Wednesday, June 25, 2008

You Know You're a Floridian If...

Here's a few good ones, courtesy of Vitiamin Sea:

1. Socks are only for bowling.

2. You never use an umbrella because you know the rain will be over in five minutes.

3. A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store, but everything to do with shade.

4. Your winter coat is made of denim.

5. You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.

6. Anything under 70 degrees is chilly.

7. You've driven through Yeehaw Junction.

8. You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix.

9. Every other house in your neighborhood had blue roofs in 2004-2006.

10. You know that anything under a Category 3 just isn't worth waking up for.

11. You are on a first name basis with the Hurricane list. They aren't Hurricane Charley or Hurricane Frances. You know them as Andrew, Charley , Frances , Ivan and Jeanne, Wilma too.

12. You dread love bug season.

13. You know what a snowbird is and when they'll leave.

14. You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty average.

15. 'Down South' means Key West .

16. Flip-flops are everyday wear. Shoes are for business meetings and church, but you HAVE worn flip flops to church before.

17. You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and one sweatshirt.

18. You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls. (arrrgh!)

19. A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.

20. You know the four seasons really are: hurricane season, love bug season, tourist season and summer. (What about Christmas?)

21. You've hosted a hurricane party.

22. You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee , Withlacoochee and Micanopy. (Don't forget Econlockhatchee)

23. You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat, than have a boat yourself.

24. You were 25 when you first met someone who couldn't swim.

25. You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas and New Years.

26. You recognize Miami-Dade as ' Northern Cuba.

And I'll add some of my own...

27. You don't actually PAY to go see a live alligator (same goes for seashell souvenirs).

28. You don't make u-turns on any Florida interstate grass median. They may LOOK solid, but you know better.

29. "Full sun" on any plant growing description really means "Florida shade/partial shade"


OhioMom said...

LOL ... thanks for the giggles :)

jojo said...

Well aren't you sweet to add me to your blog roll. :) i thought i would post here that yes you need to go to oprah's website and on the main page is a teeeeny tiney link to Suze's book. You have to do it by today at 5 pm or it ends. :)

I love this florida post. I think i did see it at vitamensea blog. I'll have to think of a few!

Just the Right Size said...

Jojo, drat I missed the deadline. Damn those website blockers at the office! ;-(

Yes, I posted that list courtesy of Vitiamin Sea. Fla natives RAWK!

(originally from Bradenton and hubby is from Key West)

VitaminSea said...

Hey!! great to meet another Fla Native! Glad you stopped by my site, sorry about not coming by earlier... we've had company and everything around here has been nuts!

I got this list from another friend of mine who lives near West Palm Beach. She's a native, too!

Just the Right Size said...

Vitiamin Sea, I love your sense of humor! Thanks for stopping by!

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