, dude..

Nyemoni said...

hehehehe! Nice one but girl, you are odd! LOL!

Waffarian said...

Ha! I see you have found some of your pimple bursting pals here! I think the worst thing is seeing people throwing up on tv...I could just die!

Obinwanne said...

the scratching on dandruff was a lil bit odd for me....nyways...they all weird...thanks for stopping by my place.

uknaija said...

I feel you on the eating the same thing issue- if it ain't broke, why fix it?

Pink-satin said...

Yuck at NO 1 and i totally feel d same way about no 3--ewwwwww

UndaCovaSista said...

@nyemoni - Really? Surely not... How body?

@waffarian - Yes o! that's another one that really gets me...

@obiwanne - i think it might be a girlie thing :)

@Uknaija - Exactly!!!

@pink-satin - No, double ewwww....

La Reine said...

Things that gross me out make me cringe a bit too....and it does increase when you remember....

And to #8-"Pose for the camera, click, click, click"

Nice blog.

guerreiranigeriana said...

oya, come and update!!!...

kuesooM said...

Don't remember how I got here, but I've just spent my morning reading ur blog......sigh!

Cool blog, will be back.

I hear ya on #2, 3,4, 7 and 8.

Back to work for moi.

UndaCovaSista said...

@la reine - you feel my pain! thanks for stopping by..

@guerreira - unfortunately, inspiration eludes me right now ;(

@kuesoom - all morning! wow! Hope you managed to get your work done...thanks for stopping by

N.I.M.M.O said...

1. Obviously pimple-popping is not so weird after all. I thot I was strange.
2. I feel you. Next time just look bored and refuse to acknowledge the gist. They'll leave you alone after some time.
3. True.
4. True
5. Of course, you're a woman.
6. Remind me not to invite you to my house. For me, straight lines spoil everything.
7. True. Goes with #2.
8. LOL. Will love to see you stand still.

OK. We have read everything. Now will you please update?

Nimmo

Daddy's Girl said...

That picture is... whoa! Really nice post - I do some of the same things myself! Stopped by to ask you to check out the carnival of odes currently running on my blog. Some very cool stuff. Take care.

Arewa said...

Sisi.. how u dey.. everything cool?..Update now or else I'll have to come looking for u all over Camden Town...lol x x x

UndaCovaSista said...

@Nimmo - Well done for making the connection between 2 and 7 (Lol!)...

@Daddy's girl - Thank you. And i'm off to yours right now :)

@Arewa - Lol..I dey o! Thanks for asking. Camden Town ke?! amonst all dem goths, and drunks and drug sellers...