Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Introduction

I am Bad Ass.
This is not an exercise in self improvement.

It’s the God Damn Truth.

Now some people’s reaction to this would be “She’s arrogant”. Fine. I can cross you off my list, because it means you don’t get it. It means you are insecure, are easily intimidated, and (worst of all) have never given yourself a Bad Ass moment. I’m here to find others like me. The ones that make things happen. The ones that inspire, but don’t need to conspire to do it.

Now, I don’t mind occasionally dragging people around, but I cannot continue to surround myself with people who don’t bring anything to the table. I am continually inundated with those I refer to as ‘the drainers’. The ones who all want to be like me, but would never have the guts to do or say the things I do, or (again even worse) never even have it occur to them to say or do the things I do.

Now, here is where we get to arrogance. I don’t consider myself an arrogant person. I DO NOT think I’m God, I DO NOT think I know everything, and I DO NOT boss people around for the power trip or because I can.

But, and this is a very strong BUT, what I cannot stand are indecisive people who cant handle their shit. And don’t give me any victim stories, because I’ve had 7 major surgeries, come back from the dead, grew up as a Black girl in affluent New England (people, you have NO IDEA WHAT THAT’S LIKE), been beaten by the police and nameless other after-school specials…And I’m still BAD ASS.

So when people sit around and complain and find excuses, don’t mind me while I take over. Because I haven’t got time to waste. Wasting time for me is spent on the sofa or at the sea/mountains on vacation in my down time. When things are on, I need results, I need solutions, I need NEW IDEAS. And what I’ve come to realize is that I also need motivation. I cant do this on my own. I need companions, I need leaders, I need inspiration.

So from one Self Proclaimed Bad Ass to another…Any Ideas?

7 comments:

coco+kelley said...

oh, i LIKE it. and i GET it. especially the part where you said 'The ones that inspire, but don’t need to conspire to do it.' and people who are a drain on your energy and life? fuhgetaboutit, as the italians say ;)

rock on with your bad self, girl. i'm officially joining in on the self declaration!

MAds said...

Ok, that makes two of us. Small, but powerful army...

Petunia Face said...

Okay, I like it, I get it, but I have to admit I am a little bit afraid of it. Is there room here for partiality? Like maybe I'm nost a complete Bad Ass but more of a "Not So Good Ass"? Wait--that didn't sound right. I still have energy and chutzpah and sprezzatura (there's a Renaissance Italian word for you). I love your blog and would like to be part of the Revolution. Me and my Not So Good Ass Self.

MAds said...

Hello? This One's for all the Shiny People made you not only a certified member, but probably President. Do you have any idea how many people ran out and tested your theory in the nearest public bathroom? I know I did. And you know what? It Bloody Works! You, with or without knowing it, sent women all over the world to do the unthinkable. To stick toilet covers to their faces. Honey, Susannah, if I may...You are BEYOND Bad Ass.

Petunia Face said...

Aw, thanks! Perhaps that can be the badge of the Bad Ass Revolution--little squares of toilet seat covers!

designdna said...

ooh i am TRYING to be a bad ass. it is so much WORK to live instead of thinking about living! i am gonna work it out or go broke trying. i want to be self indulgent, not in a material way, but in expression and execution of my ideas. stupid or not you don't know till you try, right?

i like you!

MAds said...

Ok, Designdna. You are in. Most of all because you use the word 'wicked'. I always try, but I screw it up every time and then just end up looking stupid because I'm obviously trying. Wicked Cool Bad Ass. That makes 4...