Oy! Lemme in BT! I'm from NC! [Wo0t!]
I was born in Chapel Hill, and lived in Goldsboro for eight years.
And I can say all this because I'm in Japan now!
But I loved North Carolina. We were about an hour from the beach and our house was so pretty. We had a yard and everything! [stupid I know, but you don't get many yards in Japan. We have a sunken garden bed on the lower balcony. It's some dirt and plants, but it's not a yard!]
And...well...I dunno but I loved it. My mom [who was born in Scotland, and my dad in Nebraska...don't ask me how they ended up in NC but considering mom went to grad school in France and lived in Colorado and even Florida and other random places, NC fits in] swore to my dad that we were moving as soon as my sister and I started talking like North Carolinians. I talked like one as soon as I was talking I think. I still amuse my friends with it. And when I'm really mad or excited, I talk in my Southern accent
Right! So I was eight by the time she moved me out to Maryland, and it wasn't too strong of an accent because neither of my parents had it and we had a lot of military friends from the Air Force base, but from school I was getting it. It irritated my mother how I split everything into two syllables but hey, she didn't move me out sooner. Probably because my dad left and went to Kansas or something, but...
...Ah this is my life story and it's getting kinda boring now but um...the main point I suppose is that I wanna join!