Monday, July 11, 2011

Yep, we’re from here

 

So I got this email from a friend.

I have no idea who the credit for the original goes to, but I figured it was the perfect time to post this with my own little additions…

considering that I just removed the flannel sheets from our bed LAST WEEK.

And it rained today.

On July 11th.

(It is cruel and unusual punishment that y’all keep posting swimming pool photos :)

 

And for some reason, I just keep picturing Jeff Foxworthy reading this:

You might be from the Northwest if you...

 

1. Know the state flower (mildew).

 

2. Know more than 10 ways to order coffee.

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3. Stand on a deserted corner in the rain and wait for the walk signal.

 

4. Understand that if it has no snow or hasn’t recently erupted, it isn’t a real mountain.

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5. Feel guilty throwing aluminum cans, plastic or paper in the trash.

 

6. Know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, & Issaquah.

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7. Think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists.

 

8. Have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.

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9. You use a down comforter in the summer. (BINGO)

 

10.  When someone mentions a “nice rack”… it usually involves another bill from the taxidermist.

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(Why yes, that is Mr. Rockin Hottie Magnum Daddy!)

 

11. You know all the seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Raining (spring), Road Construction (summer), Salmon Runs (fall).

 

And finally… the argument I lose every year:

12. Switch to your sandals when it gets about 60 degrees, but keep the socks on.

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(Poor Itty Bit, staring in confusion as his own father photo-bombs him…)

 

What is your town known for?

54 comments:

Allenspark Lodge said...

I really, REALLY love that last picture.

Bill

Cheeseboy said...

Most of these things could be said about the rocky mountains too, except of course "Sequim, Puyallup, & Issaquah" We can't pronounce anything right here.

rachel said...

I'm reading this laughing because I am in bed, with my down comforter. (I'm in Tacoma, where are you?)

Anonymous said...

Just so you know,it's pronounced Squim, Pew-all-ip, & Is-suh-quaaaah...not spelled phonetically correct, but beautiful & dry for 13 whole days of the year!

Pam Bowers said...

I love Washington...minus all the rain! My sister lives up there so we get to visit every once in a while.

I loved all your accompanying pictures.

Can you pronounce correctly Jamacha, El Cajon or Jamul?

He & Me + 3 said...

Gosh, now you got me thinking...this was too funny. I only know how to order my coffee one way & they better get it right. Lol

Mom of M&Ms said...

Heat! w ear known from heat.. I refer to our new hom ein Texas as Hell, annexed.. the cracks are so large in my back yard that I am waiting for the sulphur to start spewing. Oh and we have to water our foundations here...

sara said...

though we are the ones posting the swimming pool pictures, I can actually say the swimming pool is no fun when the water is 90 degrees...yes, that was the temp of the water yesterday! ugh!

we are the ones, that when you walk out the door, your glasses immediately fog up from the humidity. you would normally be able to wipe them off on your shirt, however, the minute you walked out the door your shirt became drenched in sweat.

We are the ones whose electricity bills now match their mortgage each month!!

Kmama said...

This cracked me up. We have road construction, I mean, Summer, in Michigan too. ;-)

Aunt Crazy said...

I love your "seasons"!!! In Texas, we have:

hot (fall)

warm (winter) and by warm I mean freezing because to us 50 degrees is freezing we breakout the Carhartt's and gloves and turn on the heat

hot as hell (spring)

SO EFFIN HOT WE PRAY FOR THE DEPTHS OF HELL BECAUSE IT MUST BE COOLER THAN THIS (summer)

Saimi said...

HA! Perfect post and just for the record I STILL have my flannel sheets on the bed and we live on the other side of those mountains...Must be because I grew up OVER there!

Old habits die hard I guess! HA!

Life With the Crazies said...

I want to be from the northwest!! We're only known for the heat here. If I hear one more person say, "...but it's a dry heat." I might just go berserk and beat them with their own arm.

Joy Graham said...

Alabama here...White sand beach, beautiful mountains, grass covered hollows, Delta area with best fishing and hunting in the country, dragon flies as big as bats, look you right in the eyes!
Warm summer evenings on the porch swing sipping sweet tea or a mint julep. Days spent with the wind in your face, toes in the warm sand and shrimp boiling are common.

Hot and humid? YES! The creeks are crystal clear and freezing cold, swimming pools are every where!

Art, Music, Food, and Fun Spots are all around me!

Chicago was great! I love to visit often, East Coast too.

But my heart is here in Alabama now. -Joy

NaomiG said...

Ah, I LOVE this Jeff Foxworthy bit. They're ALL SO TRUE! It's great.

That being said, I LOVE living on the sunny/snowy side of the mountains. :-)

The PEMCO commercials really are the best though. Have you ever been to their website with all the profiles? I bet all of us PNW folks can claim to be a combination of those people, or know someone who is. Love it.

Amy said...

Well, Greenwood is known for it high teen pregnancy rate. Why? Because there is NOTHING ELSE TO DO IN THIS TOWN! Over here in the South we are enjoying temps in the high 90's (sweating just thinking about it). The south is just known for its sweet tea, biscuits and southern hospitality (aka nice to your face but gonna talk about you behind your back instead). Gotta love the south!

stephanie said...

I'm clearly from the South because these all went right over my head!

blueviolet said...

The socks with sandals thing kills me!!!!

Bethany said...

You are hilarious! I love, love LOVE Oregon and Washington. It is so lovely. There is no way I could pronounce those names and I don't drink coffee so I don't think I'm moving anytime soon. Enjoy your mountains, all I've got is corn fields.

Foursons said...

Ha! Aunt Crazy has pretty much nailed our seasons in TX. :D

I laughed at this because I have read things like this about TX and it cracks me up because it is so true. And most of these things you are referring to are things I've never considered.

The socks w/sandals cracked me up though. You can wear flip flops down here all year long. Well, I can't but people do.

Heather said...

I needed this laugh today!

Shana said...

Umm carpet. Seriously. We are the carpet capitol of the world. I think we are also the asthma capitol of the world....I only wish I were kidding lol.

Life with Kaishon said...

This is so funny Rachel!
Thank you Jesus that I did not get raised there. I just love summer.
Praying for your mother in law every day.

Buckeroomama said...

LOL! We were having fun trying to pronounce Puyallup when we saw the name as we came down here. =)

Tamar SB said...

I am laughing SO hard!! With my sister living out there I know these are all so true!! People look at recent pics of my nephew in pants or a sweatshirt and say oh what this in March, nope July!!

Marley's Mama said...

Ha Ha Ha!!!! The socks with sandals debate hit home for me. I have a friend whose kids wear socks with their sandals and it makes me CRAZY!!!!! Beautiful photos!

Tiffany said...

Oh I love this! You have inspired me to create my own post. Look for it soon!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

That is too funny! That last picture is awesome!

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

ah....I'm a Rod Dyland-ah...

we don't believe in properly pronouncing our "r"s

eat steaming hot clam chowdah on 90 degree days

if we have to drive over "the" bridge its too far away (may I remind you you can drive from the North to South borders of this state in about an hour)

there is a Dunkin Donuts on almost every corner - and we use them as landmarks when giving directions

....oh I could go on

(one last one)

we know how to pronounce Wampanoag, Louisquisset, and Quahog

K- floortime lite mama said...

Love this post

My small southern town is known for its warmth and sweetness!

Like a Tshirt I saw recently said
" I wasnt born in Tennessee .. but I came here as soon as I could"

HeatherOz said...

Ha ha! Those were great.
Did you see our Haboobs on the news last week? ;)

Taylor said...

I am thoroughly against socks with sandals.
Holla!

Rach (DonutsMama) said...

Oh that is hilarious! I've only been the the NW once, but I can totally see how this works!

Stacy said...

LOL!

Our flannel sheets were on our bed into June, when it finally decided maybe to turn into summer. It's been in the 70's the last few days, but the weekend is supposed to be mid-90's and humid. No wonder we have so many damaging storms lately! All these weather swings bring a bit unstableness.

Oh, and we have those towns with Native American names over here, too...though different tribes. I wouldn't know how to say those names LOL!

Allenspark Lodge said...

"(Poor Itty Bit, staring in confusion as his own father photo-bombs him…)"

Talk about throwing the kid under the bus...

Bill

danette said...

Love the pictures, especially the one of Itty Bit sticking his tongue out :).

brr... I went to college in Utah and that was enough cold weather to last me a lifetime.

considering no one in my family likes to wear pants (including dh) it's a good thing we live somewhere warm :).

Now I'm feeling a bit guilty about my upcoming posts (lots of pool pics, lol). I'll refrain from posting the one of playing in the sprinkler in March, if that helps (still playing catch-up on all my pics!) ;)

GunDiva said...

Still have our flannel sheets on, even though it's been in the 80's, but you never know when it'll turn again. We did take the extra blanket off last week, so it's easier to kick the comforter and sheets off when it's too hot to sleep.

Emmy said...

Lol! That is too funny. And yea, i think it made me like SoCal that much more :)

Sarah said...

So true!

I still love saying Puyallup when people have no idea how to.

Lisa said...

soooooooo glad i scrolled down and found this little gem!!!! As SOON as I saw the RAFTERS i knew it was THE picture! LOL I still blush at that memory!

Our 'town' is also known for high pregnancy rates (not just teen!) and the infamous Pill Pipeline from Kentucky to Florida. All you have to type in is "pill pip" to bring up "Pill Pipeline in Kentucky." Yep... thats us. Oxy is our hillbilly heroin.

So, drugs, pregnancy, OH... and Country Music Highway! where all the peeps from ky are noted along the interstate 23.

And my post about alliteration got me in trouble with those anti mckmam@ people. sigh.

could this comment get any more ridiculous or random? I thought not. Mr. Hottie Rockin Magum Daddy has got me in a tizzie! lol

Julie said...

lol!!! I enjoyed this post!!! our town?? You can go to Walmart or walk down the street in your pajamas or nastiest old leggings and no one will look at your funny...because so many people do! (ah! NOT something we're proud of! lol!)

Kameron said...

The whole rain thing is the main reason I can't get the hubbs to even consider living there. We have 4 seasons...winter which is 6 months long, spring which is 2 days long and then it just rains until it hits the 80s. We then have a month or 2 (if we're lucky) of super himid heat, in which my hair rivals one of the Jackson 5 and then we get a nice month of fall. ;)

Dyann said...

So perfect.

And I LOVE the PNW. I'm always equipped with an umbrella and sunglasses, and have often used them at the same time. Of course, being raised there, my comfort zone is about 3" wide before I'm too cold 45 or too hot 80.

Dyann said...

Oh and PS--I love Love LOVE the pic of you in the wind with the coffee. Such a good one of you!

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