Monday, July 13, 2009

Why I was born to live in the south

  • I hate cold weather.

  • I love my tea SUPER sweet. Like rot-your-teeth sweet. Not "northern" sweet. I like it southern sweet.

  • I think its cute when my daughter says "pancaake" and draws out the last part of the word.

  • I prefer orange dirt to black dirt. (I don't even notice that the dirt is a different color than MI dirt anymore. )

  • I hate snow that stays on the ground for more than a few hours.

  • I love how a lot of kids learn to say "yes ma'am, yes sir".

  • Outdoor malls actually make sense here- and I like them!

  • I love that communities have pools (like ours!) That's something they just don't have a lot of in MI. Why invest in a club house pool when its only open for 3 mths?

  • I think of 90 degree weather as "cooler" during the months of June, July, and August.

  • I love the conservative "feel" of the south. Family values are important and not looke down apon in employment.

  • I'm looking forward to a fall garden (who knew you could plant stuff in the FALL??)

There are many more reasons why we love it here. Those are just a few for your reading pleasure. Feel free to add your own if you're a southerner at heart like me.


Lisa said...


Chell said...

OH! I so totally agree....I lived in ME for part of my childhood and don't think I could live there now. Southern FOOD is what I love the most!

LG said...

I TOTALLY AGREE!!!! Of course, I'm a Texas girl, born & raised, but I just can't imagine living anywhere else...and if it involves snow then FORGET IT!!!

T- said...

I heart the south. I love that people even wave when you drive past them on the highway.

buddhaowen said...

I love love LOVE the south, and I miss it terribly! I lived in Texas for most of my life and I spent a few years in SC, and the culture and pace of life are so incredibly different. I miss how friendly everyone is and I REALLY miss the warmth and snowless winters! In WA it's only about 60 degrees and overcast right now. How I do miss the south-and I'm sooooooooo with you 110% on the sweet tea!

Shannon said...

I couldn't agree more! I won't live anywhere else but in Texas. It may be hot as hell here but I love it! There's nothing wrong with celebrating Christmas in shorts and flip flops!

Jeff & Leza Strayer said...

I love this! How funny! I am from South Carolina and living in Hawaii has given me a whole new appreciation for the south. I miss my roots, chick-fil-a, and good ol' southern hospitality.

We are moving to Colorado in a few months...that's going to be even more of a culture shock than Hawaii. I've NEVER driven, seen, or lived in more than .5 inch of snow....I'm in a for it now! eeek.

Enjoy the south!