Monday, January 9, 2012
I am Southern Belle--ish
This week at work, my California coworker jokingly said "you're such a Southern Belle!" I'm not really sure what I said that made her say that, but it really cracked me up.
I suppose I do have some southern belle-ish traits. I do love the south and I love southern food. I occasionally wear pearls. Sometimes I say "bless your heart." I love SEC football and wear football colors on Fridays before a game. I have a Southern accent and I call people ma'am or sir. Oh! And I subscribe to Southern Living.
What disqualifies me as a Southern Belle? Well, sometimes I curse. I have never been a member of the Jr. League. I'm a terrible baker. I don't go to church (not bragging about that) and I don't always vote Republican. My pearl earrings? Fake. I bought my first Lilly Pulitzer dress at the age of 35. I once dated a boy from North Dakota. I prefer beer over liquor. And last? I don't have a single monogrammed thing in my house.(Although, I DID cave and buy an Erin Condren planner with my name on the front this year. Does that count?)
So there you have it. Sorry if I caused some of you Belles out there to faint on that last part...