I like my life. It's amazing.
Writing, drawing, eating, friends, family - what's not to like?
Okay, so it's also hectic, frustrating, bizarre and often impoverished. And despite my heroic height, mad skills and kind nature, some of the days end up being absolute shockers.
But I get through them, because there's always something better coming along.
Something creative and rewarding, imaginative and fun.
And dammit, I'm British. And proud.
Not proud of the government, you understand. They're shiftless, privileged wasters. Warmongers, liars and thieves, oh my!
But I'm proud of who I am and where I come from.
If I need a mantra for my days, it's this one, originally planned for use if we were invaded during World War Two, and thankfully never used. Advice for the besieged spirit.
It hangs on my wall as a constant reminder to keep it together.
It's such a quintessentially British sentiment.
My name is Indigo Roth, and I am British.
Keep Calm. Carry On.
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So perfect for the day I'm having. Thanks, my fine British friend.ReplyDelete
Hi Jayne! It totally defuses me. And by the way, if you'd like to be an honorary Brit, we'd love to have you. Indigo xReplyDelete
What? No bowler?ReplyDelete
I'm going to need to see you in a bowler. I don't fully believe you're British.
p.s. I didn't know that the phrase came from a what-if situation. I knew it was related to WWII, but I assumed it was the air raids. What a sturdy, practical people you are. :-)
wise words. i would do well to remember them.ReplyDelete
...love the suit =)
Good for you (old chap, I want to say!) You look awesome! It's a great mantra, but as they say in the jungle, "Keep calm and share your bananas."ReplyDelete
Hey Pearl! Well, I have a bowler hat, obviously... but I think your idea of photos of me in just a bowler aren't going to fly. It might frighten the horses.ReplyDelete
Hey Eolist! It's my best suit, and the only one that actually fits right now. Being stout and proud has its drawbacks. And thank you.
Hey Leah! You can "old chap" or better yet "old boy" me anytime. Funny you should mention sharing. At the time this slogan was first mooted, everyone was subject to rationing system; limited food, candy, materials and fuel, all the way 'til 1953! So, not a lot of sharing. But man, we had spirit!
Thanks one and all! Indigo
Didn't old Winston Churchill note K.B.O. on some correspondence to say 'keep buggering on'???ReplyDelete
That's my mantra anyway.
Sorry, I was distracted by the handsome pic. What were you saying?ReplyDelete
Oh and very dapper in the suit!!!ReplyDelete
Hey Alistair! Winston was a wag, it's true. And just like him, I have a black dog: http://bit.ly/jzi5CU And thank you, wish it fitted a bit better. Too much good living, you know?ReplyDelete
Hey Chrissy! Nothing of consequence - you caught the most important part ;>
Thanks to you both! Indigo
Ah! Your comment of the Batman version now makes sense :) Looking great ol' bean!ReplyDelete
Hey Robbie! Cheers matey. I must confess I could do with some decent professional photos of myself in the suit and other things. You know - photographer, make-up, stylist, bag on my head... IndigoReplyDelete
First of all! Hot dang! Who is that fine British gentleman?ReplyDelete
Secondly, I love you Brits! Make me an honorary British lady please!!
Dammit, BLOGGER'S had a bad day and lost some comments:ReplyDelete
CHRISSY - Sorry, I was distracted by the handsome pic. What were you saying?
ALISTAIR - Oh and very dapper in the suit!!!
INDIGO - Hey Alistair! Winston was a wag, it's true. And just like him, I have a black dog: http://bit.ly/jzi5CU And thank you, wish it fitted a bit better. Too much good living, you know?
INDIGO - Hey Chrissy! Nothing of consequence - you caught the most important part ;>
ROBBIE - Ah! Your comment of the Batman version now makes sense :) Looking great ol' bean!
INDIGO - Hey Robbie! Cheers matey. I must confess I could do with some decent professional photos of myself in the suit and other things. You know - photographer, make-up, stylist, bag on my head... Indigo
Hey Kato! Bless you, I'm coming over all blushy. *blush* <-- see? But pleeeeease come over with Dave, we'll make you both honourary stiff arse Brits.
Thanks one and all! Indigo
Dammit... I think I remained too calm because I missed three of your posts. Somebody wake me up!ReplyDelete