Thursday, December 9, 2004

Hoosier happs.....

This just in from Bernadette's place: 

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

You drive for three hours and the scenery outside doesn't change. Yep..

There's three feet of snow on the ground and school is still in session. Thank Goodness :)

You only go to the mall once a year 'cause it takes too long to get there. Actually, I have a mall less than 10 minutes away--I still don't go.....

While driving all you see is corn.  Not around here anymore, but 15 minutes South there's corn--progress (stinks sometimes), ya know.....

People still have Christmas decorations up at Easter. Valentine's day :)

You start saying to yourself "More than corn in Indiana my butt."  No doubt after midnight.....

Anyone with a cell phone looks out of place. 
They're only good for emergencies....

Walking through Wal-Mart with two carts full of kids is normal.  Isn't that everywhere????

Anyone with a tan is rich.  Anyone with a tan here--its sprayed, rubbed or UV light-bulbed......

The hip hang-out place is McDonald's. Uh.... not in my lifetime.... yet.....

There really is more than corn in Indiana. There’s soybeans, too. Hee Hee

When you plan an orgy and a Euchre game breaks out.  Always! or Poker....

A restaurant has an invisible wall in thenon-smoking section and you believe it works. It's usually plexiglass and goes up about 3 ft from the booth ;)

Speeding consists of 2 miles over the speed limit. Not the people who drive around me... again with the progress.....

You think you don't have to use a turn signal on your car because you don't use it on your tractor.  At least we can't leave them on for miles then, can we?

You build your dream house on a cornfield, and you considered it posh. No neighbors close by means I can get loud when I'm in the mood ;)

You warsh your clothes and you think George Warshington was the first president.  Uh, yeah.....but its war like har, not war like wore.....

You're proud to be called a Hoosier, even if you don't know what one is. Extremely :)

You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "Terre Haute"  Nope.....

Detassling was your first job. Bailing hay, your second. Mine was cleaning stalls first, cutting tobacco second....

You can stack hay, swim in the pond to clean off, and then have the strength to play a couple of games of hoops all in the same day.  All before noon...

You say things like "catty-wumpus" and "kitty-corner". Don't think so.....

You own a dirtbike or a ATV. When I was 8

You live in a city ... and there's a cornfield in your backyard. As earlier... 15 minutes away

High school basketball game draws a bigger crowd on the weekend nights than movie theaters. We are THE basketball state....

You can see at least 2 basketball hoops from your yard. Close by...

You can name every one of Bob Knight's "exploits" over the last few years. The General....

You shop at Marsh. Used to but they closed, now its Meijer....or Kroger

Damon Bailey was your childhood hero. Not a basketball fan (bad Hoosier, aren't I)  Mine was Lynn Swann

The biggest question of your youth was "IU or Purdue?" Still is.... we have a rivalry in the family (brother is Purdue Grad, everyone else IU) Gracie is a Purdue fan.....

Indianapolis is the "big city".  
We do have the world's tallest Christmas tree.

"Getting caught by a train" is a legitimate excuse for being late to school. Yep

People at your high school chewed tobacco. Me too, 'Bandits' on the softball team....

Everyone knows who the town cop is, where he lives, and whether he is at home or on duty. He saved my young, dumb ass when I was a kid (family friend) many times.....

You actually know what the CART vs IRL debate is about and have taken a side. Yep

To you, a raccoon is simply a "coon".  Sure is

The vehicle of choice in your area is not a car, but a pickup.  4 x4 with a Hemi...

Someone you know is BIG John Mellencamp fan.  Isn't everyone...

You've been to the Covered Bridge Festival.  Every year...

To you, a tenderloin is not an expensive cut of beef, but a big, salty, breaded piece of pork served on a bun with pickles.  I know the difference...it is food, after all :)

You call a green bell pepper a "mango".  Again with the difference...

Sometimes, you call the toilet the "commode" or the "stool".  Toilet works for me... anythings better than 'the john' though.....

In the fall, one of your favorite pranks was corning cars.  Nope....

You know what FFA and 4H stand for.  FFA=Future Farmers of America, 4h =Head, Heart, Hand, Health

You know what chip-and-seal is, and your high school was located on just such a road.  Nope, not this chick....

You go the county fair every night of it's week-long duration. County Fair once, State Fair twice....

You can say "French Lick" without laughing out loud.  Its a nice little romantic place.... home of Larry Bird

There's actually a college near you named "Ball State."  Ball State is in Muncie, I'm closer to Indiana University and University of Indianapolis, Butler U isn't far either....

The last "g" is silent in any word ending in "ing."  Depending on the situation...

You think the state Bird is Larry. Its a cardinal....

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Indiana.  But, of course....

Check yours out.....  

Cat

2 comments:

thelovetrain said...

I can pronounce "Terra hoht" and I used to BUILD my dream home, out of corn stalks (when I was a kid). I was born in Illinois and lived there until 13.

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valphish said...

Oh, I learned alot about your state.  Don't know anything about Indiana.  Very interesting.