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Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On

He’s on the dance floor yelling, “Freebird”

Singing off pitch but he knows every word

Grabs him another girl he hold on tight

He don’t see ugly

Through blood shot eyes

He’ll fall apart when he gets home

But right now his worries are gone

Cause life looks good, good, good

So good, good, good,

Life looks good, good, good

Billy’s got his beer goggles…on

– Neal McCoy

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Contrary to popular to belief, you can argue with stupid.

Stupid, being a drunk six foot two football player sportin’ a “Take a picture, it’ll last longer” muscle tank. Read More

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Only Wanna Be With You

You and me

We come from different worlds

You like to laugh at me

When I look at other girls

Sometimes you’re crazy

And you wonder why

I’m such a baby

Cause the Dolphins make me cry

Well there’s nothing I can do

I only wanna be with you

You can call me your fool

Only wanna be with you

– Hootie and the Blowfish

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Mr. Big turned 30 last Wednesday.

That morning, when he got in the car to go to work, you would have thought I was dropping him off at the county jail. “Happy Birthday!” I shouted out for the third time already. “Yeah. I’m officially old now,” was his reply. After a beat, I looked over and said, “Gah, you’re thirty. Can you believe it? Like when people ask, ‘So, how old are you?’ you have to say, ‘I’m thirty.’ Man! So weird!”

That’s me, always looking for the silver lining. Read More

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You Gotta Be
Posted 2 April 2014 / By MC / Archives/ Featured/ The Pretty Girl Mafia/ Vacays-n-Getaways

Remember, listen as your day unfolds

Challenge what the future holds

Try and keep your head up to the sky

Lovers, they may cause you tears

Go ahead release your fears, my oh my heh, hey, hey

You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser

You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger

You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm, you gotta stay together

All I know, all I know, love will save the day

– Des’ree

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If you haven’t yet read, FTF: The South! Well, Except For Arkansas. Arkansas Sucks., I suggest you do. It’s the Part I in this little two-part series. Read More

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FTF: The South! Well, Except For Arkansas. Arkansas Sucks.

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes

Snow flakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes

Silver white winters that melt into springs

These are a few of my favorite things

– Barbra Streisand

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I sort of hate sitting down to write these types of posts. Vacation posts take so much time and thought. I try to write everything exactly as it happened, but at the same time, I have to make it readable. You know that feeling of trying to capture the raw beauty of something in a photo; however, not a one ever turns out exactly how you saw it? That’s what these posts feel like for me. I feel as if I’m leaving out things, or failing to describe something enough, or forgetting small details that might tell the story better. Read More

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Love Is War
Posted 26 February 2014 / By MC / Archives/ Featured/ Love - Yuck./ The Pretty Girl Mafia/ Vacays-n-Getaways

Young lovers in a picture frame

Ever notice how there ain’t no rain

Nobody hangs hard times on the wall

You won’t see it in an 8 by 10

But there’s a storm every now and then

A slamming door down the hall

Sometimes love is a white flag

Sometimes love is standing tall

Sometimes love is a feather

Sometimes a cannon ball

But it’s worth fighting for (it’s worth fighting for)

Baby, sometimes love is war

– American Young

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Typically, Mr. Big and I spend the weekend in Charlotte for Valentine’s Day. We usually get all dolled up and go to dinner at Morton’s or Ruth’s Chris. Sometimes we’ll go shopping and other times we won’t. Mostly, we just get away. But this year, Big had something better in mind – for himself.

A drag car show. Read More

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Lord, I wonder if I’ll ever change my ways

– Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow

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When we all get together… that is when it happens.

“Ohhhh, well looky there all of us are here. You know, all corralled together in the very same spot. Everyone just sitting here with one another, breaking bread, having a drink, shooting the shit, and whatnot. Huh, fancy that! Well, since I do have each of you trapped in a booth, in the middle of a restaurant, and you haven’t even gotten your salads yet… say, let’s plan our next outing!” Read More

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Guys Do It All The Time

I know I left my clothes all over the place

And I took your twenty bucks

No I didn’t get the front yard cut

’cause I had to wash my truck

Will you bring me a cold one, baby

And turn on the TV

We’ll talk about this later

There’s a ball game I wanna see

Guys do it all the time

And you expect us to understand

When the shoe’s on the other foot

You know that’s when it hits the fan

Get over it, honey, life’s a two way street

Or you won’t be a man of mine

Sure I had some beers with the girls last night

Guys do it all the time

– Mindy McCready

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Have you ever ordered three airplane bottles of whiskey and a can of Bud Light on an hour-long flight… at one time? Have you ever negotiated a mid-crash make out session between a stranger and one of your oldest guy friends, prior to takeoff? When asked what team you are pulling for at this week’s game, have you ever looked at a plane full of people headed to Milwaukee and said, “Oh, we’re non-denominational.” Have you ever did a burnout at every. single. stoplight you came to in your rented minivan?

Well, have you ever been a girl and went on a “guys trip?” Read More

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Down Under
Posted 13 August 2013 / By MC / Archives/ Vacays-n-Getaways

I come from a land down under

Where beer does flow and men chunder

Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder

You better run, you better take cover.

– Men at Work

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Punta Cana,

You are beautiful. Your turquoise waters and white sandy beaches are picture perfect. Your people are gracious and polite. The warmth of your surf and the breeze from your tropical winds soothes parts of my soul no North American beach could ever touch. And your rum… oh your rum is so very sweet. Read More

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Stand By Me

When the night has come

And the land is dark

And the moon is the only light we’ll see

No I won’t be afraid

Oh, I won’t be afraid

Just as long as you stand, stand by me

– Ben E. King

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Last Friday, after work, I drove down to Nana’s house in Charleston for the weekend.

I have made that trip hundreds of times. I know the roads backwards and forwards. I am familiar with each of the 252 miles of countryside that stand between our homes. I have spent weekend, and week, and summer, and Easter, and Thanksgiving, and Christmas after Christmas on those roads. I have counted down the slender green signs until exit 199 a million times. I am more comfortable with those interstates and South Carolina roads than I am my own county’s. Read More

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Take It Easy

Well I’m a runnin’ down the road

Tryin’ to loosen my load

I’ve got seven women on my mind

Four that wanna own me

Two that wanna stone me

One says she’s a friend of mine

Take it easy, take it easy

Don’t let the sound of your own wheels

Drive you crazy

Lighten up while you still can

Don’t even try to understand

Just find a place to make your stand

And take it easy

– The Eagles

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At the end of June, Momma, Dad, Mace, Stasya (Mace’s BFF), Bubba, Mr. Big, Mimmie, and I spent a week at a beach house in Garden City, South Carolina. Read More

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