Free Book Friday (with a side of Funny)
A FRIDAY FUNNY
This month’s holidays & special occasions have forced me to postpone my new release-related funnies, but here they are. (Some of them, anyway.) Finally.
In honor of the Charleston-set ON THE VERGE OF I DO, some Southern funnies… :cool
FREE BOOK FRIDAY
Another great book that offered me amusement, encouragement, & a splash of Southern hospitality while I was writing ON THE VERGE OF I DO… This week’s Free Book Friday offering is Hell’s Belles: A Tribute to the Spitfires, Bad Seeds, & Steel Magnolias of the New and Old South by Seale Ballenger. (Some great quotes in this one, too, which you know I love. :howyoudoin )
To enter the giveaway for this book, simply leave a comment to today’s post that includes the code FBF—for “Free Book Friday,” of course—to let me know you’re interested in the drawing. (U.S. residents only for the prize, please, but everyone is welcome to chat.)
Winner will be announced during our Happy Sunday post on…well, you know, Sunday.
Winner is responsible for contacting me with her mailing information—i.e. I will not be contacting you—so be sure to check back in or you might not even know you won! :happysad
(If prize isn’t claimed within 14 days, another name may be drawn or item may be tossed back into the goody bag to be re-used for a future giveaway.)
21 Comments • Comments Feed
FBF Great post!! I love your funnies.
On April 27, 2012 at 4:57 am
Tammy Beck says:
FBF. I love the last two. You can’t find anyone much more Southern than me…I’m from Alabama.
You know you’re Southern when mac’n cheese is considered a vegetable or the main course.
You know your Southern when you have to change your flat tar.
You know your Southern when instead of I have already done it….you have done done it.
You know you’re in the South when everyone is called either honey, baby, or sweetie. :lolol
On April 27, 2012 at 7:11 am
Rhiannon Rowland says:
The first time my husband took me south to meet his family we all went out to dinner…I ordered a coke and the server asked me what kind, I was like…What? LOL And the hubby says ‘fixin to’ all the time, especially when he gets mad, it kind of spills out of him, along with many other southern phrases.
On April 27, 2012 at 9:55 am
FBF Great blog! I can’t wait to read On the Verge of I Do. :cool
On April 27, 2012 at 11:09 am
Pam Lowery says:
Happy FBF Heidi! Love the post! I am A Southern girl Thru & Thru! My niece is playing in a softball tournament here in our hometown this weekend so I will be extra busy! Will be taking books to read in between games! Have a great weekend!
On April 27, 2012 at 11:33 am
Angie M says:
FBF! This sounds like a great read. Since I only been back home a couple years, I’m sure some of those quotes might come in handy! Have a great weekend! :cool
On April 27, 2012 at 11:39 am
Lindsay W says:
Love the funnies!
On April 27, 2012 at 1:55 pm
Heidi, I am a “Damn Yankee” A northerner who moves south and stays. Loving the funnies. FBF
On April 27, 2012 at 2:11 pm
Melissa M. says:
:thumbsup Yay! FBF…as always another spectacular Friday post and giveaway!!! :cool :eeee
On April 27, 2012 at 2:12 pm
April Kirkland says:
FBF!!! Southern girl here born and raised in Alabama. My friend from up north thinks the funniest thing that southern people say is “I ain’t got no” everytime I slip and say that she burst into laughter. But I told her since she didn’t know what grits were she was just deprived :lolol
On April 27, 2012 at 2:19 pm
domonique hicks says:
OMG!!! this is a Wonderful giveaway !! Thx a million for this Opportunity ……ur an Awesome Author Thx a Million Sweetie…FBF!!!!! :bubble
On April 27, 2012 at 2:23 pm
Mary Kirkland says:
Happy FBF!. Loved those but I lived in West Virginia for a year and do you know what I heard the most?
Me: Where’s that store located?
Anyone in West Virginia: It’s down the road a piece.
Now tell me, where is down the road a piece? How far is it, how do I get there? lol I never did find out..
On April 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm
Beth mast says:
that’s some funny stuff right there!
I love the “old south”!
On April 27, 2012 at 4:19 pm
Laura J. says:
Coke!!! Pepsi, Orange, RC whatever—they are all COKE!! Spent months trying to correct my roommate in college the correct way to ask for a drink. :slamdesk FBF!!
On April 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm
I’m so glad y’all are enjoying the funnies. And I’m loving your additions of Southern-isms, too! :lolol
I swear I’ve got more Southerner in me than anyone could prove biologically. And I definitely have the delicate porcelain skin (read: white, practically translucent LOL) of a true Southern Belle. :cool
Keep ’em comin’… And I’ll pick & announce our FBF winner on Sunday, so y’all come back now, hear? :howyoudoin
On April 27, 2012 at 5:01 pm
Laura J. says:
I just noticed you are missing one very important thing from your sidebar in relation to the So. Funnies:
“Flip Flops are the glass slippers of the south.”
On April 27, 2012 at 8:03 pm
Ruth Chestnut says:
Oh, love all those phrases. Was born and raised in the north but my brother-in-law was in the Marines. When I was a kid we would go visit and I picked up quite a few of those phrases and still use them to this day. My favorite is “down the road a piece”. Have had many people ask where I am from because I still retain a bit of a southern accent after all these years. FBF. Have a great weekend Heidi. :patrick
On April 27, 2012 at 6:50 pm
Shelley B says:
Free Book Friday! Have a great weekend!
On April 27, 2012 at 8:46 pm
Mary Kirkland says:
I remember a few more from my grandma who was born in West Virginia and my grandpa who was born in Ohio. That’s right folks, I has Hillbilly in my blood. lol
Lord a-mercy!- My grandma’s favorite saying for everything.
Sump’n- Used in place of something. lol Grandpa loved that.
Bless your heart! or Bless her heart!- My grandma would use it in a nice way or if she were mad she would say, Well bless her heart, she’s just to stupid to know the difference.” LOL
Heathens- when my grandma would get mad at me and my brother she would tell us to stop acting like heathens. lol
Fixin’- Grandpa loved to say, “I’m fixin’ to walk down the road a piece.
lol That’s all I can remember right now. My grandparents were a couple of crazy old coots. Bless their hearts…
On April 27, 2012 at 10:43 pm
Very funny. FBF
On April 27, 2012 at 11:23 pm
:lolol Fbf lovin them
On May 4, 2012 at 12:49 pm