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.