Thursday, April 8, 2010

Silly Thursday!

 Thanks to Ammy( AO4) , who got me in the mood fur a good joke or two, I thought I would share what  it was like living here in Florida! My other Floridians may have seen some of these before...
 
Welcome to Florida! You might be a Floridian if...

"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

Socks are only for bowling

Sweet tea can be served at any meal.

An alligator once walked through your neighborhood.

You smirk when a game show's "Grand Prize" is a trip to Florida.

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.

You never use an umbrella because you know the rain will be over in five minutes

You smile when someone calls florida sunny.

you laugh at people who complain about the humidity.

All the local festivals are named after a fruit.

A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.

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 know when to come inside before mosquito-thirty.

You know the four seasons really are: almost summer, summer,
not summer but really hot, and Christmas.

Anything under 70 is chilly.

You've hosted a hurricane party!!

You go to a theme park for an afternoon, and know when to get on the best rides.

You understand the futility of exterminating cockroaches.

You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee, Withlacoochee, Okahumpka and Loxahatchee. and know where all of them are~

You've driven through Yeehaw Junction.

Bumper stickers on the pickup in front of you include various fish, the NRA and a confederate flag.

You were 8 before you realized they made houses without pools.

You were 12 when you first met someone who couldn't swim.

You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas.

You know what the "stingray shuffle" is and why it's important!

You could swim before you could read

You have to drive north to get to The South

Every other house had blue roofs in 2004-2005 and why~

You know that anything under a Category 3 just isn't worth waking up for.

You dread lovebug 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 know what a snowbird is and you hate them.

You were twelve before you ever saw snow or you still haven't.

You know why flamingos are pink.

You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty average.


Have a Happy, Silly Thursday!

26 comments:

MAX said...

Hey there!
I think I wanna live by you!....
Lotsalicks
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Guess it's safe to say we are Floridians - we really saw a lot of snow this year.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

scotsmad said...

Enjoyed them all. Good fun.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

hehe--i like stuff like that. we definately do not live in Florida!!

Cyber-sibes said...

Nope, not us, never had an alligator go thru ouryard, thank dogness!

just a couple of Yankees,
jack a-roo & moo too

Josie said...

Wow, that's a lot of good reasons. Can't come up with that many for living where we live for sure. I'm with MaxDog. We wanna live by you. Much Love, Woof! Josie

Josie said...

P.S. My pussycats are in love with Bentley...

Meows...from Mizzen, Mr. Big and Sophie

The Thundering Herd said...

Love the list, but we would like to point that the migration of snowbirds back to us is happening!

P.S. - Here, they are called "halfbacks," because true snowbirds go back to the north. We get those who started north, go to Florida for the winter, and then come "half way back" to North Carolina Mountains for the summer.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Furry good smiles today!

Thanks fur sharing them!

I do khommend woo fur living there - Mom and I don't think we'd be able to hang! I'm not sure there is enough sunskhreen 'round to keep her pale!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Mochi and Mommy said...

Great list! :) Mom wears flip-flops ALL the time!

Mochi

Dory and the Mama said...

WOW...what a great list Kira!! Almost like our house, except all that humidity stuff!!

Smileys!
Dory

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

That's GRRRRREAT!! Someday our Moms and Dad want to live in Florida!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Sychoberians said...

Kira is Beawootiful and funny, We have made Dad use the A/C on Christmas here in Southern California too.

Stay cool and avoid the Alligators.

Remy

ScrapsofMe said...

We are definitely Floridians...we smoke our mullet, eat maters, go to the Strawberry Festival and live near Wimauma (Y-mama). We get sand spurs in our paws and tiny seashells between our toes, sounds like you have on tap shoes..tickty tickty tap tap.

sniffies,

Bonnie

The OP Pack said...

Thanks for all the smiles, Kira. And for another beautiful photo of you.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Wild Dingo said...

that was fun! very cute!

The Two Country Poodles said...

Those were all barktastic!


Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

K9friend said...

Oh yeah! Gotta love it!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

ocmist said...

Grammy loved this as her eldest son and 4 grand-daughters live in St. Pete! She copied it and sent it right away! She knows several of these things are true for them. The girls & her son came out to visit here in California and they all were in TERRORS when we went over a high mountain range to get to the ocean! Linda (OC's Mom)

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

We has sumptin' in common.
Maw measures distance in minutes too! HaRoooooo!

Husky kisses,
Biloxi

The Army of Four said...

Hee hee hee! Oh, those are GREAT, Kira!!!
I love Silly Thursday!
Love,
Ammy

Benny and Lily said...

Good one Kira
Benny & Lily

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Happy Thursday!

I'll be in FL next week - as I'm going back to "college" :(

Toby

Lorenza said...

Kira!
I love it!
Thanks for sharing it!
Have a good night
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

BeadedTail said...

Those are all good and prove that we certainly aren't Floridians! You'd laugh at our mommy cause she'd complain about the humidity every single minute.

Huskee and Hershey said...

Our mom says she wants to move to Florida cos she'd love to wear flip flops EVERWHERE!! :P