You Know You're From Virginia When...
Speed limits are just suggestions
You have at least two friends who have no idea what their relatives do...because its "top secret" government work
Most of your senior class wend to Mason, JMU, Tech, VCU or UVA
When people ask where you're from, you tell them DC because its easier to explain
You've never told someone you're from Virginia without putting "northern," "central," or "southern" in front of it (See above.) NORTHERN!
It's not actually tailgating unless your bumper is touching the car in front of you.
You know yellow light means at least 5 more cars can get through. (Yeah, man...at least. Probably also happens everywhere else.) A red light means 2 more can.
You actually know what the black boxes at stoplights are for.
Despite the fact that Virginia fought for the south in the Civil War, you are not, under any circumstances, a "southerner" NEVER
You are amused by visiting relatives who are actually excited to see Washington, DC
You took a field trip to Williamsburg as a kid
You are amazed when you go out of town and the people at McDonalds speak English
You or someone in your family has a Smart Tag
An inch of snow and you miss 3 days of school
All the potholes just add a little excitement to your driving experience
Crown Victoria = undercover cop
Subway is a fast food place. The transportation system is known as Metro, and only Metro.
They just tore down the old farm house across the street and put 12 new McMansions in its place
For the cost of your house, you could own a small town in Iowa
If you stay on the same road long enough, it will eventually have three new names. IT'S TOO TRUE.
You have to dial the area code to call your neighbor
"Vacation" means spending a day at King's Dominion or Busch Gardens. KING'S DOMINION
"Going to the River" means any stream with water. HAH, YEAH, IT MEANS A FRIGGIN DITCH
You have never been served tea without the waitress asking "sweet or unsweetened?"
Your favorite past time is telling West Virginia jokes. Q: HOW DO YOU RECOGNIZE THE BRIDE AT A WEST VIRGINIA WEDDING? A: SHE'S THE ONE WITH THE BRAIDED ARMPIT HAIR.
Anyone who can't trace his or her ancestry back to at least four generations in Virginia is an outsider. WHOO, SINCE THE 1700's.
"Going to the beach" means anywhere from Ocean City to Virginia Beach to Myrtle Beach. MMM HMM, OCEAN CITY AND MYRTLE BEACH
~~~ alright, since i lived in WA for 13 years, exactly half my life, i can't leave it out...
You Know You're From Washington When...
You know the state flower (Mildew)
You feel guilty when you don't recycle.
You use the phrase "sun break" and know what it means.
You know more than 10 ways to order coffee. SADLY
You know more people who own boats than air conditioners. BOATING SLAYS MY DAY
You feel overdressed wearing a suit/dress to a nice restaurant. I FEEL OVERDRESSED WEARING A DRESS TO A WEDDING, HAHA
You've stood on a deserted corner in the rain waiting for the "Walk" Signal. YUPS
You understand that if it has no snow or has not erupted, it is not a real mountain.
You can taste the difference between Starbuck's, Seattle's Best, Veneto's, Peet's, and Tully's. WELL...SOME OF THOSE...
You know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye salmon.
You consider swimming an indoor sport. NOT REALLY
You are well versed in the difference between Japanese, Chinese and Thai food. ONLY CHINESE AND THAI
In winter, you go to work in the dark and come home in the dark -- while only working eight-hour days.
You never go camping without waterproof matches and a poncho.
You are not fazed by "Today's forecast: showers followed by rain," and "Tomorrow's forecast: rain followed by showers." WTF, WHOEVER WROTE THIS, NOT ALL OF WA IS SEATTLE :(
You have no concept of humidity without precipitation. WELL, I DO NOW :(
You can point to at least two volcanoes, even if you cannot see through the cloud cover.
You notice "the mountain is out" when it is a pretty day and you can actually see it.
You put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 50, but still wear your hiking boots and parka.
You switch to your sandals when it gets about 60, but keep the socks on. BIRKS AND SOCKS, TOTALLY.
You've actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.
You think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists.
You knew immediately that the view out of Frasier's window was fake.