Southern Celebrity Sightings


I live in a small town in Oklahoma and we’ve had our share of celebrity sightings the past couple of years. There have been two movies filmed here. Ben Affleck  and Jennifer Garner were spotted in Wal-Mart. Julia Roberts and the twins were feeding the ducks at a small city park. George Clooney even  had a facial by the aesthetician at my hair salon (giggle, I made my hubby an appointment the next day to see if she could make him look like George but he said it’s girly). The celebrities said this is a great place to film because it’s safe and friendly. They also said the local people don’t stalk them or impose on their personal lives.

boo boos momI think I had a sighting of my own this week. I was in the grocery store and I think Honey Boo Boo‘s momma was shopping right beside me in the produce aisle. She looked just like her only she hadn’t plucked her chin and lip whiskers in a month. She was dressed like her and most of all she sounded like her. There was an oversized child of undetermined gender sitting in the middle of her shopping cart (Yankee speak for buggy). This child was bossing Honey Boo Boo’s momma and Momma Boo Boo was yelling threats that were embellished with swear words. This woman was scary! She threatened to take away the Moon Pies if the child said another word.

I slowly moved away and she hollered after me. “Hey! Do your youngins do this?” I lied as I was running away, “No, I don’t have kids, they frighten me!” She let out a loud belly laugh and by belly, I mean a big, dimpley, smiling navel, belly. Half of it was exposed, hanging out from under her wife beater t-shirt.  Calling after me, she actually said, “See “you ins” (Oklahoma speak for y’all)  later.” woman and cart

I knew then, I would never darken the door of that store again. But, for a fleeting moment, I did consider going back to snap a photo of her for this blog. You know, seeing is believing.

Temptation has never been stronger but when I doubled back to hide in the potatoes to get her picture, I heard her shouting at the child, “That’s it! No Honey Boo Boo for you tonight!”

Enough said, I left.

If you suspect you have a southern celebrity sighting, please snap a quick shot with your phone. I promise I will post it, you can have your name in the credits or remain anonymous. Be careful, it’s a dangerous pursuit. If you need a therapist after the encounter, call me; I have the name of one in Hollywood.





Southern Sayin’ Saturday


brisket sandwichWelcome to Bloggy Mountain Breakdown. Each Saturday, I hope to feature a Southern Sayin’. I am counting on you to send me your favorites. If you are looking for a blog where you can be involved this is the one for you. Let’s share our lives together. Enjoy the first sayin’!

A friend of mine went to TX this weekend and she enjoyed a delicious brisket slap ya mamasandwich on a yummy bun. This is what she said, “Very seldom do I get a brisket sandwich where the bun outshines the brisket … but I just had a “so good it’ll make you slap your mama” bun.

If you know the origin of this sayin’ enter it in the comments section. If you don’t know, make up a story…I think it might be fun!

Get your friends involved. This week because I like sayin’s, spices, and sandwiches, I am giving away a can of “Slap Ya Mama” Cajun seasoning. There will be a random drawing. I will post the winner on Monday.

*read the ABOUT section of the blog to find out how you can participate in Bloggy Mountain Breakdown.  

Southern Sentiments


Have you ever wanted to blog but you don’t know where to start? Maybe you are afraid you won’t have time to write or you don’t know what to say. If you are from the south, you have plenty to say. This blog is your blog. Send me your southern sentiments, stories, photos, recipes, and jokes. Let me know what you are up to and I will get your thoughts posted. I hope to have a southern word or saying posted each week. Send me those, too.  As the blog grows, I hope to have featured writers, as well as, contests and giveaways. You can contact me via the comments section if you would like to submit to the site.  I hope to hear from YALL soon!