A fine Minnesotan post by Miss Tara of Maryland (another Minnesota transplant) that I was compelled to link to today–please read, because it defines Minnesota.
I have to post a few of her points here to give my comments on them:
*For Minnesotans, it is not uncommon to use the A/C and the heat on the same day. Spring and Fall in Minnesota especially. Cool mornings and evenings, but warm afternoons. You learn to dress in layers.
True dat. Happened to me yesterday!
*Not y’all. It’s, you GUYS. Regardless of gender or age.
DUH. Get with it, southerners! 🙂
*Oh, and POP. Not soda. Not Coke. Not soda-pop. I don’t care if we are MinneSOTA. And I never even tried sweet tea until I was 25 years old! (I can hear a collective, “Poor thing…” Eh. I think maybe I had to grow up with it to like it.)
I don’t mind soda, but calling every single kind of pop “Coke”? It’s enough to drive a person insane!
*Duck Duck GRAY DUCK, not Duck Duck Goose. (And yes, that one is weird, but I’m sticking with it.)
*Hair conditioner is a MUST in the winter. Fly-away hair is a given. All you curly Sue’s would appreciate a Minnesota winter just for that. No frizzy. Mine just goes flat and permanently adheres to my face and chin.
And I have to say this: My husband’s family EATS LUTEFISK. Every Christmas. I, as part of my initiation into the family, was forced to try it. Once was enough.