miscellany monday in cajun country

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

I'm feeling random today and I always love Carissa's Miscellany Mondays.  So here goes with some crazy southern randomness!

1.  There is a bullfrog under my bed.  No joke!  Well, technically, it's under our house but I swear it's right under my pillow--he croaks so loud I can't sleep!  I hear frog legs are a real delicacy down here.  I'm almost tempted to try them.  Almost.  Welcome to the south and raised houses!

2.  Joel went fishing the other day and sat next to an awesome red neck family!  Seriously, I wish he would have recorded it!  It could have been a scene from Waterboy!  You know the one of the man who speaks cajun and you can hardly understand a word he says.

 Let me set the scene for you:  there's a Grandpa with black thick rimmed spectacles perched on the end of his nose, a wide berth and a white fluffy beard, two men with mullets and cutoff shirts, their wives, and a teenage boy all fishing off the dock.

Joel:  Have you caught anything yet?

Grandpa:  Yeee, we din caught a rake.

Joel:  A rake?  What kind of fish is that?

Grandpa: Eh, et ain' no fish, et a yard rake.

Joel:  What did you do with it? 

Grandpa:  We trowed et in da back o' da truck.  Et's a good lookin' rake!  We gonna use et.

Mullet Man:  I caught sometin!  Sometin big!  (pulling on his line)

Joel:  What is it?  A tiller? 

Grandpa:  Hhehh heh heh heh hehh (he even laughed like a cajun)

The boy gets ready to cast his fishing pole and everyone fearfully scrambles out of the way as quickly as possible.  No one is joking at this point and they all look on in trepidation.

Grandpa:  (to Joel)  Eh, you best git out o' da way, he aint too good wid dat pole, he hooked sometin evey time he trowed dat ting.

Joel moves out of the way just in time as the boy throws his line and whizzzz plunk--he hooks a lawn chair!!  The chair almost landed in the water and no one is surprised!  Joel can't help it at this point, he's laughing hysterically! 

I couldn't stop laughing when he told me this story!  I'm definitely going fishing with him next time!  It promises to be an entertaining trip.

3.  Speaking of rednecks, I am married to a sitcom.  He's a one man show.  Not only do the funniest things happen to him, he IS the funniest thing that happens to him.  I don't think he's ever been embarrassed in his life.  But I have.  Oh yes, I have definitely pretended not to know him!  Check out this picture I took of him when he decided he wanted to grow a mustache (for fun).  I couldn't take him seriously.  I laughed every time he opened his mouth!

My baby rockin' a stache


carissa @ lowercase letters said...

thanks so much joye, for joining in!!! i'm so thrilled to have you! i'm super impressed - you are on top of it! yours is finished even before mine! ha! the linky will be up bright and early tomorrow morn. your sitcom of a hubby is way too awesome. um, if i gave out awards for misc monday, you would win tomorrow! shh. don't tell. you made me grin and giggle from ear to ear!

Kristin said...

LOL!!!!!! You are HILARIOUS!!! :D I want to go fishin' with y'all next time too! Haha!!

Cynthia said...

Sounds like your life is full of moments to smile. You are hilarious ;^)

He & Me + 3 said...

OMWord this post was too funny. You crack me up. Love the rockin stache...he reminds me of a certain celebrity with that stache. lOL CUTE

Have a beautiful Memorial Day!

Lauren said...

I am laughing so hard right now!!!!! That's the funniest story and I know exactly what you're talking about! We had some folks like that on the street we used live... hilarious!

That photo... priceless!

Rachel said...

Your post made me LAUGH!!!! And I needed to laugh. Because in a moment I'll be picking up my fussy 8 month old, and then cleaning my house, and then doing laundry, and cooking, and...and...and...

so your post, your fabulous post, was my last of my "break" moments of the day!!

Have a blessed Monday.


Rachel said...

Plus, again, your post was great. And the picture?? Priceless.

(just wanted to tell you one more time)

Heather said...

Haha!! That conversation is sooo funny! I had to read each line a couple times to figure out what they were saying...you definitely need to go for entertainment next time!

Sarah Ann said...

Oh, what a stache! :) And your poor sleep! I know how loud bullfrogs can be! I used to play with them when I was little and they are huge and noisy!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post! You really made me laugh!

Thank you so much for sharing!

Mandy said...

Super cute post, and that mustache makes the story, IMO... I cant take them seriously either. We lived in the south for several years, and I am missing it terribly~ I adore a nice drawl (perhaps not so strong a drawl as you are talking... ) Have a great day!

Q, La, and Gooner said...

The stache is PRICELESS. When my husband tries to grow a stashe he looks RIDICULOUS! I'm all for the gotee but yowza, there's just something not uber sexy about the stache!

Summer said...

This post was awesome!! Made me laugh and smile big big! That fishin' story was Ha-larious! The mustache priceless....for a moment I really thought you had a bull frog under your bed....LOL

Loved the miscellany how cleaver....
Summer :)

PaisleyJade said...

Hi is so funny - and reminds me alot of my guy who is also continually making me laugh!!

Barbie said...

Loved your miscellany! The story made me laugh! Sounds like your husband adds much humor to your life. How fun it must be to be married to someone who could make you laugh constantly. A bullfrog under your bed? Yikes, I think I would sleep on the couch. I'm loving your new blog design!

Michelle said...

Hilarious! My hubby makes me laugh all the time too!

Cajun country and rednecks?! Wow!

You are one brave Yankee girl! I'm okay with bullfrogs under the bed, but can't quite get over the pickled pig lips!Lol

Cassie said...

Thank you so very much for your lovely comment and for following my blog!

In reply to your questions...
Isn't that Amy Carmichael quote beautiful? I have many of her books and I pour over them. She is also the author of the daily devotional that I am reading currently. She is such an inspiration to me and the love and peace of God seeps from her writings and makes me strive to feel the same.

Nope. My hair doesn't get frizzy on the baking soda and vinegar. If anything, it is frizzier when I don't use it! The baking soda in natural and soft it takes your hair back to the place it was before all of the natural oils were stripped out by so many of the nasty chemicals that are found in shampoos today.

Thank you for your wishes for my sore foot... it is remarkable better today and I was even running on it. God is so good! I love ice skating, but we don't have ponds here in Los Angeles either so we go to a near-by ice rink. It does the trick. :D

Love and Blessings,
In Christ,

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Oh, come on...you've gotta try yourself some frog legs! I'm not sure about you having to catch them yourself, though! HA!

And I love the conversation clip! It reminds me of a group I overheard in La Guardia airport, after their first trip to NEW YORK CITY (insert accent here), who were headed back to Kentucky with yours truly. I'm from Sweet Home Alabama, so I can't point too many fingers, but it's just one of those things that is etched in my brain. Too funny!

Darlene said...

hilarious. I am laughing over here!


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