Oh I Do Declare

Bless your heart, Mr. Pinniped, how you do make me giggle. May I offer you another mint julep?

Mercy, P, we may need the smelling salts!



  1. Theresa says:

    Could it be Mr Pinniped is a Charleston Dandy?

  2. Fird Birfle says:

    *takes a pinch of snuff, concealed behind the column in the dancehall*

  3. Fird Birfle says:

    *shakes my new personal set of pompoms for Mr. Colbert*

    ps: Theresa, that ornery mean Green Mod Machine dun’ gobbled up mah comment (below) sufferin’ succotash…..whyIoughtta…..

  4. Firdie, I’m looking into an Instantaeous Pompom Replicator. 😀

  5. wuyizidi says:

    Maybe someone more familiar with southern culture can elaborate, but the phrase ‘bless your heart’ always seemed to me a tad passive-aggressive the way it is used.

  6. 260Oakley says:

    Scarlett O’Harbor Seal

  7. Frankly my dear, I don’t give a clam.

  8. Lawd have mercy!! Y’all made me blush Suh and a true lady must nevah blush. Oh, I do dehclayar indeed *giggle giggle*

  9. HAW

  10. i agree! it’s a good response to an overshare.

  11. she’s got the vapors!

  12. Passive-aggressive!? Why bless your heart! 😆

  13. Whatcha doing there Firdie??? *peers*

  14. Superbly done!

  15. Excuse me Ma’am, this is not the place for that. 😛 Snuff dippers are over behind the potted palm. The column is for sneaking shots of bourbon. 😀

  16. Love how her toesies are curled too. She’s fully tickled!

  17. OH noes, I just put the best comment EVER and I got modded. 😥

  18. Red Toenails says:

    I’un kno nuthun ’bout birthin’ des babies, Ms. Scarlett O’Habor Seal.

  19. Red Toenails says:

    Y’all is Hi-lar-i-ous!

  20. Gives Theresa an iced tea with a sprig of mint, and some cucumber sandwiches (crusts cut off, of course) .

  21. skippymom says:

    @#&@^%*%%&&$&**$$# Mod Machine!!!

  22. MandaLeigh says:

    Granted, I’m sure they stink up close and wouldn’t hesitate to take a chunk out of my arm, but omg omg omg how I’d love to cuddle with a harbor seal.

  23. skippymom says:

    They do stink. I was once on a sailboat in a heavy fog and we navigated by using the stink of the seals hanging out onshore to judge how close to land we were.

  24. GortandKlaatu says:

    As someone who grew up in the South, I assure you that the entire culture is passive-aggressive.

  25. SlaveToCat says:

    Do I have Fish Breath??

  26. SlaveToCat says:

    Sets out a try of Fish Sticks, French Fries, Fried Clams, and onion rings. With ketchup and tartar sauce.

  27. msbunky says:

    I don’t even know what that means and it makes me sad. Please don’t be sad. Hey! You know what would help? Go to cuteoverload.com and check out the cuteness! 😉

  28. msbunky says:

    this was supposed to be a reply to Theresa, but it didn’t reply to her…it disattached itself. Now I’m sadder. 😦

  29. Theresa says:

    I got it, MsBunky. 😀

  30. Fird Birfle says:

    THIS IS ONE OF THE most-funner-est comment strings EVAIRE

    yers [your domestic advice/ comment ] got released, Mme la Therese!!!

    I’m so enjoying my “cleverly concealed” dipping of snuff at the column where I’m sposed to be imbibing instead ….Also thoroughly enjoyed skippymom’s fist shaking at the Big Green Mod Machine & …”spicy” lingo ….

  31. Fird Birfle says:

    NOW, in a feeble attempt to actually answer to the question:

    I once heard a comedian SPECIFY that to his family’s experience, the phrase “bless his heart” as presently used, is often just about two hairs
    short of an actual slap in the face.

    I AM CONVINCED that ‘way back, when folks in the South once DID put some concern behind the feelings of their neighbors (even to the feelings of the
    ANNOYING neighbors….) they really were hoping to obtain G0d’s blessings on someone unfortunate by that phrase. Like, wow since I have so little patience for that person’s ill habits, I am praying that G0d grants them grace.

    But probably, in many instances, these days, when someone winks,
    in a mischevious way and says “Bless his heart”…..it really *IS* a way of saying

    “CRIMINEY he’s a wacky one and I find him odder than a $3.00 bill!!!!!”

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  34. Fird Birfle says:

    way-uhl, “YAy-uh!!!”

    Professional Suthr’an-uhr Female

  35. Fird Birfle says:

    ….nor perspire!!!

    Acc. to my saintly Nana Hutt:
    1: We humans are not to profess “love” for horses or for cars. I literally was reprimanded about this once and instructed that I don’t “love” horses but I am allowed to be quite fond of them or to like them very much. We ARE allowed to LOVE another person, in moderation..

    2: Female humans, esp. Southern women, MOST EMPHATICALLY DO NOT SWEAT NO-HOW. *ahem*

    Horses or dogs or other critters or iced lemonade glasses “sweat”.
    MEN “perspire”.

    You ready for this, peeps??? SIDDOWN.

    Dignified, Southern women of manners *ahem* “glow”.

    *giggles quietly and elegantly, behind a silk, perfumed fan*


  36. Theresa says:

    Oh look! I’m out of the Mod Lounge! Thanks for the support and the snacks!

  37. Fird Birfle says:

    and now MY latest (above, time-stamped 2:24 pm ) is IN Modz.
    Were there any cucumber s’wiches or Fries left, Theresa??

  38. *belches* ROFLMAO and now I can hardly breathe!

  39. Theresa says:

    Yes indeedy! Oh, I didn’t check the snuffboxes!

  40. Also: The word “vapors” is pronounced with about six syllables. 😀

  41. sleekityin says:

    Passes Angel a lace-trimmed fan and steers her towards the Bourbon column for a medicinal reviver.

  42. Fird Birfle says:


  43. Rachael says:

    Kinda like when Paula Deen says “oil.” 🙂

  44. luvstehQte says:

    years ago i took a picture almost exactly like this one on the beach near the monterey bay aquarium!!!! in mine, however, the seal was waving more than discreetly covering her knowing smile and the overall quality of the lighting and photography was FAR inferior. still, it’s one of my favorite photos from that trip, 😀

  45. Fird Birfle says:

    From my memory, that one involves about three syllables and a few y’s and r’s….

  46. bob drummond says:

    …Yes , I agree wholehartedly !!! Well done people !!!

  47. bob drummond says:

    Y’all ain’t just whistlein’ DIXIE !!!

  48. Theresa says:

    See also: