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    Originally Posted By cape cod joe

    Wende--On the cape- it was in the paper last week that to be able to afford the cheapest house here (250000) you have to make at least 125K combined family income so three under might have meant a NICER house as it's about the same cost of living there as here.
    The average family income here is only around 60K so it's tough for the majority of people who work in the services like WDW to afford to own.
     
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    Originally Posted By threeundertwo

    "Only 14 percent of all California's households can afford to buy a home, a drop of 5 percent compared to a year ago.

    According to a California Association of Realtors report released Thursday, 19 percent of all households in the state could afford to buy a house in December 2004. In December 2005, the statewide median price of a home was at $548,430. In the Bay Area, the median price of a home in December was $713,000 compared to $659,000 a year earlier.

    The minimum household income needed to purchase a median-priced home at $548,430 in California in December was $134,200, based on an average effective mortgage interest rate of 6.33 percent and assuming a 20 percent down payment, according to CAR."

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    Originally Posted By cape cod joe

    Three---I think that's why people flipped with the 250K income can't afford a house. Like at the Ridge here, anything decent is over a mill. Ours is 5000 square feet, 6 beds, 4 baths, on the 5th, across from club house on Country Club Rd. and it probably is edging up toward the 1.5 mill mark and our income is not in the 250K range YET (earned income).
    You put our house on Carmel Bay where my friend wants to move, and it's around 10 million. California is crazier than Mass here for sure.
    Your link though does show that for 250K income you should be able to afford something in the mill range.
     
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    Originally Posted By DDMAN26

    You know you're from Milwaukee when:

    You've been to the Rep and could smell beer, brats, and kraut.
    That would be Repetory theatre.

    You drive around with little Green Bay Packers flags on your car.

    You and your friends spend all day Sunday drinking at the bar, bashing the Cubs.

    You don't know that Schlitz, Blatz, and Pabst aren't brewed in Milwaukee anymore
    Not entirely true anymore

    You know people who have tied dead animals to the hoods of their cars.
    Thankfully I haven't

    You know what a "Supper Club" is.

    You've eaten beer, brats, and kraut for breakfast.
    Guilty as charged

    You think "The Safe House" is better than Disneyworld.
    Cool place but not better

    You won't let a car from out of state go faster than you.

    No matter where you go you see the Jesus Car - and can't understand what's coming out the speakers

    You cruised Hwy 100 or Sherman Ave

    To you, Martin Luther King Drive is still 3rd St. and Cesar Chavez Drive is still 16th St
     
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    Originally Posted By DDMAN26

    You know you're from Wisconsin when:

    You can taste a difference in cheese made somewhere else

    You own at least one tie with a or peice of jewelry with a Green Bay Packer theme

    You can find and pronounce : Eau Claire, Oconomowoc, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha, and La Crosse, Fond du Lac.

    You can correctly spell Milwaukee.

    You know what "bubbler" means.

    At least one of your family members works / worked in a cheese factory.

    A holstein cow outside of Wisconsin makes you miss home.

    You can taste the difference between apples grown up north and the ones that you can buy in the south.

    When talking about the Green Bay Packers you refer to them as "we".

    When the weather hits 0 degrees you decide that maybe it's time to get out a jacket instead of a sweatshirt.

    The family gets together every week for fish fry at the local pub.

    You know what a brat is, and they're at every outdoor event that your family has ever had.

    You know how to make a very good sled out of normal household items.

    Your love you outdoor pool because of how it doubles as an ice skating area during the winter.

    You can tell the difference between the smell of cow manure and pig manure.

    You have watched Fargo and not noticed an accent.

    You drive around with the air conditioning on until it hits 30 degrees, because it just was so darn hot outside.

    The local paper needs 6 pages to cover the Packers... in July!

    Your best shirt has a big letter G on it.

    You've said "Of course they'll win. They're God's team."

    You think it's nice enough to swim when the temperature hits 50.

    You family owns a "winter car" while the "good one" sits in the garage from Nov-Apr.

    Your put ketchup on a charcoal grilled NY strip steak.

    You live in a house that has no front steps, yet the door is one yard above the ground.

    You think everyone from south of Madison has an accent.

    You can identify a Michigan accent.

    Down South to you means Chicago.

    Traveling coast to coast means going from Superior to Milwaukee.

    You can make sense out of the words "upnort" and "Trivers".

    You have to go to Florida to get a tan in August.

    You consider Madison exotic.

    You can visit Luxemburg, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Berlin, New London & Poland all in one afternoon.

    You can recognize someone from Illinois from their driving.

    You buy cat litter every winter, but you don't own a cat.

    At least twice a year, the kitchen doubles as a meat processing plant or cannery.

    You know what to do with a Blatz.

    You don't have a coughing fit from one sip of Pabst Blue Ribbon.

    Bucky the Badger hangs on your Christmas tree even if you didn't go to University of Wisconsin Madison.

    You're a member of the Polar Bear Club and proud of it.

    You can use the word "ya der hey" easily in a sentence

    You hear someone use the words "uff-dah" and you don't immediately break into uncontrollable laughter.

    Your whole family wears green and gold to church on Sunday.


    You know how to polka


    You know what a FIB is and can spot them a mile away.

    You think of the major four food groups as cheese, beer, brats and Jell-O salad with marshmallows.


    You have eaten a cow pie at the State Fair.


    Country Kitchen is the place to meet after the party

    You have ever seen or played in a "broom ball" game.

    You have ever partied at Summerfest, Festa Italiana, German Fest, Irish Fest, Oktoberfest, or all of the above.

    You or someone you know was a "Dairy Princess" at a county fair.

    You can't be friends with a Vikings fan

    Your idea of diversity is having black, white, and brown co
     
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    Originally Posted By threeundertwo

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    ult.aspx?pageid=17&pagealias=Detail&ListingID=40353570</a>

    Here's a million dollar house in my neck of the woods. Not exactly a palace!
     
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    Originally Posted By cape cod joe

    26-three-OMG! You've got to be kidding!
    postage size lot and no room to boot.
    You've got to get out of there:(
     
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    Originally Posted By TALL Disney Guy

    You know yer from Kentucky when:

    No matter how much you think you talk normally, when you head up North they all think you talk like a redneck
    (I do get comments on my accent sometimes, lol)

    Your English teacher says things like "Y'all" and "Ain't Got None"

    The best restaurant in town is the Cracker Barrel
    (dunno about "the best", but it shore is purty dern good!)

    No matter how bad UK's basketball team is, you still believe they'll pull it off and make it to the Final 4
    (yup, lol)

    You still believe the South should be its own nation
    (love bein' southern)

    You believe the Civil War was not a fair fight

    It's not an uncommon site to see a fat man in overalls and a cowboy hat drivin' down the road in a beat up Chevy with a confederate flag hangin' off the back with music from Johhny Rebel blastin' out of his radio
    (plenty o' fat men in cowboy hats 'n overalls in pickups 'round these here parts, lol)

    Biscuits, gravy, and grits is your favorite breakfast
    (well, biscuits 'n butter fer me...and bacon and sausage and pancakes and French toast and scrambled eggs with cheese and toast and orange juice...)

    Wakin' up with coons and squirrels on your back porch is not an uncommon thing (seen 'em both, lol)

    To you, huntin' aint killin', its sorta like grocery shoppin'

    You own at least 10 country or southern rock cd's
    (you should see all the country albums I have, lol)

    You only own a pair of church shoes and winter shoes
    (well, one or 2 more, lol)

    In the summer you don't wear shoes
    (I don't not wear 'em out in public, lol)

    Even your grandmother chews tobacco
    (nah, no 'baccer-chewers in muh fam'ly)

    You consider the northern part of the country "The Union"
    (dang "Yanks"...)

    A rebel flag doesn't symbolize racism to you
    (my middle school mascot was "The Rebel")

    Your church parking lot is filled with pickups

    The first words out of your mouth every time you see friends are "Howdy!", "HEY!" or "How Y'all Doin'?"
    (yep, lol)

    You actually know who Toby Keith, Brooks& Dunn, Keith Urban, Montgomery Gentry, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Garth Brooks, and George Straight are.
    (them, and plenty more!)

    A carbonated soft drink is a COKE, regardless of brand or flavor.
    (AMEN, lol)

    You refer to Louisville as "The Ville."
    (Well, never heard that'un buhfore)

    You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Kentucky.
     
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    Originally Posted By wendebird

    >>In December 2005, the statewide median price of a home was at $548,430. In the Bay Area, the median price of a home in December was $713,000 compared to $659,000 a year earlier.<<\

    That does explain a lot. CA is so HUGE. My neck of the woods has a median price of $270,000.

    Here's an example. This house is almost 1/2 the price of the link 2/3 posted & it comes with 6 acres!

    <a href="http://www.northstatehomes.com/property/property.asp?PRM_MLSNumber=06-978&PRM_MlsName=ShastaCountyCA" target="_blank">http://www.northstatehomes.com
    /property/property.asp?PRM_MLSNumber=06-978&PRM_MlsName=ShastaCountyCA</a>
     
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    Originally Posted By cape cod joe

    I'm moving:) Beautiful house.
     
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    Originally Posted By dltraveler

    >>..Spam, the luncheon meat is considered one of the food groups.<<

    I thought about putting that in, but I didn't want to gross mainlanders out...mmmm, spam musubi.
     

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