So even though I don't live in ATL, I work in ATL, and gurl I LOVE ME SOME SHIRLEY FRANKLIN!!! She's just been elected as Atlanta 1st FEMALE Mayor of the ATL, AGAIN!!!!
OK, here's her story. This sister never NEVER held an elected post before winning the mayor's race!! She was the master mind behind the scene of Atlanta guvment all these years. She probably sat her at little desk in the corner of the mayor's office. Quietly typing memo's, eating lunch at her desk, making coffee, making copies...Well, you get the picture!! In fact, while she was doing all that, she was probably also watching, and waiting, taking minutes at all those meetings, reading every memo, and copy that was flung so carelessly into her in-box....waiting and learning, watching and dreaming...
Then one day......
Her time came!! (No not that time that comes, every month, THE BIG TIME!!)
Ladies and Germs, I proudly present to you
Look closely at the above picutre. Tell me, what do you notice? There's something about our gurl Shirley, hmmm, that I've never seen on any other Mayor....
Hmm,,,, What is it? Let me think........OH!!!!!
Our very own Mayor has started the latest Fashion Trend in Atlanta, Again!
Here's a shot of her campaign photo as evidence!
In this picture, Shirley is saying,"I want to be your mayor!" and "Look into the flower!!!! Look into the flower!! You're getting very sleepy...You WILL vote for ME for mayor of Atlanta!!!"
Here's another pic of Atlanta's Pride and Joy!!
OK, bitches, how many Mayors do you know who are concerned enough about the environment to not only plant a tree, but to also manage to co-ordinate her chest flower and gloves to the plants in the park!!! Can your mayor do that?
Or about bout this??? Can your mayor dance?!?! Shirley Can!!
Now as you know, being Mayor of Atlanta is not all about fun and game, sometimes Shirely has not bring the hammer down....
I like to call this her "Watch chu talking about Willis!" look.
Then there's the
"Don't make me come down there and bitch slap your ass" look. Every now and then Shirley has to pull that look out of her bag of tricks to bring the water department back in line.
But Shirley is also a Patron of the workers!
Now, I don't know who this girl is with Shirley, but she's definitely had some work done!
Shirley also luvs the chilren!!
"OK, little girl..Don't stand in front of my flower, or I will fire your momma's ass." I don't care if she has worked for the city for 20 years, and needs this job to support her 5 children.. DON'T STAND IN FRONT OF MY FLOWER, DAMMIT!!!"
But life as Mayor of Atlanta isn't all about fun and games...
Like the time, Shirley had to fill in that pothole....
"Dammit, this is ruining my heels!!!'
Then there was the time that awful man stole her chest flower!
He was so slick about it, she didn't even realize that he took it til it was too late!!! She thought he was just trying to get him a little sumthing sumthing...
So that night she had to go to the ball...
But being the resourceful mayor that she is, Shirley manages to make the best of an awful situation. She just brought out that favorite fashion accesory every girl uses when in a pinch...
THE MAYORAL BOOB!
So after the horrible flower perpertrator was finally apprehended, Shirley decided to get some security on that flower. (Can you blame her?!)
hmmm. He's kinda cute in a Captain Kangaroo sort of way.. Might need me some security..
And here's a picture of our Mayor with her undercover security entourage. Uh no honey, not the guy on her right, he's her floral designer!
So as you see our Mayor is a fashion icon. I am just so thankful that it's the flower that she brought back, and not
Shirley, Gurl I love you something awful, I wouldn't change anything about you!
except maybe that hair.