ruthless compassion (aroraborealis) wrote,
ruthless compassion
aroraborealis

okay, okay

I was not going to do the "you know you're from" meme until I sate down and looked at a list of "You know you're from Wyoming"s. Really, I think this is just entertaining for me, but it's public in case anyone's really bored :)



Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway or waiting for cattle to cross a dirt road.
You think rush hour is waiting for three cars to pass before you can go from a stop sign.
"Vacation" means driving through Medicine Bow or going to Cheyenne
You've seen all the big bands ten years or more after they were popular
Down south to you means Colorado
You know several people who have hit a deer (and been in the car at least once)
Your school classes were canceled due to the cold
Your school classes were NOT canceled due to a foot or more of snow
You've ridden the school bus for an hour each way
You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day
You can see a car running in the parking lot at the store with no one in it, no matter what time of the year it is (when I go back to visit, it's a common sight!)
You install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both unlocked
You think of the major food groups as deer meat, fish, and berries.
You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to use them (If I had a car... and a girlfriend from Wyoming...)
You know what "cow tipping" is
You know what a jackalope is

You only own 3 spices: salt, pepper, ketchup
You design your kids' Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit (if I had kids, designed their costumes, and still lived in Wyoming...)
You think sexy lingerie is tube socks and a flannel nightie
You know which leaves make good toilet paper
You find 20 degrees below zero "a little chilly"
You know all four seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Frontier Days
You know that Devil's Tower is in Wyoming and that it is not where the devil lives
You know that Yellowstone is in Wyoming, not Montana
You know that Wyoming is in the United States, not Europe (or a suburb of Denver)
You measure distance in hours or minutes
You use a down comforter in the summer
(when I'm home... :)
You see people wearing hunting clothes at social events
Driving in the winter is better because the potholes are filled with snow
You've ever uttered the term, "Greenie"
You can tell the difference between a cow and a horse from a distance (Can't everyone?)
The local gas station sells live bait
You go to the State Fair for a family vacation
You're on a first name basis with the county sheriff
All your radio stations are pre-set to country
You know cow pies aren't made of beef
It takes 30 seconds to reach your destination, and it's clear across town
You can tell the smell of a skunk and the smell of feedlot apart
The sun goes down and you start looking for your coat

In March your vehicle is 43% mud
You leave your keys in your car and it's still there in the morning (when home)
You hear the words "stream" and "brook" pronounced "crick"
The elevation exceeds the population
Drive by shootings only happen on the evening news
There's a bison in your lane
You central heating system is fueled by large logs
(When I was growing up)
You can see stars at night
People drive 100 miles or more to shop in a real mall

A deer throws itself under your wheels
The term "chill factor" is part of your everyday vocabulary
Your backyard smells like sage brush
You put on a pair of snow boots to get the morning paper
You enjoy a hot chocolate more than a margarita
A girls' basketball game fills the school gym
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