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Saturday, February 2, 2008

A Girl Needs Her "Posse"

A girls' gotta have her posse to get through this crazy place called life. Two of my favorite movies come to mind to help me explain my feelings on this. "Bad Girls", a great western chic flic, and "Steel Magnolias" which we are all familiar. You see, women are very stoic and committed to getting through all of lifes ups and downs while trying to maintain the image that we ARE stoic and committed. HA! That's where we need the rallying support of our posse. Because without them, we crumble and get lost. That is not a good thing.

Well, Lady R, (that's me) is no different. Let me introduce you to MY Posse. Redlight Roxanne, Black Widow and Crazy Chick. Together we can move mountains, solve all the problems of our lives and stall traffic! Each one of us brings a different component to our group that makes us dynamic.

We can count on Redlight Roxanne to keep us musically entertained. I call her my personal Ipod. She has an infinite supply of lyrics in her head and an equal amount of air in her lungs in which to share those lyrics. I think she should be a contestant on "Singing Bee!" She would break the bank, I guarantee!

Crazy Chick is exactly that. She comes by her name honestly. You always have that ONE in the group that will tip the scale and offset the balance between sensible and insane. The problem is, we all follow her lead like little chicks behind their mother! We can count on Crazy Chick when things get dull. She can create a situation in which we are all laughing our heads off as quick as a magician pulling a rabbit out of his hat!

Black Widow is not as ominous as she sounds. Although they are known for killing their mate when they are done with them, I can assure you, as a friend, she shows patience, kindness, consideration, AND she cooks a mean brisket! Black Widow spins a web of mystery about her. I like to tease her about how alluringly dangerous she seems in name, when truth be told, she is really more like the earth mother we truly love.

The more time I share with this posse of mine, I realize why they are so important to me. They each contribute to the recipe that makes me who I am. Redlight Roxanne is my kareoke partner, even though I cannot sing worth a crap; Crazy Chick keeps my dare devil personna at peak levels; and Black Widow keeps my domesticated side in check with a sassy attitude. I am reminded of a song from my childhood. "Make new friends, but keep the old. One is Silver and the other, Gold!" I have made many friends in my lifetime. Some are near me, some are far away. With some, I am in touch with often, and with some, maybe not so much. The fact remains that friendships are a Blessing not to be taken for granted. When you see this Posse coming in slow motion like they do in the movies, you'll know we ARE Steel Magnolia's! Lady R ;)