Well, I've arrived in Virginia. It's actually been here a couple of weeks but I figured it was time for a bit of a breakdown of first opinions from a Northerner on what it feels like to be 'kind of' in the south. First things first.
the accents.. My ears haven't stopped ringing from the accents yet.. I hear drawls, twangs and everything in between and have turned around because I was sure Larry the cable guy was behind me atleast twice. I feel like i'm in a movie and have to make myself concentrate on what's being said instead of how they're saying it.
I'm in the forest. Very literally it's all forest. I think I understand the term 'wild west' now. It all feels kind of put together out here. or worn in. Like an old pair of shoes that someone has had for years.
Don't get me started on tolls. they make me grind my teeth and I hate the dentist.
I love the age of this place. Random conversation about liking ghost stories and my new boss gives me a list of dang near every building in town that's supposedly haunted including a great story about the ghost at my own gig that throws cd's of music he doesn't like across the dining room.
Oh the plans!! So far my baby sister has convinced me... (it wasn't hard) that Baltimore and Boston have to be on the list this summer. and that if we commited ourselves we could probably do every landmark and museum in DC in about four days.
and a bit off topic but the revelation that I know nothing about teenagers has become glaringly obvious. Seriously fourteen year olds.... Do you make them eat their vegetables? do you have to ask them if they've brushed their teeth.. And what about movies and music? Obviously she's not going to tell me when she's not supposed to be allowed something but i'm floundering here. I'm having a great time with both of my sisters with the exception of my twin eating my icecream . But the more i'm around my baby sister the more I realize they less I know. If she were seven or even two that would be a piece of cake but fourteen..... no clue. and everytime I ask my twin she just laughs at me.
Aside from that it's been a pretty good time. I'm slowly driving my way around the surrounding towns, the rain is making me a little impatient and I'm getting a kick out of the tornado warnings. My sister says that it's because I have no concept of the weather out here. Everyone laughs to themselves when humidity is brought up. Apparently i'm going to hate it... ..