You know I said I would only be absent if I can't help it, and yesterday I couldn't help it. Yesterday it occured to me that two people can both live in lagos and be in a long distance relationship. Swear down! I had one of those tumultuous days, where you're so busy and inundated that you even forget your name. So I needed to see some people and they chose Akonwonjo as the location. I reckoned its in the Ikeja axis so I just grabbed my bag and decided I would go to the airport from there in the morning. Guys! That's how I thought I was being smart by leaving lekki at 4pm, thinking I would beat the traffic. I got to Akonwonjo after 8pm. Think, that's an Enugu-PH, Abuja-Nsukka, Lagos-Benin ride! By the time I got there I was so frazzled, I was almost pulling my hair and shoving it in my mouth. I then remembered some guy who was asking me out last year, he lives in Akonwonjo. He kept on asking me to come and visit but I never got round to it. Yesterday I thought to myself that really, if I date someone who lives here, and had to do this commute often, I might just give up and pull out. That's a long (distance) thing!
To make matters worse, at about 9pm I realized that I'd forgotten my passport at home, and I needed to be at the airport before 6.30am this morning. Hot damn! I was nearly in tears but thankfully my cab driver said he would bring it for me around midnight, although he charged an arm and a leg.
Well I'm here now. The weather is pretty much the same as it is in Lagos, which is quite nice at the moment. (My lagos people, is this weather harmattan or its cousin? I don't know but I'm loving it). The minute I checked in I informed room service that I needed jollof rice. I'm not a rice or jollof rice fan but this is what social media does to you, it makes common jollof rice incentive to hop on a plane and move!
LOL. (No verdict yet. It was lovely but I think nigerian jollof is still in the lead)
Meanwhile a huge CONGRATULATIONS to GOVERNOR NYESOM WIKE! Nothing tastes as sweet as victory does. I just love the calmness as he lost at the High Court and Court of Appeal, and although he was already being jeered at, and detractors were already prophesying how he would be picked up immediately he lost at the Supreme Court and be carted away by EFCC in cuffs à la Olisa Metuh, he stayed the course and alas VICTORY! Who else is excited as I am?