Saturday, November 10, 2007

Musings

It sure is going to be one cold winter...but nevertheless I am seriously looking forward to the new year. I love new beginnings. I love new notepads because they are a representation of a fresh slate, a clean start.. you get the idea. New beginnings are good. Thank God that we have the break of day, everyday. It is always a new day, everyday. Okay, that was just me thinking out loud. That is the whole point of this blog after all..lol.

So while Bimbylad's story is getting hotter and hotter by the chapter, my sister ExcitedJade and FavouredGirl are still enjoying themselves, my other sister Nyemoni is PREGGERSS!! (i'm so excited!)....all these exciting stuff are happening around,yet Mr.Fineboy has refused to update his blog despite many letters of plea, TMinx is still very much a photoblogger even though she has even refused to update the pictures LAWL, then i start to think of Bobby's son and his sweet-sweet-but-now famous phrase, 'I yay you' and I just start smiling to myself again. Children are the most precious creatures in this world...so precious, so innocent, so cute....very much like the clean slates I talked about in the beginning....

Ok, on to my post...so I woke up to one of God's most beautiful pieces of art two days ago. I'll put a picture up in a bit. It was one of those blissful mornings that nothing could go wrong or so i thought. I woke up early, took a loonngg hot shower, ate good meal for breakfast, and i had a while to my lecture, so i took a long luxurious walk. On getting to my lecture room, i found out the room was dark and there was no one there. I hit panic mode! Where is everyone??

After a few enquiries I found out I was meant to have a lab session. I rushed over, wishing I hadnt spent those extra minutes in the shower, and was panting by the time I got there...not a good look. Luckily for me the woman taking us for the session was nice enough to let me in and brief me on what i'd missed.

Apparently we were meant to study 4 people while they were having a discussion on 'animal rights and the use of animals for chemical testings'. The 4 people were not aware that they were being watched (they were in a room with a two-way mirror so they couldn't see us - felt a bit like CSI, okay i'm getting too excited lol).

As soon as I saw who the 4 people were I gulped. One of them was my friend. 'Oh no!' was my first thought.
This girl is one of those paranoid people who always thinks that everyone is out to get her or everyone is racist. I knew they were in for it because I just knew something was bound to go wrong. We were meant to study their body languages, rate them on scales of aggression, powerful/powerlessness etc. I knew who would be getting the highest ratings in some cases.

The conversation seemed to go on for a while and I was thanking God already that there were no punches being exchanged. Suddenly I heard one of the other girls say 'In Africa....'

Oh no, she didn't. If you see the way my friend's head snapped in her direction..LOL..it was tewwwww funny!! The girl, who was trying to say that in africa for example farming is a common vocation and that africans would probably know the use of animals better than those using them for laboratory tests, didn't even finish the rest of her sentence.

My girl just said 'WHAT DO YOU MEAN IN AFRICA? WHICH PART DID YOU GO?'

The poor girl was looking at her like 'huh??' and my girl continued, 'IS IT BECAUSE THEY SHOW THE POVERTY STRICKEN PLACES ON TV? EHN?? THAT IS BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT TO SHOW YOU!'

The girl was trying to explain but my girl was having none of it. Later when she came out of the room and I told her she was being watched and ALSO, the conversation had been recorded on DVD for the next lab session so we could further analyze it...she said that she wasn't going to come for the class. Lol. Then she told me 'Mimi, I didn't know that they used monkeys for chemical testing oh...I only just heard it today. Can you imagine that??'

I just stared at her and shook my head. I'm pretty sure she didn't even hear most of what the other participants said, all she heard was 'IN AFRICA'.

Oh yea, here's the picture of the beauty I was talking about:


God is Great!

~Mimi~

14 comments:

Miss Iyabo Opeke said...

Hi Mimi,
I just tagged you to continue the 30 Days of Thankfulness
It was started by Diamond
You can check my blog or Jaycee's blog for details...Have a blessed week.

Rinsola said...

Eh ya poor girl, i guess she's not the only person who generalizes when it comes to the issue of "Africa". Maybe 'cos they can't remember the names of the country in question or can't pronounce it (thats not an excuse anyways). Have a great week ahead.

Jaycee said...

lolll @ ur friend only hearing "in Africa"

DiAmOnD hawk said...

men your girl needs to CHILL out... lol...

LurLar said...

Ur friend is really is tripping mehn...make she no go fall one day. Nice picture of d rainbow u got here!!!

Uzo said...

M off to read this post...but i was editing the pics when u left a comment...so go back now cos i put words...LOL

Uzo said...

Your friend really jumped the gun...The rainbow is gorgeous...and shows the marvelous hands of God

Calabar Gal said...

A rainbow! I havent looked up at the sky recently. Its so cold and dreary over here. It looks so beautiful.

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

wow, what a perfect rainbow...

oh, forgot what I wanted to say...

Allied said...

Lol @ ur friend oh. Please talk to her so she does not misrepresent us. Before we know it , it would be " all African people are defensive"

God is indeed good.

Ugo Daniels said...

Lol at your friend. Prolly she's had bad deals from the white folks sometime in da past!

laspapi said...

that's a lovely picture, ~mimi~. And that class must be interesting, watching body language and all, sounds like psychology.

anonymous gal said...

cool a rainbow. wat an intresting class.

UnNaked Soul said...

touching down for the first time here...