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This, That & The Changes We Make For Love & Lust.


So here are a compilation of things...

The first is that I am officially OLD. You know you're getting old when you think of the weekend or a party and you immediately shrivel up. Before it used to be because I'm a bit of a recluse, now it's plain old age. It's also this old age that caused me to wear an Ankara dress for my friend's birthday thingy at some lounge in some Penthouse or something. I was peacefully in a haze when my phone rang and the caller said ITS TIME! I was about to tell her I wouldn't make it but then I realized I was the designated driver. In order not to kill their blues with my reggae I got up and got dressed. 



Even in my Ankara I ended up having a blast!



#BeingMrsElliot



Some of you guys thought some of it was a bit unrealistic, especially how she returned to the village to start a new life there after years of living in the lap of luxury in the metropolitan city of Lagos. Well I may not be living in the lap of luxury in LasGidi but honestly I can see how someone can trade it all in for the simple life of the village. After all, even after my cousins, siblings and other family members have left the East, I'm still here village-chillin' and I'm in no hurry to leave. I just took a bike ride to see my friend who's in her boo's house not too far from my village and once again I was overwhelmed by how beautiful and peaceful village life is. Who wouldn't want to live here???



#MyFriendsBoo

Notice I just said I went to see my friend whose boo lives in a village close to mine? I'd gone there expecting to meet one Igbo ninja with an nna bros accent and a nwa-Aba attitude. I was in for a surprise. Dude was FRESH, diction was ten over ten, dressing was on point. So of course I began to drill him; how did you end up here? The young man who's also a lawyer attended King's College Lagos and University of Lagos. And why he's here... No extraordinary story; he's just fine here for now. 
Interesting. 


#DumbingMeDown

Last night my friend, her boo and I went to have drinks at the poolside of one of the numerous hotels in Awka and this tall man built like a tower came over to talk to Yours Truly. He was a really attractive man who's also in town from Lagos at the moment, but there were a number of issues; I found myself having to dumb myself down to talk to him because I noticed that at some point it seemed I was about to scare him away, and that's when he looked at me dubiously and said "You are not just a makeup artist, you sound like a lawyer". Eventually I toned down on the "intelligent" conversation and began to talk about mundane sturves. Sad though, because nigger could get it! Then I found myself wondering; what if we took this farther and I considered giving us a chance. Would I continually have to play things down and settle for the small talk?

TTB readers, have you ever had to be someone or something you're not for a member of the opposite sex, because of love or a relationship? What was it, and why?

Comments

  1. Loving the Ankara. Never had to change but I've had to lose weight for one worthless he-goat.

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  2. Oh well, we all do things.
    Despite the fact that I'm from a poor home, I was really financially stable in school Thanks to modelling, Pageants & Scholarships.

    But there was a time I wanted this dude to "Love" "me" so much that I refused to eat posh food when I visit him. Only swallows with my hand, LOL. I also lied about attending lectures from my parents house daily cos I knew if he visited my school crib, he will feel too intimidated & run away!
    & Run away, he did. Rssda scholarship to Singapore. Later he was formimg too tush for me. Life! LMSAO

    Lesson, Just Be U. Be Urself. Who deserves to be in ur life will carve a niche for him or herself & stay!!!

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  3. I can relate with the 'feeling old' thingy. Gosh!

    -F

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  4. T, when I was dating this footballer dude, I hhad to play "less intelligent" so as not to bruise his ego, just talking about getting a Masters degree scared the shit outta him, infact he made me feel so ashamed. One day I had a "dull moment" and asked him to spell the word "orphan" what came out of his mouth was "orfan". As much as I like money, I just could keep up with the boring gists we used to have. Very shallow. He is a nice, generous guy, but money wasn't just enough, funny I did really like him too. By the way, he went to Uni o, but he just wasn't the book type.

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    1. Dull moment. Orfan. Rotfl. I just can't.

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  5. I like the ankara.
    I pretended to be an ajebutter for this guy sometime but after a date I couldn't keep up abeg.

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  6. T pls if this sudden village love is a joke stop it. Everybody has left and u are still there doing adventure abi. Ok o, no cold stone or the palms in Anambra state o! Very soon your eyes will clear. Lol

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    1. Lol...don't mind this anon. They wld soon open a branch there and u wld enjoy the best of both worlds. Sha do and come back biko...

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  7. I had to add up my age all for one dude,he said he wouldn't date a below 24 and I was just 21 then,I had to lie n also mAke a new birth certificate for d monkey to confirm,after all d bouhaha nothing worked out.

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  8. What can we pick from all the comments? Lie doesn't PAY. Just be you and the he/she that's destined for you will LOVE you for being you. Simples!

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  9. Hmm, My boyfy happened to be the poshest of his siblings, I had to humble myself to flow with this family, most of our conversation would be in yoruba. Each time they came to visit i had to make pounded yam and efo, As for the boyfy i didnt like his diction but he was willing to learn and upgrade. I am an introvert and he an extrovert, I had to be a bit more outgoing. the icing on the cake is i dropped my xtian and moral standards after much persuasion and gave him my virginity.
    Phew so much ill rather be anonymous on this.

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  10. d only tin av done is be contented wit less outings lyk am used to,cuz he is nt an outdoor person

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  11. This Sasha babe.... U dey do me toritori for body.

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  12. To be more outgoing and friendly maybe. I hear i am a rigid individual!

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