Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tuesday Humor from the Pacific Northwest

We know you are from the Pacific Northwest if...

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 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

10. You know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye Salmon.

11. You know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Issaquah, Oregon, Yakima,
and Willamette.

12. You consider swimming an indoor sport.

13. You can tell the difference between Japanese, Chinese, and Thai food.

14. In winter, you go to work in the dark and come home in the dark- while
only working eight-hour days.

15. You never go camping without waterproof matches and a poncho.

16. You are not fazed by 'Today's forecast: showers followed by rain,' and
'Tomorrow's forecast: rain followed by showers.'

17. You have no concept of humidity without precipitation.

18. You know that Boring is a town in Oregon and not just a state of mind.

19. You can point to at least two volcanoes, even if you cannot see through
the cloud cover.

20. You notice, 'The mountain is out' when it is a pretty day and you can
actually see it.

21. You put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 50, but still
wear your hiking boots and parka.

22. You switch to your sandals when it gets about 60, but keep the socks on.

23. You have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.

24. You think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists.

25. You buy new sunglasses every year, because you cannot find the old ones
after such a long time.

26. You measure distance in hours.

27. You often switch from 'heat' to 'a/c' in the same day.

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

29. You know all the important seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Raining
(Spring), Road Construction (Summer), Deer & Elk Season (Fall).


Bish Denham said...

What a hoot! Numbers 8 and 16 crack me up. In the Virgin Islands the daily forecast is: "Partly cloudy skies with scatter showers, today, tonight and tomorrow. Winds variable from 10 to 15 knots."

David Batista said...

Heh, heh. Good one. Here in NYC we ignore the "Walk" signal, would think someone wearing a poncho and *not* using an umbrella is a tourist, and own multiple AC units in our homes but not one boat!

However, we *do* know the difference between Japanese, Chinese, and Thai foods too.

Funny list. Made my morning. :)

Kelly said...

Ha! Cute, Kim!
Now which company's coffee do you prefer???

Kim Kasch said...

I love Starbucks' coffee but I also love Seattle's best because whenever I get a mocha, they put a long piece of chocolate on top - YUMMY - perfect way to lure in a chocoholic.

jone said...

Hilarious~~Love the state flowers and the 10 ways to order coffee.

adrienne said...

So funny! Switching from heat to A/C in the same day is something we have to do here in So. Cal, too.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I had no idea:) Great advice for tourists:)

Brenda said...

Love your seasons! thanks for the laugh..

Rena said...

Great list! I'm originally from Southern California, so living in the northwest is still fairly new to me. What I don't think I'll ever get used to is how in July, it's still light until nearly 11pm at night. To me, that's just darn weird!

Kim Kasch said...

Oh Rena, I love that it's light until late. I'd almost move to Alaska - at least for half the year - so I could have it light until morning and then light again. But that 30 days of night would be too creepy for me, especially after seeing the show.

Nora MacFarlane said...

Ha! Mildew is the state flower - what a riot!!!

FrecklesandDeb said...

Great fun, Kim! I could relate to every single one!

Amy Tate said...

You live in a part of the country where I've never set foot - but would love to. Maybe someday I'll get there.

Kim Kasch said...

Deb: You live in Washington - right? I think it's even more gray and wet there. Me and my husband lived in Seattle for 3 years when we were first married - like the song says, "a long, long time ago".

Amy: It is one of the most beautiful places in the world: the Willamette Valley and we are so close to the ocean, desert, and mountains - we have it all!