Thursday, March 30, 2006

How to Tell if You're From Colorado...

1. You switch from "Heat" to "A/C" in one day.
2. You know what the "Peoples Republic of Boulder" means.
3. Your sense of direction is: towards the mountains and away from the mountains.
4. You're a meat-eating vegetarian.
5. The bike on your car is worth more than your car and you have your own special bike lane.
6. You take your out-of-town guests to Casa Bonita even though you would never go there otherwise.
7. You think your major food groups are granola bars, tofu and Fat Tire Beer.
8. You've been tear gassed in a riot to celebrate a CU/CSU's victory.
9. You can never figure out why your out-of-town guests faint from altitude sickness on a picnic to the mountains.
10. You can drive over a 12,000-foot pass in 4 feet of snow, but can't get to work if there are 4 inches of snow.
11. You know the 'correct' pronunciation of Buena Vista.
12. When you visit friends at sea level, you can drink a case of beer and not get a buzz.
13. Your car insurance costs more than your car.
14. You have surge protectors on every outlet.
15. April showers bring May blizzards.
16. 'Timberline' is someplace you have actually been.
17. You know what a 'Chinook' is.
18. You know what a 'Rocky Mountain Oyster' is.
19. You know what a "fourteener" is.
20. But you don't know what a "blinker" is.
21. Your golf bag has a 9-iron, a 3-wood and a lightning rod.
22. You know who Alfred Packer was and what he did.
23. You know who Baby Doe Tabor was.
24 SPF 90 is not out of the question.
25. People from out of state breathe 5 times as often as you do.
26. Having a Senator named Nighthorse doesn't seem strange.
27. Thunder has set off your car alarm.
28. A full moon has never kept you awake at night.
29. You have an $800 stereo in your $300 truck.
30. A sudden loss of cabin pressure is not a big deal.
31. You think a red light means 3 more cars can go.
32. Where we're going, we don't need roads!!
33. You know where Doc Holliday's grave is.
34. You know where Buffalo Bill's grave is.
35. You know where the real "South Park" is.
36. You can recognize the license plates of all 50 states on sight.
37. Driving directions usually include 'Go over _________ Pass.'
38. You've checked for ticks.
39. You've dressed in shorts, sandals, and a parka w/ a hood.
40. You've gone snow skiing in July and...
41. You've gone sunbathing in January and...
42. They were in the same year!
43. You've urinated on the Continental Divide just so it could run into both oceans.
44. And the most important: You get a certain feeling of satisfaction from knowing that California and Texas are both downstream.


Bill Purdy said...

I lived in Colorado for 30 years, and can confidently say I have never seen a tick until I moved to the Carolinas (where I lived when I picked three of them off of myself last summer alone).

Black widows, on the other hand, rattlesnakes, and coyotes. They say we have 'em in the Carolinas, but the only place I have seen 'em (and in abundance) is good old Colorado.

PammyJean said...

Yikes. I ticked 5 off the list (#4, 20, 21, 33, 43), but otherwise, yep -- that's me.

Got a big dose of datdreaminess about camping when a co-worker and I got into a conversation about camping today. Can't wait to go.

And not only do I check ME for ticks, I check the dog, too.

(and this security word I'm typing in -- "vfahmnz" -- pretty sure that's what I called Flintstones Chewables when I was 2.)

DEJO said...

Just to nitpick #22, his name was Alferd Packer.

Pat Angello said...

Pam, I know you've WANTED to pee on the Continental Divide.

I recall golfing in January and shoveling snow the next morning.

Heather said...

This was great! On Christmas Break when I was in 6th grade it was 78 degrees and we were roller skaring outside in shorts. The next morning we were buried under 8 feet of snow!!! Nothing the weather does here surprises me after 35 years!

Everything you ever wanted to know about Pat Angello - sorry!