Sunday, October 3, 2010
My take on Southern Women
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.
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 Anna...it 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.