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Member No.: 564
Joined: 28-January 06
1. Speed limits are just suggestions
2. You take a major highway to school (95, 66,28, etc)
3. You constantly complain about there being nothing to do, even though you are right next to the nation's capitol
4. You have at least 2 friends who have no idea what their parents do because its "top secret" government work
5. 50% of your senior class plans on going either to Mason, JMU, Tech or UVA
6. When people ask where you're from, you tell them DC because its easier to explain
7. You've never told someone you're from Virginia without putting "northern" in front of it
8. When you and your friends get bored you all whip out your cell phones and start playing with them
9. Its not actually tailgating unless your bumper is touching the car in front of you.
10. A yellow light means at least 5 more cars can get through.
11. A red light means 2 more can.
12. It takes you 30 minutes to drive 10 miles
13. Your local news is national news
14. If you hear the word "sniper" one more time you're going to slap someone
15. You actually know what the black boxes at stoplights are for
16. Even if your high school is only a year old, its already overcrowded
17. You have over 500 students in your graduating class
18. Despite the fact that Virginia fought for the south in the Civil War, you are NOT, under ANY circumstances, a "southerner"
19. You are friends with people from at least 2 other high schools
20. You know at least 2 people who drive a mercedes, BMW, Lexus, etc.
21. The cars in the student parking lot are woth 3x those in the teacher parking lot.
22. You are amused by visiting relatives who are actually excited to see Washington DC
23. You are amazed when you go out of town and the people at McDonalds speak english
24. You can cross 4 lanes of traffic in under 30 seconds
25. There are at least 3 malls within 20 minutes of your house
26. There are at least 6 Starbucks within 20 minutes of your house
27. You or someone in your family has a Smart Tag
28. Homework/Extra credit for a class has been to visit a museum in DC
29. When traveling, you have your choice of 3 airports
30. You don't actually like the Redskins/Wizards (except when Jordan was playing)
31. An inch of snow and you miss 3 days of school
32. All the potholes just add a little excitement to your driving experience
33. Stop signs mean slow down a little, but only if you feel like it
34. A rich white kid driving a BMW while blasting rap music is a common occurance
35. You call things "ghetto" even though in most of the rest of the country it'd be high class
36. You or most of your friends have a 3 car garage
37. You don't actually keep your cars in it.
38. When you were driving on the beltway at 2:13am on a Tuesday there was still traffic
39. Crown Victoria = undercover cop
40. A slow driver is someone who isn't going at least 10mph over the speed limit
41. You understand the meaning of "If you don't get it, you don't get it"
42. Subway is a fast food place. The transportation system is known as Metro, and only Metro
43. You've taken a wrong turn somewhere late at night and ended up in a bad part of DC (ex. Anacostia)
44. Most of Loudoun County is the "middle of nowhere"
45. They just tore down the old farm house across the street and put 12 new houses in its place
46. The word Hfstival actually means something to you
47. Someone has honked at you because you didn't peal out the second the light turned green.
48. You've honked at someone because they didn't peal out the second the light turned green.
49. Rush hour lasts all day
50. For the cost of your house, you could own a small town in Iowa
51. Helicopters and airplanes flying above your neighborhood is a normal occurance.
52. 9:30 isnt just a time, its a place. (It's a club in downtown DC)
53. If you stay on the same road long enough, it will eventually have 3 new names.
54. You have to dial the area code to call your neighbor
55. You live 5 minutes from at least 2 high schools, but you go to one thats 30 minutes away.
56. You know at least 3 alternate routes to avoid sitting at a stop light.
57. You can't pull up to a 7-11 without seeing at least one cop, and usually there's another cop sitting not too far away.
58. You refer to distances in minutes, not miles.
59. When you put on your turn signal to change lanes, the people next to you speed up.
60. Talking on metro in the morning is prohibited
61. Your school was just renovated. Then torn down. Then rebuilt, this time the size of a strip mall. Then renovated again. It still has no ceilings.
62. All of your friends work at coffee shops.
63. You've seen Williamsburg so many times you just don't give a damn anymore.
64. Tourists who are actually EXCITED about seeing museums D.C. are just strange.
65. You know what exhibits are at the Smithsonian all year long.
66. You actually know where to see and IMAX film.
67. You know what IMAX is.
68. It takes you longer to drive to DC then bike, but you wouldn't EVER do that!.
69. More people in the phone book are asian then caucasian.
70. People in Korea know where you live, but the rest of the state doesn't.
71. Tourists know how to get around DC better then you do because you would never be seen with a DC map out.
72. From first grade-middle school, the word "field trip" is synonymous with "crappy planetarium".
73.The idea that people somewhere in Virginia have pick up trucks on their lawns, and say "y'all" in every sentence is horrifying.
74. Everyone talks about how theyre going to get the hell out of these lame N. VA suburbs, and no one ever does.
The Material Girl
Member No.: 39
Joined: 4-December 03
Awww, this is a cute idea!!!!!
So, here I go.....and before I posted this, I made sure these were all true things that I had done. *giggle*
You’ve ever worn shorts at Christmas time.
You pronounce Lafayette as “Laffy-ette” not “La-fy-ette.”
You learned to drive a boat before you could drive a car.
You offer somebody a “coke” and then ask them what kind: Coca Cola, Dr. Pepper, Pepsi, 7Up?
You can name all your 3rd cousins.
Every so often you have waterfront property.
When giving directions you use words like “uptown, downtown, backatown, riverside, lakeside, northshore, westbank, down the bayou or across the river”.
The crawfish mounds (or ponds) in your front yard have over taken the grass.
When you refer to a geographical location "way up North," you are referring to places like Shreveport, Little Rock or Memphis, "where it gets real cold."
You've ever had Community Coffee.
You can pronounce Tchoupitoulas but can't spell it. (also, Thibodaux, Opelousas, Ponchartrain, Ouachita, Atchafalaya)
You don't worry when you see ships riding higher in the river than the top of your house.
You judge a po-boy by the number of napkins used.
The four seasons in your year are: crawfish, shrimp, crab, and King Cake.
You don't learn until high school that Mardi Gras is not a national holiday.
You believe that purple, green and gold look good together.
Your last name isn't pronounced the way it's spelled.
You know what a nutria rat is but you still pick it to represent your baseball team.
You have spent a summer afternoon on the Lake Pontchartrain seawall catching blue crabs.
You like your rice and politics dirty.
You know those big roaches can fly, but you're able to sleep at night anyway.
You assume everyone has mosquito swarms in their backyard.
You realize the rainforest is less humid than Louisiana.
When out of town, you stop and ask someone where there is a drive-through Daiquiri place, and they look at you like you have three heads.
You have flood insurance.
You push little old ladies out of the way to catch Mardi Gras throws.
You leave a parade with footprints on the top of your hands.
Your sunglasses fog up when you step outside.
No matter where else you go in the world, you are always disappointed in the food.
You get up in the morning and start cooking a pot of rice before you give any thought to what you'll fix for dinner.
You call tomato sauce "red gravy."
You eat sno-balls instead of throwing them.
Your not afraid when someone wants to “ax you something”
You don’t realize until high school what a county is (we're the only state that has parishes)
You can list all the ingredients of a Gumbo or a Jambalaya.
When you’re in Baton Rouge you know the difference between the old bridge and the new bridge
You’ve ever had to wait for the bridge to come down so you can get home.
You’ve ever been to a wedding and someone either danced in a #3 washtub or with a broom and this was considered normal
You have an ice box.
You know when it’s appropriate to use “Tony Chachere’s”
You sit down to eat boiled crawfish and your host says "Don't eat the dead ones" and you know what he means.
You refer to Louisiana winters as "gumbo weather."
You know what roux is
Also check out Monster Hospital by Mena and Me! Cletus, Take those Druggies Down!We are best friends like Amoxicillin and Clavulanic Acid.
Red Sorceress to Poetry's Entice
Member No.: 65
Joined: 5-December 03
Ahahah, man, these are so funny! I tried to pronounce 'Lafayette' that way, but I am not sure I can figure it out.
You consider every other nation's food simply disgusting.
Highways have just two lanes, but you can go at 130Km/80Mph (soon to be 150Kph/95Mph on three lanes highways).
Been told not to drive in a good way, results in a big, personal offence.
Tell a woman she's cute can be a sex offence.
You can build an house wherever you want and in a couple of year it will be fixed by a law and a little fee.
Marriages, Christmas and Last year's eve ALWAYS mean a big indigestion.
You have Berlusconi as president either if you never met someone who has voted him.
You honk when people you don't know marry.
You eat pasta at least one time a day.
You see you need a back-kick to get a job.
Monster Hospital is up now in the Lads section, by Ambrosia and Mena!
Check out also:
All Yesterday's Tomorrows /White Lies & Wild Nights/ Dark Light Tales/ LOFTERS/ Moonstone Legacy/ Chosen/ London calling/ Spilled Coffee/ Having Faith/ In Her Eyes/ Knocked Up
<--- Cletus taking a druggie down.
Member No.: 571
Joined: 7-March 06
HA! I love this thing...
You drive for three hours and the scenery outside doesn't change.
There's three feet of snow on the ground and school is still in session.
You only go to the mall once a year 'cause it takes too long to get there.
While driving all you see is corn.
People still have Christmas decorations up at Easter.
You start saying to yourself "More than corn in Indiana my butt."
Anyone with a cell phone looks out of place.
Walking through Wal-Mart with two carts full of kids is normal.
Wnyone with a tan is rich.
The hip hang-out place is McDonald's.
There really is more than corn in Indiana. There?s soybeans, too.
When you plan an orgy and a Euchre game breaks out.
A restaurant has an invisible wall in the non-smoking section and you believe it works.
Speeding consists of 2 miles over the speed limit.
You think you don't have to use a turn signal on your car because you don't use it on your tractor.
You build your dream house on a cornfield, and you considered it posh.
You warsh your clothes and you think George Warshington was the first president.
You're proud to be called a Hoosier, even if you don't know what one is.
You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "Terre Haute"
Detassling was your first job. Bailing hay, your second.
You can stack hay, swim in the pond to clean off, and then have the strength to play a couple of games of hoops all in the same day.
You say things like "catty-wumpus" and "kitty-corner".
You own a dirtbike or a ATV.
You live in a city ... and there's a cornfield in your backyard.
High school basketball game draws a bigger crowd on the weekend nights than movie theaters.
You can see at least 2 basketball hoops from your yard.
You can name every one of Bob Knight's "exploits" over the last few years.
You shop at Marsh.
Damon Bailey was your childhood hero.
The biggest question of your youth was "IU or Purdue?"
Indianapolis is the "big city".
"Getting caught by a train" is a legitimate excuse for being late to school.
People at your high school chewed tobacco.
Everyone knows who the town cop is, where he lives, and whether he is at home or on duty.
You actually know what the CART vs IRL debate is about and have taken a side.
To you, a raccoon is simply a "coon".
The vehicle of choice in your area is not a car, but a pickup.
Someone you know is BIG John Mellencamp fan.
You've been to the Covered Bridge Festival.
To you, a tenderloin is not an expensive cut of beef, but a big, salty, breaded piece of pork served on a bun with pickles.
You call a green bell pepper a "mango".
Sometimes, you call the toilet the "commode" or the "stool".
In the fall, one of your favorite pranks was corning cars.
You know what FFA and 4H stand for.
You know what chip-and-seal is, and your high school was located on just such a road.
You go the county fair every night of it's week-long duration.
You can say "French Lick" without laughing out loud.
There's actually a college near you named "Ball State."
The last "g" is silent in any word ending in "ing."
You think the state Bird is Larry.
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(yes Kat I kinda took that from you )
Member No.: 581
Joined: 27-April 06
Oh these things are great!
You know you live in NORTHERN WISCONSIN (specifically Ashland) when:
You literally can't go any farther north without stumbling into Lake Superior.
The weekend culture consists of Friday night fish fries.
There are more bars and churches than anything else in town, and the churches are usually outnumbered.
If you're not a Packer fan, you're probably one of those "damn Vikings fans."
If somebody pronounces Brett Favre's last name wrong there will be hell to pay!
People complain about 3 things:
1. how bad the roads are
2. how the city doesn't do enough road construction work, and/or
3. how annoying it is that all this road construction work is going on
The highway speed limit changes to 25mph in town and it pisses everyone off to no end.
The only business that stays open all night is Wal-Mart... and a couple of gas stations. (woohoo nightlife)
Anything that's popular in the rest of the world becomes a fad here about a year after the fact.
Movies which open in theaters on their actual release date (in the rest of the world) take an extra week or so to get here.
You either love or hate country music... there's little "middle ground."
You have to drive to Duluth, MN to find anything.
To you, Duluth is a big city.
Christmas lights/decorations stay up indefinitely.
The 4 seasons are Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Road Construction.
40-degree weather means you throw on a sweatshirt.
It isn't cold until Lake Superior is froze over, at which time the ice races begin every Sunday afternoon.
If it's the middle of winter and a warm spell hits (e.g. 40-degree weather), it's not uncommon to see people shoveling snow wearing shorts.
If you bring gloves or mittens to a snowball fight, you're a pansy.
A football game isn't considered good unless it's snowing.
Tailgating is a way of life.
School is rarely cancelled for snowfall... usually, it's cancelled when the roads are so icy that bus drivers start going into ditches. These cancelations, however, are still called "snow days."
I guess school is also closed when it hits 50 below zero, but not every time. And these are also still called "snow days."
90% of people own an ATV, a snowmobile, and/or a boat.
In many cases, said recreation vehicle cost more than the person spent for their car or truck.
4th and 5th streets cease to exist halfway through town. Nobody ever thinks about this.
You can refer to "Main Street" or "second street" or "downtown" and everybody understands that you mean the same thing, but for some reason this confuses tourists.
Tourists never understand why the lake is sometimes green or brown striped in the bay area.
You're born with the ability to pronounce "Chequamegon" as the locals do.
Everybody fishes or has fished at one time.
Fishing is a valid excuse for the mass consumption of beer.
The same applies to deer hunting--if you don't do it, you know somebody who does.
Nearly everyone you know has had an auto accident involving deer. Scratch that, EVERYONE you know has had an auto accident involving deer.
You know what a UPer is.
More than half of Jeff Foxworthy's "you might be a redneck if" jokes actually apply to your family.
You've walked past the "diamonds" and fished from the oredock, which is now closed for safety issues.
I'm breaking in a new keyboard, so I have this great excuse for typos.
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