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We’re Not in CT Anymore

After spending 6 days in our new city, it is safe to say that we are definitely not in CT anymore. This California kid had quite the culture shock when she moved to Connecticut 5 years ago, but moving to the South is a whole new experience.

Going to the grocery store is one of the easiest and quickest ways to explore a new area and our few trips to different stores have been eye opening. Let’s just put it this way…it is now clear that we are yuppies. I guess it is true…if you make an arugula, quinoa, feta, and strawberry salad…you are a yuppie. Yes, a colleague of Jeremy’s deemed his salad an official “yuppie salad” and we all laughed and made jokes, but now…I have seen the light.

All in all, my first impressions of Knoxville are good ones. People seem friendly and laid back (not at all like CT) and the small town-ness reminds me of SLO. I really think we are going to like it here, but there are times when we feel as though we do not fit in. Prime example: Jeremy hardly understands anyone. I find this hilarious and I’m sure many good stories will unfold and be told on the blog. Needless to say, things are wildly different and I am sure I will have a lot of blog material as we explore the area.

I want to leave you all today with one fun tidbit from my morning. As I was sitting at Starbucks, starting my job-hunt,  I opened my email and  was quickly reminded by Groupon Deals that (once again) we are not in Fairfield (the richest county in CT) anymore.

 

What do you think? Should I grab this deal or what?!?!

 

 

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