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.
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.”
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.
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.
Please 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
Toni and Birdman That Life