I LOVE me some True Blood. ha!
I had to use that southern slang after watching close to 11 episodes "On Demand."
Just before I started this fabulous, blood sucking television extravaganza - I watched the movie, "The Secret Life of Bees." More southern drama.
Hence the fun accent.
It's funny how over the years I tried so hard to lose my southern accent and break away from my roots.
However, 36 years later - I find myself living in the most fascinating region of the United States. Talk about an eccentric place! Superstitions, funny accents, completely different set of rules on behavior and what is acceptable.
Watching the movie like "Secret Life of Bees" and HBO series like "True Blood" and reading favorites like William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" - you can't help but love the dark, twisted little world we all live in.
In the past, people saw the south as this backwoods, ignorant, uneducated, uncultured place. If you really do your research and understand - southerners simply did not want "other folks" coming down here and learning about our lives.
Thinking of the term "country dumb" - a term many southerners will use to pretend they don't get something, etc - but really they are three steps ahead of you is one of my favorite southern cultural idiosyncrasies.
So - I continue day two of 2010 - sitting by a fire, watching True Blood and digesting a mighty tasty Costco cheese pizza.