Thursday, September 30, 2010


This makes me proud to say "War Eagle"

This article was from The Daily Gamecock, a website from the University of South Carolina.  If you want to read the full article go to the link above....

Auburn hospitality sets standards

Gamecock fans can show team pride without being rude, disrespectful

By Josh Dawsey, Ellen Meder and Kara Apel

The Daily Gamecock

Published: Sunday, September 26, 2010

Updated: Monday, September 27, 2010 01:09

Welcome to Auburn.

Seriously. Welcome to Auburn.

Everyone said it - while giving directions, offering food, serving free drinks and speaking to all.

They shook hands. They thanked you for visiting.

And some even apologized just in case someone else was mean to you. It almost felt like there was a planned hospitality committee in this gorgeous, quaint town on the Plains. We all were in awe- the only rude fans we saw were wearing garnet and black.

Jordan-Hare Stadium was an incredible experience due to a raucous crowd, a fantastic gameday environment and a gorgeous eagle that swooped over the stadium and sat on the sideline. The crowd chanted the entire game, but there were no rude catcalls toward USC or untoward motions to the fans, at least from our vantage points.

This small town was the best of the best. Before the game, friends told us all the campus was like Clemson. Not true. This place was pristine with class. It had character. And the people had character. They even recycled....

...Thank you, Auburn. You set the standard for what SEC football should be. If we have to lose, we'll lose there every time. From what we saw, you gave us the best of the South and the best college football has to offer. Let's do the same for Alabama in two weeks.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


~  The first animals to fly into deep space and orbit the moon were two tortoises, in September 1968.  The steppe tortoises were aboard the Zond 5, the Soviet Union's unmanned spacecraft.

~  Caroline Kennedy was the inspiration for Neil Diamond's 1969 hit song, Sweet Caroline.

~  Casablanca, Morocco was originally Casa Branca (meaning white house in Portuguese) when the Portuguese built the city in 1515.  They abandoned the city following an earthquake in 1755.  The city was rebuilt by the Spaniards who settled there and renamed it Casablanca, which means white house in Spanish.

~  The knee is the largest joint in the human body.

~  Major league baseballs are made in Costa Rica.  Pro Basketballs are made in China.  National Football League footballs are manufactured in Ada, Ohio, at the Wilson football factory.

Monday, September 27, 2010


Don't get me wrong. I love Martha Stewart. I wish I could be Martha Stewart. I might be a little jealous of Martha Stewart.  She is my idol.  Wonder if I could be her creative muse?  But, her pet toys will not stand up to a ByeBye.

We bought him the cutest little Martha Stewart Hippo the other day.  I was looking for Tyke Beanie Babies for dogs, but PetSmart quit selling those.  They last the longest and are strong and sturdy even for ByeBye.

After 20 minutes of play, Blue Hippo still looks good on his right side...

...but not so much on his left.  ByeBye totally chewed his ear off in less than half an hour.  Rachel had to distract him so I could remove Blue Hippo and send him to the Blue Hippo Burial Place (aka the garbage).

Bye Blue Hippo.  We did not know you long, but we loved you!

Friday, September 24, 2010


.....and he wants his phone back!   Took these pics while visiting with BJ and BLT in their new place a couple of weeks ago.  I can't tell you how happy we all are that they are back in Alabama!  But BJ, come might be time for a new phone.  That one is about the size of an at home printer now....

...and, for real, the antenna is a straw?!?  That is too funny.

Here BLT is in full spy mode...glasses and all!  (That phone is HUGE!)
Love ya'll!  Happy Weekend.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Hey Guys - How do you like the new look.  I figured after over 500 posts, it was time to change it up a bit.  I think this one fits me bacause I love to read.  You like?  Let me know....

One of the great things about living in the South is our ability to to have fun anywhere we go.  And part of fun is FOOD!  At Riverfest, this was one of the vendors selling their wares....

...kind of looks like heart attack on a stick doesn't it?  Well, if not heart attack at least we had chicken on a stick, gator on a stick, corn on the cob on a stick, and corn dogs (obviously on a stick)!  And I love how everything not on a stick is fried.  Fried onion, fried funnel cakes, fried potato chips, fried fries!  But wait, there is something grilled.....SAUSAGE!  There, that will be for the healthy eaters! 

I did not visit this venue because I was lucky enough to know a BBQ team (shout out to LBOS) and was able to eat their leftovers at their tent.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


~ The original name for Yahtzee was the Yacht Game. It was invented by a Canadian couple who played it with guests aboard their yacht.
~ Reese's Peanut Butter Cups was developed by Harry Burnett Reese. He had worked as a dairyman for the Hershey Chocolate Company who purchased Reese's company for 23.5 million in 1963.

~ Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom on California's state seal, represents the fact that California achieved statehood without going through a territorial period, just as Minerva sprang to life full-grown.

~ It is the year 5771 on the Jewish calendar.

~ Jack Nicholson has won 3 Oscars, all of the for films for which his leading lady won Best Actress Honors: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1976) - Louise Fletcher won Best Actress; Terms of Endearment (1984) - Shirley MacLaine won Best Actress; As Good As It Gets (1998) - Helen Hunt won Best Actress

Monday, September 20, 2010


Cheers to LBOS! This past weekend marked another Riverfest under their belt. They did great coming in better than last year! An overall 48th out of 78 competitors. I am so proud they are my friends! We had good food and good times!

Baby Bear could not get over the pig cake that KD made. He really got upset when we started hacking into it and eating it! Poor Baby.

LBOS looking over their scores....I thought it was hilarious. They would be like "Damn, we were in 50th" then someone else would say "Yeah, but we beat so-and-so and so-and-so." Then there would be a team yelling "Hell Yeah!" L Big Dawes, sorry for the evidence that you smoke in this picture.

Btut and L Dawes made a spectacular dessert! It tied for 1st! Btut got a 180 pin which means she had a perfect score! Congrats. Two Pies for my birthday please! (In this picture I asked everybody to clap. The first picture, all the people around me (outside of the shot) clapped and J Big Dawes and Andy AndyRandy just stood there...needless to say, we had to have a re shoot with them clapping!)

Congrats L'il Bit O' Smoke. Can't wait till next time! (Just so we got the names right - L Big Dawes, Randy AndyRandy, TCW, skip D, Andy AndyRandy, Btut, J Big Dawes, Bear - Love you guys!)

Friday, September 17, 2010


Hope to see some of you at Riverfest tonight and tomorrow!
This has been a very sad week for Rachel and I. I lost a good friend and she lost her Aunt Cindy.
Hopefully spirits are lifting and things will get back to normal soon. Thanks to my reader (s? - all two of you) for being patient about the blog. I have a lot of material to blog about and will have even more after this weekend.

Be safe out there!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


~ There are 554 red roses in the garland of roses that is draped over the winning horse at the Kentucky Derby.

~ American funnyman Billy Crystal protrayed the "first gravedigger" in Kenneth Branaugh's 1996 film version of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

~ A hippometer is used to measure the height of a horse.

~ Under the rules of professional football, the score of 2-0 is used to record a forfeited game.

~ The first males sports figure to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine was LeBron James in April of 2008. He is shown dribbling a basketball with his right hand while holding supermodel Gisele Bundchen around the waist with his left. Only two other men - Richard Gere (1992) and George Clooney (2000) - had preceded him on the magazine's cover.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Do you remember...

...your first album? This was mine. I used to have to hide it from my brothers. One day I did not, and they broke it. I was heartbroken until it was replaced. I can't believe I thought Shaun Cassidy was sooooo hot!
Have a good weekend!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


(Thanks Wino Bill for the suggestion)

Lil' Bit 'O Smoke did another BBQ dry run this weekend. It was at the Big Dawes house. Lots of good food and good friends! My vidalia onion casserole was a success....

Cheers to LBOS! Here they are doing their traditional shot of brown liquor after all of the cooking was done. Hope you all come to Riverfest and watch the team compete. Good luck AndyRandy, the Big Dawes, Bear, Btut and TCW!
Here is the official Dry Run Part Deux (I love saying that) display. I should have taken a picture of the kitchen table. It was laden with lots of delicious food.

Hello L Big Dawes. Thanks to you and J Big Dawes for having us over to eat drink and be merry.

You would think that Wino Bill and Andy were arguing. They were bitching about me making them pose for pictures!

Bear and Baby Bear conked out watching football. Momma Bear and Little Bear were sitting close by. I love how Bear uses his Baby as a pillow.

Happy Thursday.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I was going to post the results of the Great Bathroom Debate of 2010 (you remember - the correct steps to entering, taking and leaving a shower), but I can't find where I stuck the responses. That's ok. Nobody got it right. In other words, nobody thought the way I shower was the best way. So, they were wrong.

I just read on one of my favorite blogs that I should blog everday, even if it just a picture with a caption. Just something. I also read that I should thank my readers often, so thank you.

Since I have lost all of the wrong responses to the GBD of 2010, I have decided to share with you the contents of my purse! This decision was made when I discovered a loose peanut M&M in there minutes ago. I know you must be very excited to read on!

1. orange peanut M&M
2. hard dock hugger with my camera inside
3. Broadway Diner (Atlanta) coupon
4. Fox theater brochure
5. two wet naps (unused - don't be gross)
6. zaxby's receipt
7. wallet
8. 2 peppermints
9. exterior master key for new work building
10. Panama Jack lip balm bought 4 summers ago
11. 3 pens
12. 1 pencil
13. Bud Light Auburn football schedule (yes, for this season)
14. pink highlighter
15. 2 dollars
16. tube of neosporin
17. wine cork (no idea - oh wait, I remember. Bottle of wine from Simp McGee's - I wanted to remember the label so I could buy it. Called Writer's Block, and I think Shakespeare is on the bottle
18. cell phone
19 paperclip
20. 2 quarters, 3 dimes, 2 nickels, 7 pennies (in other words 97 cents)

There you have it! Interesting read, no? Hope I didn't loose any of you!

Have I thanked you for reading my blog?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


I am back!!!!

~ A sneeze can travel up to 100 miles per hour.

~ Bolivia is the top producer of Brazil nuts. It has outproduced Brazil since 1999.

~ Libra is the only sign of the zodiac that is not represented by a living creature.

~ In 1971, Apollo 15 astronaut David Scott simultaneously dropped a hammer and a falcon's feather in the moon's airless atmosphere. Both hit the moon's surface at the same time and remain there today.

~ The shark tooth is the official state fossil of Georgia. Shark teeth are common along the coastal plain.

Saturday, September 4, 2010


... could not wait for this one!

"Going to Costco with no money is like going to the titty bar with no ones." - Lisa Tutb

Friday, September 3, 2010

Crazy Times on Pannylane....

...will return next week to its regularly scheduled program.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!