So here's what I like about this place that I call home:
- It has water as an integral element. I look out my office window to this view every day.
- Living history without all the contrived stuff that goes along with it.
- Winter is cold enough without having a lot of snow and ice.
- The pace of life is slower.
- A much more mannerly place than others that I have visited. People smile and say "hello".
- Fresh seafood and a chance to catch your own
- Great restaurants with great food for us foodie heads
- Lots of interesting things to do and very little chance to get bored.
- Has a lot of cultural arts for those who enjoy music, art, dance, and other high brow things.
- Great shopping for those who enjoy more high brow things.
- Old trees and Spanish moss
And then here are some of the things that I don't like:
- Really hot and really humid weather
- Traffic and more traffic
- Sprawl and strip malls
- Still living the Civil Wawah
- And the one above means that there is a face of civility but underneath some prejudice lingers.
- Pretentions abound
- Too many tourists (didn't they see Nos. 1-4 above).
How do you know when you're staying in a South Carolina hotel?
"When you call the front desk and say "I've gotta leak in my sink."
and the person at the front desk says "go ahead".
Two boll weevils grew up in South Carolina. One went to Hollywood and became a famous actor. The other stayed behind in the cotton fields and never amounted to much. The second one, naturally, became known as the lesser of two weevils.
Things I've Learned Living in South Carolina:
A Possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.
"Onced" and "Twiced" are words.
It is not a shopping cart, it is a buggy.
"Jaw-P" means "Did ya'll go to the bathroom?"
People actually grow AND eat okra.
"Fixinto" is one word.
There is no such thing as "lunch". There is only dinner and then there is supper.
Iced tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you're two.
We do like a little tea with our sugar! And now we have a drink with vodka and sweet tea!
Backards and forards means "I know everything about you."
The word "Jeet" is actually a phrase meaning "Did you eat?"
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.
You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH them.
You Know You're from South Carolina if:
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. For example: "I'm fixing to go git somethin ta eat."
4. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect or animal.
5. You know what a "DAWG" is.
6. You carry jumper cables in your car. For your OWN car.
7. You only own five spices: salt, pepper, Texas Pete, Tabasco and Ketchup.
8. The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local gossip and motorsports.
9. You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.
10. You find 100 degrees Fahrenheit "a bit warm".
11. You know all four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, still Summer and Christmas.
12. Going to Wal-mart is a favorite past time known as "goin' Wal-martin" or off to "Wally World."
13. You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good soup weather.Have a great Saturday!