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North vs. South

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


The North has Bloomingdales,............... The South has Dollar General

The North has coffee houses,................. The South has Waffle Houses.

The North has dating services,............... The South has family reunions.

The North has switchblade knives,......... The South has Lee Press-on Nails. (the south has pocket knives, too... see pic above!)

The North has double last names,.......... The South has double first names.

The North has Indy car races................., The South has NASCAR.

The North has Cream of Wheat,............. The South has grits.

The North has green salads,................... The South has collard greens.

The North has lobsters............................, The South has crawfish.

The North has the rust belt......................, The South has the Bible

FOR NORTHERNERS MOVING SOUTH . . . In the South: --If you run your car into
a ditch, don't panic. Four men in a four-wheel drive pickup truck with a tow
chain will be along shortly. Don't try to help them, just stay out of their
way. This is what they live for.

Don't be surprised to find movie rentals and bait in the same store.....do
not buy food at this store.

Remember, "y'all" is singular, "all y'all" is plural, and "all y'all's" is
plural possessive

Get used to hearing "You ain't from round here,are ya?"

Save al l manner of bacon grease. You will be instructed later on how to use

Don't be worried at not understanding what people are saying. They can't
understand you either. The first Southern statement to creep into a
transplanted Northerner's vocabulary is the adjective "big'ol," truck or
big'ol" boy. Most North erners begin their Southern-influenced dialect this
way. All of them are in denial about it.

The proper pronunciation you learned in school is no longer proper.

Be advised that "He needed killin." is a valid defense here.

If you hear a Southerner exclaim, "Hey, y'all, watch this," you should stay
out of the way These are likely to be the last words he'll ever say.

If there is the prediction of the slightest chance of even the smallest
accumulation of snow, your presence is required at the local grocery store.
It doesn't matter whether you need anything or not. You just have to go

Do not be surprised to find that 10-year olds own their own shotguns, they
are proficient marksmen, and their mammas taught them how to aim.

In the South, we have found that the best way to grow a lush green lawn is
to pour gravel on it and call it a driveway.

AND REMEMBER: If you do settle in the South and bear children, don't th ink
we will accept them as Southerners. After all, if the cat had kittens in the
oven, we wouldn't call 'em biscuits

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JNORMAN1969 2/28/2008 7:10PM

    Aint that the truth, Nuttin against them northerners, they juss aint learnt to talk yet, yall have a great day.

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GRALLEN 2/28/2008 1:39PM

    Oh I LOVE this!! And I completely understood all the southern slang and advice. Really cool blog. lmao

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ELVIRAKITTIES 2/28/2008 8:48AM

    LOL that is so funny, I lived in Texas for a few years and I have to agree with you, but I loved the Waffle House, Pecan Pancakes....yummmyyyyyy

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

My friend is getting married in March. It's her 2nd marriage. She wants a song OTHER than the standard wedding march for when she's walking down the aisle and she's asked me, a major ROCK fan, (which she is not,) to help find her a song..... Any suggestions... please?

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OHANAMAMA 2/27/2008 3:45PM

    thank y'all... she chose a song by Fergie... someting ... finally... it's pretty, and a song by a country singer... Valentine.

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ELVIRAKITTIES 2/10/2008 1:53AM

    First love your background, one of my favorite directors is tim burton, and one of my favorite movies is Nightmare before Xmas. Second is a place that I know to help analyze music verses:


And this site has a list of 200 song you can list to for wedding that are rock :


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VEGANNEWBIE 2/7/2008 7:02PM

    The sweetest wedding I've been to was a pair of major Elvis fans, and she walked down the isle to "Love Me Tender". I'm NOT an Elvis fan at all, but it was sweeeeeet!

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    Jesu Joy of Man's desiring, Johann Sebastian Bach.
I like Trumpet Voluntary as well. Largo (that's the title). Canon in D (that's what I had). Those are the only ones I can think of for now.

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1888MICHELLE 2/6/2008 2:08PM

    I used Purcell's Trumpet Voluntary

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I'm so sad today.

Friday, February 01, 2008

This morning I found one of our precious little birds dead. I don't know how he died, I don't know why. My kids don't know it's happened yet either, this morning was, as usual, a hurried morning. But when I got back from taking them to school and was checking on them all, I found little Coconut lying in the bottom of his cage. Now, this little booger of a bird would pinch my head off if he could :) but he had his little quirks that were endearing, like making sounds that sounded very much like him saying his name... co co co :) and he used to reek havok on a keyboard, fussing at and pecking at the keys. He wasn't very old, just about a year and a half I reckon.

I hate when things like this happen. When beloved pets die.

I have 3 small birds in the same room, and have a heater on... was that it? There's plenty of ventilation and the heater is far from them... besides, I've used this same electric heater all this winter and all last winter for this room. The other two appear to still be perfectly healthy. I don't think that was it. I really don't know what happened, that's part of what makes this so hard... the unanswered why and how.

I miss him. He's a lovebird, which doesn't describe the breed at all actually. Lovebirds are actually very fiesty :) I don't look forward to my children's reaction to this sad news... especially my oldest son, coconut was kinda like his favorite. I am so sad right now. :( It's hard to believe this has happened. I miss him.

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OHANAMAMA 2/2/2008 6:58PM

    Thanks so much everyone. we just buried him this evening. so so sad. I know about the dangers to birds, teflon/non-stick surfaces are just one of many, that's why I don't know why this happened, we're very careful about stuff like that. thanks again for all the well wishes and prayers.

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    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! I'm so sorry about this. I don't know much about birds. I know that once they showed a story about how cooking with teflon can kill birds. I don't know though, how that even relates.... but I am so sorry.. I'm sending you and the children a huge spark hug!!!!! :(

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VEGANNEWBIE 2/1/2008 10:50PM

    I, too, am so sorry to hear about your loss. Love and prayers to you and the kids.

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BRAAT5 2/1/2008 9:25PM

    gosh, Im so sorry. Thats so sad.
He's so cute. I'm sure it's nothing you did. These things happen.
Take Care,

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SPARKNMOM 2/1/2008 6:32PM

    So sorry to hear about your adorable little bird. : (

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FEENANSMOM 2/1/2008 5:05PM

  Renee --
SO sad to hear of your little bird's dying.
Our pets somehow become entwined into our hearts, and sometimes even become part of the family :)

Lots of love and hugs to you and your children --

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GRACEINAZ 2/1/2008 1:30PM

    I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear lovebird. He sure was a cutie, and his name surprisingly fit him. {{{HUGS}}}

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Sorry to be MIA again....

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

Saturday, while visiting my sister to exchange gifts and eat together, my grandmother had a blackout/stroke... it's still unclear to me which, she had all the symptoms of a stroke, but that's not what the medical "experts" say happened. Anyhow, It was quite scary. She just became completely unresponsive to us for about 20 minutes, and she looked dazed, and seemed to pass out during that time. We called 911 and while they were there she began getting better, responding to some things and questions, unable to answer some still. During the scary time before the medics arrived, while otherwise unresponsive at all... I was reassured because she would squeeze my hand. Later she said she remembered some of what happened, but not all. I rode to the hospital with her in the ambulance, and during the ride I could tell she was becoming herself again. They admitted her for 2 days for tests and observation, and I was there a lot of the time with her. They found nothing concrete other than she has high blood pressure, which she knew about, but the meds she was taking were inadequate, so the doctor changed her meds. She's home now and seems to be herself 100% now, insisting she'll be fine. She lives alone, which I don't like, but I can't force her to move.

Anyhow, that was quite a lot for me to handle, so my diet pretty much went bye-bye. I mean, I didn't even think about it at all. My plan is to hit it hard again, beginning tomorrow.

Merry Christmas,

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LATONIA38 1/1/2008 9:31PM

    Wow Renee, what a scare! I'm really close to my grandmother and I don't even like thinking about her being sick. I'm so glad yours is better now and that her meds have been changed to meet her needs. God has a way of getting things done and if it means a little short rest for the doctors to notice her meds were off, I say that's great. ~~~~~~I'm a team leader of a team and we're doing a six week challenge which begins tomorrow so I'll probably be back in March!~~~~~To our success in O8'! and thanks for dropping by my blog!!!~~~~~Tonia~

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LIBRA73 12/27/2007 9:05PM

    Sounds like you had a Christmas suprise that wasn't so cool. Sorry about that. She sounds stubborn, and I think stubborn people recover more quickly than others!! Perhaps that is where you get your strength! You have been thru alot lately. Hey, a new year is upon us, a clean slate!! Hugs!!

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KELSPRETTYGIRL 12/27/2007 2:21PM

    Hey, Nani, hope all is well with gramz now. I'm going to keep that one in prayer.

Much love,

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JNORMAN1969 12/27/2007 7:53AM

    Wow what a day Renee, hope all is well now, It's tough when the elderly get that way, we finally had to move my grandmother in with my mom and dad, she is adjusting now but has taken a while. Will be saying a prayer for your family.

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SPARKNMOM 12/26/2007 9:49PM

    Hey, Renee'. I hope all is going well with your grandmother. Thinkin' of ya!!

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RENA1965 12/26/2007 7:51PM

    I enjoyed reading your sparkpage,
I sinerely hope your mom is feeling much better. I had a similar experience with my dad, when he got ill from hight blood pressure and had a heart attack. The first time he drove to the doctors office, and got told off for doing so. He got put on truck load medication for highblood pressure. The next time, my dad can't remember he was out to dinner with his girlfriend or how he got to the hospital or anything. A whole day of his life was removed from the calendar. My dad, changed his lifestyle and got five really good extra years before we lost him to another attack. The doctor told him to take it totally easy, I was lucky enough to be allowed to have him to visit me for 3 months vacant in Denmark, he returned home to New Zealand a week and then I received a phone call that he died peacefully in his sleep.
I think God know and told my dad to come visit me. We had a wonderful visit and my dad got to meet my wonderful danish husband whom has also passed away now and my oldest boy whom was only 6 months old at the time.

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Finally had a good day... eating wise!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Ok, I did have some candy, but it was s/f this time at least. My totals for the day are 860 calories and 5 carbs (not counting the sugar alcohol, which I think went right through me. lol!) and 700 mg sodium. It's about time I had a day like this! Now what about tomorrow??? Well, I'm having to bake the cake for our Birthday Party for Jesus at church Sunday night. Also, my inlaws are having their annual family Christmas Party with lots of finger foods... I'm bringing cheeseball and bbq meatballs (requested). I'm just hoping I can maintain control. Maybe today will give me enough momentum to keep this going... Still lacking on the water today, but I did get in 64 oz yesterday.


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LIBRA73 12/15/2007 3:18PM

    Every good day cancells out two bad days! You are sounding like yourself! Keep it up!

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SPARKNMOM 12/14/2007 11:14PM

    Glad to hear of your successful day : ) I know with the holidays it's tricky to try to stick to plan...we'll get there!!!

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