Nope, Not a real Southerner!
How could you expect a girl that grew up in W.PA and never ever ate catfish or okra in her life to pass for a Southerner?! Then I went to France, then Belgium, then Michigan, then Boston, then Alaska, then Ohio……….no southern ties there! But I make a mean piece of catfish, fried green tomatoes, okra and pecan pie. That makes me .01% Southern!
You have spent a lot of time roadfooding in the South…it has rubbed off on you!