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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mudhog, May 29, 2002.

  1. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    You might be from the Northwest if you:


    You might be from the Northwest if you:
    * Feel guilty throwing aluminum cans or paper in the trash.
    * Use the statement "sun break" and know what it means.
    * Know more people who own boats than air conditioners.
    * Feel overdressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant.
    * Stand on a deserted corner in the rain waiting for the "Walk" signal.
    * Consider that if it has no snow or has not recently erupted, it's not
    a real mountain.
    * Know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye salmon.
    * Know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Issaquah, Oregon, and
    Willamette.
    * Consider swimming an indoor sport.
    * Can tell the difference between Japanese, Chinese, and Thai food.
    * In winter, go to work in the dark and come home in the dark- while
    only working eight-hour days.
    * Never go camping without waterproof matches and a poncho.
    * Are not fazed by "Today's forecast: showers followed by rain, and
    Tomorrow's forecast: rain followed by showers."
    * You can't wait for a day with "showers and sun breaks."
    * Have no concept of humidity without precipitation.
    * Know that Boring is a town in Oregon and not just a state of mind.
    * Can point to at least two volcanoes, even if you can't see through
    the cloud cover.
    * Say, "The mountain is out" when it's a pretty day and you can
    actually see it.
    * Put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 50, but still wear
    your hiking boots and parka.
    * Switch to your sandals when it gets above 60, but keep the socks on.
    * Have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.
    * Think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists.
    * Knew immediately that the view out "Frasier's" window was fake.
    * Buy new sunglasses every year, because you can't find the old ones
    after such a long time.
    * Switch from "heat" to "a/c" in the same day. You use a down comforter
    in the summer.
    * Your grandparents drive 65 mph through 2 feet of water during raging
    rainstorm without flinching.
    * Design your kid's Halloween costume to fit under a raincoat.
    * Know that driving is better in the winter because almost everybody
    stays home.
    * Think sexy lingerie is tube socks and flannel pajamas.
    * Actually understand these comments and forward them to all your
    friends in Washington or Oregon or those who used to live here.
     
  2. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    /forums/images/icons/cool.gif thats awesome, it's not the GREAT Northwest for nothing/forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  3. Djroffroad

    Djroffroad 1/2 ton status

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    *Spend 10 hours on a boat in the driving rain.
    (did that today /forums/images/icons/smile.gif awsome!! )
    *Wonder if it's a fishing hole or a puddle.
    *Go wheelin because it's sunny.
    *Go wheelin cause it's raining.
    *Spare cloths as part of equipment in 4x4.
    *Go skiing cause rain here means snow up there.
    *Have to bring dry wood from home when camping.
    *Use Rain-X
    *Need 2 sets of wipers per year
    *Truck heater stays on defrost
    *You have moss growing around the rear window of your truck.
    *Grease your u-joints every week.
    *Want no carpet in your truck.
    *Rust on truck does NOT come from rocksalt.

    And finally....................
    *Stand in the parking lot after a club meeting in the cold rain for over an hour just to BS about wheelin.
     
  4. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
  5. ChevyHuny

    ChevyHuny 1/2 ton status

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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    *Truck heater stays on defrost

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    SO TRUE
     
  6. Djroffroad

    Djroffroad 1/2 ton status

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    * Learned to swim length of pool before age 5.
    * Own a boot dryer.
    * Never find a shortage of winch anchor points.
    * Don't know what a Pull-Pal is, or at least have never seen one.
    * Tree hazards force you to mount your lights low.
    * Water hazards force you to mount your lights high.
    * Never have to water your lawn.
    * Have no need to wash truck after wheelin.
     
  7. JimmyJuneau

    JimmyJuneau 1/2 ton status

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    In winter, go to work in the dark and come home in the dark- while
    only working eight-hour days.

    You might be from alaska if you go to work and its dark leave for lunch its light come back from lunch and its dark again leave work and guess what its still dark (winter time) september - april.
    You might be from alaska id you go to work and it light wo come home and its light you go to bed and its still light out! (summer) may-august
     
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    m j 1/2 ton status

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    I am with you.
    Oregon although west is hardly north.
     
  9. K5Jimmy

    K5Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    ........."The Mountain is out"......I went to AIT (Infantry training) at Ft Lewis, Wash......Nov-Feb....actually saw the mountain 8 or 9 times and had Exactly 3 "sun breaks"......Those are funnier than Redneck......thanks for rekindling soggy old memories.....
     
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    Excellent stuff..............Dan's add-on's are great too.
     
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    Yes..standing in the chow line with a raincoat in hand, just in case..
     
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    79Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    * The first thing you pack to go camping is a big tarp.
    * You dont wear flannel to be fashionable.

    James
     
  13. Djroffroad

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    * use Rain-X on your sunglasses.
    * often forget where your sunglasses are.
    * don't own any sunglasses.
    * have a new Starbucks open up across the street from 2 other Starbucks.
    * think of micro brews as domestic beer.
    * see punk rockers dressed in leather...... and flannel.
    * wonder why Interstate 405 never crosses any state borders.
    * know the significants of May 18th and remember what you where doing.
    * go to 4th of July fireworks with tarps and umbrellas.
    * have never been to a parade without rain.
     
  14. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    So, I'm guessin' y'all get some rain up there. I saw rain once........./forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
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    <font color=blue> Awesome post !
     
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    Djroffroad 1/2 ton status

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    * think 70 degrees is too warm.
    * think 40 degrees is too cold.
    * think "mostly cloudy" as a good day to get outside.
    * can fish for salmon, steelhead, and stergeon /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
    * can most likely fish for them within 10 minutes from home /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    * Can drive your truck on the dunes.
    * Can go skiing at the mountain.
    * can do both the above in the same day /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
    * buy snow chains as a gift.
    * your mom knows how to install them.
    * you don't plan anything for summer, cus it is a short week,LMAO
    * Have skied on the 4th of July
    * know the difference between partly Cloudy and Partly Sunny
     
  18. RobbieOH

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    How true
     

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