IMG_2160Life

The smell of rain on concrete

Letters in my postbox

Winter jackets

WordPress

When it’s not too cold

Nieces, nephews and cousins

Poetry

Dapo

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New emails from unknown people

Computers

Blogging

Rasheed

Fall

Internet

Vera in her elements

Ifeoluwa

New emails from known people

Bicycles

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Kunle

Blog readers

Unoma

Cars

Ayo Enitan Alabi

Telephone

Non-random Facebook friend requests

Ivor Hartmann

Friends online and offline

Maha Rawan Salem

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Instant messaging

Ben

Lizzy Omote me

SMSes

Skype

Prof. Ogundeji

Cameras

My Chris-es (all of them)

Tayo when she smiles, when she’s generally happy, naughty, or when she threatens to break my head.

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Yemi Adesanya ๐Ÿ™‚

Bukkies ๐Ÿ˜‰

“Clarissa”

Rhode Island

Native wears

Adesuwa, when she laughs or giggles.

Lemonade

Twitter following by non-aliens

Popcorn

Pounded Yam

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Omolara

Egusi soup

Pizza

Temite, when her tweet begins with “OMG”

Prof. Afolayan

Buki

Laitan Olatubosun

Dimeji

Richard

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Fabulola when she’s so flippin possessive ๐Ÿ˜›

Movie theatres

Room A52, Mellamby Hall

LS

Maya Angelou

FLTA Busola

Bola

Tola

Rayo

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Eugene B. Remond

Mafoya

Delphic

Benches in public parks

Holly

Rudy Wilson

Amatoritsero

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Sara

Hot water

Cindy

Dolphins

Kim

Teddy

Books

DVDs

Street signsIMG_2437

My iPod

Laverne Wilson

234next.com, and their comments section

Francis Egbokhare

Mrs Akintunde

Duvets

Bimbo Benson

That little boy Aloofar, when I make him real raving mad. It reminds me of why I should have had a little brother.

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Socks

Detergent

Quarters and cents

Pillows

Kelly Carlin

Bumight, when she used to leave comments

My students, when they’re not trying to escape our class singing sessions

Adeleke Adesanya

Uche Peter Umez

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My students when they speak Yoruba

Reham, when she’s not being annoying or incomprehensible.

Audrey, when she’s not mistakenly speaking French to me or just being silly unnecessarily ๐Ÿ˜›

My colleagues at the department

Helen

Chicago

Google Analytics

Ron Schaefer

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Cranberry juice, even though I still don’t know why I buy it.

Grapes! ๐Ÿ™‚

Apples

Bike helmets

George Carlin

Turkey, when it’s cooked in Nigerian pepper soup, and not baked the American way.

Belinda Carstens

Geet Vanaiik

Strong women

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Colours

Folasade, when she’s not making funny Yoruba comments on my Facebook pictures

Mohammedย Ademilokun when we talk about his favourite subjects

Folake Oyedepo when she’s wearing one of those really nice African attires

Clement Odoje when he speaks his native dialect

Morakinyo when he is a little less tense, or flattering.

Fulbright

Karen Forsyth

Living!

* This my 180th post on this blog since it began in August, and since it’s Thanksgiving, these are a few of the things I’m grateful for, and more. There are so many things to ย be thankful for. I don’t think I can exhaust this list.

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