Marry Me, Trevor Noah!

Trevor, will you marry me?
Trevor, will you marry me?

No, it’s not the fame. It’s not even the good looks, although that’s a plus. With Trevor Noah, it’s the humor. Every woman wants a man who can make her laugh. Am I right or am I right! I’m on the floor laughing hysterically and please do not help me up. Let Trevor Noah come do it. This man, mmh mmh mh!
But let’s forget my humongous crush on this man, what do you think of Trevor Noah? His comedy I mean? Particularly on The Daily Show.  

I absolutely love him on the show, but then I am biased. I’ve listened and watched Trevor Noah’s comedy for years, long before he became Jon Stewart’s co-host on The Daily Show. For as long as I’ve known of him, I’ve had a soft spot for the guy (Trevor please find me so I won’t have to use that <of> part and instead just say, ‘for as long as I’ve known him’). If you haven’t watched him yet, after telling me which hole you’ve been living in these past few months, take some time to watch him on The Daily Show tonight.
And Jon Stewart, I just wanted to say thank you so much for bringing Trevor Noah into my home via the Daily Show! I sleep well at night now.
Now I only have one question for you Trevor, will you marry me?

My Monday Morning Transit

My Monday Morning Transit

On the morning transit

It is approaching 8AM and I’m heading off to work. I am tired and sleepy and most definitely cranky. I am not a morning person in any sense of the word. I’m at the bus stop waiting on the ’43’, my morning transit bus. According to the Winnipeg Transit app, the bus should be here any minute.

It is also cold which is not helping me at all.

This particular bus driver is great but extremely perky. It makes me mad just how cheery he is. Not mad at him, at me. Why can’t I be like that?

In the mornings, I would much rather not talk. But since I hate it when I energetically approach people and they give me nothing, I put my best effort for this bus driver. He’s warm, always in a jolly mood. I wish Continue reading “My Monday Morning Transit”

Shoe Things: 10 Shoe Quotes for the Fabulous Woman

Wooohoooo.. It’s Friday, Friday, – insert Rebecca Black’s Friday tune here . As my Kenyan brothers (and by brothers I mean both ladies and gentlemen) would say “Happy Furahi Day!!” It might be an old-school phrase. I’m not sure what the Kenyan kids these days are saying but who the hell cares, right? OK maybe I do. Just a tiny, very tiny bit. You see ol’ spot(if you don’t get this reference, do yourself a favour and go watch “The Great Gatsby” movie. Yes! Off course now!), I’d like to think of myself as forever young and totally cool. Kenyan youth please help me stay cool? Please? What is it that you say nowadays?

I really don’t know why I’m this excited Continue reading “Shoe Things: 10 Shoe Quotes for the Fabulous Woman”

The Hustle is Real

I am well over the age of majority. I can already feel some of you children cringing but hold it right there. It’s actually the best age I’ve ever been. A place where it’s all butterflies and cupcakes, what’s the appropriate saying here, it’s all rosy? Not exactly. But it’s a happy place nonetheless. You know when you’re a kid and life revolves around homework, video games (here Kenyans my age would insert playing bano– There is an English word for bano but it’s much more interesting when we just say bano.So, I’ll find you a picture instead) and some T.V.?
traditional marble game Continue reading “The Hustle is Real”

I'm Healthy Weight and Maybe a Little Hungry

It’s been several months since I last let my creative juices run. I’ve been working so hard day in day out, burning the midnight oil… well, that’s not entirely true. I’ve been at a loss for words. Not because there’s nothing to write about, on the contrary a lot has happened since I was an active blogger. Often times I struggle with words, not knowing how exactly to phrase things or how much to share. Is there such a thing as sharing too much? I’m so hungry I could eat a cow but my fingers are going crazy here. You should see me, I’m typing away furiously. You know those jobs where they want you to have a typing speed of 75WPM, I could probably get hired on the spot if they were watching me right about now. I think it’s some kind of withdrawal thing happening, what with not writing in months and all. Continue reading “I'm Healthy Weight and Maybe a Little Hungry”

HA! So Not Cool.

 
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Happy Wednesday! And please, do check your e-mails often :). 
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A Fizzy Drink, Midnight and Me!

Bed Jump
“and land mightily on the ground, my drink flying about it the air. (Photo credit: jamesjyu)

This is ridiculous! It’s the middle of the night yet I am wide awake.

I shift and turn under the covers. Two minutes this side, one minute the other and still nothing feels quite right. Total discomfort.

I sit up. Continue reading “A Fizzy Drink, Midnight and Me!”

Feel Good Wednesday: Laugh A Little

Laughter...
Laughter… (Photo credit: leodelrosa…)

Whenever we feel rundown, stressed or simply exhausted, laughter can be quite uplifting. At work I find that even when I am having a particularly challenging day, laughing with my colleagues always makes things easier to deal with.
We’ve repeatedly heard varying quotes and sayings stressing the importance of laughter.

  • Laughter is the best medicine.
  • Charles Dickens a renowned author once wrote, ‘There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.’
  • Hugh Sidey an American journalist who worked for Life magazine stated, ‘A sense of humor..is needed armour.’
  • Andrew Carnegie an extremely successful Scottish-American Steel industry entrepreneur and philanthropist in the 19th Century went as far as to say, ‘There is little success where there is little laughter.’

Evidently, laughter has the ability to cheer, comfort and bring people together.
To the best of my knowledge no solid research has confirmed that laughter presents potential health benefits. But if you ask me, being in a good mood and getting along with family, friends and colleagues due to a great sense of humor pose a fairly healthy environment.
Laughter enables us to have a positive attitude. This then gears us to approach scenarios positively. Also, it is common knowledge that smiling is infectious. When a complete stranger smiles while we walk by, it boosts our spirits and we go on to boost another’s spirit, and on and on.
Therefore, there is no harm in smiling and laughing.
How about we pass the smiling virus on today.
Smile a little, laugh a little!
Happy Feel Good Wednesday everybody! Laugh
 
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And Now For a Funny Mugs Moment

I happen to be a huge fun of funny mugs. Therefore, for you funny-mug-lover-mates of mine, here are a few to keep you feeling happy-go-lucky, all Thursday long!
1. Both 1 & 2 spotted at CafepressCoffee Mug - I'm an Engineer       Bored to Death Small Mugs
2. I wouldn’t say I’m courageous enough to own this one, but it is still pretty funny.
3. ..allegedly 🙂
   Spotted on e-bay.
4. And finally for the clueless colleague…
  From here.
I know  it has been a rough week   http://curezone.com/upload/Video/Rough_Week.bmp
..but stay strong, we are almost there! Have a thrilling Thursday, pals!