Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Friday Pretty: SATC Dudes

It’s Friday, children! And on Fridays, I help you indulge in a little light perving, courtesy of The Friday Pretty. Earlier this week, I was (un)lucky enough to catch the risibly bad movie Buying The Cow on late night telly. I should’ve scarpered upon noticing Jerry O’Connell was in the cast list, but I stuck […]

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A plug…

… I did a piece on race and online dating for the UK Guardian, which you can read here. There’s a photo and everything.

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Dressing Up

Who doesn’t love a fancy dress party? Well, um, me. I wouldn’t say I loathe them, but I really, really don’t like them. All my life I’ve been to precisely two such events – they were both university summer balls, where I was in the company of dear friends and we were all dressed the […]

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The Friday Pretty: No-Show Edition

Guys. it’s been hectic this week. It is therefore with regret and a heavy heart that I tell you there’s no Friday Pretty for you today. I can only apologise. But! Consider this post an open letter to y’all. I need themes for future weekly ogling. Please reply with your ideas in the comments. To […]

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Whip It Good!

At the time of writing this post, Black Twitter was in a frenzy of retweeting links. I refuse to be ashamed at how enthused I was to see the new video for Willow Smith’s single Whip My Hair. It’s a catchy little pop tune that doesn’t feature rude boys giving it up, or brushing teeth with […]

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I am currently sitting at my desk in my cosy flat, feet encased in woollen socks and fluffy slippers, a tatty purple shawl/poncho about my shoulders, and a hot water bottle in my lap. My thighs feel like they’re on fire – it is a highly pleasurable sensation. A toffee apple candle my sister bought […]

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The Friday Pretty: Hipsters

A short one for you all today, soz. Like last week, I struggled for a theme. But then an article about hating hipsters made me think; in the middle of all this loose hate, surely there must be some hipsters we like? Personally, though I mock mercilessly, I’m all for hipsters. They’re having fun with […]

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Have You Hated Yourself Today?

A couple of ads have caught my eye this week, and I wanted to talk through my thoughts with you. You’re welcome. The first ad was from Ryvita. A table of four professional-looking women sit down to eat what looks like lunch and engage in a conversation about what they’d change about their bodies. So […]

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The Do-Over

Walking around the John Lewis school uniform department last Sunday, my sister and I got to talking about what we would change about our school years. There were lots on my part – much as I loved my boarding school experience in Nigeria, I would’ve left earlier if it meant easier integration into an east […]

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I’m A Finalist Again, Baby!

You guys. 2010 keeps on giving! I have been selected as a finalist in the Blogger of the Year category at the Precious Awards! In answer to Drake’s question: Yeah. I’m fancy. Like I said, fancy. The Precious Awards celebrate the achievements of women of colour, and I honoured that they have found me and […]

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A Mid-Afternoon Pick-Me-Up…

Was feeling a little ‘meh’ when an old Spotify playlist threw this up. It’s a goody – I danced, I sang along, I reloaded it three times in the style of the pirate radio stations of my teen years. If you’re having a crappy day, this’ll make you smile. I can’t decide if I like […]

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This past weekend, The Guardian sent over a photographer to take my picture to illustrate a piece I did for them. I was given a couple of days’ notice and in stereotypical ‘Neurotic Modern Woman’ mode, dedicated the time to mapping my various bodily flaws. To be honest, ‘various’ is a bit of an exaggeration […]

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The Friday Pretty: Crushes of the Week

This week’s Friday Pretty is a personal ode to my various pervs this week. The theme is loose, sure, but the pretty, like The Force™, is strong. Happy Friday! First up, soon to be Spiderman, and owner of the most bouffant hair I’ve ever lusted after. It’s Andrew Garfield:

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The Young Chieftain: A Review

A few months ago, I was sent a proof copy of The Young Chieftain by the lovely people at Tamarind Books. I’ve been a fan of the multicultural publishing house for a number of years, ever since what I like to call, rather grandly, My Bookseller Years. That’s right readers, a few years ago, I […]

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Black Fridays: What Is This? Satire As Written By John Mayer?

Today, in which Blackness is exponentially multiplied (Black History Month launches and Nigeria is 50 today as well), it’s time to dust down the skirt and blouse, the pestle and mortar for pounded yam, the Supermalt, Samuel L F***ing Jackson himself. You know why? COS IT’S BLACK FRIDAY, BABY!  On Thursday, the rage of a thousand […]

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