Swiped from ashkitty

Meme: Do this yourself! Go to Google and type in “you know you’re from [insert state/town name] when…”

Copy the best list that comes up and bold any items that appply to you.

You know you’re from Ontario when……..

1. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway. (stupid tractor… always takes up both lanes.)
2. “Vacation” means going to Barrie (been there, done that.)
3. You measure distance in hours. Is there any other way?
4. You know several people who have hit deer more than once. (and/or m00se)
5. You often switch from “heat” to “A/C” in the same day. (like…. say… today?)
6. You use a down comforter in the summer.
7. Your grandparents drive at 65 mph through 13 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching.
8. You see people wearing hunting clothes at social events.
9. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both doors unlocked.(If I had a garage and didn’t live in an apartment, then yes, I would… and have…)
10. You think of major food groups as deer meat, fish and berries.
11. You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to use them. (I AM the girlfriend, and I know how to use them.)
12. There are 7 empty cars running in the parking lot of Canadian Tire at any given time.(Mmmmm Crappy Tire…)
13. You design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit. (I had a halloween costume that fit over my snowsuit.)
14. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
15. You think lingerie is tube socks and flannel pajamas.
16. You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, construction.
17. It takes you 3 hours to go to the store for one item even when you are in a rush because you have to stop and talk to everyone in town.(It still happens in Toronto sometimes, even, and this place has a few million people in it…)
18. You actually understand these jokes and forward them to all your friends from Ontario living in New York.

Is it bad that I bolded most of those? Not sure if I want to look at a Toronto one…

5 Comments

    • jenny

      June 19, 2004 at 9:05 pm

      Re: You know you’re from Texas when…

      Oh, but I think this was my favorite:

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

      I have SO done this, while going “Ooh ouch hot hot” the entire time 😉

      • Jenny Lee Silver

        June 19, 2004 at 9:11 pm

        Re: You know you’re from Texas when…

        Hehehehe… that image amuses me somehow.

        • jenny

          June 19, 2004 at 9:13 pm

          Re: You know you’re from Texas when…

          Oh, I laughed out loud when I read that, and could accurately imagine myself doing that 😉

  • linguafranca

    June 20, 2004 at 5:40 am

    You’ve never met any celebrities.
    Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.
    You’ve seen all the biggest bands ten years afer they were popular.
    You measure distance in minutes.
    Down south to you means Kentucky.
    You know several people who have hit a deer.
    Your school classes were cancelled because of cold.

    Your school classes were cancelled because of heat.
    You’ve ridden the school bus for an hour each way.
    You think ethanol makes your truck “run a lot better”.
    You know what’s knee-high by the Fourth of July.
    Stores don’t have bags, they have sacks.
    You see people wear bib overalls at funerals.
    You see a car running in the parking lot at the store with no one in it no matter what time of the year.
    You end your sentences with an unnecessary preposition. (Example: “Where’s my coat at?”, or “If you go to the mall I wanna go with.”)
    All the festivals across the state ar named after a fruit, vegetable, or grain.
    De-tassling was your first job. [Almost, when I was in middle school, but I decided against it.]
    Your idea of a really great tenderloin is when the meat is twice as big as the bun and accompanied only by ketchup and a dill pickle slice.
    You say catty-wumpus and kitty-corner.
    You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
    You think of the major four food groups as beef, pork, beer and Jello-salad with marshmallows.
    When asked how your trip was to any foreign, exotic place, you say, “It was different.”
    You consider being called a “Pork Queen” an honor.
    You carry jumper cables in your car. [Not me, but my parents.]
    You drink “pop”.
    You know what “cow tipping” is.