I think I'm literally beginning to think like a man too...
Today is Wunmi's birthday and Wunmi doesn't joke with her birthdays. I'd been waiting on her to keep me updated on the plans. In 2012 it was an all black affair at the club and then an early breakfast at about 5am at Prime Chinese when we were done partying. 2013 Wunmi was upset that daddy gave her a hundred and fifty grand for her birthday and she almost had a panick attack; daddy had to be playing a prank. Two days before her birthday she called me excitedly and said yes, daddy was indeed playing a prank! He had more than tripled the money and we could have a real Wunmi-birthday. I remember suggesting to her that we just have a little barbecue and drinks at home for a few friends, very lowkey and soooo very economical. I remember her words clearly "God forbid Nwando, if it was left to you there will be no parties in this world. Please my birthday comes only once a year. Barbecue ni bonfire ko". I held my peace (a person who is born into money and a person who isn't would never see eye to eye on money matters). It was another huge fanfare with the usual club hopping on the island which was preceded by a buffet at The Oriental. So this year I was waiting to hear what we were doing. Some days back though she called to inform me that nothing might happen as this is Ramadan, and as she can neither drink nor party she'll maybe just have an intimate dinner at home.
Yet, this morning she called me to cancel. Why? "Nwando I've been in dark days for a while" she said, and when I called her this evening and asked what was wrong her exact words were "I don't know babe, I've just been having these feelings like... I'm just not where I ought to be". And she doesn't even read this blog either so it's not like she was borrowing a sentence from me. But then she's the third or fourth person that has said that to me this week. Sad.
I called her when I was heading back home from the movies.Since there were no birthday plans I decided to go out still instead of moping at home, I checked and Think Like A Man Too was showing. It wasn't the kind of movie I wanted to attend alone so I called *Dean to know if he would come and he immediately got on the road and came to pick me up. I was so glad that I didn't go alone because it was packed and everybody was with somebody, and I saw a few people I know and they were all with 'somebody' and sitting right in front of me was a former fling with his girlfriend. I would have cringed if I'd been alone, coupled with the fact that I'd have to watch them all night, right in front of me. I would have gotten so paranoid that I'd have thought every contact their bodies made was done deliberately to spite me or make me jealous.
The movie was rather disappointing though. First off it should have been named something else and shouldn't have been made a sequel to Think Like a Man, it should have been an entirely different movie. The whole thing revolved around a bachelor-party-gone-wrong in Las Vegas (isn't that overly played out already?) and Kevin Hart has had much better efforts. It was funny in some places, romantic towards the end and had girls and a few guys alike going "awwww.....aaawwww....aawwwwwwww" every few seconds. I on the other hand couldn't wait to leave the movies, the romance had Dean trying to stroke my hands or hold me or something and each time I stiffened. There was a mushy scene about someone having a baby that tugged at people's hearts and my usually unromantic and practical Dean impulsively turned to me and said "let's have a baby" I turned and looked him dead in the eye and asked "do you know where to buy one?" He was taken aback and shrank into his seat. In fact the only time I had or showed any emotion was when one of the characters stood up to his mother and asked her to apologize to his fiancé for her cruel and disrespectful words, and I didn't know when I blurted out; "Perfect. Correct! That's a real man, that IS a real man. This is how a real man behaves!". People turned back to look at me and Dean shrank further into his seat embarrassed, I was a bit embarrassed too. LOL. I was just impassioned because I'm tired to seeing men look the other way when their mothers and sisters treat and talk to their women anyhow, in any way they please. My close friend's marriage ended less than a year after the wedding for this same issue (mum and sisters ganging up on her and making her life a living hell and hubby never once stood up for her, in fact he would ask her to go and beg them even though he knew she did nothing wrong. Till one of the sisters decided that she didn't want him to be married to my friend anymore and he watched as they threw her things out of the house).
Anyways long story short, if you haven't seen Think Like a Man Too then maybe you should, it makes for a good date movie and you'll have a few laughs. But don't expect too much from it, and don't expect something similar to or as interesting as the prequel which was a much better movie in my opinion.
Good Morning Guys!