First things first, an s/o to all the international readers and viewers – I have noticed A TONNE of views from the US (emphasis on the ‘ne’) which has made me feel quite powerful and vulnerable at the same time. Appreciate the effort and I’m really sorry I’ve been bashing on you guys a lot lol – still find it a bit justified but bottom line is – no hard feelings yes? Lakini bado I’ll write in my broken Kiswahili and Sheng. KATAMBEEE
Ok so Here by Alessia Cara has just come on – God its been like 4 YEARS – wow, still slaps; but inanikumbusha of my reinventing-myself-as-an-introvert phase and JESUS CHRIST WHAT A MESS THAT WAS. Idk if it was peer pressure or what but all of a sudden there was this wave that brought about these brands like extroverted and the one sent by the devil himself: sapiosexual. Honestly some of you were and are still being honest about it but nyinyi wengine
Even WordPress has highlighted it, that’s how you know that humanity is bound for doom. But anyway, at least some good came out of it: uhhhh this blog? Yeah I’ve been able to turn cheesy ad-libs into 3 years of stories and no one has filed a complaint yet. So we’re good I guess!
Back to main story, being a handyperson – different from a handsy person because that’s disgusting.
So this piece can practically be an ode to my pops, of how he can almost literally fix anything – it’s scary. Like honestly, I wish I were being paid to say this but you should know of how long we had that grey – is it grey- Phillips iron box – yees hiyo ya Waafrika hiyo.
God knows the number of times I’ve heard: Ah that’s just the fuse; later when I learnt some physics I’d say sth useless like wOw, i think it’s sth to do with the latency in the wires. Latency. I’ve seen that word in like 5 different topics in high school and university, and I still don’t know what it means.
I believe my dad’s mad troubleshooting skills contribute to this country’s economy in its own twisted way lmao. At some point no month would pass without him buying green and black electric tape, and super glue. But come to think of it, that was a red flag, that we needed new stuff lol; but still it has greatly influenced my cheapness and I’m HELLA proud of it.
Oh another thing I’m proud of; those ‘holding the torch for him as he fixes the car’ moments have kinda paid off. Well, nitajua vizuri nikipata gari yangu – don’t be so loud smh
Speaking of being on your own, I feel like that’s coming up soon and naogopa I won’t know ANYTHING. Legit I can be horrible when it comes to thinking on my feet, it usually comes in after like a 1.5 hour breakdown (yes I’ve done the maths – that’s how you should know i’m serious
lo. nope – the lol would ruin the gravity of the situation.
It’s like killing insects yes? Personally if it doesn’t start flapping its wings wanting to take off from the ground, we good ok – its just that I always use slippers za dad lmao. For some odd reason they’re just HEAVY AF so when it lands on the bug it’s done in one instant yeah. You know just crushes it and the exoskeleton does that krrrch sound; I mean whew-
Ok that escalated quickly, namaliza tu saaai saaai
Either way I believe I’m still ok. Cause a few months ago he broke something (can’t remember what) and everyone just
Look at me airing our dirty laundry. But fr doe I’m 100% comfortable knowing that I can fix anything technological – ESPECIALLY converting a PDF to a Word document.
stream Riptide by Vance Joy.