Archive | November 2013

Gone With the Wind

As I sit here and type I am watching “Gone With the Wind”.  I love this movie!  I will never forget the first time I watched the movie.  I was captivated by it.  I was a goner at the scene where Rhett was standing at the bottom of the stairs staring up at Scarlett at the Wilkes’ Bar-B-Que.  I want a Rhett Butler of my own!  And then when he told her he didn’t give a damn, that was like nothing I had ever seen before, so touching.  Rhett really did love Scarlett and he was willing to walk away from her just because he thought she wanted Ashley more than him.  Sometimes I think what it would be like if they remade this movie today but then there would never be as good of a Rhett Butler as Clark Gable, so they really could not remake this movie.  This movie truly is one of the greatest movies ever and there will never be another.

And Then There Was One

Yesterday afternoon the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion was decided.  It came down to the end but when the checkered flag waved it was Jimmie Johnson getting his 6th Championship.  #6pack is what they are calling it.  Matt Kenseth put up a good fight but just could bounce back from last weeks not so good race.  Kevin Harvick put up a good fight too but was not able to beat Johnson and that 48 team.

And Then There Were Three

Nine Months ago 42 men and 1 woman set out on their quest to be the last one standing.  Nine weeks ago those 43 were narrowed down to 13.   And now that number is down to three.  And by Sunday evening two more will be out and the last man standing will finally be decided.  After Sunday’s race at Homestead-Miami the 2013 Sprint Cup Champion will be decided.  That one man will start his celebrating and the other 42 drivers will start thinking about their preparations for the start of the new season in three months, trying to find what they need to be the last one standing this same time next year.  Will it be Kevin Harvick?  Will it be Matt Kenseth?  Will it be Jimmie Johnson?  Johnson will start Sunday’s race with a 28 point lead over Kenseth and a 34 point lead over Harvick.  So these two men can not be counted out yet.  Johnson has been here before and has 5 Championships under his belt.  Will this be his 6th?  We will have to wait and see.  It should be interesting!

Express Yourself

As we all start to prepare to do our Christmas or Holiday Shopping I want to share something with you that I love to give as a gift.  (And I love buying for myself too.)  It is something you can use daily and a great way to express yourself at the same time.  I am talking about Tervis Tumblers.   I have seven, my mom has five and I have given one to five people as gifts, so far.  More might be coming this year.  The seven I have really express me.  100_5816

Here is a description of them:

  1. Southern Belle
  2. OBX with a pair of flip-flops (for my favorite vacation spot the Outer Banks)
  3. Fear the Beard with Jase, Willie, Uncle Si, and Phil
  4. Cupcake (since I like to bake) (this is a water bottle)
  5. Pink Flower ( I love pink and it makes me think of the ocean) (this is a water bottle)
  6. Flip Flops
  7. Magnolia’s (make me think Southern Belle)

I use some of them for my coffee and water at work and some of them I use for my coffee just sitting around the house.  My mom’s are mostly Disney, Winnie the Pooh and Minnie, but she does have one that says Mom.  She has both water bottles and cups too.  She uses hers to take her Iced Tea with her to work everyday.  The next one I want to purchase for myself is a Jimmie Johnson one but I think I want that in another water bottle.  They are always bringing out new designs and they always have seasonal favorites.  They have lots of different brands: John Deere, Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Disney, NASCAR, MLB, Duck Commander, Ford, the list goes on and on.  So this year express yourself or help somebody express themselves.

Hello Readers

Sorry it has been a while.  I have had a bad case of writer’s block.  I think the thoughts are flowing again now.  In fact I have a long list of ideas that I would like to share with you.  Thank You for continuing to support and reading.

Southern Belle Music: Duck The Halls

I’m a big Duck Dynasty fan as you might have guessed by now, since I don’t try to hide it.  So it should come as no surprise when I say I love, love, love the Robertson Family’s Christmas cd, “Duck the Halls”.  I got it on Tuesday and have been listening to it non-stop since.  I’m real impressed with their singing.  One of my favorite tracks in “Camouflage and Christmas Lights” which is song by Missy and Jase’s oldest son Reed.  Then there is “Hairy Christmas” which is so the Robertson men.  Uncle Si performs a version of “The Night Before Christmas” as only Uncle Si could.  Willie, Uncle Si, Missy, and Sadie all have solos on the album, while the whole Robertson Family sings back-up.  And just like an episode of the show would end the cd does too, with a prayer from Phil and a closing thought from Willie.    I would recommend this cd to any Duck Dynasty fan.  I would not expect anything different out of the Robertson Family, this cd fits them perfectly.  This cd has quickly become one of my favorite Christmas cds.