August 25, 2004


Joan at Seven Inches of Sense always cracks me up. While I confess to both laughing and blushing when reading some of her posts, her transparency draws me like a moth to the flame.

I was educated in Oklahoma public schools the first 10 years of my education (let the jokes begin) and had a wonderful college Geography professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia (he favored a literary approach along with maps- right up my personality alley), yet I still can't tell you if my home state is considered part of the south or the southwest or the midwest. Regardless, Joan's Southern Woman prescription is just what I was taught and am teaching my daughters. This isn't for Womens Studies majors (unless said major applies a bit of gloss to her lips and mascara to her lash and runs a brush through her hair), so all you uber feminists can save your unhappy male-bashing comments for support, er, discussion groups.

Posted by Rae at August 25, 2004 11:33 AM | TrackBack

My husband, John Donovan, went to Mizzou and majored in Geography!
I think Oklahoma is a Plains State - like Kansas.

Posted by: Beth at August 25, 2004 11:58 AM

Oklahoma is OK. I love that slogan. It's as if they are saying, "Come on over to Oklahoma. We know it sucks here. So if you talk smack about it, we won't blow up your car as punishment like they would in Texas."

As for what I would consider 'The South'...I am kind of weird about that. In my mind, there are only four real Southern states. Then there are three alternates that can sometimes be considered Southern. I think I will post about that soon...stir up a hornet's nest.

However, tomorrow's post will be "Lovingly Lustful Lady Killers." I told the girls how they should act...time to address the boys. :)

Posted by: Joan at August 25, 2004 12:20 PM

Oh man Rae, that post of hers is perfect. Spot on! And hilarious!

Posted by: Kris at August 25, 2004 05:49 PM

She's a hoot.

I have only had my hair past my shoulders once. In third grade. I just cannot stand it.

And I will definitely have to try the 3rd time's a charm thing with completing the task he's supposed to do. I usually use the 3rd time to say, "I'm not nagging but this is the LAST time I will say this..."

Posted by: GrumpyBunny at August 26, 2004 10:00 AM

Beth-when did he attend? We were there from 1988-1993. How cool :)

Posted by: Rae at August 26, 2004 02:19 PM

Joan- my husband teases me about being an Okie. He says all Oklahomans are Texas wannabes :) He also told me the joke long ago that the reason Texas doesn't fall into the gulf is because Oklahoma sucks. Heh heh.

Posted by: Rae at August 26, 2004 02:26 PM

Rae - John attended a few years before you did - he even played football for Mizzou back when they were in Bowl games in the .. ahem .. 70's.

Posted by: Beth at August 27, 2004 05:36 AM

You know, Beth, I think I only attended one game the whole time we were there. I had grown up in Oklahoma during the '70's- Barry Switzer's heyday so the desire to go watch a losing time never appealed to me :)

Posted by: Rae at August 27, 2004 11:08 AM

I just moved to Oklahoma from Florida because my husband got a job here and is from Oklahoma. Let me tell you this State is dirty full of poverty and just down right ugly. I would take Florida back in a heartbeat. Oklahoma has NOTHING to offer. I can't wait to leave. I am sorry I am here.

Posted by: Lea at January 25, 2005 01:18 PM

Well, Lea, I would wager to say that if you left your family and close friends behind in Florida, then you are probably not going to see any beauty in Oklahoma because you so want to be with whom and with what you know.

Yes. There are some areas of great poverty in Oklahoma. In what part do you live, because that can make a big difference in your opinion of the land and of the people.

Posted by: Rae at January 25, 2005 01:52 PM

Oklahoma sucks big time!! I just want everyone to know this. We live in Texas and are having to pay Oklahoma taxes because the company my husband worked for is based out of Oklahoma, that sucks. We should not have to pay for Ok., Us Texans are smarter than to have a state income tax.I hate Oklahoma, and I am tired of giving them my money. Get a job and make your own.

Posted by: Judi at February 22, 2005 08:23 AM

Hi, Judi. I no longer live in Oklahoma and am sorry you have such bitterness. Perhaps you should take it up with your husband's employer rather than directing your hate toward the citizens of a state and dismissing the entire state because of one thing you dislike or with which you disagree.

Posted by: Rae at February 22, 2005 09:11 AM
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