Saturday, December 04, 2004

Top Ten Signs You're Becoming Nigerian



Ÿ You no longer think it strange when the only instrument at Mass is drums.
Ÿ A long shower is five minutes.
Ÿ You use the word “compulsory” all the time.
Ÿ You start to talk about “cold” weather at 80degrees .
Ÿ You smash ants with your fingers.
Ÿ You can light a lantern in the pitch dark using a piece of a broom.
Ÿ You can tie a Nigerian wrapper and headgear, and you own both. (these are traditional Nigerian dress- for women)
Ÿ You pass on candy- preferring a fresh picked orange (which, by the way, aren’t orange in color at all).
Ÿ You can tell the difference between under cooked rice, freshly cooked rice, over cooked rice, re-heated rice, rice made in a pot that held yams last, and rice cooked in a pot that held beans last.You can hear the difference between a cock roach and a spider in your room at night- and decide it’s not worth it to get up and kill it... whatever it is.

9 Comments:

At December 4, 2004 at 10:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo Angela...great to hear from you once again...keep up the sense of humor it can pull ya thru some of the rough times. It sounds like the difficult times are starting to become a bit less demanding....sainthood can't be far away. Your comments about the spider and cockroach.....well that is something else to be thankful for over here. My question is will you miss the cockroaches if Paul send over some "Roach Coaches" or whatever they're called. Keep up the great work and know that our prayers are always with you...larry & rhea

 
At December 7, 2004 at 12:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Angela
I was a little behind on reading the Blog - it was great to get back in town and catch up with you. If there was a celebration and Father around - there must be some pictures! It sounds as though you are fitting right in with your surroundings (roaches, spiders and all). What rice dish did you have for Thanksgiving? Just kidding - do they even have turkeys in Nigeria? Hope you get some down time to catch your breath. I truly love to see new messages from you.
Penny

 
At December 7, 2004 at 12:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Angela
I was a little behind on reading the Blog - it was great to get back in town and catch up with you. If there was a celebration and Father around - there must be some pictures! It sounds as though you are fitting right in with your surroundings (roaches, spiders and all). What rice dish did you have for Thanksgiving? Just kidding - do they even have turkeys in Nigeria? Hope you get some down time to catch your breath. I truly love to see new messages from you.
Penny

 
At December 7, 2004 at 4:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angela
We hold you in our prayers. Not a day goes by without Caroline wondering when you are going to appear at our back door! Love you. Miss you. rita

 
At December 7, 2004 at 7:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Angela! I tried to write you an email a long time ago but I don't think I have the right address, or it just didn't work. Then I forgot to ask someone and then I forgot completely, for which I am very very sorry! Then today I was scrolling down my inbox and what do you know! I actually kept your last email! Silly me! I love reading your comments though. I hope that you are getting over culture shock and that it's cooling down at least a little. We have been praying a lot for you over here! Before I forget, do you have a snail mail address?
Life isn't very interesting here. Finals are looming on the horizon. Formal was good, but you're going to have to email me if you want details b/c a public forum isn't the place sometimes... Christmas will soon be here. I can think of one thing I don't think anyone would miss: shopping a few days before Christmas. How do they celebrate Christmas there?
So, my email is katies2001@hotmail.com and don't forget to send me your address!
Miss you! Love, Katie Schaffer

 
At December 8, 2004 at 5:21 AM, Blogger Julie D. said...

Love those Top Ten Lists. Maybe sometime you'll post a picture where you are wearing your wrapper and headdress.

 
At December 11, 2004 at 7:17 PM, Blogger john stadelman said...

Hi Angela!
So when you get back, you'll have to tie me one of those wrappers and headgears ....i mean are they just for women or could they be for gangtas too? Maybe the top reason your still not Nigerian is you are the only white girl for miles. So besides that...that, you in like flynn...(yes that's how one spells flynn). Well, it's not as warm in Austria...the actual temp. is 30, but it feels like 23. Maybe tell that to your Austrian kids when they complain. I trust you to create the perfect comment. I'm glad your doing well though, and i wish i was staying in the country for Christmas. I know you will have a great time. I miss you and pray for you everyday. Thanks for being an incredible sister.....incredibly Nigerian! Oh...i'm sorry that was terrible. Oh, so i'll leave your Christmas presents at the house for you. Have a great Advent over there...and God Bless.

Hail Holy Queen

 
At December 12, 2004 at 9:13 PM, Blogger JessPodnar said...

Hey Angela!!!
I'm glad you're doing well. I miss you a lot. Things here in Austria are great. But I really can't wait to go home either. Having your brother here has been an adventure. I love him, like a brother of course! We went to Bl. Pier's house one weekend and it was amazing! John made me laugh the whole time. So, we're in the middle of finals now. It's very stressful, but I'll pull through. Classes here are a lot harder than everyone makes them out to be. Next semester I'll be living off campus with Jenkins and I'm really excited! It's going to be so great having my own house. And you know what else! I'm going to be the Assist. Cord!!! I"m really excited about that one. It's going to be good times. So, I think you're coming home soon!?!?! Well, I hope that you get a chance to come visit sometime. I hope that you're doing well. Know that you're in my prayers. I love you and miss you.
Ave Maria,
Jess

 
At July 12, 2005 at 2:49 PM, Blogger trae_z said...

funny stuff. i'm a Nigerian blogger. you don't post again. i hope all is well. peace!

 

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