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Monday, January 23, 2006

'Good morning, my neighbors,' as Eddie Murphy would've said.

Don't get me wrong - it's not that I'm all chipper this morning; I almost never am. Not only that, but I woke up at 4am and drove from Philly to VA this morning straight to work. I'm now sitting at my desk at work glaring at the 2-inch-thick stack of paperwork in my inbox.

*Speechless*

I'm just happy to be here safe & sound coz it was raining all through and I was in one of my belligerent driving moods. Let's just say I made excellent time back and The Car handled beautifully in the wet, but so much could've gone wrong.

That's why, despite my usual Monday morning crabbiness, I'm thankful this morning.

Have a good week, y'all. V^6, wsup baby boy.

23 comments:

B.E.T. said...

Wow!I don't know how you do it...........drive from Philly to VA & go straight to work.Trust me,if I had to do the same thing,Yes! I would go to work but a zombie i'd be the whole time!

>d® said...

>B.E.T.: Wsup girl. I like to maximize the fun and minimize the dreary Same-$hit-Different-Day routine.

Trust me tho, I *feel* like a zombie over here. That's why I'm listening to Dave Koz, hoping his saxophone can soothe the savage beast! Best believe I'm daydreaming about my bed right about now. [To the bed:] Hold on baby, I'll be there in a few!

acolyte said...

Seems like you have a long day ahead some of us use the legs-us to get to work which is 5 mins away.Fun during summer and fall but hell over winter!

>d® said...

>Aco:
See, I wish work or school was close enough to walk to, 4 real. It's gotta suck in the wintertime tho but then again, you're in GA. Ask my good friend A1 about the New England winter - really not cute. The winter over there threatens to incapacitate the extremeties, faw shaw.

Whispering Inn said...

@ The Acolyte - Shame on you for rubbing your 5 minute walk to work in the face of those of us who have to drive far, in heavy traffic! LOL!
@>d - Have some coffee, we're all crabby here! LOL. Oh, wait.... it's 3.30 and I am still crabby! Better you my friend.

Brother Jero (BJ) said...

Crazy drive in the rain, thank God for the V6. Well count your blessings. Looks like it was raining everywhere today this morning. My morning commute was rainy too..

Chapa kazi.... & you don't even say..

Ura said...

Here in Bean town we had 4 inches snow yestermorning, beat that...

Anonymous said...

d> I attest to that. New England weather is a b!tch...almost makes u wish u could hibernate until spring but to my surprise, it hasn't been that bad so far, so i can't complain much, it could be worse....A1

>d® said...

>Whispering inn: I heard that, traffic congestion is a bitch. The drive to work takes 45-50 minutes; on a weekend it takes me just 13-15 minutes. U're way better off, Aco.

>BJ: Yeah, work yesterday sucked & the dreary weather didn't help much either.

>Ura: Wsup man. I guess rain for us means snow for y'all, huh?! I don't know how y'all do it. But then again, the human can get used to anything. Thanks for checking me out man.

>A1: Wsup girl. Spoken like a true New Englander - I ain't mad atcha. BTW, how long can I keep the iPod? ;)

mutumia said...

Double take whatonearth????

"Son of....Maragua!!!!!??

Near the marigûs? You are so a big town boy LOL ('cause at least y'all had a high school and a flour mill!)

Dang!

Anonymous said...

d> as payment for services rendered, you can keep it as long as you want..or perhaps you prefer to sidebar and discuss other payment options..;)A1

>d® said...

>Mutumia: Yes, the one and the same Maragua, the town whose emblem should be a banana! LOL @ big town boy - hardly. Compared to the surrounding 'towns' - maybe. Small world, ay?

About the other blog, I spent 10 minutes finding a good name for it but they were all taken, hence the 'SonOfMaragua.' I'd really have been incredulous if that one had been taken!

>d® said...

>A1: Hmmm, gotta think about that one for a minute. I'll get back to you on that! :)

Strip >d® of "shags modo" title said...

You are so a jamaa of "Brotti" (Plot) you are only border-line country. You need to have onjad life in Karugia and Mariani to try and claim "Shags Modo" title.

I am so the undisputed queen- I can't believe I tried to bond w/ you over stories of "monto" (that ka-thing of when you speak kuyo in class) and gogonis in the shule choos that had thimiti!!!!

Guessaurus said...

Ok, am I included in this shags debate or are there people who are more shags than others?

OK I am way late and deserve to go to the back of the class but can I have a look in too?

>d® said...

>Mutumia: Borderline country my ass! [LOL @ Brotti] For real tho, I still claim the title, hands down. It's not that the crib is in 'urban' Maragua, hardly. It's halfway between Maragua & Ichagaki. [If you'd dared to venture into that no-man's-land!] Karugia, huh? Dang! Still can't get over the coincidence!

>Guessaurus: There's shags... and there's shags. Shags is still shags, tho.

[What did I just say?] :D

You wanna take the shags crown from me? Submit irrefutable evidence of the shags experience and our self-proclaimed judge & jury, aka Mutumia, can decide who the real Shags Modo is!

Guessaurus said...

Does Githunguri sounds shags enough. I know I could see the lights of Nairobi by standing outside my house, but hey, shags it was. I had to go to muganda and pick Nyeni and Macani and dig out warus. Can I join the club too?

Guessaurus said...

mugunda, it was. And we still have an outside toilet... come-on, I qualify. Pretty please..

>d® said...

>Guess: I gotta admit it: you qualify. My sister went to Githunguri Girls and I visited her a couple of times back in the day and yo, if that area isn't shags then I don't know what is!

Don't even remind me the usual shags chores. My least favorite was watering the nyenis during a dry spell. Not with a hose but with a bucket - or two. Mucho exertion required, 4 real.

Guessaurus said...

Githunguri girls...(looking around hoping I dont look stupid, but shrugging anyway) Where the hell would that be? I am from Githunguri, Kiambu and I am not aware of such an animal. Ah well, its been a while so memory may have been erased about it.

Did you have to water Nyenis in the evening? Did you hate it as much as I did. We kids hated having to do garden work, but my dad used to say that he cant pay people to work on our land when he has able bodies idle teenages eating and breathing but not showing anything for it. The best part of being all grown is that now no one can make me go to shamba, even for a fee. I happily point and laugh... happy days.

Oh did I forget gumboots? I used to wear my dads, even though they were about 4 sizes too big, and I was the only child who could get away with wearing them :)

>d® said...

>Guess: I forget exactly where Githunguri Girls is coz it's been a minute but yes, it does exist.

Oh yeah, the nyenis were always watered in the evening and that was my least favorite task, next to chopping thaara for the cows.

Ha ha, that's crazy because all of us, especially my other siblings, did mad manual labor. I was too young to do too much but soon as school closed the other workers on the farm were like: damn, I guess we won't be working here again till school re-opens!

Gumboots - oh my gosh. The Maragua sun used to heat them things up to boiling point! Not to mention the gumboot smell - nothing quite like it.

Hands down tho, watering nyenis was my least favorite chore by far.

Mike said...

I won't compete with you guys on the shaggz mudu lakini us guys (my cuzos n I) used to be shuttled to shaggz next day after closing and gotten the sato before opening. Si we have picked coffee then. come from nyeri... nothing was more important than kahua... alafu we had to beba on our backs n peleka to the factory.... memories... memories..!

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