Saturday, April 21, 2012
culture shock — n sociol the feelings of isolation, rejection, etc, experienced when one culture is brought into sudden contact with another, as when a primitive tribe is confronted by modern civilization What do you get when you throw a born and bred Florida girl into central New York? Culture shock! My family is finally complete again and Bryan is now The proud owner of two MOS'. I'm really proud of him and how hard he worked to get where he's at. We made the beautiful drive to New York recently, we drove through gorgeous vineyards and over some amazing bodies of water. However, New York is just so different than what I'm used to. I love to socialize and chat with strangers and most people are just not down with that in these parts, and if you have a southern twang or say "y'all" they treat you like you're stupid. Gah! Whatever. I'd say that is probably the biggest culture shock so far, I'd say I would get used to it, but I don't really want to. I enjoy being a social butterfly. Fort Drum is beautiful, I can't wait to see what spring looks like. Everything is spread out over the base, whereas Fort Stewart was everything piled on top of each other, so I really like that. We will be living on post at first, which kind of feels like backtracking since we own our home at Stewart, but so many of the houses in Watertown are 100+ years old and as much as we would love to gut a house at some point, now is not the time. I'm appalled by the way some soldiers and their family "care" for the housing on post, yet another episode of culture shock. I am also proud to report than since reuniting with his daddy, our little bug has turned into quite the talker adding blue, yellow and pweeese (please) to his vocabulary! He wants to talk so bad, it's hilarious!