7 things you don’t know about me

This meme actually took me by surprise because I had it sitting in the ‘posts saved as drafts for a rainy day’ on my blog for a long time. They used to be 16 but I’ve trimmed them down in keeping with the title.

  1. Nobody’s ever seen me shave. I just turn up clean-shaven. I read Bandiet many many years ago before I got the first signs of stubble and for some reason I’ve stuck with a different shaving technique. Hugh Lewin had to shave with a broken mirror and soap at one point while he was in jail. I’ve only ever shaved with soap and cheap plastic shaving sticks — and I’ve never gotten bumps.

  2. I count the beats in any piece of music I listen to, trying to fit them into a pattern. Four and five beat tunes are my favorites — one of the reasons Pachelbel’s Canon in D is one of my alltime favorites.

  3. When I don’t like a particular incident in my life, I tell myself a different version of things until I almost begin to believe it. There’re things I’ve been telling myself for so many years I’m not sure which version really happened. In a way, it’s a great technique for getting over times I’ve goofed in the past.

  4. I don’t like physical contact, except the party involved is very close to me (and I can count the number of people who’re that close on one hand). Giving me a hug, holding my arm and touching my shoulder are some of the surest ways to alienate me if you’ve just met me, even if you’re a crush. Of course, handshakes don’t count.

  5. I love noise, which is surprising because I’m one of the quietest people you’ll probably meet. Only someone who truly loves to talk can get me to talk, and other times when I don’t want to say a word, I’d rather be with someone who talks for two — maybe three.

  6. I think scratching an itch in public is very unbecoming, unless it happens to be under my chin — funny, I seem to get those when I feel an overwhelming urge to be more macho.

  7. I love children. They’re about the only people I can communicate with without being pretentious — or quiet. I guess it’s the part of me that wants to go back to being a child.

  8. Oops, I think there should be an eighth. I like to disprove people’s notions of me — sometimes. If you find me prudish, I tend to expose my other, very uninhibited side. It gets annoying because I can’t understand why the heck I try to sound stupid to people who think I’m smart, and smart to people who think I look stupid — that includes ‘blowing grammar’ and confusing a Walmart salesgirl who once talked to me like a retard. Wait, that never happened but I’ve done something like that before. Now where did that take place? Is that Number 3 overwrite mode at work?


  1. haha i love number 8…. doing things just to spite people…. πŸ™‚

  2. Akin says:

    I have to point out point 8: sometimes when that itch becomes a nightmare that you just have to scratch and it just happens to be in public, well, I guess it’s time to improvise.

    Good to hear from you bro. Was down with inflamed muscles near my rib cage. Now back in action. How did your project finally go??


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  4. I love Pachebel’s Cannon too. No. 8 sounds like the kind of thing I would do. No. 4 just makes you plain scary.
    Welcome back from your brief out away from blogville.

  5. uzo says:

    Not liking physical contact – that’s new….

  6. Jaycee says:

    Fresh boy, no pimples & no bumps…u go shweetie…

    Lolll…u better start liking physical contact, ok? Ur future girlfriend will need to be hugging u…I’m just saying.

    You love children, EXCELLENT…ahn ahn…and we haven’t even started our therapy sessions (our talks abt romantism) yet…I’m very PLEASED…

    Talk to u later…I’ll FB u soon…

  7. #8 is funny.U over exert yourself to shock the person.
    #4 is understandable.
    #5, I love classical music, but have never counted beats.

  8. Calabar Gal says:

    It seems a lot of men love talking to kids. Its their innocence I suppose that allures you guys I presume? LOL!!

  9. onada says:

    i dont care where the itch is…i always find a way to itch it. Itches drive me crazy LOL.Nice blog entry.

  10. delilah 3 says:

    Can I scratch your chin?

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  12. Afropinay says:

    Hmm I have the most sensitive skin and if it itches,can’t be bothered, I’ll scratch. Before I used to care, but now, not everyone was born with the same skin or same biological conditions or whatever u want to call it. Some public Dos and Donts can be soo overrated, but thats just my IMO. πŸ™‚

  13. Azuka says:

    Sounds like something you’d love. Did you try that aftershave yet?

    I’m not sure about those funny itches. I’ve had some really bad ones but in the end, I either bear it out — or pretend to have to use the bathroom. The project’s on hold now.

    I’m stuck. I haven’t been able to write for a while…

    In my head and around me
    I’m not that scary πŸ˜‰

    Yeah, touchy touchy people creep me out.

    Of course there’s got to be some trust before I get a future girlfriend so touching will definitely be okay. Romantism? That’s new!

    Calabar Gal
    I think children are the sanest people everywhere πŸ˜‰

    I’m used to it — even when some wicked nurse prescribed some chloroquine to me without piritin, I’d stand it out in public but when I was all alone, it was scratch, scratch, scratch!

    Er, that’s reserved.

    Well that’s just something I’ve never wanted to be caught doing!

  14. idemili says:

    Awwww! Baby! Our number 4’s are the same.

  15. Jem says:

    i am around oooo. i see you have a new blog?? i shall be visiting

  16. i’ve been chilling with the aftershave, but that reminded me of how i scared one girl half to death by trying to spin out in a parking lot….. yea, just because she told me not to….. fun times man, fun times…..

  17. chidi says:

    i love number 7….i like children alot except those ones that scream out their lungs when you try to hold them/carry them.

  18. Princess says:

    I really do not like the whole touchy-feely thing. It irritates me too sometimes but i guess u take the lead in that aspect.

  19. nyemoni says:

    Hey you!!!!!!! I loved this one… lawl, No. ^ and 8 were funny but you cheated! Hahaha!

  20. confused naija girl says:

    scatching unbecoming?
    i am with u on the physical contact thing. hated it in high school but i am okay with it now.

  21. Kafo says:

    good to have you back

    i’m still thinking of your number 8

  22. i agree children are the most honest and innocent of people.. no wonder why you feel as you do

  23. idemili says:

    Azuka, do you love me enough to design me a newer, sexier template?

  24. Keshi says:

    Very interesting facts abt ya Azuka πŸ™‚

    I dun like physical contact too…unless with loved-ones ofcourse. And I need personal space when I talk to someone.


  25. Araceli says:

    Nice to have you back….I love kids too

  26. Ishtar says:

    Wow Azuka, not a bad fan club you have there! I think they’re trying to tell you it’s time to add another post!

    Cheers from Niger (the neighboring country, not the state Niger)


  27. mareepossa says:

    :0)) I love number 8!
    You are lucky you can use a shaving stick and not get bumps. I could never use a shaving stick even if my life depended on it.

  28. Azuka says:

    Stuck in My Throat
    I think a lot of the art of the old days — music, painting, architecture, etc — had its appeal in symmetry. I’m not sure that’s something so prominent today.

    Et tu? πŸ˜›

    Great to see you’re still around.

    You sure do crazy stuff with cars…

    Oh, carrying isn’t too important. I usually can tell the ones that don’t want to be touched but I’ve been wrong a lot of times.

    Well, touchy touchy is preferable to listening to my elder brother tell you a story. He simulates the characters, acting out the beating and all on you πŸ˜€

    Cheated? How?

    Well, that’s just me. I don’t seem to mind if it’s others though…

    Done yet?

    Yeah, I identify best with people who still have a little of the child in them. Funny, I just realized that now…

    Nothing conclusive, but we’ll see…

    Now that you mention it, I dislike people who talk right into my face. Something about them being the most likely to spray spittle. Urggggh!

    I’m glad to be back.

    Oh, I know which Niger you’re talking about. Good job you’re doing there with Eden.

    Don’t tell me you’re one of those girls with a beard (maybe a mustache)? πŸ˜†

  29. mari says:

    Very funny, Azuka!

  30. isisplayground.blogspot.com says:

    seriously! do you do that?! i mean no. 3, telling yourself the version u are comfortable with… i had a cousin who did that so often his parents took him to see a doctor, they were afraid he was schizophrenic

  31. wow…I do that number three as well..after awhile when am tryin to remember the real incident I can’t its that one which I’ve forced myself to believe that I remember…It scares me cuz…I am afraid I myt tell my granchildren fibs when I wanna tell them about ma youth..

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