Being newer to this little thing known as blogging, I thought I'd add in a get to know me series for those who are interested in getting to know a bit more about the girl behind the blog. If you've headed over to my about me page you probably already know that I'm a born and raised Minnesota girl. It's such a big part of who I am. So, I'm starting this mini-series out with a few Minnesota themed facts about me.
1. I’m Minnesota Nice - I smile at strangers, I’ll lend a helping hand to those who need it and if there's a last piece of pizza or dessert left I'll refuse to take it at least 3 times and make you turn it down all 3 times before I'll even consider eating it—even though I really wanted it the whole time. I assume that anyone outside the Midwest find these quality as endearing. And if they don't, I'll just smile sweetly and take some passive aggressive approach of telling them to shove it—because that's what we do as Minnesotans.
2. I Love Hotdish - If you aren't from Minnesota you probably don't have a clue what I’m talking about here. It's basically a starch filled dish loaded with a bunch of odds and ends and thrown in the oven for 20 minutes. Voilà, hotdish! It a premium staple to any gathering where there will be food. And, if you haven't tried tater tot hot dish yet—you haven't lived. So, just do it, ok? You won't regret it.
3. I Have a Minnesota Accent - Is this a real thing? Yeah, you betcha! Forever I was convinced that I didn't have an accent but I've recently had to come to terms with the cold hard fact that I do, and a strong one at that. No, I don't talk like the people in Fargo. Ok, that isn't entirely true. You will catch me saying things like, "oh for cute" ... "uff da" .... "gosh darn it"—but my accent is not as exaggerated.
4. I Bleed Purple - I come from a family of die-hard Vikings fans who've been season ticket holders since 1961. There is no other way of life and you will find an unusual amount of purple and gold in my closet.
5. I'm a Hugger - To carry out a proper Minnesota goodbye you need to allot for a minimum of 45 minutes. You'll need to make your rounds to every person in the room to say a personal goodbye and give them a hug. For the love of god, do not forget anyone or they will be supremely offended. Once you’ve finished, you'll need to circle back to the first few people again and then take another 10 minutes after that to actually walk out the door. If you've just been introduced and think you're safe from having to receive a hug; WRONG! If we've chatted for at least 2 minutes we are now best friends and I will give you a hug before you leave.
Thanks for reading!