I can't for the life of me think of something to blog about. I think a hiatus is seriously in order. Well whenever this happens all I can do let my fingers play with the keyboard.
My fellow male bloggers out there, do you remember the good old days of kudandia? This was when you would imitate makanga/ matatu touts style of jumping on or off the matatu or manyanga while it was still in motion? It was during that activity important physics lessons were reiterated, such as an object in motion stays in motion and the law of gravity.
I had a friend who used to live on one of those routes where there were no matatus but KBS buses only. So things would get rather hectic come rush hour and to get home the only thing one could do is enter the door of the bus and add themselves to the throng of humanity in there.
It was a rainy day and my friend did not see how he was going to spend any more time in town being soaked, so he attempted to force his way into the bus via the back door. The sheer mass of people hanging on the door was slowly pushing him out of the now slowly moving bus; he saw one of the steel rods that he thought was the poles in the bus and reached for it.
As he grabbed on it was steady for a moment but then began to move. What happened next was a blur as he found himself on the wet tarmac entangled in arms, legs and two pieces of metal.
In his haste he had mistaken a cripple's crutch for one of the poles in the back of the bus and held onto it, and ended up pulling the cripple out of the bus onto the everwelcoming wet tarmac. It just wasn't his day.
Another pal of mine was on what we used to think of as one of the coolest matatus in the neighbourhood and thought he would embark in style by leaping off while it was still in motion (dandia style). What he hadn't figured out was that the matatu was moving faster than it looked. He jumped off and couldnt run fast enough and ended up falling and rolling.
The matatu stopped and my friend tried to save face by pretending he was fine and walking off but the makanga stopped him and the driver began to lecture him in front of the chics in the mat he was trying to impress. As the lecture was going on an elderly lady turned to the driver and told him, "usimpigie kelele sana, ni kihii" (don't make so much noise at him, he's just a boy); thus completely tasering his ego! Ah those were the days.
Nothing beats memories.............
In other news. I was going through my usual soccer news and came across these jewels.
Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has painted a grim picture of life in England. "The food is truly catastrophic, and it rains all the time. When there's no training or match, it's a DVD under the quilt to keep warm." But the Frenchman insists he is happy at Old Trafford. He added: "Each day I thank God to be playing in a club like this." - The food might be catastrophic here too but at least it doesn't rain as much as it does over there. No wonder Brits don't smile that much.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has criticised the club's fans for being too quiet during their unbeaten run at Stamford Bridge. He said: "It's winter now and to sing and move is good to fight against the temperature. For a team with this record at home, I think the players deserve more support." (Various) - Let's be honest if you knew that bar a major cock up or effort from the other team, would you bother cheering for your team? Or even go for games, I hear that Chelsea is having a hard time selling tickets because many people prefer to watch the games at home due to the price and the fact that the outcome of the game more often than not is inevitable.
There was a countdown on MTV of the top 10 best and worst games of all time according to viewers, and a personal favorite of mine showed up as the number 3 best game of all time. Street Fighter 2! Yes in my younger days I used to love me some video games. One of the most repeated statements when playing Street Fighter was.... wait for it......"But I was blocking!"
Damn that was some good fun! They don't make games like they used to....Haduken!!!!
Have a nice day all!