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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sadly, this is all true...

At 5 pm, the bank sign said 100 degrees. Yep, it's summer in FL.


You know you're a Floridian if....

Socks are only for bowling.

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

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

Your winter coat is made of denim.

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

You're younger than thirty but some of your friends are over 65.

Anything under 70 degrees is chilly.

You've driven through Yeehaw Junction.

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

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

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

You dread love bug season.

You are on a first name basis with the Hurricane list. They aren't Hurricane Charley or Hurricane Frances. You know them as Andrew, Charley , Frances , Ivan, Jeanne & Wilma...Irene...Cheryl....Rita Mary...Alison

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

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

'Down South' means Key West

Flip-flops are everyday wear. Shoes are for business meetings and church, but you HAVE worn flip flops to church before.

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

You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.

A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.

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

You've hosted a hurricane party.

You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee , Withlacoochee , Thonotosassa and Micanopy.

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

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

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

Edited to add: The above is not my list...it came from one of those ubiquitous e-mails that gets forwarded and forwarded and forwarded. I don't know who to give credit to, but it is certainly true.
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8 comments:

Mrs. Taffy said...

Stopping by from the Crew! That was a great post! My dad and his family live in Florida, I've never been there though, so this was great insight! I also have a wonderful friend I met on-line who lives in Florida, we are always taking about the differences between Minnesota and Florida! Great blog! Looks like we have a lot in common!

love and blessings,

Carissa

Lexi @ Pink and Orange Coffee said...

ok...I need to know...what is a love bug? I am assuming you are NOT talking about VW Beetles like Herbie. I am from VA and don't know...

alecat said...

Hello! I'm doing the blog walk ... in my flip flops, lol!! (We call them thongs here, but I know that's different in U.S.)

It sounds like your summers are like ours in Northern Queensland.

Catherine (aka alecat, TOS Crew)

oneblessedmamma said...

Lovebugs are technically flies, but they are very unique.
Upon reaching maturity the lovebug spends almost its entire adult life coupled (in copulation) with its mate, hence its romantic nicknames. The male and female attach themselves at the rear of the abdomen and remain that way at all times, even in flight. In fact, after mating, the male dies and is dragged about by the female until she lays her eggs.
Italicized info from Wikipedia.
They swarm twice a year-around Memorial Day and Labor Day. They seem particularly attracted to roadways, and die on your car by the hundreds. Left there, the acid in their bodies will eat the paint off your car, so they are a bother.

Julie said...

Love this!!

momma24 said...

stopping by from The Crew. heehee love the list!

Randi Sue said...

So true!

Loretta said...

Stopping by from the Crew! I will have to send this link to my sister-in-law, who lives in Flordia. I know from visiting her that many of these things are true. She will probably relate a little more personally, though.

Loretta