Friday, September 06, 2013

Ever Been to North Carolina?

So on a recent trip I got to spend time in North Carolina for a weekend. What impression was I left with? A trifecta of insect, trees, and discrete racism.

So yeah there are weird insects everywhere. I got bit no less than 6 times and the odd welts that the bites left really gets you wondering. They didn't look like mosquito bites so I guess they could've been from a spider or some other freak insect but yeah who knows.

The second thing I noticed was how green it was. Of course I live in no mans land so who am I to compare or complain, but yeah there are trees, grass, and humidity everywhere. My skin loved it and it actually wasn't too bad...not ultra stifling like a Florida or some other tropical destination.

The last thing I noticed was the discrete racism. It's discrete because it's done using only the eyes, face, and a bit of body language. Nobody said anything rude directly to you but oh did they gave you that "look". Everyone I talked to who wasn't Caucasian pretty much experienced the same thing after arriving. Odd how it was so prevalent in this state, but I guess that's why they call it the South. There were some nice folks who were overly chatty with their accents and all, but they were few and far between.

It was nice to see another part of country although now I've definitely crossed off this state as being habitable.