Tuesday, February 10, 2009

True Fact Tuesday

I am Southern through and through. Born in the South, raised in the South, never plan to leave the South. I was born in Knoxville, TN, and you know when your school's fight song ("Rocky Top," natch) is about making moonshine in the Great Smoky Mountains, you're Southern. All of that said, though, I HATE tea, and I really only mildly tolerate biscuits, both of which are Southern staples, obvs.

When I say "hate" tea, I mean loathe, despise, can't stand the taste or scent of tea. I've tried it hot, cold, sweetened, unsweetened, green, chai, lemony, not lemony... it doesn't do it for me. In fact, that only thing it actually "does" for me is get my gag reflex a-goin'.

As for biscuits, um, no thank you. I love carbs. Adore them. Would take a bath in a big tub of carbs. But biscuits are one that I could easily pass up. I prefer them a day old (please not warm) with some honey. I also like my McNuggets with honey; of course, I can also avoid McNuggets easily.
I guess that doesn't say much for honey working as a condiment, now does it?

I guess I'll just stick to my one saving Southern grace. Hushpuppies. I would eat 8,000,002 in one sitting if given the chance. Served hot with honey butter, please.

Notice I had to change the title to "True Fact Tuesday," since this isn't a story. This post is a pretty terrible representation of True Story Tuesday. I will try to make up for it later.


Emily said...

I didn't grow up down here, but I'm with you. I cannot stomach southern food. Not just the taste - I literally cannot eat it. It sits in my stomach like wet concrete. Too heavy.

K. said...

Ohh I love me some Southern food! Right now I can't think of one Southern food I don't like... That's so unhealthy, I know. I love everything fried and in large amounts... I guess that explains my last blog post!

Ps. Thanks for the email!

The Fabulous Life of a Southern Belle said...

ROCKY TOP YOU'LL ALWAYS BE HOME SWEET HOME TO MEEEEEEE! Thanks, that song is going to be in my head all day now. ;)

The Pink Tutu said...

Ohh hush puppies yum! I do have to admit I love biscuits and tea. I used to eat Chik-fil-a nuggets with honey when I was little :)

Serious Shopaholic said...

Thanks for the tag--I'm playing right now! My best friend lives in Maryville--small world, huh? Next time I come down we'll have to do lunch!

The Pink Chick said...

I am southern too-a Georgia girl born and raised. I too hate tea! I don't like fried chicken with bones in it or watermelon either!

Always Pretty in Pink said...

I've lived in Nashville my entire life. I completely hate tea. Any kind. Its just gross. Its like you can taste leaves. Gross. I like biscuits, but now biscuits and gravy.

I do love lemonade though. :) Thats like my southern staple.

The Blonde Duck said...

Please come design my house! I desperately need it.