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You Know You're From The Pacific Northwest When...  
User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 9 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4353 times:

1. It rains all day, every day, and you have no problems with that!
2. You can drive an SUV, talk on the cell phone, and drink a latte at the same time.
3. It's raining and you're driving 10mph on the freeway, because it's raining.
4. Despite being hidden by clouds, you can correctly point in the general direction of every well-known volcano in the region.
5. You know the volcanic history of every volcano within 200 miles of your home.
6. You take a ferry to work.
7. There's 20 coffee joints within a 1-mile radius of where you live or work.
8. Like you, everyone drives a pickup with at least 2 rifles in the back...in the downtown area...and no one cares.
9. There's an anti-Bush, anti-war rally pretty much every day.
10. You complain when it rains and wishes for warmer weather, but then complain when it's too hot (over 80 degrees) and hope it rains.
11. You bitch and moan all winter about the crappy weather, then bitch and moan when you're in Hawaii or Cancun because it's too hot.
12. You get angry at all the Californians who have moved here...but then realize you're not a native yourself...and may have come from California yourself many years ago!
13. Your first paycheck was in the form of stock options.
14. You have salmon for Christmas dinner (I did this year!  Laugh out loud)
15. You either work for Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon.com or some bio-tech firm.

Add on...

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User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4344 times:

Too true! Well, I have problems with it raining all day, every day. And anything over 75 is too hot for me. Not sure I agree about #8, but maybe I just hang out with too many Canadians. Here are some more:

16. You wear black jeans to the opera, and are overdressed, because everyone else is in fleece.
17. You think Pike Place Market is for tourists and the homeless.
18. The slugs in your yard are a foot long. (Seriously!)



But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineAAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4311 times:

Hey now that is sounding like life in L.A. Starbucks here are like Circle K's in PHX, one on every corner.

User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4306 times:

19. Despite how many Dems. cross over and vote for another party, Democrats always wins the governor's race...
20. Public employee unions run everything. Period. Don't like it? Move to Texas.
21. Higher-end SUV's and pickups are considered just as nice as BMW's, Lexus, Cadillac, etc.
22. Everyone knows everything about every high-tech device on the market, or what's about to hit the market.

[Edited 2005-01-02 08:20:26]

User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4299 times:

23. A 1 hr ferry ride is the preferred way to get to work...gives you time to relax
24. The sun coming up at 10 AM in the winter doesn't phase you at all.

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4292 times:

25. You're used to missing work/school because wind knocked the power out
26. You're not Canadian but have a Canadian accent to the rest of the nation


User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4258 times:

26. You're not Canadian but have a Canadian accent to the rest of the nation

Very true...whenever I go anywhere else in the US or even Europe, many people think I sound Canadian, Vancouver in particular. Pretty amazing, considering I'm only about 200 miles away!



User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11677 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4227 times:

Uhhhh..... We have only two ferries within a hundred mile radius of Portland and no one uses them unless they absolutely have to. Their crossing time is about 10 minutes and there are bridges near by on major highways that are a lot faster.

27. You think everyone that uses an umbrella is a Californian, a wimp or both.

True! I was born in Kansas and grew up here; I have never owned an umbrella! LOL

28. Think that swimming is used for survival and not recreation.
29. Know where you were and what you were doing for every major weather event in the last 10 years. (New Years snow, Vera's wall, and so on)

GO CANUCKS!!



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4189 times:

Uhhhh..... We have only two ferries within a hundred mile radius of Portland and no one uses them unless they absolutely have to. Their crossing time is about 10 minutes and there are bridges near by on major highways that are a lot faster.

Seb146 -

I think they were referring to the state of Washington, which has the largest ferry system in the world. Connecting people from across the Puget Sound and the outlying San Juan Islands. Not to mention ferries to Canada! (Victoria, BC specifically; there may be others.)

Steve


User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4151 times:

I was talking about the ferries across the Puget Sound...used to take em all the time, either Seattle-Bremerton, or Seattle-Bainbridge Island....good ride really, they have lounges and snack bars up on the top decks, or you can sleep in your car on the way to work....who else can say they do that during their morning commute? Big grin

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4140 times:

30. When it snows, everyone drives 5 miles an hour, simply because they have no clue how to drive in the snow.

31. When you visit desert cities, you wonder why they have gravel instead of grass in the front yard of houses.


User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4123 times:

30. When it snows, everyone drives 5 miles an hour, simply because they have no clue how to drive in the snow.

True...though at least they have their cell phone and latte in hand... Big grin


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