Thursday, December 24, 2009


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Sorry I have been so busy with Christmas....hopefully better after today.

~ The Eskimo language has more than 20 words to describe different kinds of snow.

~ The characters of Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's A Wonderful Life."

~ The leaves of the Victorian water lily are sometimes more than 6 feet in diameter.

~ Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to enter space.

~ Michael Jordan shaves his head on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Another excerpt from this cute little book! I have enjoyed it for years....

"What is considered trash or quality in the South has nothing to do with money. Some of the best families around here haven't had money for generations. The emphasis is on breeding and manners. No amount of money can make you quality if you don't act like quality. For instance, good Southern belles don't place much importance on paying $400 to buy a pocketbook that's got some Italian designer's initials all over it. In the South, grandmother's monogrammed napkin rings are much more important than Gucci's monogrammed luggage. To think otherwise is just considered tacky. And around here, nothing is more tacky than being tacky."

-Alabama belle discussing the intricacies of being Southern

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


~ A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans. Every year, more than 8,800 people injure themselves in some way with a toothpick.

~ An octupus will eat its own arms if it gets really hungry.

~ Thomas Edison, the inventor of the lightbulb, was afraid of the dark.

~ The Nobel Prize was first awarded in 1901. It resulted from a late change in the will of Alfred Nobel, who did not want to be remembered after his death as a propagator of violence - he invented dynamite.

~ Jeans were named after Genoa, Italy, where the first denim cloth was made.

Pease forgive me...

...I have been slacking I know. I am just so busy at the end of the year, and Rachel has spent the last two weekends in T-town, so they have not been around for me to observe funny happenings.

It seems to be turning into a pretty hectic Christmas. Here is where things stand:

1. I have not finished my shopping
2. I have not finished addressing my cards
3. I have not finished my Mom's shopping
4. I have not received all the internet ordered gifts
5. My dog is not putting pressure on his back right leg, so he is hurt
6. My cat is licking all the hair off her back at the base of her tail, so she is crazy
7. I have not spent all of my pre-tax medical money - have to spend $500 more before 12/31

Thursday, December 10, 2009


" the South, even football is a folk ritual, touching on religiosity, and Saturday is a Holy Day."
- Willie Morris

"To Coach Bryant, that guy who played three plays was just as important as Joe Namath."
- Jackie Sherrill, Head Coach, Mississippi State University

"The doctors say it's 85% smoking, poor diet, and the pressures of coaching, and 15% booze and other things. I wish it had been 85% booze and other things."
- Paul "Bear" Bryant, beloved University of Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach, about his health problems

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


~ Every episode of Seinfeld contains a reference to Superman.

~ Hitler was claustrophobic. The elevator leading to his "Eagle's Nest" in the Austrian Alps was mirrored so it would appear larger and more open.

~ The tail section of an airplane gives the bumpiest ride.

~ To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs. It will let you go instantly.

~ Laws forbidding the sale of sodas on Sunday prompted William Garwood to invent the ice-cream sundae in Evanston, Illinois, in 1875.

Monday, December 7, 2009


I am having a hard time decorating for Christmas this year. It probably has something to do with me being fat, lazy, and tired. I did get the outside lights up yesterday. And I put up Rachel's Disney tree in the den. Well, I put the tree up and the lights on, she will decorate it tonight.

I asked her last night if she didn't want to put her own lights on this year. This was a big step for me because, you see, I am a fanatic about the tree lights. I have to have a lot (I mean a lot) of lights and they have to be on there just right. Jimmy said one year my tree was a fire hazard! Anyway, when I asked Rachel if she wanted to do the lights (only on her little tree - never on the big family tree) her response was, "No. I won't do lights until I am 25."

Not sure what the significance of the age is, but she was pretty adamant!

Friday, December 4, 2009


OK, hypothetical question you think it is a sin to break in line at the funeral home? I mean come on, not that I did, but if I really had to be home by 7:00 (not to watch Survivor or anything like that), and I really wanted to go to the funeral home to show my respects to the family of a friend that had passed away, don't you think God will forgive me for taking the opportunity to break in line and go through TCW and Miss Polly?

Now that I think of it, of course he will. It is not that big of a deal, and I was doing a good thing.

(I just hope the little blue haired lady that was behind me can get over it!)

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Starting a new theme for Thursday (to go along with Useless Info Tuesday) - I will blog about anything Southern - quotes, food, stories, people, what I love best about being Southern and living in the South, etc.

Today I have some really neat quotes by Eudora Welty. She was a writer from Mississippi.

"Southerners love a good tale. They are born reciters, great memory retainers, diary keepers, letter exchangers, letter savers, history tracers and debaters, and - outstaying all the rest - great talkers."

"I am myself touched off by place. The place where I am and the place I know...are what set me to writing my stories. Southerners feel passionate about place. Not simply in the historical or philosophical connotation of the word, but in the sensory thing, the experienced world of sight and sound and smell, in its earth and water and sky and seasons."

"In a way, I think Southerners care about each other, about human beings, in a more accessible way than some other people."

" the end of the day...I'd have a drink, a bourbon and water - and then I could do anything I wanted to."

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


How come every time I try something new at a restaurant I am disappointed? OK, I am that person who can't decide what they want, orders something, and then wishes I had ordered what you did. My lunch suc_ed today! What is it with Wednesday and lunch suc_ing? I think it was Wednesday with the whole Steak and Shake fiasco. Anyway...

We went to Jason's deli. I knew I should have gotten the potato with chili and cheese, that is what I always get. But NOOOOO, I had to try something different - the Chicken Milano. It was described as bow tie pasta with chicken, artichokes, olives, tomato sauce, etc. It sounded delicious...

But it was cold and gross. I sent it back, but the moment had been ruined for me. When will I learn that once I like something at a restaurant, I need never order anything else or I will be disappointed. Does that make me crotchety?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Missed You!

HEY! I hope you missed me too! I had a wonderful! I really was not very productive except for preparing Thanksgiving Dinner, and then cooking big breakfast Friday before the big game.

I did not touch a computer from Wednesday at 5:00 pm until this morning. I was sick as a dog Sunday night and yesterday morning. Must have had a stomach bug! YUCK.

But I am better now, just super without further ado...


~ Kite flying is a professional sport in Thailand.

~ James Bond is known as "Mr. Kiss-Kiss-Bang-Bang" in Italy.

~ When the divorce rate goes up in the US, toy makers say the sale of toys also rises.

~ Former Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has been struck by lightning twice in his life.

~ The chocolate chip cookie was invented in 1933.

Happy Tuesday!