V-Day Blues…….

So I spent V-Day at home, with a tall glass of milk (make that several), a pack of tortilla chips flavored with some hot sauce (i forget the name) from Marks and Spencer, alternating between playing FM2009 on my laptop, popping into Facebook from time to time and trawling blogsville for the slightest attempt of a post by anyone that i hadn’t commented on whilst making sure to avoid all the mushy Hollywood guy-meets-girl-and-they-fall-in-love make believe sold as movies to the unsuspecting… Given that meant my books were left unattended to for a whole day, (unthinkable – considering i shelled out 13k pounds before the pound went into freefall that is) it might have counted as a day completely wasted…

But then there were some positives.. Someone (i’m not a magician so i don’t know who you are) sent me an anonymous SMS via Nokia’s attempt to latch on to the V-Day ethos. It probably gave a welcome boost to my battered morale after reading the very sad tales of V-Day a couple of peeps spawned on blogsville…..The only downside to that is its so subtle that its downright unusable…Barring my ability to hire a prophet, i’ll be unable to find out who sent it in the first place so its pretty much useless anyways… But then i digress…..

The dudes in my flat somehow got together, the discussion slowly gathered pace and soon we had the place rocking to our throaty laughter whilst everyone pretended to be an “expert” on why dudes and girls are sooooooo different….And how our wintry V-Day was or wasn’t the worst in our lives to date… Another plus of course, especially in the climate of the credit crunch, was that there was zero cost associated with this V-Day.. Cheap maybe, but then it takes two to tango doesn’t it?

My dude O.O “The Prof” and his heartthrob finally decided this was the year to take the leap of faith and shack up for good….. Congrats to them.. Unfortunately i was unable to be one of the grooms men; but then such is life bro…

Anyways its not the end of the world, so i can stil SMILE… Plus i’m currently at 2025 on my current FM09 save….. And what the heck, its “just a day” aight????


  1. Funms-the rebirth · February 15, 2009

    im firsttttttttttttt


  2. Good Naija Girl · February 15, 2009

    It really is "just a day" but what a powerful punch this day packs, even for those who swear they aren't going to give a turd about it! I was all set to have a Feb 14 that wouldn't have me spending even a nanosecond reflecting on singledom but it didn't happen! Better luck next year…or the rest of this year anyway.Glad the day ended on a positive note for you and your friends…sounds like you had a great time!


  3. Funms-the rebirth · February 15, 2009

    glad u had a great day………. and u know what, i actually had a good evening after all….. Happy Valentine's day


  4. K · February 15, 2009

    I'm actually 2nd because Jobless Funmi has taken two spots….Valentine's day was great for me I did not do anything spectacular except bake a cake and went out to my favourite chocolate place!So anonymous text…start guessing my friend…maybe you can draw the girl out by starting a rumour you want to buy her a pair of expensive shoes


  5. theOOhj · February 15, 2009

    @Funms — LOL….. Good to know.. You had us all frightened by the tone of your last but one post…@Good Naija Girl — Have to admit it does pack a punch, possibly because as individuals we cannot change the preceptions and expectations of the wider world in one stroke..lol


  6. theOOhj · February 15, 2009

    @K — Now that would be the perfect way to go about it.. lol… Might change my FB status for starters and see what gives…lol…..
    LOL @ "jobless Funmi"… good to know you had a great day yourself anyways….


  7. Good Naija Girl · February 15, 2009

    This sms sounds intriguing anyway (despite all efforts by you to make it sound otherwise)! Perhaps this will be the start of something verrrry interesting.(or perhaps GNG needs to lay off the romantic comedies and novels!)


  8. theOOhj · February 15, 2009

    @GNG..I wish…. For all I know it might be a prank by one of my chaps…..we'll see if it gets interesting ayways…….lol…


  9. Good Naija Girl · February 15, 2009

    lol if it was one of your mates! That would be funny…eventually…I guess. I think your assuming the "worst" is best sha.


  10. theOOhj · February 15, 2009

    yeah.. better to have normal expectations that get surpassed than high expectations that get blown out of the water…


  11. Confessions of a Lon · February 15, 2009

    Start thinking and let us know who the anonymous secret admirer is!Give urself a break and for once- do everything except pick up a school book- it was Vals day after all! lol! its a mini xmas for those in relationships!


  12. CaramelD · February 15, 2009

    My day was a bit bizarre. I had a world record attempt at kissing couples all over the world, talking to a friend in Naija, a mini birthday party, then my best friend telling me her marriage might be over! Flipping heck!To make you feel better, a couple on my train were kissing so much that they missed their stop by three stations and were on the wrong branch of the track LOL (evil laughter)!


  13. CaramelD · February 15, 2009

    PS You didn't visit my blog while you were there drinking milk!!! Mscheeeeeeeeeeeewwwwww LOL


  14. seamstress · February 15, 2009

    glass of mill..doritos..dip..and friends.Dude ur vals day was well spent. Its just another day.Spent mine with my girlies and got in at 3am…i am paying for it tho!! its like someone is drumming in my head.Thanks for stopping at mine.


  15. theOOhj · February 15, 2009

    @Confessions of london gal— i didn't actually pick up a school book eventually tho….spent the time between drinking milk, eating, having a good laff and football manager on my laptop….i think K has devised the ultimate test — -make an offer of a shoe of any choice to entice the person out of his/her anonymity…
    @CaramelD — lol.. hopefully your kissing "world record attempt" did not land you in the sort of trouble that your fellow commuters ended up in…I second the evil laffs jare…. Why dem go dey flaunt themsleves for train sef? yeye oyinbo ppl!Even I cannot understand what happened at yrs — cos i distinctly remember reading it.. but then maybe i read it in the netherworld between sleeping and waking.. and forgot to leave my insignia behind…
    @Seamstress — easy on the grooves —– need to have all your wits around you in the wee hours of the morning……


  16. naijagirl · February 15, 2009

    Danny, drinking mik as opposed to some kind of alcohol beverage?…hmmmWhen you think back to how you spent Feb 14 in the past, how do you rate this one and what did you get out of it?


  17. theOOhj · February 15, 2009

    @naijagirl — depends on what the metrics are….this was defintiely not the worst…. spent the 2007 V-Day trying to place a repair clamp over a subsea pipeline… This time, had the chance to bond with my flatmates like we'd not done since…nothing really spectacular came out of it anyways…


  18. CaramelD · February 15, 2009

    Ewo! Let make myself clear oh! I was not in the kissing record breaking attempt LOL. I was helping with the PR for the event hahahaha.


  19. Confessions of a Lon · February 15, 2009

    Ha! Me thinks offering to buy Jimmy Choos to the 'anonymous' and 2 myself of course (for careful thinking) would help draw d person out!!!What footie team do u support b4 i go helping u out with d 'quest to find DB's Secret Admirer'?


  20. Chxta · February 15, 2009

    You play FM? We need to talk…


  21. Severus Snape · February 15, 2009

    I also spent mine with several glasses of milk.


  22. theOOhj · February 15, 2009

    @CaramelD — LOL @ "helping out wih the PR for the event"…Actually tot yr own world record attempt was figuratively referring to the people you called all around the world……Classic misreading of your piece — my bad…Point taken in any case…
    @Confessions — Na wah o… Wetin come bring football team enter na? Haba…..Anyways, I suppport Liverpool…. So that will make 2 Jimmy Choos……..Or are Liverpool such bad news anyways????
    @Chxta — Yap.. Played every incarnation since CM01-02.. Sometimes, I feel i've played it to excess tho…
    @Severus Snape — LOL.. Tot I had a patent on milk for vals…..


  23. Nu~Breed · February 15, 2009

    Hiya!hmmm….a glass of milk AND tortilla chips AND some hot sauce?! wow! I wonder how that tasted…lolwell..you and (probably) millions of people spent yesterday alone..so I guess that should console you, right? I dont think it's "just a day"…I think if people can take one day out of 365 days in a year to celebrate blessing thier pet animals (in some country…cant remember right now, maybe Brazil or Spain),then I think we can take out a day to celebrate love…right? I guess to those who have got no one, it might be annoying to watch others celebrating it..but hey! who cares right? you can spend the day with your friends too, can't you? well, I guess you did that already.lolciao!BBG.


  24. theOOhj · February 15, 2009

    @NU-Breed — LOL.. Thx.. Trust u had a great one yrself…..


  25. ShonaVixen · February 16, 2009

    Did some-one say Jimmy Choo?Then I have to confess'Danny, it was i who sent that text message, seriously I did, don't question how I got ur number..so errr when do i get the shoes?..lol…and i really don't mind that u support my long time rivals Liverpool..its all good…LMAO..ooh that's Jimmy Choo size 6 for the confession!..LOL


  26. theOOhj · February 16, 2009

    @ShonaVixen… LOL…… This is getting interesting… Boy am I feeling like a celebrity now????? Erm…. I need to check with my "Board of Directors" and properly announce the startegy for finding out who sent the SMS..lol…


  27. ShonaVixen · February 16, 2009

    But I have just said its Me!!Come on now Danny…(very seductive voice used)..lol…


  28. Olufunke · February 16, 2009

    I feel you o!but it looks like you had a very good time eventually with your mates.About the text…em….em….I think we should put out a word that the 'sendee is willing to take the sender on a very romantic cruise to some place in the Carribeans'……….anyway, I feel you dont need to think too much about it.and hoping by the next V-day…….you would have happily acquired a 'berrer' status.Nice week!


  29. theOOhj · February 16, 2009

    @Shona Vixen – LOL — I believe you but……..
    @Olufunke — As it stands, the Jimmy Choos are going to strain my student budget, especially if I have to get four pairs – for Shona V (for saying she's the one), Confessions (for advising on Jimmy Choos), K (for identifying the shoe strategy in the first place) and for the mystery fourth person. If I were to add the trip to the carribean, I'd have to run back to Exxon, cap in hand sharpishly to beg for my old job back… lol…..Yeah.. next year'll definitely be berra (I hope)


  30. Cappuccine Baby · February 16, 2009

    Hehehehe, sounds like you had a 'sweet' V.Day 😀


  31. NaijaBabe · February 16, 2009

    Hehehe!Funny, I spent mine in the library and got much done at that….apart from the fact that my uni library shuts ant half past 6 on a saturday, so I had to go home early…still I went home and faffed around online…hoping no one would say "oh this was my best vals day ever" on their statuses…I have actually been reprimanded for reprimanding others about their silly statuses…But what the heck..its just another day right.Plus I hear nigerians wear red and white on vals day…TALK ABOUT STEWWPIDNESS!!!Hiss!


  32. Miss Iyabo Opeke · February 16, 2009

    Great way to console yourself…'It's just a day…'


  33. disgodkidd · February 16, 2009

    thanks for stopping by


  34. SOLOMONSYDELLE · February 16, 2009

    its just a day sweetie, no problems.Maybe we need to hook you up or something. Who organized the Blogger bachelor from a couple years ago? Anyone know?=)


  35. theOOhj · February 16, 2009

    @Cappuchine Baby — Yeah, in a round about kind of way, I enjoyed it after all…
    @Miss Iyabo Okpeke — Console maybe, but its fully factual don't u think?@Disgodkidd — Thx for stopping by too…
    @Madam SSD — lol.. Just a day yeah.. only there's so muc that keep trying to rub it inn one's face that its more than just a day!!!


  36. Buttercup · February 17, 2009

    if i knew jimmy choos were involved, i wud have admitted to sending the sms when u told me..damn..lol..good u had a great day sha!


  37. Confessions of a Lon · February 17, 2009

    I might as well confess now since i know you'e started suspecting- IT WAS ME. I DUNNIT! I SENT THE TXT. I dont mind not even getting d J.Choos so far u take me 2 d CarribeanBut u'll have 2 change ur footie team to Man Utd!


  38. theOOhj · February 17, 2009

    @Buttercup — I wouldn't want to spark a blogger war a la FBA/Bumight/Others….. Especially 'cos u and Chari are the closest thing we have to a fairy tale..lol…
    @Confessions — Err.. will that mean two pairs of Jimmy Choos and the Carribean trip all in one? Ah.. but the Man Utd thingy…. That's realllllllly hard… lol…


  39. Afrobabe · February 21, 2009

    Next year ur blog might just be the one to avoid on vals day cos of all the mushiness that will be here…


  40. Confessions of a Lon · February 22, 2009

    Yes o! My J.Choos and Carribean trip still stands! Need i remind u that u were d one dat added d Carribean trip?!How hard can supporting Man Utd be? Its the best team EVER!!!


  41. theOOhj · February 22, 2009

    @Afrobabe — We'll see.. If they reveal themselves that is…lol@Confessions – Errr.. guess some hardnosed pragmatism will need to be applied to the carribean thingy… .but the Jimmy Choos — I think that can be "organized"…………


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