Thursday, July 22, 2010

I'm a Wannabee

I'm a wannabee. How's that for authentic?

Anyone who knows me, knows I desire to live in the south. As a born and bred California-girl, that's blasphemy to some ears around here. I am drawn to their slower pace, small-town hospitality, large front porches and sweet tea.

With the kids gone this week, I've been able to fall down a few blog-bunny holes. You know what I discovered?

Even the blogs I visited were from the south.

When I checked my blog-history, you know who visits me the most?

Gals from the south.

This summer our family is planning on visiting Tennessee for the first time. I'm looking forward to it.

Not sure if they'll be waiting with open arms for a California girl who doesn't know where to place her shrimp fork. But, at least it will give me a chance to see if I'll truly miss Trader Joe's and In n' Out burger.

Where are you from? I'm putting my money on California or one of the lovely southern states. Leave me a comment and prove me wrong. And, make sure to share where you would like to live.

Any wannabee-Yankees out there!?


Beautiful Daughters said...

Oh girl you are heading east! I am so excited for your family to drink some sweet tea and eat pulled pork.
I will only be a few hours from ya'all. I think the nice folks from the south call us "northerners" lol
If our family could live anywhere we would live in the Carolina's or Hawaii. Not sure what island though:)
Hugs n Blessings

Susan Panzica - EternityCafe said...

I'm a Yankee girl! The Mets, too!! haha
I may be unique, but I just love the northeast. It can be hectic, true, but I love the diversity, the 9 pro sports teams, the change of seasons, the choice of beach or mountains, the fact that we don't have to pump our own gas, and that the gas is cheap, cheap, cheap. Well, at least one thing here is!

Susanne said...

Have a good time in Tennessee! :)

Hello from North Carolina!

Debbie said...

I was born and raised on Long Island, New York. I lived in Florida for a few years but have settled in Phoenix, Arizona for the last 26 years.

If I could live anywhere in the US and cost wasn't an issue, I'd choose Carmel or Santa Monica. And as you know they are both in California. I guess I love Trader Joe's too much; lol.

Dawn said...

A Carolina girl here, transplanted from Mississippi...and Massachusetts before that.

Don't worry, Joanne, if the tablecloth's newspaper, you just eat the shrimp with your fingers.

Enjoy your travels.

partialemptynester said...

MmmMmm, I love a good In-n-Out burger!!! I love to visit the west coast!

I'm a Texan gal through and through, tho...almost born on the missionfield, but my mom's doctor wanted her stateside for my as the plane landed and my mom was escorted off with her three children, my then-nine-year-old brother, practically kissed the ground and said, "Thank you, Lord, we're all gonna be Texans"...too funny! Not sure if the deep south really thinks of us as all that southern, but we sure do, lol!

Sarah @ 365 Glimpses of John Parker said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm your newest follower.
And I'm from Florida, where we love front porches, sweet tea, and our slower pace :)

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

I'm definitely a Yankee-girl at heart! Born and raised in Connecticut, currently living in PA, but going back to CT for good next month! I absolutely love New England and I'm thrilled to live back there - but I have to admit that my most favorite blogs are of Southern women, too. ;)

Nana's Nuggets said...

Hi! Joanne, Well here goes, I am a true East Texas girl. Have lived all my life here in Texas! As the saying goes here.. "If you have home/made christmas ornaments out of "snuff lids" you are a "Redneck"! Now that's just an example of the "redneck sayings!! Ha-Ha:)! On a back post I had pics of my son's cows! Thats what we do here in the heart of East Texas! And you know I wouldn't even really know where else I would want to live!! How funny! This was a cute post! Leaving you with a "Big Texas Hug:)!!

Mari said...

I love the South, but am far too wimpy to live there! That heat would be the end of me.
I'm from Michigan and it's where I want to stay. It's beautiful here and more importantly, all my family are here!

Denise said...

Woo Hoo, I am from chattanooga tennessee.

Karen said...

I'm a Georgia gal through and through...through the humidity into the AC!

I've always thought about living in New England...but all my family lives in the south, so I will be staying here....

Barbie said...

I am a California girl, born and raised. I can't imagine living any place else. I could not survive without my TJ's or In N Out!

Kristen @ said...

YAY! AND just to make your day... we have Trader Joes!!! It came in maybe a year and a half ago? And when you come to TN I would love to show y'all around and you know (with my email length) I am more than happy to answer anymore questions :)

p.s. I am so glad he had an awesome time in Australia!!

Braley Mama said...

Modesto Ca, but the Lord has raised 80% of our support so we will be moving to Dallas very soon. So I will soon be a southern reader:O)
I am like you though, I dream of being a sweet southern gal!

myletterstoemily said...

southern girl here and proud of it!

i came over from dawn's to say,

this is such a sweet place.

thank you.

Dena E's Blog said...

I'm a born and breed Clifornia girl too and somehow I ended up in Iowa for the past 30 yrs now...
We moved here for the slower pace and after my oldest Bro. couldn't stand that he went back home to Cali and here I stayed..Its just where God planted me,,and its Gorgeous here as well.
HE has alos been blessing me trhe more I follow Him and His path..
Love the Sweet Tea and your post are as usual GREAT .. You're a real blessing to us sweetie..
Hugs Dena

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

NC and sweet tea. That's me.


Sheri said...

I wish they all could be California girls!


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