Wednesday, February 24, 2010

2 long weeks!

I can't believe I've been away from my blog for two whole weeks! It's a crying shame. Shame, shame ,shame on me! LoL. But I do have I excuses, which I consider to be legit.....I've been extremely busy.   Everytime I sat down to write a new post, I remembered something else that I had to do, so I stopped withoug finishing. Even as I'm writing this I can think of at least five other things that I probably should be doing, but it's time to break this negative trend....................... :)

Take last week for example. Last week I launched a new campaign for my business, The Meat Pie Girl.

I started selling meatpies last year after seeing how much my family, friends, and basically anyone who tried them told me how good they were. I sold a little for a few months, then I kind of let it go. I stopped advertising and everything and really didn't get any orders.  But since I've been looking for ways to make extra money, I decided to wake the sleeping giant. Lol.....

I felt my biggest problem was lack or advertising, so for now, I've been using texts, Facebook status updates,  and The Meat Pie Girl Inc. page on to advertise. I'm working on my flyer right now, and I should be done by the end of the day.

This is the first text ad that I sent around through mass text. I took it right after slaving in the kitchen in my bummy clothes. Next one I do I'm going to have to dress nice and make the ad look fly and stuff. Hahahaha.....The words that went with it were: Order your meatpies today! 5 for $3! Exclusively from The Meat Pie Girl Inc.

I'm selling the meatpies for 5 for $3 and so far the response has been pretty good. I make them every morning and bring them to school with me. Yeah, so that's taking a lot of my time. But I think it's gonna be worth it.

Along with all the things I pile on my plate to do, I've agreed to teach these little girls Igbo dance. I don't even know how I got myself caught up with that. Well actually I do. One of my friends knew a lady who was looking for someone to teach these kids, and he suggested my sister. But seeing as how she doesn't drive and can be a little unreliable (lol) I ended up agreeing to to do it. I told her that I'm not a professional; I don't even consider myself that well-versed in the art of Igbo dance. But she said she just wanted someone who was willing to do something. So I agreed.

Actually, the only reason my friend suggested us is because last year my sister, me, and two other guy friends did an Igbo traditional dance at our school's African cultural show. 

That's me on the end.  Igbo Kwenu! Lol...

It was fun and all, but I don't really feel that qualified me to be teaching anybody. Though I did teach my dance class some Igbo dance moves last semester. But none of them were Igbo, so they wouldn't have known the difference if I didn't do it quite right anyway! Hahahaahah....

Anyways, I met the little girls (and some of their brothers) last Friday. They were so cute! I can't wait to get started working with them. They showed me the dance the performed last time, a makossa dance.

Then their moms got up and started dancing. :)

After taking pictures, I joined in. If you know anything about me, you would know that I love to dance. If I hear good music, you can count on it! Lol...

On Saturday we had our Haiti benefit dinner and it was pretty good. Later that night, one of my friends had a birthday party. You know the kind, blasting Naija/African jams. It was really fun.

 I danced myself silly and went right to sleep when I got home, as is my habit with events of that sort. Hahahahaha.....

So that's just a little of the stuff that's been keeping me busy these days. But I'll do my best not to neglect my blog anymore! :)


  1. Good luck with meat pie girl inc!! u said u take them to school every morning? i take it that there are lots of nigerians/africans/caribbeans at ur school? lol @ the guys in wrappers!!

    keep blogging jare :)

  2. hmmnn yummy! wish you all the best in your new business.

  3. Onosetale: There are quite a lot of Nigerians and other Africans at my school. And then there are those that just love us and our culture! Lol....But I'm finding that meatpies are a food that cross many cultural boundaries because they're made with ingredients anyone can recognize: ground beef, potatoes, carrots, flour......It's not like egusi or okra soup where an American will look at and be like "Eeewww, what's that?" Lol.... I will and I will keep blogging, self.....Hahahha.. :)

  4. Femme Lounge: Thanks for the well wishes! It's much appreciated. If you have any Michigan peeps send them my way via the link to my Meat Pie page on Facebook! Lol....Thanks! ;)

  5. Wow, just joined your facebook page. Congrats on your business and all the best. The meatpies really look yummy!

  6. Myne, thanks for stopping by again and joining The Meat Pie Girl facebook page! :) I will be getting your book soon!

  7. I so admire your entrepreneurial initiatives, Chidinma! I've dubbed 2010 Year of the Entrepreneur but so far I've done nothing. You're inspiring me.

  8. Thank you Good Naija Girl! We thank God. :) I think I remember that you like crafts and creative stuff. Are you thinking about something along those lines?

  9. Ooooohhhhh! They look so good!!!! I wish i still lived in Detroit so I could order.