I threw a mild temper tantrum today when I found out Matt Damon had been named The 2007 Sexiest Man Alive. After pulling out large wads of my hair while rolling around on the floor screaming and gnashing my teeth….what? Oh, maybe my temper tantrum wasn’t so mild. 😉
Anyway, after all that behavior, I emailed Tiggerlane with every intention of being mature about the whole Sexiest Man Alive issue. I planned to congratulate her because you know she has this ‘thing’ about Matt Damon. I was gonna say something like, “Congratulations, ‘your man’ won,” and be done with it. Instead, I found myself spewing forth vindictive phrases like, “He’s squinting with one eye while the other appears to be propped open with a toothpick.” Oh, the embarrassment. How could I say something so awful about the man my friend drools over? I am ashamed. And here is my public apology to Tigger: Gee, girlfriend, I’m really sorry.
BUT, your man just doesn’t have that sexy squint down yet. He’s trying. Oh, yeah, he’s really working it with the wrinkled forehead and tensed facial muscles, but let’s take a look at the Maestro of Squint.
I know, I know, Tigger, you don’t like the tough, he-man, sweaty, cowboy look, but you gotta admit that Clint is the maestro when it comes to The Squint. And the guns sort of help the whole squint scenario, don’t ya think?
And check out this squint.
He may be an older man now, but Robert Redford is one handsome fellow no matter his age. And what a squint. He just has it all goin’ on.
Which brings us to Brad.
I couldn’t get his Sexiest Man picture with the great squint to download, but this shot gets the point across. It isn’t an A+ squint, but it’s still mighty fine to gaze at.
And finally…..hubba, hubba…….
My favorite squint of all. I just want to take him home and feed him some barbeque. Then I could gently wipe that little smear of sauce off his mouth…..I guess I better not go there.
So, here’s squinting at you, Tigger and, oh, congratulations!
Filed under: Matthew McConaughey
It’s Friday and I can actually spend my weekend at home. No choir trips. No students.
I don’t really understand why, but I was in a black mood all day. 😉
I was thinking about people who insult the South. Some folks seem to think we Southerners are backwards, uncultured hicks. Some folks are convinced we are all racist rednecks. We are often ridiculed for the way we talk. Our educational and economic systems are frequently ranked toward or at the bottom of many lofty lists. I’ve heard people insult the way we dress, our personal hygiene, what we eat, our religious ideals and many, many other aspects of Southern life. My thoughts about these narrowminded, judgmental people are not necessarily very nice so I won’t go into detail. I don’t like sweeping generalizations especially when they include me and the people that I love. I know that I’m just as guilty of making generalizations as the next person, but I try real hard not to fall in that trap. I know how it feels to be on the receiving end. It doesn’t feel real good.
So, moving right along…….it occurred to me as I was thinking about these bashers of Southern life and Southern folks, that I’ve never lived above the Mason-Dixon Line. Not even when I lived out West in Colorado. The longest amount of consecutive time I’ve been up North was the month I spent in upstate New York. I’ve traveled all over New England and I absolutely loved that part of the country even though I did have a young lady in New York ask me what state Arkansas was in.
When I’m feeling all insulted and bent out of shape, I often use music to soothe my Southern soul. Dwight wrote “South of Cincinnati” which is the perfect song for my current mood.
“If you ever get south of Cincinnati down where the dogwood trees grow…. If you ever get south of the Mason Dixon to the home you left so long ago…. If you ever get south of the Ohio River down where Dixieland begins…. If you ever get south of Cincinnati I’ll be yours again….”
Ahhhh……..music does indeed smooth away all the rough edges. Listening to Dwight made me think of all the wonderful things I love about the South. I realize some folks just don’t get it. And that’s perfectly all right.
As I was searching through my files for a picture of Dwight, I came across this shot.
Now I’m feeling very relaxed. I can’t even remember what I was so upset about. Amazing what a little music and visual therapy can do for a Girl Raised In The South. 😉
Filed under: Matthew McConaughey
It’s my last Friday of summer vacation.
I should be on a beach somewhere.
Gawilli at Back in the Day tagged me with the best meme yet; a moaning meme. Gawilli called it a license to rant so here goes!
Five people who will be annoyed you tagged them
* Jodi at Miller-Insight
* Karmyn at Dreaming What Ifs
* Pamela at The Dust Will Wait
* Susan at Slice of Life
* Tiggerlane at Neophyte Blogger
Four things that should go into Room 101 and be removed from the face of the earth
* The No Child Left Behind Act
* All the calories in desserts
Three things people do that make you want to shake them violently
* Talk incessantly about how busy they are. We’re all busy. Give it a rest.
* Smack gum in inappropriate settings. Ok, there is no appropriate place to smack gum except perhaps in the privacy of your own home. I watched the president of our school board sit on the stage in front of thousands of people and TV cameras at graduation and he was smacking gum the whole time. Inappropriate, unprofessional and just plain bad manners. Or what about celebrities smacking gum at the Academy Awards…..ugh!
* Arrive late for everything and expect others involved to accomodate and adjust because their schedules are far more important than anyone else’s schedule. I find this attribute particularly distasteful in my students.
Two things you find yourself moaning about
* The end of summer vacation.
The end of summer vacation the slowness of my dial-up Internet connection.
One thing the above answers tell about yourself
* I’m a teacher who likes to post pictures of Matthew McConaughey.
* Link to the original meme at freelancecynic.
* Be as honest as possible so people will get to know the real you.
* Try not to insult anyone unless they really deserve it or are very, very ugly.
* Post these rules at the end of every meme.