Tuesday, 6 May 2008

I Met A Bird

So it was bank holiday weekend. It also happened to be one of those weeks when I realised I was not being productive, only marking time. I was looking forward to the holiday (only in the UK would one look forward to a one day holiday with so much craving).



So I carried myself to Switzerland for the weekend, did a jiggle between Geneva and Lausanne, even found time on Saturday to make a boat trip across Lake LĂ©man into Evian in France (the weather was not bad and the view good – snow-capped mountains and all),



where I met a bird, as I was sitting by a mobile snack stall with a couple of friends, having a beer, ice cream, apple juice, water and burgers, in no particular order.

The bird flirted outrageously with me, her friend very close by. I wondered to myself: how times change. Look at me sitting down with an indulgent smile on my face, doing nothing but enjoying the attention all the same. Had this happened years ago in Lagos, the bird would already be on her back, or in my hands.



What is it with these birds in the West that they do not appear to have a fear of man, I wonder?

89 comments:

Desy said...

free food.... they probably get quite a bit of them

and i love these teasing posts that show the BACK of your head and not ur face... still maintaining that air of mystery i see...

already on its back huh... now why don't i think u are talking about a bird... *slow smile*

Jinta said...

* desy - ahhh, desy, your mind, your mind, too fertile...

Jaycee said...

"Had this happened years ago in Lagos, the bird would already be on her back, or in my hands..."

Lolll...maybe u don't look so daunting after all.

Appreciate the flirts from the bird...

Jaycee said...

That pic of the bride dragging the groom by the collar of his wedding suit gets me all the time...lolll.

Scared of marriage Jinta? :)

Jinta said...

*jaycee - i certainly didn't look daunting to the bird, i daresay.

re marriage, been there, scary stuff, dont think my constitution can survive it 2ce. small wonder so many men hang themselves

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Doja said...

So what happened, did you stop eating birds years ago?

Mommy said...

Ok...just wanted to make sure darkelcee didn't get here before me. I see someone else got the title here.

Let me go read on! Be right back!

(¯`·._.·[***Fresh&Fab***]·._.·´¯) said...

ha ha, the bird flirted with me, i get it, nice

you do mean it the way i see it rite,

anyhoo, i know what you mean about craving the hoiday, i slept yesterday well, i was looking forward to the break 2 weeks ago...i have had too much all nighters, i cant wait for this exams to be over.

nice pictures, have a great week

Mommy said...

This is definitely not a Bird bIrD talk Jintaahhhhhhhhhhh!

*slow smile with desy*

In My Own Words said...

u certainly had fun while i was at work sneaking periodic peeks at ur blog for an update. lol

i remember that quote from Chinua Achebe (i forget which book) - 'since man has learnt to shoot without missing, birds have learnt to fly without perching'.

maybe the birds in the West now sense that man is the one doing the flying, aka running away now.

Jinta said...

* doja - lol @ eating birds. i think one particular bird decided to eat me!

* mommy - wetin darkelcee do now?

These slow smiles make me feel naughty

* fresh - i'm already looking forward to the next break, you see

good luck with the exams

* in my words - i remember the china achebe words

never looked at it that way, birds doing the chasing. hmm. you do have a bit of poetry about you

Smaragd said...

hmm... Jinta, tall, dark...hmm, dont know about handsome yet cuz u are hiding! lol

u attract birds when u throw breadcrumbs ryt?

that said, i envy u ur weekend.

30+ said...

On the enjoyment level lo wa o, carry on jare nothing do you.

Ah Olorun maje God forbid bad thing (men hanging themselves ke).

I sense that with all ya so called cynism you have a good heart and you're a kind fella. I pray you meet a sweet woman very soon by God's grace, a caring woman who will see you as God's creature that she has to treasure and will give you confidence to cherish the Marriage ministry again.

Amin Ase

Smaragd said...

Jinta, just saw that u are a Taurean too, go taurean, go taurean, yay! when's ur bday?

i agree with 30+ sha.

Jinta said...

* smaragd - hahaha. i can assure you i am very handsome, at least, i think so even though no one else appears to agree with me, but it is what i think that matters, is that not so? lol

* 30+ - ah! why am i so ingracious that i find it difficult to say 'amen'? so much that is bad hide within that ministry called marriage, they contaminate the process.

Jinta said...

* smaragd - 26th

darkelcee said...

mommy, wetin i do you now? well i still dey hold the shoe and ready to throw .lollll

Jinta, Jinta, jinta! how many times did i call you? how come i feel this aint no ordinary bird?

but if indeed (by some stroke of luck) its a bird, them i need my mind examined and washed thoroughly with OMO and jik!

but you sure did have fun. how come you still dey hide ur face? uncle Ajani? lollll

Queen of My Castle said...

I agree with 30+ and sing an amen in your behalf, being that you are a Taurean man as Smaradg has pointed out, I will assume that you are very stubborn and can be somewhat hard to woo and MUST try things your way before bending.

Birds of the West are very flirtatious and love a good challenge...or so I have heard. LOL.

darkelcee said...

how come i am no 18?
hhhaaaa aint fair at all. lolll

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

The birds have rights! lol!

I'm jealous, would love to take a trip to Switzerland right around now. No, maybe Monte Carlo...

How body?

'Yar Mama said...

How nice to live a life of no pesky commitments like a spouse or children, to be able to take off at a moments notice...

Jinta said...

* 30+ - forgive me, that was meant to read 'ungracious'

* darkelcee - i plead the 5th on the kind of bird it is

see person wey say i dey hide my face, no be fuzzy picture you dey use? lol. i only come out in the dark!

* QomC - dont mind presenting a good challenge to the birds, i liked their audacity

* solo - the birds seem to have more rights than me.

i'm fine, thanks

The Indecent One..... said...

Jinta post ur face jor.....wetin i wan take the back of ya head do? meanwhile, a lirru bird told me i can ask u for help on certain things....

*slow smile with the rest of them desy*

Nine said...

What makes you think this bird was female?Present proof!

Omosewa said...

The birds have no respect!

LOL@ur GQ poses, u r three much:D

Omosewa said...

Why cldnt you watch the video, buhahahhaha im laughing here, you can do it.

Jinta said...

* inde - that lirru bird is scared to add me on to fb so i dont see her pics, forgetting she recently placed one of hers on a post

* nine - haba, na anatomy? i cant dissect the poor bird o. i just know, the way it was flirting and from the plummage

* 'sewa - thank you, jare. knew you'd appreciate it.

cant bare to watch any child that size suckling. looks like incest

bumight said...

you are busy hopping around Europe when you should be saving for my Maybach abi?

EXSENO said...

Looks like you had a lovely and relaxing holiday. As for the Bird, she obviously enjoyed who she was looking at.

Jinta said...

* bumight - i've now started saving. you still have not reassured me on this brian fellow

* exseno - relaxing, yes, but not enough sleep, i regret

The Indecent One..... said...

lol @ Jinta, I dunno know wat u on abt o...wat makes u think we are on abt same bird? Lol...I aint on FB so I cant comment on wat the bird was thinking by not adding u. *wide grin*

But I need to know if the information from the bird abt helping on 'certain things' is accurate? *wider grin*

Sha said...

JINTA!!! How could u go without me *mad*

arrrgh dats it, no more love from this side

Jinta said...

* inde - not sure which 'certain things' you need help on, but i've been known to be 'helpful'. lol

*sha - you're sure you dont know why?

Free-flowing Florida said...

jinta, it must be the grey hairs

anonymous gal said...

o it was a real bird? thot it was.. already had an image of u on top a... my mind is not dirty its the way u wrote it o.

Ms. emmotions said...

ah jinga-gry !
i tot it was wat i tot it was,
could ve sworn this bird was some bird i had in mind,
was waiting as l read to see if i could get a glimpse of her but Alas ! it was a normal bird

Jinta said...

* florida - careful, you may have to reveal how you know exactly where the grey hairs are

* anon gal - how long have you known me? you know i'm always clean.

* ms emmo - lol. the bird was quite a bird

LG said...

Jinta....ah..ah, there are birds and there r BIRDS, wat kind r u talking abt afterall we ve not heard the BIRD's version abi?

*do u always put ur hands in ur pocket?*

ablackjamesbond said...

I love birds too... i like it when they sing, especially when i have them in my hands or on their backs...wot would the world be like without birds?

ababoypart2 said...

Never been to SW....looks and sounds like a great place.

Jinta said...

* 'yar mama - how did i miss you?

commitments dey o, in the form of 2 teenage boys though, so maybe not so pesky. as for the spouse, i'm still thanking God for the release

Jinta said...

* ig - you want the bird's version? i'm not going to give it any space here, she's gotta open her own blog

* jamesbond - lmao. i think most of us love birds when they sing

* ababoy - been there a few times. think retirement. think peace and quiet. think recuperation. think expensive. think little or no yobbish behaviour. do not think excitement

Omosewa said...

Whats all this bird talk? I smell a rat...LOL.

Jinta said...

* 'sewa - can the rat sing?

Allied said...

Hmmm... I read this post in two dimensions... Could ending be true for both?

You should have showed us ur face now?

Uzezi said...

been a while i ate a bird. no. been years actually.

The Indecent One..... said...

ok i hear ya....Hopefully the bird's info is accurate...
Imma letchu know soonest...:D

Sherri said...

nice scenic pics!

ah see, u're a bird watcher or is poacher, lol

Omosewa said...

Uhmmmm, not sure, lolol

soupasexy said...

lol.. jinta i know for sure u aint talking abt no bird..tryna play us huh.
u r too much sha..always using our heads...lol

Nine said...

@jinta
Yobbish behaviour?In Switzerland?Those people are even more heavily armed than Americans oh!Marksmanship is their national sport.I suspect the yobs have killed each other off.

Jinta said...

* allied - ending true for both.

my face will follow when i summon the courage

* uzezi - i ate a bird over the weekend

* inde - i await with baited breath

* sherri - this time it was the bird that poached me

* 'sewa - let's hope it does

* soupa - would i dare?

* nine - see what you've done? now i wont be able to look at them the same way. no wonder they're yobless

bumight said...

dont worry, once you buy the Maybach Brian will be the one serving us grapes...or better still the chauffeur!

Jaybabe said...

Wow! Look like you had a gr8 outting mehn! Geeee!

Really. I believe you. Times have changed!

Onome said...

na wa oooooo......er well birds like man...dey seem to find man pretty fascinating and not as frightening as dey feared..should man be worried????

pamela said...

maybe b.c the birds are now powerful and believe that they can make things work on their own terms....

:D

Afrobabe said...

hmmmm...You saw a bird and smiled indulgently???

Is a trip to the hospital in order??

I always imagined you with a pot belly...lmao..

Pink-satin said...

if it were in lagos the bird would be on her back already!!!!!na wa o!!!lol..i bet u were flirting with the bird too

Jinta said...

* bumight - we'll let brian serve. his punishment

* jaybabe - times indeed have changed. not too much though

* onome - man should be worried. man is worried

* pamela - believe that, you'll believe anything

* afro - it did not help that i had, err, someone with me

pot belly ke? that one works itself out quick time

* pink - you know i'm innocent

ablackjamesbond said...

Do u know my favorite birds?

Great tits! Very vocal

Lighty said...

haaa i can see u're no longer shaken by birds anyone shea? ummm birds will be birds.

i no blame u sha, the ratio of birds to men now is like 8-1. there shall be more, so why kill urself on one. baaa??? i get u.

fantasy queen said...

birds are meant to be handfed, lured into your palms with crumbs, not overlooked, thats mean.

maybe you should head back to lagos..lol

1stpet2v9 said...

this post just reminded me why I like ur blog so much..

:)

Bless

1stpet2v9 said...

but now.. after reading the comments.. i'm wondering if "birds" has another meaning...

hmmmmmm

Aijay said...

I enjoyed reading this post.
Bird talk indeed. lol

Sha said...

JINTA.. NO I DONT!!

Funms said...

ur so funny..... hope it was a pretty bird with nice feathers and all....lol

Jinta said...

* black bond - yes, i hear tits can be very vocal when excited. lol

* lighty - 8:1 ratio ke, that will be bird-heaven

* FQ - i'm certainly heading back to lagos for that attractive picture you paint

* 1stpet - thank you. with comments like that, i will never fall out of love with you

*aijay - i have a present for you in my next post

* sha - would you like to know?

* funms - the bird was...erm...birdy

Sha said...

*eyeroll*

anonymous gal said...

Jinta this ur post made me have a rauncy dream thursday nite o. i rather not go into details...

Jinta said...

* sha - ahh, sha

* anon gal - i'd like to know how a bird can initiate raunchines, so if you dont want to share it with all, please email me it. seriously!

anonymous gal said...

its not my fault that the post led us to think somethin and meant anor. ok so my mind is kinda dirty and i was suitably embarrassed when i finished readin.shoot me i have an active imagination and i gave the post an ending. imagine my horror when i saw a birds picture...

Jinta said...

* anon gal - lol. you still have not shared the dream 0

anonymous gal said...

jinta well the dream *clears throat* IT kinda involved emm u...atleast that was wat i called the guy. enuf said end of story

tobenna said...

I can see your face.
Wait I know you.
Aha!
Are you not...
Wait a minute.
What am I saying?
Of course its you!
You ?@!><>!

Jinta said...

* anon gal - hmm. you just keeping this enjoyment to yourself

* tobenna - how come you have this sort of energy on a monday?

tobenna said...

I don't know.
Probably because its my first day at work in a couple of weeks

fantasy queen said...

hear from the grapevines you'll be in lagos soon. hope you bringing lots of crumbs for the birds. unfortunately i'm a squirrel.lol

who knows might brush pass you at a bar or something.

In my head and around me said...

What a tease you are....

uNWrItten* said...

mmmm...that head is sexy o!! lol

Smaragd said...

OH NO u didnt!*looks around in despair*, i left a comment here ystday about ur royal jintaness coming to lag, and now it's gone!

what did u do wiv my comment jinta, i demand an explanation!

btw, "thanx for stopping by" (i saw at LG's that u dont like it ehen bloggers say that, so ima be saying it everytime u stop by, am pesky like that...lol)

Jinta said...

* tobenna - you should be back to the grind by now

*fq - your brushing by me in a bar would be my fantasy come true

* in my head - you've been ignoring me

* unwritten - that's it, i will walk backwards from now on. lol

* smaragd - your comment was left in the latest post, about 'lagos awainting in a quiver'. lol.

Uzo said...

Oh you write very well...

Those pictures are so amazing. I want to go too. The teasing words about the birds i love. Really anti-marriage arent you? Never fear, its not an institution for all....

Jinta said...

* uzo - so refreshing to hear that, so refreshing

guerreiranigeriana said...

bird huh?!...*raised eyebrow*...bird indeed...if it had been in lagos, the bird would have been on its back or in your hands?!...wow...what a statement my friend;)...

...funny how you took these pics of yourself, with no face...hahaha...i swear i saw you yesterday...wearing the same outfit, same stance...i tried to wave, but you had your back to me and refused to turn around...didn't the person photographing you wonder why you wouldn't face the camera?...

Jinta said...

* g-nigeriana - i did wave back at you, probably too busy checking out the chap taking my photographs. lmao.

guerreiranigeriana said...

lol...was he cute?!...why did you wait till i looked away to wave ehn?...

Baroque said...

maybe the bird wanted to be on its back or in your hands? why did you let it go? or did you?