Friday, January 23, 2009

Happy Enough to Shut the F*ck Up

In the vein of the saying, “Better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and confirm it,” I’ve been quietly content of late. My spirit is in a great place and I’m consistently happy – in general. I have my health – and I’m no longer a smoker! Now, let’s be clear, I’m forever an addict that can’t “sleep” on cigarettes, but I have beat the initial physical withdrawl of quitting. This weekend I again pick-up where I left off and return to the gym. My goal is to work-out hard and feel great; I’m sure the aesthetic results of weight loss and muscle tone will soon follow. My relationship with BD is in a good place; I love him, he loves me and we’re appreciating every moment we have together. I still have my job and was even given a raise and small bonus at a time when the industry I work for is dropping folks like flies; professionally, I’m blessed. So, as I ticked-off these items from my “be-happy” list, I realized that I don’t have much to say. Add to my personal blessings the fact that we now have a President of color, a female Secretary of State and a hopeful American public and you can actually say that come what may, 2009 has gotten off to a great start. So, I may not be doing a great deal of posting to my blog, but I am doing some good living. I’m laughing a lot; I’m relaxed about my future and I’m even considering an addition to my family – a puppy. For the record, I still have Busta and he will be 10-years old this May, but I may just have a large breed pup join the household. Here’s to being silent – even if we’re thought a fool – because it’s so embarrassing to watch folks open their mouths and confirm it.

On Blast
What celebrity did you admire initially, only to be disappointed when they sat down for a one-on-one interview?

Keep passin’ the open windows…


Ty said...

I'm glad that things are going well for you. I have to agree, this is the first time in a long time that I have felt so optimistic after an election and I feel it in the air.

As far as celebrities that have not lived up to my expectations, I would have to say Amy Winehouse. I really loved her music until I found out that she frequents the "n" word. And I mean the "n" word with the "er" at the end.

Anonymous said...

I was a fan of Beyonce' until she became a duh-duh-duh deer caught in headlights during interviews. More brains, less booty please.

This year is going ok so far. Still fighting Identity Theft issues, still fighting with the Co-Op and the way they are trying to rob working class folks. Still fighting with my sons to do right by doing well in school. I have been consumed by the good fight. Sorry I haven't spoken to you in a minute. You know I love you though : )

~Kahlua~ said...

I'm with Cas and say Beyonce without a doubt. She's beautiful, talented and all that but she's definitely one who needs to just stand there and be pretty---and STFU! LOL

Glad '09 is treating you so well darlin. Been thinking alot about you and bracing myself for the "big quit" in the coming weeks. I'm tired of smoking...been smoking a little less each day that goes by. Hugs for you and the family. Love you!

ShawnQt said...

Im really happy for you, u are my hope! LOL

jerzey_reality said...

Im happy that ur happy. Thanx for the reminder of the things we should all be happy about. Health, love, happiness, and a brighter future

bLaQ~n~MiLD said...

The Secretary of State was a female before this one as well... Guess she didn't matter.

Glad that you're in a great place Cocoa! No news is good news sometimes! :-)


Anonymous said...

I loved Kanye when College Dropout came out. But now, he really needs to STFU sometimes.

"You are responsible for your own happiness" is what I keep telling myself. There are days when I can't help but to smile as I'm walking down the street, which probably annoys the shit out of others that look at me oddly, but that's not my concern [anymore].

Dana said...

I must say, I really like your blog...nice to read such optimism.

I second the notion on beyonce...wonderful talent that she is, im looking for a little more depth. I also hope i dont become a smoker...right now i bum them when i have a drink while doing all I can not to buy my first pack...HELP!!!