Friday, February 1, 2008

You know you're from the Pacific Northwest when:

1. You know the state flower (Mildew).
2. You feel guilty throwing aluminum cans or paper in the trash.
3. Use the statement 'sun 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 or to
church.
7. You stand on a deserted corner in the rain waiting for the 'WALK'
Signal.
8. You consider that if it has no snow or has not recently erupted, it's
not a real mountain.
9. You can taste the difference between Starbucks, Seattle's Best, and
Veneto's.
10. You know the difference between Chinook, Coho and Sockeye salmon.
11. You know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Haceta, Yaquina,
Yachats, Issaquah, Oregon, Yakima and Willamette.
12. You consider swimming an indoor sport.
13. You can tell the difference between Japanese, Chinese 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 have no concept of humidity without precipitation.
18. You know that Boring is a town in Oregon and not just a state of
Mind.
19. You can point to at least two volcanoes, even if you cannot see
through the cloud cover.
20. You notice, 'The mountain is out' when it is a pretty day and you
can actually see it.
21. You put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 50, but still
Wear your hiking boots and parka.
22. You switch to your sandals when it gets about 60, but keep the socks
on.
23. You have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.
24. You think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists.
25. You buy new sunglasses every year, because you cannot find the old
ones after not wearing them for such a long time.
26. You measure distance in hours.
27. You often switch from 'heat' to 'a/c' in the same day.
28. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit under a raincoat.
29. You know all the important seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still
Raining (Spring), Road construction (Summer), Deer & Elk season (Fall).
30. You know a bride and groom who are registered for gifts at REI.
31. You understood these jokes and will probably forward them.

before you send hate mail

If something in this blog offends you, please accept my apologies, then keep it to yourself. I take great pride in my ability to laugh at myself and the world around me. My mission on earth, this lifetime, is to point out all of these funnies to you.

If you think this blog is funny, congratulations and thank you. My job here is done.

If, after reading this, you are still offended by anything in this blog, take two jokes by Carlos Mencia and see me in the morning.

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