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You just might be from Iowa...
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sunnywiz
A friend sent these to me.
Uh.. i laughed, 'cause, uh.. they hit home. *ahem*. I italicized the ones that especially stood out for me...
[and added personal notes as well.]


If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 18
inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will
swim by, you might live in Iowa...

If you're proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights
each year because it's the coldest spot in the nation, you might live
in Iowa.

If your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March, you
might live in Iowa.
[Starbucks in Nevada, the ice cream place, is closed Nov-Feb]

If you instinctively walk like a penguin for five months out of the
year, you might live in Iowa.
[Maybe only one month. Currently in effect.]

If someone in a store offers you assistance, and they don't work
there, you might live in Iowa.
[uh.. i *offered* assistance...]

If your dad's suntan stops at a line curving around the middle of his
forehead, you might live in Iowa.

If you have worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you might live in Iowa. [Wearing them RIGHT NOW (at home)]

If your town has an equal number of bars and churches, you might live in Iowa.

If you have had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who
dialed a wrong number, you might live in Iowa.

YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRUE Iowan WHEN:
1. "Vacation" means going east or west on I-80 for the weekend. [To Cedar Rapids!]
2. You measure distance in hours. [CR and Iowa City are 2 hrs away; Des Moines Airport is an hr]
3. You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.
4. You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back again [Hey, how else do you defrost?]
5. You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging
blizzard, without flinching.
6. You see people wearing camouflage at social events (including weddings).
7. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
8. You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how
to use them.
9. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
10. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow. [Case in point: for Ames folks, the byroad from Duff to where Happy Chef used to be]
11. You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and
road construction.

12. Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to
your blue spruce.
13. You were unaware that there is a legal drinking age.
14. Down South to you means Missouri.
15. A brat is something you eat.
16. Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new pole shed.
17. You go out to a tail gate party every Friday.
18. Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.
19. You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.
20. You find 0 degrees "a little chilly."
21. You actually understand these jokes, and you forward them to all
your Iowa friends



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