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Monday, March 28, 2011

Those funny Colorado-isms

...and I've got 1 more: You're from Colorado if you wake up to a white world during spring break, and aren't the least bit surprised.

Here are the originals, from an email a friend (and former Coloradan).
You're from Colorado if:

You'll eat ice cream in the winter.

It snows a foot and you don't expect school to be cancelled.

You'll wear flip flops every day of the year, regardless of temperature.

You have no accent at all, but can hear other people's. And then you make fun of them.

"Humid" is over 10%.

Your sense of direction is: Toward the mountains and Away from the mountains.

You say "the interstate" and everybody knows it’s one or the other (of two).

You think that May is a totally normal month for a blizzard.

You buy your flowers to set out on Mother's day, but try and hold off planting them until just before Father's day.

You grew up planning your Halloween costumes around your coat.

You know what the Continental Divide is.

You don't think Coors beer is that big of a deal.

You went to Casa Bonita as a kid, AND as an adult.

You've gone off-road in a vehicle that was never intended for such activities.

You always know the elevation of where you are.

You wake up to a beautiful, 70 degree day and you wonder if it's going to snow tomorrow.

You don't care that some company renamed it, the Broncos still play at Mile High Stadium!!

Everybody wears jeans to church.

You actually know that **South Park** is a real place not just a show on TV.

You know what a 'trust fund hippy' is, and you know its natural habitat is Boulder.

You know you're talking to a fellow Coloradoan when they call it "Elitches," not ""Six Flags." (No longer Six Flags anyway – YEAH!)

A bear on your front porch doesn't bother you.

Your two favorite football teams are the Broncos and whoever is beating the crap out of the Raiders.

When people back East tell you they have mountains in their state too, you just laugh.

You go anywhere else on the planet and the air feels "sticky" and you notice the sky is no longer blue.

Autumn Piper
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Sutton Fox said...

rofl!! I love these. They are so true.

When I moved to Atlanta from Denver, I spent the first six months driving around lost because there were no mountains!!

D'Ann said...