22 August 2007

You Know You're From Oregon When....

In honor of my upcoming trip to Oregon.....The first edition of:

You know you're from Oregon when...

You feel guilty throwing aluminum cans or paper in the trash.

You consider that if it has no snow or has not recently erupted, it is not a real mountain.

You know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye salmon.

You know how to pronounce Mishikhwutmetunne, Coquille, Sequim, Siuslaw, Puyallup, Issaquah, Oregon, Yachats, Yakima, and Willamette.

You are not fazed by "Today's forecast: showers followed by rain," and "Tomorrow's forecast: rain followed by showers."

You notice, "The mountain is out" when it is a pretty day and you can actually see it.

You put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 50, but still wear your hiking boots and parka.

You switch to your sandals when it gets about 60, but keep the socks on.

You think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or people from California

You buy new sunglasses every year, because you cannot find the old ones after such a long time.

You understand these.

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