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    Originally Posted By indysoarin19

    Here's a fun little game for you

    Finish this sentence: You know youre from (wherever you live) when...

    For example, You know you're from LA when you know it's best not to be on the 405 at 4:05 pm.
     
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    Originally Posted By Kylesmom

    You know you're from Santa Barbara when you won't go on the 101 south-bound between 2pm and 7pm on a Sunday.

    You also know you're from SB when you keep some winter clothes available in the summer and some summer clothes available in the winter.
     
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    Originally Posted By BurtonsSeattleSally

    You know you're from the Pacific NW when...

    1. You 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. You know more than 10 ways to order coffee.

    5. You know more people who own boats than air conditioners.

    6. You feel over-dressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant.

    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, Coho and Sockeye salmon.

    11. You know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Issaquah, Oregon, Yakima and Willamette.

    12. You consider swimming an indoor sport. 

    13. You can tell the difference between Japanese, Chinese and Thai food. 

    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

    18. You know that Boring is a town in Oregon and not just a state of mind.

    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.

    23. You have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.

    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.


    29. You know all the important seasons: Almost Winter, winter, still raining (spring), Road Construction (summer), Deer & Elk season (fall).

    30. You actually understood these jokes, and will probably forward them.


    ..........I live in Seattle...........
     
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    Originally Posted By BurtonsSeattleSally

    7. You stand on a deserted corner in the rain waiting for the "Walk" signal.

    (I wouldnt do this if there wasnt a $94 fine downtown if you walk before it says to)
     
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    Originally Posted By kmsandrbs

    You know you are from the SF Bay Area when you are headed North while driving East on I-80 and West on I-580 all at the same time and are not confused.
     
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    Originally Posted By chickendumpling

    <<. You actually understood these jokes, and will probably forward them>>

    ROFL!!! I SO identify with these! Did you come up with them yourself? Very well done. I was gonna say *you know the difference between rain, showers, etc* but you covered it all. I love your list.

    <--- lives in Oregon. :)
     
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    Originally Posted By retlawfan

    You know you're from Gilroy when your kids smell garlic and say "It smells like home!"
     
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    Originally Posted By BurtonsSeattleSally

    I wish I was creative enough to come up with these....it just happened to be an email I got a few weeks back and it fit perfect for this topic..

    Im actually from Miami but live here so I can only identify a few of these but enough of them that I forwarded it to many people.
     
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    Originally Posted By DVC_dad

    You know you are from Atlanta when you hear atleast one Jeff Forxworthy joke in the local media every day.

    Or, when you are PROUD that your 3 year old son looks exactly like Elton John, a feature resident.
     
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    Originally Posted By lesmisfan

    i like these ones. i found them off a website:

    1. Only in America......can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.

    2. Only in America......are there handicap parking places in front of a skating rink.

    3. Only in America......do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

    4. Only in America......do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.

    5. Only in America......do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.

    6. Only in America......do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.

    7. Only in America......do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to in the first place.

    8. Only in America......do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.

    9. Only in America......do we use the word 'politics' to describe the process so well: 'Poli' in Latin meaning 'many' and 'tics' meaning 'bloodsucking creatures'.

    10. Only in America......do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.
     
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    Originally Posted By dltraveler

    You know you're from Hawaii when:

    ... you eat rice with every meal.
    ... you see someone in a suit, in the business district, and think "he must not be from here."
    ... everyone talks about how cold it is when it gets around 60 degrees.
    ... the firetrucks have surfboards on them.
    ... you get a kick out of having tourists say the name of the state fish (humuhumunukunukuapua'a).
     
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    Originally Posted By Kylesmom

    You know you're from Santa Barbara when it's a matter of civic pride to not notice or pay attention to celebrities when you see them in public.
     
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    Originally Posted By wendebird

    You know you're from New Jersey when:

    You know that the only people who call it "Joisey" are from New York (usually The Bronx) or Texas.

    You don't think of citrus when people mention "The Oranges."

    You know that it's called "Great Adventure," not "Six Flags."

    You've ordered a hard roll with butter for breakfast.

    You've known the way to Seaside Heights since you were seven.

    You've eaten at a diner, when you were stoned or drunk, at 3 am.

    Whenever you park, there's a Camaro within three spots of you.

    You remember that the "Two Guys" were from Harrison.

    You know that the state isn't one big oil refinery.

    At least three people in your family still love Bruce Springsteen, and you know what town Jon Bon Jovi is from.

    You know what a "jug handle" is.

    You know that a WaWa is a convenience store.

    You know that "Piney" isn't referring to a tree.

    Even your school cafeteria made good Italian subs, and, you call it a "sub" not a "submarine sandwich" or worse yet, a "hoagy" or a "hero."

    You remember the song from the Palisades Park commercials.

    You know how to properly negotiate a Circle.

    You knew that the last question had to do with driving.

    You know that "Acme" is an actual store, not just a Warner Bros creation.

    You know that this is the only "New..." state that doesn't require "New" to identify it (like, try ...Mexico, ...York, ...Hampshire (doesn't work, does it?).

    You know how to translate this conversation: "Jeet yet?" "No, Jew?"

    You only go to New York City for day trips, and you only call it "The City."

    You know that a "White Castle" is the name of BOTH a fast food chain AND a fast food sandwich.

    In the 80's you wore your hair REALLY high.

    You live within 10 minutes of at least four different diners.

    You've eaten a Boardwalk cheesesteak with vinegar fries.

    You have a favorite Atlantic City casino.

    You refer to all highways and interstates by their numbers.

    Every year you have at least one kid in your class named Tony.

    You know the location of every clip shown in the Sopranos opening credits.

    You know that people from North Jersey go to Seaside Heights, and people from Central Jersey go to Belmar and people from South Jersey go to Wildwood.

    You weren't raised in New Jersey -- you were raised in either North Jersey, Central Jersey or South Jersey.

    You don't consider Newark or Camden to actually be part of the state.

    You've never pumped your own gas.

    You know what became of the 13th Leeds child. And have seen him one time while camping.

    Your car is covered with yellow-green dust in April ann May.

    You say "water" weird. (Or so I've been told)

    You can't believe MTV went to Seaside Heights.

    You've made a meal out of Tastycakes, Herr's potato chips, and Pennsylvania Dutch Birch Beer.

    You know that people from the 609 area code are "a little different".

    You know where Olga's Diner is on rt 70.

    You went to StoryBook Land as a kid.

    You haven't moved out of state soley for the reason you know the food is that bad everywhere else.

    WHIPOORWILL!! WHIPOORWILL!!

    Every time someone in Hollywood makes fun of Jersey, you're mad and proud at the same time.

    You remember Caldor.

    You don't know that in every other state, people get their licenses when they're 16.

    You know what pork roll is.
     
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    Originally Posted By cape cod joe

    You know you live in a golf community when people say good morning and don't ask "How are you doing?" but they ask "How are you hitting them?"
     
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    Originally Posted By threeundertwo

    You know you live in California when:

    You make over $250,000 a year and still can't afford a house.

    It's sprinkling outside, so you leave for work an hour early to avoid all
    the weather-related accidents.

    Your child's third grade teacher has purple hair, a nose ring, and is
    named Breeze.

    You have a very strong opinion about where your coffee beans are grown,
    and can taste the difference between Sumatran and Ethiopian.

    You know which restaurant serves the freshest arugula.

    A really great parking space can move you to tears.

    The guy in line at Starbucks, wearing the baseball cap, sunglasses, and
    looks like George Clooney, IS George Clooney.

    Your car insurance costs as much as your house payment.


    It's sprinkling out, and there's a report on every news channel about "THE
    STORM!"

    Over 85% of the cities, towns, and streets start with San, Los, El, La,
    Santa, De La, or De Los.

    Two overcast days in a row drive you mad.

    A family of four owns six vehicles.

    Everyone who lives here knows that hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and
    snowstorms are way worse than earthquakes, which are, after all, over
    almost as soon as you realize what's happening.

    Even if the store is across the street, you drive there.
     
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    Originally Posted By trailsend

    You know you're from Atlanta when

    you see the Runaway Bride and it IS her.

    you pull up to The Varsity off I-75 and you have arrived at the world's largest drive-in that accommodates 600 cars and over 800 people at a time
    <a href="http://www.thevarsity.com/" target="_blank">http://www.thevarsity.com/</a>.

    that huge mountain of stone you see on the horizon is real ~ it's Stone Mountain.

    the dome of the Capitol building is made of gold from the hills of Dahlonega.

    you swear you can hear Prissy saying, "We got to have a doctor, I don't know nuthin' 'bout birthin' babies!"
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    4B9213BC</a>
     
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    Originally Posted By wendebird

    lol, I live in California & can't relate to any of post #15.
     
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    Originally Posted By trekkeruss

    <<You know you're from Hawaii when:>>

    ...Spam, the luncheon meat is considered one of the food groups.
     
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    Originally Posted By wendebird

    >>You make over $250,000 a year and still can't afford a house.<<

    This is so funny, I haven't stopped thinking about it since I read it. We don't even make 1/4 of that a year.

    Where in CA do you find a job that pays that much, lol. Enquiring minds want to know.

    I'm thinking this is maybe a So Cal/Bay Area type list maybe?
     
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    Originally Posted By TALL Disney Guy

    You know yer in Kentucky when in winter it's 20 degrees one day and 60 the next---repeat as nature desires.
     

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