Thursday, August 21, 2008

You know you are from Minnesota when....

In honor of my date tonight with a Minnesotan here is a great list for you to enjoy.

You know you are from Minnesota when:

The weather is usually 80% of your conversation.

You call highways "freeways."

Snow tires came standard on your car.

You've never taken public transportation.

75% of your graduating high school class went to the University of Minnesota.

You assume when you say "The Cities" people know where you're talking about.

You can list all the "-dales."

People from other states love to hear you say words with "o"s in them.

In a conversation you've heard someone say "yah sure, you betcha" and you didn't laugh.

You know what Mille Lacs is and how to spell it.

You have fish boiled in lye for Christmas.

You know what "uff-da" means and how to use it properly.

You've frozen your tongue on a metal handrail before.

You own an ice house, a snowmobile, and a 4 wheel drive vehicle.

You have gone trick-or-treating in 3 feet of snow.

You've not only walked across a lake, you've driven across one.

Everyone you know has a cabin or, at least, access to one.

You have friends who schedule their wedding in the middle of January without a thought about weather conditions.

Your local Dairy Queen is closed from December through February.

Your town isn't trying to be ironic when it plans a "winter carnival."

You laugh out loud every time you see a news report about a blizzard shutting down the entire East Coast.

You think happiness is owning a "piece of lakeshore."

You never meet any celebrities except The "BODY"

You know what and where "Dinkytown" is.

When you talk about "opener" you are not talking about cans.

You have refused to buy something because it's too "spendy."

Your town has an equal number of bars and churches.

You (or your parents) voted for Mondale.

You've seen "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in Uptown.

You know that everyone has a city preference -- Minneapolis or St. Paul.


redfrog27 said...

You know some of the same things can be said about Pennsylvania I always laugh when the south is shut down by an inch of snow. I guess it could be worse up here

MJ said...

I'm so anxious to hear about your date....I hope it goes well.

Lynilu said...

Now wait! I've always called highways "freeways"! At least I do when they're free! If not, they are toll roads or tollways! And I've never been to MN!

Well? Didja have fun? Didja? Didja???

Julie said...

Also - dinner is "supper" and a casserole is a "hotdish."

Julie said...

Also? The COOL people live in Mpls.

Monogram Queen said...

I want to go to Minnesota so bad!