Wednesday, August 29, 2012


~  Benjamin Franklin proposed eliminating six letters from the alphabet - C, J, Q, W, X, and Y.  He considered them redundant.

~  The legal capacity for the bar featured in the TV sitcom Cheers was 75.

~  When it comes to fine dining, the musical term intermezzo is used to describe a palate-cleansing course served between two larger courses.  (usually a sorbet of some kind)

~  The original name for the heroine of "Gone With The Wind" before author Margaret Mitchell changed it to Scarlett was Pansy.   She changed it at her editor's behest.  (Thank God)

~  The droppings of the wombat (miss Sally) are unusual in that they are square in shape.  This makes it unlikely that they will roll off the rocks, logs, or dirt piles where the wombat deposits them to mark its territory.


Sorry this post is so long in coming!

Had a great time Saturday night practicing for this weekend in Tunica!

Everyone was there getting their lips ready!  Anastasia Beaverhausen, Wild Cherry, Wino Bill, Slick Dick Willie (the dealer from Memphis) - we even had an appearance by Lisa TutB and Brake and J BigDawes!

Sorry the last three above will not be with us this weekend, but we will be joined by Triple T and Big D!  Wish us luck!

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Guest Blog from BTUT!  Thanks!  Had fun last night...Go Ian!

Southern sayings are those wonderful similes, metaphors, or other expressions that are use on a regular basis during conversations in The South. We don't even bat an eye when they are used. It's second nature to know how to properly respond to these sayings. Whether you are travelling to the south or just wanting to brush up on your southern vernacular, these jewels will guide you through some of the most common conversations. But before engaging in a conversation with a true southerner, PLEASE read, understand, and practice these sayings. Improper usage could result in bodily harm as some have the totally opposite meaning depending on the context in which it is used!

·         Southern Saying: Butter my biscuit

o   Translation: Isn't that something!

o   Usage: Well butter my biscuit!

·         Southern Saying: Speckled pup in a red wagon

o   Translation: Reference to being cute or precious.

o   Usage: That baby's cuter than a speckled pup in a red wagon.

·         Southern Saying: Two goats in a pepper patch.

o   Translation: That's some hot stuff.

o   Usage: It's hotter out here than two goats in a pepper patch.

 ·         Southern Saying: Rode hard and put up wet.

o   Translation: Looking rough

o   Usage: Man, you look like you been rode hard and put up wet.

·         Southern Saying: Heebie jeebies

o   Translation: A condition similar to the chills.

o   Usage: That fellow gives me the heebie jeebies.

·         Southern Saying: Above your raisin'       

o   Translation: Acting as a snob acts.

o   Usage: Little Miss Priss is shore above her raisin'.

 ·         Southern Saying: I declare.

o   Translation: I did not know that or that is surprising or it can merely be used when there is really nothing else to say.

o   Usage: I declare!

·         Southern Saying: In a coon's age.

o   Translation: A really long time.

o   Usage: I ain't seen nothin' like that in a coon's age.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


1 daughter (Rayray)
1 daughter's boyfriend (Washaway)
1 best friend (TCW)
1 Red Lobster
3 1/2 pounds crab legs
8 ounces Parmesan crusted talapia
7 plates of various flavored shrimp

Margarita's and Long Island Ice Teas to taste!

We tried ours with a bitchy woman in a red sweater and a waitress on pills.  We have decided to leave them out of our recipe!

Happy Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


~  The fastest dragonfly can fly 38 miles per hour.

~  Golfing great Bobby Jones helped design the first golf clubs to be given numbers instead of Scottish names like mashie, baffie, and niblick.  The numbered clubs, made by A.G. Spaulding & Bros. bore Jones' name and were manufactured from 1932 until 1973.  They were the world's first mass-produced sets of matching clubs.

~  The longest U.S. interstate highway is I-90.  It stretches 3,099 miles from Boston, MA to Seattle, WA.

~  Herbalife was the product advertised in the very first infomerical that aired on American television.  It's first infomerical appeared on the USA Network in 1984, soon after the Federal Communications Commission lifted the restrictions limiting TV advertising to 16 minutes per hour and individual ads to two minutes.

~  The three-letter word with the greatest number of definitions in the Oxford English Dictionary is "set," with 464 definitions.

Thursday, August 16, 2012


From Southern Lady Cooks...

Things you will never hear a Southerner say...

1.  Duct tape won't fix that.
2.  Honey, I think we should sell the pickup and buy a family sedan.
3.  We don't keep firearms in this house.
4.  I thought Graceland was tacky.
5.  We're vegetarians.
6.  I'll have grapefruit and grapes instead of biscuits and gravy.
7.  Who care who won the Civil War.
8.  I just couldn't find a thing at WalMart today.
9.  Trim the fat off that steak.
10.  Unsweet tea tastes better.
11.  Does the salad bar have bean sprouts?  (I like bean sprouts)
12.  I don't have a favorite college team.

Happy Thursday!

G,B &W

Going to the Hard Dock to hear Gray, Black and White - tonight!

They will be playing there the Sunday before Labor Day, too.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Not sure if you saw McKayla win the silver medal on the vault during the Olympics, but she was more than "Not Impressed."  The world has gone viral photo shopping her disgusted look in all kinds of situations!  Here are some pretty funny ones...

Pulp Fiction....Not Impressed!

Back to the Future...Does not rock her world.

Jersey Shore Boys...She must like blonds.

Dark Night Rises...did not get a rise out of her.

I will leave you to make your own caption.

And, one of my favorites....check out old George!

You can view these and more at

They are adding more daily!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


~  Clyde (of Bonnie and Clyde fame) Barrow's bloody, bullet-riddled shirt sold for $85,000 at auction in 1997 - 63 years after his fatal ambush and death.

~  The only punctuation used in the Dead Sea Scrolls was paragraph indentations, and they were used infrequently.

~  Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI had four children - two daughters and two sons.  Only the firstborn, Marie Therese Charlotte, survived the French Revolution.

~  Actress Meryl Streep, who is 5-foot-6, portrayed 6-foot-2 Julia Child in the 2009 film Julie & Julia

~  The only hard part of an octopus is it's beak, which is shaped like a parrot's beak and id used to kill prey and break it into pieces.  (That pic is kinda gross!)

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Thanks BTut for the guest blog!

From The Southern Lady Cooks blog

I am from the South where...

Everyone pulls over to let a funeral procession pass.
We don't have fireflies, we got lightnin' bugs.
"Taters" are mandatory while shoes are not.
"Y'all" is a proper noun.
"Ain't" is a word.
Chicken is fried.
Biscuits come with gravy.
Sweet tea is the house wine.
Shopping carts are "buggies."
You never disrespect your elders.
We talk to strangers.
We wave a lot.
We love pearls, porches and peanuts, and "Blessin' hearts."

Also, shout out to late night carport friends!  Love, Love, Love!