Friday, August 24, 2012

New year.

Another birthday has passed and for the first time in a long time, I actually had the day off without it being a weekend.

All in all, it was a good week. My parents and my rambunctious nephews came to visit me. They left yesterday. While they were here, I felt I was yelling every second: "Keep quiet. Sit down. Stop. Leave me. Don't touch that!" But last night when I came home after work, the silence in my apartment was deafening. I have always heard that phrase but never really understood it. Yesterday, I did. Deafening silence. The quiet was so loud, my ears were ringing.

Sigh. I digress.

I treat each birthday as my new year, complete with goals and resolutions. For the past few years, my resolutions have remained the same: look better, treat myself better, improve my intellect by studying more. Each year, I fall woefully short.

This year the resolutions remain the same. Look better, treat myself better, improve my intellect. However, this time, I will make it public in the hopes that I will be more accountable to myself, especially since I've already been slacking big time for the past week.

So if anyone who knows me, sees me slacking on my resolutions, pull me up short please and remind me.

Meanwhile, I'm really loving A History of Nigeria by Toyin Falola.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Nollywood Lovin'

Thanks to my IrokoTV subscription, I have rediscovered my love for Nollywood/Ghana movies again. Instead of sleeping yesterday after my night shift, I stayed up and finished 3 Can Play with Yvonne Nelson and Yvonne Okoro. I adore Yvonne Okoro. I don't know why. Every time I see her on screen, am always inspired to take my makeup game a notch.

Anyway, right now I am seriously, seriously craving Adam's Apples by Shirley Frimpong Manso of Sparrow Productions.

I discovered her films the other day and I was super inspired! Sigh. I need someone to bring back Adam's Apples chapters 1-10 from Ghana for me or better yet for them to open up their e-commerce site so I can satisfy my cravings. (Can I mention that the Ghanian actors are seriously fine and am not talking about the usual Van  Vicker peeps.) I love love love the interior design and I love love love the way they showcased African textiles, there was one outfit like this in chapter 1 that I loved so much that I actually snapped a picture.

Yes, I am totally a stan for this movie, and the creative mind it came out of.

Back to finishing up my invitation and procrastinating on my novel.

But seriously, please, if you have a connection to hook me up with Adam's Apples, I'll be your friend forever. Please and thank you.