About

In 2002, I moved from the Deep South (where we eat grits with butter and say ‘yes ma’am’ reflexively) to a Big Northeastern City. The winters here are cold and gray, and the culture is very different from what I grew up with.  I like it here – I married a Yankee (folks back home are still scandalized!) and we have a little boy.  This means I’m here to stay, so every day I try to strike a balance between my southern roots and my northern branches.

This blog started out as a way to share photos and news with our extended families, so they could watch their grandchild/nephew grow up.  It’s become a place where I write about not only my family, but also trashy romance novels, the gloomy weather, the occasional political screed, and anything else that piques my fancy.

Agree?  Disagree?  Tell me about it (politely, of course): southerngirlinexile(at)gmail(dot)com

This Southern Girl likes:

Reading, writing, manners, family and old friends, gadgets, books, consuming pop culture, social justice, intelligent dialogue, popcorn, grits, GRITS, and Diet Coke

This Southern Girl dislikes:

Bigotry disguised as morality, ignorance, reality television, takeoff and landing, bad writing, and Coca Cola Classic