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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Simple Things

Sometimes it is hard to take a moment in your day and be joyful by a simple thing. When I do it seems so trivial but it makes me smile. I had one today...

After class this morning I was early for work and well hungry. I stopped by Shipley's Do Nuts. It is such a struggle to limit yourself once you smell that deliciousness of plain glazed. I walked in and went up to the worn in floor and ask for a dozen holes. The dough nut holes are bite size sugary awesomeness and will melt in your mouth if you just so happen to get warm ones. My $3.25 went to a great cause.

I ate each hole one at a time counting once at work (ok I had some in the car too because I just can't help myself). 16. SIXTEEN! They gave me 4 EXTRA dough nuts!! I ASKED FOR 12 AND GOT 16! This is better than finding that tater tot in your french fries. I mean extra dough nuts. Some of the holes were stuck together when going threw that sugary bath. So when grabbing my "dozen" holes she counted the ones with two stuck together as just one dough nut. GREAT BY ME! I would have taken a picture of my glorious extra dough nuts but well... I was um... too busy counting. OK OK I can't control myself. Fine. I admit it.

Thank you Shipley's Do Nuts in Greenville Mississippi on the corner of Hwy 1 and Reed Road. You are the BEST! (Not to mention the best Shipley's ever... possibly because the wonderful brown Greenville water.)

So my friends, I ask of you today.... eh... well maybe tomorrow... take a moment and find a simple thing in your day that really honestly made you smile. I mean, there is nothing like getting surprise extra dough nut holes.




Molly Weissinger

Monday, January 16, 2012

South Is Superior

I was looking over the stats of our little blog here and I noticed that the number 1 search key word is 'south is superior'. Well, that makes me want to answer this for you. So here are just a few reasons why the South is superior. In no particular order.

- football
- Forrest Gump
- the word ain't
- the phrase fixin' to
- great manners
- class
- flip flops year round
- magnolias
- major celebration of Fofa (fourth of July)
- the word Fofa
- front porches
- the love of pearls
- having everything from pillows to swimsuits to car windows monogrammed
- redneck not being a derogatory and possibly being a bit of a compliment
- big trucks
- camouflage
- camouflage made for girls. Normal camo with pink lining and trim.
- hunting
- girls that hunt
- girls that can shoot better than the boys in her class
- big hair (and not just in Texas) The higher the hair, the closer to God.
- antebellum homes
- plantations (yes actual running plantation-- no slavery. just a fancy name for an old farm)
- tractors
- tractors being a status symbol. John Deere means you are a well off farmer. Plus bigger is better.
- all the pretty girls
- the cute country boys
- the fact that all the boys are handy and there is no need to hire people when your man can fix anything.
- our accents
- mint juleps
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- our poor grammar
- Elvis
- Johnny Cash
- John Prine
- Mark Twain
- William Faulkner
- Allman Brothers Band
- ZZ Top
- Hank Williams
- Willy Nelson
- Afro man
- Dolly Parton
- Bourbon Street
- Mardi Gras in New Orleans
- social acceptance of alcoholism
- all country music
- extreme patriotism
- moon shine
- Steel Magnolias
- Disney World
- Dollywood
- alligator hunting
- squirrel hunting
- hog hunting
- Jack Daniels
- deep fried... everything
     -chicken
     -pickles
     -twinkies
     -mayonaise
- the smell of fried dill pickles
- hunting camps being a second home. Who needs a lake house, beach house, or whatever?!
- hunting camps as a status symbol
- extreme loyalty to the South
- swamp pop
- barbeque
- Southern Comfort
- catfish
- old way of life
- crazy christians
- grits
- Coca-cola
- RC cola
- the Saints (WHO DAT)
- the cowboys
- the braves
- Driving Miss Daisy
- dirt roads
- gargantuan mosquitos
- pecans
- the "deep south"
and last but CERTAINLY not least....
- NASCAR


If you can think of more that I am leaving off... please let me know!




Sunday, January 15, 2012

Closet Drinker

First off, sorry for the extreme lack of posts. It is unacceptable. 

Now, I want to tell you about a friend. This friend is what I would call a closet drinker. She does not really like others to know that she drinks. She is in no way a drunk for she rarely does drink. But those moments she does drink she does not like others knowing. Not necessarily EVERYONE but just people she doesn't know or overly religious people. Her friends are just so excited to see her drinking that we think it is awesome. This person got "drunk" on Shirley Temples at my debut when she could have had free wine, beer, or liquor. A shame to me. The other night I via Skype helped her open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew. It was quite a feat. It was a bottle of white Barefoot. Awesome. At one point I told her to give up and go buy a boxed wine. Luckily, she didn't listen to me. Her proclaimed favorite drink is a Sex On the Beach. She claims that others think she doesn't drink for religious reasons but it is just because she never tried anything she liked. She doesn't like beer. I can't say the first beer I tried I thought was delicious. It takes few tries to like it, I think. So over time I think she will like other drinks more and be more comfortable with others knowing she drinks. It is a slow process. 

Molly

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