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I Tried to Write a Country Song

In the past six months I started listening to country music again. And while I enjoy a good male singer/group as much as the next chick, all the songs start to sound similar. There is lots of “hey baby, let me take you down by the creek.” Um, ew. There are skeeters down there. Below is a Sam Hunt song that exemplifies my point. (And I also put it on here because it is a very hot song 😉 )

So, somehow all this inspired me to write my own country song, trying not to sound too much like “Girl in a Country Song” by Maddie and Tae or “Guys Do It All The Time” by Shania.

I apologize in advance. Just be thankful you are not here for me to sing it to you…

Country Girl (At Heart)
You drive up to my front porch
A cloud of dust billows up from the drive
All over my T-shirt
I climb up into your pickup truck
You want to take me down
To the old mill pond
For some kissing and cuddling after dark
But let me tell you boy, why that’s just whack

I love NASCAR on a Sunday
I grew up on Jones & Straight
I like to listen to a freight train thunder down the rails on a dark night
But fish are icky
The woods have bugs
Tailgates are lumpy
And I can’t be trusted with a gun
But I am a Country Girl at heart

I wasn’t born in the South
But my neck is red
I grew up in a trailer
But I ain’t trash
I’m not model pretty
So I might as well be pretty weird
Maybe you will find it endearing
But remember I’d rather play Skee ball
Than go skeet shootin’ cuz

I love NASCAR on a Sunday
I grew up on Jones & Straight
I like to listen to a freight train thunder down the rails at night
But fish are icky
The woods have bugs
Tailgates are lumpy
And I can’t be trusted with a gun
But I am a Country Girl at heart

I don’t need fancy parties
I’m allergic to designer clothes
I love a big tractor
As it works long hours on a brown fall day
I love wide open fields
And the sight of a barn with no decay
The simple beauty of a dusty sunset
Shared with a guy in a t-shirt & jeans
And a backwards hat for easier kissing

I love NASCAR on a Sunday
I grew up on Jones & Straight
I like to listen to a freight train thunder down the rails at night
But fish are icky
The woods have bugs
Tailgates are lumpy
And I can’t be trusted with a gun
But I am a Country Girl at heart

But I am a Country Girl at heart

My country heart

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Celebrity Look Alikes?

I have certain pictures in my picture album that always make me think of celebrities. I offer them to you today in this post.

Shania Twain in her “Any Man of Mine” video and me in The Smoky Mountains

Yes, I was trying to copy her look on purpose. Shania was very hot then. And I was young and skinny and could pull off those clothes. (I think.) I was also attempting to attract any guy I could. At the time my daisy duke shorts seemed so skimpy. The shorts girls wear today have half the material of my shorts back then.

Ross Perot, Presidential Candidate of 1992 and my newborn son

“Hi, I’m Ross. Ross Perot. Let me show you my pie chart…”

When my son was born, we were still in the hospital and I thought to myself “This kid has ears to be president someday.” I was thinking of the current president, Barack Obama, who has very prominent ears. But once I got my son home and saw this picture, I could only think of Ross Perot every time I look at it.  I am very happy to report that my son has grown into his ears.

Kid Rock and me dressed up as Kid Rock for Halloween

In 1999, I was obsessed with Kid Rock and his album Devil Without A Cause. Still a super great album, by the way. (I am very sad that Rap-Rock died. I was also a fan of Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Uncle Kracker, Rehab, etc.) I will write a whole post about Kid Rock at a later date.

My company, the defunct bookstore, encouraged us to dress up for Halloween at work that year (Hence the grey cubicle walls and flourescent lighting which appears in the picture.) So, I dressed up as Kid Rock. Some of my co-workers said from the back I really pulled it off. I was just glad to have a new reason to wear my “Debbie Gibson” hat I had bought in 1989. It also came in handy that I had prescription sunglasses.

What do you think? Pretty close? I realize my pants are not baggy enough, but I had to be presentable for work.

Lastly, I present myself, as an elf.

The Keebler Elf and myself

My mom and I were both dressed up for some reason I can’t remember. That makes this a rare picture of me in a dress. We took each other’s pictures by the back door. I’m not sure why. It wasn’t a very attractive location of the house. My mom probably said it was the least dusty or something.

And I have always thought I look like an elf in this picture. You know, the kind that make toys for Santa. I swear I have pointy ears in this picture! But, maybe, you dear reader, never got past my bug eyes.

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