Slowly becoming a North Carolinian

1) I was trying to explain hashtags to my Mom, so I started with #NeverYield and how I didn’t like it because it seems so generic compared to #wps, to which she responded, “Oh, never yield, like in the fight song.” Which never occurred to me in the months I’ve been complaining about #NeverYield.

2) When a person tells me something is blue, I immediately have to ask, “Which blue?” This is only the case when talking to someone not from North Carolina, because all North Carolinian preface blue with either Duke or UNC. Like, “I painted my bookshelf a slightly darker shade of Duke blue.” Or, “I’m having a baby, and found this awesome UNC blue blanket.”

3)  Both Tim and I are now paid by the state.