12.09.2008

good lord willing and the creek don't rise

i've come up with a new catch phrase.
well, actually, i didn't come up with it. and it isn't really all that new. in fact, it's probably pretty old.

anyway, last night we went to the carrie underwood concert. (lest you judge, live music/touring acts are few and far between in chattanooga and i am actually a fan. so stop laughing.) a wonderful friend used his connections to score some inexpensive seats to the concert and we had a super fun night out with friends. but i digress... the opening act was a band called little big town. until last night i hadn't ever heard of them. what i enjoyed most about their set was a song entitled "good lord willing". why did you enjoy that particular song the most, you ask? well, the refrain of the song has inspired my new catch phrase.

imagine this scenario...
it's the end of the day. we're locking up the center for the night.
coworker: see you in the morning?
molly: good lord willing and the creek don't rise.

or this scenario...
out in the hustle and bustle of christmas shopping; i run into a friend.
friend: will i see you at the christmas party next week?
molly: good lord willing and the creek don't rise.

inspired by that folksy little minx sarah palin, i've decided to mix things up vocabularily. i mean, look how much press she got by saying stupid silly things. perhaps this phrase is just the push i need to rise to super stardom. regardless, i'm thinking this might really help me blend in better to my surroundings. i'm disappointed at my apparent inability to develop a southern twang. 2 years and i still sound like a midwesterner. it's time to take matters into my own hands... or mouth.

after all, sometimes "hopefully" or "that's the plan" just doesn't cut it. there are just some questions that simply deserve an answer chock full of down home charm. and now, thanks to little big town, i know exactly how to respond in those particular circumstances.

4 comments:

christina said...

when you grow up hearing phrases such as the one you have described you tend to grow tired of them. though i think i would enjoy greatly hearing you say things like that. say "southern" phrases with a midwestern accent...be pretty funny!

Anonymous said...

JEALOUS!!!! Little Big Town, they were born and raised in the BOONDOCKS!?! Great band. And Carrie?!?! You have got to be kidding me. What a great night, I am sure you had a great time. You don't have to live in Chattanooga to apprecaite great music, great lyrics and some good ole knee slappin fun!! But, if you ever do say " good Lord willin and the creek don't rise" to me I guarantee you, I would die laughing! Can you imagine? Funny stuff bb. Funny stuff. XOXOXOX

Amie said...

i am sooooo jealous!...i wanted to see carrie underwood sooooo bad-i love her!...but i am a country music junkie! my friend rachel gave us a cd-she discovered an artist in memphis one weekend that she loves-i think she referred to it as backwoods mountain music or something-its kinda funky country bluesy...we'll see i amay need to burn it for you!

Anonymous said...

I think it's really time for you to get back to the midwest now.
mom