Of Coffee and The Greatest


If you were having coffee with me, we would be having herbal tea with a hint of ginger, a pinch of cinnamon and a dash of honey. Never tried this? then you should!

I was feeling a bit under the weather and this was recommended as a home remedy to alleviate the symptoms of the common cold, and it tastes like sunshine.

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you how I woke up to the news that Muhammad Ali had passed away, he was The Greatest. I had a mini rant at someone who was saying gone too soon, I mean at 74 he was no spring chicken and he with his life he had been there and done that, so instead of all the sadness we must celebrate a life not less than ordinary.

The Greatest

A few of my favourite Muhammad Ali quotes:

‘I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale, handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick. I’m so mean I make medicine sick.’

‘Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.’ 

“Don’t count the days; make the days count.”

“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”

He proclaimed himself The Greatest like a self fulfilling prophecy

I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.

I’m not the greatest, I’m the double greatest

It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am.

“Braggin’ is when a person says something and can’t do it. I do what I say.”

and lastly:

Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you’re going to be right

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you how heartbroken I am that one of my long time celebrity crashes, Toni Braxton, is dating Birdman.

Toni Braxton



I mean how? I cant even right now, what do they even talk about. Ok, maybe the colour green does not look so good on me.

birdman1Please have a  biscuit we are dipping them into the peanut butter and then enjoying them peanut butter coated. It’s a curious recipe I picked up from boarding school and it makes me feel good, I could do with a pick me up I feel a little awful right now the cold, the heartbreak and all.

If you were having coffee with me, I would tell you what started as a sore throat the other day has turned into full blown cold. I even lost my voice for a little while and if you had been around earlier I would have asked you to help me find it. Funny thing about losing your voice, you can only speak in a whisper, and isn’t it weird how when you whisper to someone, They whisper back. There is something about whispering that makes the other person lean in and draw closer to you like they do the warmth of a fire, as if you are conspirators in the telling of a juicy secret.

I found it eventually, my voice; although I sound a little raspy like a gangster called Whispers from the movie Hoodlum.

If you were having coffee with me I would say that the herbal tea is working I feel so much better already, you should try it or maybe it could have been the couple of shots of whiskey I had, you know for medicinal purposes; I even added a generous dollop into the tea, you are not judging me right, this is my no judgement zone.

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you I posted this entry late because had no electricity the whole day something about the power utility doing maintenance work, at least I hope that’s what it was  and they were not low key sneaking in a load-shedding, I wouldn’t put it past them considering I have seen them do “annual” routine maintenance work at the hydroelectric power plant twice a month. On the upside we hardly have any power cuts due to load-shedding, but word on the street is that its because some major industries shut down and thus reducing demand on the national electricity grid, so there is no reason to be celebrating, what dark times we live in.

If you were having coffee with me I would say here is to an awesome week and thank you for the lovely visit, do drop by again



Muhammad Ali BBC

Toni Braxton NYmag

Birdman TraceTV

Toni and Birdman That Life


  1. As a kid I saw Mohamed Ali when he was at the height of his fame – still the Heavyweight Champ. I mean, there was a crowd of people around him and all, but it was still the thrill of my young life. His was a life to celebrate. Is your voice better? Yes, a little bit of “medicinal” whisky in tea with ginger and honey is great for the throat. I hope you have a great week!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. wow I can imagine thats the kinda stuff memories are made I bet it makes for fun story
      Oh am so much better now Thanks a lot ☻☺☻

      have an awesome week yourself

      Liked by 1 person

  2. “If you were having coffee with me I would tell you how heartbroken I am that one of my long time celebrity crashes, Toni Braxton, is dating Birdman.” I actually LOLd at this….sorry hako chete they say rudo ibofu…hahaha

    Ps Catching up on your blog so I’ll be spamming you with comments and likes 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    1. sha its blind *inserts picture of a blindfolded cupid aiming bow and and arrow indiscriminately*……
      actually wait love is not blind oh no its not blind… Love it closes its eyes.

      PS Thanks for all the love♥♥♥♥♥♥ much appreciate


  3. Hey B,

    I hate the smell of coffee, so if I was having coffee with you, I’d be so happy to try out that awesome sounding herbal tea concoction ( plus whiskey, no judgement 😀 ) .

    I find that the fear of death comes from the fear of not achieving relevance before one goes. Mohammed Ali achieved relevance and more. His name will never be forgotten, though it is sad that he’s gone.

    Tony Braxon and Birdman?! What an unexpected pairing.

    Lol @ “They whisper back” I quite like when the way I sound when I lose my voice, but I hate having colds though. I hope you are feeling better?

    We have annoying electricity issues in my country too, mostly because of poorly-thought out government policies.

    I really love how your post progressed!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for dropping by……
      it tastes as awesome as it sounds (the “erbal infusion” ☺☻ confession I am really much of a coffee aficionado but I do enjoy a cup from time to time……

      The pursuit of relevance ….. yeah thats some immortality right there, that is why I write ☺☻

      Love be blind hey ^_^

      And I am much better thanks….

      Mr government man doesnt quite think things through and tends to look out for number one…..



  4. I’ll have the coffee today. Three days ago, the tea would’ve been just the thing, without the whisky – no judgment, just not much into alcohol.

    I was a girl in the 70s, and mightily impressed by The Greatest in his physical prime. His presence? That never faded.

    He lived 74 years well. I don’t think it’s too soon, but I’ll still miss knowing he’s out there in the world.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank You for dropping by ^_^
      Coffee it is, kick starting the Friday (it is Friday Morning my time)
      Yeah I want to shake up the world too… its like some sorta immortality ^_^

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Friday means the busy part of the week for us, here. My Accomplice is a chef; he works weekends. We love Mondays and Tuesdays, which are the weekend for us.

        Here’s to shaking up the world in good ways!

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Try adding some garlic, cayanne pepper, lemons, and pineapple to the mixture. Your cold will be gone before you can complete the Ah-chooo! Hope you’re feeling much better. You always make me feel better when I read your posts. I don’t see the connection either between Birdman (who I had no clue who he was) and Toni. Maybe cupid is secretly laughing at that love affair :). Muhammad Ali called himself into greatness! That’s what we are told to do. You have to think positive!, and speak your greatness into existence! I loved all his quotes. Thanks for sharing. Feel better B.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I shall try to remember that for future reference thanks so much, I actually happen to love me some pepper, am all about that ‘erbal life ha!

      Glad reading my posts makes you feel better, that just makes my day to read….

      How can you not know Birdman hahahaha anyway now you know (at least sort of ☺)
      Cupid that blind little terror!!

      Be Positive

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Awesome post! As usual 😀 … Toni and Birdman is a really bad combination, it’s almost as bad as Khloe Kardashian and French Montana 😐 (hopefully you share my sentiments) 😉

    The Ali quotes were brilliant! I love how the electricity company does ‘annual’ maintenance twice a month LOL!

    Hopefully, you’re feeling better

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks ♥♥
      hahaha I absolutely agree its almost as bad that combination, but hey blind blind cupid, and me in the sidelines screaming I could have been the next best thing you never had hahahahahaha
      I feel oh so much better now, its great to be back to normal the things you take for granted lol


      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s