You're from Florida if:

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by love-my-wolves, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    Front Royal, VA
    1. Socks are only for bowling.

    2. You never use an umbrella because you know the rain will be over in five minutes.

    3. A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store, but everything to do with shade.

    4. Your winter coat is made of denim.

    5. You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.

    6a. Anything under 95 is just warm.

    6b. Anything under 70 is chilly.

    7. You've driven through Yeehaw Junction.

    8. You could swim before you could read.

    9. You have to drive north to get to The South.

    10. You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix.

    11. Every other house in your neighborhood had blue roofs in 2004-2005.

    12. You've gotten out of school early on Halloween to trick or treat before it got dark

    13. You know that anything under a Category 3 just isn't worth waking up for.

    14. You dread love bug season.

    15. You are on a first name basis with the Hurricane list. They aren't Hurricane Charley, Hurricane Frances. ..but Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne.

    16. You know what a snowbird is and when they'll leave.

    17. You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty average.

    18. You were twelve before you ever saw snow, or you still haven't.

    19. 'Down South' means Key West

    20. You think New York drivers licenses should only be valid in New York.

    21. Flip-flops are everyday wear.

    22. Shoes are for business meetings and church,

    23. ...but you HAVE worn flip flops to church before.

    24. Sweet tea can be served at any meal.

    25. An alligator once walked through your neighborhood.

    26. You smirk when a game show's 'Grand Prize' is a trip or cruise to Florida

    27. You measure distance in minutes.

    28. You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and one sweatshirt.

    29. You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.

    30. A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.

    32. You think everyone from a bigger city has a northern accent.

    33. You know the four seasons really are: hurricane season, love bug season, tourist season and summer

    34. It's not soda, cola, or pop.
    it's coke, regardless of brand or flavor, 'What kinda coke you want?'

    35. You may be younger than thirty but some of your friends are over 65.

    36. You've hosted a hurricane party.

    37. You go to a theme park for an afternoon, and know when to get on the best rides.
    ( Space Mountain during the Electric Light Parade!)

    38. You understand the futility of exterminating cockroaches.

    39. You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee , Ichnatucknee and Withlacoochee

    40. You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat, than owning a boat yourself.

    41. Bumper stickers on the pickup in front of you include: various fish, NRA, NASCAR, Go Gators, and a confederate flag.

    42. You were 5 before you realized they made houses without pools.

    43. You were 25 when you first met someone who couldn't swim.

    44. You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas.

    45. You recognize Miami-Dade as ' Northern Cuba'.

  2. flakey chick

    flakey chick Songster

    May 3, 2007
    Oh my, so many of those...

    I swear anything below 70 is "freezing"
    I can pronounce all the words in 39 as well as Alachua.
    My students wear flip flops to class year round.
    I've gone barefoot on Christmas day.
    Definately used to alligators- all over campus and anything smaller than 6 feet is small.

    It did snow here when I was in second grade- the tiniest flurries that melted the instant they touched the ground. Our old yankie teacher was like "so what? get back to your school work". Then the principal announced that everyone was to leave class and go outside to experience the snow because they didn't know how long it would last. Our teacher didn't seem to grasp what a once in a lifetime experience it was. For many of my class mates, their parents had never seen snow.

    Also a resounding yes to 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 14, 22, 26, 33, 35, & 37
  3. RayP

    RayP Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    Gainesville Florida
    I would have to say yes to all of them, I just got out of the pool at 11:30 tonight when it was cool enough to go to bed, I have a 4 year old that has been swimming all her life, always throw a hurricaine party or go to one.
  4. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    Front Royal, VA
    Yep, and mine is
    46. You have to stop your car for gator crossing. [​IMG]

    47. You have to call the wildlife officer for a gator in your pool.

    48. Red/Orange leaves, what are those???????

    49. You can have a yard sale year round.

    50. Heaters are optional, A/C is mandatory.
  5. JerryO

    JerryO In the Brooder

    Apr 15, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    I'm not a Florida native, but I've loved Florida from the earliest time I can remember. My biggest blunder was when I actually got to move here. I wasn't a college football fan, and the only colors of teams I knew were Ohio State and Michigan, because it was the one college game that got attention in my small Ohio hometown, but I was(and still am) a big Cleveland Browns fan. I had an orange t-shirt with a bulldog on it, that proclaimed "Beware of the Dawgs" which is what the defense for the team is nicknamed. Not knowing any better, I wore it with royal blue shorts on a trip to Publix in St. Augustine. Big mistake, I didn't know I was wearing "University of Florida colors with one of them darn Bulldogs on the shirt during the Florida-Georgia game weekend!" The guy who yelled that at me, listened to my explanation, and the fact that I had just moved to the area from Ohio, looked at me with a frown and uttered, "darn Yankee!" To say the least, I never wore that again![​IMG]
  6. Miltonchix

    Miltonchix Taking a Break

    Jul 14, 2007
    Milton, Florida
    Some of my neighbors STILL have blue roofs.
    Some of the others liked blue so well they had Blue metal roofs put on in place of the plastic.

    The years now are measured in "since Ivan" .

    I live on one of the tallest "mountains" in the whole state. I'm at a nosebleedin' 168 FEET!!
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2008

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