You call yourself a lady, ‘B’ Girl is your name. And if you don’t know what ‘B’ means, Let us explain.
It was back in kollidge was when I first heard the song “B-Girls” by Young & Restless. It was actually a catchy little rap song – surprisingly, they actually existed at one time – about women who essentially only go for guys with money and/or fame.
Yet as I think about some of the biggest influences in my life, items starting with letter ‘B’ seem to apply to me as well; though by no means am I a “B-Boy” in the sense that I only care about women with money and/or fame. Far from it. Still, here’s my list so if you don’t know what ‘B’ means, let me explain.
BlackhawksThis is a complete no-brainer for anyone who knows me. I run my own Blackhawks web site, proposed to my wife by the ice before a Blackhawks game, had a Blackhawks themed wedding, and named the twins after a pair of all-time great Blackhawk players. Even my not-so-bright dog is named after the Stanley Cup.
If you’re from Chicago, near Chicago, or can get to Chicago on a single tank of gas – odds are you’re a Bears fan. Even when they suck, the Bears still own the city. People everywhere still worship Da Coach and “Sweetness” is much more than an adjective used to describe the taste of food. Chicago is simply a Bears’ town. The fans are passionate and the “Bear Down” could be the most played song on Chicago radio.
While beer’s influence on my life has dwindled a lot (and I mean A LOT) over the years, it certainly used to be something that ‘defined’ me. My first website ever designed and developed was about beer. I used to keep a list of states in which I’ve had at least one beer. I memorized just about every one-liner from Norm in “Cheers” and completed the “Centurion” at Buds where the objective was to drink 100 beers from all around the world – TWICE. Marriage and family have chilled my relationship with beer, but ohhhh…. the memories. I think.
Well, duh. I’m a guy.
Everyone has a childhood hero or two, right? Someone they want to emulate in life and use as a roll model? Among mine, gulp, was a guy simply known as The Boz. In the late 80’s, he was a linebacker from Oklahoma with a colored mohawk and an attitude to match (actually it was more of a flattop). I had a similar flattop, a #44 Sooners jersey, and shaved stripes in the side of my head (and the Olympic rings, arrows, etc.). Apparently I matured at one point because I stopped the style. Then again, it could be because I started to go bald.
The Big Bang TheoryAnd perhaps the most recent example of by “b-ness” is The Big Bang Theory. I’ve never watched the show until just recently and I love it. Maybe it’s the actual story line or maybe it’s just Kaley Cuoco (see “Boobs” section above). Nevertheless, CBS certainly has a hit with this one.
‘B’ stands for Broncos, Benz, BMW, bass bangles and a pair o’ bars. When you see us pullin’ up down the ave, You’ll act like we are stars.
Up next: C.