Saturday, July 11, 2009

Getting back to my roots

Well, as most of you know I'm from the south. Critics scoff and say that Florida isn't the "real" south, but these folks apparently haven't been to the Florida springs on a hot summer day, a Mullet Festival, the Redneck Riviera, or anywhere on the FSU campus. I've been missing the "fixin' tos" and the "y'alls", but luckily Charity threw a Redneck/White Trash Party in honor of our country's independence. I always love dressing up and my friends' costumes were great.
On the left is a redneck vase and some patriotic pigs in a blanket. The middle picture is the white trash pu pu platter, including potato sticks, cracker jacks, pork rinds, and cheesey poofs. The last one is actually a Mormon dish of lime jello and shredded carrots. Aimee, who is Mormon, assures that Mormon food and white trash food have a lot in common.
Me, Aimee, Laura, Charity, and Amy (yes, there are 3 Amys in our group. The one on the right is also married to a Chris).

Robby, Chris, and Chris

Liza and Joey (and I think Zeus coming to check them out).
This picture makes me thankful I have good teeth.
I had a great time like I always do getting together with these great ladies. The only thing that could make it better is if Chris had been in town. Oh well, hopefully less than a month to go.


Unknown said...

Loved this post. I had forgotten about Mullet Festivals. There were some great cinammon rolls you could get there (apart from yours of course). We used to go every year.

Your white trash outfits were great. It didn't look like you lived in a trailer though from the surroundings.

Chris and Amy said...

Trailers are hard to come by in Okinawa. :) Are you doing the Wibbly Wobbly?

Liza said...

Haha I didn't know what the jello thing was, so I didn't touch it. Sounds interesting/weird now that I know what it is. I should have tasted it.

Unknown said...

No Wibbly Wobbly. The ground would be too uneven. I don't want to risk doing anything to my leg again. May have made an exception if you were here. That is one I have never done.

Mary and Sean said...

I should've been invited...I'm from the heart, and I mean heart of Dixie (Alabama). Glad to come across another southerner!

Kristina Patten said...

OMG!! This was too funny! I love the costumes and especially the "REdneck PU-Pu platter" How ingenious!