I'm staying up late tonight (It's 1:20 am right now), to watch one of my favorite singers, Joshua Radin, performing with another great singer, Schuyler Fisk, on Conan O'Brien.
Anyways, Christina Ricci was on talking about her new movie - I don't remember the name of it - and how it was filmed in Memphis. She was talking about the South, and saying how while she was there she was introduced to corn dogs. I thought..."What? Corn dogs aren't available everywhere?" **Which, I know that's not true, because I've been to Hot Dog On A Stick in Santa Monica. Yes, it's called a hot dog, but it's really a corn dog.** Then she was talking about how it's like a hot dog wrapped up in a doughnut. I'm sorry, but doughnuts are not made out of corn meal. She then went on to say that she learned the phrase, "Bless his/her heart," is a sarcastic phrase, and that when you say it, you make a lightning bolt gesture over your head? Honestly, I don't know what she was talking about. It made no sense to me. I know plenty of people who say "Bless her heart" and not meaning it in a sarcastic way. Maybe some people mean it sarcastically, but I don't think that's the standard use of it. And I've NEVER seen ANYONE make a weird gesture over their head, if I did, I would probably think they were a little crazy. Maybe some people mean it sarcastically, but I don't think that's the standard use of it. So basically, Christina Ricci knows nothing about the South, but she acted like she learned so much, and it bothered me.
All of this reminds me of how some of my friends in Albuquerque had never heard of a groom's cake at a wedding before, which completely shocked me! I had no idea that this was mainly a Southern tradition. Until I moved to Albuquerque, I had never been to a wedding where there wasn't a groom's cake - it's just as expected as the regular wedding cake. They usually have a theme. For instance, my brother-in-law plays the saxophone, so their grooms cake was in the shape of a sax; if you're a golf freak, the cake would look like a golf course, etc. (think - armadillo wedding cake from the movie Steel Magnolias). We got married on the beach, so ours had a beach theme. It's a great tradition, and should be more widely accepted.
So I want to ask my readers a few questions:
1. Have you ever heard of/eaten a corn dog?
2. What is your interpretation of the phrase, "Bless her heart"?
3. Have you ever been to a wedding with a groom's cake?
4. Have you ever seen the movie Steel Magnolias?
5. Have you ever heard of Joshua Radin or Schuyler Fisk?
6. Do you think this is the most random senseless posting of mine ever?
Well, that ends my late-night rant/ramblings. I'll probably read this tomorrow (today?) when I'm more awake, and realize that it doesn't make much sense.