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Everybody Tells Me Everything

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Well ... I do believe that my annoyance and thus yesterday's rant can be explained away by an excess of femininity this week. That's right folks ... PMS!!!

Excellent ... we all love it ... even you guys out there, you know you secretly do! I mean ... it's like the WWF of relationships week when this happens. It's incredible!

Anyway ... since my good friend Ian got all pissy about my last post ... and just flat out started being a big huge snotty meany-pants, I'm all about saying good riddance. Really, it's for the best ... I never wanted kids ... so his snot-nosed whining won't really be missed. And really 'J' you do deserve much better than that. (My opinion ... take it as you will girl, ya know I think you're the bees knees!)

Moving onward ...

How about that boy in the balloon? That poor kid ... actually all that man's kids ... really could we get a bit of child services intervention going on with that family? Those parents need some serious council and those kids need some serious help. Dad makes the kid lie on national TV? (shakes head in disgust) What a disgrace!

Mayhaps we'll see them all again on yet another episode of Wife Swap or whatever little reality show alien balloon daddy is trying to tout, I'm sure we can all only hope.

Elsewhere in the news ... well really ... there's no real news ... only Obama ... whew ... I guess nothing is really happening anywhere that's newsworthy. Cult of Personality anyone? Did I hire Obama to be on TV? NO I DID NOT ... I hired him to lead this nation, if he wanted to be a TV star ... he really should have changed his resume'. Luckily, I have about 24 hours of non-media television to keep me entertained. WEET!

Speaking of TV ... on Sunday ... I'll be posting at my new
Certified TV Junkie Blog my take on the week of shows that I watch. Highly uninteresting, aye. But if you missed watching something, you can pop over there and see if it had been worth your while to miss it. I'm kind and generous that way! (hold your applesauce)

I'm seriously considering getting new doggies. We'll see how I feel about that in a week, I've been dogsitting and my mom's dog, god bless her, is completely neurotic.

That's all folks; here's a little funny ...

GRIT (Girls Raised In Texas)

Someone once noted a Texan can get away with the most awful kind of insult just as long as it's prefaced with the words, "Bless her heart" or "Bless his heart." As in, "Bless his heart, if they put his
brain on the head of a pin, it'd roll around like a BB on a 6-lane highway."

I was thinking about this the other day when a friend was telling about her new transplanted northern friend who was upset because her toddler is just beginning to talk and he has a Texas accent. My friend, who is very kind and, bless her heart, cannot do a thing about those thighs of hers, was justifiably miffed about this. After all, this woman had CHOSEN to move to Texas a couple of years ago.

"Can you believe it?" said her friend, "A child of mine is going to be "taaaallllkkin liiiike thiiiissss."

Now, don't get me wrong. Some of my dearest friends are from the North, bless their hearts. I welcome their perspective, their friendships, and their recipes for authentic Northern Italian food. I've even gotten past their endless complaints that you can't find good bread down here. And the heathens, bless their hearts, don't like cornbread!

I have a friend from Bawston, bless her heart, who thinks it's hilarious when I say I've got to "carry" my daughter to the doctor or "cut off" the light. She also gets a giggle every time I am "fixin" to do something. And, bless their hearts, they don't even know where "over yonder" is, or what "I reckon" means!

My personal favorite was my aunt, saying, "Bless her heart, she cain't help being ugly, but she could'uh stayed home.."

Texas girls know bad manners when they see them:

1. Drinking straight out of a can.
2. Not sending thank you notes.
3. Velvet after February.
4. White shoes before Memorial Day or after Labor Day.

Texas girls always say:
1. "Yes Maam."
2. "Yessir."

Texas girls have a distinct way with fond expressions:
1. "Yawl come back."
2. "Well, bless yer harrt."
3. "Drop by when ya can."
4. "How's yer mama?"
5. "Love yer hair."

Texas girls know their three R's:
1. Rich
2. Richer
3. Richest

Texas girls know everybody's first name:
1. Hunny
2. Darlin'
3. Shuger

Texas girls know the movies that speak to their hearts:
1. "Gone With the Wind"
2. "Fried Green Tomatoes"
3. "Driving Miss Daisy"
4. "Steel Magnolias"

Texas girls know the three deadly sins:
1. Bad hair
2. Bad manners
3. Bad blind dates

G.R.I.T. = Girls Raised in Texas !

Now you run along, shuger, and tell this to ANY females aspiring to be GRITS--Even the northern ones, “Bless Their Hearts", and tell it to men who think Texas women are precious.

ஜ~§Quote Of The Day§~ஜ

One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothin' can beat teamwork.
Edward Abbey

ஜ~§The Question Of The Day§~ஜ

What's the best pick-up line you ever heard (or tried)? What's the worst? If you're instantly attracted to someone, will a stupid pick-up line dampen your interest?

ஜ~§The Word Of The Day§~ஜ


(maw-suh-LEE-uhm, -zuh-)

A large tomb, usually an ornate stone building.

After Mausolus, a Persian governor in 4th century BCE. His monumental tomb was considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, after which any grand tomb is now called a mausoleum.
Also see columbarium.

"Wu is leading a delegation to attend the 80th anniversary of the burial of Sun Yat-sen at a mausoleum in Nanjing."

ஜ~§Poem Of The Day§~ஜ

Everybody Tells Me Everything

I find it very difficult to enthuse
Over the current news.
Just when you think that at least the outlook is so black that it can grow no blacker, it worsens,
And that is why I do not like the news, because there has never been an era when so many things were going so right for so many of the wrong persons.

Ogden Nash

ஜ~§Recipe Of The Day§~ஜ

Spicy Thai Soup w/ Lime Shrimp

1 1/4 cups Mashed Sweet Potatoes
1 cup Onion and Garlic Mix
1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon green curry paste
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup Lime Shrimp
1 cup frozen peas
Juice of 2 limes, divided
Slices from 1/2 lime

Blend Mashed Sweet Potatoes , and broth in a blender until smooth; pour into a medium pot over low heat. Whisk in curry paste and ginger. Cook 10 minutes.

Quick tip:
While cooking, arrange the enchilada bake and prepare the topping for the shepherd's pie.

Turn heat to medium. Add Lime Shrimp and peas; stir frequently until shrimp are cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; add lime juice (from 1 1/2 limes). If not eating immediately, pour into an airtight container and freeze. Otherwise, serve, garnished with lime slices.

To reheat:
Microwave on high 4 to 5 minutes, stirring halfway through. Stir in juice of 1/2 lime.

Brightest Blessings,

5 Things people say ...:

The Stiletto Mom said...

Can I tell you how much I love G.R.I.T.? Because it's all so true! I've been here my whole life and you nailed it on the head darlin'!

♥ Braja said...

That's why I love Janie at Sounding Forth :)

Barry said...

Bless their hearts, Texas women are precious.

As long as you don't get them angry.

Captain Dumbass said...

If I've seen all those movies does that make me a Texas Girl?

SSP said...

my mama, bless her heart, tried to raise me right, as a good girl born on the bayou ought to have been raised, but I think she missed some parts. I do miss me some good cornbread though and I really miss my granny saying, gimme a yankee dime (a kiss)