IT'S NOT EASY BEING A SOUTHERN BELLE-EVEN AFTER YEARS OF PRACTICE!













Tuesday, July 15, 2008

KNOWN BY OUR SIGNS!


While out running errands , I noticed a bumper sticker on a car and started thinking about the signs we post in our lives. We are known by our signs! I inherited the "James Gene" which indicates we want no signs on any of our stuff identifying who we are. We chose to be a mystery or an enigma and hold who we are and what we stand for close to us. I have never had a bumper sticker on any car I have owned. Now do not think this is an invitation to paper my bumper with those vinyl stickers. I would strip them off and fast as you could put them on.

My running buds gave #1 daughter a bridal luncheon before she was married. AS hostess gifts we gave them the above license covers. They all have them on their cars with pride. I do not have one.
I found the above sticker on the Internet and thought it quite funny. If you are not a woman, you probably do not get it. If you are a woman and do not get it, consider yourself Lucky. Most of us have a full understanding of just what it means.

I found this sticker on the same sight. This is how I occasionally feel, but I will never let you know that I am seconds from panic. Another "James Gene" is the cool demeanor. We do not want you to know we are in a tizz and try to keep a poker expression on our faces at all times.


This is the bumper sticker that set all of this thinking into motion. I am not sure this is a correct statement. The same car had several other bumper stickers including a "Ron Paul For President" sticker. That in itself explains a GREAT DEAL. There was also a parking sticker for the local university. AHHHHHHH!
I particularly find it annoying when I see one of the stickers with the young man spraying liquid waste on some object of the car owner's disdain. I find these stickers-RUDE - CRUDE - AND SOCIALLY UNACCEPTABLE!




Now this sign is the sign that the NY Yankee Fan has on the gate leading to her house. WHAT PART OF NO DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND! might be an appropriate paraphrase for this sign. Do you come upon a sign like this and think it could not possibly apply to you? There seems to be some out there that did just that. THE NERVE SOME PEOPLE HAVE!
We are known by our signs and our signs show who we are. I have no signs-so I must not be known?





We celebrated friend Sonja's BD at lunch . She is a wonderful and loyal friend and is a great example of how we should live our life. Her entire life is a reflection of the Love of Christ that she so lovingly embraces each and everyday. I am blessed to call her friend.
We ran 5 and walked over 3.5 after that. IT WAS HUMID & HOT-AGAIN!






11 comments:

adrian seney said...

Those James genes are STRONG genes - I know!!!

the Jennings secede from the South said...

What about your "honk if you like marathons" bumpersticker? Hypocrite.

Lora said...

Me thinks thou does protest much! Just because you missed getting the gene and have signs all over your bumper doesn't mean you have to lash out.

Traci Anne said...

Thanks for your comment, hon! If I might ask, what's her name? Wait, you probably don't want to post that on the internet - was she in a sorority/what was her major? Baylor's such a small world, I'm sure I've heard of her!

Deb said...

I like bumper stickers pretty well...as long as they are not crude. Have my W still on my car and my OBX sticker....oh..and on the window my Frothy Monkey. I like Dale and Helen's that says,
"Aslan is on the move". Guess it is time to remove my W...too bad I don't have a replacement.

Hannah Lee said...

Hilarious! I love the guilt trip one. Looks like you guys enjoyed the Log Cabin!

Anonymous said...

great writing,,,,,you have perception!!!!! we are our own sign....

Anonymous said...

great writing,,,,,you have perception!!!!! we are our own sign....

Elisha said...

I'm pretty sure you hit all the James Genes right on the head. I know some and have SEEN all of them!!
PS- I HATE bumper stickers! :)

Anonymous said...

could blogging not be considered the internet equivalent of bumper stickers or grafitti?

Lora said...

Good Point Annoy! There is a certain freedom associated with the written word. I do much better than face to face when writing in revealing who I am. I am a better listener than talker in those circumstances. SCORE 2 Points for you!