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Its a long time since I did one of this and not much has changed other than I am older, maybe wise and definitely a little less placid.
3cb tagged I, so here we go.
1. What time did you get up this morning?

8:06 am after resetting the alarm from 7:15 to 7:40 and then snoozing several times.

I find 7 minutes intervals to be the perfect time between ‘that ka sleep is checking in again but I have to wake up” and ‘Shit! its 9am, I must have snoozed waaaay off”‘.

2. How do you like your steak?

Medium well.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?

Bruno! The catapult scene and rocking the baby were just two classic Ali G demented scenes.

4. What is your favorite TV show?

Weeds or Curb Your Enthusiasm. I switch a lot though…

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

Nairobi.

6. What did you have for breakfast?

Lipton black tea and a banana. I am still waiting for ketepa tea bags….I bought some Ketepa tea bags from an Indian store here and let me just say – that is the worst tea bagging ever.

7. What is your favorite cuisine?

.KE (does nyam chom qualify as a cuisine in itself?), Thai & Chinese. My cucu’s food save for…8

8. What foods do you dislike?

I don’t care for sweet stuff as much.

And my cucu’s igatad fried eggs. Igata seemed to me like hardened salt – a renegade salt if you will – that refused to sit still in magadi and wait to mature and be harvested like all other salt is.

9. Favorite Place to Eat?

Several places, none in particular.

10. Favorite dressing?

A thousand Island.

11.What kind of vehicle do you drive?

It gets me from point A to B and it hasn’t needed a visit to the mechanic of late so I am happy.

12. What are your favorite clothes?

Comfortable clothes, I like shorts & scandals a lot but winter comes in and kills that style.

Sometime dressing up, casual smart, is not bad either.

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?

Always full, spilling over…we need another cup before this half empty cup messes everything up.

15. Where would you want to retire?

Heaven, I hope.

If they are asking where would I like to spend my old days….Nairobi  & travel the world.

16. Favorite time of day?

Between afternoon and evening.

17. Where were you born?

My mother told me in Nairobi and a few relatives have confirmed her story. But you can never know with these things…

18. What is your favorite sport to watch?

NFL, Soccer, NBA, Michgan State Football & Basketball.

19. Who do you think will not tag you back?

Most people who don’t read my blog and or don’t have internet access

20. Person you expect to tag you back first?

Read this out loud like a death panel activist…I WILL TAG 3N FIRST! Now go out there and make something out of yourself, tag away!

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?

Only everyone.

22. Bird watcher?

Long story. My mum really insisted that we watch birds. During vacations she would make us wake up early to go watch birds as we fed them. Then throughout the day she would have us watch them as they lay eggs and take the eggs away.

I also watched quite a number of birds become deliciously edible.

23. Are you a morning person or a night person?

Night.

24. Do you have any pets?

Not really.

25. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share?

Not really.

26. What did you want to be when you were little?

At first a doctor (I even made people call me Dr. 3N), then lawyer, then a politician.

27. What is your best childhood memory?

Hanging out with my grandparents.

28. Are you a cat or dog person?

I can never trust that a dog won’t bite me. And cats seem to always be working on a sinister plot…so neither.

29. Are you married?

Will be, someday.

30. Always wear your seat belt?

Always.

31. Been in a car accident?

A few, 1 I caused.

The last one, our car was ‘lifted’ from the back by a Nissan on Kamiti road and the driver pulled a Usain on us.

I thought I momentarily saw heaven only to realize later it was just the windscreen getting close and personal.

32. Any pet peeves?

People who buy political rhetoric / bullshit.

33. Favorite Pizza Toppings?

Sausage & green peppers.

34. Favorite Flower?

None.

35. Favorite ice cream?

None.

36. Favorite fast food restaurant?

It changes, right now I like Quiznos sandwiches.

37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test?

Never!

38. From whom did you get your last email?

Spam.

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?

Nairobi Stock Exchange, its a store right?

40. Do anything spontaneous lately?

I sang at a Kariuki bar the other day for the first time and I wasn’t even tipsy. Watch out Jonas Brothers!

41. Like your job?

In some ways yes and in more ways no.

42. Broccoli?

Steamed.

43. What was your favorite vacation?

Can’t remember…need one.

44. Last person(s) you went out to dinner with?

Mamawatoto

45. What are you listening to right now?

The sound of life, its rhythmically predictable and sweet.

46. What is your favorite color?

Blue.

47. How many tattoos do you have?

None that I know of.

48. How many are you tagging for this quiz?

Not sure yet.

49. What time did you finish this quiz?

didn’t check time before and after.

50. Coffee Drinker?

I know many. Used to be one but I switched to tea, lipton tea until a good samaritan sends boxes of ketepa tea bags.

Did You Know?

That MJ is not yet buried?

I am not sure he is even dead…remember how he pulled that trick that he was white and all this time his closest buddies (mourners on stage, doctor, lawyers etc) were black?

In fact the most consistent white people around MJ were the young boys, go figure!

Michael was a great talent and a greater freak (SERIOUSLY, who buys a hundreds and hundreds of right handed gloves, WTF does he think the manufacturer is supposed to do with the left ones??)

All I know is MJ could be in a cave in Afghanistan working on single with 2pac while his perm gives way.

Peace!

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A tag

“This award is bestowed upon a fellow blogger whose blog’s content or design is, in the giver’s opinion, brilliant.”

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Farmgal and Sibbie tagged me, not for the brilliance of my blog of course, but for tag sakes. At least it got me to get out of hiding.

Rules:

1. You must brag about the award – look up

2. You must include the name of the blogger who bestowed the award on you and link back to the blogger – up above where you looked last

3. You must choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. – Down below.

4. Show their names and links and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog. – Same place down there.

5. List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself. Then pass it on!

Onto the list:

1. I am very comfortable with lying. Only few close friends and my immediate family can tell when I am lying. Good thing I hardly lie.

2. I first trust then question later, as long as money isn’t involved. I give everyone benefit of doubt until they prove otherwise.  Maybe I will get screwed real nice at some point and believe otherwise but for now extend the hand of trust.

3. I can be overly optimistic; I believe everything will work out in the end. If shit isn’t working at the moment, I convince myself that sooner or later it will, and mostly it does.

4. I am inclined towards perversion, not in practice but in thought. I can find a sexual / perverted angle to anything in a story, object, notion in life, anything!

5. I believe in God. Not so much his / her messengers.

6. I am a meaterian – person who loves / eats lots of meat.

I grew up in a mini farm, lots of kukus, some cows, rabbits, goats etc. Only pet was a ka small doggie which the watchman borrowed from us permanently just as it was starting to be brave.

7. I do not mix my food. If I serve nyama, spinach, ugali; each will occupy its own designated section on my plate and will not mix until in my mouth. Soaked ugali, chapos or bread is a major turn off to my tummy.

8. I am an interrupter and not proud of it. I do not do it on purpose and I understand how rude it can be but sometimes I am so eager to get my thoughts out that I will interject into someone’s comment and carry on.

I am a good listener though, at least I’ve been told so.

9. I like order. I place my glasses, keys, wallet etc at specific places and if I was to look and not find them there my first thought would be someone else moved them. I do not like clutter and I trash whatever I do not feel I need.

I am not a neat freak or anything but order is good in a young man’s life.

10. I am extremely competitive, can’t stand losing but do not take loses personal. I do not give up easily, actually I never give up; I will compete forever till I get a win.

*tagees*

Savy08 – young blood, great stuff

kwetus – new blogger

louiza – I was impressed by her first post

HnH – she owes everyone a post

wanjakihii – i like the name a lot

misswretched –  can’t wait to read

Tagged

Haven’t done one of this in a while plus I have little in terms of blog material…here it go

4 THINGS I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT

Sex – Yes please.

Arguments – I love, love to passionately disagree and or discuss business, sex and politics – not in that order. I especially get fired up when a whole group is against my viewpoint and I work on converting my opponents gradually and even if my opinion is defeated (I don’t lose), I at least garner some respect.

Connected – cell is always by my side and on the net always.

Chilling – call it partying, hanging out with friends, pinting, 3N loves the good times.

4 WORDS / PHRASES I USE A LOT

Kiria – it’s a chronic problem even after mamawatoto hard work at eliminating it from all my sentences.

Can I ask you something / Let me tell you something – I estimate I will have wasted at least 11 months of my life preempting conversation instead of just plunging in.

Click – not the word but the Kenyan mouth click thingie we do for no apparent reason. MW has worked on this one too…to some degree of success.

Holy Shit – as in ‘holy shit, I can’t believe that!’, try it.

4 THINGS I HAVE LEARNT FROM THE PAST

All politicians (including Black Obama) are liars.

Money might be the root of all evil but I want to get myself a whole lot.

No one really knows who their real father is, except your mother.

Hard work plus luck is the best formula for success.

4 PLACES I WANT TO SEE OR VISIT

Brazil – the ladies, the ladies! Plus SA 2010 hype has cooled (died) off so let’s push that dream 4 years down the road.

Munich, Germany – Oktoberfest

Africa – starting with my own country Kenya, I would like to visit as many places in Africa as possible.

Heaven – when it is all said and done and I am trying to explain to my grandson what blogs were and how in the days of Black Obama people needed hardware for communication; I will also be submitting an initial application of heavenly proportions.

4 THINGS THAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY

I made soup.

I added hot sauce to the soup, then ate the ingredients and drank the soup. I don’t know why people say they ‘eat soup’ – who chews water?

Then I washed the bowl & spoon, wiped both and put them away.

Lastly, I watched Kobe and the Lakers get a crucial win against Celtics in Boston. How is that KG, toughness my ass! See you in June. Don’t get me started on Chelsea, Scolari must go!

4 Favorite Words & create a sentence:

The – The way she looked at me, I knew she was ready for it…

Reach – So I reached down, picked it and asked her…

Mount – ‘Jenny would you be so kind to mount this tool in there.’

Fit – ‘3N, I am trying and the handle has fitted perfectly in the available space but the claws won’t go in, I will just leave it out of the toolbox’ – Jenny replied.

Get your mind out of the gutter, it’s was a hammer for heaven sake!

Nothingness

It’s been a while since I keyed anything of value to you or me on this page….in my defense I am a lazy bastard sometimes but also it’s the ‘el rutino el liva’ as they Spanish say…same shit, same places, same people, just different days.

A short comment on Obama – he better freaking win the presidency. I could threaten to shave my dreads but I don’t have any…so in the spirit of supporting Obama:

“All the women are shaving their pinky’s in support of this year’s election. Their message to the world: “READ OUR LIPS – NO MORE BUSH!” join in and do your part ladies!

Oh and it’s a Halloween today, yeah!

And since my job always has a competition and there is a prize I dressed up in the same costume as I have since I started working here – underpaid and mildly overworked corporate j.r slave – maybe it coz I am always in the costume even when it’s not Halloween that nobody gets it…aaarrgh!

I was watching somebodies there other day and an interesting question was raised….’where do seeds to plant seedless watermelons (or any other fruit for that matter) come from?’

And do you know that John McCain cannot give a high five to anyone either his height or shorter…if you watch video of his campaigns he only hi-fives people who are at least a foot taller than he is.

Do you also know it is almost impossible to lick your elbow? I know you just tried, now confess that you weren’t able to.

And guess what else most people can’t lick on their own bodies….XS care to answer?

p.s. congrats to Liverfool fans…tough loss for us at home but at least it wasn’t Christiana’s team that did us in.

Ministerial Circumcision

Kudos to Dr. Oburu Odinga and every other grown man who is yielding to the knife in order to promote circumcision in their community.

Research has shown that skin-less men have a lower chance of transmitting and acquiring HIV.

I wonder if Dr. Oburu and the other two assistant ministers will take circumcision leave from their ministerial duties?

And in times of hardship a quote…

Blessed are they who tithed well for their wealth was not lost on Wall Street!

good weekend peoples!

Difficult to pass

I saw this ad on tv last evening and I just couldn’t help but laugh, I am sure its a serious illness and one that is HARD to deal with but didn’t think they would actually advertise this on TV.

Either way they should be careful when they show the ad, never in the evening and especially during dinner time….God forbid you were about to take a spoonful of desert pudding!

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Also check out this parody of a Valtrex ad on YouTube. Hoping that you don’t know what it is, Valtrex is a medication for Genital Herpes, their ads run later in the night.

the parody

I find the real ad too funny as the couple smile pleasantly declaring to the viewer that they have genital herpes as if its best thing that could have happened to a couple.

Thank God for Kenyan Women…

…Euro 2008 and especially Germany’s win yesterday – great game!

Small matter…Kenyan Women in the Diaspora:

Why do some of them overvalue their stock? Why should some chic go around behaving and expecting to be treated like an 8 or 9 while they clearly know that on their best day they couldn’t crack 6.0 on a scale of 1 to 10?

Me thinks its coz there is an acute shortage of quality mamitos in the Diaspora (half of all Kenya chics are saved – while only 3% of guys are in church on a different assignment altogether).

This explains why in any given hang you will see a load of dudes looking around for a single or unattended lady to pounce on. And this in turn erroneously reassures the said lady of her artificial elevated status.

I just hope the said chicas in the Diaspora don’t intend to move back home and carry on with no adjustment…it will be major shock on their diabz, the city of sin will show No Mercy! There are way too many beautiful and classy ladies in Nai for fake artists to survive. They will have to face a ‘market correction’ and behave accordingly.

As for the Kenyan dudes in exile, it’s always the struggle to be an R&B crooner with the bling bling, accent, and an incoherent swagger. A sad thing to see I tell you.

That’s all, happy weekend to all…meanwhile

I am busy working on my CV just in case Michelle’s baby daddy (aka Baba Malia) decides to form a coalition size government and there is a need for a not so bright but slightly knowledgeable Kenyan…fingers crossed.