It's 12:13 in the morning and I've had a very long day! I must tell you that today was a very challenging and mentally draining day to say the least. I somehow managed to get through it and didn't even have to use my AK..."Today Was A Good Day". That's a little Ice Cube for those of you who are what we call "old-school" hip!
So, I notice when I get a little stressed and frustrated I like to listen to my ex-girlfriend Sade. Yeah, I have no hard feelings toward her. It was a amicable separation between the two of us. We were going in different directions. More on that later...
Anyhow, I listen to my ex and all my worries tend to disappear for just a little bit. Sade still soothes my mind, body, and soul. Her voice. The somber music. The combination relaxes me and somehow allows me to take a step back and reflect. I realize life isn't so bad after a few spins of my ex (most times).
The ironic thing about this is that Sade is singing about some sad sh*t! It's like I tune out the things she's singing about and flip her content into something positive to suit my own needs. Whatever works right?
Tonight I decided that I would combine my Sade experience with some watermelon. A big ole' piece of watermelon at that! There was a point when I couldn't eat watermelon at all. It made me feel nauseous. I've just recently been able to eat watermelon again (after 3 years) and I've been indulging in it big time! For awhile there I was probably the only black person in America who didn't eat watermelon! Ha! I'm just playing. I know plenty of African Americans who do not like or eat watermelon. Don't believe the stereotype. Not even the "Fried Chicken" myth. Don't ask me to name the black people I know who don't eat watermelon either. Watch out now!
Now that I've eaten half a watermelon and listened to Sade's greatest hits all the way through (twice), I 'm feeling better about my day and look forward to tomorrow. I'm momentarily free from the B.S. and ready to take my little bitty a$$ to sleep. I'm also full of watermelon and will probably be using the restroom all night.
It's all worth it though!
Thank God for Sade and Watermelon. You should try it sometime!