CitY Girl.. Country MousE?


I’m Baaaaaaaaaaaaaack!…Heh

Can’t wait to visit y’all and see whatcha been writin bout and reporting on but inna mean time………..

Still can’t bring mahself to read a paper…sooooooooo here’s installment one on “What I did on my Summer Vacation”…ha


This city girl decided to play some tennis one night in ole San Antonio.
Got there, grabbed me racket and headed to my side of the court whereupon I spy these “creatures” all over the court…huge, black things crawlin everywhere!


Now my buddy Gayle warned be bout fire ants and grasshoppers and most of y’all warned me bout the Texas heat but… this!?…. Yikes!


Assuming they’re baby blood sucking dinosaurs I instantly have a panic attack whereupon “Biff”, (that’s what my southern friends call hubby..heh) says to me….Ah. let’s play anyway: “JUST DON’T LOOK DOWN”.

Well seein Biff is sucking it up and bein all macho, I figure ok ok ok..I’m jus bein a silly city girl…what’s the worst that could happen eh.

I’m tryin to hit, desperately tryin NOT TO LOOK DOWN, or accidentally crush one of the monsters under my sneaks…when some of them start flying!

At this point, I’m convinced I will hit one with my smashing backhand and they will send their entire family to suck the blood offa ma neck.

Along comes a sweet lil Southern belle with braids and all to play on the court next to us…I meekly saunter over to her and ask:

“Excuse me hun, what are these bugggggggggs?”

“Oh, ya mean the crickets?”, she giggles in a sweet Suthern accent.
(Um..crickets?..(But of course, I knew that…pffftt!)

“So, errr…I guess they don’t bite, I sheepishly ask her as she chokes back a laugh.
“No, I promise they don’t bite”, she giggles.


At which point she tosses off her flip flops and proceeds to play barefoot, seemingly unconcerned bout squishing one of the blood sucking dinosaurs under her sweet lil Suthern toes.

I hang my head and return to my court, quickly lifting it recalling Biff’s mantra” DON’T LOOK DOWN!”

Need I report that I lost both sets 6-0, 6-0? cowgirl-lasso-ca.jpg

On the way out, sweet lil Suthern thang’s boyfriend is at the gate holdin somethin in his hand.
He hollers…Hey, since y’all are from New York, wouldya like to see a snake?

OK sweet friends, who wants to place bets on how many miles per hour I did as I bolted out off that court and back to the safe confines of my air conditioned hotel room?…ha


Now all ya Suthern folk can poke fun at me…but last time an outta towner came to NYC, I had to hold his hand the entire subway ride downtown..cuz some “humans” in the big city are scarier than any “creatures” y’all got down there…………so mock all ya want…but jus remember:
Payback’s a #$%@! ……..ha

Let the MockFest begin!


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33 Responses to “CitY Girl.. Country MousE?”

  1. Big White Hat says:

    Now the crickets eat scorpions and spiders and other things that might hurt you.
    The bad thing is they get into anything, then die, then stink.

    Did you enjoy some fine Texas food? San Antonio has some good stuff.

  2. Perri Nelson says:

    Vampiric mafiosa crickets sending their entire families after you in revenge. Now that’s an interesting image.

    Glad you’re back Angel!

  3. CSharpGuru says:

    Wooooo did i miss you!!!

    Welcome Back!!!!

  4. CSharpGuru says:

    did ya get pics of thall black things? Maybe they were mooslims?

  5. Debbie says:

    Oh Angel, you are so funny. I was waiting for some rare species, and it was crickets? You’ve been in the North way too long, gal. hee hee Welcome back.

  6. bernie says:

    Here’s an intersting bit of trivia about crickets: the female has ears on her front legs (some human males probably think that women have the same anatomy since they talk down to them!).

    To attract those females, male crickets rub their forewings together to produce a chirping sound. I suppose if the female is willing there is not much distance between her ears and her spreading legs.

    Now that I have left that image in your head, welcome back.

  7. Yankee Doodle says:

    Glad you’re back, and glad to hear you survived your encounter with those vicious crickets!

  8. Right Truth says:

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  9. Kevin says:

    HAH! Snakes kinf of spook me too, but one chop with a hoe, and they become almost friendly!

    You lucky dog. San Antonio is the hottest place on Earth in June, but I bet you had fun! Did you do seaworld and the riverwalk?

  10. Layla says:

    Angel you are hysterical. You had me laughing so hard I ALMOST, spilled my coffee all over myself! Remind me not to drink anything while I am reading here! I am glad you are home safely! I’m from Chicago hun so not much scares me – not even in the country! lol!!!

  11. Gayle says:

    R0TF! I am so sorry, Angel. I didn’t warn you about crickets because they don’t bite. Neither do the grasshoppers, but they can fly in your mouth and hair and be a horrid nuisance. I knew instantly that what you were talking about were crickets. You chose a time to visit Texas when we are under a grasshopper and cricket invasion. We’re so used to the crickets here that they don’t bother us. I live in the country and they sometimes get into the bathroom through the drain from the bathtub. That’s okay, my cats eat them. Yummy! LOL! I’m having hysterics here. I’m calling Walt in to read this post! :)

  12. wytammic says:

    Hey Angel –
    I grew up in the midwest and I still think crickets and critters are nasty. Ewww. Do you know what a June bug is? The nastiest of all I tell you! Here in WY, insects are not too bad.

    I agree with Kevin. You can really tame snakes good with a hoe :)

  13. Joe Gringo says:

    Come on down here to Arizona, you ain’t seen nothin’ until you’ve come 2-3 feet from a gila monster……

    San Antonio is cool, partly ’cause that’s where George Strait resides, hope you all enjoyed your trip!

  14. nanc says:


    ever little thang is so much bigger in texas. and the people are just the greatest.

  15. Perri Nelson says:

    Kevin, wytammic…

    Can you even say “Hoe” without getting into the same kind of trouble Don Imus did?

    Oops, now I said it too. :-|

  16. Perri Nelson says:

    But Texas is just Alaska’s little brother…

    (having been born in Alaska I just had to say that)

  17. sayitlikeitis says:

    Glad you’re back Angel, the big apple was not the same when u’r gone. I lived in Saints city, New Orleans many moons ago and the “black things” creeping and crawling on the pavement were so big that some people had leashes to walk them. You needed a first aid kit to clean up after stepping on them.. Something about the south and buggies.

  18. KarLMmM says:

    I guess that proves what they say….


    welcome back…….

  19. Jay says:

    Welcome Back!! Unfortunately, the crickets in my neck of the woods are a bit too big to squish with my foot…if you know what I mean.

  20. Strawberry says:

    Welcome back, Gal! Did you manage to get to Mi Tierra’s in the Market Square? The best Mexican Food and they are open 24 hours a day! The Riverwalk has some interesting places as well. Sorry about the crickets – I was actually thinking roaches (but NYC has roaches probably bigger than ours!!!). Crickets just make a racket when you’re trying to sleep. Refer back to the comment about ears and legs, etc. :)

    Hope you had a wonderful vacation!

  21. John Kaiser says:

    This southern gentleman certainly won’t make fun of you.

  22. Stanford Matthews says:

    You didn’t mention the beverages you must have had before going to the court. So, ya wanna go snipe huntin’ Angel?

  23. Incognito says:

    hehehe… I thought they were roaches too, the flying kind. I did a show in Little Rock, Arkansas and they were not only my roomies it was like an obstacle course walking to the theatre and back, at night.

    Crickets aren’t fun to look at though, esp. when they can jump.

    Welcome home!!

  24. Always On Watch says:

    The biggest cockroach I ever saw, I saw in Texas. My friend’s cat used to kill them and bury them in the litterbox. Seriously.

    We have loads of crickets here in Northern Virginia in the fall, but they’re not very big. Terribly noisy though. Forget it trying to sleep in a room with a cricket!

    Of all the critters I saw in Texas, the scorpions worried me the most. Never go barefool in Texas!

  25. Always On Watch says:

    PS: Welcome back, Angel! I missed ya.

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  27. Kate says:

    Ya should have just covered ‘em in chocolate, and had a snack while whacking that bouncy ball. :)

  28. Angel says:

    lol thanks alls for the advice !..ha! ;)

  29. michael says:

    reading this post, and the “downpour” post, it sounds like you had a great time!
    No, really, it does. Everyone needs a good vacation sometimes.
    Nice to have you back blogging, though….

  30. Defiant_Infidel says:

    They are the Texas alternative to clay birds, Angel… ain’t cha’ never done any “wing shootin’”, Girl?

  31. brooke says:

    From “The Temple Of Doom:”

    Maybe those are fortune cookies?

  32. ortho says:

    Hahahaha! Great post! Welcome home!

  33. Dee says:

    HAHAHAHAHA!!! Hope you didn’t trip on any of them!!!! :)