Mama Diaries

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Zombie Repellant

We've arrived at letter "Z" for the A-Z challenge!  Congratulations to everyone who made it!

Before I begin my story, I want to once again invite you to check out my article on why children's books are important.  You can find it here.  If you like it, please share with your social networks.  I'm trying to win a contest to get a free animated version of my book, That Mama is a Grouch.  EPublishing Experts will do this for the author with the most shares.  This is the last day.  Thanks to all who have already visited, shared, and commented.  I really appreciate it!

Now for the story.

I live in zombie country.  I do.  Really.  I live in Georgia, where the television series, Walking Dead is filmed.  (In fact, my daughter was thinking about auditioning as an extra for the production.)  Because we live in zombie land, we have to be ever-vigilant about these creatures.

Last weekend, my family and I drove out to Vidalia, Georgia, for the onion festival (that's a story unto itself).  The land looked exactly like the terrain in Walking Dead.  And we saw a few suspects who looked an awful lot like zombies.

"Mama," my son said.  "I know what to do if we see a zombie."

I turned around and looked at the kid.  "Really, Bubba?  What do we do?  Throw onions at them?"

"No, Mama.  We eat pie!"

I raised my eyebrows.  "Eat pie?"

He nodded, then he started singing his pie song that he had composed a couple of years ago:

Eat pie, eat pie.
Everybody eat pie.
You will die,
unless you eat pie.

Eat pie when you're sitting on the bucket.
Or zombies will invade you!

Eat pie, eat pie.
Everybody eat pie.
You will die,
unless you eat pie.

All right then.  So we got ourselves a fine Georgia peach pie and kept it with us at all times.  I suggest you do the same!


  

70 comments:

  1. Pies repel zombies - who knew?
    Congratulations on finishing the Challenge!

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    1. I had no idea, either! Congratulations to you, too!

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  2. I like that idea. Any excuse to eat pie, right?!

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  3. Ha! That's a great idea. I've become hooked on The Walking Dead and blogged about it as well today.

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    1. My husband is a big fan of The Walking Dead. Me - not so much. Zombies give me nightmares!

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  4. Pies the ultimate zombie deterrent

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  5. I didn't know the Walking Dead is filmed in Georgia. I could never ever have thought of pies having connection with zombies. :)

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    1. My son is good at figuring these things out. Yep. I'm in Zombie land!

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  6. If pie works, eat it. Here's to no blogging tomorrow!

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    1. Right! I'll probably blog anyway, even though it's going to be a ghost town.

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  7. Your kid sounds like my kid!! Love it:) Good to meet you through this challenge!

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  8. My husband and son will be ecstatic that pie works! :) Congratulations on finishing the Challenge.

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  9. We've come a long way from Twinkle Twinkle - now it's pie and zombies. My new WIP is set in Atlanta. I'm having a real hard time catching the "feel" of the place. I think the Onion Festival in Vidalia does it perfectly. Who could imagine that? Thanks!

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    1. Cool. Vidalia is about three hours south of Atlanta. The land looks a little different. Atlanta is a big, bustling city. Vidalia is flat with swamps and pine trees. Both places have red soil, though. And if you want that zombie land feel, I'm sure you can get it from watching some episodes of Walking Dead.

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    1. Let's hope we never run out of flour and fruit!

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  11. I did not realize that was filmed near you! Crazy. I think I could handle some pie to keep the zombies away. Do you think cobbler works too?

    True Heroes from A to Z

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    1. Hmmm. I'm pretty sure it has to be pie. ;0)

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  12. I never knew pies repelled zombies. Bubba is teaching me a lot of things.

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  13. Great stuff and congratulations on making it all the way to Z! :-)

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  14. Great tip for keeping zombies at bay. Love it!

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    1. I bet you never knew pies could be so useful!

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  15. How interesting that you should live where they make The Walking Dead. Didin't realise it was in Georga.
    Contrats on making it through the challenge.
    Yvonne.

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  16. A pie a day keeps the zombies away. Who knew? I'm not going to argue with that one.

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    1. Best not to argue. Just get yourself some pie!

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  17. Saved by the pie.

    Oh no. The lyric "High apple pie in the sky hopes" just jumped into my head. I will now be singing High Hopes all day....!!!!!

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  18. I always like Bubba's logic...

    Great article, Sherry. Reading is the cornerstone of education!
    Congrats on reaching the A to Z finishing line!

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    1. Thanks for visiting the epublishing site. I appreciate it!

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  19. This is a great solution; I love pie.
    Congratulations on making it through the challenge :)

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    1. Thanks! Pie is good for many things!

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  20. Does it have to be George peach, or can it be Texas pecan? I do like the song it is catchy!

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    1. I think Georgia peach works best on Georgia zombies. Texas pecan would work just fine on Texan zombies. As long as it's pie!

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  21. Even if it doesn't work, at least there was pie!

    (Also, I tried to comment on the YouTube post, but my phone wouldn't let me. The cinnamon challenge was just as dangerous as the chubby bunny challenge because getting cinnamon in your lungs can make you choke. It was on national news and my mom made sure that I wouldn't try it.)

    But still, pie is pie! I assume ice cream is allowed to be added to it?

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    1. Sure. Pie a la mode works fine, too!

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  22. it's time to face the truth, sister: there is no Shakespeare in your son :)
    Onion festival sounds like a place for me!

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    1. Oh well. But there's pie in him!

      The onion festival was kind of a joke. We saw a grand total of two bags of onions in the whole place. And no blooming onions or onion rings. What kind of onion festival was that?

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  23. Onion festivals and peach pie - things we don't have here in England. I feel I'm missing out.
    Congratulations on having survived the A-Z, Sherry.

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    1. You'll just have to take a little trip to Georgia then!

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  24. I think this is my favorite part: "Eat pie when you're sitting on the bucket.
    Or zombies will invade you!"

    LOL! Congratulations on finishing!

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  25. Sage advice.

    Congrats on hitting the end.

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    1. Haha! I hit it, all right. It practically knocked me out! ;0)

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  26. Pie. I like where this is going. I'm a huge fan of pie. Congrats on finishing!

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    1. Thanks! I'm rather fond of pie, too.

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  27. This made me smile so much. What a brilliant idea. I'll keep that in mind whenever I visit Georgia :) So far I only had apple pie, I need to try all the other delicious pies you have in the States (they are not that common in Germany).

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    1. If you like pecans, the south is known for its pecan pies. I like any pie, but I think peach is my favorite.

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  28. Yes. Pies. Solve. EVERYTHING. :-P

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    1. Absolutely. Kind of like chocolate. ;0)

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  29. Well done on finishing the challenge. Yeah, pies work for me though living not that for from Whitby, Dracula's English home, I've always found apple and blackberry to be best.

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    1. I like apple and blackberry pie, too.

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  30. Eating pie should be the solution for everything. Even zombies like pie

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    1. Is that how it works? You give the zombie a slice of pie and then you're forever friends with it, and it won't eat you? ;0)

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  31. Does any sort of pie work? I like a nice steak pie, but zombies might be attracted to the meat...

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    1. Maybe it's the pie crust that repels them. ;0)

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  32. I've always wanted to try peach pie. Thanks for the excuse ;)
    And congrats on completing the A to Z challenge!

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    1. Thanks. And congratulations to you, too. I think you should celebrate by having a peach pie!

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  33. Bubba knows all the good stuff!! Tweeted and commented on your article and followed you on twitter. You know, just fyi! lol ;D

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  34. I will turn to pie for its zombie repellent powers.

    Congrats to finishing.

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    1. Congratulations to you, too! Pie is good stuff!

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