I’m learning a lot on this cruise…

by kelly

like¬†why glaciers have a blueish tinge, that vegetation above the tree line is short and scrubby, that people from the southern United¬†States¬†really use more words than are necessary to get the concept across, and that Bingo really is more fun when you’re drinking a Princess Colada while you play.¬† Also learning that it’s hard to be away from munchkin Emma for this long.

More examples later.¬† I’m off to¬†play the two-cent slots.¬†

And tomorrow, I’m hoping to see some whales.¬†

5 Responses to “I’m learning a lot on this cruise…”

  1. Nicole Says:

    Are they trying to say you talk too much?

    Anyway, glad to hear you’re having a wonderful time!

  2. Kelly Says:

    Yes I am.

    For example. A man speaking regular English, might, upon seeing an attractive woman, say “she is pretty.”

    A man from the South would say, “OOOOOeeewwwwwWEEEEEE! Man, I’d walk a mile with a broken leg in a rainstorm just to suck the lug nuts off the truck that took her panties to the cleaners.”

    (Can you tell that we sat in front of two loquacious ladies on the plane on the way here? Keep your fingers crossed for a better seating assignment on the way back tomorrow).

  3. Nicole Says:


    Hope you have a good return trip!!

  4. Rhonda Says:

    Well, I would argue that us Southerners just have a more “colorful” way to describe things…it certainly paints a vivid picture, doesn’t it? I take no offense, however, you Yankees just don’t understand. :)

  5. Kelly Says:

    In the spirit of full disclosure, I’m probably just bitter that I can’t speak that way, myself. My mother is a Kentuckian by birth who attended college in Tennesse and later worked in Memphis. In visiting her family, I’ve been surrounded by that colorful talk all my life. I just lived far enough away that I didn’t develop the gift.

    I like the South.

    And unlike Yankee Paul, I even love to eat grits!! :)