Thursday, July 24, 2014

Some southern observations...looking at you, Subway.

So, in Ohio, Subway has these reward cards.  Every time you buy something, points accumulate.  I've had my subway card for years.  YEARS.  I had racked up, and used, a ton of points over those years.  There have been quite a few free subs in my past!  Last time I checked, I had lot of points sitting there waiting for redemption. Look at this beauty:

My actual subway card, in all its glory!

So, imagine my surprise when I stopped into Subway for lunch a  few weeks ago, handed over my subway card, and heard "there's no money on this".  It went like this:

Subway girl (SG): There's no money on here, ma'am.
Me: Oh, I know.  I wanted to use it for points?
SG: *blank stare*
Me: umm, y'all do points down here, right?
SG: (hollering to another employee) hey, do we do "points" here?
Me: *hopeful gaze*
Other SG: points? no?
SG: (back to me) no.
Me: Is it because my card has the Ohio State logo on it?
SG: *blank stare*
Me: Ok, nevermind then...

Is this real?  Am I destined to pay for all of my subs from here on out?  I did not sign up for that. I'll get over it...eventually.  There are plenty of other sandwich shops down here.   I'll find a new love.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Where am I?

Alert: There are armadillos in Alabama.  ARMADILLOS.  Am I the only one who thought that armadillos were a thing strictly in the wild west? Rolling along the desert roadways, racing tumbleweeds? To be fair, I have yet to see a live armadillo...just sail* 'dillos.  
(*sail - mid-west colloquialism for roadkill.  It's flat, so if you fling it like a Frisbee, it will sail. Get it?)

Armadillo. Habitat: Alabama (apparently)

Hi, I'm Jill.  I recently moved to Northern Alabama from Columbus Ohio.  I was born and raised in the mid-west, scarlet and grey blood flows through my veins. The south is somewhat of an enigma to me.  My goal is to figure it out and assimilate into the culture here.  Hopefully make some friends and become gainfully employed.  

That's me on the left.  "O" #1.
I miss Ohio with all of my heart.  I miss my friends, my family, even my mom's cats.  Those weird little cats.  I've been informed that the little cat no longer barfs as much, now that my dog doesn't live with him.  So that's a positive to moving out. Another positive, I get to live with my husband!  He's the reason I moved down here to Alabama.  We were married on May 24, 2014.  It was a gorgeous day, and we were so blissfully happy to be surrounded by all (most) of our family and friends! That's another post for another day, though. 

This blog will help me wade through the differences the south has to offer, insights I learn, and life as an Ohio girl, gone south. I invite you to join me for this adventure!