Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Blending In

I was informed today that I won't be truly southern until I embrace sweet tea. In which case, I guess I'll just have to accept the fact that I will never be able to "go native".

Day 7-Sweet Home Alabama

What things tip you off if people in your area are truly local?

In LA, it was the shorts and a t-shirt in the dead of winter (by which I mean 55 degrees out). Anyone not in a warm jacket and pants was a transplant.


  1. Well, in my neck of the woods, the San Francisco Bay Area, I'm the unusual one -- being a native San Franciscan. I meet very few of the same. Mostly all are transplants.

  2. I'm not sure what the local characteristics are here in the VA Beach area, since the area is so heavily military and thus, transplanted. This is the meltingest pot I have ever lived in, even more so than So Cal. There are locals, or so I hear, but I haven't really met anyone more than a first generation Virginian ...

    There's a lot of sweet tea drinking going on here, too, though.


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