Pacific Northwest According 2 Jeff Foxworthy

  1. 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
    Veneto's.

    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).

    30. You actually understood these jokes and will probably forward them.

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  3. by   NewOrderPsychoFan
    Quote from Franemtnurse
    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
    Veneto's.

    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).

    30. You actually understood these jokes and will probably forward them.
    Great list, and so true!!!!!!!!
    # 18... there is a town in Oregon called Boardman... lived there and boy is it errr hehe.. boring!
    Last edit by NewOrderPsychoFan on Oct 8, '05
  4. by   zambezi
    As someone who lives in the Pacific Northwest- I totally understood the whole thing. The coffee parts hit home with me. We have at least one drive through coffee stand per every mile radius. And they do taste differet- it's crazy. I was just thinking this morning about how when I work nights I drive to and from work when it is light and when I work days I drive to and from work in the dark. That the the rain is already starting and I use A/C and the heater all the time in the same day. sigh...the whole things hits home...that and I have already forwarded it.
  5. by   VivaLasViejas
    Me, too!! I can relate to all of it..........especially the 'seasons' part (summer=road construction ). Summer also means field burning here in the Willamette Valley (cough, choke) and winter means at least three straight weeks of low clouds, temps in the 30s, and dry conditions known as the "inversion layer". (And people wonder why there's a lot of SAD here........ )
  6. by   tencat
    LOL! It's all so TRUE! I read it to my husband and he laughed.
    I'll tell ya, no one in the Southwest knows ANYTHING about making a good latte! Sigh......but I sure don't miss the rain and dark!
  7. by   Antikigirl
    *once every 2 weeks in 'construction season' contemplate what the bright orb in the sky is and what its purpose is?
    *sunscreen and sunglasses are purchased yearly because you can't ever find the 'save spot' you placed them last!
    *See spring flowers and know that the first part of rain season is just starting!
    *Know that blonde, dark, amber, red, pale, and brunette are refered to more often to beer than women!
    *organize the clothes in our closets by causual wet day, causual cold/wet day, multipurpose wet causual, and formal dry suits!
    *"Rain gauges? We don't need no stinkin' rain guages!"
    *Will hunt down and terrorize a weather forcaster if they get showers confused with heavy rain!
    *Know a tourist by the way they prounounce "Willamette", "Deschutes", "Oregon", and "Clatskanie".
    *Our emergency kits come with floatation devices!


    GOTTA LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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