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Guess who's coming to town Friday? — 46 Comments

  1. Attaboy Rickey. Very nice.

    BTW blu wants a redhead with freckles but will take any substitute that
    does not remind me of all the women I know north of I-10.

    BW, the stuff he messes with he has the advantage already.
    And blu wants the tee shirt concession….

    This is very kewl. very very kewl.

  2. Can’t wait for next season. BW, maybe you can be BF’s “Lizbeth” on a few episodes. I’m sure he won’t be hollerin “Choot ’em” the way Troy did. (They were my favorite hunters this season.) Hope it all works out.

  3. I loved the video. Very interesting and informative. I haven’t cleaned or helped clean a gar in some time. I think the last time I did, I was using vice grips and after a hard tug, I landed on my caboose!

    I really hope he is one of the Swamp People that are featured. That would be really nice. And having you as an agent would work out great.

      • We nailed those suckers to the 2×6’s stretched between the #3 washtubs or a couple of stumps mom used to clean fish on. There were times we had to resort to the hacksaw! Then, we cut them into “steaks” and mom canned them. Used them like canned salmon. Some she froze to be fried or used in fish chowders. They always tasted like chicken w/a fishy after taste to me.

        • Well, if that’s the case, you could really appreciate watching Bayou Fabio clean a big gar in about five minutes using his little sharp knife, his big sharp cane knife and pliers. It’s pretty amazing. You know what? I have never eaten gar, but it’s past time for me to go get some meat from him and make some garfish balls and post up the recipe, right? 🙂

          • It’s probably been about 40 yrs. since I had Garballs. Mom used to put them in a brown gravy and of course we had it over rice with a salad on the side. My mom was the “Queen of gravies”…Man, I miss her.

    • Remember before we met him, how we used to spy on him with binoculars from the bathroom window when he was next door visiting? LOL! And remember how he used to flirt with you down at the little store? I told the guy that they would definitely have to “kyron” him because his English is harder to understand than his French.

  4. You go Bayou Fabio! I’m so excited for him. Just as you said BW, he will have more blondes wit/witout brains than he can shake a gar at.

  5. I think what you did for him is amazing my friend! I know that he is super excited about it. I was just teasing him about having the women coming outta of the woodwork and he laughed and said, “Yes, indeed!” as only Rickey could say!!

    • I know the sound of those words exactly, coming out of his mouth! Rickey gets really excited about fish, fishing, and photos of his fish, but I seldom see him get excited about anything else!

  6. So much excitement! Such good writing. Enjoyed this tremendously. I’m thinking you should be down there trying out yourself tomorrow. After all, a Bayou Woman is a Swamp Person too, isn’t she? That crew boat ride you took last week would make for good TV. Besides, you have seven other shows already written for them.

    Are there other bayou women like yourself? Round them up and pitch a Bayou Women show to them. You did alright pitching Bayou Fabio. Lizbet needs some company. I want to see more cooking and eating and dancing. So much excitement! Ricky the Exterminator up north and Swamp People down south. Yay Louisiana! And people like you who help promote it. Who knew what a kooky, quirky great state it was!

    • HI Brenda and welcome to the bayou! I love the way you think, and you have some great ideas! I guess if my hair were dark I might could pass for Cajun, especially if I throw around a little French here and there!!! There are plenty of folks who qualify to be on that show, and maybe when they run out of those people, I can run your ideas past them!!! Thanks again for the comment and please come back often! BW

  7. Bayou Fabio and T-Wendy? The Captain and Fabio? We’ll have to think up a good moniker. The solo players never last past the first season. They all have a sidekick.

    You just don’t want to stand in the hot sun all day to get Miah a new autograph. The lengths some folks will go to…… LOL

    • That made me think of “The Captain and Tennille”, remember them? It just won’t work, Goldie, because I can’t, no matter how UGLY and DANGEROUS they are, I just cannot knock them in the head like he wants me to. I J U S T C A N N O T D O I T ! So, if they want me, maybe I can drive the boat while he picks up the lines, but he has done this solo for SO LONG that he won’t know what to do with me at the wheel. Just in case, I’m on the healthful eating track now so I can lose about 30 for the cameras, LOL!

    • Ok, mom said this first and now you… Must be a fancy television term I don’t know! Pat Sajak didn’t teach me that one. Do tell!

      • Okay, Steph never comments here and I guess my misspelling of that word brought her out of the woodwork. It’s producer lingo for what we viewers call subtitles.

    • No, I didn’t see that. That is a HUGE fish! I wonder why he didn’t pursue the world record. If he’s going to get it mounted, he still could have done that after submitting the fish for the official records. Maybe he just wanted to eat it?

    • He said they narrow it down and then come back to take a closer look at the ones they liked best. They will take a closer look at B.F. supposedly some time this week. That’s all I know. I don’t even know how many people they are looking for, but they did about five of these calls.

  8. Hi Wendy, This is Regina your neice (George’s daughter). I love your blog and the things you are doing. I am on facebook and I would love to reconnect. You can find me under Regina Billiot Johnson. Hope to hear from you soon!

    • Wow! How in the world did you find this blog? It’s so great to hear from you, Regina. I will certainly do the FB thing, but I’d love to have you come back here, too! Gives you a little taste of back home, right?

  9. My sister Nancy found your blog and told me about it. She says hello and is inspired by all that you have accomplished. So am I by the way. Yes, this does give me a taste from home, just wish I could really taste those yummy recipes you have created. I am looking forward to catching up on facebook!

  10. So, I just found you on empowering women FB…. sent you a message. I looked for you but on FB found you, but your privacy settings does not allow me to send a friend request. My settings were also set that way, so I opened it up to everyone so now you can find me. Talk to you soon!

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