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Old 02-12-2008, 10:43 AM
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Just for fun! Anybody have any additions to this list?

You know you're from Florida when.....

"Down South" means Key West.

"Panhandling" means going to Pensacola.

Flip-flops are everyday wear.

Shoes are for business meetings and church.
No, wait, flip flops are good for church too.

Socks are only for bowling.

Orange juice from concentrate makes you vomit.

Tap water makes you vomit.

Sweet tea can be served at any meal .

An alligator once walked through your neighborhood.

You smirk when a game show's "Grand Prize" is a trip to Florida.

You measure distance in minutes.

You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and one sweatshirt.

You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.

You never use an umbrella because you know the rain will be over in five

All the local festivals are named after a fruit.

A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.

A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store,but
everything to do with shade.

Your winter coat is made of denim

You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.

You're younger than thirty but some of your friends are over 65.

You know the four seasons really are: almost summer, summer, not summer
but really hot, and Christmas.

It's not "pop." It's "soda" or "coke."

Anything under 70 is chilly.

You've attended a hurricane party.

You go to a theme park for an afternoon, and know when to get on the best

You understand the futility of exterminating cockroaches.

You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee, Withlacoochee , Okahumpka and

You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat than have a
boat yourself.

You've driven through Yeehaw Junction.

Bumper stickers on the pickup in front of you include various fish, the
NRA and a confederate flag.

You were 8 before you realized they made houses without pools.

You were 12 when you first met someone who couldn't swim.

You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas.

You know what the "stingray shuffle" is and why it's important!

You could swim before you could read.

You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix.

Every other house had blue roofs in 2004-2005.

You've gotten out of school early on Halloween to trick or treat before
it got dark.

You know that anything under a Category 3 just isn't worth waking up for.

You dread the lovebug seasons.

You are on a first name basis with the Hurricane list.
They aren't Hurricane Charley, Hurricane Frances...but Charley, Frances,
Ivan and Jeanne.

You know why flamingos are pink.

You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty average.

You were twelve before you ever saw snow or you still haven't.

When the northerners complain that 80 is 'so hot', you just stand there
and smile.

You refer to the seasons as "Tourist Season", "Fire Season" "Hurricane
Season" and "Mosquito Season"

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Old 02-12-2008, 11:04 AM
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You know you're in Florida When:

You have to follow street lines to make a turn with traffic.

The person in front of you is doing 20 in a 50 zone and all you can see is silver hair sticking up above the steering wheel and a dogs nose hanging out the window.

The car's temp gauge reads 115 Degrees in the shade, then you get in and sit on the leather seats..... WOW!

Your neighbor comes over for a cup of sugar and stays a week.

You just get done cutting the grass in your backyard and the front has to be cut again.

Love bugs are stuck to the hood of your car and it takes a sandblast to get them off.

Have a great day in FL
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:04 AM
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When you don't have a TAN because we work!
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:11 PM
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You know you're in FLORIDA:

When you hit a deer and 5 people stop to ask if they can have it ????

When your next door neighbors are busted for having a grow house....

When you go to B.J.'s and have to check the shopping cart for dirty diapers.

When roundabouts only confuse already confused drivers.....

When stop signs don't apply to them....

When the weather is great 9 months out of the year, at least.....
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:20 PM
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They have more Walgreens than Starbucks.

A prerequisite to enter a Wal-Mart is to learn spanish.

You haven't had a raise in 5 years.

You have to tell a tourist 5 times how to get to Disney, instead on purpose you send him to Pine Hills!

Police helicopters are almost a nightly occurence, right around 10:00 news time.
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:42 PM
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Some more:

You don't go in the ocean unless and until it's 80 degrees or warmer.

You can find cashmere scarves sitting on the shelves of national clothing stores for $6.95 in January.

You've gone to Disney World and come back home in one day.

You've ever written a "message" to a Hurricane on plywood covering your windows: "Charlie stay away!"
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:16 PM
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LOL, these are all great!!
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:43 PM
Location: Ft. Myers Florida
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You know your from Florida when
A snowbird needs to find Tamiami Trail and they just came in off of Rt.41
and you try and explain that they were on it.
A snowbird asks for a pop and you give them a shot in the jaw.
A snowbird says they just came from a blizzard and you think they just
came from Dairy Queen.
A snowbird asks what Rid Tide is and you can answer them.
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:47 PM
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You are the only person under 70 at the doctor's office (this actually happened to me the other day!)
You have contemplated creating a dog litter box since it is too damn hot to walk the dog in August.
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:00 PM
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Originally Posted by Denise in Fla View Post
When you don't have a TAN because we work!

My parents work full-time and they still have a tan. They told me that have no clue how they got a tan. Just walking to and from the car caused it lol
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