Wednesday, February 27, 2008
NORTH ....AND... SOUTH
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
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
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?
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.
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.
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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