Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Tagged



Tagged by Flo

Da rules

1. Link the person who tagged you
2. Mention the rules in your blog
3. Tell 6 unspectacular quirks of yours
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged


Six Quirks in my Personality

1- I subconsciously match songs with real life events. I think I’ve done this for so long that it’s become an inherent part of me which I don’t even take note of. An observant friend pointed it out not too long ago and since then I’ve become more cognisant. The most recent occurrence that comes to mind is when one day at work, the last of my colleagues left for the day (I’m usually the last to leave) and as the door shut behind him I burst into a rendition of ‘All by myself’. I think it might have been the Celine Dion version.


2- I provide sound effects to my yawns i.e. I can’t yawn quietly. This is fine when I’m on my own, but sometimes, when I’m in company I forget myself (is that an English expression? Or a direct translation of mo gbagbe ara mi? Can’t be bothered to think or check) and let myself go. Doesn’t do anything for the poised and sophisticated image I like to project, but hey ho.


3- I deliberately place cards (birthday, thank you, congratulations etc) in envelopes back to front to prolong the anticipation and excitement for the recipient.


4- I don’t like food.


5- (I’m scraping the barrel now) If I think about doing something hard enough, usually end up doing it. Even if it’s out of character. And when I do end up doing it, it’s usually spontaneous and surprises even myself. This one is in relation to Florida’s quirky point on interracial couples.

My issue is that the black ones in the relationship (male or female) tend to have chips on their shoulders about being with someone of another race. This tends to be revealed in the defiant/defensive sometimes even belligerent looks they give if you so happen to catch their eye in the street. My reaction to this is unfailingly 'who gives a freak? I have problems of my own to worry about. I do not know you, neither do i care who you choose to walk down the street with!'

Each time it happens, i run this scenario through my mind, and i know it's only a matter of time before i actually say it to someone...

6 - I like bland food. And spicy too..

There peeps. Quirky enough for you?

And sorry, me no taggee...

35 comments:

Jaycee said...

Sound effects to ur YAWNS??? Lollll...all u weirdos!!! :)

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

ooh, I do #3 too!

Ms Sula said...

Funny quirks.

The I forget myself question made me ponder. We use the same saying in Ivorian french (like literally) and funny enough it's also a direct translation of my dialect...

I think most African languages say it, so it makes sense to us.

(Now can someone please verify if it's proper? :))

darkelcee said...

you dont like food?what's your waist size?lolll

sound effect to your yawn? funny gurl. i cant remember to keep my sneeze and yawns to myself every time.i am just to razz.

Naapali said...

I seem to recall hearing song lyrics that go "I forget myself when I am with you".

So that should address 2 of your quirks.

I like food but I hate eating. I also hate sleeping. I only eat or sleep because I have to.

Free-flowing Florida said...

@ first, wen i saw 'sound effect', i wondered if dat was a variation 2 afro's 'sound track', & was like 'huh????'. but, *heaving a sigh* she's talking abt something else. c'est bon

u don't like food!!!!!!!! wow

Free-flowing Florida said...

@ ms sula: it's called 'transliteration'. wen we translate another language literally into another one. actually, most spoken english in naija r pple's local language directly translated into english. 4 example, most pple comfortably say here 'i heard d smell of something rotten', but we know dat 'hear' & 'smell' don't go together. However, in my local language it does

Today's ranting said...
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Today's ranting said...

Lol @ u providing sound effects at ur yawns.I wonder what they sound like.

ablackjamesbond said...

Anyways, was wondering, what kinda song do you sing in situations involving quirk 5?

UndaCovaSista said...

@Jaycee - It's actually quite satisfying. You should try it...Lol!

@Solomonsydelle - Good fun, right? :)

@ms sula - Thanks. I think Florida has obliged...

@Darkelcee - My waist size is not as small as i'd like, but much smaller than it would have been if i liked food....and inside the tushest of us all, there's a razzo waiting to come out.Lol!

UndaCovaSista said...

@Naapali - You do?! Aww that's so sweet! Hehehe...just kidding

How come your comments always have to be multilayered? What's the 2nd one it addresses?

Still with you on the food, but i do not, under any circumstances, joke with my sleep. No sirree!

@Florida - What is afrobabe's sound track? Ok...i will go and investigate and come back.

Yep, dont like it in the sense that i could either take it or leave it, but unfortunately have to take it...

@today's rantings - Not very ladylike!

@Jamesbond dudu - Haba! I'm surprised you have to ask! Michael Jackson's Black or White of course!!! Lol!

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Afrobabe said...

I am here....soundtrack is sounds made during love making....or plain cold sex...

mine is religious by the way..

I always sing according to circumstances as well...

How have u been??

where in london are u?

UndaCovaSista said...

@afrobabe - i seee. Yeah, i remembeer that post now. I'm good thanks. I've sent you an email.

Carlang said...

Singing to yourself?
Yawning with added effects?
lol.
Definitely the best quirk read i've read today.
lol.

I suppose marrying someone from another race is difficult enough.
But it could be worse...

"If you marry Taxi Driver..."

UndaCovaSista said...

@carlang - in this country taxi drivers (black cabs) are minted o! And yes, shey you like latino girls abi? Lol!

Atutupoyoyo said...

Undacova you ain't lying o. How we laughed when Phil from work decided to jack in his 40k a year salary to go and drive black cabs. His take home pay last year? 80 grand baby. He is now investing in a small fleet.

"If you marry taxi driver.....you'll get paid"

Atutupoyoyo said...

And who doesn't like food? Not even Jollof rice cooked on ina igi?
Or Ila? Or Ogbono? Or Doner kebabs? Or Chicken and black bean sauce? Or pizza?

Comeon woman. You must like something dammmit. Baby food? Mayonnaise? (like your male counterpart in the eponymous movie when he got indoctrinated by the oyinbos)

UndaCovaSista said...

@atutu - LMAO!! Mayonnaise ke! My fridge has not yet been infiltrated by agents of 'The Man'...thank God!

I appreciate all the delicacies you've mentioned. I just dont go ga-ga over them. Does that make sense?

bllk wolf said...

"raises eyebrow
walks round in circles
turns head around
looks ya in the face
heads to the door
waits for that........
reaches for the door knob"
u'v just be "CLAWED"

30+ said...

Okay I so yawned when I read the yawn bit but no sound effect sha.

Song to real liefe events ...fascinating

UndaCovaSista said...

@bllk wolf - Clawed ko, scratched ni. And you claim not to have crossed over to the dark side...

@30+ - Ehn. Mo sorry o! R we keeping you awake or something. Lol!

The Last King Of Scotland said...

i like the sound effect thing on yawns, quite relaxing actually.u dont like food....ok that dinner date is canceled!

UndaCovaSista said...

@the last king - Let's not be hasty now. I'll have the salad :)...thanks for stopping by

Nyemoni said...

LOL...So you make music with your yawn...How awful! LOL..everyone as their quirks I guess..Nice one...How are you sistah?

Smaragd said...

i'm so sure i left a comment here! UC, u sabotaged my comment eh?
okay o.

did somebody say Doner kebab? y.u.m.m.y!

ablackjamesbond said...

Update naaa!

Zephi Fahrenheit said...

*snores*
your boring.

ok i kid i kid

I share quirk no 3...when I yawn, its quite a pathethic sight/sound

lol

UndaCovaSista said...

@nyemoni - I'm fine thanks, dear. How are you?

@smaragd - as if i would! Doner kebabs? Eeeww

@ablackjamesB - away on a mission. back soon...

@zephi farenheit - ?

Andy said...

Reading thru several peeps' quirks...now I know, everyone is a it of a weirdo!

Pink-satin said...

u dont like food ke?

Free-flowing Florida said...

ok, now it's time 2 update!!!!!!!

30+ said...

According to my calculator you are due for an update right about........now.

guerreiranigeriana said...

lol...loved reading this...you are indeed quirky!...you don't like food?!!!...wow...please go ahead and pass all yours to me, except the meat of course...and it should be organic:)...

...i like the singing thing...i do something similar...haha about the yawning with sound effects disturbing your polished and sophisticated persona...i still think you polished and sophisticated...;)...great post...

UndaCovaSista said...

@Andy - I like to think of it as 'quirky', not 'weird' :)

@pink-satin - um-hmm *nods head*

@florida and 30+ - i have..

@guerreira - R u vegetarian? The polish and sophistication is all a smoke screen, i'm afraid! Lol!