Saturday, November 04, 2006

Okay, so am I a Maritimer, I still fit the BC People?

I read this Maritimer post today and I got all the jokes...I could relate...after 4 years of being looked at funny because I'm "from away", am I finally becoming one of them? But read on...I also relate and get the BC jokes too!

you know you're a Maritimer when....

1.Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass atractor on the highway
2."Vacation" meansgoing to Moncton for the weekend.
3. You measure distance in hours.
4. You know several people who have hit a deer.
5. Your Grandparents drive 100 km through 13 feet of snowduring a raging blizzard without flinching.
6. You see people wearing hunting clothes at social events.
7. You install security lights on both your house and garageand go and leave both unlocked.
8. You think of the major food groups as: Meat, Fish and TimHortons.
9. You carry jumper cables in your car and yourwife knows how to use them.
10. There are seven empty cars running in the parkinglot of the Canadian Tire store at any given time.
11. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over asnowsuit.
12. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes arefilled with snow.
13. Your lingerie consists of tube socks and flannelpajamas.
14. You know all 4 seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, StillWinter and Construction.
15. It takes three hours to go to the store for one item,even when you're in a hurry because you have to stop and talk toeverybody in town.
And Finally: You know you live in theMaritimes when...16. You actually understand these jokes

You know are from BC if...

1. You know the provincial flower (Mildew)
2. You feel guilty throwing aluminium cans or paper in the trash.
3. You use the statement "sunny break" and know what it means.
4. You know more than 10 ways to order coffee.
5. You know more people who own boats than air conditioners.
6. You feel overdressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant.
7. You stand on a deserted corner in the rain waiting for the "Walk" signal.
8. You consider that; if it has no snow on it then it is not a real mountain.
9. You can taste the difference between Starbucks, Blendz, Moka House and Tim Horton's.
10. You know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye salmon.
11. You know how to pronounce Squamish, Osoyoos, Esquimalt & Nanaimo.
12. You consider swimming an indoor sport.
13. You can tell the difference between Japanese,Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Thai food.
14. In winter, you go to work in the dark and come home in the dark - while only working eight hour days.
15. You never go camping without waterproof matches and a poncho.
16. You are not fazed by "Today's forecast:"showers followed by rain," and Tomorrow's forecast:rain followed by showers."
17. You cannot wait for a day with "showers and sunny breaks".
18. You have no concept of humidity without precipitation.
19. You know that Dawson Creek is a town, not a TV show.
20. You can point to at least two ski mountains, even if you cannot see through the cloud cover.
21. You notice "the mountain is out" when it is a pretty day and you can actually see it.
22. You put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 5, but still wear your hiking boots and parka.
23. You switch to your sandals when it gets about 10, but keep the socks on.
24. You have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.
25. You think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists.
26. You recognize the background shots in your favourite movies & TV shows.
27. You buy new sunglasses every year, because you can't find the old ones after such a long time.
28. You measure distance in hours.
29. You often switch from "heat" to "a/c" in your car in the same day.
30. You use a down comforter in the summer.
31. You carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them.
32. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit under a raincoat.
33. You know all the important seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Raining (Spring), Road Construction (Summer) &Raining Again (Fall).

Granted, I think measuring distance in hours and using jumper cables must be a Canadian thing!


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