Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Re-purposed Drawl

A student stopped by late this afternoon. He is such a talker! Not one that I can continue with my work while he is yacking away...this one requires my full attention. He was telling me about a friend of his back home (in Georgia) and while he was speaking something that he said came out full-on-down-home-southern-drawl. The look on his face was priceless. He looked stunned and said, "Oh my God, how did that slip out? I try so hard not to let that piece of me pop out. I can't believe I just said that in my most hidden southern twang...I HATE twang! Where did that come from....oh my God!" (all said with a deeply distressed and etched southern accent).

It was historical. I started laughing until tears were streaming down my face. He just had a complete look of horror. He told me that his 'mama' taught him - "just cuz you come from the south - don't mean you gotta sound like some hick!" (said in a stereotypical high pitch mama voice) The more he talked about his mama the more drawl attached itself to his vocabulary. He said, "Oh my God, listen to me! I sound like one-those-po'-saps-ya-see-bein'-interviewed on 'da news. LAWDY!!! We had a great laugh. He finally pulled himself together and in his best deep midwest accent said, "I think you should go home now and I need to go to my dorm room and practice speaking like a northerner."

I love my Peeps!!! What a great end to a pretty horrible day.

Tag front.
Tag back

In the spirit of full disclosure I have to admit that this tag was a card in a former life. It is now re-purposed as a tag. Ever have a card that just nags at you...mocking the cards that you are especially happy with? Cards that never make it into the indexed card holder box? Cards that are tossed aside like yesterday's newspaper? This was formerly one such card....I added more bling, more ribbon, some lace, a place on the back for a note - GOOD TO GO!

~2 ply cardboard tag (made from sandwiched layers of a Cheerios box) with the edges painted pink
~Design paper
~Punch circular scallop from an old book
~3D stickers
~3 bling flowers
~Punch cut flowers with Stickles centers (on back)
Little Red Wagon - tag
Use Your Stuff - twine
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - tag

Thank you for clicking by 'yall!
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Here I am smiling from ear to ear, I love your stories, love your tag too! And i love the fact I too have one of the charming Keys in my nancy treasure box, I love rummaging through it, isn't blogging friendly! X

  2. Love the re purposed tag! LAWDY my in laws are from Georgia and I just love to hear them talk. Funny story glad your day got better with a little help from southern-drawl student.

  3. Love that tag and your story had me laughing out loud! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Use Your Stuff.

  4. This is a lovely card. Thanks for sharing with the DT at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.


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