Wednesday, August 30, 2006


I know I still haven't posted photos of my scrap space, but part of that is because all of our energies have been focused on the kitchen/dining area lately.

Peter got the end wall and the outside wall painted all the way over to the freezer. He did a few other things too. The paint looks ukky in these pics, but it's a funky apple/lime/spring green. It really opens up the room, and all the trim is white. Our accent color (cabinet handles/drawer pulls) is cobalt blue.

We're going to start working on the wall where the wooden cabinets are, and will be sanding and painting the cabinets white, as well as putting up new hardware and door handles. That will probably start tomorrow night. :) Here are a few photos to show what all he's got done.

I LOVE cooking in my improving kitchen even though it can be frustrating when everything's pulled into the middle of the room!! Eventually, we'll replace the ugly 1970's flooring with blue and white or black and white tiles. :)

No door!! This is where the door used to be going from the dining area to the hallway!! It's amazing how much more open it looks with it gone!

Hannah's got a lime green shirt and she sorta kinda almost blends in!! LOL Imagine a darkish lime green for her shirt, and you can sorta tell what color the room is. I tried to find a sample online, but couldn't find an accurate example. :(

Pete chilling out at our dining table. We've actually got a tablecloth and a plastic cover on it!! I've got a matching (huge) tablecloth that I got for a great price on clearance, and I'm planning to make a half curtain for the window in the dining room, and valances to match for the dining room window and the kitchen window. Just need to hit Hancocks to check out the pattern books for some ideas on how to do it. Did I mention I'm not a huge sewing person? Looks like I'm about to become one though!! The china cabinet we're going to refinish will eventually find its home along this wall so I can display my heirloom dishes & my Princess House collection. :)

So big!

She's been growing by the day, and is up on all fours rocking back and forth all the time, but she still can't sit up entirely by herself. She can sit up with minimal assistance, and loves being in the jumper and the exersaucer. Today she was sitting up after I changed her clothes and I just had to get a shot. She's looking at Peter (see last post), and he had his hand on her up until right before I took this picture. I'm so excited to see what new thing she's learned to do each day! :) She's just simply a living doll. I really love this baby girl.

Mazie's Playmate

Mazie has a favorite person at our house. She hangs with me and we play during the day, but the SECOND she hears "My Pete" come through the door, it's all over. She doesn't want me, only her big strong playmate. When he's home during the day, he takes care of her, because she's basically become his little friend. Yes, he changes dirty diapers and he feeds & burps her. It's so sweet to see.

I love watching the girls shower him with lots of love, and that makes me happy. He won't admit to it, but these three little girls are the sunshine of his life. And it makes life so much more wonderful.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Creative bug bit!!

I finally got out of my scrap funk today!! I got two layouts completed and into my album. I'm so excited!! I can almost feel my mojo coming back. Hopefully I can get a couple more completed tomorrow! :)

I've had this layout on my desk for two weeks and finally figured out how to finish it. The funky looking things at the top of the photo are strips of paper with words on them, that have ribbon loops stapled to them. Each word is something that describes aspects of her personality. The colors are black, royal and butterscotch, but they didn't show up well here. Grr. I really need to invest in a good digi!!

This is a quick layout I did tonight of Monkey climbing onto the piano bench at Gilbert & Sharon's. She worked and worked, but her perseverance paid off and she finally made it up! New technique for me was to ink my chipboard, then doodle on it and use UTEE to make it shine. I really like the way this one turned out.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

What will they think of next?

This is a rather interesting, yet useless product that the corporate geniuses have developed to suck up the taxpayer's money. Oh, and make sure you check out the larger pics of their examples. Especially the asparagus!! LOL

My question is: Why on earth would you need to disguise ice cream as spaghetti to get a kid to eat it?? What kid have you ever met that doesn't like ice cream just as it is? I'll have my ice cream straight up in a bowl, without putting it through what's basically a plastic potato ricer first. :D

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Out of the mouth of a babe...

Me: Amber, come here and let me brush your hair down. You're like a troll doll. You lay down and the back of your hair goes "Poof".

Hannah: When I lay down, my hair goes "poop" too.

Me: Your hair goes "Poop"?????

Hannah: Yes.

I was unable to respond because I was laughing too hard. :D

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Hey, Pete...

Let's party like it's your birthday, baby!!

I'm so thankful for you!! I love you. More than you know.


Monday, August 21, 2006

Ten things I learned today

1. Mazie can hold 2+ jars of baby food :D
And she likes avocado. :)

2. Monkey loves kidney beans (she picked all of them out of her taco salad and ate them first. LOL

3. TS Absolutely Almond Pound Cake, fresh sliced strawberries with Splenda and FF Cool Whip are a huge hit at my house.

4. Hannah likes taco salad much more than she did last time she had it.

5. It is possible to go do errands and come home to cook lunch. Way more satisfying than picking up fast food as well.

7. I have the most wonderful husband in the whole world. He emptied the dishwasher and made a pan of Jell-O for tomorrow while I made lunch, then then while I finished feeding the girls and loaded the dishwasher, he cleaned the bathroom and mopped the floor, all before leaving for work. :)

8. I'm loving the new-found domesticity in my life. It makes me happy and leaves me with a sense of fulfillment.

9. It's nice to spend time just puttering, doing things around the house with my sweet man.

10. Things go so much more smoothly when I'm not stressed.

Fly on the wall

So Hannah's chilling and all at once she starts coughing and coughing and coughing....

"Hannah, are you ok?"

Cough, cough, cough...

"Yes, I'm trying to get my bone out."

Cough, cough...

"It's a big bone."

Cough, cough, cough, cough...

"It's all the way up in my head, down to my tummy. It's in my mouth."



Cough, cough...

"I got a really big bone in my mouth."


The reason she's saying that is when someone starts coughing around here, we ask if they have a bone in thier throat. Just one of those things. Sure didn't expect to hear this self conversation at 8:30 this morning!! LOL Kids - gotta love 'em!

For the carnivore in you...

Just got this in my inbox this morning. Of course, since I'm making a real effort to cook at home more, I just had to go read the whole thing. Quite interesting stuff. Not something I'd recommend, or actually do, but interesting anyway.

Meat Cake

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Amy's Blog Challenge

Get to know this scrapper...

1. Do you use older product that has been out on the market or do you strictly use new/hot merchandise?
I do use some older product, but don't do the whole sticker thing much anymore. I like the newer trends, but I can't afford to only use new product.

2. When you finish a layout do you put them in albums right away or do they lay on your desk/shelf for months?
Up until the last six months, all my layouts went straight into albums. Right now I'm in dire need of albums and page protectors, so I have several CM boxes that are full of layouts. Perhaps I need to see about creating a wishlist for Christmas!

3. Are there several adhesives used on each layout or do you usually stick to one?
My adhesive of choice is Tombow Monoadhesive. If I use heavier embellishments, or double matted photos, I use Glue Dots for the extra bond. I use metal glue for metal embellishments that need to be adhered directly to the page (use this rarely), and if I want something to be 3-D, I use Dimensional adhesive shapes. I use the Xyron for small items, or if I have lots of things that need to be adhered. I use Glue Lines for ribbon & fibers. Most of the time, though, you can find at least two open Tombow dispensers on my scrap desk while I'm working.

4. How often do you get to share your creative pages with people other than immediate family?
Twice a month at the crops I attend, but normally I post them on my blog and send them via email to friends who are not local. I just started posting some of my work on CMK, too.

5. How many people have you made into scrappers?
None that I'm aware of. I've helped influence a couple of people, but haven't managed to convince anyone to take up the art yet. :(

Friday, August 18, 2006

Cup, cup, cup, cup, of, of, of, of.....

That's a partial line from "My Fair Lady" (my favorite movie EVER). The "cup of" is referring to a nice, hot cup of tea. Or tay, however you wish to pronounce it. It's still yummy to my tummy.

I have spent the worst part of the past few days sick. Yes, sick. As in not having any fluids left in my body at all sick. Not remembering anything sick. Barely being able to make it from the bed to the bathroom and back again sick. Finally yesterday, my sweet, darling, wonderful honey-bun made me a cup of tea... OH YEAH!! And a slice of dry toast. It seemed to be the magic trick - I haven't worshipped the porcelain throne since! It is hereby my firm belief that a cup of tea will fix what ails ya.

I've been so addicted to Starbucks, and when he brought me a coffee home on Wednesday night, I took about three sips, and that was all she wrote. Ughhhh. It was good the first time, not so good the second. Kinda sorta killed the craving for me, you know? :D

So now I'm on my second (or is it third) cup of tea today. And I'm feeling (sorta) good. Perhaps I'll try to make a cup of tea my new substitute for Starbucks. I know it sure would be less expensive, anyway!! :)

Feeling my age...

Might get in trouble for this post, but oh, well. :D

It struck me this morning that I'm definately not as much of a spring chicken as I'd like to think. Case in point:

Emerald turned 19 a few days ago. Where did the time go? Seems like yesterday she was my baby, and now she's a very grown-up young lady!

William turned 17 last month. It's so odd seeing a young man now instead of a boy when I look at him. Wasn't he just a little guy with big brown eyes and the best hugs? When did he grow up??

My wish for both of them:
That they go on to get a good education and find their perfect niche in the world.

That they be a good, upstanding, productive member of society and find happiness in whatever they choose to do.

That someday they'll realize just how much I do really love them. And how much I always have.

That if I could change the past, I would do so in a blink of the eye.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Three Lil Monkeys

This is one of my favorite LO's from the past weekend. For some reason, I can't get the LO to scan in right, and it looked awful when I took a digi pic of it, so here's a totally wonky stitch job on it. Enjoy! :)

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Die Cut Font: QuicKuts
Rubon: Basic Grey
Ink: Tim Holtz by Ranger

Insomnia and Sweet Tea

What person living in the Deep South doesn't appreciate a nice tall glass of sweet tea to take the edge off of a hot summer's day? Certainly not me! So with my dinner tonight, I had a glass of sweet tea - something I only have maybe once a week, at most. Well, apparently I'm getting older, or the tea is getting stouter. Whatever it is, here I sit, unable to sleep at 3:20am.

I went to bed at 10:00pm and woke up shortly before midnight, when Peter got up to go to work. Well, that was it. Haven't been able to go back to sleep since. Read half of a book - finished it, in fact. Got up and wandered around the house, checking locks, thinking that perhaps my obsession with making sure everything's locked up was what was keeping me from slumber. Not!!

Checked emails and my favorite message boards. Read some online newsletters (the new Basic Grey - YUMMY!!), and still - here I sit, in the dark. Only light is the glow of my laptop screen and the light in the hallway.

I'm so tired, and my babies will be here around 7:15 - 7:30am and I'm unable to sleep. Arghhhhhhh This is so frustrating! Last week it was Diet Coke, now it's sweet tea. When, oh when, will I ever learn???? STICK TO WATER AT BEDTIME, DUMM KOPP!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 14, 2006

How to revive a fish...

This is just SO wrong. LOL


Ever been around someone who doesn't want to listen to you? You know, the people who want you to listen to everything they have to say but can't be bothered? The ones who cut you off in the middle of your conversation and that's it? The people who make you feel small and insignificant in the whole scheme of things? That make you feel like a piece of gum on the sole of the shoe of life? Let me tell you - if you never have, consider yourself fortunate. People like that just burn my biscuits.

Sad part about it all is that sometimes it's impossible to distance yourself from those who make you feel that way. The things that have transpired in my 37 years of living have helped me to at least try to listen to others. I like to find out what makes them tick. Some things I don't want to hear about, especially if it's something that offends my sensibility or if it's the fifty-leven-millionth time we've gone over the same old, same old. If there's something going on in your life that you can change and you're not willing to make the effort to change it, don't come complain to me and expect me to listen. Uh-uh. Not gonna go there.

But being in this house with three children and no real means of transport unless my honey is at home, and even then not really having anywhere to go during the day besides shopping (which I hate), it does get old from time to time. Sometimes I just want to talk and be heard. Not lectured, not fussed at, not criticized and critiqued, just heard. A little compassion, a little empathy for the way I feel. Don't tell me what I need to do or not do. Just listen. I'm already short enough, so I really don't need to be cut off at the knees when I'm simply wanting to talk. I'm sure that you SAHW/SAHM's out there can identify.

This has been frustrating me for quite a while now and it's simply come to the point that I feel the need to express myself. Now back to our regulary scheduled levity...

What's in a dream?

Do you ever have a weird dream and then you wake up and it's become a physical thing??? For instance, some years ago when I was working 70 or so hours a week with a man who was developmentally disabled, I had a dream that I was defending him from some guys who were trying to abuse him. I swung my fist, and to my surprise, I made contact with Peter's head!! I had hit him right between his eyes!!! What a rude awakening for both of us!

So this past week has been a bit rough, sleep-wise. Being able to go to sleep and stay asleep long enough to get rested has seemingly been impossible. Not to mention that whatever's going on in my daytime life sometimes carries on to my dreams. I knew the girls were coming this morning, so somehow I was dreaming about bad children. Dunno why, because the girls are pretty good most of the time. But anyway, in my dreams, they'd been playing in mud and then had somehow opened the gate from the backyard and were heading toward the road.

Then somehow I came up with a little boy to keep too. He did something really, really bad and as I was spanking him for being so naughty, I was woken up by the feeling of solid flesh under my hand! It just so happened that Peter actually got to spend the night at home last night, and much to both of our surprise, his shoulder became the perfect substiture for a fat little kid's thigh in my dream. LOL

We both got so tickled, and the more one of us would giggle, the more the other one of us would giggle. It was infectious, and although I had slapped him and woken us up, it was so funny and relaxing to wake up laughing instead of him being upset with me. So now I have had a fun beginning for the day and every single time I think about it, I start giggling again.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

When it rains, the lights go out??

Today started out just ducky... then it got even better... NOT!!!!!!!!

To begin with, I started a new medication last night, so I spent the night sick. Sick, sick, sick, as in me getting up over and over. Ughhhh. Not to mention that I've now had a headache since yesterday afternoon. :(

I finally got a little bit of sleep and then my doorbell rang at 7:30 or so. The babies were here after not seeing them all week! Yeah, and they were perfect until their vehicle pulled into my driveway, then the pukius maxiumus factor kicked in. Poor Mom - her nice pinstriped suit, both babies, both babies' carseats, the car seat their carseats rested upon - everything - covered in their breakfast. Ewwww. So Mom got a roll of paper towels from me and got the worst of it off everyone, then turned around and went right back home. So 4 days of no babies - I'm not sure what to think here. It's been nice, but I sure do miss those tiny ones!!

Then I got a call from Hannah's dad - they were going to be here late. Well, by that time I was awake. :( No going back to sleep for me. I was WIDE awake by then. So off to the computer to check emails. :) And check blogs...

So Hannah came and we chilled for a while, then went to take a nap. Woke up around 2pm and around 3pm, the storms started. I unplugged the laptop, just in case the weather got bad, and then called Oma on my cell. While we were chatting, the power frizzled and then went out entirely. OH NO!!! It was dark in the house, and we couldn't see anything because it was DARK in the house, but thankfully, the laptop had a full charge. My network was down, but I could still play solitaire. Yay, me!!

4pm came and went - I'm now thankful for my Amish heritage, because all those vacations with Amish relatives help me not to freak out too bad at sitting in the dark. But for the first time that I could recall, I really was longing for some good old kerosene to put into all the lamps I have sitting around the house so we could see to read!

5pm came and went, my laptop battery died because some lame-o (me) decided to play some tunes because it was so quiet in here, and it drained the battery.

6pm - Hannah went home. Peter sprawled across the couch and I tried my bestest to read a magazine - not very easy in the dark. Arghhh!

7pm - I gave up on even thinking of cooking anything, because I'm not very good at rubbing sticks together to start a fire to cook over. Besides, it rained and everything's wet anyway. Grrr. So Domino's it is. We began eating in the dark - can you say FUN?? - and around 7:30, the wonderful folks from Huntsville Utilities restored our power!!! YAYYYYY, we're back to civilization!!!

I feel SO privileged to be able to walk into a room and just flip the switch for instantaneous light. Not to mention air conditioning. And the radio. And my computer.

Moral of the story - We are a very coddled society. The things that we take for granted can really put a crimp in our lives when they're not there. I'm thankful for the conveniences we have, but I'm even more thankful for resourcefulness and the ability to take life as it comes and just roll with it.

Oh, and I'm thankful for the fact that although I'm half blind in one eye and can't see very well out of the other, my eyes are still good enough to allow me to read by candle light. :D

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

My poor babies...

I had a free day yesterday - the baby was sick so her Mommy took off and kept both girls home, and Meg was off too, so Hannah stayed home with her. I got loads and loads of stuff accomplished, so that feels great!

Then early this morning, I got another call - Amber's sick now. So I only have Hannah today. Nice to spend some one on one time with my big girl, but I feel sorry for my sick babies. Apparently there's some sort of 24 hour bug floating around and they just happened to pick it up over the weekend.

Although it gets a bit crazy around here sometimes, I still miss them a lot when they're not here for a while. So those of you who can pray, please pray that the babies will get well and not start passing this bug back and forth between them. Thanks!

Now I'm off to get things done - actually made a list last night. Now to see if I can check everything off. :)

Saturday, August 05, 2006


I posted photos of this LO last week, but I finally took the time to hook the scanner up so I could upload a decent photo to share. The stitching is bad - sorry about that, but it's a lot better than the picture I took with my digi. :)

The photo is blurry - it was originally that way, too, but something in the expression on her face just grabbed me. It's like you can see straight into her soul. I just HAD to create a layout featuring this beautiful young lady. Love ya, girlie!!
Paper: Basic Grey
Cardstock: Bazzill
Hinges: Making Memories
Ribbon: Stampin' Up!
Pen: Creative Memories

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

This is what lies behind the photo - hidden journaling. I really enjoyed creating this page, and I hope you enjoy it.


I've been stressing over these swaps that I'd signed up for, so today I have done nothing but work on these, with a couple of computer breaks. I pulled out a bunch of books, including last year's Stampin' Up catalog and the new one. I found some inspiration and cranked out twenty-three cards. It feels so good to actually work with my paperstickyfoldystuff without any interruptions except nourishment and powder room breaks. :) With my coffee by my side, I feel good about today's accomplishments.

  • PaperCrafts & Stamp It! The Ultimate Paper Crafts Collection

  • Inspiration:
  • The Joy of Cardmaking: A Second Helping

  • Cool thing about this card is that I used mini glue dots and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder to create faux brads. Pretty neat technique! Thank you to the ladies on the CMK forums for the idea. :)

  • Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog 2005-2006

  • The one thing that makes me most proud is that I used stamps on ALL of these cards. Two new sets that I've never used, and I got to play with my SU! Stamp & Write Markers for the first time in a long time. Yay me!

    What Sesame Street Character Are You?

    You Are Cookie Monster

    Misunderstood as a primal monster, you're a true hedonist with a huge sweet tooth.

    You are usually feeling: Hungry. Cookies are preferred, but you'll eat anything if cookies aren't around.

    You are famous for: Your slightly crazy eyes and usual way of speaking

    How you life your life: In the moment. "Me want COOKIE!"

    What flavor Frappucino are you?

    Caramel Frappuccino

    Creative and expressive, you tend to match your Frappuccino flavor to your mood. And a flavored syrup is always a must!

    Five Things Meme

    Picked up from Flora's blog. Feel free to keep it going on your own blog! :)

    5 Things in my Refrigerator:
    1. soy milk
    2. salsa
    3. watermelon
    4. salad
    5. yogurt

    5 Things in My Closet:
    1. Clothes
    2. Shoes
    3. puzzles
    4. extra pillows
    5. extra blankets

    5 Things in My Purse:
    1. lip gloss
    2. Post It notes
    3. change purse
    4. lotion
    5. camera & extra film

    5 Things in My Car:
    1. 3 car seats
    2. tool box
    3. old Avon books (the girls' favorite "toys"!)
    4. cell phone charger
    5. extra diapers

    Friday, August 04, 2006

    Cause for Celebration

    Before you laugh at my total lack of domesticity, let me first say that all my adult life, my idea of great mac & cheese was the kind with the creamy cheese packet that comes in a blue box.

    The past few days, I've been looking through some cookbooks, as we have decided that it's much healthier for us, and more economical to limit our dining out to once or twice a week, versus every day. For over a year, we've been eating out way too much and there have been months that my stove was never even turned on!! Sad, I know, but with Peter working as much as 110-hour weeks, it was just quicker and easier.

    Anyway, the past couple of weeks, I've been cooking more. Let me just say that I absolutely LOVE my crockpot! I have a 1 1/2 quart one and a 6 quart one, both with a removable insert. These things are WONDERFUL!!! Not to mention that the house doesn't heat up when you use the crock-pot.

    So this morning, I was looking through a cookbook for some neat meal ideas and found an easy, simple recipe for macaroni & cheese. As Peter was going to the store for some groceries anyway, I asked him to pick up a couple of things that I needed to make the dish. He's a BIG fan of mac & cheese, so of course, he was more than willing.

    So today, I made my first ever homemade macaroni & cheese!!! It took just a little bit of time, and it turned out WONDERFUL!!! Now why on Earth have I never made it before??? I think absolutely nothing of making all these semi-gourmet meals that involve loads of time, but something so simple, I've been making from a box!! So today I vow that I will strive to NEVER buy boxed side dishes until I've tried making them from scratch at home.

    Here's what my finished dish looks like:

    Why are packages so hard to open?

    Not that I have even tried yet, but I'm SO excited and can't wait to open this package!!! Heidi Swapp is one of my favorite designers and it just so happens that there's an incredible kit available only at Costco. A dear friend of mine picked one up for me, and I just almost can't wait to tear into it!! Here's a few photos of all the goodies in it, but I'm making myself finish some swap stuffies before I open it to play. :) Enjoy!

    Wednesday, August 02, 2006

    So Cute

    As I was sitting here this afternoon, I hear a sweet baby giggle. I looked over at Mazie and she'd finally discovered the mirror in her exersaucer. She'd lean way back, then lean up real close to look at herself and then she'd giggle. She did it over an over, and the more she giggled, the more I giggled at her. Thank goodness for digital cameras! I was able to get a few really cute shots of her. Enjoy!

    I can SO see a LO with these too cute photos! Here's a few more cute pics of her. As you can probably tell, she was in a GREAT mood today. :)

    Southern Rules


    If you are going to live or visit in the South, you need to know these rules.

    1. That farm boy you see at the gas station did more work before breakfast than you do all week at the gym.

    2. It's called a "gravel road." No matter how slow you drive, you're going to get dust on your Navigator. Drive it or get out of the way.

    3. The red dirt -- it's called clay. Red clay. If you like the color don't wash your car for a couple weeks -- it'll be permanent.

    4. We all started hunting and fishing when we were seven years old.
    Yeah, we saw Bambi. We got over it.

    5. Go ahead and bring your $600 Orvis Fly Rod. Don't cry to us if a flathead breaks it off at the handle. We have a name for those little 13-inch trout you fish for -- bait.

    6. Pull your pants up. You look like an idiot.

    7. If that cell phone rings while a bunch of mallards are making their final approach, we will shoot it. You might want to ensure it's not up to your ear at the time.

    8. No, there's no "Vegetarian Special" on the menu. Order steak. Order it rare. Or, you can order the Chef's Salad and pick off the two pounds of ham and turkey.

    9. Tea - yeah, we have tea. It comes in a glass over ice and is sweet. You want it hot -- sit it in the sun. You want it unsweetened -- add a lot of water.

    10. You bring Coke into my house, it better be brown, wet, and served over ice.

    11. So you have a sixty thousand-dollar car. We're real impressed.
    We have a quarter of a million-dollar combine that we only use two weeks a year.

    12. Let's get this straight. We have one stoplight in town. We stop when it's red. We may even stop when it's yellow.

    13. We eat dinner together with our families. We pray before we eat (yeah, even breakfast). We go to church on Wednesdays and Sundays and we go to high school football games on Friday nights. We still address our seniors with "yes, sir" and "yes, ma'am," and we sometimes still take Sunday drives around town to see friends and neighbors.

    14. We don't do "hurry up" well.

    15. Greens - yeah, we have greens, but you don't putt on them. ! You boil them with salty fatback, bacon or a ham hock.

    16. Yeah, we eat catfish, bass, bream (pronounced brim) and carp. You really want sushi and caviar? It's available at the bait shop.

    17. They are pigs. That's what they smell like. Get over it.
    Don't like it? Interstate 65 goes two ways - Interstate 40 goes the other two.
    Pick one.

    18. Grits are corn. You put butter, salt, and maybe even some pepper on them. If you want to put milk and sugar on them, then you want Cream of Wheat - go to Kansas. That would be I-40 west.

    19. The "Opener" refers to the first day of deer season or dove season. Both are holidays. You can get pancakes, cane syrup, and sausage before daylight at the church on either day.

    20. So every person in every pickup waves? Yeah, it's called being friendly. Understand the concept?

    21. Yeah, we have golf courses. Don't hit in the water hazards. It spooks the fish and bothers the gators - and if you hit it in the rough, we have these things called diamondbacks, and they're not baseba! ll players.

    22. That Highway Patrol Officer that just pulled you over for driving like an idiot -- his name is "Sir," no matter how young he is.

    23. We have lots of pine trees. They have sap. It drips from them. You park your Navigator under them, and they'll leave a logo on your hood.

    24. You burn an American flag in our state, you get beat up. No questions. The liberal contingent of our state legislature -- all four of them -- enacted a measure to stop this. There is now a $2.50 fine for beating up the flag burner.

    25. No, we don't care how you do things up North. And no, down here, we don't have an accent, you do. But we know you're glad to be here!

    Tuesday, August 01, 2006

    Think you know me?

    I enjoyed Vanessa's quiz so well that I went and set one up for myself. If you think you know me, here's your chance to prove it! If you play, please post a comment and let me know how well you did. And if you set up your own quiz, please post the link so I can play too! :)

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