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green_rd July 23rd, 2010 06:25 PM

You know you're from Florida if ...
 
Most of these are oldies but goodies, enjoy...

Socks are only for bowling.

You never use an umbrella because 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 degrees is chilly.

You've driven through Yeehaw Junction.

You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix.
Every other house in your neighborhood had blue roofs in 2004-2005.

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 or Hurricane Frances. You know them as Andrew, Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne & Wilma...Irene...Cheryl...Rita Mary..Alison

You know what a snowbird is and when they'll leave.

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

'Down South' means
Key West
Flip-flops are everyday wear. Shoes are for business meetings and church, but you HAVE worn flip flops to church before.

You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and one sweatshirt.

You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.

A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.

You know the four seasons really are: Hurricane season, love bug season, tourist season and summer.

You've hosted a hurricane party.

You can pronounce Okeechobee,
Kissimmee , Withlacoochee , Thonotosassa and Micanopy.

You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat, than have a boat yourself.

You were 25 when you first met someone who couldn't swim.

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


My add... We had a tradition of waterskiing on Christmas and New Years.

You recognize Miami-Dade as '
Northern Cuba'









Manuel July 24th, 2010 11:56 AM

I like those. LOL

TM

skymaster July 24th, 2010 12:50 PM

Sounds pretty much "RIGHT ON" to me! :rolleyes:

"SKY"

Parrot Mom July 24th, 2010 12:56 PM

Just arrived today another version
 


*Subject:* Living in Florida





*/A FLORIDA BLESSING/*

Bless this house, oh Lord, we cry.
Please keep it cool in mid-July.
Bless the walls where termites dine,
while ants and roaches march in time.
Bless our yard where spiders pass
fire ant castles in the grass.
Bless the garage, a home to please
carpenter beetles, ticks and fleas.
Bless the love bugs, two by two,
the gnats and mosquitoes that feed on you.
Millions of creatures that fly or crawl,
in Florida , Lord, you've put them all!!
But this is home, and here we'll stay,
So thank you Lord, for insect spray.


******************
HOLD IT.............there's more................


YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN Florida IN JULY WHEN...

~ The birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.

~ The trees are whistling for the dogs.

~ The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.

~ Hot water now comes out of both taps.

~ You can make sun tea instantly.

~ You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.

~ The temperature drops below 95 and you feel a little chilly.

~ You discover that in July it only takes 2 fingers to steer your car.

~ You discover you can get sunburned through your car window.

~ You actually burn your hand opening the car door.

~ You break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m.

~ Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end up
lying on the pavement and cook to death?"

~ You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.

~ The potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is pull one out and
add butter, salt and pepper.

~ Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying
boiled eggs.

~ The cows are giving evaporated milk.

............Ah, what a place to call home
With the heat and oppressive humidity today outside of Boston...I'll stick to Mass.

green_rd July 24th, 2010 04:54 PM

I never heard of sun tea until I moved to Florida

Manuel July 25th, 2010 08:39 AM

We have made many trips to Florida. This year we have been there 4 times so far. So I can already identify with some of those. :)

TM

Trip September 6th, 2010 07:53 AM

I live in Florida in my mind...love the lists!

johnthed0g September 6th, 2010 08:01 AM

Sorry but...a weather question
 
We will be in Florida on a cruise December/Janurary this Xmas/New year season, we expect that the weather may require a light jacket are we right?

Trip September 6th, 2010 08:10 AM

Yes bring a light jacket..on our CM group cruise one year, we could see our breath..as we got into the terminal, the greeter told everyone, welcome to Alaska!

johnthed0g September 6th, 2010 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trip (Post 1315071)
Yes bring a light jacket..on our CM group cruise one year, we could see our breath..as we got into the terminal, the greeter told everyone, welcome to Alaska!

How about New Orleans? Similar?

katlady September 6th, 2010 12:27 PM

Great list.:D I could resist putting up one of my own for California.:D

Manuel December 5th, 2010 11:01 PM

I will be in Florida at the end of the month. I will get more acquainted with that list. LOL

TM

HawkeyeFLA December 6th, 2010 12:52 AM

Ahhh. I do so love it here. Now if only I could escape Orlando and move further south ... but all in due time, all in due time.

Manuel December 6th, 2010 06:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HawkeyeFLA (Post 1332670)
Ahhh. I do so love it here. Now if only I could escape Orlando and move further south ... but all in due time, all in due time.

On a serious note. Hawkeye can you tell us what are the best things about living in Florida?

TM

Lakers Fan December 6th, 2010 06:09 PM

My feet will touch the ground in Florida for the very first time this coming Sunday .

Manuel December 6th, 2010 08:29 PM

Henry, I do hope that you like Florida.

TM

Lakers Fan December 6th, 2010 08:41 PM

I hope I will too .I have enough friends and family living in Florida to fill a stadium or so it seems .

HawkeyeFLA December 7th, 2010 12:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Manuel (Post 1332677)
On a serious note. Hawkeye can you tell us what are the best things about living in Florida?

TM

Once I get close to the coast, that's where it is for me. Love the tang of salt air. Love the fresh fruits grown in state. Strawberries, oranges, watermellons. Get them fresh off the truck within hours of being picked. And of course, I have 5 cruise ports in driving distance. :)

Manuel December 20th, 2010 09:17 PM

Thanks for your input Hawkeye. One of these days I will become a Florida resident myself.

TM

Manuel August 31st, 2011 10:02 PM

We are pretty close to become Florida residents.
If all goes well we will have our closing on sept. 7th.

After that we will own our place in Palm Coast.

TM

Manuel November 7th, 2011 07:53 PM

It's time to post again!

We are now Florida residents.


TM

Manuel January 5th, 2012 05:56 PM

Been here for two months now.

TM

Manuel June 7th, 2012 10:45 PM

Wow! :cool:

I can't believe that we have been here for seven months. 8-)

TM

HawkeyeFLA June 8th, 2012 01:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Manuel (Post 1431958)
Wow! :cool:

I can't believe that we have been here for seven months. 8-)

TM


Talk to me when it's been 10 years. :-p Heh, I'm a weird transplant. My father enlisted into the USAF out of Miami back in 1959 and has been all over since. I lived in Tallahassee briefly in the late 90s for about 9 months, then bounced a bit, but after coming to Orlando in 02, haven't left. Don't see myself leaving any time soon either. Just gonna eventually find myself further south and east. :)

Manuel June 8th, 2012 10:53 AM

Hawkeye, I would love to talk to you anytime.

Mabe in ten years ( or sooner ), we can meet face to face. I have no plans to leave Florida.

TM

Manuel November 3rd, 2012 07:11 PM

Well, I'm a Floridian now. We have lived here for a year.

We love our Palm Coast community and we are here to stay.

TM

aerospace November 4th, 2012 11:54 AM

A 6 foot gator is a baby, anything under 10 isn't impressive.

Manuel November 12th, 2013 01:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Manuel (Post 1453560)
Well, I'm a Floridian now. We have lived here for a year.

We love our Palm Coast community and we are here to stay.

TM

It's been two years now and we continue to be happy Floridians. :D

TM

Manuel December 11th, 2013 01:23 PM

It's great to be a Floridian at this time of the year. We get to go around enjoying the Holiday season wearing shorts and T shirts.


TM


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