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It's official, I'm now a southerner...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Nate Dawg, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. Nate Dawg

    Nate Dawg

    Apr 8, 2000
    Or at least I live in the south now. I'll always be a yankee at heart.

    I've given up the northern lifestyle I've been a part of for the last 22 years and moved to Tennessee. I've been here for almost 2 weeks, and I see new differences between the north and the south every day. It's going to be a while before I get used to it all.

    The heat is the major obstacle right now. I'm used to northern Michigan summer temperatures, where 80 is considered "really hot." So far, it's been above 90 every day I've been here.

    I'm also going to miss snowboarding in the winter.
  2. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Would it be any consolation if I told you that you're still waaaaay north of me?

    Didn't think so.

  3. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Congrats, man! You're one step closer to becoming a Texan! Keep working on it. :D

    brad cook
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I'm a Southerner - I live on the South Coast - can't get any further South without being in the Sea!!

  5. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    You could go to France
  6. Prime Mover

    Prime Mover

    Feb 16, 2003
    TN, USA
    Welcome!!!!!! I also live in TN...actually not far from you! I live in Nashville. However, I too, am a Yankee at heart...PM Me if you would like to get together sometime!
  7. I live in Canada... but I'll pretend to be a southerner just for you
  8. I went to tennessee once ... back in the eighties ... I think ...Can I join the club?:confused: :confused: :D
  9. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Then I would be a Northener - North of France!! ;)
  10. I know the feeling, I'm a New Yorker living in Georgia. You talk about night and day.
  11. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    Living in Virginia I'm technically in the South, but I grew up in Tokyo, so what does that make me? A Fareasterner?

    BTW, I drove through Tennessee on my way to Mardi Gras, and I noticed that whenever something doesn't go the way it's supposed to, Tennesseeans always blame it on "those damn yankees"
  12. Nate Dawg

    Nate Dawg

    Apr 8, 2000
    My neighbor told me this one...

    What's the definition of a 'good yankee'?

    One that goes back.

    I can see that I'm going to have my work cut out for me. ;)
  13. Turock


    Apr 30, 2000
    A "damn yankee" is one who stays.
  14. ColonelZulu

    ColonelZulu Not Impressed By Those Who Flaunt “Authority” Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    I've lived all over.

    I loved being in the south.
  15. Native Floridian's Definition of Happiness:

    A north-bound Canadian with a New Yorker under each arm!


    ...Nate you ain't in the South, we call folks in TN Yankees down here in FL! ;)

    (For the record, I'm NOT a redneck that hates Yankees myself, although I do miss what Florida USED to be like, before the invasion!)


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    the south sucks a s s believe me, i've lived in sc my whole life :(
  17. I guess I technically live in the south. Although actually it's not really southern in any way, and is in kind of a pocket of northern lifestyle unique to northern VA. (If you want to get technical, it's actually quite different from places further north, in the sense that it's less dense and more modern, but that's just a this-area kinda thing) Anways, I guess I can't really tell you how tennesee will be. I hope you find it fun. Good luck.
  18. Well now, a damn holds back water...

    And the Yankees are New York's baseball team...

    Why would someone want to combine these two, completely unrelated words? :confused:

    You don't think they'd be makin' funny on us, do you my precious?

    (Mike sits in huge leather chair, petting a black cat, looking southward) :D

    Mike :p
  19. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    TN is a state with an unusual and colorful history. And one where the Civil War had a major impact on, where one can see history. It has a depply rooted musical tradition, both in country music as well as bluegrass and folk music. It can be a very genteel and sophisticated place, where men practice good manners before backstabbing each other.

    The Tennessee walking horse is one of a kind.
    Don't miss winter too much, you'll love the ice storms, it's got winter!

    I admit, there's a few trailers, but what the heck, we got them in this state too!

    And Southern folk can be downright neighborly, not like people around here sometimes.