Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Southern Belles...

Thought it might be time to check in and see how I was doing....

Southern Belles

Southern women appreciate their natural assets:
Clean skin.
A winning smile.
That unforgettable Southern drawl.
Doing okay here... even getting the drawl down, well, according to all my northern friends... especially after a glass of wine *grins*

Southern women know their manners: 
“Yes, ma’am.”
“Yes, sir.”
“Why, no, Billy!”
Yes on the first two, haven't had cause to use the third... yet... *winks*

Southern women have a distinct way with fond expressions: 
“Y’all come back!”
“Well, bless your heart.”
“Drop by when you can.”
“How’s your Momma?”
Got this one down!
Southern women know their summer weather report: 
Still trying explain this to my hair which is remaining hopelessly northern...

Southern women know their vacation spots: 
The beach
The beach
The beach
Making my way up, down, and around the coast in search of the best beach!

Southern women know the joys of June, July, and August: 
Summer tans
Colorful hi-heel sandals
Strapless sun dresses
I have this fabulous collection of summer heels and sundresses!

Southern women know everybody’s first name: 
Sugar is a personal favorite, although I don't quite have the accent down and tend to shorten it to "Shoog"

Southern women know the movies that speak to their hearts: 
Fried Green Tomatoes
Driving Miss Daisy
Steel Magnolias
Gone With The Wind
I can't believe I'm going to admit this, but I've never seen Gone With the Wind... I know, I KNOW *ducks*

Southern women know their religions: 
I'm Presbyterian and I can't get used to college football... I still prefer watching my football on Sunday!

Southern women know their country breakfasts: 
Red-eye gravy
Country ham
Mouth-watering homemade biscuits with momma’s homemade jelly
 Yes except for the red-eye gravy.  I CANNOT eat gravy for breakfast!

Southern women know their cities dripping with Southern charm: 
Charleston (Chawl’stn)
Savannah (S’vanah)
New Orleans (N’awlins)
Atlanta (Addlanna)
Know 'em, now I need to visit 'em!

Southern women know their elegant gentlemen: 
Men in uniform.
Men in tuxedos
Rhett Butler, of course!
Again with the Gone With the Wind!

Southern women know their prime real estate: 
The Mall
The Country Club
The Beauty Salon
Not on board with the mall... I detest the mall and I get my hair did in someones garage... she does a fabulous job for a great price!

Southern women know the four deadly sins: 
Having bad hair and nails
Having bad manners
Cooking bad food
Wearing too much makeup in the summer
I am in desperate need of a pedicure...but consider the fact that I at least know this a good sign!

Southern women know men may come and go, but friends are forever! 
Yes, Yes, YES!

Southern belles are a true God-given gift to the world, and if you’re a northern transplant, well just bless your heart, fake it! We all know that you got here as fast as you could!
This I can do!

A few perfect southern belles:
Scarlett O’Hara
Melanie Hampton
All the ladies from Steel Magnolias
FAIL: I know the ladies of Steel Magnolias, but again with the Gone With the Wind thing and I have no idea who Melanie Hampton is... I even tried to google her with no luck!  Help!

Received this in an email from my BFF's mom who was born and raised in New Orleans and thought y'all might get a chuckle...

A quick search revealed that I'm by far not the first to post or repost this, but I couldn't find an original source in order to give credit!


Heather said...

This is so funny- I love it! Having lived in the South for several years and still having lots of friends there (including my mom) I could appreciate them all. And I like that now you have a checklist!

Melanie Hampton was Scarlett's SIL and eventual best friend. She was the sickly southern woman with the heart of Gold. Rhett was always throwing her "goodness" in Scarlett's face. Melanie also had a complete soft spot for Rhett. (and maybe I have just reveal that I have read Gone With the Wind waaaaay too many times for a girl from way upstate NY).
You must make reading Gone With The Wind a priority this summer.

Leiah said...

I'm so thankful Heather explained who Melanie is because I didn't know if I was going to be able to type between the vapors I'm having at knowing there is someone out there who has not read Miss Mitchell's glorious work. Dahlin' you simply must take some time for yourself and see Gone With The Wind at least once. You simply must. I've been watching it since I was 10 years old when it would come on once a year on the television. Why I even named my daughter Katie Scarlett!

Diane said...

I've seen this before and I can relate to every bit of it! Love it!

Adrienne said...

HAHA! Cute post! My sister does my hair in her kitchen. :)

Rizi Pili said...

Try Melanie Wilkes, she was only Melanie Hampton for about 200 pages (or 30 minutes of the movie, of course!)

April said...

This was right on the money! I should know...I was born and raised in the South and have lived here all my life! Wouldn't have it any other way...y'all! :)

Yes I Blog said...

Gone with the Wind? eh...it's overrated in my opinion! Rhett Butler...not so hot...


I'm a southern girl born and raised and I do believe my dear that you have it down better than I do!


Andrea (ace1028) said...

Ah do declare - ah love this! ;)

I have this fabulous collection of summer heels and sundresses! ... way jealous here. I don't do heels and can't wear too many sundresses, too many figure issues.

As for GWTW, I'll fess up, too, I've never seen it all the way through, nor have I read it. GASP! I know!

Charlotte said...

What a cute post. I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I haven't seen Gone with the Wind yet either... and oddly enough, that came up in conversation this week. I wish you lived closer; we'd totally have a viewing!

I love that you have a collection of summer dresses and colorful heels~that's a wardrobe I can get used to :)

Losing Brownies said...

I've never seen Gone with the Wind either. I'm not sure if I'm missing anything or not.

Dysfunctional Mom said...

I love this! Especially the religion part (I am Baptist/college football! LOL)
I have no idea who Melanie Hampton is either, and I'm Southern born & bred.