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Thursday, September 21, 2006


You know you're from Washington when:

You feel guilty when you don't recycle.

You use the phrase "sun break" and know what it means.

You know more than 10 ways to order coffee.

You know more people who own boats than air conditioners.

You feel overdressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant.

You've stood on a deserted corner in the rain waiting for the "Walk" Signal.

You understand that if it has no snow or has not erupted, it is not a real mountain.

You can taste the difference between Starbuck's, Seattle's Best, Veneto's, Peet's, and Tully's.

You know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye salmon.

You consider swimming an indoor sport.

You are well versed in the difference between Japanese, Chinese and Thai food.

In winter, you go to work in the dark and come home in the dark -- while only working eight-hour days.

You never go camping without waterproof matches and a poncho.

You are not fazed by "Today's forecast: showers followed by rain," and "Tomorrow's forecast: rain followed by showers."

You have no concept of humidity without precipitation.

You can point to at least two volcanoes, even if you cannot see through the cloud cover.

You notice "the mountain is out" when it is a pretty day and you can actually see it.

You put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 50, but still wear your hiking boots and parka.

You switch to your sandals when it gets about 60, but keep the socks on.

You've actually used your mountain bike on a mountain!!

You think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists.

You knew immediately that the view out of Frasier's window was fake.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Washington.


At 21/9/06 21:05, Blogger Zita Louise said...

Okay, those were funny except that maybe you better specify that only half of those apply to all of Washington. Being an East side Washingtonian, I can laugh at all the rain jokes but I mildly resent the fact that people think all of Washington is like your side of the mountains. We actually get all four seasons here.
Anyway, I liked them. Fun stuff.
I'm Karendil, by the way. I was exploring the link list on Leah's blog. Hi.

At 25/9/06 16:16, Blogger Jennifer said...

KARENDIL!!!! I know you!!!! Elisabeth, Karen knows the other Elisabeth who I thought you were and she's also from the message board that you said, "What message board?" to when the whole confusion came up!!! Woot! Fun stuff. I'm so glad we got that

At 28/9/06 13:50, Blogger Elisabeth said...

um...I'm so confused.

At 28/9/06 23:36, Blogger Jennifer said...

I think I am too...hee hee. I'll explain it to you sometime over the phone....Or IM...Whatever comes up first. It'll be easier. I wonder if I'll ever learn to talk straight. I think I'm a lost

At 2/10/06 14:57, Blogger Beefloaf said...

LOL....Cmplete lol:)

At 3/10/06 15:04, Blogger jolygood said...

I really am laughing out loud right now...Jenn you are too much fun. Poor Elisabeth. It's not her fault there's altogether too many around here. ;D


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