A "Weirdo" Called Me!!!!!!!!

"For You formed my inward parts, You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made." Psalm 139:13-14

Strangely, God has created certain "weird" things in each of us that we have to embrace. See, He is such a brilliant architect! If we were all the same, where would the fun be?

Seven weird things about me...

Was tagged by Sha and Tayo...

I like dancing in front of the mirror. It is soooo weird. After a shower or after brushing my teeth, coming in front of the mirror is simply sheer bliss. The mirror is one of my best friends. It is soooo much fun, and I usually don't think I'm crazy while I'm doing it. But some minutes after, I start asking myself what I just did. I don't just dance, I sing songs as well in front of the mirror. Lol. It makes me happy.

I like shopping alone. If I decide to go shopping with my girlfriends (which is usually fun as well), it still cannot surpass the absolute joy of shopping lavishly ALONE. You see, when I shop alone, it gives me all the time in the world to day-dream and fantasize! I can make sure I go into every single shop in the mall and not be too selective about the specific shop and specific shopping time frame. Shopping is one of my pastimes and I need to thoroughly enjoy the moment. I enjoy breezing into Abercrombie and Fitch and fantasizing I'm surfing on the beach, or going into Victoria Secret and feeling like a victoria secret model (while cat-walking down the perfume section). I don't like rushing when I'm shopping. And I don't think I need to buy stuff from every shop, but it would just be nice to enter the shop at least (why else would I be in the mall?) You see, you never know what treasure you will come across while on a treasure hunt, right? Lol.

I laugh a lot. Up to the extent that if I'm not laughing my friends will think there's something wrong with me. Although, there may be nothing wrong with me when I'm not laughing, its just that the environment may not be conducive for laughing! That's why I like people who can make me laugh. If you're a very good jokes star, you have a very strong probability of becoming a laughing pal.

Starbucks is my inspirational spot. Up to the extent that I have become a laughing stock by friends. What's their business now? Alright, whatever! I accept that I'm weird. Loll...the first day I stepped into starbucks was one of the best days of my life. I walked in, and as soon as I heard the soft romantic jazzy music in the background, I fell in love with the place (talk about falling in love with inanimate objects!). Anyways, tasting the sweet caramel frappucino and black bottom cupcakes obviously did not help either, as I saw myself slowly falling very deeply in love with mr. Starbucks. Day after day turned into month after month. The weirdest thing is that I actually started writing poetry and other things in starbucks. I would go there, listen to the music, then the writer in me would come out and I'll take out one of my secret journals, smile to myself and begin writing random stuff. I apologize to those who thought I was probably studying.

When I was 8 yrs old I had a book series called 'Amanda.' Talk abt being a weirdo. Ok, first Amanda was I and my sister's paper doll. We had real dolls, but it didn't matter...it was obviously more creative to make dolls out of paper. Oh, those were beautiful times. Plus we used to make fancy clothes for the paper doll as well. Then when my mum came home, we would hide the doll and all the paper houses and cars under the living room furniture, and my mum would find them and shout. Anyways, so I had big dreams for Amanda. I started writing about her and her family. I wrote about how her and her brothers solved a mystery once (think 'Famous Five' type story). So their father was a lawyer and someone was trying to blackmail him, so they rode on their bicycles at the middle of the night and decided to solve the mystery on their own, and they did. Smart kids, Amanda and her siblings! I still have some copies left.

I've always loved historical and epic stories. Anything heroic, majestic, or impressively great. Long stories of old, passed down from grandparents to their children. I loved and still love the old classic movie, "Till We meet again." I love the Lord of the Rings (Trilogy) type stuff. Oh, Lord of the rings was a classic. I love stories where the knight rescues the beautiful princess, which is why I fell in love with that movie line in Pretty woman where he says, "and what happens when the knight rescues the princess?" and she goes like, "she rescues him right back!" :)
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I save all my birthday cards, valentine day cards e.t.c. I mean, how can people throw them away? Those are great treasures! Especially if it is a blank card where the card-giver writes their own special sentiments. How precious! Oh, I loveeeee "funny" cards, usually from crazy people. And I give out a lot of funny cards to people as well. It's just fun! Lollll...

Thanks Sha and Tayo for tagging me. I enjoyed doing it. I hereby pass on the tag torch to the following people, and u must do it (because u guys are too serious, lol...what Tayo dissed me with): kafo, londonbuki, bella naija, disgodkidd, curvyice, mack, and neers. And you have to tag 7 people when you're done too.

"May your friday be blessed. Let ALL that is within you begin to burst out into praise, because in the presence of God, there is really a fullness of joy. Experience it."

27 comments:

Neers said...

0h my god!! so two of our weird list entries match! i love mirror and i shop alone! but heyy gal, will do the tag anyways...! :)

loved reading the weird you! :)
its good to laugh SO MUCH!

Tayo said...

Weirdo! So you did this tag? That's just great
lol@your #1. I guess many of us like the mirror. I also dance to the mirror o
@ your #2, you'll make some guy very happy

Belle said...

i see we have the shopping alone thing in common...
but saving cards, i can't do :-S

hope all is well on your end :)

Jaycee said...

@ neers..lol..can't wait to read...

@ Tayo, see the way u're doing as if its suffering for guys to shop with girls...he he...

@ belle. I knew i wasn't alone...lol. Everything is kewllll (thanks darl!!! How na?)

Kawana Aminata Oliver said...

Gurl, I laugh alot too, I might have to bite this post. I'm a fan now.

yayi said...

I sing and dance in front of mirrors too especially when I go to Walgreens and pretend not to notice my reflection on the ceiling mirror.
I definetly shop ALONE. anytime I try to do this with my sisters, I end up spending all my money on their kids and nothing on myself and I dont even realize it until we get home.Lol
Thanks for stopping by.

Ms. Ken said...

LOL...u need to send me Amanda series.blackmailing,I didn't even hav the slightest idea of that when I was small.I love saving cards too(n letters n pictures,no matter how terrible-its all memeories)...writing poetry in Starbucks?!lol u really nid help...dis post made me laugh.

Jem said...

Nice ... I am also someone who loves shopping alone. It's like i concentrate better and find the things i want better ...

Remi, London, United Kingdom said...

This is the funniest piece I have read in a while! lol..

I love shopping by myslef as well.. I love having personal conversations with gucci, prada and the rest of them! lol....

and the Starbucks... A love affair made in heaven huh?

Thanks for this piece.
And oh... I got my package this morning... I LOVE IT!! Thank you sooo much... God will keep giving you increased vision and increased ability to carry out His will.
God bless you loads.

Remi

Carlang said...

Wasnt Amanda some Horrid little doll that everyone hated?
lol.

lovely post.
Starbucks?
lol.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
You're pretty funny yourself?

Dancing in front of mirror?

2ndCorin5:17 said...

LOL!!
I used 2 dance in front of d mirror... lol.. okay i still do sometimes esp. 2 see how my face looks when i sing! lol

I LLLLLOOOVVVVVVVVEEEEEEE Starbucks' Green Tea Cappuccino!

Have a BLESSSED week!

Kafo said...

I love this playlist esp. the song by Jason Upton after hearing it I started counting pennies to get his CD.

And the Ps. 77 piano is beautiful for a while that was my fave. Psalm you should read it in The Message translation

Now let mii c if i can come up with 7 wierd things.

Uzo said...

Some insight into who you are...

I love shopping alone and i dont thi nk its weird..Nor do i think dancing and singing in front of the mirror is odd as well...

But i love you quoting from Pretty Woman...I see you are a hopeless romantic....

Jinta said...

OK. Know some that keep b'day cards etc, still wonder what the purpose is though. I will try to wake up the romantic in me.

Anthony Arojojoye said...

As consistent as ......Jaycee.
How have you been?

Allied said...

lol. i really enjoyed reading this. I am with you on saving birthday cards. I also have all my love notes as well.

Lol

Olamild said...

I like this

Jaycee said...

@ Kawana...oooohhhh...thanks

@ yayi, u're welcome...all those who haven't tried dancing in front of the mirror shd try it...

@ ms Ken. I need help right? Lemme tap on the Holy Spirit...

@ Jem...tell me about it!

@ Remi, personal conversations with gucci and prada, lollll...weirdo! A big AMEN to your prayer for an increased vision and increased ability to do the will of God. You don't even know how much I needed that prayer. It's something to hear God telling you to do somn, and another thing to obey. I pray the same for you in Jesus Name, Amen.

@ Carlang...nooooooooo...Amanda was not the doll everyone hated. That was CHUCKY!!!! Ahn ahn now...

@ 2 Cor...I bet the look on ur face is PRICELESS!!! Starbucks green tea cappucino...hmmm...maybe i'll try that!

@ Kafo...lol @ ps 77 being ur favorite for a while. Geez, u are MY favorite! Cos I feel like it's one of my favs for this season. I love this collaboration...or shd i say connection we kinda have...

@ Uzo...hopeless romantic I sure am...(that's even the least of my exhibitions).

@ Jinta...u too? awww...sweet. Don't worry the romance in u will wake up when "the One" comes along who can wake it up...lol.

@ Anthony...where have u been? U've been MIA...(I'm great, thanks to God! Overcoming every battle each day)

@ Allied...ha ha...love notes...ooooh we have somn in common!

@ Olamild..thanks. How are u?

Positive girl said...

I love dancing in front of a mirror too, hell i just like dancing so guess am weird like you....lol..

mack said...

hey bu-t4!..
(first of all youre so wierd)
I'm not going to be commenting on my blog soon. A lot's been cooking. (its so awwwww to know you still remember me) Sorry I could not respond to your tag.

MARK MY WORDS-- "AW B BAK" ;)

Jaycee said...

@ positive girl...lol.

@ mack..."it's so awwwww?" Of course...u know i luh u nawww, how can I forget?...can't wait for the return of Shakespeare-in-luv! Hope u're fine sha...

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

I really enjoyed reading this the other, but just realised I didnt leave a comment. I too like dancing in front of the mirror, but I don't get time to do that these days.....always in a rush..lol..

disgodkidd said...

ok...i tried...

Olamild said...

how r ya?

princesa said...

You are not weird dear. Just cute!lol!
I can relate to some of ur "weirdness".
Nice post.

tiwalade said...

I do the performing( dancing, singing, model posing) in front of the mirror thing A LOT! lol! so we're both weird.
I also like to shop alone too way less stressfull.

cinnamonqueen said...

I love the way you write - so effortlessly soulful.

I love shopping alone as well. In fact what I love more is shopping alone on a Saturday morning even if it's just window-shopping, then sit down at Starbuck with my pile of magazines and my Saturday paper. Starbucks is my reading spot so I can see how it might be your writing spot. Heck, what's wierd about that? Every writer needs their writing spot!