Monday, May 14, 2007


Lemonade (lem-on-ayde) n - 1. a drink made from lemon juice, sugar, and water; 2. a sham relationship.

Hey peoples, what's crackin'? I hope everbody has been well, doing what y'all do, achieving and what not. Me? I been bored. When I'm bored, I think. A lot. Think about places and spaces, where I'm going, what I wanna do from here. It's tough. I hate my gig thoroughly, I'm dying socially, working out half assed, but I don't have a clear vision of my next steps. I know what I wanna do, but I don't know exactly how to get there. Make no mistake, I'll reach my goal or else. It's the way I was raised. I can't lose. I won't do it.

The way I operate is everything I truly want, I find a way to get it. It might not be exactly what I wanted, but it's a reasonable facsimile. Living with it doesn't make me feel like I settled for second best or I'm somehow "short".

It's always been hard for me to respect anybody who doesn't go all out for the shit they want. My take is either make a legitimate try for your goal or stop talking about it. Motivate, or shut the fuck up.

It's been that way with women, too. I want who I want, and if she doesn't want me, I keep it moving. That's the way it should be. You shouldn't have to feel as though you're being settled for. There are times, my people, when you are that proverbial lemon. And your mate has decided to make lemonade, 'cuz fuck it, it's something to do.

Now, mind you, if that shit is cool with you, be all means, enjoy the journey. Enjoy being a part of that lemonade. Be the tastiest, tartest, coldest fuckin' lemonade in the world. Just understand that you are that lemon. You'll forever be that lemon. After kids, mortgages, hard times, good times, grandkids, you are that fuckin' lemon. For better or for worse.

Stay Steady,


DivineLavender said...

Zeddy; I will too have been a lemon...but sometimes I am the sweet sugar. I got all parts in me.
Sometimes, I am the 'made maker. Thats life.

I am first. *doing the whoop!*

1969 said...

It's too early for all of this cryptic sh*t. LOL

Seriously, never settle. Life is too long for you to live it unhappily or by settling for the next best thing.

Angie said...

Has TAD given yuo the impression you are a "sunkist"?

The Stiltwalker said...

I think this message needs to be disseminated to the rest of the population, like ASAP.

Beana said...

i have dated a few lemons and perhaps have been someone elses lemon in the past...however if i gotta make lemonade i'm out. Why make it when I can get some already made? The joy isn't in the making, but the sipping right?

A.u.n.t. Jackie said...

well this is refreshing...not bitter at all!

onefromphilly said...

That's the one thing in life I will never be, and that's the proverbial "lemon". If I ain't IT, then do both of us a favor and keep steppin! Because you're correct, even after the house, kids and grandkids, you would still be just that lemon.

aquababie said...

i'll admit, i've been somebody's lemon. that was when i was stupid and satisfied with that role. i'm past that mess now. i want to reflect back on my life and know i did exactly what i wanted to because i wanted to.

this reminds me of one of my favorite movies, "cousins". ted danson's dad in the movie tells him in life you can do two things...make chicken salad or chicken shit. these days i've making chicken salad :)

Anonymous said...

When I was younger my dad always asked us when making decisions if we were going to "mildew or bar-b-que" I'm not sure if he made that up himself but I always remember that when doing things lately.

While I admit I have been the lemon a couple times that shit gets old. I'm in full BBQ mode right now!

BZ said...

"My take is either make a legitimate try for your goal or stop talking about it. Motivate, or shut the fuck up. "

AMEN!! I like that quote the best.

Anyway, don't settle. I say go for what you truly want. Otherwise, you deserve exactly, and only, what you have.

Sometimes life hands you lemons. Like Big Papi says, "Weng life hans ju lemongs, we smashemwittabat."


proacTiff said...

You "coming out hard" (8-ball/MJG) these days. I'm a stay steady on that note alone.


Disco said...

@SimplyB: Naw... your dad didn;t make that one up..... :-) I hace heard that for YEARS! LOL But love the saying in any case!

And since I am the great albatross.... that is all I will say.....

Gemini Girl aka GG said...

I hope you aren't the lemon in this case...cuz that would well suck lemons bigtime! but what about that lemon you drive off the love it too death don't think of it as a lemon at all it has its reign til its traded in for a shinier fruit,u still loved that lemon too death..nothing lasts forever..better to have loved and lost then not even getting to the stand and being sold for 25cents..sometimes u gotta take what you can get and bask in that for a minute...let it marinate..nothing wrong with that right??