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Old 08-27-2006, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Talking You know you live in Arizona when.....

You buy salsa by the gallon.
All of your out-of-state friends start to visit after October but clear out come
the end of April.
You think someone driving while wearing oven mitts is clever.
Most of the restaurants in your town have the first name "El" or "Los."
You think six tons of crushed rock makes a beautiful yard.
You notice your car overheating before you drive it.
Your house is made of stucco and has a red clay tile roof.
You can say Hohokam(?Hohokam (HO-ho-ko'm) and people don't think you're
laughing funny.
You no longer associate bridges or rivers with water.
You see more irrigation water on the street than there is in the Salt River.
You know a swamp cooler is not a happy hour drink.
You can say 120 degrees without fainting.
Every other vehicle is a 4x4.
You can be in the snow, and then drive for an hour and it will be more than 100
degrees.
Vehicles with open windows have the right-of-way in the summer.
You have to go to a fake beach for some fake waves.
People break out coats when the temperature drops below 70.
You discover, in July, it only takes two fingers to drive your car.
The pool can be warmer than you are.
You can make sun tea instantly.
People will drive over 100 miles just to see snow.
You run your air conditioner in the middle of winter so you can use your fireplace.
Most people will not drink tap water unless they are under dire conditions.
People with black cars or have black upholstery in their car are automatically assumed
to be from out-of-state or nuts.
You notice the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
You realize Valley Fever isn't a disco dance.
You can finish a Big Gulp in 10 minutes and go back for seconds.
The water from the cold water tap is the same temperature as the hot one.
You can (correctly) pronounce the words: "Saguaro(?Saguaro (suh-WA'R-o)
An arborescent cactus (Carnegiea gigantea)
"Tempe," "Gila Bend," "San Xavier," "Canyon de
Chelly," "Mogollon Rim," "Cholla," and "Ajo."
It's noon in July, kids are on summer vacation, and not one person is moving
on the streets.
You actually burn your hand opening the car door.
Sunscreen is sold year round, kept at the front of the checkout counter, a formula
less than 30 SPF is a joke, and you wear it just to go to the Circle K.
Some fool can market mini-misters for joggers and other fools will actually buy
them.
Hot-air balloons can't go up, because the air outside is hotter than the air
inside.
No one would dream of putting vinyl upholstery in a car.
You eat hot chilis to cool your mouth off.
You learn that a seat belt makes a pretty good branding iron.
The temperature drops below 95, you feel a bit chilly.
You discover that you can get a sunburn through your car window.
You break a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m. before work.
Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end up lying
on the pavement and cook to death?"
You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
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Old 08-27-2006, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Avondale, AZ
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HAHA. Yeah, I'm an Arizonan alright.
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Old 08-27-2006, 07:20 PM
 
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I like it. Lots of good ones here- and all true. I never knew how uncomfortable having a black car with black upholstery would be here before I moved- now, I can't get rid of the **** thing, no one wants to buy it here (big surprise).
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Old 08-28-2006, 03:00 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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I like it. Lots of good ones here- and all true. I never knew how uncomfortable having a black car with black upholstery would be here before I moved- now, I can't get rid of the **** thing, no one wants to buy it here (big surprise).
I can't imagine how hot that must get, my interior is all a darker grey and it's an inferno, especially if it's in the sun. Did you try listing it in Flagstaff, might be worth the drive to get rid of it and see some decent weather.
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Old 08-28-2006, 05:00 PM
 
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I like it. Lots of good ones here- and all true. I never knew how uncomfortable having a black car with black upholstery would be here before I moved- now, I can't get rid of the **** thing, no one wants to buy it here (big surprise).
, try having a metallic gear shifter with that! I needed a towel in my car just to drive
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Old 09-01-2006, 12:51 AM
 
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Ah yes and what about these

You put your kickstand down on your motorcycle and it goes right through the asphalt

You have actually tried to cook an egg on the sidewalk in the summer

While sitting at a red light your tires make four little holes in the road

You notice the white crosswalk paint like looks like a snake because as cars leave the light, the asphalt moves with the tire traction.

You hate to fire up the oven to cook in June - July - August and most of September

The monsoon clouds are just a mirage - they never were there or else they would have moved into the valley and rained

You look at your speedometer and it shows 120 and you think it's the thermometer

You wonder how dogs and birds can walk on the sidewalks and streets without burning their feet but you look like you are doing a hot coal fire walk going to the mail box only 10 feet from your door in your bare feet to get the mail.

You actually think you saw the water in your pool starting to boil one day
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Old 09-03-2006, 02:57 PM
 
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You know you live in Arizona when.............

You begin running into neighbors you had in California!
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Old 09-07-2006, 06:12 PM
 
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You see people walking around with umbrellas and there hasn't been a cloud in the sky for the last 6 months.
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Old 11-14-2007, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Ajo, AZ
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How about when the javelinas drive the birds out of the birdbath?
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Anywhere but here!
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Oh yeah...I definitely know I live in Arizona...I can relate to far too many of those things!

People from other places must think we're all nuts!
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