It’s only four days until my house warming party and I’m a combination of excited and jittery. Excited, because my friends from my time at university and school are scattered all over the country and I haven’t seen them in months. Jittery because I am not the only person inviting people to this party, my housemate insisted on having a say in the matter.
Now, this may be fair, after all it’s his house too, but he can be somwhat… indescriminate about these things. It seems a proportion of the invited guests seriously dislike each other.

Conflict, the ultimate spice to any social gathering…

It’s only four days until my house warming party and I’m a combination of excited and jittery. Excited, because my friends from my time at university and school are scattered all over the country and I haven’t seen them in months. Jittery because I am not the only person inviting people to this party, my housemate insisted on having a say in the matter.
Now, this may be fair, after all it’s his house too, but he can be somwhat… indescriminate about these things. It seems a proportion of the invited guests seriously dislike each other.

Conflict, the ultimate spice to any social gathering…

Are you a freak?

Need to be unique: 49%
Need to NOT conform: 84%
Willingness to express dissent: 82%
Overall: 66%

I guess that makes me 2/3 freak! Not bad… not bad at all…

Finally! My chance to get the big bucks has arrived in my inbox! Here’s what I have been offered:

Dear Sir,
I am Hammed Abacha,Son to the former Military head of state Late Gen.Sani Abacha who died suddenly as a result of Cardiac Arrest one early morning,I was called by my Late father Gen. Sani Abacha who at that time was the chief in Commander of the Army and President of Nigeria,He conducted me round the apartment and showed me three metal boxes of money all in foreign Exchange.My late father told me He was to use the
money for the settlement of his personal royal guard on his self -Succession Bid and Campaigns.
Upon His Tragic and unexpected death,the new civilian Governmet has insisted on probing my family’s Financial resources and has gazettes all our properties.Also,they recently sized all the known family funds abroad with the assistance of the British Government.It is only this money US$160,000,000.00 (One Hundred and Sixty Million Dollars Only) that he deposited with a security Company Vault in Europe that they can not trace because,the funds were deposited as (Antiquity)African Art work from
Nigerian Art Gallery,The family intended to use this money for investment purpose to enable the family start life again.
Therefore,the family is urgently in need of a “very Reliable Investor Participant”that we could entrust with the certificate of deposit and(PIN)Personal Identification Number Code to help us remove the Funds”Since no names were used in securing the
vault”.I got your email address and Name from our Chambers of Commerce office in Lagos-Nigeria,if the proposal is acceptable to you,after getting the money
out of the security company Vault to your country, My family has agreed to offer you 25% of the total sum for the assistance you rendered to us.And in addition,Bank the family own part of the Funds and asist us in Investing(with my approval on project).As
a front for us until the situation becomes more favourable for us to now meet and discuss the way forward,most especially now that my elder brother Mohammed and I are under pressure from the government.

Please,Kindly state your early response immediately on this Email address: hamedabacha@yahoo.com for more details on the logistics and modalities if you are
interested in “working partnership” so that we can arrange meeting in Togo at the sercurity company.
NOTE:I do not need to remind you of the absolute secrecy and confidentiality that this transaction demands. Communication is strictly on the above email.If you are not interested,Please kindly reply me immediately to enable me search for another interested partner.

Thanks and accept my regards,
Hammed Abacha.

For the curious, the last entry to the Journal was a random Goth quote generator, which I stole from this site. It amused me. What can I say, I’m easily pleased.

In other news, I’m detecting an undercurrent in the work politics that suggests I may be removed from the Paris project. They’re bastards, but hey, it’s possible to get sick of even Paris and I’m getting itchy feet again.
Where will they send me next? Cologne? Oslo? Wales? All these are potentials. Or maybe I should just ‘work from home’ for a little while.

According to this site, my cyborg name would be S.T.E.P.H.A.N.: Synthetic Transforming Entity Programmed for Hazardous Assassination and Nullification.

Well, I have finally moved house. It was much less fuss than I had anticipated it being and there’ve been friends around every day since the move. It’s nice that people can actually now come and visit me. I feel like I have awakened from a long sleep where I was blinded by dreams of shackles and solitude.

This morning I received a comment on my Travelogue from a random passerby. This has pleased me so much that I may well resurrect the Travelogue and some more anecdotes.

What can I say, I’m an attention whore. 🙂