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Old 10-15-2007, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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You know you're a Central Floridian if....
· Socks are only for bowling.
· You never use an umbrella because you know the rain will be over in five minutes.
· 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.
· Anything under 70 is chilly.
· You pass on the right and honk at the elderly, but pull over for a funeral.
· You've driven through Yeehaw Junction.
· You could swim before you could read.
· You have to drive north to get to The South.
· You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix.
· Every other house in your neighborhood 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 love bug season.
· 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 think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty small.
· You were twelve before you ever saw snow, or you still haven't.
· "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, unless it's Easter or Christmas.
· Sweet tea can be served at any meal.
· An alligator once walked through your neighborhood.
· 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.
· All the local festivals are named after a fruit.
· A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.
· You think everyone from a bigger city has a northern accent.
· You know the four seasons really are: almost summer, summer, not summer but really hot, and February.
· Anything under 95 is just warm.
· You've hosted a hurricane party.
· You go to a theme park for an afternoon, and know when to get on the best rides (Space Mountain during the Electric Light Parade!).
· You understand the futility of exterminating cockroaches.
· You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee , Ichnatucknee and Withlacoochee
· You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat, than have a boat yourself.
· You were 5 before you realized they made houses without pools.
· You were 25 when you first met someone who couldn't swim.
· You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas.

This was a dreaded forward from my mom but I think it was cute and fitting. Feel free to add to it but lets keep it civil???!
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Old 10-15-2007, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Ocoee, FL
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- The sight of another bulldozed orange grove brings a tear to your eye.
- You watch movies at home in complete silence, but go to the theater to talk on the cell phone, chat with your neighbor and generally avoid paying any attention to the movie.
- Going downtown means heading to downtown Winter Garden, Ocoee, Oveido, Clermont, etc.
- The sight of costumed characters advertising new homes for sale on the side of the road is an everyday experience.
- You change schools every year because a new one is built closer to your home.
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Old 10-15-2007, 12:38 PM
 
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- You wonder how the kid next door can afford that $1495 per month three bedroom apartment until you meet his 12 roommates.
- You call a business and hear a pre-recorded voice telling you "para la información en Inglés, prensa dos" and you don't think a thing of it!
- A job ad in the Orlando Sentinel says "starting pay in the mid $20k range. 5 years expereince required, must be bilingual, MBA strongly preferred".
- The field you drove by on Tuesday is now a WalMart...and it's only Friday!
- No matter where you go, some idiot is telling you why "now is the best time to buy a home".
- You realize UCF has tougher entrance requirements than Harvard for some programs due to lack of available space/increasing population.
- Your neighbor really loves it here, and will continue to love it for about 24 months.
- You say to yourself "I've never seen this many people in a Wlagreens before - and I'm from Chicago!"
- You start thinking the American flag only has one star, three red stripes, and two white ones.
- You lose all ability to give directions.
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Old 10-15-2007, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Oviedo, FL
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-people wave with thier 'middle' finger.
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Old 10-15-2007, 04:06 PM
 
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-Every week you have a new boss

-NASCAR doesn't entertain you becuz '84 Honda Civics with a rice burners make you dillusional

-You wonder what country you're really in becuz your coworkers all speak a different language

-When a tourist asks for directions you tell them you just moved here, you don't know either...................
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:08 PM
 
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- Hot water comes out of both taps
- Having a tree in your living room does not necessarily mean it's Christmas
- Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is "What if I get knocked out & end up lying on the
pavement & cook to death!
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:05 AM
 
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-your idea of a big city is Mt. Dora
-your house is on a dirt road and it is in city limits
-you sleep with out a shirt on in December
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:44 AM
 
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- A job ad in the Orlando Sentinel says "starting pay in the mid $20k range. 5 years expereince required, must be bilingual, MBA strongly preferred".
LOL OMG!!!!!
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Old 10-16-2007, 06:23 PM
 
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It may be raining in your front yard and not in your back yard.

You can't grow any good vegetables cause your yard is useless sand and by the time you drag the water hose to water the poor squash plants, they wilted and dried up.

Your neighbors from up north think tropicals in the landscape are awesome, until we get a hard freeze in January.

You find lizard skeletons underthe sofa.
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:09 PM
 
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I never wear flip-flops. They are a great way to get fire-ant bites. I don't wear shorts, ever, either. They just look tacky, way too casual.

You want to deal with the heat you just stay in the shade or wear some moisture wicking polyester. Much more comfortable that way. I also wear polyester underwear I get off the web at Sierra trading post. It's a big help. I wear sunscreen every day in the summer, too.

It's not that hot in Orlando. Most of the year it's warm to moderate temperatures, though the air is fairly humid in the summer. Hot enough you can sometimes get fog on your windows or glasses. It only gets up to around a heat index of 100-103 at the hotest. There are other places in the south or midwest that are just as hot or hotter. Virginia or Oklahoma spring to mind. Virginia is a humid heat like Orlando, whereas Oklahoma is a slightly drier, but hotter heat. Almost like a convection oven.
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