Monday, April 18, 2005

You Know You're From Minnesota When...

Blogthings - You Know You're From Minnesota When...

Thanks Mustang 23 for the link to Blogthings.

I've deleted a few since they don't really apply to me and we all know this is ALL ABOUT ME! ~grin~

The weather is usually 80% of your conversation.
This is definitely a MN standard
You call highways "freeways."
Yup - that's how it's done here.
Snow tires came standard on your car.
Well, I don't have snow tires but I do have all weather tires which are absolutely needed.
You've never taken public transportation.
This is no longer true what with MN becoming the Nanny state where government knows best how to spend your money. You can't be trusted. Ride the Light Rail to no where or the BUS.
75% of your graduating high school class went to the University of Minnesota.
I did attend Univ of MN (both in Duluth - brrrrr and Mpls) but I graduated from (drumroll) The College of St. Catherine. Yessiree - a Catholic Women's College.
You assume when you say "The Cities" people know where you're talking about.
You can list all the "-dales."
People from other states love to hear you say words with "o"s in them.
I didn't know this?
In a conversation you've heard someone say "yah sure, you betcha" and you didn't laugh.
Ya sure. Dats how dey tak.
You know what Mille Lacs is and how to spell it.
See Photos on right sidebar. LOL
You have fish boiled in lye for Christmas. Grandpa (Mom's Dad) used to love the stinky stuff (btw - it's called lutefiske). He had it every year for Christmas Eve Dinner right along with the Green Jello Salad with shredded carrots and a dollop of mayonaise on the top. The P's used to cut off the milk supply after the first gallon was drunk. LOL
You know what "uff-da" means and how to use it properly.
Ya sure, you betcha.
You've frozen your tongue on a metal handrail before.
Ahhhh...for me it was a lightpole. Dang that hurts.
You own an ice house, a snowmobile, and a 4 wheel drive vehicle.
Pretty common I'd say. My Dad used to have a hobby of building Ice Houses and then he'd turn them into storage sheds in his Italian backyard.
You have gone trick-or-treating in 3 feet of snow.
Ya sure, you betcha!
You've not only walked across a lake, you've driven across one.
Hasn't everyone?
Everyone you know has a cabin or, at least, access to one.
Ya sure you betcha!
You have friends who schedule their wedding in the middle of January without a thought about weather conditions.
Wouldn't want to waste a nice summer weekend on a wedding of all things, now would you?
Your local Dairy Queen is closed from December through February.
Ya sure you betcha!
Your town isn't trying to be ironic when it plans a "winter carnival."
See sidebar on the right for the St. Paul Winter Carnival Photos.
You laugh out loud every time you see a news report about a blizzard shutting down the entire East Coast.
You think happiness is owning a "piece of lakeshore."
I have that.
You never meet any celebrities except The "BODY"
Annoying man!
You know what and where "Dinkytown" is.
Ya sure, you betcha!
When you talk about "opener" you are not talking about cans.
Every Mother's Day weekend!
You have refused to buy something because it's too "spendy."
Guilty as charged.
Your town has an equal number of bars and churches.
More churches.
You (or your parents) voted for Mondale.
I'd bet money that they did.
You've seen "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in Uptown.
You know that everyone has a city preference -- Minneapolis or St. Paul.
St. Paul.
You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Minnesota.
My Dad will love them.

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