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Old 07-16-2007, 08:35 AM
 
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You Know You're From/live in Northern Virginia If...

1. Speed limits are just suggestions
2. You take a major highway to get anywhere (95, 66,28, etc)
3. You constantly complain about there being nothing to do, even though you are right next to DC
4. You have at least 2 friends who have no idea what their parents do because its "top secret" government work
5. 50% of your senior class went to either Mason, JMU, Tech, Radford, or UVA
6. When people ask where you're from, you tell them DC because its easier to explain
7. You've never told someone you're from Virginia without putting "northern" in front of it
8. You dread going to the DMV for anything
9. Its not actually tailgating unless your bumper is touching the car in front of you.
10. A yellow light means at least 5 more cars car get through.
11. A red light means 2 more can.
12. It takes you 30 minutes to drive 10 miles
13. Your local news is national news
14. If you hear the word "sniper" one more time you're going to slap someone
15. You actually know what the black boxes at stoplights are for
16. You drive at least 30 miles a day to get to work
17. You do your Christmas shopping online b/c the shopping malls are like parking lots
18. Despite the fact that Virginia fought for the south in the Civil War, you are NOT, under ANY circumstances, a "southerner"
19. You know that each high school in the region had it's own corresponding McDonald's.
20. You know at least 2 people who drive a mercedes, BMW, Lexus, etc.
21. The cars in the local high school's student parking lot are woth 3x those in the teacher parking lot.
22. You are amused by visiting relatives who are actually excited to see Washington DC
23. You are amazed when you go out of town and the people at McDonalds speak english
24. You can cross 4 lanes of traffic in under 30 seconds
25. There are at least 3 malls within 20 minutes of your house
26. There are at least 6 Starbucks within 20 minutes of your house
27. You or someone in your family has a Smart Tag
28. You remember the Air and Space museum fondly from school fieldtrips to DC
29. When traveling, you have your choice of 3 airports
30. You don't actually like the Wizards (except when Jordan was playing)
31. An inch of snow and you miss 3 days of work
32. All the potholes just add a little excitement to your driving experience
33. Stop signs mean slow down a little, but only if you feel like it
34. A rich white kid driving a BMW while blasting rap music is a common occurance
35. You call things "ghetto" even though in most of the rest of the country it'd be high class
36. You don't have enough room on your home lot to build a garage
37. You know where to find Midgetville
38. When you were driving on the beltway at 2:13am on a Tuesday there was still traffic
39. Crown Victoria = undercover cop or Teresa Smoot
40. A slow driver is someone who isn't going at least 10mph over the speed limit
41. You understand the meaning of "If you don't get it, you don't get it"
42. Subway is a fast food place. The transportation system is known as Metro, and only Metro
43. You've taken a wrong turn somewhere late at night and ended up in a bad part of DC
44. Most of Loudoun County is the "middle of nowhere"
45. They just tore down the old farm house across the street and put 12 new houses in its place
46. You know who Elliott is.
47. Someone has honked at you because you didn't peal out the second the light turned green.
48. You've honked at someone because they didn't peal out the second the light turned green.
49. Two words: rush hour
50. For the cost of your house, you could own a small town in Iowa
51. Helicopters, F-15s, and airplanes flying above your neighborhood is a normal occurance.
52. If you stay on the same road long enough, it will eventually have 3 new names.
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Old 07-16-2007, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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37. You know where to find Midgetville
That's hilarious! You have no idea how many times we were chased out of there when I was in high school.

By the way, don't forget about the "Bunny Man"!
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Old 07-16-2007, 02:38 PM
 
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That's hilarious! You have no idea how many times we were chased out of there when I was in high school.
Heck, I got chased out of there last Saturday. Was southbound on Cedar Lane...had a few minutes to spare...thought I'd pull in and get one maybe last look. There's crime tape all over. Two guys were talking about 50 yards in. When they turned and started toward my car, I just reflexively got out of there...
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Old 07-16-2007, 06:25 PM
 
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53. Your use to MS-13 spray painted on all the buildings.
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:54 PM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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Funny list.

In all my life, I've never sought out Midgetville. I heard all sorts of stories about it and knew people who of course claimed ridiculous things about it. Of course, now that I'm older and the internet is at my disposal, I've been able to learn the truth about it so the mystique has been taken away, but I have a friend who lives in Vienna that I'm visiting on Wednesday and I think I may have to go take a peek just for the hell of it.
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Old 07-17-2007, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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DNB - you wont be disappointed

...what was the marker again?..something like turn at the tulip mail box.
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Old 07-17-2007, 04:56 PM
 
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Cedar Lane to Wedderburn Lane, a little southwest of the bike path. Wedderburn is only one block long. When it hits Lucketts, there ya be. But there isn't a lot of it left...and soon there will be none.
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Old 07-18-2007, 04:40 PM
 
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OK, someone has to explain the Midgetville thing for the uninitiated...
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Old 07-18-2007, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Northwestern VA
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OK, someone has to explain the Midgetville thing for the uninitiated...
From what I'm told, it's a section of Vienna where a bunch of "little people" live...and everything is built to suit their needs. A friend of mine told me about it...and until I saw this thread, I thought he was lying. I've lived in Northern VA for 22 years and still have no idea where it is.
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Old 07-18-2007, 07:36 PM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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It's a bit of an urban legend. A "Midgetville" does exist, but it's never been home to actual little people, in spite of what people in high school would say (i.e. someone always "knew someone" who had a run-in with violent little people there). Regardless, I plan to check it out this weekend since I'll be in the area and might as well take a look to see what all the fuss was about.

http://alexandriagazette.com/article.asp?archive=true&article=39005&paper=62&ca t=109 (broken link)
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