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\"You Might Be\" thingy

This something I recieved in an email way back in sophomore year of high school & at that time I passed it along to friends, family and teachers. Figured since I'm off at college... this would bring some laughs to those of you who have lived in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy!

You Might Be From the Pacific Northwest If You...
1. Know the state flower (Mildew)
2. You feel guilty throwing aluminum cans or paper in the trash.
3. Use the statement “sun break” and know what it means.
4. Know more than 10 ways to order coffee.
5. Know more people who own boats than air conditioners.
6. Feel overdressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant.
7. Stand on a deserted corner in the rain waiting for the “Walk” signal.
8. Consider that if it has no snow or has not recently erupted, it is not a real mountain.
9. Can taste the difference between Starbucks, Seattle's Best, and Veneto's.
10. Know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye salmon.
11. Know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Issaquah, Oregon, and Willamette.
12. Consider swimming an indoor sport.
13. Can tell the difference between Japanese, Chinese, and Thai food.
14. In winter, go to work in the dark and come home in the dark-while only working eight-hour days.
15. Never go camping without waterproof matches and a poncho.
16. Are not fazed by “Today’s forecast: showers followed by rain,” and “Tomorrow’s forecast: rain followed by showers.”
17. You cannot wait for a day with “showers and sun breaks.”
18. Have no concept of humidity without precipitation.
19. Know that Boring is a town in Oregon and not just a state of mind.
20. Can point to at least two volcanoes, even if you can’t see through the cloud cover.
21. You notice “the mountain is out” when it is a pretty day and you can actually see it.
22. Put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 50, but still wear your hiking boots and parka.
23. Switch to your sandals when it gets about 60, but keep the socks on.
24. Have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.
25. Think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists.
26. Knew immediately that the view out of Frasier’s window was fake.
27. Buy new sunglasses ever year, because you can’t find the old ones after such a long time.
28. You measure distance in terms of hours.
29. You often switch from “heat” to “a/c” in the same day.
30. You use a down comforter in the summer.
31. You carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them.
32. You design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit under a raincoat.
33. You know all the important seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Raining (Spring), Road Construction (Summer) and Deer & Elk season (Fall).
34. You actually understand these jokes and have forwarded them to all your friends in the Northwest or those who used to live there!

8:22 PM - 09.22.04 Wednesday

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