Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Rainy Season in Full Effect

It was always so funny when I was in England and in the States, and people would ask me how many seasons we had in Nigeria and I would answer "Two! Rainy season and dry season." And the temperature stays pretty much within the same range and we wear the same clothes all through the year.

Well, I always thought this was completely the case anyway. We have had some heavy rainfall over the last few weeks. This week, though, it's rained virtually everyday, and I guess we can say that the rainy season has truly begun. Minor inconveniences aside, I am loving it so far. What I don't like about the wet season: more mosquitoes; more traffic; I always want to be at home in bed; I feel very lethargic. What I love? The weather! I haven't sweated since last Friday.

13 comments:

Vixen said...

What I love about rainy season---Agbalumos!!!! Don't they only fruit during rainy season?

Ore said...

Oh, I don't like agbalumos at all! But, yes, I remember from school that they were in season about now.

Pilgrimage to Self said...

It still amazes me sometimes that it's the simple things that give us such pleasure. Take a day off work and veg out in bed. heeehehehehe ;-)

JJ said...

so true!
i'd take several rainy days over snow or icy conditions!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ore, i stumbled across your site and i was basically cracking up throughout. you keep things real and i like real folks.

i have some questions though. totally off da subject but i thought i could ask you. i am planning to move back home next year from Atlanta. thinking May or so. i am overwhelmed at the thought because i have not been home in 8 yrs. i went visiting once though and was quite impressed. how did you handle the transition (boston to naija)? did you pack all your things in a container and ship it home or did you do it in stages? Also i want to have my car sent from here to naija since it wpuld be doing nothing here. Perhaps it would be better to jsut sell it here and use the money to obtain another one in Naija. Who knows, i am just overwhelmed! Please if you do not mind, i need some pointers, advice, tips something. i am actually planning to also do my youth service nxt yr too.

Thanks, Evelyn

Pilgrimage to Self said...

blog Ore! Blog Ore! Blog Ore! Hey, where have you disappeared to? Stop depriving me of news from Lagos.

Just Kidding. Your blog has been pretty quiet though!

Ore said...

Pilgrimage, sorry for the silence. I have just been so busy here. Work has been very hectic for me and things have just been moving at a really frenetic pace. Hopefully, things should calm down by the end of this week.

Evelyn, I'll have to take time and write something detailed for you. I'm just checking my blog for the first time in days, so if you send me your email I'll write something.

Ore

Ore said...

Evelyn, you can email me at oreblogging@yahoo.com.

low said...

Ore, I second that. Im absolutely loving the rainy season. I think my only problem is getting my car washed only to get it dirty the second i drive out of my gate! Puddles and things!!! Oh well, we cant have it good all the time. See u at CD...:) You should know who this is !

2undeh said...

Ore,

What I wouldn't give to bask in the sunny weather of Naija. Oh......I love naija, I no go lie. Nice intiative you have about empowering women with IT.

Adunni said...

Earth to Ore!! Earth to Ore!!Earth to Ore!! where have you been. We've been missing your lovely posts.
Seriously though you haven't posted in a while which is ... well unusual.

Ore said...

Awww! I seem to be getting more comments from not posting than I do when I post regularly. LOL!!!!

@ low: Yes I will see you on Friday at City Hall, I believe.

Adunni, just been so busy lately especially in the past week. Well, things are going back to normal now.

Katy Jane said...

Thank the lord! I have been wondering if there was any such thing as a Nigerian feminist! I just broke off my engagement with a Nigerian man...he just really didn't get it. I love you! Keep it up!-K