2. Vernacular. "Y'all" can be used to refer to a single person. I'm the only left at the dog park, because you are leaving. It's perfectly acceptable to say, "Y'all have a good day." Well, I guess, 'we all' will.
3. Interwebz. People just don't really use the internet. When we tell some local Mom-and-Pop shop that we found their store online, they're always blown away. Expect to get funny looks if you say anything like "Urbanspoon" or "Yelp". No room for that kind of funny talking here.
4. Horses. One of the main roads surrounding the cooler parts of Lexington is called Man O' War. Dedication to some war vet? Nope, a famous racing horse. Horses are fucking everywhere. Ok. Not really having sex, but everywhere, nonetheless. Horse capital of the world, I've heard.
5. History. I was walking along a road parallel to Main St. downtown. There are a few things over there, like the Opera House, but nothing that spectacular. Bam! I find a historical marker that says "In this house, Mary Todd Lincoln (Abraham's wife) was born in 1818 and spent her childhood." Random. (All states around here take some major claim to Lincoln, but we all know which state puts him on the license plate.)
|This is apparently inside along the $18 tour.|
7. Food. I expected fried chicken. I didn't expect Ethiopian or Sushi. Turns out they don't have Ethiopian, but they have some successful sushi restaurants. Every roll is either partially or completely cooked, but it's a start. I've already had some of the best biscuits and gravy of my life. Oh, and the Kentucky Fried Chickens in Kentucky have all-you-can-eat buffets. Hellz yeah! I'll have everything in one bowl smothered in cheese, please. Thanks. Now I'll have another.
|As Annie likes to say, "Colonial Buffet".|
8. Accents. Until proven otherwise, I will continue to subtract IQ points from anyone with a southern accent. Look at a map. You're in the Midwest. I don't know why that accent starts in the middle of Ohio. Not that there aren't smart people here, just none that drawl.
9. Fast Food. It's king. I'm flabbergasted at the amount of fast food everywhere, and how much everyone eats it. People line up for each meal of the day. It makes a normal person queasy.
10. Walking. Nobody does it. I feel like people are peeking through the windows thinking "Who is that weirdo" as I'm walking by. A cop drove by as I was walking a mile to a bakery, and I seriously thought he was going to pull over and say something. He was giving me the stink eye.
11. Thunderstorms. Angel's never been in one, and we've already had some crazy weather. He is not happy.
But oh how I missed being surrounded by fat people!
One of the buffalo herd again,