Sunday, March 22, 2009


The award above was given to me by my Poeticallytinted.And she considered my blog and its content brilliant hence. This Award will not be complete if I don't do the meme that comes with it, which in my opinion I am doing again. Well, I am sure I can find 10 new things to share about me.

Thanks Poeticallytinted!

  1. You must brag about it
  2. You must include the name of the blogger who bestowed the award on you and link back to the blogger
  3. You must choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have seven friends (lol).
  4. Show the seven random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog. Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.
  5. List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself. Then pass it on!

Here the torture begins:
  1. I have always wanted to pierce my nose. Got it done in India at last.
  2. I have been trying to grow dreadlocks since 2004 and was always putting it off for one excuse or the other. Now I have started. Poeticallytinted be ready to gimme tips.
  3. I used to think I will make a great politican but now I think the only thing I can do best is ACTIVISM. Gonna stick to that. I don't want politics dragging my name in the mud
  4. I am not an early riser. My body wakes up fully at 7am but I had to be up 5:30am. It's a battle till date.
  5. I am a misfit accountant. I wonder how I was misguided to do the course in the first place. Now I want to go back for law. Wish me luck everyone. Thank you, thank you
  6. I don't believe the crap about people don't change especially when it has to do with belief system and orientation. I am a living proof and change is the only constant thing in life!
  7. I don't wear a wedding ring. Should I?
  8. Mrs. is boring to me. I don't like being addressed as such. Ms. is better and cool
  9. I am a rebel and you don't want to see me angry!
  10. I am a "practice what you preach damsel". I don't encourage people to do X and Y without me doing it myself. If I preach feminism, that's sure my way of life. If I preach equality, that's sure my way of life!

Passing this award on to:
  1. Sokari
  2. Writefreak
  3. Geebee
  4. Adaeze
  5. Tigress
  6. Blazing
  7. Sugabelly


bArOquE said...

abeg your blood too hot..&about the ring, that one consine you & rebel. LOL

Kafo said...

na wa ooo

congrats on the award

this is interesting info

Afrobabe said...

Put on ur wedding

Buttercup said...


wow, i've just seen a new side to u..i like!!!!

dreads and a pierced nose? i wud never have!

u r right, change is constant but there is always an exception to every rule, u know..

but yea, what does Standtall Husband feel about u not wearing the ring?

Buttercup said...

hope u had a fab weekend!

Geebee said...

Wao, this is fabulous. Thanks a mil for the award. The pierce on the nose thing is cool. I got one on my left ear in 2006 and it hurt like hell! Politician? I’m glad you turned out an activist. P’haps you would have been in one scandal or the other if you had turned to politics, you know how rotten the Nigerian political scene is. Misfit accountant, Lazy riser, Rebel, Boring Mrs, etc . . . I sure know much more about StandTall now. Such honesty is remarkable and I hope I can do the same when I do mine. Thanks for the award once again.

Tigeress said...

:):):):) Thank u so much for the award. Now i understand what u meant be tagging me. Hopefully i'll be able to come up with 10 interesting things about myself.

U dont wear ur ring? interesting. How does Mr. Standall feel about it?

Make sure u take picture of ur dreads.

Funms-the rebirth said...

hmmm wedding ring? what has Mr got to say........ wish i had the courage to grow dreadlocks

poeticallytinted said...

I thought you said ten new things! I know all of them but the nose piercing! But babes you know I love you. You are one helluva woman!

LG said...

re:I don't wear a wedding ring. Should I? huh????? :-)

BacktoNaija said...

Girl, you’re interesting! Obviously not one to be defined by society’s expectations. I also thought about going the locks route, but not sure it’ll suit the shape of my face. A number of people I know (though the minority) don’t wear wedding bands. When it’s a married man though, I tend to be suspicious. But it’s a personal thing. I assume your husband doesn’t wear one either?

FFF said...

u don't wear ur wedding ring? wow. while am not into d whole mrs thing (i refused to change my name after d wedding. i still go by my dad's surname), am proud of my wedding ring. 4 me, it's a reminder of my wedding day & d quickest way to discourage flirty men.

u have dreadlocks now. wow. welcome 2 d club. i've worn mine 4 nearly 3 years now & i love it. it gets so beautiful d longer it grows & i get a kick outta watching pple stare at my hair. initially, i tot of cutting d hair after 5 years but i think i'll keep it till i grow tired of it. which i don't see happening soon, cos i even make job preferences based on which company i feel will let me keep my locks.

FFF said...

oh, & can someone tell me where i can get tatooed in lagos

Adaeze said...

Yayness! I've been tagged by one of the most powerful bloggers! I've done it before, but I guess this one is a bit different and I'll do it's good exercise, lol.

Standtall, I so do admire you, and thought of you today as I had a very heated discussion about equality today. Will try to post about it.
I LOVE your point about CHANGE. It is so true. The only constant thing in life. I want to put that quote on my blog :-D

LusciousRon said...

I bow for you!
I have always wanted to pierce my nose but I think of the pain (is it bad?) also my career choice won't allow me.

Goodluck on the law. Plenty books to read o!

Grow dreads? I wish I wish.

aloted said...

ehn hen...this ur list is revealing o and hawt..pierced nose, dreads, no wedding ring...

pls wear ur wedding ring ...just wear it :)

i am also not an early riser..if i had my way i will wake up at 11am everyday

Olufunke said...

Na wa for you o!
pierced nose, dreads.....I'm imagining.....
Its good not to always want to go with the flow.

We'll be waiting to celebrate your call to bar!

As per the you and husband matter, last time I checked, there was no constitutional law to that effect!

Congrats on the award, you deserve it.

StandTall-The Activist said...

@ Baroque: My blood is too hot? LOL
And I am a rebel too (let me catchyou!)

@ Kafo: Interesting info? Lol

@ Afrobabe: Why?

@ Buttercup: thanks dear. Yes there are exceptions but the ones I have being seein so far are those that will not let go of barbaric beliefs

Geebee: I found you to be an honest guy in your school days story series...

@ Tigress: I am impatiently waiting to read the 10 honest things about you. It will be lovely. Standtall Husband dont use either. We are both in the same bus (lol)

@ Funms-the-rebirth: Try the locks experience, you may love it. BTW what happen to your courage? Mr. isn’t wearing one too (lol)

@ Peoticallytinted: you would have seen the nose had we seen since my Bangalor trip.
Infact you haven’t seeing the dreadlocks. I am sure most of these are not new to you but I have not mention them on my blog in my past meme. That was what I meant by “new things about me”. Lol


@ BacktoNaija: Lol about get suspicious when married men don’t wear rings. Hubby is quick to say my wife this and my wife that even despite his ringless finger (lol). Try the locks for a while, you may be surprise that it will suit your face

@ FFF: Lol at “I refuse…” my dear it’s not a refusal but a choice. I do same. I haven’t change my surname and I don’t think I am going to but sometime I use hyphenated surnames. Now, you have encouraged me to make my locks grow and grow… I will try using different colours on them as they grow firm and strong. I am looking for a tattoo parlour too. As soon as I find a nice place, I will share the info with you.

@ Adaeze: Thanks for trying to do it again. I cant wait! I will like to read the post about equality discussion you had. I have being in countless discussion of that nature, so heated and so aggressive if I may say so…

@ LusciousRon: Thanks for wishing me well. I think I am ready to read those books, I hope they wont bore me to death! The nose piercing wasn’t too painful. I survived (lol). Are you sure there is a career choice that will not accept piercing of nose?

@ Aloted: Lol. Hmmm the wearing of the wedding ring or the lack of it won’t make me either bad or good.. But if you are persuasive enough and tell me why you think I shd consider it persuasively (lol). I may give it a thought

@ Olufunke: Yes no constitutional law to the “wearing of the wedding or lack of it”. Good to hear this from a lawyer perspective or am I wrong? Hoping to be your colleague one day …
BTW, you think I am going with the flow or I am against it? (lol)

Ms. SpicyTee said...

LOL@ preach feminisim...
You may see my blog,there an article on dreads that might help you...
As per the ring thingy..pls put ur ring back asap and let the single guys know see d single girls remaining to be hook..Cos u go dey cause truble with ur new sexy,crazy look.

StandTall-The Activist said...

@ Ms. Spicy Tee: Lol at putting the ring on. I am not being harrased by any man and if they bring it on, I am capable of dealing with it...

I will check up your blog on the lock post. Are you on locks?

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