Monday, January 28, 2008

You Know You're a Floridian If . . .

As a born and bred Florida Girl, I love this! It makes me homesick. Had to share. So it has nothing to do with Waldorf or Homeschooling. So what. =) =)

You Know You're a Floridian If . . .

- You never use an umbrella because you know the rain will be over in five minutes.

- A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store, but everything to do with shade. (Amen)

- Your winter coat is made of denim.

- You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.

- You're younger than thirty but some of your friends are over 65.

- Anything under 70 is chilly. (Yes -- and winter up here s-u-c-k-s)

- You've driven through Yeehaw Junction.

- You could swim before you could read.

- You have to drive north to get to The South.

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

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

- You dread love bug season.

- You are on a first name basis with the Hurricane list. They aren't Hurricane Charley, Hurricane Frances..but Charley , Frances , Ivan and Jeanne.

- You know what a snowbird is and when they'll leave.

- You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty average.

- You were twelve before you ever saw snow, or you still haven't. (Real snow - like over an inch? I was 28)

- 'Down South' means Key West.

- You think New York drivers licenses should only be valid in New York.

- Flip-flops are everyday wear, shoes are for business meetings and church . . .but you HAVE worn flip flops to church before. (Just for the record, I have not done this. My Grandmother would skin me alive if I wore flip-flops to church. You see, we're Southern Baptist. If you were from Florida, that would be explanation enough.)

- Sweet tea can be served at any meal.

- You smirk when a game show's 'Grand Prize' is a trip or cruise to Florida.

- You measure distance in minutes. (Ok - all kidding aside. Doesn't everyone do this? Seriously?)

- You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and one sweatshirt.

- You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.

- A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.

- You know the four seasons really are: hurricane season, love bug season, tourist season and summer.

- Anything under 95 is just warm.

- You've hosted a hurricane party. (FSU. Junior Year)

- You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee , Ichnatucknee , Withlacoochee and Micanopy.

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

- Bumper stickers on the pickup in front of you include: various fish, NRA, NASCAR, Go Gators, and a confederate flag. (Go Noles!)

- You were 5 before you realized they made houses without pools.

- You were 25 when you first met someone who couldn't swim.

- You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas. (Yes. There is a photo of my family, on my wall - everyone in shorts and tank tops and the writing on the back says "Dec 1984." )

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

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