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    You know you are from Washington if...

    1. You know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Enumclaw and Issaquah.
    2. You consider swimming an indoor sport.
    3. You keep snow chains in your trunk but they've never been used.
    4. You see a person carrying an umbrella and know they must be a tourist.
    5. Eating seafood isn't anything special.
    6. Your lawn is mostly moss and you don't really care.
    7. Your daily commute to work involves riding a ferry.
    8. You know the difference between "showers followed by rain" and "rain followed by showers".
    9. The sight of Mt. Rainier is still awe inspiring.
    10. You're extremely picky about your coffee.
    11. You yell at the TV if they pronounce the name of a city wrong or make an inaccurate Seattle reference on "Frasier".
    12. You rarely wash your car because it's just going to get muddy again tomorrow.
    13. You wouldn't dream of putting an air conditioner in your house.
    14. You go to Eastern Washington to get some sun.
    15. You can drive from your home to a lake, a river or the Puget Sound in 20 minutes or less.
    16. You've seen or know someone who has seen Bigfoot.
    17. You remember where you were on May 18th, 1980.
    18. You get a terrible sunburn on the first really nice day of summer.
    19. You look forward to SeaFair and all its related activities.
    20. You take a heavy coat and a hat with you for a day at the beach.
    21. You have learned to assume Christmas will be rainy, not white.
    22. You've owned the same bathing suit for years because you never have a chance to wear it out.
    23. You still can't believe the new Seahawks stadium is open air.
    24. Your phone book contains a tide table.
    25. You only visit the Space Needle if you need someplace to take out of town guests.
    26. You or someone you know works at Boeing or Microsoft. (or Costco, REI, or Eddie Bauer)
    27. You "Do The Puyallup" every year.
    28. You feel guilty throwing something away that could be recycled.
    29. You use the word "sunbreak" and know what it means.
    30. You know more than 10 ways to order coffee.
    31. You know more people who own boats than air conditioners.
    32. You know the difference between Chinook, Coho and Sockeye salmon.
    33. You never go camping without water proof matches and a poncho.
    34. You have no concept of humidity without precipitation.
    35. You can point to at least 2 volcanoes even if you can't actually see them through the cloud cover.
    36. You wear shorts when the temperature gets above 50 but still wear your hiking boots and parka.
    37. You switch to your sandals at about 60 degrees but keep your socks on.
    38. You have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.
    39. You buy new sunglasses every year because you've lost last years pair after such a long time not needing them.
    40. You measure distance in hours.
    41. You often switch from heat to a/c in your car in the same day.
    42. You use a down comforter in the summer.
    43. You carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them.
    44. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit under a raincoat.
    45. You choose your vacation spot according to the best latte stands.

    46. You purchase a new car and the 'Northwest Package' includes a built in umbrella holder.

    47. Your children don't get chickenpox, they get 'rust spots' instead.

    48. When you think 'big hair', you think of Kent.
    49. You can't make it two blocks without seeing a Starbucks.
    50. When you hear people from Eastern WA say they're going to the coast, you assume they mean Ocean Shores.

    51. You make reference to the new neighborhood going up down the street and people have to ask, "Which one?"
    52. You can't believe that people in Spokane actually have yellow grass in the winter and green grass in the summer.

    53. You know how to pronounce geoduck and know that it doesn't quack or have feathers.
    54. You expect snow for Valentine's Day, not Christmas.

    55. You get upset when a store doesn't carry your favorite brand of bottled water.

    56. You can tell the difference between Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean and Thai food.

    57. You can taste the difference between Starbucks, Seattle's Best and Tully's.

    58. It's not a real mountain unless it has snow and has erupted within the last 200 years.

    59. You go to work in the dark and come home in the dark even though you only have an 8 hour workday.

    60. You've ever stood alone on a deserted street corner in the rain.
    61. You can tell it's summer because the rain is warmer.62. You know what a Frango is.63. You think the "Middle East" is Ellensburg and the "Far East" is Spokane.
    64. You realize no education is required to be a weatherman. Just predict, "Partly cloudy with a chance of rain."

    65. You have an earthquake story, and so does everyone else you know.

    66. You can identify seven different types of rain.

    67. You can identify five different cities by smell alone.

    68. You thing espresso was invented in Seattle.

    69. You know what 'Sodo Mojo' is.

    70. You can turn in any direction and be within a stones throw of an Indian-run casino.

    71. You think summer starts in July and winter in September.

    72. It's not a real windstorm until your lawn ornaments blow away.

    73. You know exactly where Tom Hank's boathouse was in "Sleepless In Seattle".

    74. You know who J.P. Patches was.

    75. At least one of your neighbors has a hot tub they haven't used in over a year.

    76. You know who really 'let the dogs out'.

    77. You become frightened by the bright yellow orb in the sky until the 9-1-1 operator tells you it's just the sun.
    78. You've used every setting on your intermittent wipers.79. You know you better enjoy the snow the first day it falls before the rain washes it away.80. You marvel when the autumn leaves stay on the trees for more than three days before the rain knocks them to the ground.
    81. You can't imagine living through a tornado or hurricane but you secretly think earthquakes are kind of fun.

    82. You give directions using the Puget Sound and Cascade mountains as points of reference.
    83. You lose your sense of direction if you go east of the Cascade mountains.
    84. You know at least 5 different ways to kill slugs.

    85. You know at least 10 different recipes that call for blackberries. (or huckleberrys or salmonberrys)

    86. You are not sure of the color of your house because of all of the rhododendron bushes planted in front of it.

    87. You know the difference between a rhododendron and an azalea.

    88. You know what a Dick's Deluxe is.
    89. You or your family member live "in the woods".
    90. You can endure 100 days of rain and wind but an inch of snow means school cancellations.

    91. You consider an antique anything mad before 1970.

    92. You know someone whose house has been partially crushed by a tree.

    93. You know the difference between an evergreen and a deciduous tree.

    94. You don't know what a turnpike is and have never paid a toll to drive over a bridge.
    95. You own a barbeque that has rusted.96. You change your wiper blades more often than your oil.
    97. Your idea of dancing is nodding your head vigorously.

    98. You use your defogger and your AC at the same time.

    99. You don't own anything made of wool.

    100. when someone honks at you, you think they are trying to say "hi".

    101. You get a least 5 e-mails a week from friends asking you to come see their band.

    102. You know what a 9-inning lunch is.

    103. You think you're working late if you stay past 3 pm.

    104. You have more unemployed friends than friends who have jobs.

    105. You prefer one mountain range to the other.
    I'm your huckleberry...

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    Well, folks....I stand corrected. Apparently there is such a list and I didn't know it. But please note that there is no nastygram about Microsoft employees on this one.

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    You know what's weird? On my motorcycle trip from South Dakota to Washington and Oregon, I got rained on in Wyoming and Montana, but not a single drop while i was in Washington or Oregon.
    It's better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hush29 View Post
    You know what's weird? On my motorcycle trip from South Dakota to Washington and Oregon, I got rained on in Wyoming and Montana, but not a single drop while i was in Washington or Oregon.
    You must have been here during our week of summer.

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    Maclean you forgot to mention the algae on cars when you don't wash them every so often.

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    You must have been here during our week of summer.
    I was there in late July/early August.
    It's better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hush29 View Post
    I was there in late July/early August.
    That's right about where we have our week of Summer.
    I'm your huckleberry...

    Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!

    You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.


    I was looking for a saint who was a devil of a lover,
    but every girl I found was either one way or the other...



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    I know how to say Sequim, my mom's from there. Her mom was the schoolmarm in Port Townsend.


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    Heck....were practically cousins!!



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    I would like my country back. I used to believe that one man could never destroy this country. Not so sure anymore!

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    Guilty of all of the above...although the reference to Mt St Helens...1980...I wasn't born yet so I sort of know where I was. Not here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armsmaster270 View Post
    I know how to say Sequim, my mom's from there. Her mom was the schoolmarm in Port Townsend.
    Thats like me and Puyallup. Kittylynn (my wife) has an Aunt and Uncle from there. They go to Puget Sound all the time.


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    Got to send to my sister who lives in Washington.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Car 4 View Post
    Heck....were practically cousins!!



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    We probably are so we can't date unless were in Kentucky.


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