Now that a month has passed and I've acclimated a little bit to the SEVERELY EXCESSIVE (ARE YOU LISTENING ALABAMA?!?) heat and humidity that seems to define Southern Summers, I'm in more of a mind to process, and more importantly, document, some differences I've noticed between "The North" (i.e. Rhode Island) and "The South" (i.e. Northern Florida and Alabama)
Not that I'm an expert on either part of the country. In fact, I look at these things with a very "west coast" eye, so don't get all up in my face if I'm inaccurate. (Or do. Whatev.)
Here goes...Differences between North and South:
North: Coffee Milk/Iced Coffee
South: Sweet Tea/Iced Tea
North: Quahogs and Shellfish
South: Crawfish (Order as an edition to your Fajitas at your local Mexican Restaurant!)
North: Shaw's and Stop n' Shop
South: Winn-Dixie and Piggly-Wiggly
North: "Anner and Jennifa! Go get in the cahh so we can go to the pahhhty!
South: "Hey Baby-girl! Whatch'yall doin'?"
North: Barnes and Nobel/Borders
North: "Iggy's Doughboys and Chowder House"
South: "Jim and Nick's Southern BBQ"
North: Hot and Humid
South: REALLY REALLY Hot and Humid
I have about a million more, but my computer time is up. I'm afraid this will have to be finished in Japan!