From th Northwest

  1. My cousin in Seattle sent this one--I think my fellow northwesterners can relate!!

    > You're probably from the Northwest if you:
    > - Feel guilty throwing aluminum cans or paper in the
    > trash.
    > - Use the statement "sun break" and know what it means.
    > - Know more than 10 ways to order coffee.
    > - Know more people who own boats than air conditioners.
    > - Feel overdressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant.
    > - Stand on a deserted corner in the rain waiting for the
    > "Walk" signal.
    > - Consider that if it has no snow or has not recently
    > erupted,
    > it's
    > not a real mountain.
    > - Can taste the difference between Starbucks, Seattle's
    > Best
    > Coffee,
    > and Veneto's.
    > - Know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye
    > salmon.
    > - Know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Issaquah,
    > Oregon, and Willamette.
    > - Consider swimming an indoor sport.
    > - Can tell the difference between Japanese, Chinese, and
    > Thai
    > food.
    > - In winter, go to work in the dark and come home in the
    > dark-while only working eight-hour days.
    > - Never go camping without waterproof matches and a
    > poncho.
    > - Are not fazed by "Today's forecast: showers followed by
    > rain,"
    > and
    > - "Tomorrow's forecast: rain followed by showers."
    > - You can't wait for a day with "showers and sun breaks."
    > - Have no concept of humidity without precipitation.
    > - Know that Boring is a town in Oregon and not just a
    > state of
    > mind.
    > - Can point to at least two volcanoes, even if you can't
    > see
    > through
    > the cloud cover.
    > - Say "the mountain is out" when it's a pretty day and you
    > can actually see it.
    > - Put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 50,
    > but
    > still
    > wear your hiking boots and parka.
    > - Switch to your sandals when it gets above 60, but keep
    > the
    > socks
    > on.
    > - Have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.
    > - Think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or
    > tourists.
    > - Knew immediately that the view out Frasier's window was
    > fake.
    > - Buy new sunglasses every year, because you can't find
    > the old
    > ones
    > after such a long time.
    > - You measure distance in hours.
    > - You often switch from "heat" to "a/c" in the same day.
    > - You use a down comforter in the summer.
    > - Your grandparents drive 65 mph through 2 feet of water
    > during a raging rainstorm without flinching.
    > - You carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows
    > how to
    > use
    > them..
    > - You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit under a
    > raincoat.
    > - You know all the important seasons: Almost winter,
    > Winter,
    > Still
    > raining, Road construction, Deer season,and Elk season.
    > - You actually understand these jokes and forward them to
    > all
    > your friends in the Northwest.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   srose
    great post! those are all so true...should i be embarrassed or proud that i'm from seattle and nearly all of that applies to me?

    i'ved live here for two years now, and i guess that makes me officially a native

    :chuckle
  4. by   micro
    I have only been a tourist to Seattle and love the rainy days.....
    and the sea gulls........

    the midwest......not tonight.......but hey, the cynical, sarcastic mind that micro has.......
    fellow midwesterners will be able to relate or they will bring out their rifles and just go micro hunting............

    hey, kewl nurse....are you there....
    do not wanna become a redneck, honorary...........it is only by genetics and the environment...........
    please no one get me wrong.....rednecks are great.....truly great.....but wish it on no one...............

    micro and out.......

    k' please micro digresses all threads........

    this one folks is about the Northwest and Seattle.......
    cool land and territory...........
    Pike's Market and the hill.........
    the ocean
    and the gulls.............

    but micro is only a tourist yet to be.........

    so keep on you true Northwesterners........
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    hilarious. i am only a "transplant" here but love it so much i never want to leave. it took a couple years to get used to the strange weather, but once i did, i came to love it!
  6. by   kids
    I was raised across the Sound from Seattle...husband the Okie has never been there. We are taking our anniversary weekend to my HS reunion in Poulsbo and I'm planning to drag him allove the waterfront on Sunday.

    Yes, I'm taking shorts...and my rain coat.
  7. by   Brownms46
    This post made me :chuckle...because doing travel assignment in and around Seattle for 4yrs...made understand and agree with just about everything written..

    I enjoyed living, and working in Seattle for the most part, and I definitely left my heart there...in more ways than one..

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