Thursday, April 14, 2005

you know you're from indiana when...

You Know You're From Indiana When...
*You drive for three hours and the scenery outside doesn't change.
*There's three feet of snow on the ground and school is still in session.
*You only go to the mall once a year 'cause it takes too long to get there.
*A trip to Wal-Mart is considered "going into town" and is a privilege.
*While driving all you see is corn.
*People still have Christmas decorations up at Easter.
*You start saying to yourself "More than corn in Indiana my butt."
*Anyone with a cell phone looks out of place.
*Walking through Wal-Mart with two carts full of kids is normal.
*Anyone with a tan is rich.
*The hip hang-out place is McDonald's or Steak&Shake.
*There really is more than corn in Indiana. There's soybeans, too.
*A party consists of flashlight tag, capture the flag, euchre, doritos, and the movie "Princess Bride."
*A restaurant has an invisible wall in the non-smoking section, and you believe it works.
*Speeding consists of 2 miles over the speed limit.
*You think you don't have to use a turn signal on your car, because you don't use it on your tractor.
*You build your dream house on a cornfield, and you considered it posh.
*You warsh your clothes and you think George Warshington was the first president.
*You're proud to be called a Hoosier, even if you don't know what one is.
*A "hill" is either a speed bump or where an old train track used to be.
*You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "Terre Haute"
*Detassling was your first job. Bailing hay, your second.
*Ruff isn't a sound a dog makes, its the thing over your head.
*You can stack hay, swim in the pond to clean off, and then have the strength to play a couple of games of hoops all in the same day.
*You say things like "catty-wumpus" and "kitty-corner."
*You own a dirtbike or a ATV.
*John Deer is the biggest name brand around.
*You live in a city ... and there's a cornfield in your backyard.
*High school basketball game draws a bigger crowd on the weekend nights than movie theaters.
*You can see at least 2 basketball hoops from your yard.
*You can name every one of Bob Knight's "exploits" over the last few years.
*You shop at Marsh.
*You work at Marsh.
*Damon Bailey was your childhood hero.
*The biggest question of your youth was "IU or Purdue?"
*Indianapolis is the "big city."
*"Getting caught by a train" is a legitimate excuse for being late to school.
*People at your high school chewed tobacco.
*Everyone knows who the town cop is, where he lives, and whether he is at home or on duty.
*You actually know what the CART vs IRL debate is about and have taken a side.
*To you, a raccoon is simply a "coon."
*The vehicle of choice in your area is not a car, but a pickup.
*The most rebelious teens get in the spring is chalking driveways and TPing.
*Someone you know is BIG John Mellencamp fan.
*You've been to the Covered Bridge Festival.
*To you, a tenderloin is not an expensive cut of beef, but a big, salty, breaded piece of pork served on a bun with pickles.
*You call a green bell pepper a "mango."
*Sometimes, you call the toilet the "commode" or the "stool."
*High school senior pranks invovle farm animals
*In the fall, one of your favorite pranks was corning cars.
*You know what FFA and 4H stand for.
*You know what chip-and-seal is, and your high school was located on just such a road.
*You go the county fair every night of its week-long duration.
*You can say "French Lick" without laughing out loud.
*There's actually a college near you named "Ball State."
*The last "g" is silent in any word ending in "ing."
*You think the state Bird is Larry.
*You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Indiana.

I would say about the majority of these are true for me. I'm sure the rest are true for other people from Indiana... like people from Blackford or Wes Del. ;) We do love those people!
I liked the one about Ball State and there being more people at the high school basketball games then the movie theater.

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