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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

You know you are an Oregonian when..

You throw an aluminum can in the trash and feel guilty. Oh my gosh, YES!

You only honk your horn if collision is imminent and never for anything else.

You consider something a "hill" (not a mountain) if it doesn't have snow on it or has not recently erupted, regardless of its altitude.

You consider "etiquette" a foreign word.

Most of your friends are from California. (or have at least lived there at one time in their lives)

You find a wallet with $500 and give it back to the owner. Is this true of Oregonians?

You used to live somewhere else but won't admit it publicly.

You've ever ordered a half caff/decaf, nonfat mocha grande with sugar-free cranberry whip (or you know what it is at least).

You know a bride & groom that registered at REI.

If someone ran your car off the highway, you might drown.

You'd be miffed if the store was out of your favorite brand of water.

Every day is casual Friday (even Sundays at church).

You hear the word "ferry" and think of boats and long waits.

You think skiing always means being covered from head to toe, in snow or water.

You know that Boring is a town and not just a state of mind. (Although, and I know this because I spend many hours a week in this town, it does help you get to that state of mind and is sadly worthy of it's name.)

Have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.

You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit under a raincoat.

You return from a California vacation depressed because "all the grass was dead."

You remember the date, severity, time of day, where you were, and how long you were out of power and phone service for every winter weather event in the last five years. HAHAHA!!! Yep.

You have called your insurance agent to ask if your homeowners policy covers falling trees, flooding, or mud slides.

You never go camping without waterproof matches, ponchos, and mattress pads that double as flotation devices.

You believe swimming is not a sport but a survival skill to prevent boating deaths.

You own more than 10 articles of clothing that have the names of microbreweries/brewpubs printed on them.

You think downtown is "scary" because you were panhandled there, once. (This is only true for half the state. I do not fall under this but I know some people who do. Pretty funny.)

You replace your hiking boots with Birkenstock or Teva sandals when the weather gets above 60 degrees.

You believe people who use umbrellas are wimps or Californians, or both.

You actually get these jokes.


Lisa Pietzold said...

I love it! Very funny!

Holli said...

I love these and sadly relate to about 85% of them. My favorite is the one about thinking people who use umbrellas are wimps. Soo many times I have gone "geesh folks, it was just a little rain and now you are in my way as you stand there trying to close your umbrella" HA HA!!!

Ben, Kelly and Sophie said...

Tabs, you made me and Ben laugh. Of course, I'm sure we don't understand all of these, being foreigners.

The Anders said...

Too funny! I posted "You know you are from the NW if..." yesterday as well! How random is that!

Roxanna said...

All so true!!!

Krista said...

After careful review of this list...
I fear I am slowly becoming less of an Oregonian. AAAAHHHHH!!! Time to move back?? haha.