At this juncture, I think it is the perfect time to mention my encounter with my old friend Shope Ogunkeye (whom I've mentioned before). She indeed was one of the few girls with which I was safe long before I ever attained the safe height. In fact we used to compete, albeit in jest, to see who was taller. This past month, I was able to meet up with her in Ibadan and I discovered that the competition was over.

However for the first time in a long time, I actually won! - and it was a decisive victory. So whether or not this interests you, I have decided to record that moment here for posterity - and the infinite possibilities it provides for teasing Shope.

The first attempt of which is her new nickname "Mini Mouse". Which contrary to it's appearance is not only meant to be a term of ridicule but also a term of endearment. Because she's just that cute and tiny 🙂 So Mini, this one's for you. Thanks for putting up with me all these years.