Wednesday, February 20, 2013

a TRUE Floridian . . .

25 Ways to know if you are a TRUE Floridian...

1. Socks are only for bowling.

2. You never use an umbrella because 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. You're younger than thirty but some of your friends are over 65.

7. Anything under 70 degrees is chilly.

8. You've driven through Yeehaw Junction.

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

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

11. You dread love bug season.

12. 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, Jeanne, Wilma, Irene, Cheryl, Rita, Mary, Alison

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.

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.

21. You've hosted a hurricane party.

22. You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee , Withlacoochee , Thonotosassa and Micanopy.

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

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

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


  1. There is actually 105 listings for Seattle but for fun here are the first 30.

    1. You know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Enumclaw and Issaquah.
    2. You consider swimming an indoor sport.
    3. You keep snow chains in your trunk but they've never been used.
    4. You see a person carrying an umbrella and know they must be a tourist.
    5. Eating seafood isn't anything special.
    6. Your lawn is mostly moss and you don't really care.
    7. Your daily commute to work involves riding a ferry.
    8. You know the difference between "showers followed by rain" and "rain followed by showers".
    9. The sight of Mt. Rainier is still awe inspiring.
    10. You're extremely picky about your coffee.
    11. You yell at the TV if they pronounce the name of a city wrong or make an inaccurate Seattle reference on "Frasier".
    12. You rarely wash your car because it's just going to get muddy again tomorrow.
    13. You wouldn't dream of putting an air conditioner in your house.
    14. You go to Eastern Washington to get some sun.
    15. You can drive from your home to a lake, a river or the Puget Sound in 20 minutes or less.
    16. You've seen or know someone who has seen Bigfoot.
    17. You remember where you were on May 18th, 1980.
    18. You get a terrible sunburn on the first really nice day of summer.
    19. You look forward to SeaFair and all its related activities.
    20. You take a heavy coat and a hat with you for a day at the beach.
    21. You have learned to assume Christmas will be rainy, not white.
    22. You've owned the same bathing suit for years because you never have a chance to wear it out.
    23. You still can't believe the new Seahawks stadium is open air.
    24. Your phone book contains a tide table.
    25. You only visit the Space Needle if you need someplace to take out of town guests.
    26. You or someone you know works at Boeing or Microsoft.
    27. You "Do The Puyallup" every year.
    28. You feel guilty throwing something away that could be recycled.
    29. You use the word "sunbreak" and know what it means.
    30. You know more than 10 ways to order coffee.

  2. Funny! That list is right on! I wasn't born in Florida but after 32 years living here, I feel like a native! ((Hugs))

  3. Hi Marge;

    Love the Floridian list, especial #30! ;-} You made my day start with a chuckle. Have a great weekend my friend. Hugs

  4. That should have read "especially #30" lol!!