Monday, August 18, 2008

A Few Things You Might Not Know

Bennie Waddell has twice described me as an iced tea sipping, firefly catching, laid back good ole Southern girl. While this is very flattering, in truth, I am none of those things. I feel compelled to 'fess up to you, so you don't get the wrong idea about me, though, in truth, you might like the fiction better.
  • I am not a Southerner, though I have lived in the south for almost 40 years. I think that's what's called a "Damn Yankee" - the ones who don't leave. As much as I love the South, there is a part of me that will always yearn for the Great Lakes. Okay, two parts of me: my heart and my stomach.

  • There are many things about the South I love and embrace - Barbeque, hush puppies, shrimp and grits, biscuits, okra (if it's done right), the way a little snow stops the whole world - but iced tea is NOT one of them. Neither are Brunswick Stew, collard greens, sausage gravy, NASCAR, or Pepsi as a breakfast beverage.

  • Beverages of choice for me are (in order of importance on a daily basis): coffee, water, Coca Cola, seltzer, Dr. Pepper, orange juice, Newcastle, Red Drinks, margaritas.

  • I would SO kick my kids' asses if they caught any kind of wildlife, including fireflies. We have a No Intervention policy here concerning the fauna.

  • I am not a particularly laid back individual - actually, I'm kind of a monkey on the edge, but I play calm and cool really well, don't I? (In related content, I have been quoted as saying, "I'm a HAPPY person, DAMMIT!")

So while I just love Bennie for thinking I'm a groovy hippie Southern girl, I have to admit - I'm just not that cool. But I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express once - does that count for anything?

10 comments:

thailandchani said...

Interesting! I figure all the people behind all the blogs are multifaceted people - but the heresy of not liking iced tea... well. ;)


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Chanda (aka Bea) said...

You!? A monkey on the edge?! Say it ain't so.

You also forgot to mention that you have your southern drawl down pat, and can use it to your advantage. :)

Vodka Mom said...

hey- we are ALL who we want to be. One day I might be a cool, hip, funny mom, and the next I'm Britney Spears. Go figure.

Maggie, Dammit said...

Way to fess up! I knew you couldn't be labeled...

FairiesNest said...

Hah! You are So a "HAPPY person dammit!" he he he...I love that I was there for that Kodak moment. So have the kids recovered yet?

hele said...

I still suspect you of being a groovy hippie Southern girl.

bandick said...

I could possibly be described as an iced tea sipping, firefly catching, laid back good ole Southern girl...if you count having lived in the SOUTHwest at one time in my life.

Although, I'm not sure how good I am...? Probably more than I'd ever want to admit.

And, I love that you try to pretend that you're a monkey when we all know you're a pickle.

Bennie said...

Sorry. You're still a Southern chick. GRITS, as we call 'em. Girls Raised In The South. Plus you're a groovy hippie chick on top of that. Becky, you fell in love with the good stuff - our beautiful side. Most people unfamiliar with us don't look at the underbelly.

BTW, Pepsi and Brunswick Stew suck but the rest of 'em? We definitely need to work on that sausage gravy fo' sher'!

BTW2, we leave the lightening bugs (fireflies) alone these days so we can enjoy their show.

tysdaddy said...

What?! No sausage gravy?!?!

I think less of you . . .

Gypsy said...

I knew a girl from Scotland who called it "stewed tea," and said it like it was the most disgusting and preposterous thing on the planet. Like braised dog shit in a coriander sauce.

I, however, a true southerner, can't get enough of it. I also love boiled peanuts, which I understand the rest of the world reviles.