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Sunday, October 3, 2010

My take on Southern Women

Wow, what an amazing weekend!  Mike and I flew to Atlanta for my girlfriend, Melissa's wedding.  She and I met while working together as reporters for WINK-TV in Fort Myers, Florida, and we both served as bridesmaids for our 2010 weddings.  I had so much stinkin' fun!  The wedding was in a suburb of Atlanta called Marietta, and it was a true Southern wedding.  The South is so cool!  I told everyone this weekend that in my next life, I want to come back as a Southern woman.  Seriously!  Here is what I'm talking about...

First of all, they have the best hair.  Seriously, what is it about Southern women?  They all seem to have these thick, beautiful locks of hair that they somehow manage to make look perfect despite the humidity. My hair is as limp as a dishrag in July.

Secondly, they have the darn cutest accents and tell the best stories!  I could listen to a Southern woman talk all day.  They know how to add every detail of a story to make you feel like you are right there.  Plus, who doesn't want to hear someone say, "Y'all", "I'm full as a tick!" or "You can butter my butt and call me a biscuit!" (I really don't know what that means but I love it.)

They also have Sweet Tea which is a-maz-ing.  In Chicago if you ask for a Sweet Tea, you'll get handed an Iced Tea with a packet of Splenda.  In the South, Sweet Tea, pronounced "Tay" is made with this delicious simple syrup which is basically cooked sugar, so it blends perfectly with the tea.  I reckon' it will change your life.

Also, a Southern woman is not afraid to tell you how it is.  If you need more lipstick, they'll tell you.  If a Southern mother thinks her daughter should wear a different dress, she'll tell her.  If a Southern woman's husband is out of line, well, you get it.   They are as tough as whit leather.  We Northerners think these things, we just don't have the bourbon balls to say it. (Get it?  Bourbon and chocolate bourbon balls are also huge in the South.)

Finally, Southern woman are true friends.  When you befriend a Southern woman in high school, college, sorority, pee-wee softball, etc., they'll remain your friend for a lifetime.  I was so impressed with Melissa's circle of friends.  They've known each other forever, and will always will be there for each other's big life moments like weddings and babies.

So to Melissa: thank you for adding me to such a cool circle of friends.  To Ciana, Tracy, Laura, Kristen and was a pleasure.  If you ever want to trade lives for a little bit, just let me know.  I do declare it would be fun.

1 comment:

  1. I do declare you an "honorary" Southern woman! Welcome to the sorority of sweet "tay" drinkers, "ya'll" speakers, and southern charm :) Love you!