Thursday, September 17, 2009

You Know You're a True Floridian...

You know you're a TRUE Floridian if.... Your 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 -50- but some of your friends are over -65-

Anything under 70 degrees is chilly

You've driven through Yee Haw Junction.

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

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

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

You dread "love bug" season (and you know what "love bugs" are!)

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

You know what a "snowbird" is and, more importantly when they'll leave.

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

'Down South' really means Key West

Flip-flops are everyday wear. Shoes are for business meetings and church, but you HAVE worn flip flops to church before! Ties... we don't need no stinkin' ties!

You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and just one sweatshirt (and it is on the hanger in the closet)

You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.

A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level (even at DisneyWorld)

You know the four -4- seasons really are: hurricane season, love bug season, tourist season & Summer

You've actually hosted a hurricane party.

You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee , Withlacoochee 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 (oh yeah!)

You recognize Miami-Dade as 'Northern Cuba.'

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Eileen Williams said...

I've never had the good fortune to visit Florida but, after reading your humorous and descriptive post, I want to visit, for sure! Sounds like a great place to live and I'm sure you enjoy the sunshine and warmth all year long. Happy days in that great state!

Vicki M. Taylor said...

Eileen, I wouldn't live anywhere else. I actually came here for a vacation and decided to move here it was that great!!

Beverly Mahone said...

After having been to Florida on a few occasions, this is a post I can really identify with. I can't pronounce Kissimme--let alone spell it (had to go back at look at your original post). The best one is about the umbrella. I can't tell you the number of "five minute downpours" we had while at Disneyworld back in 2005.

Vicki M. Taylor said...

Beverly, Kiss-im (like HIM without the "H")-ee

I love our "storms", they're so refreshing. :-)