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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Northwesterners

This might give you an idea of what its like to live here. I have snipped the boring ones...

1. You know the state flower (Mildew).
3. Use the statement "sun break" and know what it means.
4. You know more than 10 ways to order coffee.
5. You know more people who own boats than air conditioners.
7. You stand on a deserted corner in the rain waiting for the "Walk" Signal.
8. You consider that if it has no snow or has not recently erupted, it is not a real mountain.
9. You can taste the difference between Starbucks, Seattle's Best,
and Veneto's.
10. You know the difference between Chinook, Coh! o,! and Sockeye Salmon.
11. You know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Issaquah, Oregon,
Yakima, and Willamette.
12. You consider swimming an indoor sport.
14. In winter, you go to work in the dark and come home in the dark -
while only working eight-hour days.
15. You never go camping without waterproof matches and a poncho.
16. You are not fazed by "Today's forecast: showers followed by
rain," and "Tomorrow's forecast: rain followed by showers."
17. You have no concept of humidity without precipitation.
19. You can point to at least two volcanoes, even if you cannot see
through the cloud cover.
20. You notice, "The mountain is out" when it is a pretty day and you
can actually see it.
21. You put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 50, but
still wear your hiking boots and parka.
22. You switch to your sandals when it gets about 60, but keep the
socks on.
24. You think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists.
25. You buy new sunglasses every year, because you cannot find the
old ones after such a long time.
26. You measure distance in hours.
27. You often switch from "heat" to "a/c" in the same day.
28. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit under a raincoat.

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Hey - there is still more to see, posts previous to the one above exist in the archives, available on the right hand column.