Chronicles of a Soldier
Thursday, December 06, 2007

Do you Face Book?
Ok somehow sha..I got myself hooked on face book and like a crack head I am feening for the shit all day long…I find myself checking it early mo mo before I go to work and late at night before I sleep and seriously about 20 other times in between that! The other day caught myself on hold with Sprint for like 45minutes to upgrade to vision services just so I can check my Face Book at work! Finally the Sprint lady came on the phone and I was like…uhhhm.... never mind!

At first I was sure it was one of those Hi5 runs.... with random mofos professing love and shit so I was like…na, then I thought it was for youngins and in as much as I love young folks…I was like hell na! Then the most unlikely person asked me why I wasn’t on face book, cause it seemed it would be right up my alley…I finally said f%^k it…Imma join…shit it wont be the first time I’ve been called Agbaya!

So about the random mofo..still holds true but not nearly as bad as Hi5 and as per the being too old…let just say I make up for about 0.0000001% of the agbaya population! I mean good gawd! I’ve seen Uncles, aunties, even my friend’s dad on face book!

So anyway back to my gist o…so I am getting invites from all these folks I haven’t seen in years and I am sending invites to them a well getting all excited and shit. Then I see this one chick I remembered from my brief stint in Lag…so I send her an invite. As a matter of fact, I had a picture of her from back in the day…I must have been 19 or so…Anywho…she sends me a message asking who I was…and being a person that never remembers anybody myself (I have an uncurable case of ‘out of sight out of mind’), I took the time to explain to her how we know each other…I told her the name of our mutual friend and my partner in crime and told her I just wanted to holla. She finally added me as in ‘gba jen simi’ Please tell me why this babe was sooo standoffish…sebi I should have backed down abi? I called our mutual hommie and told her what happened and she laughed at me saying “QB you dey go Lagos? Abi you lose friend? I beg leave the girl jare” About a week later, she deletes me. ROTFLMAO!!! Why na? I actually send her a message to ask why and she said I was not up to the caliber of folks on her list! Yepa…no… this is not one of my make believe yarns o…true-life story!! The rest of the story gets long and since I have vowed to avoid drama by all means necessary…I will leave it alone.

I am not the least discouraged though…. I’ve caught up with some great friends and made new ones in process, I will say though, be very careful who you invite to be your friend on face book some folks misinterpret recognition as importance.


The Odds are against me but pile up enough Odds and you are Even. The inevitability of my ability to consistently overcome overwhelms me. As do the magnificence of God's grace towards me and mine. I marvel at my proximity to my destiny. I am astounded that Can't, Won't and Later disrupt my journey to greatness. A conscious decision is mine to make and christen them Can, Will and Now! My reflection gazes back at me with another challenge at hand, procrastination hinders my reaching my destination. Don't tell me where I should go till you walk in my shoes. Yesterdays mistakes are for tomorrows amends, yet I ponder on them like the hand of time changes? Mediocrity has become a comfort zone and I have turned obstacles into road-blocks rather than stepping-stones, I find myself compromising my integrity as I try to maintain the status quo. How easy it is to condemn me and defame my character, when you really should commend me, and applaud my efforts. Intimidated by my confidence, you misconstrue it as arrogance, I know who I am.... A strong, black-diamond in the rough, a female soldier, a Queen amongst her peers.. now who the hell are you?