February 13, 1999, is the day I moved to Alabama. A few days later, I went to get my new driver's license. I thought it would be an easy procedure.

The attendant was super friendly, extremely southern, and asked kindly for all my materials. She then asked the most daunting question ever in life, “Alabama or Auburn?” The nice sweet lady then gave me those “eyes” like I better know the right answer.

[Inside my mind] I quickly scanned out the who, what, when, and where for each school. Oh, then I did mascots and school colors. Then I remember that my boss was an Alabama graduate.

My voice was shaking, and I said, “Alabama.”

She smiled, gave me my paperwork, and said Roll Tide.

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