Where My Heart Is...
December 6, 2007 5:19pm CST
THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ACCORDING TO JEFF FOXWORTHY 1. You know the state flower............. (Mildew). 2. You feel guilty throwing aluminum cans or paper in the trash. 3. Use the statement "sun break" and know what it means 4. You know more than 10 ways to order coffee. 5. You know more people who own boats rather than air conditioners. 6. You feel overdressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant. 7. You stand on a deserted corner in the rain waiting for the "Walk" Signal. 8. You consider that if it has no snow or has not recently erupted, it is not a real mountain. 9. You can taste the difference between Starbucks, Seattle's Best, and Veneto's. 10. You know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Issaquah, Oregon, Yakima, and Willamette. 11. You consider swimming an indoor sport. 12 You can tell the difference between Japanese, Chinese and Thai food. 13. In winter, you go to work in the dark and come home in the dark- while only working eight-hour days. 14. You never go camping without waterproof matches and a poncho. 15. You are not fazed by "Today's forecast: showers followed by rain," and "Tomorrow's forecast: Today's forecast followed by showers."16. You have no concept of humidity without precipitation. 17. You know that Boring is a town in Oregon and not just a state of mind. 18. You can point to at least two volcanoes, even if you cannot see through the cloud cover. 19. You notice, "The mountain is out" when it is a pretty day and you can actually see it. 20. You put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 50, but still wear your hiking boots and parka. 21. You switch to your sandals when it gets about 60, but keep the socks on. 22. You have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain. 23. You think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists. 24. You buy new sunglasses every year, because you cannot find the old ones after such a long time. 25. You measure distance in hours. 26. You often switch from "heat" to "a/c" in the same day. 27. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a raincoat. 28. You know all the important seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Raining (Spring), Road Construction (Summer), Deer, and Elk season (Fall). 29. You know the difference between ...Chinook, Coho and Sockeye salmon. 30. You actually understood these jokes, and will probably forward them. ******************************************* But Jeff missed one... the Washington State bird is... the SLUG!LOL! Kidding!
• United States
11 Dec 07
We have many friends and several family members who have moved to Arizona... I like to visit, but I can't go for more than a few days without humidity... and that 'dry heat' is still HEAT! I like plenty of rain, and not much outside of 40-70 degrees... I'm a Spring and Fall person, so I'm in the right place!