Tuesday, August 28, 2007

This Just In....

South Carolinians are fat.

According to this morning's paper, my newly acquired home state ranks 5th....5th! in the nation for obesity. We're tied with Tennessee and lag behind number one ranked Mississippi, #2 West Virginia, #3 Alabama, and #4 Louisiana. Hmmmm....trend much?

Doesn't say much for that down home cookin' now does it?

So let's recap shall we? I am raising my children in a place that ranks 48th for quality of education, 13th for human lightning strikes, and 5th for obesity. Did anyone just here the audible gulp!? And no, that was not the sound of southern fried chicken goin' down the pipe. I might live in Cackalackie, but I'll take a New York "slice" or a California "wrap" over southern fare any day.

I guess if the home sickness doesn't kill me, lightning or fried chicken will.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Hmmm, perhaps a compost pile and the first seeds for an organic garden are in order.

I don't envy you those statistics, but based on your sharp, witty writing, I figure you'll pave your own path. Or pack up and head for clearer arteries.