Yemie’s Adventures

It is the last day.

Enters the queen of the fairy sisters, the goddess of words….

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Guess Who Rode Into Town In A Truck?!…..Why, Its Santa Claus!

 

This is a detailed account of an event I experienced a few years back while in College! I’d actually thought to put it up on my blog as a Special Christmas Edition, but seeing as the ‘Eternal Mischief Maker’ has sprung up a surprise on me, I’m left with none other option than to share it on this glorious platform that’s served as home, and still is; since happening upon it in the month of January, and that folks, feels like several lifetimes! How time doth flies! Phew!

Thank you so much  Dr Temitope Ogundare, who I especially love to call ‘Doc’, for this great opportunity of sharing the same stage and platform as and also with you! To say am totally overwhelmed is putting it real mildly and de-emphasizing it a lowly, lowly notch!

You’ve had such an enormous impact on my life and well, its been great knowing you! I would never have ventured into blogging but for you! I don’t consider myself a writer, pretty expressive; yes, but a writer, NAH! I’d rather like to think of myself as a ‘goofer’, I enjoy getting my silly on and just goofing off! I don’t aspire to publish any written materials in my life time and well, I really don’t take myself seriously!

Since meeting and associating with you however, I’ve learnt anew never to say never! I mean, who woulda thought I’d wind up a blogger, ‘goofer’, whatever?! Definitely and of a certainty not me! I totally have you to blame for that! Thanks again, the ‘goofer’ is mighty honored and by golly, I shan’t forget; I shall repay! God bless and keep you and yours babycakes, you more than rock pieces! Much love, hugs and kisses, and yeah; Happy Holidays to you and most especially, yours!

So, school was out and the holidays was upon us! It was the Yuletide season and everyone was pretty pumped up and getting ’bout set to let their hair down, put their feet up, and just unwind and dial down on all the work’s that’s gone forth over the past few months; seizing the days and getting into the groove of things! And well, I certainly was no exception!

Everyone was in a mad dash to get back home to their loved ones spread across various, different towns and cities! Not wanting to be caught up in the crosshairs of all the madness and hullabaloo going on around and about me, I decided to chill awhile in school, stall and allow for the early travelers to leave, before getting a move on myself! That was soon gonna prove to be the biggest mistake and by far the wrongest decision I’d ever have had to make!

You see, I schooled partly in Niger State, and in the town I was, there really wasn’t a direct bus back then enroute Lagos! You’d either have to travel to Minna township to get a direct bus, or stick it out where you are by commuting to another nearby town, say Ilorin for instance! From whence you’d then board a direct bus to Lagos! I didn’t wanna do Minna, I had too many luggage and it was not gonna be any fun just slinging those ’bout my shoulders! I decided to go the Ilorin route! As far as I was concerned, Ilorin township was a lot closer Lagos than Minna! Aint no friggin’ ways am I backtracking! Plus, I’m not really big on road trips and travel, totally NOT suckers for it! Yuck!

Having lingered at the park for awhile, with absolutely no promises of any buses whatsoever coming along, I’d struck friendship with two other female students and co-travelers, also Lagos bound like me! We therefore got talking; becoming fast friends! Along  came this beautiful truck! It looked mighty new, very clean and the trucker, was alright too from my standpoint! He was well spoken, a graduate who’d decided to work the trucks for a bit since he couldn’t find his dream job after a long search! His demeanor was calm, cool and collected! Dude was kinda fly and I wondered how he coulda settled for such a preoccupation!

Well, he offered he’d give us a free ride to Lagos and that was like a dream come true! I hesitated for a bit since I’d never had to hitch a ride with a complete stranger but my situation couldn’t be helped or so I berated myself into believing! You see, I needed to get home to my folks in time for Christmas! Plus, I figured; what’s the worst that could possibly go wrong! I was riding alongside my new found friends and amongst us three, if this dude as much as tried to make a false move, we’d take him out effortlessly without breaking a sweat! Like we’re tough like that, you simply don’t wanna step to us or test us! Hmph!

The journey got underway! We all got talking and I was seated closest to him on the passengers’ side of the seat! We made a brief stop at a nodal town to re-boot and get us something to wolf down on! This trucker dude was pretty generous, he practically picked up our tabs! And I be like ‘Santa Claus has surely come to my tropical town, riding solo and high up in a truck as opposed to the sleigh being drawn by the Reindeer! Ho! Ho!! Ho!!!’!

At that point, I was so thankful and elated he’d swung right by! For all I knew, I may have spent another night in that town! The good times were surely rolling by and hoo boy, was I having a ball! What is this the High Definition (HD) in not only 3D but several ‘D’s’ of coolness or what?! Oh yeah!

Hours after getting back on our journey, the trucker dude took a long look at me and said ‘So I take it you’re my girlfriend now and we’re dating’! Huh?! Okay, I absolutely didn’t see that coming and I thought to myself, ‘I’ve been kidded a lot, Oh surely he kids’!

When I said nothing, he asked if I’d heard what he’d just said and I responded in the affirmative, but told him he couldn’t possibly be serious! I mean, who does that?! He laughed cynically, and said he was darn serious! Still, I thought nothing of his jibes and I convinced myself he was probably just teasing and goofing around! What he did next would shake me to my very core!

He just stepped on the gas and assured us we were all gonna die  for shizzie, unless I said yes! He went on to ask me if I really thought he was ‘Father Christmas’ or something! After all; we were getting a free ride and what’s more, he’d picked up our tabs at the restaurant we stopped to dine! Its not like I couldn’t pick up my own tab or pay my way through, he offered and as the noble lady that I am, I accepted! What’s the big deal in that, I retorted back at him! Doggone it!

Those days, I used to be really stubborn and will not be waltzed over by any, or made a doormat of! I’d rather damn the consequences of whatever and just call the bluff of whoever! I was pretty young, wild, free and incredibly stupid! Hot and bone-headed! I told him to go on ahead and kill us all, aint no ways am I gonna get bamboozled into doing what I don’t wanna! I reiterated to him again to make my day, after he’d continued on with his tell-tale threat, flapping off his gums!

This didn’t augur quite well with my fellow traveling companions, who continually yelled at me, tugging at my arm to just say yes and save us all a trip to the land of no return! I rebuffed ’em, and this trucker dude cranked up the heat and turboed right along the way! He suddenly became our worst nightmare, the perfect storm and I thought to myself ‘however did I get so lucky hitching a ride with a loonie’?! This road trip was a total bust and I…… well; I goofed big time, like don’t I already know it! Oh Wow!

Any, who’s pretty familiar with northern routes will know that many a times, those roads tend to be really lonely, almost like a ghost town! You could go as far as 2km sometimes, with not a single motorist in sight! Needless to say, it was a thoroughfare and dude sped right on, like he was ‘Mark 9’ of the famed ‘Speed Racer’ Cartoon Series! That was like being on the Highway to Heaven and his truck was new, in perfect working condition!

Amidst the screaming, bickering girls and truck practically leaping and flying, I started getting really terrified and frantic, but I neither buckled nor gave myself away! My outlook was that of a very calm person, well in control of herself and one who was on top of things! The truth though was, I was a hot pot of mess, with raging and waging emotions within! I was boiling hot within with a mixture of fear, anger and rage! As time went by, cracks began to show under the well rehashed, impeccable facade I put on, and so, naturally; I stopped playing hard ball and told him I’d be his girlfriend! Immediately and as though a switch was flipped, he slowed down to the barest minimum and became really calm, driving with such gentility and I was like ‘What’s with this dude anyway, is he really for real?! Whatever have I gotten myself into now?!

With his right hand, he ran his fingers through my hair saying ‘Smart girl, you really are a toughie, spunky; just the way I like my girls and you did do the right thing’! Continuing, he said ‘rest assured, no one will be dying today; at least not by my hands and on my watch’! At that, I cringed and swore to myself that if ever I did get out alive and apiece, I’d NEVER hitch a ride with a total, complete stranger however long I lived! No matter how fly they appear or how dope their rides are, or even and especially; how desperate a situation am in to get from one location to the next! Oh no Jose! That is so NOT gonna happen again! Never again!

After that twisted encounter, all three of us were pretty tensed, not saying a word and just listening in on the music blaring from the truck’s stereo! We were willing that time would quickly go by and we’d arrive our destination and get away from our ‘abductor’?! He on the other hand was so engrossed in his driving activity, ensuring not to go above a certain speed limit, just to make good his promise of driving safely since I’d already became his ‘girlfriend’! And boy did he do a bang-up job too if i do say so myself! ‘Cooreepy’!

Sure enough, we arrived Ikorodu town and the other girls told me we should disembark from there! You’d probably think that at this juncture I’d do exactly that to escape from the trucker’s claws but no, I bluntly refused telling ’em I was still pretty much a very far distance away from home as he’d promised he’d drop us off at  the popular Ojota Bus Terminal! They scampered off, wishing me all the luck I was sure to be in dire need of! Some buddies those were! I mean with friends like ’em, who needs foes, right?! I continued on with him to Ojota, putting on a brave face, like I wasn’t scared! Deep down, I was praying silently!

We arrived Ojota Motor Park! He pulled over, stepped out the truck and helped get my luggage and then said the craziest thing….. ‘Did you REALLY think for a second that I’d kill us all’?! At that, he bursted out laughing, saying he was just catching his fun at our expense and that he infact had a swell time! ‘Perhaps we can do this again’?! He asked, to which I smiled sweetly and responded ‘Not on your life dude and not in this lifetime! Never again’! He handed over my luggage, got back into his truck amidst laughter and zoomed right off, never to be again seen or heard from again! Now that, was a close call!

I got home in one piece, reunited with my folks and had me a merry little Christmas! I only squealed to my brothers ’bout my misadventure! My parents however, I totally kept in the dark! They’d have made a minced meat outta me if they knew I as much as dared to even just talk to a stranger, much less embark on several hours of journey, across states with one!  That woulda been really foolhardy as I’d never hear the last of it! So, better safe than sorry I figured and of course; I swore my brothers to secrecy not to breathe a word of what I’d just let ’em in on, to anyone especially mum and dad! That woulda been Ludacris, a death sentence!

Since then and till now, I DON’T hitch rides with strangers, nuh-uh! Who knows who I’d be riding with next, if I as much as gave it another go! The horror! Plus, am certainly NOT in no mood to find that out either! I mean, I’ve been there, done that; once bitten, a gazillion times over shy! That would be me alright! You bet!

Thanks so much for reading folks, and do ensure to have y’all a merry little Christmas and a very Happy and fulfilling ’15 in advance! Stay safe and mighty blessed! Remember also, that Jesus Christ is the reason for the season and don’t forget to show a little love to the less privileged and all those you come across this Yuletide season, in dire need! Love’s an action, far above and beyond mere words; so Jellybeans, let’s give of ourselves this magical season cause therein lies true fulfillment! My word! God bless and keep us all, Shalom! Mwah!

All images courtesy of http://www.google.com

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113 Comments Add yours

  1. mededot says:

    Hahahahaha… weird ride ehn! talking of weird rides, i’ve got a hot number too. Lemme go write it out lol.

    1. topazo says:

      lol…you go fear fear na

    2. Yemie says:

      Weirder than weird I’d say! Wherever did you spring from Phantom?! You just seemed to ‘evaporate’ into thin air after the last time! Thanks for reading Mededot, and even better, I get to inspire a delightful new post! Hit me up when you’re done churning that up and whaddya say we compare notes and perhaps decide who rode with the craziest of the crazies?! *cheeky grin*

      Have you a very Happy Holiday Phantom, thanks a great deal for the follow, that means a lot to me and well, you rock big time! Peace! LOL

      1. mededot says:

        Awww thanks, I came across my old blog and found the letter I wrote to our dear president 4 years ago. I wish he listened. Anyways, you’d get to see my weird story once am done. Peace.

        1. Yemie says:

          I’ll be on the look out then Phantom! Plus, make it count! LMAO!

          1. mededot says:

            Ahem Phantom here… so I wrote out my weird trip… here it is. Enjoy. http://wp.me/pQiXX-q

            1. Yemie says:

              Whoa! Hey Phantom, thanks so much for hooking me up, I’ll swing by your blogsite to do some serious fun reading! Once am done, I’d drop off my thoughts to announce to you that I’ve been there! Thanks babycakes, can’t wait, this should be VERY interesting! See ya before the day grinds to a close! Cheers mate! Rock on! LOL

  2. zikaolofin says:

    Wow, all my hair stood up at attention while I read this, as in I was in that same truck riding with you. That could have been a really costly one and you penned the experience down so succinctly we couldn’t miss the lesson behind it: never hitch a ride with a total stranger. Hmmm, thinking of it now, tell me how much of a difference there’s between you and your athletic cousin who dared the guy with a gun, hmmm? Lol! Totally dig this. Plus your use of images is second to none. They fit in perfectly.

    1. topazo says:

      she is called the goddess for a reason Zee….
      and I like your question too…I would say she is even worse than said cousin….

      1. Yemie says:

        That’s rich Doc, very! After putting in a very good word for me, you don gone ruin everything by terming me crazy ei?! Neat! Make up your mind already! What or perhaps, who am I?! Pray tell! *raised eyebrow* LMAO!

    2. Yemie says:

      Hahahahahaha! Despicable you Zee, despicable you! Funny that you should mention DJ! *scratching ma head* You do have a point though and I guess I come from a long line of daredevils and silly nillies! That’s gotta be it then, its in our genes! LMAO!

      Thanks for coming through for me all the time! I’m deeply humbled! *hugs n kisses! LOL

      1. zikaolofin says:

        Oops! Uh uh! That wasn’t from me. In fact pretend I said nothing. Lol!

        1. Yemie says:

          Then I must be schizophrenic, hearing voices in ma head! I coulda sworn though that, that was you Honehycomb and that you DID say something ! Should I be worried?! *Yinmu* LMAO!

          Naughty! Naughty!! Naughty!!! The mischief in here’s sooo thick and infectious and everyone’s getting mighty high on it! Hmmm…I like it! *laughing*

          1. topazo says:

            Yes o…Yemie’s mischief is fast becoming an epidemic here…which is a good thing sha…

            1. Yemie says:

              Oh Wow! And that right folks is the REAL mischief flapping off his gums and mouthing off! Where do you get off calling me a mischief, Doc?! Its glaring who the ‘Eternal Mischief Maker’ is, don’t even look at me! ‘Jokester’! LMAO!

              1. topazo says:

                hehehehee…Jules has rightly said it that you use words to wiggle out of the spotlight….Yems n em, you are mischief personified!

                1. Yemie says:

                  What can I say, Doc?! Y’all know me really well, yes y’all do! Guilty as charged! But, who’s gonna arrest me though?! You?! And what army?! *raised eyebrow* LMAO!

                  1. topazo says:

                    nah, not me. I will leave that to Jules…

                2. Adeleke Julianah says:

                  Thank God that you know she does that a lot. Wiggling me left and right so I won’t see her pishur. Na lie! I mus to see am!

                  1. Yemie says:

                    Hehehe! Such great nay monumental faith as yours Jules; I haven’t seen! You inspire me darl, however do you do it?! I marvel! *rme* LOL

  3. amity4 says:

    I just got over my hang over from watching the story in my mind tv.☺
    Great adventure i see.
    We would have recuited you into our club back in days. We were adventurous too but not like your one😃😂. we were inspired by famous five hehehe

    You brave babe. Stubbornness does have its benefit ….
    Thanks for sharing too.

    Happy holidays to you and yours too.
    Don’t forget to upload a picture of yourself before the year ends too.

    1. topazo says:

      I see the sisterhood has a lot more in common than just a love for the spoken word…

      1. Yemie says:

        You do don’t ya?! Quit teasing Doc, aint pretty! Hmph! LMAO!

    2. Yemie says:

      OH My Gawd Sweets, I was scared shitless! Stubborness and foolish pride, a great recipe for disaster! Famous Five ei?! Oh Wow! *smh* LOL Youthfulness and its exuberance, who can fathom?! And that pics thingy…..are we still on that, like really?! Tell you what sweetness, scratch ma back and I’ll scratch yours! Show me yours and I’ll show you mine! Deal?! *tongue out* LMAO!

      Thank you so muvh darling for all times and for the goodwill too! I wish ya the same and sooo much more too! Rock on! Mwah! LOL

      1. amity4 says:

        Hehehe.
        I was meant to sketch. I have done that. Kept my part of the deal.

        1. Yemie says:

          Did you?! I can’t see it! Where’s it?! Show me! Plus, you said ‘part’ of the deal! C’mon! I want the ‘whole’! Part is not flying! Upload your pix, and I’ll do the same! Deal, again?! *grinning*

          1. topazo says:

            Yemie, I guess you have not entered the ‘state of mind’ today….she gave you a gift there…
            you owe her a gift too…

            1. Yemie says:

              Hehehe! I did see that beautiful sketch and my comment’s still in view! This pix thing though…..*pensive* LOL

              1. topazo says:

                you do realize that you can’t win right? all that is needed is for Zee to join the other sisters….

                1. Yemie says:

                  Yeah sure and then what?! I’m sreally scared right now! Can you tell?! Hmph!

                2. zikaolofin says:

                  Ha, I be don join since naa. My 2 legs and hands dey up siiiinnnnncce! I don shout aye! tire. Sweet Yemie, pretty please!

                  1. Yemie says:

                    Its wayyy past your bedtime Honeycomb! Shouldn’t you be in bed yet?! Oya, quit fishing and digging up dirt already, go get some shut eyes! *rme* LOL

                    Plus, I’ll sing you a lullaby too for effects:
                    Zika’s a good girl
                    E-I-E-I-O
                    She’s going to bed now
                    E-I-E-I-O
                    Is it working then?! *eyelashes* LMAO!

                    1. zikaolofin says:

                      OMG, Lullaby? ROTFL. Ok maybe that’s all I needed to get me to sleep. Hahaha. *seriously laughing here*

                    2. topazo says:

                      you won’t get away trying to hush her up you know…give the sisters what they want already!

                  2. topazo says:

                    Yemie, you can’t break the sisters’ hearts…especially not on Christmas day….

                    1. Yemie says:

                      Ya think?! Watch me try nah and lay off of me while you’re at it Doc will ya?! *Yinmu* LOL

                3. Adeleke Julianah says:

                  Oh no Doc, she can’t win this, this special one, she sure can’t. We are waiting for that pishur!!!!

                  1. Yemie says:

                    You are?! Well, patience they say’s a virtue and they that wait on the Lord……..fill in the blank spaces sweetness, MWAH! LMAO!

  4. me says:

    Gah! You are an awesome story – teller, I don’t wanna imagine how much more fun you’ll be in person. Never a dull moment reading from you… and this righ’ here is some thorough heart-caught-in-the-mouth tale, and that dude should be shot up to the shores of he(aven/ll) or something, whichever is nearer, I guess. Who farts around with something as serious as life? Lool! Glad you got through it in one piece.

    Happy Celebrations to you too, and I am glad you’ve finally given blogging a thought. Your blog will surely make one nice bed, for those that’ll ditch sleep to catch a goodread! I hope you have fun writing. Cheers! 🙂

    1. Yemie says:

      Aw! Thank you sooooo much ME! You totally blow me away to smithereens with your words! And they say am the goddess of words! Hmph! You. Are. Phenomenal! And that dude, he was the Devil! Acted the part down to the tee, we were none the wiser! LMAO!

      Thanks babycakes for the admonitions, am bowled over and very humbled too! You’re much too much, for shizzie! Plus, thou rockest so darn hard! MWAH! LOL

  5. Adeleke Julianah says:

    I didn’t realize my mouth was hanging open while reading this, until I felt the first drool of saliva on ma phone’s keypad! Then I bust into bouts of laughter that got my eyes all teary. Like seeweeooouuuuly!!!! Sis! I’ve come to know you’re a lot of things, but this sure put every other mischief in resilience! Choi. I’m familiar with Minna road quite well, and I get a taste of your fear about the part of scanty settlement along the way! Kai! Sis, you sure are a Daring Goddess! Hehehehhe! Thank God you got home in one piece. Lols. The artistry of this piece is astounding, the imagery, gripping, the laid out lines captivating with a good measure of excellence! Sis, you didn’t earn the #GoddessOfWords for nothing, you are #AWESOME! Thanks for sharing that part of your life with us. And just like Amity said, don’t forget that pishur upload o! *waiting in anticipation* lols. Wishing you and yours the best Christmas celebration ever, and a Prosperous 2015…*Hugs, Kisses and more Hugs*

    1. Yemie says:

      Ahem, Jules! Saliva on keyboard?! Yuck! You’re disgusting and a whole lot sillier than I darl, I swear it! Thank you so much for your kind words, I shant forget! They mean a whole lot to me, you’ve absolutely no idea! *laughing*

      You guys should just give this picture thingy a rest! Hmph! LMAO

      Infact sef, as I rightly told Quaint and Dainty China, once you’re done uploading your pixc Jules, I’ll do same! Deal?! *YINMU* LOL

      Happy Holidays Jules, you rock TOO hard! ROTFL!

      1. Adeleke Julianah says:

        Now your mischievous self wants to spring a fast one on us, it aint gonna work! Hmph! Lols!!

      2. topazo says:

        I have all ya pics o…quit bickering and just come to me all of you….at a price sha o

        1. Yemie says:

          You wouldn’t DARE! I’ll disembowel you! Don’t test me Doc, DON’T! I kid not! *straight face* LMAO!

          1. topazo says:

            hehehehehehehehe….like seriously? and how would you do that?

            1. Yemie says:

              Wouldn’t you like to know Doc, wouldn’t- you- like- to- know! Sell me out and you’d find out in a heartbeat! I come totally unhinged, you simply don’t wanna mess with me! My word! Hmph! LMAO!

              1. topazo says:

                lol…I can see the thinly veiled appeal….

                1. Yemie says:

                  Keep kidding yourself Doc, that’s a nice coping mechanism and ’tis pretty good for your liver! Silly Nily! LOL

          2. topazo says:

            you know how this internet things are not secure and how people’s private pictures just get out there….

            1. Yemie says:

              Need you remind Doc?! Like I don’t know! *sighs* Only problem being that if those pics DO get out, I’d IMMEDIATELY figure out who the hacker cum culprit is and there’ll be HELL to pay! For real! ROTFL

              1. topazo says:

                you never know who is trying to hack your account o…it could be as far as north korea

                1. Yemie says:

                  Or as close by as let’s see…..Abeokuta?! Yes! Don’t you dare Doc, don’t you DARE! LOL

                    1. Yemie says:

                      Course NOT! Why would you even think that?! Are you in a rare form though?! Just checking! Plea indeed! Sure! LOL

          3. zikaolofin says:

            Ewoh! See threat o! I’ve never been so threatened in my life. Topazo, you must be shivering now, lol!

            1. Yemie says:

              Hehehe! I’ll bet he is Zee and he’s got MAJOR reasons to be too! Na me nah! Emi ma ni ke, Alaye chop metal! Eruku, hmph! ROTFLMAO!

              1. zikaolofin says:

                Ehn! Alaye Chop wetin? Hmm Topazo RFYL!!!! And that means Run For Your Liiiiife!!! ROTFL!

                1. Yemie says:

                  Glad I totally got through to you Zee! I’m brutal like that! Oh yeah! *nodding affirmatively* ROTFLMAO!

                2. topazo says:

                  Lol..thanks Zee..if anybody is going to the running here, it would be Yemie…she no hard reach…

              2. topazo says:

                hehehehe…chop metal ko, chop petal ni…
                me sef I be gamma radiation…I melt metals and everything else..

                1. Yemie says:

                  LMAO@chop petal! You’re silly Doc, really! *smh*

                  1. topazo says:

                    oh yes I am..Merry Xmas sweetheart…

                    1. Yemie says:

                      Aw! I wish you and yours a Merrier Xmas cupcakes! You’re the absolute bestest! Mwah! *bunnyhugs* LOL

            2. topazo says:

              Ah..Zee, this is not the first…I am used to it by now. in fact all I hear is the faint yapping of a Chihuahua….lol

              1. Yemie says:

                Oh! I LOVE poodles and Chihuahua! In thy face Doc! Suck on that! Hmph! LOL

                1. topazo says:

                  yea, no wonder you are yapping like one…lol

                  1. Yemie says:

                    Yeah, little wonder! So what do YOU wanna do ’bout it?! Beat it Doc, and stay it too! Psst! LOL

                    1. topazo says:

                      what do you do to the yapping of a Chihuahua? you ignore it! or if you are in the mood, you stroke its belly…lol
                      you want me to stroke your belly?

        2. Adeleke Julianah says:

          Oh well Doc, stop the taunt and get us some already! Hehehehe!

          1. Adeleke Julianah says:

            Belated Christmas to you #Topazo, Sis. #Yemie, #Zee, #DrSwag, #Amity and the rest of tha World! *Hugs*

  6. HARD VOICES says:

    I wish you didn’t say yes and the truck crashed, and you broke a leg. *Leers* I enjoy reading tragedies, most especially true life tragedies.

    This reminds me of me at about 16. A friend of mine of same age once called me to ride with him in his father’s car. Excited, I got in and we sped off. We soon got on the highway and I noticed my friend sweating in the height of harmattan and his hands shaking like birds in a thin branch. What is wrong, I asked. And he replied: This is my first time of driving and I don’t know how to shift from that trailer coming behind us…

    Yemie, you have written a brave story. This is your best story yet. It’s a pity that your best post isn’t in your blog. But then this blog is also your blog. Thanks for sharing.

    Yemie, blog on!

    1. topazo says:

      Yemie, shey you can begin to see those that love you abi?
      and Kingsley, I am so honored that Yemie’s best work (yet) is featured on my blog….. I guess that is her Christmas gift to me…

      1. Yemie says:

        Aw! You’re the bestest gift ever Doc, one that keeps giving! Thank you soooo much for this opportunity and for all that you did do! You made a believer outta me! Who woulda thought?! Thanks Mischief, am blown away like POOF! LMAO!

        I’m overwhelmed by all the love and support y’all dole out to me for free! I musta done something right! *Yinmu* LMAO!

        Thanks all! Y’all rock pieces and this, is ma bestest Christmas celebration ever! All thanks to y’all! MWAH! LOL

    2. Yemie says:

      Double Drat! NO Kingsley! NOOO! You’re friggin’ kidding me arent you?! Please say yes and that this tale right here’s a made up one! Whaaaattttt?! Hahahahahahaha!

      I’ve always said you’re crazy and this brings that ‘assertion’ to fruition! However did you get out of that one?! Pray, tell! See! Am sane afterall! Not one-tenth as crazy as you! By Jove! *smh* ROTFLMAO!

      Thank you so much Humour Merchant! You rock ma world of funny like no tomorrow! Plus, the story’s on ‘SFTH’! Thanks for always and have you a very Happy Holidays! Love you tons, you rock pieces! *hugs n kisses* LOL

    3. zikaolofin says:

      Guy, you hard o! True life tragedies ke? Anyway, me I really just wanna know how you got out of that scary episode alive and if unscathed. Really, youthfulness and the exuberance of it.

      1. Yemie says:

        And that makes the two of us Honeycomb! I hope he gets to make a post outta that and that bit ’bout loving true life tragedies?! Pay him no heed, he goofs off a lot! A total crack-up and prankster I find him! LOL

  7. LOL.You took the offer as a noble lady that you were, but you wouldn’t be a girlfriend the easy way. What sorta Duchess or noble lady are you ehn? I like that dude *SinisterGrin* 🙂

    Excellent telling! The words and the imagery… capti-seriously-vating!

    1. Yemie says:

      Senor Joe! So what if I took the offer ei?! Was that license for him to pull that stunts on me?! Wait! Who’s side are you on exactly?! Plus, it was the holidays and dude was in the mood to give, I on the other jand; was in the mood to receive! So why the heck not?! *rme* LMAO!

      Its so like you Joe, to coin up new words! That’s so fascinating! However do you do it?! Pray tell! Perhaps I can come learn at thy feet! *Yinmu* LOL

      Thanks for swinging by ma fairy godbooboo, I ‘ppreciate gan ni and thou rockest too piece and pieces! Love ya truckloads, you know I do! MWAH! LOL

    1. Yemie says:

      Hmmmm….what?! Is that good or bad Su’eddie?! Do squeal please?! Say something more intelligible! Please?! *eyelashes* LMAO!

      Thanks for the hmmm, and a very Happy Holidays to you and all of yours! You rock big time! Mwah! LOL

  8. su'eddie says:

    I posted a comment that was eaten by the web… Hmmm. Sigh. Oh well, nice travelouge Yemie but this your prolouge masef na wa o. E long pass the tori sef. And your use of exclamation mark – chai! Hee hee hee. Oh well, I like the graduate dude. Who knows, I might have been him myself. Well done on the write-up. You would make a fine writer if you give it more time, I think. Biko, I know there are stories to thrill that you shouldn’t leave forever hidden. Consider publishing when you can – hopefully soon. Topazo: Tuale! Merry Christmas guys!

    1. Yemie says:

      Oh rats! The thoughts that you, Su’eddie may actually be ‘Santa Claus’….creeps the life outta me! *shivering* LMAO!

      Thank you sooo much for giving the comment thingy another try and breaking the ice! You totally made my night?! *shrugs* LOL

      Those exclamations ehn….I’m absolutely into ’em! Plus, I yack a lot! Am a chatterbox you see, and that can’t be helped! My bad! My vice! Me! LMAO!

      Thanks for the vote of confidence Sir, I’ll put your advice in foresight and see where it takes me!

      Have you and all of yours a merry lil Christmas, and swing by the Z-Channel some more! Rock on! *laughing*

    2. topazo says:

      Yemie, Award winning author..sorry awards winning author Su’eddie just told you to take writing seriously and consider publishing! See what I have been telling you? yet, you brush it aside saying you are a goofer…my dear, you were born to do this…stop fighting it and publish that book already…

      Thanks Master Su for stopping by…(I remember that title with nostalgia…)

      1. Yemie says:

        Award winning ei?! Hahahahahahaha! Great going Doc! Thanks a great deal though, the goofer’s in dire need of an ego boost and I feel my hat getting so darn inflated and just bursting ma tripz! Cool! *rme* LMAO!

        1. topazo says:

          seriously, Su’eddie is an award winning author,,,his latest is the 2014 ANA prize for poetry…

          1. Yemie says:

            Owkay! So I just goofed and I put ma foot in my mouth! Didn’t totally get you the first time, now I do and its such a HUGE honour to be recognised and given the ‘props’ by an award winning author! Soar on up high Su’eddie, you’re kind of a big deal, humongous! Thanks! LOL

            And a lot more thanks goes to you too Doc, Kudos! *laughing*

      2. mededot says:

        And sellmit on booksale too when it is ready… grinning.

  9. su'eddie says:

    Humongous? Do they really use that on humans too? Hee hee hee! Ah, Yemie, don’t mind the Doc jare. Washer of many colours!
    Thanks Yemie and Doc Topazo: I am learning to blog again and this helped me to inspired me to start being creative again. I have been doing too much non-creatives. Now, I have to start following Yemie’s blog too and see how much we would get to follow 🙂

    Merry Christmas ‘guys’ and a very Happy New Year. May the ink of our thoughts never stop to spill and the spirit of our souls never dry.

    1. Yemie says:

      Aw! Again, I say a ‘humongous’ AMEN to you Su’eddie! Being coy and modest now are you?! I think not! *laughing*

      Its all good really buddy and the icing on the cake’s the fact that this got you thinking ’bout getting your creative juices flowing again! I. Am. Inspired! That’s awesomeness! Thank you for the intended follow, my heart’s greatly warmed! Do have you a very swell Xmas Day Celebration! You’re the man and you rock, PIECES! God bless and keep you Sir! LMAO!

      Doc, I couldn’t tire of saying just how grateful I am to you all for being a friend and for the opportunity granted me and all else on your glorious platform! May the Good Lord continually strenghten you to keep imparting and impacting the world; as you’ve set out to! Rock on Sir, Kudos! *laughing*

  10. Adeleke Julianah says:

    Wow!!!!!!! See how I don miss! Ha! Network, I backfire you seven times, Amen! Eh en, where were we? Mischief ba? Ok I get it, but thank God say this kind of mischief outbreak is a good epidemic. Hehehehe!

  11. Adeleke Julianah says:

    *sneeks in on Sis. Yemie, cocks my AK 97 ‘hansup! Surrender ur pishur!’ Hehehehe!!!

    1. Yemie says:

      Jules, biko free me nah! I’ve been laughing myself silly over here at all of thy antics! Let it go already Jules darling, can’t you see am STILL not budging?! And em…. AK 97 as opposed to AK 47?! I’m so totally scared shitless right now! You really do have it in for me doncha! No shakings sha, Ayete wa! Kosiyawere! *popping collar* LMAO!

  12. Adeleke Julianah says:

    Belated Christmas to you #Topazo, Sis. #Yemie, #Zee, #DrSwag, #Amity and the rest of tha World! *Hugs*

    1. Yemie says:

      Aw! ‘Tis not a belated wish dearest! Its the holiday season and the magic’s still pretty much rife in the air! Happy Holidays Jules; and thanks sooo much for that goodwill message, we all ‘ppreciate! May the divine love, peace, hope and joy inherent in this beautiful season be all of your for the keeps! God bless ya dearest, rock on! *hugs* LOL

    2. topazo says:

      Merry Christmas Jules

  13. Outlier Babe says:

    Topazo, thank you for sharing your blog with this crazy woman. And Merry Christmas to you!

    Yemie, I knew you were crazy, but now I know just how much: You STAYED IN THE TRUCK WITH HIM?! OMGoodess!!! Girl!

    I am thankful this Christmas that we still have Yemie, and her writing to make us laugh out loud. Merry Christmas!

    1. Yemie says:

      Hahahahahahahaa! Wherever have you been Phoenix?! I saw a new post up on thy site, been pretty busy to steal a peek but I’ll definitely get to it! Missed ya sore, it hurt sooo bad! Ouch! *laughing*

      I did stay in the truck with him, I mean; that musta been the hormones! Those youthful, raging types that makes one think they’re invincible, all-knowing and indestructible! The hormones totally had me in their claws, that I stood absolutely no chance to wriggle free! I’m blameless, I really am and in denial too at this point too, I must add! Like really! ROTFLMAO!

      I was pretty young O.B, what would you have had me do?! Okay! I wasn’t exactly expecting an answer to that question and trust me, I do know the what I ought to have done! So yeah, am ‘coooreizy’ but hey, am here and with a delightful ‘lil post too! So, I get to laugh last! LMAO!

      Happy Holidays and a very Merry ‘lil Chistmas to you Outlier Babe, the King of Queens of funny! Its sooo good to see you on here! Will look in on you soon to play catch up! Love you LOADZ gurl, you totally rock! *hugs* LOL

      1. Outlier Babe says:

        Hormones, huh? I guess by “kinda fly” you meant he was what I mean when I say “D-Dang!!”

        And as for who’s the Queen, Goddess, you rule : )

        1. Yemie says:

          You bet O.B! He was ‘D-D-DANG’! You know like….he had this really cool disposition like he was far above anything petty, not rugged in anyway like your run of the mill, usual trucker guy; this one had an edge! He was REALLY easy on the eyes! The very eye candy and he had charisma! Little wonder I fell prey, I mean; how does one resist or top those?! *sighs* LMAO!

          Queen?! Goddess?! That would most definitely be you O.B! You so ROCK N RULE! The Queen of the Roost! No one else comes close or does it any better than you do! My word! *winks* LOL

          1. Outlier Babe says:

            I–I–Why–Without your glasses, you think I’m beautiful! Funny, at least! 🙂

            1. Yemie says:

              What do you know O.B?! Beauty’s in the eyes of the beholder! So yeah, thou art beautiful both inside and out! MWAH! LOL

              1. Outlier Babe says:

                Uncle! Uncle! Nobody can outtalk the queen of fasttalk! Love you, fangirl.

                Love, YOUR Fangirl

                1. Yemie says:

                  Hehehe! And so you’d have me believe O.B! I love thee so much more Fangurl!

                  Lottaluv, YOUR Topfangurl! *winks* LOL

        2. topazo says:

          Roger that OB…she rules, the fairy goddess of words…and funny!

          1. Outlier Babe says:

            I’ve decided there’s no woman funnier–but she won’t let me say so. Frankly, Topazo, I’m not sure anyone nearby her ever gets to say ANYthing. And you can tell her I said so–if she lets you get a word in 😉

            (Ooooo, I be runnin’ now….Save me, Topazo, SAVE me!!)

            1. Yemie says:

              Hahahahahaha! I read you loud and clear Phoenix! And I can also just hear you say ‘Catch me if you can’! Well, run as fast as ’em beautiful legs can carry you but you know something though babycakes?!….however fast and hard you run, no matter where you hide, there aint no hiding place for a goldfish, cause that’s who you are! So, that activity’s an exercise in futility and that’s besides getting trimmed and keeping in shape! Yeah, I said it; sue me! *tongue out* LMAO!

              *singing* Aint no mountain high enough…Aint no ocean deep enough…to keep me from you uh….. LOL!

            2. topazo says:

              Lol..OB, she NEVER lets anyone says anything ever… let me tell you a secret, you really don’t need to run, Yemie can’t run! hehehee

    2. topazo says:

      Lol..I couldn’t agree with you more OB…thanks a lot for making this Christmas fun for me, by showing up here..
      Merry Xmas!
      and we are all indeed grateful that Yemie is still with us…and not holed up elsehwere

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