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"Welcome to the South Sweetheart"

I sat there my eyes stinging, face red, my hair peppered with specks of crawfish meat.
Frozen I had no idea what to do.

Reese and I had been dating for a grand total of 22 hours, but this night I had a date of a different type. 
My first date with crawfish.

It was two years ago. 
I sat in Shreveport for the first time surrounded by all of Reese's friends.
We had been at the lake all day culminating in my first crawfish boil.
Reese had joked "hey, let's not show her how to peel a crawfish"
I though he was kidding. Apparently no one else got the joke.
I stared into a ice chest full of boiled red creatures with large claws and googly eyes.
I had to play it cool I was on Louisiana turf now.
I scooped up my share and had a seat not knowing where to begin.

Reese had gone inside to get a drink. Still I sat staring blankly down at a pile of red crustaceans.

I leaned over to Reese's best friend and asked for some advice on where to start. I was met with a laugh and no help at all.

"I want to see if you can figure it out on your own" he scoffed.

I stalled, watched and attempted to do the same thing as everyone else. 
Basically I just didn't want to look like the helpless south Texas girl.
So I grabbed the little creature …and then


The crawfish EXPLODED. Exploded. 

How I have no idea, but I sat covered in crawfish meat and juice for a good 20 seconds before anyone noticed what happened. My eyes were burning, my throat wanting to let out a scream but I had only met these people a matter of hours before and tried desperately to figure out an escape route.

Finally someone noticed and rushed over to my aide. There I sat getting crawfish meat picked out of my eyelashes just as Reese came sauntering back onto the scene very confused on what all the fuss was about. After someone filled him in he laughed and simply said;

"Welcome to the South Sweetheart"


Christy {SparklesandSpinach} said...

OMG! Poor you =( That's terrible, but you took it well!!!! And luckily now it's just a memory ;)

Emma said...

Omg, I would have died! Lol Especially knowing you had only been around them for 22 hours. You handled it like a pro though ;) Gotta love the South...and those southern boys, right ;)

Unknown said...

How funny! I would have been so mortified too, especially after such short time. But, that's happened to me plenty of times :) Cute story!

Amanda said...

This Post is hilarious, but I'm sure you didn't think so at the time, I would have been freaking out!! Props to you for keeping your cool :)

Jess said...

Hahaha you have got to be joking!
Is it normal for them to pop?!?
I would've DIED laughing...or I might have let out a scream lol

I bet after 2 years you're a pro now yeah?! ;)


Liz said...

Oh my goodness, what a story!
I don't know how I would have reacted..I would have been mortified I am sure!!
I would love to try crawfish though!!
Have a great day!!

Rachel said...

Awwww! POOR thing! Hahaha I want to laugh, but then I just feel bad. I've had many moments like this...don't you worry. You're not the only one :) I still to this day hate peeling's just too much work :) Thanks for the chuckle, sweet friend! Happy Tuesday!

Kathleen said...

Oh my gosh! I would have DIED! Crawfish is the hardest thing in the world to eat! lol I'm sure you took it with the grace and poise of a true Texas girl! ;) Glad to see that this seems to just have brought you two together! :)

~Katie said...

Oh my gosh! I would have cried. Im not from the South either so I have to ask, how do you peel a crawfish? Lol.

Rebecca said...

haha love this! Im from the south but have only had crawfish once or twice, I dont even remember how to peel it.
SUch a cute story though =]

Unknown said...

oh yes.. just a momeory that everyone likes to bring up whenever the subjec tof crawfish comes up :) It was really funny though!

Happy Wednesday!

Unknown said...

Ohhh yes those southern boys they sure do know what to say ;)

xo ]
happy wednesdayyyyy

Unknown said...

Thanks!! It was pretty epic :)

Happy Wednesday!

Unknown said...

If you ever get the chance to try it is GREAT... just be care peeling it :)

Happy Wednesday!

Unknown said...

I did (and still do) laugh about it! Yeah peeling crawfish sucks but its pretty yummy none the same!

happy wednesday!


Unknown said...

Ohh yeah I def took it like a Texan :)
Yeah he handled like a pro and I got a good story about it :)

happy Wednesday my favorite Disney friend!

Unknown said...

Hah well its not easy let me tell you that! The end result it super yummy but it is pretty tough!!

Happy Wednesday!

Allyson McGuire said...

Oh girl, I would have screamed out loud...and I'm from the South (but that doesn't make me a crawfish peeling expert). I just found your sweet blog - new follower!


tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

ok, now i'm scared to go to the south.

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

WHAAAAAAAAAT?! I have never had crawfish, so I would have no idea what to do, but I never would have excepted it to explode! Welcome to the south, indeed!