Ten things about Virginia

Hello, hello, hello!

It has been way too long! I really haven’t had internet at all here in Virginia. That’s right, I am in Virginia! Anyways, I now have internet at Mimi’s (Justin’s grandma) and it is glorious!

Here are some things I have noticed about Virginia.

1. It is beautiful! Fluffy trees. I love the fluffy trees!
2. Boys have cute little accents just like on the movie The Notebook. I have to admit, it can be sort of sexy. Justin can do a great southern accent and I have asked him to use it more often…if you know what I mean!
3. People say, “I reckon.”
4. Friendly people who call Maisie “doll baby.”
5. Racism is still very real here.
6. Justin has wonderful family who I am so thankful for!!!!
7. They have sweet tea at every restaurant.
8. People talk about their cars or trucks a lot.
9. There are less mustaches than when I was here three years ago.
10. My face is shiny from the humidity.

There you have it. I reckon those are my ten things about Virginia, y’all!


  1. Jeremy B on September 19, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    Having been born and raised in South Carolina, I can identify with most of this. There are definitely seasons in the South as opposed to here on the west coast and Fall is a beautiful time of year. I agree with every one of those and identify with most of them. However, I am thankful I was never racist or brought up in a racist home, could care less about my car or truck, and have never used the term “doll baby.” The rest I can identify with. Thanks for the reminder of home!

  2. Mom on September 20, 2007 at 5:50 am

    Nice to have you up and writing again Jen. It’s been far too long reading about your life perspective! Guess I’ll have to take a trip east sometime to check out the rest of the U.S.! It sounds charming (except the racial tension part). Love you!

  3. Tracy on September 25, 2007 at 8:47 am

    We loved having y’all here in good ol’ Virginia! We miss y’all already….and are counting down for 3 more years when y’all come visit again. Love all 3 of y’all.

  4. Svest on October 2, 2007 at 8:10 am

    Sounds like a movie. I must visit sometime. Except the Notebook actually depressed me, so it might depress me and make me long for “simpler” things. Like talking about my car and truck.

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