Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sunday...

Didn’t go to church today… truthfully, I haven’t been to church in a while. Still in search of a true place of worship; a place where I wouldn’t have to question if the pastor’s fervent requests for tithing isn’t just because of his relentless greed to gain the finer things of life – swap his Peugeot for a range sport, ditch the local tailor for TM Lewin, grow a superior attitude… pastors are like naval officers these days – our tax (or tithe) takes care of their ish, and they till have the audacity to treat us like inferiors!

Anyway, I deviate.

Couldn’t meet Princesa’s 1pm brunch date. We’ve rescheduled for next week; 36, you are coming along!
Sundays are lazy; I spent the better part of the afternoon reading the papers. Got Next after a zillion vendors swore there was nothing like that on the newsstand; I gave up, but only after I asked one last vendor. He handed it to me, and I later realised ‘Elan’ (the style pages) were missing.

Next, to me, is a little cumbersome. Its stretched-out sheets are trying, they are enough to lay on like a mat and have sex on it. I wasn’t as ecstatic about it as I thought I’d be. Someone did a nasty review of Sefi Attah’s ‘Swallow’. It was hilarious, only because I am not the author. But I really liked that book!

Took my kids to Barcelos, watched them ride on the kiddy bike as I played pussy cat doll’s ‘I hate this part’ over and over and over and over again.

If the song was a man, it would be that I am in lust!

Its 8pm and I’m watching Freeze (Cool FM) on his MultiLinks game show – ‘break the bank’. Peeps go home with retarded cash on that show! I think you click a button, and what? You get 3 million naira – just like that!

Before that I watched a show with the mamuzee twins. They still wear their coral beads with identical ankara blouses. I mean, this is 2009 and those guys have refused to evolve. Move with the times abeg!

At this minute, I wish I was an entrepreneur, free from the stress of a 9 to 5 job. I am feeling blue all because tomorrow is just a few hours away.
And the hustle continues…

At this point I’d like to thank you all fellow bloggers. Your love and support has been overwhelming. Thank you for being my brothers and sisters.

23 comments:

NigerianDramaQueen said...

Finding a good church is always hard. No church is perfect...hopefully you'll find one that suits your taste...

I just bought Swallow but haven't gotten to reading it yet. Now I'm curious to read it...

Isi said...

NDQ, thanks dear, am on d look out. swallow is a nice book, as far as am concerned. u'll enjoy it.

bArOquE said...

WHAT A DAY!
...i'm sure, now you're wondering what kind of days Baroque has...*wink*
i love PCD

Olamild said...

GURL

It is so wonderful to hear from you.
You published your book already?
How Great!
`Can't wait to grab a copy.

OluwaDee said...

welcome.

Yep! 9-5 isnt fun, and the weekend goes by sooo fast.

On Pastors & using our tithes 4 their personal ish, I've stopped bothering about it. If I dont I wont even give an offering.

Severus Snape said...

Hmmm, this one everybody is going 'swallow-swallow', I guess I too need to get the book.

Api-nu-year!

Writefreak said...

On church...none is perfect as NDQ said but some are still good. HAve you tried Daystar? That's my church when in lagos and i know the pastors have a genuine heart for people...

Nothing wrong with pastors being rich if those of us who follow them are allowed to be rich!...

Isi said...

bee, what did u say u like? come and whisper it in my ears.

olamild, i have indeed published it. thanks dear. if u r in town (lagos) it can be delivered to u. call this number: 0702-808-9176. gracias!

oluwadee, am totally on ur side. if the money is really for God, then the issue is between me and God.

SS, happy nu year to u to!

writerfreak, yea, i've heard that part of allowing ur pastor to be rich. but in my world, public officers, pastors, and any other position that deals with intergrity, conscience, and service should live in MODESTY, nothing flamboyant...and yes, that goes for CEOs of Banks! entertainers are allowed to wear their wealth on their sleeves, not pastots!

phew! that was long! lol!!!

aloted said...

i hope u find a good church soon

i feel u about some pastors sha. Nevertheless tithing is something God commanded us to do...so i'll simply do my part and get my rewards straight from HIM. Those pastors will surely answer to GOD as well.

Writefreak said...

I totally understand what you mean about modesty which is why i love the pastors at Daystar, they're wealthy but don't rub it in your face. They all invest in one thing or the other...not like they come on the pulpit and tell you what they have in their accounts...
Even their lifestyles are very modest and they're people to emulate. I have no problem with them riding nice cars or living in nice houses, even the bible says 'not to muzzle the ox that threads the corn which to me simply means, let pastors be we well treated and taken care of' and the bible also says 'they that labour in the vineyard should eat of the vineyard'....but i have a problem with pastors who have body guards, use sirenes and announce themselves and their presence...wondering if that makes sense to you
On the whole, what matters most is every individual's relationship with God and how sound it is...

Isi said...

WF & aloted, so we dont go on and on... i agree!

aloted said...

lol Isi :)

Marjoram said...

It may be a little late,but happy new year!

Waffarian said...

Sounds like a productive day...as for church...I wish you luck my sister, wey you find am, abeg, no forget to tell me.
I have not read that book yet...I should.

Isi said...

marjoram, happy new year!

waffy, my babe! how u dey? my dear, i go dey search for the place o, and i'll let u know wen i find it! lol!

rethots said...

"... I wish I was an entrepreneur,..." i wish i was paid for 'thinking', no particular venue tho'. Wouldn't life have been simply 'awesome'.

Marjoram said...

youve been tagged on the two truths one lie meme

bArOquE said...

is it the pussy cat dolls abi na another thing, because them plenty...make i still whisper? (think well, if you want my lips near your ear)...LMHO

how u dey? still awaiting my free copy for the promo

Afrobabe said...

Yeah, I feel that way about church a lot of times too...but now I just do my bit and leave God to judge whoever needs to be judged...

N.I.M.M.O said...

Happy New Year!!!!

I actually was saving that for January 31st but its better early than never, abi?

Vera Ezimora said...

S'up baby! I really do understand where you're coming from. Finding a church is NOT easy. It is just as hard as finding a good man, if not harder. By His Grace, I have found one. It is far from perfect. But it is perfect for me. I go there; I listen to the word and I feel revived. When I give the money, I pray about it, and I believe I'm giving it to God. If the money is used for a Range Rover Sport (which is my future car by the way), then I better be offered a seat in the owner's corner! lol

Congrats on your book, babe. Wish I could get a copy from here. I'm working on publishing mine too; well, I'm working on finishing it first. Did you self publish? Or you have a publisher? Educate a sistuh, please.

Shubby Doo said...

finding a good church is key...i not particuarly happy with the church i go 2 in lagos but i am happy with the one i live near in england...hang on in there hun

Isi said...

rethots, u just read my mind... i wish all i needed to do was sit at home, write a few books that hit bestseller lists and make me a billionaire! lol!

marjoram, ok...so how do i go about it?

baroque, oh yea PCD for pussy cat dolls...i was thinking it was some coded ish for me ears only.
bee dearest, remember u are supposed to LAUNCH the book for isi. hmm?

afrobabe, i agree!

nimmo, happi nu year my brother. how family?

vera, i self-published o. i no get power for publishers shakara. but i'll probably get a publisher for my second book which should be coming out second quarter of the year. how r u?

shubby, thanks alot dear!