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You know you're from ______when Posted on 07-20-2005

Nashville, TN
Sorry if this has already been posted, just thought it was funny. Find yours at http://www.blogthings.com/wherefrom.html You know you're from Nashville when... The word "snow" means a week off from school and maybe even work. To you Paris is near Waverly and Athens and Rome are in Georgia. You stop your car for ambulances, fire trucks and hearses. You take down your Christmas tree before January first. Someone within hearing distance is singing or humming. There's a musical instrument somewhere in the house. You don't do things without "fixin" to do them first. You judge things as "alright", "fine" or "right fine". Your food has beans or Tobasco in it. You know what a T-Rac is. You "luck up" and not "luck out". Drivers stop before they turn. Someone you know has written a song. You own the boots but can't ride a horse. No one around you is a native Nashvillian either. You run red lights so you won't be hit from behind. Fast food is faster inside than at the drive-up window. To you a well-trained dog stays in the bed of the truck. Half of the people at work know someone in entertainment. Strangers ask if you're doin alright, and friends ask what's goin on. You ignore country stars but dance and holler in front of football players. You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Nashville.
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replied on 07-20-2005 11:16PM [Reply]
^lol yup, somebody else beat ya too it. It's already been done.
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DSTined from Nashville, TN replied on 07-20-2005 11:20PM [Reply]

:smt076 Well, shoot!
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replied on 07-20-2005 11:54PM [Reply]
If a single snowflake falls, the city is paralyzed for three days, and it's on all the channels as a news flash every 15 minutes for a month. All the grocery stores will be sold out of milk, bread, bottled water, toilet paper, and beer. That happens to be true
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replied on 07-21-2005 01:05AM [Reply]
Allow me to highlight the ones that have actually happened to me :lol: You Know You're From LA When... You're driving on the 101 and see a clear cut definition of where the smog begins and ends You go to a karaoke bar and battle with seven year old divas-in-training who are trying to steal your thunder You're sitting in traffic for at least an hour at any given part of the day You go to the beach and see that real lifeguards actually do look like the lifeguards from Baywatch You see purple and gold and the word "Threepeat" on every corner You begin to "lie" to your friends about where you are (i.e. "Yeah I'm like 20 minutes away") - when you know that it'll take you at least an hour to get there). You eat a different ethnic food for every meal You look around at the nice cars around you during traffic, thinking it'll be your favorite Laker or WB star. You make a conscious choice to watch Jay Leno over David Letterman You mourned for Tupac and not for Biggie You know it's best not to be on the 405 at 4:05 pm. Getting anywhere from point A to point B, no matter what the distance, takes about "twenty minutes". You know what neighborhood someone lives in by the degree of damage incurred during the riots. You've inadvertently learned Spanish. You've got to bring the cat/plants in when it drops to 55 degrees. In the "winter", you can go to the beach and ski at Big Bear on the same day. You've bumped into a celebrity at El Pollo Loco. You know what "sigalert", "PCH", and "the five" mean. Your pizza delivery guy is also on contract with Warner Bros. If your destination is more than 5 minutes away on foot, you're definitely driving. You have a gym membership because it's mandatory. Your TV show is interrupted by a police chase. You can't fall asleep without the lull of a helicopter flying overhead. When tourists ask where they can get souvenirs, you direct them to Venice Beach. You know someone named Freedom, Rainbow, Persephone or Destiny. You've trespassed through private property to get to the "Hollywood" sign. You've partied in Tijuana at least once. You know Hollywood has a "lake". You don't stop at a STOP sign, you do a California Roll. You've lost your car in the Century City Shopping Center parking lot. You've ever bought oranges, flowers, cherries or peanuts on a freeway off-ramp. You think that Venice is a beach. You drive next to a Rolls Royce and don't notice. You've started crossing a street and returned to the curb when the DON'T WALK sign started flashing. You've never listened to NPR. Calling your neighbors requires knowing their area code. You have a favorite Thai restaurant. You think Johnnny Rocket's is an accurate depiction of a diner. You think Manhattan is a beach. You eat pineapple on pizza. You've been to Disneyland more times than Downtown. When giving directions , you follow up with the phrase: "With/Without traffic." You classify new people you meet by their Area Code. An "818" would never date a "562" and anyone from "323" or "213" is ghetto/second class. Best area code: "310." SOUWOOP!! Driving along, you see a high-speed police chase approaching in your rear view mirror. You don't panic or even flinch. Instead, you call your friends on your car phone and tell them you're on TV. You know that if you drive two miles in any direction you will find a McDonald's or a Starbucks. Your cell phone has left a permanant impression on the side of your head. You never, ever go into the water at the Beach. You barely touch the sand. Everyone you know has 3+ phone numbers. Home, Office, mobile, pager, two-way, voicemail..... It is not unusual for your waitress at a restaurant to have blue streaked hair, a dragon tattoo and tounge piercing. You are awakened in the middle of the night by a moderate ****. Your reply: "That ain't even a 5-pointer" and go back to sleep. You think you are better than the people who live "Over the Hill". It don't matter which side of the hill you are currently residing, you are just better than them, for whatever reason. You live 10 miles from work. It takes you 60 minutes to get home. Walking out of Jamba Juice, you see that a movie is being shot on-location across the street. You are not happy, or even slightly exited that there may be a movie star there. You just say, " They f*ckin better not be blocking my parking space." You have to yell at your bank teller through a 2 inch thick wall of plexi-glass. That last one goes for your local convienience store man, too. You go to Las Vegas for a weekend getaway and the whole trip cost you $50. You personally know at least 5 people with agents. You personally know at least 3 people who have been in a movie or TV show. You know what In N Out is and feel bad for all the other states because they don't have any. You know that not everyone in Beverly Hills is a millionaire. You know who the tinsel underwear dude in Venice Beach is. You've done something on a street corner in an attempt to get money (i.e. sang, tap danced, told jokes). You've gotten parking tickets from parking in the red zone in front of your house. You say you live in LA when really you live in a subsection of a subsection of a subsection of southern LA. Any major movie star is picking out the best portobello mushrooms next to you at the grocers and you don't notice. The guy at 8:30 in the morning at Starbucks wearing the baseball cap and sunglasses who looks like George Clooney IS George Clooney. You really can never be too rich or too thin. The gym is packed at 3pm...on a workday. The workday starts at 10am...or whenever you get out of your therapy session. Any invitation comes with, "Starts at 8pm or as soon as you can get through traffic." You have never met a waiter that wasn't really an "Actor." You never go to a coffee house without a copy of a script - any script. It's sprinkling and there's a report on every news station about "STORM WATCH '99" You call 911 and they put you on hold. You have to leave the big company meeting early because Billy Blanks himself is teaching the 4:30 tae-bo class. The three hour traffic jam you just sat through wasn't caused by a **** 9 car pile-up, but by everyone slowing to rubberneck at a lost shoe lying on the shoulder. A nurse can look at you in all seriousness and ask, "you don’t drink or smoke, right?" All the "cool gyms" allow pedestrians on the street a full-view of those working out. Literally, you can’t drive by Wilshire without staring into L.A. Fitness. Perhaps a new form of window shopping? The hot seasonal party favor is a candied apple from Neiman's. The apples are called "Skinny Dippers." The waitress asks if you'd like "carbs" in your meal. Bars card. For real. You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Los Angeles.
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Enigma2k8 replied on 07-21-2005 01:10AM [Reply]
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La replied on 07-21-2005 09:20AM [Reply]
We have done this post before, but Ill do it again...Everything colored and bolded applies to me. Alot of these mainly apply to white people tho. :???: You have hiked up a big hill or small mountain at least once for a keg party. You never went to a bar in high school. You thought that the only highways were 91 and 84. You thought everyone couldn't buy beer after 8 pm You actually thought that Hartford was big You or someone you know has attended UCONN You drive a JETTA You still think that the Whalers are cool. You have been to Misquamicut and to that little hot dog place. There is a farm within miles of your house You thought bars were really for people over 21 Your high school thanksgiving football game was the highlight of your school year. You don't have an accent when you talk You have known at least 2 preppy rich kids from Fairfield who listen to Phish. You love Hilton Kaderli and your mom cried when he retired. UConn basketball rules and no one can tell you different You have deer in your backyard. You didn't drink or do **** until 10th grade. You still don't understand why people say that Connecticut is the richest state..... Your best friend went to Central, Western, Eastern and finally Manchester Community College. Your mom works at Travelers and your dad works at Pratt and Whitney. You have been **** at the Meadows and don't remember the concert. You go to Riverside at least once a summer Your parents actually care about the Governor, the Patriots coming to Hartford, the lights at Christmas in Hartford & Channel 3 news. You have a UCONN flag outside of your house year round You think New Jersey was a toxic waste dump You hang out at Denny's You've partied at bonfires You have at least one friend with a pickup You think everyone works tobacco in the summer You think Old Lyme is a shore town You've been to Cape Cod You think the Connecticut River is endless The town diner is the only place open after midnight. You have at least 4 friends who drive Jeep Grand Cherokees You root for all the New York sports teams If anybody asks, you're from just outside of New York. You've never looked at a public bus schedule You have both girlfriends and guyfriends with the same name as you. You go to the diner late night to post party. You think New Haven is the worst ghetto you've ever seen ( << DEFINITEY not tru. That one goes to Bridgeport, WATERBURY!!!, and Hartford..HANDS DOWN ) You can proudly tell an outsider about Nutmeg. You weekend either on the Cape or Rhode Island at a summer home You have said... " I'm in a good location... Between both Boston and New York." You can carry on a conversation about Mike Liut, Torrie Robertson, and the Brass Bonanza. You have to explain Cow Tipping to people from out of state. When you go to a real city, you sincerely feel bad for every poor / homeless person you see. You get **** at anyone who doesn't know how to drive in the snow. You can name all the members of the UCONN men's and women's basketball teams. You still can't find your way in Hartford (except for that bar area near Union Station.) You hold the door open for someone and they don't say "Thank You." You own a golden or a lab (used to...) You own real Oakley's You only know Westbrook and Clinton because they have good outlets You don't think you're a yuppie, but the rest of the country does You only ski in Vermont or out West Your mother is the head of the PTA There is absolutely nothing to do in the winter You live twenty minutes form either an Abercrombie & Fitch, J. Crew, or GAP. You sail, or know someone who does. You don't understand why everyone else has not been to Europe. You can't get through the week with out a Coffee Coolata Your family owns more cars than legal drivers School attire is a North Face fleece jacket, a North Face Fleece or L.L. Bean back pack, a plaid shirt, khakis, and Doc Martins. Summer footwear is either Reefs or Birks You carry your keys on a carabineer, but you don't know how to rock climb. You feel for the homeless, but are not willing to give up the golf course land to develop a homeless shelter. As a child you took horseback riding, golfing, tennis and swimming lessons. You grew up wanting to be a lifeguard You own every DMB CD The state is so small you know where all the speed traps are You can't understand why people don't understand what your talking about when you refer to a "package" store You went to prep school even though your public schools are awesome People actually wear sweaters around their necks You've never taken public transportation You know of at least one person who's house was totally trashed after a huge party Your mom drives a Volvo wagon You have at least one friend whose house was built in the 1 8 00's You live in a huge colonial You know at LEAST one person who has been pulled over and found to have weed in their car The only overcrowding is of deer in your backyard Your house would cost half as much in any other state Your wardrobe contains at least three pairs of cords and five wool sweaters Half of your friends are from another town because yours is so small At least one of your friends has a sick house right on the water You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Connecticut.
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replied on 07-21-2005 11:11AM [Reply]
You Know You're From St. Louis When... I'm going to have the one's that actually apply to me in RED You love toasted ravioli with Budweiser beer. "Vacation" is a choice between Silver Dollar City and Lake of the Ozarks. You can find Pestalozzi Street by aroma alone. ON THE HILL WHERE ALL THE ITALIAN'S ARE...LOL You can get anywhere in 20 minutes, except on highway 40. You can debate for 30 minutes whether Missouri Baking or Marge Amighetti makes the best Italian bread. You know what "Party Cove" is, and where the "lake" is. You still can't believe the Arena is gone. Your first question to a new person is, "Where did you go to High School?" Your non-St. Louisan friends always ask if you're aware there is no "r" in "wash." You know at least one person who's gotten hurt at Johnson Shut-ins. You know in your heart that Mizzou can beat Nebraska in football. You think the four major food groups are Beef, Pork, Budweiser and Imo's. You know there are really only three salad dressings: Imo's, Zia's and Rich and Charlie's. You'll pay for your kid to go to college unless they want to go to KU. You would rather have a root canal without anesthetic than drive on Manchester on a Saturday afternoon. It just doesn't seem like a wedding without mostaciolli. AND YOU PRONOUNCE IT 'MUSKACHOLLI'. The balance of the menu is ham, boiled roast beef, string beans with ham and of course pitchers of Busch Bavarian (class weddings have Bud) You know, within a three-mile radius, where another St. Louisan grew up as soon as they open their mouth. IT'S LIKE SAINT LOUIS HAS DIFFERENT DIALECTS You know what a Pork Steak is...and what kind of sauce to put on it! Everyone in your family has floated the Meramec River at least once. A hoosier is someone that lives just south of Chouteau, not a person from Indiana. You have made fun of Mike Shanahan and tried to imitate him ordering another cold, frosty Busch Bavarian Beer. You have listened to Mike's broadcast on KMOX, while watching the game on TV and wonder what game he is watching. A tear forms in your eye as someone mentions their favorite Jack Buck story. You've said, "It's not the heat, it's the humidity." Your favorite summer treat is handed to you upside-down You bleed Blue between September and May You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from St. Louis.
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Imaginelyfe06 replied on 07-21-2005 11:34AM [Reply]
Reppin for Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY When speaking "the" precedes the number or name of any highway (The Scajaquada, The 33, The 290) Snow tires come standard on your car. You can identify an "Alden" accent. You have gotton frost bitten and sunburned in the same weekend "Down south" means Gowanda You bake with "soda" and drink "pop". Stop/Slow/Yield Signs..are suggestions. You can hold an entire conversation on the best place to go for wings, a fishfry or pizza. You see nothing wrong with watching fireworks downtown on July 2nd. You not only know what the terms "snowbelt" and "lake effect" mean - you use them on a daily basis. You save the Genny Cream Ale for special occasions. You live within 1 mile of a bowling alley. Not only do you know what it is... but you look forward to "Dingus Day" You never put your winter jacket away for the summer. (its no point at all) You like to order beef on "weck" and are always surprised when someone doesn't know what "weck" is. You drive over 70mph on the Thruway and pass on the right. (yeah they do.) You leave your ski lift tickets on your jacket year round. You know how to pronouce, Scajaquada, Cheektowaga and Depew.(is it that hard) The rest of the country is snowbound in the worst blizzard of the century, but you still have to walk your kids to the corner to catch the school bus. You think nothing of crossing an international border for Chinese Food. The acid rain is clearer than your drinking water. When you stop and ask for directions ... you expect to get them. You don't think Canada is to the north ... you know it's to the West. You keep the snowplow on the front of the truck year round. You have a favorite Greek restaurant. When someone says they are from "the City" - you ask "Which one?" You think Jimmy Griffin is a "real" politician You can compute a wind chill "factor" You eat Orange Chocolate. You don't have to attend the Friendship Festival to hear it! You know the difference between imported and real Canadian beer. You have not been on the "Maid of the Mist" - unless you had out of town company. You've dined at "Theodore's on the Lake". You immediatley change the channel when you hear "Hi! this is Goldie Gardner...". The winter carnival gets rained out. You call them "Pilot Field" and the "Aud" - no matter what the signs say. You define summer as three months of bed sledding. Your kids have watched Sesame Street - in French and Spanish. You don't get a coughing fit from one sip of Vernors. "Gridlock" means driving home from a football game. You wince when someone uses the abbreviation "OJ". "Rapid Transit" means hitting all the green lights. You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Buffalo.
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replied on 07-21-2005 01:04PM [Reply]
You know your from the Bay Area one wasn't true, so i did this instead You Know You're From California When... The fastest part of your commute is down your driveway. You were born somewhere else. You know how to eat an artichoke. The primary bugs that you worry about are electronic. Your car has bullet-proof windows. Left is right and right is wrong. Your monthly house payments exceed your annual income. You can't find your other earring because your son is wearing it. You drive to your neighborhood block party. Your family tree contains "significant others." You don't exterminate your roaches, you smoke them. You see 25 lawyers chasing an ambulance. More than clothes come out of the closets. You go to a tanning salon before going to the beach. More money is spent on facelifts than on diapers. Smoking in your office is not optional. You pack shorts and a T-shirt for skiing in the snow, and a sweater and a wetsuit for the beach. When you can't schedule a meeting because you must "do lunch." Your children learn to walk in Birkenstocks. Rainstorms or thunder are the lead story for the local news. You'll reluctantly miss yoga class to wait for the hot tub repairman. You consult your horoscope before planning your day. A glass has been reserved for you at your favorite winery. All highways into the state say: "no fruits." All highways out of the state say: "Go back." The Terminator is your governor You can't remember . . . is pot illegal? It's barely sprinkling rain and there's a report on every news station: "STORM WATCH" You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from California.
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