I have lived south of the Mason-Dixon line for 8 consecutive years. I love bread pudding. I can decipher a cajun accent (sometimes) and imitate one really poorly if I have had a little too much to drink. I (occasionally) listen to country. I cheer on the New Orleans Saints. I enjoy cajun and zydeco music. The first house I have ever owned is in Louisiana.
I know. I may not be a southerner just yet. But my credentials are building.