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maynardwix
11-13-2009, 12:53
I saw this a long time ago, I think I got it in an e-mail. This is for anyone that lives in Florida, before you call yourself a Floridian, see if you can relate to this list. I'll guess that if you were born here or have lived here for a very long time, almost all of these will ring a bell. Hope y'all enjoy this, feel free to add anything you think should be on the list but isn't.

:wavey:


"Down South" means Key West.

"Panhandling" means going to Pensacola.

You think no-one over 70 should be allowed to drive.

Flip-flops are everyday wear.

Shoes are for business meetings and church.

No, wait, flip flops are good for church too.

Socks are only for bowling.

Orange juice from concentrate makes you vomit.

Tap water tastes like pool water.

An alligator once walked through your neighborhood.

You smirk when a game show's "Grand Prize" is a trip to Florida.

You measure distance in minutes.

You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and one sweatshirt.

You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.

You never use an umbrella because you know the rain will be over in five minutes. Besides you know what time it will rain everyday anyway.

All the local festivals are named after a fruit.

A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.

A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store, but everything to do with shade.

Your winter coat is made of denim.

You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.

You're younger than thirty but some of your friends are over 65.

You know the four seasons really are: almost summer, summer,
not summer but really hot, and Christmas.

Anything under 70 degrees is chilly.

You've hosted a hurricane party.

You go to a theme park for an afternoon, and know when to get on the best rides.

You pass on the right and honk at the elderly.

You understand the futility of exterminating cockroaches.

You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee, Withlacoochee, Okahumpka and Loxahatchee.

You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat than have a boat yourself.

You've driven through Yeehaw Junction and Alligator Alley.

You were 8 before you realized they made houses without pools.

You were 12+ when you first met someone who couldn't swim.

You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas.

You know what the "stingray shuffle" is and why it's important!

You could swim before you could read.

You have to drive north to get to "The South".

You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix.

You've gotten out of school early on Halloween to trick or treat before it got dark.

You know that anything under a Category 3 just isn't worth waking up for.

You dread lovebug season.

You are on a first name basis with the Hurricane list. They aren't Hurricane Charley, Hurricane Frances...but Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne.

You know what a snowbird is and you hate them.

You know why flamingos are pink.

You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty average.

You were at least twelve before you ever saw snow or you still haven't.

You know the difference between various orange colored citrus.


:cool:

U-phorik407
11-14-2009, 05:30
FTW!!! I use to drive through Okahumpa on a daily basis! Talk about a 1 horse town lol. Blink and you miss it. lol

noway
11-14-2009, 14:34
did that singray shuffle and at one time ( probably still can do it ) I could tell you every exit on the tuenpike from snakecreek to okahumpka and what major food/coffee that was available at all rest stops ;)

40 Cal Joe
11-14-2009, 17:20
Stongray shuffle is a learned response. All it takes is one time:supergrin:

And we did have an alligator in out backyard last year.

maynardwix
11-15-2009, 10:54
Stongray shuffle is a learned response. All it takes is one time:supergrin:

It only took me one time, that is so painful! I caught a 150 pound stingray many years ago, it had about a 8-10 inch barb, that made me think twice about wade fishing!

Ron3
11-15-2009, 22:40
Thats a great list!

PBCounty
11-16-2009, 16:48
Many of those would apply. Born and raised in South Florida.

Liquid
11-16-2009, 19:08
You've driven through Yeehaw Junction and Alligator Alley.
"Down South" means Key West.
You smirk when a game show's "Grand Prize" is a trip to Florida.
You measure distance in minutes.
A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store, but everything to do with shade.
You know the four seasons really are: almost summer, summer,
not summer but really hot, and Christmas.
Anything under 70 degrees is chilly.
You know what the "stingray shuffle" is and why it's important!
You could swim before you could read.
You know that anything under a Category 3 just isn't worth waking up for.
You were at least twelve before you ever saw snow or you still haven't.


MADE IN DADE










Made in Dade

Dandapani
11-16-2009, 19:23
You have to drive north to get to "The South".

Amen! I love FL. It's South without being Suthern!

Plus, I wear shorts 365 days a year, including xmas!

1faSStchevy
11-16-2009, 19:37
You know what the "stingray shuffle" is and why it's important!

This doesnt always work. Trust me I know. Yea it sucks really bad.

Please add to the list:
You know how to throw a cast net.
You fish for bait before going fishing.
You have at least 2 rattlesnake buttons somewhere in your home.
You use a tennis racket as a fly swatter.
You ask yourself "If its snowbird season, why cant we shoot them?"

Hobe Sound Local over and out

Manofprint
11-16-2009, 19:48
Great List

Broward Born and Bread

I love the look on peoples face up north (michigan)
when I tell them im from the sunshine state :tongueout:

Usingmyrights
11-19-2009, 19:58
How about when you go to the beach to get away from it all, it isn't Destin, South, Daytona, WestPalm or any other major beach.

You've slapped a mosquito and it just laughed and sucked your blood until you felt faint.

You know where/what Cowford is.

Going to an amusment park isn't that big of a deal.

All you see between towns on the interestates is pine forrests.





For the record, I have at least one gator that lives in the lake out back. Its a small one though. Maybe 4'.

neonhomer
11-20-2009, 11:59
If you ride your motorcycle to a relative's house Christmas morning, and you're wearing shorts. Also... "You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix." That should be Winn Dixie... Publix is high dollar for the snowbirds.

greatwun
11-22-2009, 10:35
They closed down all the Winn Dixies in my area but "ALDI" is the new trend in popular supermarkets over here.

Starbelly
11-22-2009, 12:01
I wore flops to Church this morning:supergrin:

G19Pistolero
11-23-2009, 13:06
Never seen a Winn Dixie other than in Miami...I do have about 6 Publix within a 5-7 mile radius though...there's only one local Albertson's left...

-J.-

They closed down all the Winn Dixies in my area but "ALDI" is the new trend in popular supermarkets over here.

PBCounty
11-24-2009, 15:08
Never seen a Winn Dixie other than in Miami...I do have about 6 Publix within a 5-7 mile radius though...there's only one local Albertson's left...

-J.-

They seem to be drying up. When I was a little guy Winn Dixie and Publix were evenly matched with Albertsons bringing up the rear. Now all I see is Publix with a rare sighting of Winn Dixie. I just hope the lack of competition doesn't cause their otherwise excellent quality to diminish.

noway
11-24-2009, 21:19
They seem to be drying up. When I was a little guy Winn Dixie and Publix were evenly matched with Albertsons bringing up the rear. Now all I see is Publix with a rare sighting of Winn Dixie. I just hope the lack of competition doesn't cause their otherwise excellent quality to diminish.

true dat , but don't discount bravo and sedano in the hood ;) I was driving around one of my old neighborhood last week and found yet another sedano. Never knew it exist.

Sedano is also great for a taste of good hot foods, almost as good as the "comida por libra "

Usingmyrights
11-26-2009, 13:38
In my neck of the woods Hitchcocks and Harveys are the local grocery chains.

MajSingh
11-26-2009, 14:07
I wore flops to Church this morning:supergrin:

I got you beat! My temple (Hindu temples..) don't wear shoes at all...either barefoot or socks...:tongueout:

SilverBullet_83
11-30-2009, 18:44
nice!

maynardwix
01-18-2010, 16:19
:bump:



:wavey:

Sundog
01-22-2010, 08:43
You joke that the slogan on the snowbirds' Quebec license plates translates to "We don't tip".

You know what an alligator pear is.

You've consumed enough Cuban coffee that the regular stuff puts you to sleep.

area727
01-22-2010, 11:02
haha. I've been living in FL for 15 years now. Several on that list apply to me, but not all :supergrin:

KingofOviedo
02-06-2010, 21:58
Born in Rockledge and live in Orlando. Funny how people fear hurricanes. I tell those yankees "I was born in a hurricane!"

ssgt_acft_mech
02-06-2010, 22:06
with me being military the only thing that threw me off was when they changed the damn exit signs on I-75....I didnt know this when I was driving home....I was using landmarks on the highway

maynardwix
03-11-2010, 18:37
:bump:

FLglockdude
04-05-2010, 00:30
I found this list to he quite funny and true at the same time.

Born in Rockledge and live in Orlando. Funny how people fear hurricanes. I tell those yankees "I was born in a hurricane!"

Same here :wavey:

Born and raised in Rockledge.

Where exactly did you live?