Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Some random observations about AR

Just some random things I've observed in my short time in Arkansas....

More people smoke here. (Which of course, makes it easier for me to keep to my "never trying a cigarette because I'm pretty sure I'd love it rule"....I can just enjoy the second hand smoke.)

There are a lot of really tall women. I don't know if it is the cowboy boots or what, but there just seem to be a lot more really tall women. I'm not exactly short myself, but in comparison, I'm feeling the need for some heels.

There are a disproportionate number of old VW Beatles. I passed a car lot the other day with at least 3. This has always been my dream car....or it was until I realized I'd have to drive a stick. I once burned the clutch out of an ex's car trying to learn, but having had over 15 years to reflect on how NOT to pop the clutch, maybe I could do it....

That's all....for now....

12 comments:

A said...

One you'll for sure experience in the next 24 hours ~ People FREAK out if it even flurries. If any snow sticks, it might as well be a blizzard.

Everyone at work is already stressing about how "bad its going to get tonight and whether or not we'll be able to get to work tomorrow morning." Buck up buttercup, that's what the 4WD is for on your truck, well, that and mud bogging in the summer.

ness said...

Yeah baby....a snow day that actually falls on a school day....I'm already planning the fun for tomorrow....I'll just feel free to to make good on Southern Snow Anxiety.

a prayer...

dqtsm: Don't Quit The Snow Making

ness said...

good thing we stopped for bread and milk last night.....

rbaub: my new pet name for my husband

A said...

BTW, I learned how to drive stick on Steve Matz' blue vintage slug bug my sophomore year at BBC. It was pretty forgiving in the clutch department.

courtney said...

Everytime they call for snow here, Walmart sells out of toilet paper, bread and beer. Ron and I just laugh how everyone freaks out and start running through red lights because they are sure they won't be able to stop since there were two flakes in the air. It amazes me how these people think they are redneck cowboys but the moment snow's in the forecast, they turn into a bunch of nancyboys.
Hey Ness, how many ways can you make grits yet?

wzkmp--description of how clean my house was two seconds ago

jdub said...

So, Mom just moved into the Minneapolis area. She had several conversations with people wondering if we got snow in Michigan.

Thought I would give you a little perspective.

This is a chance for you to show off a little, because you'll be one of the only ones who has antifreeze in your car!

woohoo!

A said...

I hate to break this to you, but everyone, even redneck Arkansans, have antifreeze in their cars. It is kind of required to cool the engine in the summer too.

courtney said...

A, you take all the fun out of making fun of rednecks.

xyczyew--"excuse you"

ness said...

random observation #4

apparently transplanted arankansans don't take kindly to that there redneck talk.

And Joel always gets ripped on. But we only do it 'cause we love him.

Which leads me to another random observation NOT about Arkansas....Joel and Fred Savage....twins separated at birth????

qxhiyiey: when you are up all night anxious for a snow day and don't get it!

Courtney said...

Well, now we know the difference between AR and TN cause TN's LIKE being called rednecks....part of our folkies charm and it makes us better at strummin' our banjos.
YOu didn't really think it would snow, did you? They're calling for it here and people are already freaking out. It won't even make it to Nashville and traffic's already a mess and half the staff
called out.

I don't know Joel but can I make fun of him too?

Robb said...

Yes, make fun of Joel. Please make fun of Joel. It's one of the things that makes life worth living.


pogryutt - the audible noise that Joel makes when reading posts of people making fun of him; often confused for an embarassing bodily function

Courtney said...

okay, so the real problem is that the only Joel I know was a dishwasher at a coffee house that I was the short order cook for and he NEVER spoke unless it was just he and I in the room (think of the frog in the old warner bro. cartoons that only sang broadway songs when the one guy was around). Anyways, lots of piercings and a huge GWAR fan and so, Joel, whoever you are, I shall now only think of GWAR when I think of you....

clhotjtn--Cajun hot talk

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