Tuesday, September 6, 2011

big fat follower

If y'all all decided to jump off a bridge, it's possible I'd join you.


{Is this thing even cool anymore?}

{Have I missed the bandwagon completely?}

{Is this going to be like the time my mom said I could only get eight-hole Doc Martins if I paid for them myself and I saved up my babysitting money for, like, TWO YEARS until I was finally able to waltz into Journeys and buy those suckers but then they weren't even cool any more and everyone was wearing platform jellies instead and OMG NOW I NEED PLATFORM JELLIES???}


To play along...

... pronounce the following words:

Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting Image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught.

...and answer the following questions:

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What do you call the bug that curls into a ball when you touch it?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the spider that has super long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption that carries groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you change the TV channel with?


  1. Kate - loved it. You have a Southern accent to me but what do I know? I live in New England....

    Sorry about the contacts, I hope Evan enjoyed them!

  2. I had to Urban Dictionary that "monkey's birthday" thing... http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=monkey%27s%20birthday

  3. love it! I hear a *slight* accent, but I'm with you on central Texans not having much of a twang. I recorded this very video last week but I cannot bring myself to post it. am I the only one traumatized by seeing/hearing myself on video? I am just too chicken to post it, but perhaps I'll change my mind someday. I also disparage the midwestern accent in my answers, so I fear retaliation and hate mail. but I had most of the same answers as you, and I don't think I have an accent either. and I'm from the Deeeep South, so it's a fun party trick to have people guess where I was born based on my accent.

  4. I stayed at what I can only imagine is the same residence inn (in los colinas/irving?) when I took the bar exam. Want to know what's funny? I recognized it due to the wood paneling behind you! If it is the same place, I hope all the creepy contractors that were there working on the place when I stayed there are now gone for you!

  5. Definitely an accent...but I'm a West Coast girl, so we think all y'all have 'em. :)

    Love the grandparents names - I have a gma we call Honey (long story).

  6. Let me confess. I believe I'm a completely normal person but I must have a strain of fangirl I hadn't known about because I was hoping you'd do one of these.

    Good lord. Anyway, the thing is, you don't have a pronounced southern accent, but my acting teacher, 30 years ago, convinced me that EVERYONE has an accent of one sort or another. Even those of us here in California, which where we speak, as everyone knows, the way the country is supposed to talk:).

  7. 1. I totally don't think this trend is outdated - I've been planning to do it later this week, so at least one person will be behind you :)

    2. He wanted to be called Jesus? Really? That is awesome.

    3. Love the Boom molesting you at the end. She seems to have a similar personality to Rocky!

  8. Cute grandparent names and the Boom sure is cute too. I don't think you have an accent at all!

  9. love that you posted an accent vlog! i also love that boom made a guest appearance! i am also concerned that E drank your contacts? huh?

    fyi--i'm one of your twitter followers (mmmnuggets)

  10. My grandmother was from Itta Bena, MS, too. My family still has a farm there. And good god she had an accent and threw around "in yonder" like it was what all the cool kids were saying.

    Glad you jumped on the bandwagon!

  11. You definitely have a Texas accent, no doubt about that! At least you don't say Warsh. My mom still does occasionally and she hasn't lived in Texas since she was a very young teenager. I'm dying over UncleBob/Jesus. Too funny. Also, your contacts being in Ev's small intestine. :)

  12. GAH I loved this! So fun to see your face & hear your voice again! And I am SO glad I'm not the only one who thought champagne first when determining sparkly beverage names... Great minds, m'lady. Great minds. ;) xoxo

  13. So fun! I think your accent is fab and I totally start to put it on more when I talk to sweet old men when I'm in NC. You aint settin' nobody back, girl! We's empowered!

  14. It's SO cute that you think you don't have much of an accent! I'm from North Carolina, and I can hear that twang a bit, but yours is definitely a Texas accent. Even my husband (who is a New Yorker and thus knows nothing about it) could hear your accent when he came in and wondered what I was watching.

    Seriously, what's up with your contacts??

  15. Having spent MANY HOURS OF MY LIFE chatting with you, I don't think you have an accent in person. But it sounds like you do in this video!


  16. I think you have a slight twang in this video. I hope you get to move back home soon! And I hope are able to get contacts soon. It makes a great story though!

  17. I think you for sure have a slight twang for sure. Also can I just say that you sounded nothing like I expected but now I don't even know what I was expecting!

    And I too totally turn on the accent when it's needed. ;)

  18. SO fun to hear your voice! And to this Pennsylvanian, you definitely have a Southern accent -- which I've always found to be quite endearing. Also, enjoy lying on your belly while you still can :)

  19. your written commentary cracked me up! I'm still going to try to do one, it'll be like me getting my first pair of Uggs (a present from ma Hubs) last year, haha, they are really comfy! ;) You are so cute! and where are your contacts?? Did I miss a blog post (I am quite behind, as usual ;))??

  20. I can hear a slight twang! I especially love that The Boom joined in there at the end! Oh! And also? I was cracking up when you said your dad wanted to be called Jesus. L-O-L!

  21. I hear a little bit of an accent! I love watching these but I'm not brave enough to do my own haha I hate listening to myself talk. And I really don't have any sort of accent.

  22. I love that you did this. I find it FASCINATING to hear someone's voice/see them on video after 'hearing' their written voice for so long. I don't know what I was expecting, but my first impression was that you sounded different than I expected. Weird how that goes. I definitely hear the accent!!

    It's making me want to do this even though I don't have a blog.

  23. LOVED seeing you and hearing you for almost 6 minutes straight! Awesome!! XXOO


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