Thursday, January 28, 2010


I have a little book my mom gave me a couple of years ago called "The Seven Signs of Southerness - Famous Southerners on Being Southern." I have been using this book to post the quotes on Thursdays. Here are the 7 signs:

1. Expressing - We talk and laugh openly and often.

2. Timeweaving - We value the past as we progress.

3. Rooting - We revel in our sense of place.

4. Accommodating - We treat every situation and person as special.

5. Gathering - We cherish family and belonging.

6. Embracing - We welcome a variety of cultures.

7. Twinning - We blend pleasure into everything.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Lost Season 6 (Final) airs 02/02/2010... (OMG)

Survivor Season 20 (Saints -vs- Villians) airs 02/11/2010...

...and yes, the Dragon Slayer is back!.....(dumbass)

...The Tudors airs sometime in the summer....(can't wait)

...and so does Season 4 of True Blood.

I could not find a date for a new season of Hell's Kitchen. I hope it has not gone off the air!

Don't you wish you had your priorities in order like me!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010



~ Atlanta is the only US city with 3 professional sports teams with bird names - Hawks (basketball), Thrashers (hockey) and Falcons (football).

~ Montpelier, Vermont is the only US capital without a McDonald's fast food restaurant.

~ The distinguishing feature of a superoleophobic surface is that it is oil repellent.

~ Coors was the first beer to be sold in aluminum cans in the US - in 1959.

~ Ice-T's gangsta rapper debut album in 1987 was entitled "Rhyme Pays".

Friday, January 22, 2010


....and I can't wait to get home and do it again! Have you heard of the "Neti-pot?" A friend of mine (who shall remain anonymous) told me about it when Rachel started getting sinus symptoms. I got one for her, she used it, and now she is better. This is it....

Well, I woke up this morning with my head completely stopped up. I decided I was going to use it too. Well, here is how you do it (brace yourself)....

You are irrigating your sinus by pouring saline solution in one nostril until it fills the sinus cavity on that side and starts running out the other nostril! I told you it was gross! But, boy did it make me feel better.

I love being able to share with y'all!

Have a good weekend!

Thursday, January 21, 2010


"Everyone in the South knows who Jefferson Davis was, and this is one thing that distinguishes the South from other parts of the country." - William F. Buckley

"The general impression outside the South is that the South has never stopped looking back....The truth is, at least in my experience, that the Southerner never thinks about the Civil War until he finds himself among Northerners." - Walker Percy

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


excerpt from article on - check it out

NBC News and news services
updated 22 minutes ago

BOSTON - Republicans are rejoicing and Democrats reeling in the wake of Scott Brown's stunning victory over Martha Coakley in a special Massachusetts Senate election...

....Obama grimly faced a need to both regroup and recoup losses on Wednesday, the anniversary of his inauguration, in a White House shaken by the realization of what a difference a year made. The most likely starting place was finding a way to save the much-criticized health care overhaul he's been trying to push through Congress....

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


~ Coretta Scott King paid the hospital bill for Julia Roberts birth as thanks for the drama lessons Julia's mom, Betty Lou Roberts, had given the King children.

~ The largest flying bird is the kori bustard, a native of East and South Africa that can fly in short bursts. The male typically weighs about 40 pounds.

~ The Elks (Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks), started in 1867, was originally known as the Jolly Corks based on a bar trick involving corks.

~ The nuclear power symbol (depicting electrons orbiting an atom) is featured on the back of Iran's largest banknote, the 50,000 rial issued in March 2007.

~ Martin Luther King Jr.'s tombstone has these famous words as the epitaph, "Free at last, Free at last, Thank God Almighty I'm Free at last."

Monday, January 18, 2010


Thomas and Denise came to town before Christmas and we met at the Brick. I just love them! It was fun reminiscing about growing up in Burningtree! Here is the crowd: Thomas, me, David Tami, Doug Rush, Denise, and Chris Holmes.

I am so glad to have so many old friends from my childhood still in my life, not just in this picture - like Tim, Beth, Veronica, Lisa - you know who you are. I think we are all lucky!

Quote for the day: "Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other gold."

Thursday, January 14, 2010


"Southerners have a natural graciousness. The South will ensure hospitality and civility flourish in the 21st century as it has in centuries past."

-Jim Henderson (executive with Dallas based Wyndham Hotels)

"The South is the future. It's the future right now...It will teach people to be much kinder to each other and more forgiving and more easygoing and more neighborly and simply more forbearing and genuely more concerned about other people."

-James Dickey

"I think paradoxically the South is known for its violence, a good bit of violence, but at the same time there is a certain tolerance and civility toward people and their opinions."
-Walker Percy

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


~ Australia is the flattest continent. According to NASA the reason is "its position near the center of a tectonic plate, where there are no volcanic or other geologic forces of the type that raise the topography of other continents."

~ In the Texas town of Clute, the Great Texas Mosquito Festival is held on the last Thursday, Friday and Saturday of July. This year will be the 30th annual festival.

~ There are approximately 250 million bubbles in the average bottle of Champagne.

~ The sole of the foot has more sweat glands than any other part of the body with about 3000 glands per square inch. Hands have the same per square inch but cover a smaller surface area.

~ Michael Jordan always wore his basketball uniform shorts from the University of North Carolina under his Chicago Bulls uniform. He thought this brought him good luck.

~ Robert Pattinson is HOT! (reflecting my inner Paris Hilton)

Monday, January 11, 2010


OK, let me just be honest....I am addicted to things Vampire. I love the HBO series True Blood and have read all 9 books in that series. I read the Anne Rice book series years ago. I have read Bram Stoker's Dracula. And now, I am on the 4th book in the Twilight series. I have seen both the movies "Twilight" and "New Moon." I can't seem to put these books down. I am obsessed with Robert Pattinson who plays the vampire Edward. So I am definitely Team Edward (as opposed to Team Jacob. He is a werewolf)! Oh my, I sound like I am in 7th grade!

I do promise you here and now, when I am finished with this last book, I will read 4 books in a row that are big, intelligent, grown up books. OK, well, maybe two in a row. The first one I will read is "My Life in France" by Julia Child - bon apetit!

Friday, January 8, 2010


Hope everyone enjoyed "WINTER STORM 2010!" Our weather people here are so retarded.

Just a quick note to say have a wonderful weekend, and I promise to post everyday next week an intelligent, exciting, hilarious blog! (Ok, I just promise to post everyday next week.)

And congratulations to the Alabama Crimson Tide for their Championship win! I rally am happy for all the Bama fans I know. But answer me this - does that mean that the Championship watch I bought Jimmy a couple of years ago (with a championship year at each hour of the day) is now obsolete? I guess so. Oh well, he never wore it much any way. Maybe because it was Fossil instead of his usual Seiko.

Happy Weekend.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Sorry - this didn't post yesterday....not sure what happened.

~ On the new US $100 bill, the time on the clock of Independence Hall is 4:10.

~ For a deck of cards to be mixed up enough to play properly, it should be shuffled at least seven times.

~ A group of finches is called a charm.

~ At birth, a panda is smaller than a mouse and weighs about 4 ounces.

~ If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will alternately keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.

Monday, January 4, 2010


Well, it seems I took an unexpected hiatus from blogging over the Holidays. To be honest, I don't really know if it was unexpected, or the fact that I just did not turn on a computer from Dec. 24 until today. I did have to go into work on the 29th for a little while, but I got my work done and headed straight back to my couch!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. Mine was very relaxing just like I wanted.

I attended two movies over the Holiday - New Moon and Sherlock Holmes. I enjoyed both.

I hope to get right back on the Blogging band wagon! That is one of my resolutions! But today, after working a full day and being off for so long, I am exhausted. This is all I have - I am spent....pant, pant.