09 August 2012

Being a Jackie, not a Marilyn...

I had an epiphany last night... I am a Southerner stuck in a Yankee's body (and in New Jersey).

It's true, y'all!

Lets see...

- It's always been, and always will be, my Momma (or Mommy) and Daddy. Never Mom and Dad.

- Momma is my best friend and knows my deepest secrets. Daddy will always be my number one man (sorry Beau).

- Southern sweet tea is a staple in my house and I use my brother-in-law's Grandmama's recipe. She was as Southern as they came!

- Obsessed with Clemson football is an understatement.

- While we're on obsessions... monograms. And just wait until we're married...

- I tend to use the word 'fixin'. This drives Beau crazy! I don't mean to use it though -- it just comes out.

Ask anyone, it's all 100% true.

I blame this all on my sister moving to SC when I was in 4th grade and my parent's buying a second piece of property in Virginia not long after. Between the ages of 10 and 20, I was in the South at least 2 times a year, staying for a week or more each time. Plus, as I've mentioned a few times on here, my plan is to move near my parent's property in Southern Virginia, build a dog shelter, and raise kids down there.

The house I'd one day love to own and fix up.
Best part? Only a 10 minute walk from my parents :-)


Token Yankee said...

Haha, this is cute. I don't consider myself southern, but I do like a lot of the parts of the culture like monograms, dressing up for football games, manners, but other things annoy me!

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

People think I am from the south all the time... I also live in Jersey. And they say i talk with a southern accent. But I have no idea where it comes from!!!! I don't have single good friend who is southern who I talk to all the time to pick up the accent from them, and I am never in the south. I just say that in my past life, I was a southern belle! Also stuck in Jersey.

SHF said...

I've been told several times on my visits to the south that my mannerisms are very southern. The funniest thing about that compliment is that I'm Canadian!


Sarah said...

Nothin' like the good ole South! Sweet Tea is amazin' and the further south you go the nicer people are. I'm from Southern Kentucky and Monday we went to a concert in Nashville and the women serving drinks at the bar in the arena were some of the nicest people I have ever met! I'd move to Georgia in a second I love it down there!

undomestic chica said...

I've never been to the South, but would love to one day.