Monday, August 3, 2009

You Know You're From New England...

Spring in New England--those are my cars, and this is why I still keep an ice scraper in the car year round

I found this list on Facebook. There is actually a group there called "You Know You're From New England." This stuff is all true--when I first read it, I realized that I still marvel at all the free parking out west.

You know you're from New England if...

-your local Dairy Queen is closed from September through May.

-someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don't work there.

-you use the word "wicked"

-you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time.

-you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number.

-if you hit deer on a regular basis.

-you know that the things you need to start a campfire are matches, newspaper, tinder, sticks, fuel logs, and spent motor oil.

-you find a snowmobile as a reasonable means of transportation for 4 months out of the year.

-you consider 65 degree ocean water "warm."

-all of the potholes just add excitement to your driving experience.

-if your car is parked outside because your snowmobiles get parked in the garage.

-chocolate sprinkles will forever be known as "Jimmies."

-"Vacation" means going anywhere south of New York City for the weekend.

-you've been to Cape Cod.

-stop signs mean slow down a little bit, but only if you feel like it.

-$15 to park is a bargain.

-you can go from one side of your hometown to the other in less than 15 minutes and see at least 15 losers you graduated with doing the exact same thing they were doing the last time you saw them.

-you keep an ice scraper in your car year 'round.

-you've pulled out of a side street and used your car to block oncoming traffic so that you can make a left.

-you've been to Six Flags New England.

-if you know that its not really "Six Flags New England"... but "Riverside".

-you know what a whoopie pie is.

-you measure distance in hours.

-you know what "Shaw's" is.

-everyone in town over 50 goes to Florida between October and April.

-you know several people who have hit a deer more than once.

-you think Vermont has the best skiing in the world.

-you have switched from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back again.

-you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching.

-you know what a bubbler is and you drink soda and pop someone in the face.

-you stay on the same road long enough, the name will change at least 3 times.

-someone has honked at you because you didn't peel out as soon as the light turned green... Or you have honked at someone because they didn't peel out as soon as the light turned green.

-you go to camp every year.

-you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both unlocked.

-you carry jumpers in your car and your wife knows how to use them.

-you refer to 6 inches of snow as a "dusting."

-you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

-the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph -- you're going 80, and everybody is passing you.

-you could own a small town in Montana for the price of your house.

-there are 25 Dunkin' Donuts within 20 minutes of your house.

-driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.

-you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction.

-you have more miles on your snow blower than your car.

-you find 10 degrees "a little chilly."

-you've ever gone candlepin bowling.

-you think 3 straight days of 90 degree weather is a heatwave.

-the transportation system is known as the "T," subway is just a fast food place.

-your town or a neighboring one has a rotary/circle/roundabout.

-someone says "Patriot" and you immediately think of the football team.

-you meant to go to CVS, but you miss the turn by five feet and wind up at Walgreens; look across the street, and decide you'd better go to Brooks instead.

-a Crown Victoria = undercover cop.

-you keep tire chains in your car at all times.

-your first motorized vehicle with four wheels was an ATV.

-you have ever put studded tires on your street racer.

-Sox-Yankees games are a life and death matter.

-there is a town green in the middle of your town.

-you refuse anything but real maple syrup.

-you regularly drive on roads that are as narrow and windy as a deer trail.

-you have ever missed school due to "Mud."

-you can choose exactly where your Senator sits on a political party map... Democrats on the Left, Republicans on the right... and that one little white dot in the middle is where our Senator sits.

-you ever have been asked in a school hallway if you have Duct Tape on you.

-you think if somebody's nice to you, they either want something or they are from out of town and probably lost.

-you know how to cross 4 lanes of traffic in 5 seconds.

-you know that a yellow light means that atleast 5 more cars can make it through before it turns red.

-you get pissed off when people assume New York is part of New England.

-you actually understand these jokes.

-you've skipped a day of school to go to the Big E, or... you've taken a field trip to the Big E

-a yellow light means "You can make it if you go a little faster"

-a red light/stop sign means STOP... but only if you want to

-the first day after winter that's it sunny outside, you roll down all the windows of your car and pretend its summer, and even though its still 30 degrees, you refuse to roll up your windows.


Judy said...

I like the one about going from one side of town to the other in 15 minutes and the losers. Sounds like here. I don't think I could cope with the weather there though.These are all funny.

Nan said...

Man, oh man, are these ever true! I've read a few before but not all. I'm going to print out the list. Some just amazed me - I think of them as everywhere, but apparently not. Thanks so much for this.