Sunday, December 10, 2006

Card Carrying Southerner

Despite my Chicago Plan, I am, at my heart, a Southerner. My favorite food is pickled okra, I unironically love Country music, and I say y'all like it's my job. One summer I almost took a job at the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, but it would have required me to live in Jackson, Mississippi, where the kosher food is scarce. Instead I make up for it by reading books and blogs about Southern Jewry.

Sadly, I think that someday soon they will come to take away my card. I was walking around the city this morning (after all, there is only ONE city) and it was brisk, bright, and windless. And *gasp* I enjoyed it. They are totally coming to take away my card.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I realized I had become a New Yorker when my erev Yom Kippur priority was getting to Zabars to buy lox for break fast.

Anonymous said...

Ha! You're coming around! =D

Anonymous said...

you should check out Atlanta. Nice Jewish community, some elements of big-cityness, but still cozy.

AnnieGetYour said...

LT- shhhh. Not so loud. They'll hear you.

Curly- I've heard that Atlanta is nice, and they probably have pickled okra. Which one cannot get for love or money in the city.

Shoshana said...

I'm another proud card carrying Southerner. My dad actually pays for me to have a subscription to the Deep South Jewish Voice (and I know half the people they talk about throughout, especially in the "Mazel" section). I was wearing my Alabama sweatshirt today and someone in the grocery store asked me to explain myself (but he said it a little nicer than that). But I don't know if I will ever say I like a cold day.

Where are you from, Annie?

Yo, Yenta said...

Girl, I challenge you to come to Savannah, GA for a visit...while there is a lovely, tight-knit Jewish community, the Jesus factor is fairly overwhelming. As a Californian who recently got my Jewish Southerner card, I can't say the reality is as romantic as the notion...