Monday, June 28, 2010
How do you know when you're obssesed with Gone with the Wind?
A long time ago, I was searching google for a list of "You Know you're Obssesed with GWTW When..." and I was terribly disappointed that none had been invented yet. So I decided to make one myself and post it on my youtube account. If any of you are interested, my youtube name is LexiixoxRoxx. I also made a video of it and posted it on youtube as well. Anyways, fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy ride!
You know you're obsessed with GWTW when:
1. You start to say the phrases "Fiddle-dee-dee!" and "Great balls of fire!"
2. All of a sudden, you speak with a fake Southern accent.
3. You find yourself dreaming of the Old South.
4. Lately, you've been looking for your "Rhett" or "Ashley".
5. You've attempted to make a dress out of curtains.
6. You can't help but refer to everyone you hate as a "scallawag".
7. You believe it would be perfectly normal to roam the streets in a period dress.
8. The only reason you're attending parties is to attain some more beau.
9. When someone asks you to a dance, you assume they mean a waltz.
10. You start referring to your parents as "Ma" and "Pa".
11. You no longer use the term "blush", instead you say "rouge".
12. You think of a guy, and not a girl, when you hear the name "Ashley".
13. You'd be terribly offended if someone called you "fast".
14. You think the words "cad" and "varmint" are extremely insulting.
15. You don't want your family to sing you "Happy Birthday" if they can sing you "Jolly Good Fellow".
16. For some inexplicable reason, you've begun cherishing your land and calling it "Tara".
17. You've started keeping $300 handy, in fear that a Yankee might come any day and try to sell you out for taxes.
18. Your new nickname for your cleaning lady is "Mammy".
19. When someone says they've had an accident, you immediately assume they fell off their horse.
20. You have a strange, new desire to visit Charleston.
Well, that was it! I'll be making more soon and if you have any suggestions feel free to leave a comment letting me know so I can add on! Speaking of Charleston, guess who's driving up for a visit? Yes, a few days ago my father surprised me and my brother by saying we were all going up to Charleston on the sixth of July. I am indescribably excited! If I get lucky, maybe I'll meet my future Rhett Butler there! I'll be sure to pack my Scarlett costume just in case :) Haha. Hopefully our next family vacation will be to the GWTW musuem in Jonesboro, Georgia. I visited Atlanta once, but at that time I had no clue who Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler were. What a shame.
Back to the list, I think that anyone who fits at least ten of these qualifications is an official "Windie". I know that number 8 is especially true of me. I mean honestly, the parties I've been to lately are so pathetic it's sad. All people do is stand around, others are texting on the dance floor, and the rest are too busy hanging around the food table like flies. I was at the welcome dance for my school, and it was terrible to put it mildly. My best friend (a complete Melly) and I basically spent the entire night outside on the benches (where the freshman and sophmores eat lunch) talking to a bunch of guys we had just met. See, our school is all girls but our brother school is all guys and our school dances are mingled together. So our friend (from the guys school) introduced us to all his guys friends and that's basically all we did those four hours. I couldn't help but flirt with all of them although only one of them really caught my eye. In fact, we still keep in touch and I plan on attending next year's Winter Formal with him on my arm. So yes, I felt like Scarlett O'Hara that night in my white and black polka dot dress and my red 1920's styled heels. My friend and I ended up going home that night with three new numbers on our cellphones.
Let me not forget 12. That one is my favorite. I think anyone who's watched GWTW for more than six times will nod their head when they read number twelve. The first time I saw GWTW and found out that "Ashley" was a man, I nearly wet my chair. I thought it was hilarious. But after a while, I got used to it. So I'm sitting there on my first day of high school (I'm going to be a sophmore this year), and my English teacher starts calling roll. Suddenly he called out the name Ashley and when he did, I couldn't help but snicker a bit. I'd been so used to hearing the name Ashley used for a boy that it suddenly seemed strange to me that a girl should have the name. Ever since GWTW I've been thinking that Ashley should be meant for men and not women. It gives the image of a tall, slender, debonair gentleman.
I could go on for each of the twenty, but I'm afraid I'd bore you all to tears. I have way too many stories for my own good and if I write them all down here, I'll run out of topics for my furture posts! So, that's all for now. Hope everyone enjoyed the adventure! And you needn't worry, I'll definitely be posting tomorrow! Because, after all, tomorrow is another day!