kis·met \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\ - noun; often capitalized
1. fate.
"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language.
That may be the measure of our lives." - Toni Morrison

"Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It's more than where you're born; it's an idea and state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, football, and country music. It’s being hospitable, devoted to front porches, magnolias, moon pies, coca-cola... and each other. We don't become Southern - we're born that way." - Unknown

25 February 2009

Life's Little Ironies

Bryce on Pecans:
Me: "I love pecans."
Bryce: "It's a pecaaaan."
Me: "No. It's a peeeecan."
Bryce: "No it's not. A 'peeecan' is a weird bird that doesn't exist."
{i'm from the South. it will forever be a peeeecan}

Dr. Mason on Brigham Young:
"You know what two things he hated the most? Novels and Business. Do you know what the two most popular majors at his school are?
English and Business."

{how excellent is that?}

On the way home from the Draper temple open house tonight
Matt and I got the Led out by listening to some lovely Zeppelin.
At one point I looked over because I heard something strange.
It was Matt...... playing the guitar part to the song.......
.......on his duck call.
{the funny thing is: i wasn't surprised one bit}

I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank all of my amazing friends for being so awesome in my time of sadness yesterday/today. Y'all know who you are and what y'all did. I am SO incredibly lucky and grateful to have friends like y'all.
{Much love coming y'all's way
from me.}


Karen said...

I love the pecan debate...however, I am afraid I must side with Bryce on this one.

Led Zeppelin on a duck call...hmmmmm.

I'll bet the temple was lovely, as all temples are!

PN said...

Don't you see, Alyssa, my southern belle? Even your friends agree that the pronunciation is "pecawn." Also, I saw you today outside of class! How eerie to see that people live real lives beyond the one I know in the Maeser Building.

lotusgirl said...

I actually say pecan both ways. Mama always said pecahn and Daddy always said peeecan. (Although I tend towards peeecan. I'm not sure why.) Maybe it's a regional thing because they are both southern.

I love the BY thing. How funny is that!