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Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
5:27 pm - Newbie

I am a newbie at LJ. I have lived in Georgia all of my life and I found this group by looking up my home state. It's great to meet all of ya'll. I look forward to chatting with you in the future.

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Thursday, April 9th, 2009
8:47 pm - Question about Tennessee slang

Hi. I'm a mystery writer and I have a question. I'm looking for phrases/Tennessee slang from the 1970s or before, something only someone from Tennessee would say. I need the phrase as a clue that that's where the person is from (the character claims to be from Mississippi).

current mood: curious

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Monday, March 30th, 2009
3:51 pm - Contact me

Hi!! Have questions? Want to be anonymous? Well send me your questions. It is safe and your identify will not be given out. If your question is chosen it will be posted to</b></b></a></a></b></a>tswithtammysmth along with a response. A private response will also follow. All topics are welcome. From the weird to the norm, fetishes, fun, family or just a person to vent to. Visit me here on LJ or email me at   T.S.with TammySmith@gmail.com


current mood: impressed

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Saturday, March 21st, 2009
12:43 am - Love Of The South

Please take five minutes to help out a southern girl wanting to pursue her dream!



Polls close April 3rd! If you all would vote and get as many friends to vote/comment as possible I would love you forever!!!! I need 200 more votes! Steal my bandwidth. I don't care!! I love you even if I have no idea who you are!

- Jessica

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Saturday, July 19th, 2008
9:36 pm

Hello all,
 I just wanted to take the time to introduce myself. My name is Bethany and i am a proud Belle. I was born and raised in Texas, and i am currently living Houston. I love being a love belle, and enjoy the tipping of a hat by a gentleman when i walk by. and ok i must also admit i love the way that a big smile and a cheerful hello can get me almost anything i need from a salesman. Momma always told me you get more with honey then with vinager, so why not use her advice? :)

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Monday, July 7th, 2008
10:36 pm

Hey, everybody!

I found this community by searching "The South" on a whim in LJ's interests.

I'm a Southern girl, born and bred. I'm now living in south Florida and I have to tell you, this ain't the South! Hehehe! I was born and raised just outside of Atlanta and spent all of my life there, minus the three years I spent in Auburn, AL when I was married. I love it down here in Tampa (I've been down here two years) I really do, but I miss the South. People ask me where I'm from all the freaking time (I think at least half the population down here us from New York, it's very strange) and I always get, "Oh, your accent is so cute!" My partner is Cuban and even he is kind of fascinated by the way I speak. His family thinks I'm Scarlet O'Hara re-incarnated. LOL!

Anyway, just wanted to say hey and introduce myself. Hope y'all have a good night!

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Thursday, July 3rd, 2008
10:23 pm

okay, i know this is a random and specific question, but i'm kinda desperate. i'm flying into charlotte tomorrow at like 8:30 am, and my mom has entrusted my uncle and i, neither of us knowing the city at all, to find a florist that is open that early on the fourth of july so that we can buy shoulder corsages for my grandmother and great-aunt. are there any charlotteans that could possibly point me toward somewhere? proximity to the airport would be nice but is not important...we're headed to statesville, which is just north, so if it's that end of town, that would be nice too. thank you so much!

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Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
11:07 pm - The Positive Effects Of Essiac Tea

How Do We Describe Essiac?

The basis of Essiac is a collection of herbs which are integrated together to make the drink that we all commonly know as tea. Traditionally, this would consist of the root from Indian rhubarb, burdock root, elm inner bark (slippery) and also sheep sorrel. Further to this, later recipes also included the addition of red clover, blessed thistle and even watercress; the end product being Flor Essence.

So What Can Do Get From Essiac Tea?

Essiac tea is said to be beneficial in a variety of ways and is even claimed to help with the treatment of cancer. I understand there is actually research being carried to try and substantiate these claims. A nurse from Canada named Rene Caisse discovered Essiac tea and named the tea after her own surname. If you read it backwards you will find that it spells 'Essiac'.

How Do I Make The Tea?

The process for making and preparing the tea is not so difficult and only requires that you follow some simple instructions. It doesn't take long to put together and the ingredients used are minimal. Commonly, Essiac tea is used from time to time for not just the claims about it being able to treat cancer but for general wellbeing and also to help heal additional ailments.

The method of preparing the tea is firstly finding a couple of steel pots which will need to be stainless steel and should measure four gallons and three gallons with a lid. You will need a spatula, a funnel, a fine-mesh double strainer which should all be stainless steel; a minimum of twelve, sixteen ounce glass bottles which can be sealed with air tight caps and additionally you will need to have two gallons of distilled water that is free from sodium.


Take four ounces of powdered slippery elm bark, one ounce of powdered turkey rhubarb, six and a half cups of finely cut burdock root and also sixteen ounces of powdered wild sheep sorrel. Now you need to fully mix up these ingredients and then take the distilled water that is sodium free, put it in the four gallon pot with the lid added and bring to the boil.

Now, take 1 cup of the Essiac mix and stir this in to your pot, remember to put the lid back onto your pot after you've done this and carry on boiling the pot for approximately another ten minutes. You then turn off your hob and take a scraping instrument to scrape the sides of the pot. Give the formula a good stir, replace the lid back on to the pot and leave it that way for half a day or so. Then switch your hob back on and fully heat for twenty minutes.

The preparation is almost finished and all that needs doing is to turn your hob off and strain the mixture into the other three gallon pot. You will need to give the five gallon pot a good clean now as you will be yet again running the mixture through the strainer and back into the larger pot. After this you can now use your funnel to empty the hot mix into your bottles. Do this right away and remember to secure the caps tightly. Finally Leave the bottles to drop in temperature, ensure the caps are still tight and then refrigerate your newly created Essiac Tea.


You should always consult your Doctor or other qualified health professional before embarking on any homemade tea venture. Pregnant women in particular should be cautious of such activities.

About the Author: What do you like for afternoon tea ? For comprehensive help and advice on all aspects of tea and related issues, visit the My Cup Of Tea Site Clive thoroughly recommends this site so check it out today here: - .essiacteaonline.com.

Luck link looking for a great italian meatball recipe?

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Monday, June 9th, 2008
7:07 am - Why is Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee so expensive?

Reggae music and beachfront resorts have helped put the island nation of Jamaica on the map, but its coffee earns it a special place in the collective heart of connoisseurs everywhere. But what is it about Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee that merits the hefty sum of $26 to $40 a pound?

Roughly bordered by Kingston to the south and Port Maria to the north, the Blue Mountains of Jamaica rise to 7,500 feet above sea level, making them the highest point in the Caribbean. The rich, dark soil, rainy climate and good drainage make the region excellent for coffee production. While coffee is not native to Jamaica, it is now the chief export of the country.

The Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica has designated the parishes of St. Andrew, St. Thomas, Portland and St. Mary to grow the appropriate beans and must approve all coffee before it can be called Jamaican Blue Mountain. Only the highest quality coffee can wear the exalted trademark. Not every blend can be called Jamaican Blue Mountain.

The Coffee Industry Regulation Act imposed a specific system of grading beans being considered for the honor. There are three different grades of Jamaican Blue Mountain based on screen size. Screen refers to the dimension of the screen used to separate the beans by size. The philosophy behind this method is that coffee beans grown in higher altitudes are larger and have flavors superior to beans grown in lower altitudes.

The strict regulations of the board prohibit some beans that might be acceptable in other brews. The screening process also helps to eliminate maragogipe (elephant beans). The green, oversized beans are a mutant strain thought to have originated in Brazil, are porous and absorb the characteristics of the soil in which they grow. Opinions about their worth vary widely among experts, but they are considered unfit for Jamaican Blue Mountain.

Specifications for Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee are very rigid. At least 96 percent of the beans must be of a uniform screen and a consistent, bluish-green color. A maximum two percent of beans may deviate slightly from this standard, but black or sour beans and any kind of foreign matter are unacceptable and do not fall under the two-percent rule.

The body, flavor and aroma of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee have made it one of the most sought-after coffees on the market. The supply is limited due to the relatively small geographic location where appropriate beans are developed. Restricted quantity, along with the excellent quality resulting from meticulous cultivation standards, and the celebrated name that demands the attention of hard-core coffee addicts everywhere inspires the demand for this brew, and it is the demand itself that will undoubtedly continue to sustain the high price.

About the Author: Cory Willins contributes to many websites including The Coffee Site where you can read more on gourmet coffee information and resources.

Fucking page. dangelo sandwich shops

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Sunday, January 20th, 2008
1:47 pm - Hat Choices Today-Not So Great

I've been looking for reasonable hats to wear to an afternoon Mardi Gras reception, the Knights of Revelry, where we must wear afternoon dresses.  There is not much around, even on the internet.  Some look pretty good but I'm just not paying $400 for one.  There is a good company, Betmar/Plaza Suite, that consistently puts out reasonable, good-looking hats but many of these places don't carry their entire line.  I've also noticed it is very hard to find ladies' suits.  Anyway, I'm trying to find something nice because there will be ladies who spent quite a bit on their ensemble.  Got to look good!

It's really crazy that all of us are so worried about our hats when this party is really nothing but a big drunk fest.  They did serve food but I never found it; it's just drink, drink, drink.  So after an hour, most men won't remember you have a hat on!  This is a pretty good group that dates back to the 1870's, so it's bizarre and disconcerting to see your usually uptight lawyer passed out.  I don't agree with any of this type of behavior so I'm not condoning it;  in fact, I personally am very careful to present  myself in a lady-like way.   But it makes for funny stories about lawyers later!  During Mardi Gras, it is very accepted here in general.  Quote from my mom, "How tacky!"

Still, back to hats- it's fun to walk through the streets of Mobile donning a hat.   Most of the Mardi Gras celebrations revolve around the parade and then a very formal ball afterward.  There are a few groups that will hold a more casual reception with suits and hats, like the one I'm going to.  It's something different I really look forward to!

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Thursday, January 17th, 2008
1:29 pm

I was at The Christmas Tree Shop last night and a saw a little ceramic pot that was labeled "grease". My grandmother has one of these, as does my step mother and most of the women in my family. Yeah we're southern. :)
Does anyone still save the leftover bacon or sausage grease? I used to, I don't anymore. Healthier eating and I don't cook as much as I would like to. For my cast iron stuff I now just use regular vegetable oil when they need to be seasoned.

So how about you? What do you do with leftover bacon grease?

cross posted to cooking

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Thursday, December 27th, 2007
11:36 pm - deep frying!

I reckoned this would be a good place to start... my brother got a deep fryer for Christmas & was wondering if anyone had some recipes for fry batter.   i suggested pancake batter for frying sweet things (oreos, twinkies) but he wants a good batter for frying some venison.   any suggestions?

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Thursday, October 18th, 2007
11:47 am

On today's yahoo homepage one of the features is about the Texas State Fair and deep fried coke.

Does anyone have a recipe?

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Monday, August 13th, 2007
3:29 pm - Hey!

Hey Yall! My name is Megan, and I am from Tallahassee, Florida.

I was wondering if yall new some games or ideas of stuff to do at a Bridal Shower. My friend is throwing one and I am helping her out but we are just CLUELESS as to what to do!

Thanks in advance!

current mood: curious

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2007
4:55 pm



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Monday, February 12th, 2007
1:08 pm - Condo in Orlando CHEAP no strings

IF this isn't allowed please don't report me, just delete or let me know and I will asap
Thank you

Auction for charity:

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Friday, February 9th, 2007
7:20 pm

2 adult 4 day hopper passes, $420.00! (at gate it would be $526!)
this is for a worthy cause

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Tuesday, January 16th, 2007
7:17 pm

58 icons
-38 Dierks Bentley
-20 George Strait


See 'em in my journal.

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2006
9:28 pm - URGENT please read all the way down

Please don't report this as Spam

I have two kittens
so sweet and playful
In need of a adoptive Home
or Foster home

There is a black male with a heart shapped tuft of white fur under his chest,
And a seal point? siamese female with blue eyes

They are still skittish of people
but warming up everyday
they were born outside,
and trapped after a few weeks

They are about 5 months old now, and small

THEY CAN NOT GO OUTSIDE, because they will run away

They need shots/fixing (spay/neuter which can be at a discount)

I can not keep them anymore (they are not my kittens, they were abandoned)
and I can not find a rescue for them, =(

my husband is saying he's going to release them into the wild
(I do not want this to happen)

If someone can please help let me know
In Irondale/Birmingham/Hoover

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2006
8:25 pm

Does anyone know a place with a commerical kitchen(Church, Caterer, small eatery, etc) That would be willing to let me rent part of the kitchen (and maybe use some of the equipment).

The lower the rent, the better (of course).

Anywhere near Irondale, Leeds, Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia,... or close by (Alabama)

This is x-posted to the millionth

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