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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Mississippi Musings 1

So on a recent Sunday, Mike and I picked up Mother and headed down to see Alex for the day. On the way, Mike commented on a B&B. I looked around for a quaint bed and breakfast, but Mike had to explain. "In Mississippi, B&B means bowling and billiards.

Anybody remember the song "Ode to Billy Joe"? On the way to see Alex, we actually cross over the Tallahatchie River bridge. I've yet to see anyone dropping something off.

Did you know that MS has one of the highest obesity rates in the nation? But it's also produced more Miss Americas than any other state. Go figure.

True rumor of the month. Mike played recently with a drummer he hasn't seen in a long time. The guy was telling Mike that he hadn't heard much about Mike lately. He said that he knew that Mike had moved to CA and gotten married. "Next thing I heard, your wife had won the lottery and you moved back here."
Mike's hounding me about where I stashed the money.

Mr. Plunk and I made the front page of our local, 3x per week newspaper. A little romantic piece on the Mike and Diane reunited story. Valentine's Day. Tax season. It was a story pitch that I had to make. They even ran one of our first wedding photos. Mike got recognized today at the insurance agency because of it, but I don't think it got us a reduced rate.

Going down to 19 tonight. More snow flurries predicted. Oh my.

Over and out for now.

1 comment:

shannon wess said...

You know, I had to chuckle... I was sitting in The American Dream Cafe just around the corner from the US Consulate in Casablanca and I heard that song playing. The English music choices here always amuse and amaze me. I want to hear a non-native English speaker try to negotiate the word Tallahatchie.