You might be from Arizona if........

  1. You Know you are in ARIZONA when........

    * You buy salsa by the quart.

    * Your Christmas decorations includes a half a yard of sand and 100 paper bags.

    * You think that a red light is merely a suggestion.

    * You wish you bought stock in the orange barrel business.

    * All of your out-of-state friends start to visit after October but
    clear out come the end of April.

    * You think someone driving wearing oven mitts is clever.

    * Most of the restaurants in your town have the first name "El" or
    "Los".

    * You think six tons of crushed rock makes a beautiful yard.

    * You've signed so many petitions to recall governors that you can't remember the name of the incumbent.

    * You notice your car overheating before you drive it.

    * Your house is made of stucco and has a red clay tile roof.

    * You can say Hohokam and people don't think you're laughing funny.

    * You no longer associate bridges (or rivers) with water.

    * You see more irrigation water on the street than there is in the Salt River.

    * You know a swamp cooler is not a happy hour drink.

    * You can say 115 degrees without fainting.

    * Every other vehicle is a 4X4

    * You can be in the snow, then drive for an hour and it will be over 100 degrees.

    * Vehicles with open windows have the right-of-way in the summer.

    * You have to go to a fake beach for some fake waves.

    * People break out coats when temperature drops below
    70.

    * You discover, in July, that it only takes two fingers to drive your
    car.

    * The pool can be warmer than you are.

    * You can make sun tea instantly.

    * You can admit in a crowd that you voted for Nixon and would again and most of them will nod in agreement.

    * People will drive over a hundred miles just to see snow.

    * You run your air conditioner in the middle of winter so you can use your fireplace.

    * Most people will not drink tap water unless they are under dire
    conditions.

    * Most homes will have more firearms then people.

    * Kids will ask "What's a mosquito?".

    * People with black cars or have black upholstery in their car are
    automatically assumed to be from out-of-state or nuts.

    * You notice the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.

    * The AC is on your list of best friends.

    * Monday Night Football starts at 7:00 instead of 9:00

    * You realize that Valley Fever isn't a disco dance.

    * You can finish a Big Gulp in 10 minutes and go back for seconds.

    * Hotter water comes from the cold water tap than the hot one.

    * You can (correctly) pronounce the words: "Saguaro", "Tempe", "GilaBend","San Xavier", "Canyon de Chelly", "Mogollon Rim", "Cholla", and "Ajo".

    * It's noon in July, kids are on summer vacation, and not one person is moving on the streets.

    * You actually burn your hand opening the car door.

    * Sun screen is sold year round, kept at the front of the checkout
    counter, a formula less than 30 spf is a joke, and you wear it just to go to Circle K.

    * Some fool can market mini-misters for joggers and some other fools will actually buy them.

    * Hot air balloons can't go up, because the air outside is hotter than the air inside.
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   Brownms46
    :roll:

    You have just stopped in my tracks from making my next assignment AZ..!
  4. by   Rustyhammer
    you might be from Arizona if you can recognize the tourists because they actually have tans. (too hot in Az to get in the sun.)
  5. by   jayna
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    you might be from Arizona if you can recognize the tourists because they actually have tans. (too hot in Az to get in the sun.)
    :roll
  6. by   kewlnurse
    Seriously, how hot does it get, I love the friggen heat, maybe cuz it's soo damn cold here (the beta blockers I take make it worse). when it's 80 degrees here, which is rare, and 95% humidity i'm on the golf course and I'm loving it.
  7. by   Andy S.
    Well, today was 112 degrees and single digit humidity (Phoenix).
    Got to love it! :angryfire
  8. by   Brownms46
    Originally posted by Brownms46
    :roll:

    You have just stopped in my tracks from making my next assignment AZ..!
    Man who would have thought I would be taking this one back!! I'm guess I experience all of the above...especially this one...

    "* People with black cars or have black upholstery in their car are
    automatically assumed to be from out-of-state or nuts."
  9. by   Rustyhammer
    You might be from Arizona if you have a huge fire in your back yard. (Our thoughts are with you guys).
    -Russell
  10. by   Andy S.
    Thanks Rustyhammer!

    My parents live about an hour or so (Winslow)from the fire and the smoke in town lifts about noon. People with resp trouble are having troubles breathing even that far away. So far it is 0% contained! Right now they are just trying to save structures and houses.
    Only time will tell the rest of the story
  11. by   prmenrs
    Kewl--you don't REALLY want to go to Phoenix, honey! Triple digit is almost the norm there. And every summer, the Phoenicians come to San Diego anyway, so you might just as well come here! If you want hot, live in El Cajon!
  12. by   Brownms46
    Hey Kewl...as one Buffaloian to another...I will let you know how it is...if I can still type with my burnt fingers...:chuckle. I'm even send you a pic of the golf course...

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