Let me start by saying this...I was born a northern girl. Regardless of where I end up, I'll consider myself a northern girl 'til the day I die. I love our cities, our food and our culture and I'll be the first one to jump to the defense of our crazy people. That being said, I really love the South, too. The older I get, the more I seem to appreciate and respect how classy southern culture can be. I get to see glimpses of old southern class in Nashville (although there's a lot of honky tonkers that are...admittedly...well, you know), but I always have a newfound respect for it when I travel to places like Savannah, Georgia or Louisiana (where- not coincidentally- I'm visiting at the moment). I may never be a southern belle, but their territory sure is a fun place to explore. Just for today, here's to the south!