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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hey, Y'all! Watch This!

Saw this on Land of Fluff and loved it!!  Hope you do, too!
I can't seem to get the width right, so if you prefer, you can click that link or go to YouTube and search for Anita Renfroe.

The Answers

Y'all done good!  I'm impressed!  Of course, some of you had an edge by either having lived or living now in the South.  Without further ado, here are the answers.

1.  Nachur -- Nature

2.  Gummut  -- Government

3.  Kep -- Kept

4.  Ahce -- Ice

5.  Share -- Shower

6. Usta  -- Used to

7.  Lar -- Liar

8.  Daints -- Dance

9.  Quar -- Choir

10.  Tal -- Towel

My sister Sharon (originally from WV, but living now in SC) and Connie in Washington state each got 5 right.  Since there was a tie, I'm awarding Connie an extra point for trying even though she lives about as far away from the South as you can and still be in the US.   Thanks everyone for playing!

Connie, I'll be sending you a package soon, which will include this little book.  We'll make a Southerner out of you yet!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

It Worked!

Back a few months ago, I showed you my work-in-progress master bedroom.  I'm beginning to think it will always be a work in progress, because I can never make up my mind!  What I need to do is stop looking at blogs--I'll see something and think "oh, I love that!" Then I'll see something else and say "oh, I want that"!  And thus nothing gets accomplished.

None of you liked the pictures I had above the bed.  Truth be told, neither did I.  They just never worked.  When I took them down to paint the walls, I never put them back up.  In fact, I hardly put anything back on the walls.  Someone had commented that I had too many frames and after looking around, I decided they were right.  So I've been on the lookout for other things to hang.

I saw this lovely idea (wish I could remember where--if you know, please tell me so I can give credit) and knew immediately THAT was what I wanted above the bed.  So I've been patiently (I know--hope you were sitting down for that) looking for frames, etc. to use.  After much yard saleing and searching, I found what I wanted and started thinking about actually completing a project.

Most of the time, I can't translate what I see in my mind into reality.  My creative genes are stunted apparently.  But for once, it worked!  I owe a big Thank You to my daughter Lauren for her encouragement!  There were several times I wanted to trash the whole shebang!  And I owe her--and you--an apology because she asked me if I had before pics and I assured her I did, but alas I have searched in vain and none are to be found.  Sorry!

I did find this picture of the middle frame.  We got it at a yard sale for $10--more than I would have spent, but Darrell loved it.  The other two frames were also purchased at a yard sale for $1 each.

For the large frame, I just painted it Oil Rubbed Bronze, then used gold Rub & Buff.  I found some pictures of Darrell and me that I particularly like and printed them out.  All I did on the smaller frames was paint the center, then glaze it.  I purchased two sheets of scrapbook paper and printed an initial on each one (actually Lauren did that part, because she is smarter than I am), then Mod Podged over it.  That's it.  Total cost was under $15!  I am a happy girl!  Let's take one more look....

Okay, so the D is a little higher than the B.  Nobody's going to be looking that closely, are they?  Please tell me no, because it's little imperfections like this that drive me crazy and keep me up at night!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Howdy Y'all!

Since school's started in most places, I thought it apropos (love that word!) to have another lesson in How to Speak Southern.  I know y'all've been waitin with bated breath to improve y'all's vocabulary, so here ya go--

First, a little quiz.  I'll provide a word and you tell me what you think it is outside the southeast.  Check back tomorrow for the correct answers.  There may even be a little prize involved.

1.  Nachur

2.  Gummut

3.  Kep

4.  Ahce

5.  Share

6. Usta

7.  Lar

8.  Daints

9.  Quar

10.  Tal

Have Fun!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

You Be the Judge

Okay, I know I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer.  I'm getting older and my brain skills aren't what they once were.  I've had so many "blonde" moments that I gave up and colored my brown/gray hair blonde.  But I'm thinking my husband and son have been dissing me--and right to my face.  I can't decide if these were Freudian slips or some true feelings coming out.  Let me know what you think.

First, a few days ago, my son, husband, and I were standing in the kitchen as they got ready for work.  For the first time in a good while, it was pouring rain outside.  Darrell asked me if I was planning to go out that day and I answered that I couldn't because I might melt.  You know--that whole thing about sugar dissolving in water.  I'm so sweet, I'd just be a puddle if I got wet. ;-) 

What does Clayton say about my comment?  He asked if I was implying that I was a witch.  He says he was referring to The Wizard of Oz, but I'm not so sure.

Then just a day or so later, the three of us are driving to Nashville and Darrell notices my bottle of Diet Mt Dew laying on the car seat in the sun.  He then asks if I don't want to put the bottle somewhere the sun doesn't shine on it!   He claims he didn't mean it the way it came out, however I'm not buying it.

What do you think?  Should I be considering some type of retaliation?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Need Some New Bathroom Reading Material?

Ever heard of Uncle John?  He's one of the smartest people around!  Just read his books and you'll astound your family and friends with your wealth of information.  Not to mention how much better your chances of winning on Jeopardy will become!  The book I'm reading now was purchased at GW for $1.99.  Here's something I read today and laughed out loud about!  Hope you enjoy it, too.

If They Married

If Bo Derek married Don Ho, she'd be Bo Ho.

If Yoko Ono had married Sonny Bono, she would have been Yoko Ono Bono.

If Oprah Winfrey had married Depak Chopra, she'd be Oprah Chopra.

If Dolly Parton had married Salvador Dali, she would have been Dolly Dali.

If Olivia Newton-John married Wayne Newton, then divorced him to marry Elton John, she'd be Olivia Newton-John Newton John.

If Sondra Locke married Eliot Ness, then divorced him to marry Herman Munster, she'd become Sondra Locke Ness Munster.

If Bea Arthur married Sting, she'd be Bea Sting. 

If Liv Ullman married Judge Lance Ito, then divorced him and married Billy Beaver (game show host), she'd be Liv Ito Beaver.

If Shirley Jones married Tom Ewell, then Johnny Rotten, then Nathan Hale, she'd be Shirley Ewell Rotten Hale.

If Ivana Trump married, in succession, actor Orson Bean, King Oscar of Norway, Louis B. Mayer (of MGM fame), and Norbert Wiener (mathematician), she would then be Ivana Bean Oscar Mayer Wiener.

If Javier Lopez married Keiko the whale, and Edith Piaf married Rose Tu the elephant, they would be Javier Keiko and Edith Tu.

If Tuesday Weld married Hal March III, she'd be Tuesday March 3.

If Snoop Doggy Dogg married Winnie the Pooh, he'd be Snoop Doggy Dog Pooh.

Monday, August 2, 2010

You Ready For Another List?

This is one of my favorites from
1000 Ways to Be a Slightly Better Woman.
It may be a little risque for some of you--suck it up and read on.  

Ten Advantages of Having a Longtime Lover
1.  No big between-the-sheets surprises--you want me to do what?!?

2.  No awkward conversations about birth control or STDs.

3.  He's pretty much made peace with your white cotton panties.

4.  When he buys you lingerie for your birthday, he gets the right size.  But he also knows you're going to return it.

5.  Whether you're in the mood for calming, loving, or rock-the-house sex, you know how to get it from him.

6.  You can tell him all your fantasies, and maybe even act out a few.

7.  He'll appreciate your body even when you don't suck in your stomach.

8.  After sex, you can move directly to sleep or The Colbert Report without anyone's feelings getting hurt.

9.  When you sleep together, you can actually sleep.

10.  You don't have to wonder whether he loves you:  you know he does.

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