by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on October 19, 2007

in Mama Likes,Observations,WTF?

This weekend, I’m at my parent’s house with the girls. HockeyMan stayed behind to watch hockey/football/baseball, play Wii, go to the UCF game, work, hold down the fort, and thankfully clean and help with my business shipments.

So, while I’m here, I’ve learned some things, just in the last 36 hours:

*Windows, Cox & AOL suck. I LURVES my Mac and Firefox. I can’t log in or even see my blogs through my parent’s internet connection. My mom even spent over an hour on the phone with Cox and they finally hung up on her with no luck. So, I’m stuck using my mom’s old AOL browser to see and update my blogs. Yeah. My blogs look like CRAP in AOL. Get with it, Mr. AOL. For now, you still suck.

*When it rains, it pours. It’s been pouring now for 24 hours STRAIGHT. My girls had serious cabin fever today. There was a tornado an hour away, so everyone had to “hunker down” in case it got bad here. It sucks.

*Instead of watching America’s Next Top Model or the other “crap” shows I watch, my dad suggests I work out. Yes. Thanks, Dad. I never thought of that. Give up my “crap” shows to work out. I’ll give it a go. Sure. Thanks.

*The Mullet Festival is getting expensive! Here in Niceville (yes, I said Niceville), we celebrate a fish called a Mullet. No, not the haircut. The fish. It used to be a free festival, then they started charging $1, then $2, then $5, now $10. Ten friggin dollars! Insane. Growing up, the Mullet Festival was THE place to go during the 3rd weekend of October. We hung out, met up with friends, and ate funnel cakes and alligator tails. The last few times I’ve gone, my Dad and I have a mission to find the redneckiest couple attending. I hope to have some pics next week to show you our findings. Come on. It’s the MULLET Festival. How hard will it be to find rednecks? The challenge is to find the redneckiest (or as we name them, Mr. & Mrs. Niceville) couple and take their picture. I can’t wait.


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1 Dawn October 19, 2007 at 1:30 am

So um alligator tails, huh? Is this like “elephant ears”? You know – a cute name for a fried dessert. Or are they actual alligator tails?


2 Secret Agent Mama October 19, 2007 at 7:12 am

I’m willing to bet it’s actual gator tails, Dawn. YUCK!

I hope you’re ok and come home alive. Rednecks, gator tails, MULLETS, your crappy ‘net connection, and working out! All things that can kill. Be careful, my friend!


3 Cher October 19, 2007 at 7:57 am

Shoot.. I’d pay ten bucks to see Blake Shelton.. yummy 😀 Hope you’re having a great visit.


4 Kim Forzese October 19, 2007 at 9:11 am

First time reader and I loved it! I live in New Hampshire in the country (one stop light town) and red necks are part of my everyday life; there is even a guy with a very big truck with a HUGE confederate flag flying from the back and yes he does have a mullet, beer belly and long wild Mustache! A trip to the local wallmart two towns away is like stepping into a time machine. Mullets (the hairstyle) is still in fashion and were these people get their straight legged acid washed jeans I have not idea! I was raised a city girl; love the country living but …it is different; instead of turning your head because you see a stunning man or women; you are doing it because can’t believe what you just saw…enjoy your alligator and I can’t wait to see the pictures!


5 Dana October 19, 2007 at 9:43 am

Ooh, that sounds like such a fun challenge! I might just have to try that next time I go to something like that!


6 Amy October 19, 2007 at 10:12 am

Just started reading your blog the other day…it’s nice to know there’s more “lazy perfectionist” moms like me out there!
NEVER let anyone tell you that you can’t watch Top Model. It’s essential to your health and development. Way more important than working out. Besides, it was posing instruction week. How else will we learn how to pose fiercely on a trampoline?


7 Melissa October 19, 2007 at 11:13 am

Work out? What was your dad thinking? Mr and Mrs. Niceville…can’t wait to see the photos!!


8 Pamala October 19, 2007 at 12:09 pm

I could never go back to a PC. I like my MAC too much. I did have to stop using Firefox though because a lot of sites I went to weren’t supported by it, so I was using Safari as well as Firefox so I finally switched to Netscape which is Firefox just supported.


9 cate October 19, 2007 at 3:36 pm

down with Windows! Macs and Firefox RULE!

seriously…we share a love for TiVo, Macs (i write my blog from a very pretty iBook G4) and Firefox…i think we were destined to be bloggy friends! 😉


10 andi October 19, 2007 at 5:11 pm

I really, really wish everyone would stop making me want a Mac. I’m beginning to think my resistance is futile.


11 Momo Fali October 19, 2007 at 10:23 pm

Your blog always looks lovely to me!


12 VDog October 20, 2007 at 2:28 am

Don’t you love it when Dads are “helpful?” Ay, caramba!


13 onthegomom October 20, 2007 at 3:22 pm

Redneckiest, Mullet AND Alligator Tails, all in ONE post?!? Wow, you totally rock. I am so looking forward to Mr. & Mrs. Niceville. At our state’s fair that we attend every year, we also look for the “one that has crawled the farthest from under that rock”, because there are SOME DOOZIES! I hadn’t thought about taking my camera and actually getting pictures, you are an inspiration!


14 Karla ~ Looking Towards Heaven October 20, 2007 at 4:21 pm

I’m working on becoming a Mac Girl… for now my PC will have to do. Fortunately, it is not too prehistoric.

I’ve been enjoying your blog for over a week now.

Come visit when you get a chance.



15 Elizabeth-The Whole Family October 21, 2007 at 12:03 am

I totally thought you were talking about the haircut at first! LOL!


16 Midwest Mommy October 21, 2007 at 1:08 pm

I just stumbled upon your blog from another one. Great post! I did think of the haircut at first too!


17 Bea March 7, 2014 at 10:02 pm

Bokbrus, Ylva, Vicky och Anna: Kul att ni ockse5 e4lskar boken!franziengland: Du me5ste verkligen le4sa Niceville! Jag har te4nkt le4sa den le4nge, men saprade den se5 jag kunde le4sa den med min bokcirkel. De4rff6r har det inte blivit av ff6rre4n nu, fast jag fick den le5ngt ff6re jul. Men den var ve4rd att ve4nta pe5!!!Miss E: Vad var det som gjorde att du inte tyckte se5 mycket om den? *nyfiken*Marie: Det fe5r du verkligen gf6ra!!!


18 Kellan October 21, 2007 at 5:18 pm

*The Mullet Festival is getting expensive! Here in Niceville (yes, I said Niceville), we celebrate a fish called a Mullet. No, not the haircut. The fish. – very funny. Good post. See ya.


19 Jennifer October 21, 2007 at 6:06 pm

Man I wish I lived near you – I think I would enjoy the Mullet festival, LOL. Nothing like going redneck watchin’. Can’t wait to see the pics!


20 Angie's Favorite Sister October 25, 2007 at 4:23 pm

Of course our dad recomended that you work out. Working out is his third favorite hobby (1-Drinking Beer, 2-Golf). Poor guy spawned two TV-watching, Taco Bell-loving daughters.


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