Friday, April 10, 2009

A Carolina Thing......

I've been on-site at a conference this week in "Sunny" Sacramento California, where it has been sunny, in the 80's but also rained (they needed it) and sleeted for 30 minutes (they blamed it on me...the guy from Chicago). I've been working on the follow up ER blog but I need to sit uninterrupted to finish it properly. So until then, I'm taking a step off topic, but it's related. My health care career took place in South Carolina so a couple of topics have come up this week related to the Carolinas so I wanted to touch on them as well.

Before my fellow orange-blooded Clemson brethren start sharpening their fangs from the image below, bear with me. This week the University of North Carolina Tarheels won the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.

Yeah, I'm from Clemson; I went to Clemson (twice) but my mom was SO for UNC this song was often echoing through our house

I'm a Tar Heel born, I'm a Tar Heel bred.
And when I die, I'm a Tar Heel dead.
So it's rah-rah, Car'lina-'lina!
Rah-rah, Car'lina-'lina!
Rah-rah, Car'lina-Rah, rah, rah!
So in honor of Miss Patsy, Congrats UNC! You made the Carolinas proud. If it wasn't Clemson, at least it was one of the Carolina teams.

Now that I've paid homage to my mom, let me give you the Clemson Tiger Band version of the Tarheel fight song from the Tiger Band Unhymnal:

You're Tar Heel born, and you're Tar Heel bred
And when you die you're Tar Heel dead
So Piss on Car'lina - 'lina
Piss on Car'lina - 'lina
Piss on Car'lina ' 'lina
Eat Shit State (NCState)
Wake Forrest Suuuuuuuuuucks....... DUKE!

The other Carolina thought this week was a craving I've been having all week for the soft drink Cheerwine. Some readers may not have ever heard of this (Bunny - go find it and give it a try) but it's a drink that seems to be, as the ad says, a Carolina thing;

Cheerwine was never my favorite. It was often a drink I would see and if the urge hit me, I'd get one. It was one of those tastes I like to have as a treat vs. a standard. (if it's wasn't offered at McDonald's when I was growing up, it couldn't become a standard) But after my years of being out of South Carolina, it's been quite a while since I've had a Cheerwine... and I miss it.

So let's raise our cans of Cheerwine in a toast to UNC's victory! I'm on the other side of the country this week, but I've been reminded of the Carolinas often. See Ya'll Soon!


cb said...

I've heard that version of the UNC fight song... many times. And there's one that has the line "go to hell, Duke" in it.

And I LOVED Cheerwine. You can get it at the Wendy's down there!

Lea in SC said...

Cheerwine...definitely an OCCASIONAL urge, I hope. Ick.