It’s amazing that just a couple state lines and the Mason-Dixon line changes people. It’s not a big change, but it’s different.
Here’s a few things I’ve been noticing.
- I became everybody’s honey – bless your heart.
- There are Sonics everywhere and Taco Bells on every corner. Went to my first Sonic today. One waiter there was on roller blades, and he was a bit scary – bless his heart. Thankfully our waitress just walked our food out.
- They say “arrow” like it’s only one syllable and “Hi” as if it’s two.
- Everybody talks to everybody. The first restaurant we went into on this trip a man struck up a 20 minute conversation. He had graduated high school 15 minutes from where we live. He would have talked longer, but we wanted to keep moving. The second restaurant we went to 3 total strangers talked to us. This does not include the restaurant employees. Nice people all. They thought our kids are adorable [which they totally are]. This just doesn’t happen in yankee land. We eat and leave. We might nod or smile at each other. Maybe that’s why there seems to be more Southern Bloggers.
Speaking of bloggers I met an awful lot of them and it was so-o fun! I want to post all about it, and will try to mix them up with other posts so you don’t get tired of hearing about my first conference experience.