Wednesday, January 16, 2008

You Know You're From Indiana When...

I don't normally pass along joke things like this but I really liked this one because I could relate to almost every item listed, either from growing up in IN or living here now. For our out of state readers and family, I'm hoping this will shed a little light on why we are the way we are ....

  • You think the state Bird is Larry.
  • You can say "French Lick" without laughing out loud.
  • There's actually a college near you named " Ball State ."
  • You know Batesville is the casket-making capital of the worldand you're proud of it.
  • Your feelings get hurt whenever someone points out the acronymfor Purdue University is PU.
  • You know several people who have hit a deer.
    Down south to you means Kentucky .
  • You have no problem spelling or pronouncing Terre Haute .
  • Your school classes were canceled because of cold.
  • Your school classes were canceled because of heat.
  • You know what the phr ase "knee-high by the Fourth of July"means.
  • You've heard of Euchre, you know how to play Euchre, and you are a master of Euchre.
  • You've seen a running car, with nobody in it, in the parkinglot of the grocery store, no matter what time of year it is.
  • Detassling was your first job. Bailing hay, your second. Or you could stack hay, swim in the pond to clean off and then have the
    strength to play a couple of games of hoops, all in the same barn lot onthe same day.
  • You say things like catty-wampus and kitty corner and know what they mean.
  • You install security lights on your house and garage, thenleave them both unlocked.
  • You carry jumper cables in your car regularly.
  • You drink pop.
  • You catch frogs at the crick.
  • If you want someone to hear you, you holler at 'em.
  • You know that baling wire was the predecessor to duct tape.
  • You know that strangers are the only ones who come to your front door.
  • Kids and dogs ride in the passenger seats of cars and thebacks of pickups.
  • You think nothing of driving on the roads and being stuckbehind a farm implement in spring and fall. You just hope it's not a hog truck or a manure spreader.
  • High school basketball games draw bigger crowds on the weekendthan movie theaters, IF you have a movie theater.
  • Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
  • The local paper covers national and international headlines onone page but requires six for local sports.
  • You can repeat the scores of the last eight NBA games, but unless the MVP is a Hoosier, you are not sure who he is.
  • You can see at least two basketball hoops from your yard.
    You can name every one of Bobby Knight's exploits over the last fewyears.
  • The biggest question of your youth was IU or Purdue.
  • Indianapolis is the BIG CITY.
  • Getting stuck by a train is a legitimate excuse for beinglate to school or work.
  • Everyone knows who the town cops are, where they live, andwhether they're at home or on duty.
  • You've been to the Covered Bridge Festival. And you took backroads to get there. Why sit in traffic?
  • To you, tenderloin is not an expensive cut of beef, but a big,salty, breaded, & fried piece of pork served on a bun with pickle and onion.

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