Sunday, June 23, 2013

34 Sure Signs You Grew Up In Georgia

Inspired by Buzzfeed's X number of ways to know your from____, I've created my own list.  So,  here's 34 sure signs you grew up in Georgia.  Stone Mountain, Coca-Cola, and that  bench in Forrest Gump should be ringing a bell right about now.

1) When a waitress asks you if Pepsi is okay after you order Coke, you always chose another drink.
For Georgians, Coca-Cola is better than water! 
2) Baseball=Atlanta Braves!
And, you better know how to do the Tomahawk Chop.  
3) There's a Waffle House involved when you give directions.
4) People ask you if you know Honey Boo Boo.
5) Your hometown is mentioned in at least one country song.
6) Someone you know has used a football schedule to plan their wedding date.
Good luck if you're a House Divided.  
7) Forget Dunkin’ Donuts; Krispy Kreme are the only kind you’ll eat.

8) You think people who complain about heat index in their states are sissies.
And, you know not to go by the temperature when it's time to get dressed. 
9) You see nothing wrong with double names.
10) You're out of school for a week when snow flurries are predicted.
11) Ray Charles sings your state's most sacred song, "Georgia On My Mind."
12) Whenever you leave the country people ask you what it was like growing up on a plantation wearing hoop skirts because their only Georgia reference is Gone With The Wind.

13) Despite all her recent flack, Paula Deen is your cooking idol.
It's Butter Time Baby! 
14) And at trip to Savannah is never complete without a stop by  her restaurant, The Lady and Sons.
Of course macaroni and cheese is a vegetable! 
15) 1996 was your year.
16) From kindergarten to sixth grade, you always completed six hours of recreational reading because that meant a free ticket to Six Flags!
17) When you think about your hometown, churches decorate every street corner.
18) You got up-close and personal with PANDAS at Zoo Atlanta!
19) You know when tomatoes, peaches, and Vidalia onions hit perfection.
20) You proudly boast that America can thank Georgi for its 39th President, Plains native Jimmy Carter.
21) Your parents pushed you to constantly keep a 3.0 and chose a Georgia college…HOPE Scholarship!
22) You never missed a high school football game.  And, you still remember the name of your cheerleader or quarterback crush.
23) Your Saturdays were always spent watching college football.  Whenever your team beat their SEC rival, you went to school on Monday and totally made fun of your friends who rooted for the rivals.
24) You know the Allman Brothers Band called Middle Georgia their home for 10 years.
25) During your elementary school days, you confused Mount Rushmore and Stone Mountain.
What?  Both were mountains with men's faces. 
26) You know the best fried green tomatoes come from The Whistle Stop Cafe.

27) You're not a golf whiz, but you know everything about The Masters.
And will always remember this Bubba Watson moment 
28)  You boast that Macon's Cherry Blossom Festival is the "Pinkest Party on Earth."
Even the poodles are died pink. 
29) Drinking non-sweet tea is a crime.
And besides your Momma's, Chick-fil-A's got the best. 
30) You use “Sir” and “Ma’am” if there’s a remote possibility that the person you’re talking to is least 30 minutes older than you are.

31) Ted Turner is your media god, bringing joys like constant cartoons, TCM and CNN News.
32) You've searched for the Savannah bench Forrest Gump sat on.
33) Regardless of where you lived, taking a weekend trip to Atlanta was always worth mentioning on Facebook.
"A-T-L Bound"

And last but not least...
34) You laughed at Floridians who try to argue they're Southern too.
Because that's not how Southern Belles behave. 
Did I miss any other obvious ones?  Let me know in the comments section. 

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