Saturday, June 02, 2007

Things I've Learned Since Moving to Georgia!

My sister sent me this in an email tonight - how true they are! :-)

Things I've Learned in Georgia:
  1. Possums sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air.
  2. There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 live in GEORGIA.
  3. There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in GEORGIA, plus a couple no one's seen before.
  4. If it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites.
  5. Once and twice are words.
  6. It is not a shopping cart; it is a buggy.
  7. Fire ants consider your flesh as a picnic.
  8. People actually grow and eat okra.
  9. There is no such thing as "lunch". There is only dinner and then there is supper.
  10. Ice tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you're two. We do like a little tea with our sugar!
  11. Backards and forwards means "I know everything about you."
  12. "DJeet?" is actually a phrase meaning "Did you eat?"
  13. You don't have to wear a watch because it doesn't matter what time it is. You work until you're done or it's too dark to see.
  14. You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH them.
  1. You measure distance in minutes.
  2. You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
  3. You use "fix" as a verb. Example: "I'm fixing to go to the store."
  4. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect or animal.
  5. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
  6. You know what a "DAWG" is.
  7. You carry jumper cables in your car... for your OWN car.
  8. You only own four spices: salt, pepper, tabasco and ketchup.
  9. The local papers cover national and international news on one page but require 6 pages for local gossip and sports.
  10. You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.
  11. You find 100 degrees Fahrenheit "a little warm".
  12. You know all four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, Still Summer and Christmas.
  13. You know whether another Georgian is from Atlanta, north or south as soon as they open their mouth.
  14. Going to Wal-Mart is a favorite past time known as "goin'Wal-martin" or off to "Wally World."
  15. You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good pinto-bean weather.
  16. A carbonated soft drink isn't a soda, cola or pop... It's a Coke, regardless of brand or flavor. Example: "What kinda coke you want?"
  17. Fried catfish is the other white meat.
  18. We don't need no stinking driver's ed... If our mama says we can drive, we can drive.
  19. Not EVERYONE can be a Georgian, it's an art form and a gift from God!


  1. Wow. That brought back some good memories Jon. I was born and raised in the South but have been in California for the past 7 years. (Please keep praying. Maybe Pharaoh will let us go home. :) )

  2. That was hilarious. Heather (my wonderful wife) is from TN and it sounded to me like there is some overlap there. For instance a DAWG is man's best friend and you color with CROWNS. Blessings on you all up there in GA, Phillip

  3. lol.. yes we lived in TN for several years as well and that sounds like you about summed them up God Bless ys

    Steve & Angela Wiseman