A Quark of A Different Spin. (adameros) wrote,
A Quark of A Different Spin.

From zakureth:

You might be from the [Pacific] Northwest if you:
  • Feel guilty throwing aluminum cans or paper in the trash.
  • Use the expression "sun break" and know what it means.
  • Know more people who own boats than air conditioners.
  • Feel overdressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant.
  • Stand on a deserted corner in the rain waiting for the "Walk" signal.
  • Consider that if it has no snow or has not recently erupted, it's not a real mountain.
  • Know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye salmon.
  • Know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Issaquah, Oregon, and Willamette.
  • Consider swimming an indoor sport.
  • Can tell the difference between Japanese, Chinese, and Thai food.
  • In winter, go to work in the dark and come home in the dark- while only working eight-hour days.
  • Never go camping without waterproof matches and a poncho.
  • Are not fazed by "Today's forecast: showers followed by rain, and Tomorrow's forecast: rain followed by showers."
  • You can't wait for a day with "showers and sun breaks."
  • Have no concept of humidity without precipitation.
  • Know that Boring is a town in Oregon and not just a state of mind.
  • Can point to at least two volcanoes, even if you can't see through the cloud cover.
  • Say, "The mountain is out" when it's a pretty day and you can actually see it.
  • Put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 50, but still wear your hiking boots and parka.
  • Switch to your sandals when it gets above 60, but keep the socks on.
  • Have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.
  • Think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists.
  • Knew immediately that the view out "Frasier's" window was fake.
  • Buy new sunglasses every year, because you can't find the old ones after such a long time.
  • Switch from "heat" to "a/c" in the same day. You use a down comforter in the summer.
  • Your grandparents drive 65 mph through 2 feet of water during raging rainstorm without flinching.
  • Design your kid's Halloween costume to fit under a raincoat.
  • Know that driving is better in the winter because almost everybody stays home.
  • Think sexy lingerie is tube socks and flannel pajamas.
  • Actually understand these comments and forward them to all your friends in Washington or Oregon or those who used to live here.

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