Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Then, and now

1. Then, I used to sport an afro and it was a running battle with my father not to have it trimmed. Now I cut my hair very low every week, stopping just short of completely shaving my head

2. Then, I loved cars and as a teenager when my father sent me on an errand with the car I would look to drive through the most congested streets I could find in Lagos. Now I wish I could afford a driver although my love of driving has not diminished

3. Then, we ate any strange food combinations as student teens – moin pie (bread with moin-moin [bean cakes]); banana pie (bread with bananas); ice cream sandwich (need I tell you the ingredients?); bread with sugar cubes; bread with groundnuts; bananas with groundnuts. Now I just try to exercise portion control

4. Then, I drove my car left hand twisted forward over the steering wheel in a proud display of my wedding band. Now I drive left hand twisted forward over the steering wheel in a proud display of an empty hand

5. Then (last June), I looked at my fish live in the tank before I authorised its slaughter (its called ‘kill-and-go’ or ‘shoot-to-kill’ or ‘point-and-kill’ or something).



Now my gut hasn’t gone down after forgetting my portion control policy in devouring the catfish washed down with Star Lager

101 comments:

Sha said...

FIRST

Sha said...

haha u fish murderer...lol

how u dey, my one and only...

Shubby Doo said...

Lmao...jinta...change is good...change is life. But larger ke? Do u know how many calories is in 1 bottle alone? How about exercising caution with that? *protest banner* free the fish...lol

Shubby Doo said...

Actually just send that fish my way!

Jinta said...

* sha - i was squeamish at first, however when i tasted it, all was forgotten.

i dey o. missed you

Jinta said...

shubby doo - too late, fish gone, but next time i commit fish murder, i will remember you as an accomplice.

i see your lager protest banner. maybe i should migrate to cocktails. lol

AlooFar said...

Thou shall not kill!!!

Jinta said...

* aloofar - amen to that

naijalines said...

Gosh, 8 already. Ok o.

naijalines said...

Live the life jare. Life is too short jor. My son cautions me but it's like pressing a self destruct button sometimes...i just can't help myself. I'm a beef and goat meat gal...plus snails and panla. Always got to be spicy or can't eat it.

Jinta said...

* naijalines - you know what you just did, dont you? next time i'm about i'll be looking for you to take me to the joints

OluwaDee said...

You had shoot-to-kill.

You should have chosen a small fish.

Afrobabe said...

13th....at last you update!!!

Afrobabe said...

old age's a bitch...

Omosewa said...

Hellooo:)

bumight said...

this reminds me of a then...now post i did a while ago.

lol @ moin pie!
I miss the point and kill fish!

Jinta said...

* oluwadee - you're right. could not finish the fish o

* afro - i'm an elder by profession. lol.

* 'sewa - to you too. missed you lots

* bumight - ah. you've murdered too!

ShonaVixen said...

that fish hmmmm..its making me not want fish or sushi!!!..time sure does fly ne?

Jinta said...

* shona - i can assure you it tasted delicious

Miss Definitely Maybe said...

I was about to make an important well thought out, considered and intelligent contibution to this post....then I came across Naijalines comment about eating snails.....and my heart skipped a beat, well actually three beats...now all i can focus on are snails, does she eat them raw, fried , boiled or grilled? Does she eat the ones with shells or just the slugs? is it becaus she can not afford goat meat or chicken, or is it some form of twisted leisue activity like having sex in a phonebooth? (this is not a confession lol. is she talking about the same snails im talking about or is it a different breed or variety or maybe just maybe shes talking bout some vegetable...? sorry Jinta my meaningful comment jus evaporated the moment naijalines mentioned snails.

archiwiz said...

Ewww...gross fish.

Ahhh...then and now... Not as many stories as you, but I've decided to live life fully.

naijalines said...
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naijalines said...

@ MISS DEFINITELY MAYBE

You said:

"Then I came across Naijalines comment about eating snails...does she eat them raw, fried , boiled or grilled? Does she eat the ones with shells or just the slugs? is it becaus she can not afford goat meat or chicken, or is it some form of twisted leisue activity like having sex in a phonebooth?"

Now girl, this is beyond the pale! I don't do bitchy or nasty.

Quite frankly, I found your comment (as quoted above) offensive. Do me a favour and stop picking on my comments. This is the second time you've done it in one day. Blogville is big enough for you to find a willing target Or perhaps not...You see in blogville, we like nice warm people! Gracias!!!

Omosewa said...

I missed you moreeeeeee

isha said...

I still can't bring myself to eat catfish. there's something about it...

Free-flowing Florida said...

eh ya. control measures! don't they just remind u of d times of old. i can remember d days i can lose weight n 2 weeks & it'd stay dat way 4 d next 6 months, even without any control measures. now, i lose 4kg n 2 months of intensive weight loss, i gain it back in 2 weeks!!!!!

so, u r displaying ur ring-less finger bah? u know wetin dat be? advertisement! make d chicks pour n their applications. hehehehehehe

Afrobabe said...

hmmmm..GIRL FIGHT GIRL FIGHT...

Miss Def and Miss Naija....you guys should take it easy...for some reason I found Miss Def's comment erotic....but then maybe its cos I am wired that way..

But my sensible brain...the one I use for analysing risk tells me she really meant snails in an erotic way...maybe you touched on a fantasy??

Anyhow everybody breath out!!!

Afrobabe said...

I have even forgotten what I initailly came to say sef...be back when I remember..

naijalines said...
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naijalines said...

Ha-ha Afrobabe, only you would find that comment erotic:) But then again...hmmm.

It's just that Miss DM appears to like my name just a little bit...Maybe it's a bit too claustrophobic for me...Two times in 24 hours she's focused her attention on me. I'm not used to so much attention. LOL.

Standtall said...

LMAO.
I remind our food combination in Great Ife called "Risky". Simply bread and fried egg stuff together o

Jinta said...

* ms def - who cares about 'meaningful comments'. let's talk about leisure activities. have you been doing anything in a phone booth? lol

* archiwiz - does look gross before the peppers & co, then it still looks gross but tastes better

* naijalines - i think ms def was just poking fun. it must have sat wrong with you, never mind

* 'sewa - so how come you didn't show it? i'm petulant

* isha - lol. sometimes meat repulses me when i remember it came from live animals, however, give me a couple of days and i'm back being a carnivore

* florida - no fear of being inundated with applications. my attitude to romance stinks

* afro - your sensible brain sees snails as erotic? how does the non-sensible part see it?? only you, afro

thanks for diffusing the tension

* naijalines - i like you a lot better this way

Jinta said...

* standtall - so you also went to the greatest university on earth?

'risky' sounds risky

LG said...

buahahahahaha haba!! which ones be ice cream sandwich again??? jinta abeg jor biko i need d recipe fast'ish, i lurveee ice-cream ssssss
*bats lashes*


nor be me n u, lolllll
BTW: dos ex-eja aro, looked real cute
y kill dem????? *wide grin*

Standtall said...

I meant to write u remind me... BTW why is there no reply to my own comment? Jinta u don start o

Standtall said...

Oh I don see am o. Na the greatest of the greatest I went ooooooooooooooooo. Great Ife!!!

Risky looks risky (lol)

Standtall said...

Ah. Na greatest Ife o!!!!

Risky sounds very Risky I tell u

miz-cynic said...

why is the band no longer thr o, wht happened, can u share with us????

Chari said...

Hahaha...

Nice one...then I couldnt wait to grow a beard, Now I am ordering a lawn mower to keep this thing under control

Jinta said...

* lg - eja-aro looked cute? bet it didn't feel cute as it approached the fire. lol

* standtall - great ife! although you took your time before realising i had responded. i want my apology!!! lol

what were you going to write to me about? i'm waiting (he says, though he has not checked his gmail for a fortnight)

* miz-cynic - i think she fell out of love

* chari - this is what i recommend to all my friends and it always works, no matter the toughness of the 'ailment' - paint stripper

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

lol @ drive to display wedding band. Ur own case of warey is on another level...lol.

Omo dat fish look palatable, making me hungry...oh and which naija restaurant be that wey dey use malta guiness table mat? Lmao!

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

oh and then, I stuffed my bra to make it full...

Now I just wanna get the damn thing reduced!

Jinta said...

8 inde - that was one joint in surulere. next time you're going to naija and you buy me a ticket to go with you, i'll take you there

Jinta said...

* inde - indeeeeeeeeee!!! what??? can i see??

fantasy queen said...

So what side of jinta comes thru as appealling?the afro loving dude? Or d bald wannabe?

Buttercup said...

lol...interestin..esp the strange food combos..

i cud be ur driver o, theres nothin like havin extra bucks...note that i can not drive..

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

Watchu mean I buy ur tix? I am just a poor girl....Dude U can afford the whole plane sef with the whole crew, plus the pilot. Private jet lormor! U know how we roll **wink wink**

lol @ can u see...except u have some sort of expertise in surgery or u are paying for it...then the answer to that question starts with an 'N'. Take a wild guess....lol

Jinta said...

* FQ - the afro loving bald wannabe. lol

* buttercup - not sure i would let you drive me even if i could afford it. not the way chari's been on the warpath as you appear to be otherwise 'occupied'

Jinta said...

* inde - ha, inde. i do have expertise in surgery, i can assure you. the physiological sort

Remi, United Kingdom said...

lol... I used to have an afro too.. now my ma actually begs me in earnest not to cust it any lower for they won't know if I am a boy or girl! lol.. funny about the fish..
Rems

Esmeralda said...

STANDTALL! u went to GREAT IFE too! my personal person...lol... and i remember risky o... had it once and that was it! too risky mehn!lol

LMAO at this post, isnt it funny the things that were once impt to us and now no longer are?

LIFE happens!

i remember all those concoctions we used to eat in school! i would throw up after eating moims and bread, did that ever stop me from eating it again? lailai! i would eat it again the next day...ha ha ha .

those days... *feeling very nostalgic now...

u were also in Greatest Ife? my Alma Mater... awwww, u are also my pesron now.

Buttercup said...

damn..there goes my extra bucks..

Miss Definitely Maybe said...

@ Naijalines, you give me too much credit, I do not have the heart nor desire to be ofensive or practice cyberbullying. My apologies if i offended, but you misconstrued what I was saying, it was not a personal dig at yourself, it was an attempt at sexual innuendo that obviously backfired.....will think more carefully before i write as i def dont want to offend nobody. ps dont take my comments seriously coz neither do I.

Jarrai, what else can one do in a phone booth besides make a loooooooong distance call lol

Funms said...

Change is the only constant thing in life........ that fish looks very delicious, i miss cat fish :(

naijalines said...

@ Ms DEFINITELY MAYBE
No offence taken babe. I just thank Afrobabe for letting me see there was another possible interpretation to your comment. Or there could have been beef o, lol.

Look I don't really take myself that seriously. I have a weird sense of humour like you and people don't often get it (check out my latest post if you haven't already. I hope you are not offended by it and can see the tongue in cheek satirical aspects of it.)

In my current post, I'm actually using our encounter to reflect on another incident that happened a while ago on another blog. So I've learnt a few lessons from that incident and this one.

Some of the points I make in the post do not necessarily relate to our little incident. My intention for doing the post is to make other bloggers aware that we need to chill out and not take offence at other people's comments. Rather we should try to communicate if we are upset about it.

They often say 'like conflicts with like'. So maybe we rubbed against each other, albeit only temporarily. No pun intended:) Hopefully this 'saga' would help us appreciate each other more. BTW, I like your blog.


@ JINTA
Hey bro, just to let you know...The points I make in my current post about bloggers taking responsibility for material on their blog, ... are not actully aimed at you. You mediated well.

My observations in the post concern another blog where I was personally attacked in a comment. There were no other possible interpretations for the blogger's comment as it involved some name calling. I felt the blogger should have either asked the commentor to adjust their comment or remove the comment.

Anyway, after all is said and done, blogville is a great place to be. Long live blogville!

Sorry for the long comment but I thought it important to clarify some issues. So long!

Jarrai said...

Those fish look delish...but ha!!! didn't you feel quitly killing them...don't mind me, i'd have done the same...

Groundnut and bread was my thing and i will prepare it like a michelin and star chef lol

Jarrai said...

@miss def maybe...phone booths are very multipurpose these days you can call some one and charge them reverse (me fav). You can stalk anyone you like and no one knows its you...hehehehehe(don't do this) You can make out and pretend no one can see you through the glass,men can call risky ladies for a *cough* massage...lol lol

Jinta said...

* remi - lol @ your mum. she didn't reckon with blokes' 6th sense when it comes to women.

* emeralda - lmao. you threw up and still went back to moin pie?

* buttercup - 'fraid so

* miss def - i was begining to fall head over heels for your 'looooong distance calls' then you went and called be jarrai

a scenario: we fall in love. we're making love. you call me jarrai rather than jinta. my ego deflates (pun intended)

* Funms - it WAS delicious, funms

* naijalines - i shall go read up on your site

* jarrai - have you been getting massage phone numbers off phone booths? lol. i can feel the mischief in your comment

Omosewa said...

LOL, yes i did, but you didnt notice. I was looking for a poem that expresses how i missed you more, but i didnt find one. I'll put one together myself and send to you*wink*

Have a nice weekend, mwahhhhhhh(wet one)

Uzezi said...

whr the pix of the afro?
through congested places so everyone could see u?
cat fish and star?????? what is that?

FineBoy Agbero said...

it's crazy the things we want and then "unwant"...

but then:
"thou shall kill!"

...if it's for food.

Haba, no vex God o.

badderchic said...

I saw the remains of the fish o! the least you could for is give it a befitting burial. lol

Woomie O! said...

Jintasco!
Point and kill and Irawo??!!!
you're tha man...!
...errm, but not really.

People change, sometime in the future, we'll look back and laugh at the life we have naow.

Abbie said...

Finally, he blogs!
Food looked delish, lemme guess, you had that with pounded yam??

EXSENO said...

When we start talking about what we used to do and what we now do, it's called aging. Enjoy it, believe it or not it does have some benefits. lol

Miss Definitely Maybe said...

Jarrai you could try play 'operator' next time you in a phone booth, all you need is to press the right buttons.

Jinta, my faux pas, blame my hot guy radar, it can identify ' hot' males but fails to distingish between names.As compensation I can show you a few phonebooth tricks lol (this is a miserable attempt at grovelling)

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

lol! Fish and star lager, eh? Hope all is well and that you have fully recovered.

Jinta said...

* sewa - i believe you

* uzezi - show you a pix of my afro? that was my sex appeal, cant let it out so easily

* fineboy - God no go vex

* badderchic - buried right at the bottom of my stomach

* woomie - was that a tongue-in-cheek compliment?

* abbie - pounded yam, yes. i need to ask: can you pound yam?

* exseno - omg! I'm old.

I keep being reminded everytime i see my children

* ms def - i need compensating so badly

* ms sydelle - thank you. i've missed you but been too lazy. energy levels are back up

Ms. emmotions said...

i have a weakness for this fish, i mean when it come to this fish pepper soup, every other thing falls behinde, i just cant help it,

hello jinta, how body?

tobenna said...

Then's and Now's can make very interesting look backs.
Where we were and where we are.
It can be fun and at the same time horrible depending on your 'Now'
Yours seem pretty cool and not bad at all.

Jaycee said...

Bread and banana???? Jinta...eeeeuuuwwwww...

Ok, I like the then and now version of the fish in the tank, and the fish in the plate of food. I'm hungry.

Miss Definitely Maybe said...

Jinta, the pleasure will be all mine (pun intended. Just name a time........and a phonebooth lol

Onome said...

lmao....JINTAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAHH u don bone my side finally finally...e be like sey ur new love dey sweet u well well...its point and kill(lol)

Desy said...

i'm sure you are loved now just as you were loved then.... no matter the direction of your midsection dear jintu

Queen of My Castle said...

I liked this brief trip down memory lane.

How you dey?

Omosewa said...

Jinta dearest, check your gmail messages.

badderchic said...

ohpdate please

the young nigerian virgin said...

then and now....hmmmm dats something i think all should think about...there are loads of things happening now dat never happened then...nice one jinta

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

ol' boy, bawo ni?


NIGERIAN CURIOSITY
IT WAS SO MUCH EASIER WHEN I ONLY HAD ONE...

uNWrItten* said...

mm na u dey enjoy o!!..abeg pass some fish down this side..

Aijay said...

That meal must have gone down really well. lol...

Jaycee said...

So why are u on a sabbatical leave again? :(

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

how many times do I have to ask for an update? Haba, everytime I come here the place just dey dry anyhow.

Stop it oh, Jintus!! Stop it, I say!

sho gbo mi bai?

oya, hurry up and put one line here to let us know that you are alive and well, abi we need to have Yardy send SSS to find you or wetin?

dScR?Be said...

i leave 4 a mnth and come back 2 one posting... hmmmmm...

Good 2 c u've been good.. stay blessed Oga

dScR?Be said...

and EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW to bread and sugar cubes.. wat were u tryin 2 accomplish?

princesa said...

That point and kill pepper soup definitely looks scrumptuous!

LG said...

just checking up on uuuuuuuu'
hope all is well

30+ said...

Jintacious where you dey, come and show face o bros. Your blog family including my humble self dey miss you o.

Omosewa said...

I'll sue for neglect!!!

LOL, where art thou?

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

THEN: You would update after two days or 20 comments.

NOW: Its 2 months and 90 comments already and you still don't update!

Bros, se daada ni?

Sherri said...

where u dey?
miss u lotsssssssssssssssss

dScR?Be said...

na wa oh... almost two mnths now.. I hope all is well

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

o ga oh! So I guess you will only update once your comments reach 100? Okay, let me help you get there. lol!

But, really. I hope all is well with you and yours, ok?

darkelcee said...

lawl@ just short of completely shaving your head off.

moin pie ke? ki lon jebe?lolllllll

you need to know how hard i pray for you to wear that band again. dont worry u will soon display it.

update now

Doja said...

Where is Jinta?

AlooFar said...

"knock knock"

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

you are still playing shy?

rethots said...

Where art thou?

Onome said...

hehehehehehehe i like d then and now post thingy......am going to try it...........or something like it

Cindy Dy said...

Nice article love to read the whole new way of your writing this things.

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