Tag: southern life

Things no Southern cook will ever say

There are some words and phrases you’ll just never hear come out of certain peoples’ mouth. Like, you’ll never hear from a UK basketball fan “Wow, that was a close game. I like it when the teams are evenly matched like that.” No, what…

Anderson’s Blue Laws

Giving access to caffeinated sodas was too much of a stimulant, the ministerial union said, and too much of an enticement for young men to hang about the streets, leaning on telephone poles instead of spending time in church.

Car repair for girls

There’s nothing more frustrating than being a girl and trying to fix your car. This past month, my 2007 Jeep Commander had a bumper that needed to be fixed… and by fixed I mean, reattached to the rest of the car with anything that does…

Garden hose

It’s time to get the garden in, so naturally I made a beeline for my underwear drawer. It’s the same every year. Well, okay, not every year. There were those three or four years when the kids were younger and we lived on the…

Eight ways you know the holiday honeymoon is over

I’m pretty sure I am all Christmas’d out. Seriously. As I sit here on my couch on a rainy 60 degree Sunday, some of my friends are celebrating their fourth and fifth family holiday today. Heck, some of them have had more than eight…

I’m ready for Christmas

It’s been a rough week. My hip hurts. And even though the doctors say it’s arthritis, I’m way too young to hear that come out of any professional’s mouth. One of my cats died Sunday morning. But he was 417 years old, so it…

Dear women’s magazines, I give up

Okay, women’s magazines, you win.  I give up. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going to stop reading you, I’m just not going to succumb to your particular brand of torture anymore. I’ve read women’s magazines since I was a little girl. I drooled…

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