Thursday, March 18, 2010

Southern Women

Perhaps all y'all who are not from the South might get some understandin' from this little lesson!
Southern women know their summer weather report: Humidity...Humidity...Humidity
Southern women know their vacation spots: The beach...The rivuh...The crick
Southern women know everybody's first name:Honey...Darlin'...Shugah
Southern women know the movies that speak to their hearts:Fried Green Tomatoes...Driving Miss Daisy...Steel Magnolias...Gone With The Wind
Southern women know their cities dripping with Southern charm: Chawl'stn... S'vanah...N'awlins...Addlanna
Southern women know their elegant gentlemen: Men in uniform...Men in tuxedos...Rhett Butler
Southern girls know the 3 deadly sins: Having bad hair and nails...Having bad manners...Cooking bad food
Only a Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens, peas, beans, etc., make up "a mess."
Only a Southerner knows instinctively that the best gesture of solace for a neighbor who's got trouble is a plate of hot fried chicken and a big bowl of cold potato salad.
If the neighbor's trouble is a real crisis, they also know to add a large banana puddin!
A Southerner knows that "fixin" can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adverb.
Put 100 Southerners in a room and half of them will discover they're related, even if only by marriage.
In the South, y'all is singular, all y'all is plural.
Southern girls know men may come and go, but friends are fahevah !

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

An Irish Blessing For You

May you be blessed with good friends.
May you be a good friend to yourself.
May you be able to journey to that place in your soul where there is great love, warmth, feeling and forgiveness.
May this change you.
May it transfigure that which is negative, distant or cold in you.
May you be brought into the real passion, kinship and affinity of belonging.
May you treasure your friends.
May you be good to them and may you be there for them.
May they bring you all the blessings, challenges, truth and light that you need on your journey.
May you never be isolated.
May you always be in the gentle nest of belonging with your anam cara...(soul friend).
May you be blessed with good friends.
May you learn to be a good friend to yourself.
May there always be work for your hands to do.
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine on your window pane.
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring Obsession in Munn Park

I copied these photos from google images. They are from last year's Spring Obsession at Munn Park in downtown Lakeland.
These are rain barrels painted by local school children. They are big plastic feed barrels that a spigot has been added to it. They are for sale.
We saw beautiful plants and flowers today. All kinds of things for your lawns and gardens. All kinds of people were out enjoying the beautiful weather. The sun felt great but it was a little breezy with a slight chill to it.
They had a great jazz band playing, Made me want to dance like Frazier does on his show when he listens to music while waiting for his date to arrive. I loved that show, really made me laugh. I still enjoy the reruns! Frasier and Seinfeld, the best!
For lunch we ate at the Silver Ring. They only serve cuban food. This little sandwich shop began in Ybor City in the late 1940's. When I was a little girl in the late 50's we would take a trip to Tampa to go to the big Sears store and on the way home we stopped off in Ybor City to get cubans. Had to wait til we got home to enjoy eating them. Today Meagan and I had pressed cubans, spanish bean soup and Meagan had a deviled crab roll with hot sauce on the side. Years ago they opened the shop in Lakeland. It's a little hole in the wall kind of place.
Hope you have a great weekend and wonderful weather! More adventures next weekend in the historic district of our town. Stay tuned!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Larry's Proverbs

I hope all of you know who Larry the Cable Guy is. A real redneck! He is so darn funny!

1. A day without sunshine is like night.
2. On the other hand, you have different fingers.
3. 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.
4. 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
5. Remember, half the people you know are below average.
6. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.
7. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm
8. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese in the trap.
9. Support bacteria. They're the only culture most people have.
10. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
11. Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
12. If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.
13. How many of you believe in psycho-kinesis? Raise my hand.
14. OK, so what's the speed of dark?
15. When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
16. Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.
17. How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?
18. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
19. What happens if you get scared half to death, twice?
20. Why do psychics have to ask you your name?
21. Inside every older person is a younger person wondering, 'What the heck happened?
22. Just remember -- if the world didn't suck, we would all fall off.
23. Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
24. Life isn't like a box of chocolates. It's more like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today, might burn your butt tomorrow.

Gotta appreciate his sense of humor. Which one is your favorite?