Friday, January 15, 2010

Since moving to the South...

  1. I wave at strangers when I'm driving past.
  2. I hear neighbor kids running around playing outside in the dark, in January, because it's warm enough.
  3. I've been in my first trailer home.
  4. I shop at Harris Teeter, which makes Jill giggle.
  5. I finally learned last month that our NFL team is actually the Carolina Panthers, and not the Charlotte Panthers as I was wont to call them in my frequent sports talk.
  6. I still (proudly) know nothing of Nascar. There is a major raceway one exit up from us.
  7. I always hold the door for others.
  8. Bella has taken to saying 'Yes Ma'am' or 'No Sir.'
  9. My neighbor edges our lawn without being asked.
  10. Our little family has galvanized.
  11. There is still no sign of an accent for Bella. Despite what my mom says.
  12. Jehovah's Witnesses often canvas our house. They're very nice.
  13. Somehow I have learned a wicked spitting skill only akin to tobacco chewers. I have no explanation for this except maybe it is an environmental adaptation and I didn't even realize I could do it until recently. I only practice it in the sink when I brush my teeth at night. No one knows this.


                                                                                                                                                      I  love it.


michelle said...

I love the thought of Bella saying "yes, ma'am" and "no, sir". So sweet. And I'm laughing at mom saying she has an accent.

lelly said...

have you played corn hole?

been to a Piggly Wiggly?

sat around a "bonfire" of leaves burning?

watched UNC play basketball (and cared about the outcome?)

figured out why they call it the Queen City?

learned to detect the difference between a North Carolina accent a Georgia accent and a Virginia accent?

been to a "mud bog?"

jt said...

No one corn hole although Timm made some for someone.
Yes on Piggly Wiggly but in CHarleston, we don't have them in Charlotte. No on the bonfire, I will never care about basketball, and I can tell some accents. We have a good friend with a Georgian accent and one with South Carolina. There's not too many native Charlotteans here! No onthe mud bog. All things to aspire to!! :)Oh and yes I know about Queen Charlotte, hence the Queen City.

Jill said...

The name Harris Teeter definitely makes me giggle!

I love the thought of you practicing your country spitting while brushing your teeth at night, that's so funny.

Petey said...

I love how friendly Southerners are. It makes me miss my home, lol.

Susan said...

So glad to know that the spitting is confined to private quarters!

Anne said...

I love (and consequently miss) Harris Teeter! The delicious free sugar cookies are reason enough to shop there, but they also have the most delicious store brand refried black beans with lime. Yummy. If I ever make it back to the East coast I will definitely be stocking up.

I seriously can't believe you haven't been bitten by the NASCAR bug, especially living so close to a track. I'll admit that I was very skeptical at first, but I went to a race once and I was SOLD. It's such a blast!

I love how polite everyone is in the South. How lucky that you get to experience it every day (and hear your little girl address people so formally).

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