Thursday, February 7, 2013

just the good ol' boys

Growing up in the South, I'm pretty sure that watching The Dukes of Hazzard was a law. Right behind drinking sweet tea and going to church. It's just something that you did. When I was little, I watched the Duke boys constantly. I vividly remember playing Dukes of Hazzard on my swingset with my brother. He and my cousin would take turns being Luke and Bo, but, like every well-bred southern girl, I was always Daisy.

Long before there was Team Edward and Team Jacob, there were Luke and Bo. You had to make a decision. Blonde or brunette? Reliable or rebellious? Thoughtful or trouble? John Schneider or Tom Wopat? You had to pick sides.

Fast-forward to Tuesday night. I was working at the tanning salon when in walks John Schneider. Be still my heart. I thought I was going to have a come apart, but I kept it together as much as possible. I chatted with him for a few minutes- finding out that he's in Atlanta playing a judge in a pilot for Oprah's network. He needed to get a tan before he started filming. When he finished tanning, I asked him to take a picture- which only confirmed and solidified my eternal love for Bo Duke.

"That's just a little bit more than the law will allow."