Outta Here

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I leave town on Friday for the low-carb cruise.  I’d planned to write one more full post this week, but as usual, I’ve got a lot to wrap up before leaving.

The Older Brother will be taking over the Fat Head chair while I’m gone.  I wasn’t sure he’d be available, since The Middle Son is getting married in a few weeks.  But The Older Brother assured me his main wedding responsibility is to show up on time.

I’ll check comments when I can.  Other than that, I plan to spend my time on the ship relaxing, socializing, reading and sleeping as late as I choose.

See y’all when I get back.  (I’ve lived in the South for six years now, so I believe I’m entitled to use “y’all” without feeling too self-conscious.)


17 thoughts on “Outta Here

  1. Dianne

    You have a wonderful time. Or, if Chareva’s going with you, y’all have a wonderful time. (I’ve lived in Texas for almost ten years now, so I’m practically a native. Besides, both grandpas and one grandma were native Texans, so I consider myself a Texan by descent.) I hope all your presentations are scheduled for the afternoon, so you can sleep late every single morning.

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      Unfortunately, this year’s cruise takes place near the end of the school year. The girls can’t go, so Chareva will be home with them.

  2. James H.

    Living in the south…

    At least you spelled “y’all” correctly. I cannot tell you how much “ya’ll” grates on me.

  3. Thomas E.


    Have a great time, and thanks again for all the effort you put forth in keeping us educated and entertained.


  4. Elenor

    I believe the correct spelling is all-y’all — and I’ve gotcha beat (that’s NY-ese); I’ve been trapped in… er, that is… living in the South for nearly 20 years!

    1. Dianne

      As I recall, Helen Bryant, author of Fixin’ to Be Texan (which my sister gave me before we moved down here so I wouldn’t embarrass her in front of her friends), also said “all y’all” was proper when addressing everyone in a group. However, since I was only speaking to Tom and (hopefully) Chareva, “y’all” would be adequate.

      BTW, the shortest chapter in Ms. Bryant’s book is the one on Texas roads. It consists of just 4 words: “are always under construction.” Lord, ain’t it the truth. If you are new to Texas or fixin’ to be, or just want to better understand a Texan friend, or just want some good laughs, better get a copy: http://www.amazon.com/Fixin-Be-Texan-Helen-Bryant/dp/1556226489/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1461997314&sr=1-1&keywords=Fixin+to+be+texan

  5. Josh

    Low-carb cruise?!?!? If the ship is not nuclear powered, then it is using carbon based fuel and cannot be low-carb. 🙂

    Other than that, enjoy the cruise.


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