Post # 1
Just a fun thread because I am bored! I am from Louisiana, and my Fiance always makes fun of me when we watch Swamp People ( he say’s they’re my home videos)
But.. it got me thinking, HEY, who cares if I am a little swampy and like weird food and am used to mosquitos the size of small children! Who cares if I sound funny and where I am from is the butt of a lot of jokes! I grew up eating fantastic food, Mardi Gras, football, fishing, dancing and just having a grand time haha.
So, where are you from? Do you like it? Do you not like it or claim it? Why or why not?
Post # 3
I’m very proud of it! I grew up in a rural area….my siblings and I built tree forts and explored the woods around us for fun. We lived on a dairy farm, so it was definitely a unique experience to most American kids, and we had a lot of fun.
What I dislike is a lot of times people from really upscale/city areas look down on us ‘poor country folk’. I remember a Wife Swap episode with a family from your LA swamp and a couple from CA. The CA couple was SO condescending talking about how this family knew nothing about ballet, opera, or art. And I thought well, I bet this family knows nothing about crawdad hunting, fishing, or exploring nature the way that family did!
Post # 4
I’m from SC. I love the place, but the people are sometimes kind of meh. I think many are very close minded and that is something I just can’t handle.
Post # 5
i’m not ashamed of where i’m from because it helped form the basis of who i am.
My parents are both from the city, they moved to a small town to raise their kids, i now live in the city, and my friends here sometimes make fun of me for being “small town”… In my 8 years of living here i have only made about 5 really good friends, It took me a long time to get used to the mentality of city people. and even still!
I don’t know why anyone would be ashamed of where they are from!
Post # 6
I’m from North Carolina, born and raised. I couldn’t be prouder. I absolutely ADORE this state…gorgeous mountains, pristine barrier island beaches that we have a house on and we’ve been vacationing to for the entirety of my 25 years. I am a VERY PROUD Wolfpack and Pirate fan, I LOVE how much our capital is growing into a more metropolitan place, I feel so safe here, it’s friendly….OMG I just love it. I love the long warm summer nights, the crisp fall weather tailgating at an NCSU football game, the giddy feeling we all get when we get that yearly dusting of snow, and the ONLY barbeque sauce is vinegar based (none of that thick molasses crap!!).
That’s the main reason why Fiance and I chose to have our wedding where we are…it’s an iconic Raleigh restaurant that has been in business for over 50 years and is an absolute NC staple…even our save the dates had the outline of our state on it. Fiance isn’t from here, but he’s lived here the longest out of anywhere (he also lived in FL and TX), so he’s officially a north carolinian. I’m so, SO proud of where I’m from and if/when we have to move away for FI’s med school education and residency, we are headed back here as SOON as we can, that is for damn sure!
Post # 7
Yep, I love being from Texas & embrace it! I love wearing my cowboy boots going to a true Texas dive bar or going out to listen to great Texas Country music. And, I have a bit of an accent & love it 😉
I wasn’t born in Texas, but got here as fast as I could!!
Post # 8
I was born & raised in Richmond. I love it here. There’s always something to do. I’m no more than 2 hours from the beach or the mountains. Virginia is known for wine, which is awesome!!!
I have lived elsewhere, but came back because this is “home” to me 🙂
My favortie things in Richmond are: the James River, Va Museum of Fine Art, the National (live music shows), Funny Bone Comedy Club, Science Museum of Va, Buz & Ned’s BBQ, Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe, Weezie’s for brunch, and about a thousand other things.
Post # 9
I was born and raised in Montreal, QC and I would not have change anything! I absolutely loved it, my mom was a single mother and the way she raised me was perfect! I am who I am today because of her and because of where I grew up. Thanks to her, I learned French and Portuguese and I’m sooo happy for that.
Post # 10
I was born & raised in the Boston area. I love it, but after traveling to other states in the US, I sometimes wish people around here were a little more friendlier.
Post # 10
@DaneLady: Thanks for reminding me why Richmond may not be such a bad/sad move for me 😉
Post # 11
Also from Boston. We are a rare breed but my family is all from here, so I am proud 🙂
Post # 12
I’m from St. Louis. I grew up in the northern part of the county, about 10-15 minutes from downtown. I didn’t grow up in a bad neighborhood, although it was very, very close to some very shady areas.
Honestly, people make assumptions about St. Louis and about where I grew up. Yeah, it’s the “most dangerous city in the US”. Okay… maybe some areas are really dangerous, but don’t all cities have that? I think so.
I grew up on a street that was a block long, there were tons of kids my age and my childhood was spent running all over the neighborhood barefoot and just being a kid. St. Louis is kind of unique in that you go straight from city to the country, there really isn’t much in-between. So, it was easy to spend time out in the country where all my relatives live riding horses, fishing, camping, etc. Then, when I got older and wanted things to do… downtown was right there. Local music, sports (woo! Go Cards!), culture, nightlife, concerts, etc. It’s awesome. I think St. Louis has a good balance. It’s a big city and has the ammenities you would expect, but it’s not too big.
Post # 13
How could I not be proud of being a native Austinite? We have such a beautiful, vibrant city full of educated people who like to have fun. I always say it’s hard being from Austin because it kind of makes me never want to move and live anywhere else.
I just wish the people moving here would stop trying to change it so much.
Post # 14
I am from Trinidad.. I am very proud of it. I am also really proud that I grew up in south florida… but who doesn’t love s. fla and the caribbean? lol
Post # 14
@bells219: That’s kind of the hard part of living in a really popular place. I do sort of wish Raleigh would stop making news about being such a great place to live…I hate to say it, but I liked it when it was “our little secret” and now it’s out and people are coming here in droves and crowding it and changing it too…I know Austin is also on lists of great places to live (I’d love to visit there. Heard awesome stuff about the nightlife and music scene, not to mention, your cost of living is AWESOME. House Hunters in Austin is amazing…what people can get for like $250k!!)