Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I'm Boiled Peanuts - Sept 27th

Here is a fun one to try. What's Your Southern Sign?

Some Southerners are pretty skeptical of horoscopes and the people that read them. However, if we are to ever fully understand all the star signs and the people they represent, we need symbols that all true Southerners understand. See the list below:

OKRA (Dec 22 - Jan 20): Are tough on the outside but tender on the inside. Okras have tremendous influence. An older Okra can look back over his life and see the seeds of his influence everywhere. You can do something good each day if you try.

CHITLIN (Jan 21 - Feb 19): Chitlins come from humble backgrounds. A Chitlin, however, will make something of himself if he is motivated and has lots of seasoning. In dealing with Chitlins, be careful - they may surprise you. They can erupt like Vesuvius. Chitlins are best with Catfish and Okra.

BOLL WEEVIL (Feb 20 - March 20): You have an overwhelming curiosity. You're unsatisfied with the surface of things, and you feel the need to bore deep into the interior of everything. Needless to say, you are very intense and driven as if you had some inner hunger. You love to stay busy and tend to work too much. Nobody in their right mind is going to marry you, so don't worry about it.

MOON PIE (March 21 - April 20): You're the type that spends a lot of time on the front porch. A cinch to recognize the physical appearance of Moon Pies. Big and round are the key words here. You should marry anybody who you can get remotely interested in the idea. It's not going to be easy. You always have a big smile and are happy. This might be the year to think about aerobics. Maybe not.

POSSUM (April 21 - May 21): When confronted with life's difficulties, possums have a marked tendency to withdraw and develop a don't-bother-me-about-it attitude. Sometimes you become so withdrawn, people actually think you're dead. This strategy is probably not psychologically healthy but seems to work for you. You are a rare breed. Most folks love to watch you work and play. You are a night person and mind your own business.

CRAWFISH (May 22 - June 21): Crawfish is a water sign. If you work in an office, you're hanging around the water cooler. Crawfish prefer the beach to the mountains, the pool to the golf course, and the bathtub to the living room. You tend not to be particularly attractive physically, but you have very, very good heads.

COLLARDS (June 22 - July 23): Collards have a genius for communication. They love to get in the melting pot of life and share their essence with the essence of those around them. Collards make good socia l work ers, psychologists, and baseball managers. As far as your personal life goes, if you are Collards, stay away from Crawfish. It just won't work. Save yourself a lot of heartache.

CATFISH (July 24 - Aug 23): Catfish are traditionalists in matters of the heart, although one's whiskers may cause problems for loved ones. You Catfish are never easy people to understand. You run fast. You work and play hard. Even though you prefer the muddy bottoms to the clear surface of life, you are liked by most. Above all else, Catfish should stay away from Moon Pies.

GRI TS (Aug 24 - Sept 23): Your highest aim is to be with others like yourself. You like to huddle together with a big crowd of other Grits. You love to travel though, so maybe you should think about joining a club. Where do you like to go? Anywhere they have cheese, gravy, bacon, butter, or eggs and a good time. If you can go somewhere where they have all these things; that serves you well. You are pure in heart.

BOILED PEANUTS (Sept 24 - Oct 23): You have a passionate desire to help your fellow man. Unfortunately, those who know you best, your friends and loved ones, may find that your personality is much too salty, and their criticism will affect you deeply because you are really much softer than you appear. You should go right ahead and marry anybody you want to because in a certain way, yours is a charmed life. On the road of life, you can be sure that people will always pull over and stop for you.

BUTTER BEAN (Oct 24 - Nov 22): Always invite a Butter Bean to a party because Butter Beans get along well with everybody. You, as a Butter Bean, should be proud. You've grown on the vine of life, and you feel at home no matter what the setting. You can sit next to anybody. However, you, too,shouldn't have anything to do with Moon Pies.

ARMADILLO (Nov 23 - Dec 21): You have a tendency to develop a tough exterior, but you are actually quite gentle and kind inside. A good evening for you--old friends, a fire, some roots, fruit, worms, and insects. You are a throwback. You're not concerned with today's fashions and trends. You're not concerned with anything about today. You're almost prehistoric in your interests and behavior patterns. You probably want to marry another Armadillo, but a Possum is another somewhat interesting mating possibility.


Southern (in)Sanity said...

Hmmm ... I guess collards is better than a horrible disease.

Funny stuff, coffeypot.

a/k/a Nadine said...

Possum. I'm far from a night person though.

CindyDianne said...

Hmphf. I am an Armadillo and I am married to Collard.

Burfica said...

I'm a catfish. hehehehe My son is a Possum. Explains him pretty good.

Coffeypot said...

rwa, collards sound exactly like you. You are very good at communications and in reporting the news.

nadine, maybe you do some of your best work at nigh. Sleeping comes to mind. Are you a good sleeper?

cindydianne, Armadillo sounds more like me - the prehistoric throwback part.

burfica - you are a traditionalists in matters of the heart. Although catfish are commonly known as bottom loving scum suckers, I don't see you as that way. You are just the opposite. That is why you are liked by most everyone.

Teri said...

I try to stay far away from Chitlins but since I am one now, I'll hang my head in shame.

Pamela said...

where did my comment go.?

Pamela said...

weird. It just disappeared.
I askED what are boiled peanuts?
(thats what I would be -)_

do they make one gassy?

Coffeypot said...

teri, don’t you dare hang your head in shame. Being a Chitlin to us boys in the South is a good thing. You can be my little Chitlin any day of the week.

pamela, YOU HAVE NEVER HAD BOILED PEANUTS? My God woman, you don’t know what you are missing. You take peanuts still in the hull, boil the all day in salty water (the saltier the better for me) and eat them while they are still warm. Yum, yum! The shells are soft and just fall apart and the nuts (goobers) are soft and salty. Boiled peanut stands, with burners, are quiet common on the rural roads down here. Next time you go to a country fair, see if anyone has them.

e.Craig Crawford said...

Are you sure this is a correct list of southern signs .. cos I'm pretty sure I'm a pickled pig's foot.

Christine said...

YAY, I am a BOLL WEEVIL. Means I never have to marry again! Yippie and the male population is safe once again.

GrizzBabe said...

I'm okra. Does that mean I'm slimy?

Coffeypot said...

e.craig, I admit you are full of piss & vinegar, but not as sour as a ppf.

christine, is anyone truly safe from you?

grizzbabe, only in places. But powdered up and fried, you would be delicious.

Alekx said...

Does Grits likeing to travel include through the gastral intestinal track, if it does I'm changing my birthday

Olly said...

Exactly what is a boll weevil anyway?