Today we completed the purchase of our new home in Rhode Island and I officially become a Rhodilanda. Or did I?
According to one website I now have to complete this application form for Rhode Island citizenship which has qualifications such as I Have A Friend/Cousin/Ex-Boyfriend Named Vinny and I Know What A Low Numbah Is And How To Use One. (Does it count if I have a lawyer named Vinnie?)
And it seems I have to learn a totally new language with words like weeniz and kwah-hawgs.
Geeze. This sounds almost like a foreign country with its own language, culture and customs.
And then at another website there is a long list of tests to determine Do you qualify to be a Rhodilanda? I am so far from passing most of these tests that I don't even understand what some of the "tests" are talking about.
But I am making progress. I do know that as a Rhodilanda that I eat my clam chowder white instead if red; I am still angry that the Aussies stole "our" America's Cup; and I am looking forward to having one of those cool car number plates with a wave or sailboat logo (probably without low numbahs).
However I have no idea what a bullrake is, I'm not familiar with Atwells, and I'm not on first name terms with Patrick, Jack and Sheldon (yet). Perhaps the good people of my new home state will allow me visitor status with a chance of qualifying as a real Rhodilanda in a couple of generations or so?