Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Affirmations

This morning on my way into work, I ran into a co-worker. We chatted about the (horrible, disgusting) weather and she mentioned that she had an affirmation that she uses on days like this "the weather is like a hug." In effect, making something positive out of a hot, humid negative.

That led me to think that I need an affirmation. I started with "Adversity leads to growth." But that sounded too Dr. Phil.

That's when I came up with "I am a strong, black woman and ain't nobody gonna keep me down!"

That was followed by a giggle fit in the (very crowded) elevator.

14 comments:

palochi said...

I knew all along you were really Star Jones in disguise.

scottk said...

I actually like that one mind if I borrow it ?

PatCH said...

Oh Crash, that's just silly. Everyone knows you're not that strong.

Marc said...

You go, girl!

Jase said...

Strong, black woman? That's more like Oprah than Star Jones.. does that mean you're also going to drop 300 pounds so your head looks like a lolly pop?

Maddog said...

You can be a big strong black woman if it makes you happy. There are far worse things to be. And just think of the attitude you can pull off.

Brian, the 646 Guy said...

Star Jones? It's more like he's ripping of Kathy Griffin's last comedy show on Bravo....

David said...

What's so funny about the truth?

Wilde said...

My mantra about humidity is "Humidity is like being sat on by a wet elephant." Not positive enough? Okay, a PRETTY wet elephant....

Knottyboy said...

Oh my friggin' gawd!!! I love it. I am a strong, black woman. I will use this any time I feel oppressed by the outside world. Not to be confuzzled with, "I am a strong, black cup of coffee" or "I am a hung, black man". All of which are tastey in their own right.
kb

Crash said...

Sorry, kids, but if you're thinking Oprah, Star Jones or . . . um . . . Kathy Griffin, you're a few decades too late. When I say that to myself, I'm going to be picturing one of those big-Afro, hoop earring, tight clothes, 1970 blaxploitation heroines. She's got a black eye, a little blood on her lip, two hungry kids at home and she's using a broken bottle to fight off some purse-snatching junkie.

scottk said...

Amen thats what I thought of too !!!

Lee said...

Oh, Lawdy! I know I'm too tired...my brain just merged a few of these sayings into "I'm a pretty, strong, hung, wet, black elephant coffee lollypop."

Andy said...

I am loving this hot and (relatively, for New York) dry weather. This is why I want to get my fabulous ass back out to California, this is my idea of good weather for New Year's Eve. I don't even have the a/c on in my apartment, so the rest of you whiny bitches can suck it. ; )