Tuesday, October 27, 2009

You know you are from Arizona if…

You know you are from Arizona if…

-You think 60 tons of crushed red rock makes a beautiful yard.

-Your house is made of stucco and has a red clay tile roof.

- Vehicles with open windows have the right-of-way in the summer.

-Most of the restaurants in town have the first name "El" or "Los."

-Most homes have more firearms than people.

- Kids ask, "What's a mosquito?"

- People who have black cars or black upholstery in their car are automatically assumed to be from out of-state or nuts.

-You know better than to get into a car with leather seats if you're wearing shorts.

- When you drive two miles around a parking lot looking for a shady place - even in the dead of winter. 

- You "hug" a cactus only once in your lifetime. 

- A hundred ten in the shade is sort of hot, but you don't have to shovel it off your driveway.

- You take a stroll on Ho Hum Way.

- Petrified doesn't mean scared.

- The temperature drops below 95 and you feel a bit chilly.

- You've experienced condensation on your bum from the hot water in the toilet bowl.

- You would give anything to be able to splash cold water on your face.

- You can attend any function wearing shorts and a tank top.

-You can (correctly) pronounce the words: "Saguaro", "Ocotillo", "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 walking on the streets.

- You experience third degree burns if you touch any metal part of your car.

- You know better than to get into a car with leather seats if you're wearing shorts.

- Announcements for Fourth of July events never end with "in case of rain......"

- When someone asks how far you live from a location, it's always in terms of minutes, not miles.

- Everyone's smiling and talking about the great weather on rainy days.

- You have to explain to out-of-staters why there is no daylight savings time.

-You take rain dances seriously.

-You can finish a Big Gulp in 10 minutes and go back for seconds.

-You know a swamp cooler is not a happy hour drink.

- When a rainy day puts you in a good mood.

-You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Arizona.

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1 comment:

mamabecky said...

I guess I am considered from Arizona after 30 years now. There once was a time I had no clue about these things, born and raised in Colorado.