Author Topic: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...  (Read 331 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Peacemaker

  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,268
You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« on: March 11, 2015, 12:55:57 PM »
You know you're from Washington (state, not DC)

-You know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Enumclaw and Issaquah.
-You know all the important seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Raining (Spring), Road Construction (Summer), Deer & Elk Season (Fall)
-You buy new sunglasses every year, because you cannot find the old ones after such a long time.
-You know what "Jo-Jo's" are.
-You measure distance in hours.
-You think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists.
-You get a terrible sunburn on the first really nice day of summer.
-You can't make it two blocks without seeing a Starbucks.
-You can tell the difference between Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean and Thai food.
-You can taste the difference between Starbucks, Seattle's Best and Tully's.
-You become frightened by the bright yellow orb in the sky until the 9-1-1 operator tells you it's just the sun.
-You can't imagine living through a tornado or hurricane but you secretly think earthquakes are kind of fun.
-You can endure 100 days of rain and wind but an inch of snow means school cancellations in western WA.
-When you cross the mountains into eastern Washington and it feels like you entered a completely different country...
-When you live in a small town and when you try explain where you live, you eventually have to give up saying other larger towns around you and say "Oh, nevermind. Just NEAR Seattle."
-You say 'pop' instead of 'soda.'
-When you think wearing a hooded sweatshirt 11 months a year is normal.
-When you're out of state, people always ask you if everybody's suicidal.
-Smiling and waving at strangers is no biggie.
-Being pale isn't a big deal, because everybody is.
-You know that cow chip is a delicious cookie.
-Whenever someone visits from another state you always start a fight over the fact that we have more stuff started in washington than any other state. (Starbucks, Boeing, Microsoft, Costco, Sea's Best, ect.)
-You eat chinese/japanese/thai food all the time
-You feel a very close connection with British Canadians, as well as the Japanese
-An inch or less of snow means school is cancelled for one day for at least half of the Puget Sound. More then an inch and you're getting some serious time off. Unless you live in eastern WA where it can snow up to 26inch over night and school still isn't canceled.
-you notice that you have no accent what so ever...
-you get mad when people don't use their blinker
-you live "in the woods"
-you can identify 10 different apples by taste and smell only.
-you can smell the rain coming...
-You expect snow for Valentine's Day, not Christmas.
-When you visit another state and it rains...and all the other people around you run and scream while you continue to slowly walk around in your flip flops and shorts.
-You "Do The Puyallup" every year.
-You feel guilty throwing something away that could be recycled.
-You or someone you know works at Boeing or Microsoft.
- Anime and Manga is a pretty BIG thing, and you know of at least 10 different stores that have them.
- You know the difference between "showers followed by rain" and "rain followed by showers".
- The sight of Mt. Rainier is still awe inspiring.
- Your lawn is mostly moss and you don't really care.
- You have learned to assume Christmas will be rainy, not white.
- Your phone book contains a tide table.
- You still can't believe the Seahawks stadium is open air.
- You still can't believe the Seattle Sounders are the best soccer team in the league with the loudest fans, 30,000 in standing ovation every game even in the off season
- You use the word "sunbreak" and know what it means.
- You know more than 10 ways to order coffee.
- You never go camping without water proof matches and a poncho.
- You can point to at least 2 volcanoes even if you can't actually see them through the cloud cover.
- You often switch from heat to a/c in your car in the same day.
- You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit under a raincoat.
- You know how to pronounce geoduck and know that it doesn't quack or have feathers.
- You get upset when a store doesn't carry your favorite brand of bottled water.
- You go to work in the dark and come home in the dark even though you only have an 8 hour workday
- You realize no education is required to be a weatherman. Just make it up.
- You know what 'Sodo Mojo' is
- You think summer starts in July and winter in September
- You know you better enjoy the snow the first day it falls before the rain washes it away
- You own a barbeque that has rusted.
- You prefer one mountain range to the other
- When someone honks at you, you think they are trying to say "hi".
http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/you-know-youre-from-washington-when.452543153/
« Last Edit: March 11, 2015, 01:05:53 PM by Peacemaker »

Offline Justin Kissel

  • •|•|•
  • Protospatharios
  • ****************
  • Posts: 31,558
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2015, 12:57:58 PM »
You know you're from Pennsylvania when your drivers license says 'Pennsylvania' on it.


(am I doing it right? ;D )
We all have an El Guapo to face. Be brave, and fight like lions!

Form a 'brute squad' then!

Offline Peacemaker

  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,268
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2015, 01:08:48 PM »
You know you're from Pennsylvania when your drivers license says 'Pennsylvania' on it.


(am I doing it right? ;D )

Does this work for you?

You know you are from Pennsylvania when:
http://www.palmyra.pa.us/you_know.htm

    You have an uncontrollable urge to buy bread and milk when you hear the word "snow."
    You say the correct pronunciation LANG-kist-er instead of the mispronounced Lan-CAST-er, and LEB-en-in instead of the equally incorrect Leb-a-NON.
    You know the only way to make good fastnachts is to cook them in LARD.
    You live within two miles of a plant that makes potato chips, corn chips,pretzels, candy, or ice cream, or that packages turkeys, beans, or bologna.
    You can stop along the road to buy fruits, vegetables, or crafts on the "honor system."
    You know what REAL pot pie is.
    YOUR turkey has "filling," not "stuffing," and most certainly, NOT "dressing."
    You know that chicken corn soup from a fire house is the most nearly perfect food on earth.
    You say things like, "Outen the lights," "I'm calling off today," and "They're calling for snow."
    You've heard of distelfinks and hex signs.
    You only buy your beer and soda by the case.
    You think the roads in any other state are smooth.
    You know the Penn State cheer, and although you've never attended PennState, you are a most obnoxious Penn State fan. (WE ARE...ANNOYING!)
    Hearing horses clopping down a paved street doesn't bring you to the window to see what's going on outside.
    You never see any Confederate Flags, except on the Gettysburg Battlefield.
    You prefer Hershey's Chocolate to Godiva.
    You consider Pittsburgh to be "out west," and you know the fastest way to Philly is the Turnpike.
    School closings due to snow take the radio stations a half an hour to finish, because just about every town has its own school district.
    When someone says 1972, you think "Agnes," and when someone says 1979, you think "TMI."
    You call sloppy joes "barbecue."
    When it snows, they put cinders on the roads instead of sand.
    You can give directions to Intercourse with a straight face.
    Know that Yuengling is pronounced "Ying-ling," and believe that it really is a premium beer (which comes from growing up on Schlitz and Iron City).
    Have the Rolling Rock bottle memorized: "From the glass lined tanks of Old Latrobe, we tender this premium beer for your enjoyment. . . . "
    Know that Wilkes-Barre is pronounced "Wilks Berry."
    Can pronounce "Knoebels."
    Can pronounce (or spell) "Schuylkill."
    Live for summer, when street fairs signal the beginning of funnel cake season.
    Have a day off school on the Monday after Thanksgiving, which is the first day of hunting season.
    Never have to worry about being stuck in a ditch when it's snowing. -someone in a 4WD pickup with tow chains will be along shortly.
    Elect pro-life Democrats and pro-choice Republicans for Governor (i.e., Casey and Ridge)
    Frequently go "with," e.g., "You going to the market? Mind if I come with?"
    Refer to something as "a whole nother," e.g., "That's a whole nother issue."

Offline Justin Kissel

  • •|•|•
  • Protospatharios
  • ****************
  • Posts: 31,558
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2015, 01:13:29 PM »
Many of these are more Eastern-half/Philly-side based, but acceptable I suppose, as far as anyting related to Philly could be called acceptable. I have never in my life had "chicken corn soup from a fire house" though. Firehalls sell hoagies, not soup. Everyone knows that.  :P
We all have an El Guapo to face. Be brave, and fight like lions!

Form a 'brute squad' then!

Offline Papist

  • Patriarch of Pontification
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 12,746
  • Praying for the Christians in Iraq
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2015, 01:33:43 PM »
This is form an email that gets sent around to fellow New Mexicans Quite Often:

You know you are from New Mexico when

1. You can correctly pronounce words like Tesuque, Cerrillos, Acoma, Buena, Ocotillo, Cochiti, Pojoaque,Socorro and Isleta (and you actually know what or where they are!).
2. You have been told by at least one out-of-state vendor that they are going to charge you extra for international shipping.
3. You expect to pay more if your house is made of Adobe.
4. You can order your Big Mac with green chile.
5. You buy salsa by the half-gallon.
6. You know what it means when they say it's from Hatch.
7. Your Christmas decorations include "red Chiles, a half-ton of sand and 200 paper bags."
8. Most restaurants you go to begin with "El" or "Los."
9. You price shop for tortillas.
10. You have an extra freezer just for green Chile.
11. You consider Billy the Kid a state hero. (?)
12. You think six tons of crushed rock makes a beautiful front lawn.
13. You think the biggest perk to running for state legislature is that you could speed legally.
14. You pass on the left because that is the fast-lane.
15. You think Sonic is "America's Favorite Drive-in."
16. Your swamp cooler got knocked off your roof by a Dust Devil.
17. You either have been or know someone who has been abducted by aliens.
18. You can actually hear the Taos hum.
19. All your out-of-state friends and relatives ask if they can drink the water when they come to visit.
20. When someone says "Las Vegas" you think of a small New Mexico town in the northeastern part of the state.
21. You iron your jeans to "dress up."
22. You don't see anything wrong with drive-up window liquor sales.
23. Your other vehicle is also a pick-up truck.
24. Two of your cousins are in Santa Fe, one in the legislature, the other in the state penitentiary.
25. You know what it means when a waitress asks you whether you want "red or green."
26. You're relieved when the pavement ends because the dirt road has fewer potholes.
27. You see nothing odd when, in the conversations of the people in line around you at the grocery store, every other word of each sentence alternates between Spanish and English.
28. You've seen the bat flight at Carlsbad Caverns and have a t-shirt that says "Bats need friends, too!"
29. You know you are "special" because you're from the Land of Enchantment!
30. You've had Forts out in the desert or forest, which is also your back yard, so to speak.
31. You know what the night sky looks like full of stars and not pollution.
32. You've swam in an arroyo or an acequia..as a child or an ADULT!! LOL!
33. You've cooked an egg on the sidewalk.
34. You know what a horny toad is.
35. You can identify a quail, peacock, coyote, roadrunner, cricket, etc...by the sound they make.
36. You actually stop in the road when quail are crossing to wait for the whole "family" to get across. 
37. Your Walmart sells snow sleds in the summer for the White Sands...but you can hardly find them in the winter.
38. You've slept outside either on the trampoline, the back of a truck, or just in the yard with friends.
39. When going to the store; you ask everyone in the vehicle if they’re going to “get down” with you.
40. You love the smell of rain in the desert.
41. You've caught tadpoles every summer as a kid.
42. One of your favorite past times is rock hunting.
43. Your High School Biology teacher taught you how to identify all of the desert plants that you could get high off of, and how to do it.
44. You've been to Mexico just to party.
45. You know that Christmas and weddings would not be the same without biscochitos.
46. You know what bartering is, and how to do it in at least 2 different languages.
47. You could totally win on Survivor, because you've been doing all that hunting, fishing, hiking survival technique stuff since you were 5 out in your own back yard.
48. Your city cousins from out of state come and visit you and don't get it when "going to do something" to you means to go hunting, fishing, hiking and theirs is hanging out at the mall.
49. You spent your 4 years of High School saying you were leaving this hell hole and never coming back; and when you left, you realized that there's no place like New Mexico, and will probably decide to retire back home.

I would add:
1. You know what chile is, but you can't figure out, for the life of you, what's in chili.
2. You car has been stolen at least once.
3. Your Christmas lights are still up in April.
4. You know what "EEEEEEEEE" means.
5. The proper pronunciation is "Savun EElavun." (7-Eleven)
6. You are five-o-five all day every day, til the day you die.
7. You are tired of explaining that New Mexico is an actual state in the union.
8. You think green chile is the most acceptable topping for hamburgers and pizza.
9. Chipotle? Gross!!!
10. It's winter in the morning and spring in the afternoon.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2015, 01:34:03 PM by Papist »
You are right. I apologize for having sacked Constantinople. I really need to stop doing that.

Offline Peacemaker

  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,268
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2015, 02:10:11 PM »
I would of added to Washington

- When people ask what state you're from and you say Washington they always ask, DC? You then have to explain that Washington is Washington and DC is DC and that DC isn't even a state.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2015, 02:18:11 PM by Peacemaker »

Online Timon

  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,625
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: OCA
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2015, 03:24:03 PM »
Quote
You have an uncontrollable urge to buy bread and milk when you hear the word "snow."

sounds like georgia

1) you know youre from georgia when youre used to having TWO waffle houses on each exit. one to the left, and one to the right.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2015, 03:24:15 PM by Timon »
Even if we have thousands of acts of great virtue to our credit, our confidence in being heard must be based on God's mercy and His love for men. Even if we stand at the very summit of virtue, it is by mercy that we shall be saved.

— Chrysostom

BLOG

Offline Justin Kissel

  • •|•|•
  • Protospatharios
  • ****************
  • Posts: 31,558
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2015, 03:27:39 PM »
You know you're from Pennsylvania when you know what a 'keystone' is.
We all have an El Guapo to face. Be brave, and fight like lions!

Form a 'brute squad' then!

Offline Peacemaker

  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,268
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2015, 03:55:27 PM »
Quote
You have an uncontrollable urge to buy bread and milk when you hear the word "snow."

sounds like georgia

1) you know youre from georgia when youre used to having TWO waffle houses on each exit. one to the left, and one to the right.

I spent two weeks in Dublin GA. I really miss going to waffle house. You can't find good grits up here in WA. If you do manage to order grits, your friends look at you like you just escaped out of the loony-bin when you put butter in them. On that note, I'll never understand boiled peanuts.

Offline TheTrisagion

  • The Purple Demon is gonna get you if you don't watch out!
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 11,350
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Antiochian
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2015, 04:35:34 PM »
You know you're from Pennsylvania when your drivers license says 'Pennsylvania' on it.


(am I doing it right? ;D )

Does this work for you?

You know you are from Pennsylvania when:
http://www.palmyra.pa.us/you_know.htm

    You have an uncontrollable urge to buy bread and milk when you hear the word "snow."
    You say the correct pronunciation LANG-kist-er instead of the mispronounced Lan-CAST-er, and LEB-en-in instead of the equally incorrect Leb-a-NON.
    You know the only way to make good fastnachts is to cook them in LARD.
    You live within two miles of a plant that makes potato chips, corn chips,pretzels, candy, or ice cream, or that packages turkeys, beans, or bologna.
    You can stop along the road to buy fruits, vegetables, or crafts on the "honor system."
    You know what REAL pot pie is.
    YOUR turkey has "filling," not "stuffing," and most certainly, NOT "dressing."
    You know that chicken corn soup from a fire house is the most nearly perfect food on earth.
    You say things like, "Outen the lights," "I'm calling off today," and "They're calling for snow."
    You've heard of distelfinks and hex signs.
    You only buy your beer and soda by the case.
    You think the roads in any other state are smooth.
    You know the Penn State cheer, and although you've never attended PennState, you are a most obnoxious Penn State fan. (WE ARE...ANNOYING!)
    Hearing horses clopping down a paved street doesn't bring you to the window to see what's going on outside.
    You never see any Confederate Flags, except on the Gettysburg Battlefield.
    You prefer Hershey's Chocolate to Godiva.
    You consider Pittsburgh to be "out west," and you know the fastest way to Philly is the Turnpike.
    School closings due to snow take the radio stations a half an hour to finish, because just about every town has its own school district.
    When someone says 1972, you think "Agnes," and when someone says 1979, you think "TMI."
    You call sloppy joes "barbecue."
    When it snows, they put cinders on the roads instead of sand.
    You can give directions to Intercourse with a straight face.
    Know that Yuengling is pronounced "Ying-ling," and believe that it really is a premium beer (which comes from growing up on Schlitz and Iron City).
    Have the Rolling Rock bottle memorized: "From the glass lined tanks of Old Latrobe, we tender this premium beer for your enjoyment. . . . "
    Know that Wilkes-Barre is pronounced "Wilks Berry."
    Can pronounce "Knoebels."
    Can pronounce (or spell) "Schuylkill."
    Live for summer, when street fairs signal the beginning of funnel cake season.
    Have a day off school on the Monday after Thanksgiving, which is the first day of hunting season.
    Never have to worry about being stuck in a ditch when it's snowing. -someone in a 4WD pickup with tow chains will be along shortly.
    Elect pro-life Democrats and pro-choice Republicans for Governor (i.e., Casey and Ridge)
    Frequently go "with," e.g., "You going to the market? Mind if I come with?"
    Refer to something as "a whole nother," e.g., "That's a whole nother issue."
Are you implying that this is all not universal knowledge?  What barbarians must the rest of the country be!!!
« Last Edit: March 11, 2015, 04:35:47 PM by TheTrisagion »
Quote from: Mor Ephrem
Why can't you just take your spiritual edification like a man? 

Online Timon

  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,625
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: OCA
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2015, 05:15:33 PM »
Quote
You have an uncontrollable urge to buy bread and milk when you hear the word "snow."

sounds like georgia

1) you know youre from georgia when youre used to having TWO waffle houses on each exit. one to the left, and one to the right.

I spent two weeks in Dublin GA. I really miss going to waffle house. You can't find good grits up here in WA. If you do manage to order grits, your friends look at you like you just escaped out of the loony-bin when you put butter in them. On that note, I'll never understand boiled peanuts.

Boiled peanuts are one of my love languages.

And I know what you mean about the grits. I was in Midland, Texas a couple weeks ago and ordered cheese grits at a local brunch spot. They looked at me as if I had 6 heads. Ive also ordered sweet tea in Arizona before, and they laughed. I honestly dont think about it when I travel. I just order what I'm used to ordering.
Even if we have thousands of acts of great virtue to our credit, our confidence in being heard must be based on God's mercy and His love for men. Even if we stand at the very summit of virtue, it is by mercy that we shall be saved.

— Chrysostom

BLOG

Offline Porter ODoran

  • Erst Amish Appalachian
  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 4,937
  • Faith should; hope could; love would
    • Facebook page
  • Faith: GOAA
  • Jurisdiction: Catechumen
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2015, 09:16:14 PM »
You know you're from the Northwest when highways and store aisles alike are filled with adults wandering like kindergarteners.
In love did God create the world; in love does he guide it ...; in love is he going wondrously to transform it. --Abba Isaac

Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity. --Climacus

Offline vamrat

  • Vamratoraptor
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,368
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2015, 11:04:31 AM »
You know you’re from Nebraska when……

You graduated from a high school that had a geographical direction for a name.

You know exactly what and where Counciltuckey is, and you stay away from it.

You consider Omaha the one true capital.

You know what Marlon Brando, Henry Fonda, and Malcom X have in common.

You have visited the Amazon rainforest, the Antarctic circle, and the Sahara Desert all in a day.

You’ve hung out in a parking lot at least once.

At least 5 of your friends have sold steaks and made decent money doing it.

You have felt obligated to eat at least one Runza.

You know what “annexing” means.

You or someone you know has spotted one of the mysterious stray mountain lions.

You are sick and tired of being asked if you have electricity every time you step out of the state.

Snow Days have slowly become an endangered species.
You know what a Hy Vee is.

You know the seasons as: this is too hot to be fall, there’s supposed to be snow on the ground, why is there snow in April and it wasn’t this hot last summer!

You’ve attended a fundraiser where pancakes are involved.

You live on a street named after a dead guy.

You live either down a hill, on the slope of a hill, or on top of a hill.

You take construction into consideration when guessing how long it will take to get somewhere.

you know how to pronounce Beatrice, Norfolk and Kearney.

Back East means Chicago.

When people talk about a fly-over state, you think they’re talking about the pheasant season.

You think pheasants are the most beautiful bird in the world.

You know that the statue on the dome of the state capital is actually sowing seed – not bowling.

You can drive through towns like Wahoo with a straight face.

You miss the hog reports on the radio, even though you never owned any.

You don’t have to be told what “knee high by the Fourth of July” refers to.
You can’t figure out why Johnny Carson left in the first place.

You don’t understand why other states even bother to try raising beef.

You believe that the worst steak in Nebraska is still better than any other steak, anywhere.

You think the feedlot smells like money.

“Vacation” means going to Omaha for the weekend.

You know what the “sea of red & white” is
You wake up when it’s dark, and go to bed when it’s still light.

You know the difference between field corn and sweet corn when they are still on the stalk.

You fly your American flag at half-mast when the Cornhuskers lose a football game.

You call lunch “dinner” and dinner “supper.”

You really believe there is no place like Nebraska, and you are right.




Some of these are spot on (Norfwest, Counciltucky, Wahoo, and Slope of a Hill, Road Work) and others might be correct for the unfortunates out West.  Others, IDK.

Serious question, is hanging out in a parking lot that uncommon in other states?  I have hung out many a time in a parking lot.  I figured it was something everyone did.

Oh, and the Sower on the Capitol Building is hilarious if you have a dirty enough mind.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2015, 11:08:42 AM by vamrat »
Das ist des Jägers Ehrenschild, daß er beschützt und hegt sein Wild, weidmännisch jagt, wie sich’s gehört, den Schöpfer im Geschöpfe ehrt.

Offline TheTrisagion

  • The Purple Demon is gonna get you if you don't watch out!
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 11,350
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Antiochian
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2015, 11:17:44 AM »
Why would you hang out in a parking lot? Aren't there malls for delinquent kids to cause trouble in?

I always figured Nebraska was just big flat field of corn with nothing else there. You say there are hill there?
« Last Edit: March 12, 2015, 11:18:41 AM by TheTrisagion »
Quote from: Mor Ephrem
Why can't you just take your spiritual edification like a man? 

Offline vamrat

  • Vamratoraptor
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,368
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2015, 11:24:41 AM »
Why would you hang out in a parking lot? Aren't there malls for delinquent kids to cause trouble in?

I always figured Nebraska was just big flat field of corn with nothing else there. You say there are hill there?

There are lots of hills in Nebraska.  The house I grew up on was at the bottom of one, the one I am at not is on the slope.  I guess it gets more flat out West in some places.  We do have things other than cornfields.  There are soybean fields, cattle fields, sand fields where corn don't grow, and the Platte River which you might be able to grow rice in, but can't grow corn in for sure. 

I never analyzed why we hang out in parking lots.  It just tends to happen.
Das ist des Jägers Ehrenschild, daß er beschützt und hegt sein Wild, weidmännisch jagt, wie sich’s gehört, den Schöpfer im Geschöpfe ehrt.

Offline TheTrisagion

  • The Purple Demon is gonna get you if you don't watch out!
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 11,350
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Antiochian
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2015, 11:30:08 AM »
I just found this pic. Is this what you call hills in Nebraska?  This is what we call flat in PA. lol



This is what most of PA looks like with the exception of the Philly area.

« Last Edit: March 12, 2015, 11:34:09 AM by TheTrisagion »
Quote from: Mor Ephrem
Why can't you just take your spiritual edification like a man? 

Offline Justin Kissel

  • •|•|•
  • Protospatharios
  • ****************
  • Posts: 31,558
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2015, 11:39:16 AM »
Cue the people from Colorado saying: "Is that what you call 'mountains' in Pennsylvania? We call those 'gentle slopes.'"  :-X
We all have an El Guapo to face. Be brave, and fight like lions!

Form a 'brute squad' then!

Offline TheTrisagion

  • The Purple Demon is gonna get you if you don't watch out!
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 11,350
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Antiochian
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2015, 11:45:11 AM »
Cue the people from Colorado saying: "Is that what you call 'mountains' in Pennsylvania? We call those 'gentle slopes.'"  :-X
That is why I didn't call them 'mountains'. Although I love my state, I admit that we really just have the Appalacian Hill Range. :laugh:
Quote from: Mor Ephrem
Why can't you just take your spiritual edification like a man? 

Offline vamrat

  • Vamratoraptor
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,368
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2015, 11:55:16 AM »
They get pretty perilous in winter.
Das ist des Jägers Ehrenschild, daß er beschützt und hegt sein Wild, weidmännisch jagt, wie sich’s gehört, den Schöpfer im Geschöpfe ehrt.

Online Mor Ephrem

  • The Fourteenth Apostle and Judge of the Interwebs
  • Section Moderator
  • Stratopedarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 20,655
    • OrthodoxChristianity.net
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2015, 01:12:25 PM »
Serious question, is hanging out in a parking lot that uncommon in other states?  I have hung out many a time in a parking lot.  I figured it was something everyone did.

I've done it before.  I still do it now and then. 
"Do not tempt the Mor thy Mod."

Mor no longer posts on OCNet.  He follows threads, posts his responses daily, occasionally starts threads, and responds to private messages when and as he wants.  But he really isn't around anymore.


Offline Volnutt

  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 5,274
  • Lunacy loves company
  • Faith: Might become Orthodox
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2015, 07:56:07 PM »
The Alaskan master list (hopefully I don't have to annotate it lol)

1. Your idea of a traffic jam is 10 cars waiting to pass a motor home on the highway.
 2. "Vacation" means going to Anchorage for the weekend.
 3. You measure distance in hours.
 4. You know several people who have hit moose more than once.
 5. You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
 6. You use a down comforter in the summer.
 7. Your grandparents drive at 65 mph through 13 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching.
 8. You see people wearing hunting clothes at social events.
 9. You install security lights on your house and garage, and leave both unlocked.
 10. You think of the major food groups as: deer meat, beer, fish, and berries.
 11. You carry jumper cables in your car, and your girlfriend knows how to use them.
 12. There are 7 empty cars running in the parking lot at the grocery store at any given time.
 13. You know what Bunny Boots are.
 14. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
 15. You think sexy lingerie is tube socks and flannel pajamas.
 16. You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and construction.
 17. It takes you 3 hours to go to the store for one item, even when you're in a rush, because you have to stop and talk to everyone in town.
 18. You didn't know what the word "county" meant, and we were never taught about "area codes"... 907 is all you had to know
 19. You think bald eagles aren't that great
 20. You know to go to Best Buy a month after a CD release because that’s when it will FINALLY arrive in Alaska
 21. You wish seagulls came with a mute button
 22. You can go to McDonalds and order off the $1.50 menu which they feel is equivalent to the $0.99 menu
 23. You were appalled by the "Carrs-Safeway" merge a few years ago
 24. You have to have a raven cage around your trash to keep them out
 25. You go to school, work, or both in the dark and come out in the dark
 26. 30 degrees is shorts weather
 27. -10 is a bit nippy
 28. Buses leaving school are delayed because a bear is in the parking lot
 29. You tell people you live in an igloo for kicks
 30. You don’t swim in natural bodies of water for fear of swimmers itch or beaver fever...or leeches
 31. Having a moose in your front yard is a legitimate excuse for being late to school
 32. There is nothing like Matanuska Maid...who cares about Meadowgold, Dairyland and Viva!!
 33. You only go to the fair for turkey legs and a husky burger
 34. You refer to the continental US as the "lower 48"
 35. You get an attitude when you have to pay tax in the lower 48
 36. There is 4 feet of snow the night before school and you STILL have to go.
 37. If you don’t like the weather wait for 5 minutes and then go back out outside.
 38. You sleep through an earthquake like nothing ever happened; the only way you know is because the clock fell off the wall
 39. Salmon isn’t a delicacy, it's a staple
 40. Halibut is beer battered rather than cooked some fancy way
 41. 70 degrees is equivalent to 90 degrees in the lower 48
 42. You know who "Sleeping Lady" is
 43. During the winter you rarely use your freezer
 44. You think $4 for a loaf of bread is cheap
 45. A "cookout" is not all the time outside because it’s entirely too cold for all of that
 46. You
 don't sleep in the summer because it’s too short to miss a minute of it  47. Half your friends own a sled (snow machine) and you think people that call them snow mobiles are idiots
 48. You have been chased or know someone who has been chased by a moose at least once.
 49. You’ve seen the northern lights, and you know why they are such a "big deal"
 50. You know its all about the snow, DUH.
 51. You know that Cattle Company has the best potato soup there is.
 52. Your bedroom windows are covered in aluminum foil or black blankets.
 53. You know the two speed limits in Alaska: the ‘get outta my way limit’ and ‘taking cover limit’
54. You only watch the news when they
 announce the amount of the year’s dividend  55. Your school classes were never canceled because of ice
 56. You have to start your car at least an hour before you leave so most of the ice and snow will melt off by the time you leave
 57. You wear flips flops all year without getting sick
 58. You've never seen cotton or tobacco growing, but your neighbor has a 30 acre pot field
 59. You literally can’t leave the house without seeing some one you know.
 60. You know the term "studs" isn’t referring to hot guys.
 61. You have to ski in gym class
 62. You know who "Binki" was, made fun of that stupid Australian tourist, and was so sad when he died.
 63. You expect to see a moose crossing Tudor every time you drive down.
 64. You give up and tell people in the lower 48 that you DO live in an igloo and you DO have a pet polar bear named Mishka when they refuse to believe otherwise.
 65. You call someone without a crack in there windshield a tourist
 66. You remember what Showboats was and you’re little sad it's gone.
 67. When you go to the lower 48 you wonder where everybody's block heater cable is
 68. You've been to the Peanut Farm for a drink but refuse to tell anyone...ever     
 69. Combat fishing isn't a joke, it's a religion.
 70. You've seen a 2-month old moose get hit by a full-size van at 65 MPH, then get up and run off
 71. Two words "Korn Fritters"
 72. Your parents taking you trick-or-treating involves riding door-to-door in the car
 73. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2015, 07:56:45 PM by Volnutt »
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words. -Goethe

I once heard a monk say, “The person of prayer does not need to go any further than his own heart to find the source of all violence in the world.” -Fr. Stephen Freeman

Offline JTLoganville

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 3
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2015, 08:55:18 PM »
I have never in my life had "chicken corn soup from a fire house" though. Firehalls sell hoagies, not soup. Everyone knows that.  :P
Maybe "out west".

This time of the year in the midstate the firehouse fare is roast beef & oysters or turkey & oysters AYCE.

Offline Hawkeye

  • Διονύσιος ὁ Όμηρίτης
  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 722
  • Venerable Gregory (Ivan Neronov)
  • Faith: More Neronov than Avvakum
  • Jurisdiction: Old Rite Chapelist
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2015, 06:49:00 AM »
The Alaskan master list (hopefully I don't have to annotate it lol)
 ...
 2. "Vacation" means going to Anchorage for the weekend.
 3. You measure distance in hours.
 4. You know several people who have hit moose more than once.
 ...
 8. You see people wearing hunting clothes at social events.
 9. You install security lights on your house and garage, and leave both unlocked.
 ...
 11. You carry jumper cables in your car, and your girlfriend knows how to use them.
 ...
 14. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
 ...
 18. You didn't know what the word "county" meant, and we were never taught about "area codes"... 907 is all you had to know
 19. You think bald eagles aren't that great
 ...
 21. You wish seagulls came with a mute button
 ...
 23. You were appalled by the "Carrs-Safeway" merge a few years ago
 ...
 25. You go to school, work, or both in the dark and come out in the dark
 ...
 29. You tell people you live in an igloo for kicks
 30. You don’t swim in natural bodies of water for fear of swimmers itch or beaver fever...or leeches
 ...
 34. You refer to the continental US as the "lower 48"
 35. You get an attitude when you have to pay tax in the lower 48
 ...
 38. You sleep through an earthquake like nothing ever happened; the only way you know is because the clock fell off the wall
 39. Salmon isn’t a delicacy, it's a staple
 ...
 41. 70 degrees is equivalent to 90 degrees in the lower 48
 42. You know who "Sleeping Lady" is
 43. During the winter you rarely use your freezer
 44. You think $4 for a loaf of bread is cheap
 45. A "cookout" is not all the time outside because it’s entirely too cold for all of that
 ...
 48. You have been chased or know someone who has been chased by a moose at least once.
 49. You’ve seen the northern lights, and you know why they are such a "big deal"
 50. You know its all about the snow, DUH.
 ...
 52. Your bedroom windows are covered in aluminum foil or black blankets.
 ...
 55. Your school classes were never canceled because of ice
 56. You have to start your car at least an hour before you leave so most of the ice and snow will melt off by the time you leave
 ...
 59. You literally can’t leave the house without seeing some one you know.
 60. You know the term "studs" isn’t referring to hot guys.
 61. You have to ski in gym class
 ...
 63. You expect to see a moose crossing Tudor every time you drive down.
 ...
 65. You call someone without a crack in there windshield a tourist
 ...

Shucks. I only got 34. Must be because I live on the Southcentral coast.

5. You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.

What does "A/C" mean? :P

31. Having a moose in your front yard is a legitimate excuse for being late to school

On the contrary, it's no excuse at all.
Quote from: The Life of Ivan Neronov
[Ecclesiastics] conspired against him because they hated his teaching for its zealous emphasis on proper Christian conduct: with great courage he denounced all whom he saw behaving in an ungodly fashion... [As such] he was deprived of his priestly rank, bound in iron chains, and broken down in jails.

Offline Volnutt

  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 5,274
  • Lunacy loves company
  • Faith: Might become Orthodox
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2015, 07:21:46 AM »
Air conditioning

And you're right, it is no excuse!
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words. -Goethe

I once heard a monk say, “The person of prayer does not need to go any further than his own heart to find the source of all violence in the world.” -Fr. Stephen Freeman

Offline Hawkeye

  • Διονύσιος ὁ Όμηρίτης
  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 722
  • Venerable Gregory (Ivan Neronov)
  • Faith: More Neronov than Avvakum
  • Jurisdiction: Old Rite Chapelist
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2015, 08:18:09 AM »
Air conditioning

I kid, I kid. But seriously, no one I know has air conditioning. If you want it cooler, you turn the heater off.

And you're right, it is no excuse!

Shoo them away and go about your day.
Quote from: The Life of Ivan Neronov
[Ecclesiastics] conspired against him because they hated his teaching for its zealous emphasis on proper Christian conduct: with great courage he denounced all whom he saw behaving in an ungodly fashion... [As such] he was deprived of his priestly rank, bound in iron chains, and broken down in jails.

Offline Volnutt

  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 5,274
  • Lunacy loves company
  • Faith: Might become Orthodox
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2015, 08:19:54 AM »
Air conditioning

I kid, I kid. But seriously, no one I know has air conditioning. If you want it cooler, you turn the heater off.

Yeah, I agree. I just use a fan. We do have the AC in the car sometimes when it gets hot in the summer.
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words. -Goethe

I once heard a monk say, “The person of prayer does not need to go any further than his own heart to find the source of all violence in the world.” -Fr. Stephen Freeman

Offline Agabus

  • The user formerly known as Agabus.
  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,612
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2015, 08:46:13 AM »
This is sort of hyper local, but I can tell where someone is from in my parish (the county kind, not the church kind) based on how they pronounce the word "bayou."
Blessed Nazarius practiced the ascetic life. His clothes were tattered. He wore his shoes without removing them for six years.

THE OPINIONS HERE MAY NOT REFLECT THE ACTUAL OR PERCEIVED ORTHODOX CHURCH

Online TheMathematician

  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,816
  • Formerly known as Montalo
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: ACROD
Re: You Know You're from (Name of State) When...
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2015, 10:24:24 AM »
The word "hoagie" is one of the most terrible words on the planets. The smooch of which it refers to is called a sub.