It makes me think of a quote I once read by Canadian turned Texan blogger Busy Being Jennifer...
" I want a horse! Like really really badly want a horse! I mean come on!! I live in Texas... living in Texas should automatically come with a horse."
-- Quoted from another blog, Mommy Made, about Jennifer's old blog, Finding My Way in Texas
Of course, that's a stereotype. But stereotypes are just exaggerated grains of truth. Sure, not everyone in Texan owns a horse, but that doesn't mean a random group of horseback riders won't come riding through your local playground (just speaking from experience). And not everyone in Texas wears cowboy boots...but I never saw a toddler wearing cowboy boots in California!
That goes for my home state's sterotypes too. Not everyone in California surfs or knows a movie star, but...well, just using myself as a random sample, my dad worked in the industry, so I met a few celebrities even if I wouldn't say I "knew them"....and my husband surfed even if I didn't.
All states have their stereotypes. Here's a funny 2 minute run-down of stereotypes in all 50 states (yep, this post is brought to you by YouTube today!):
So, what's some stereotypes about where you're from? Is there some grain of truth to them?