JLS (jlsjlsjls) wrote,

Snitched from dustdaughter

1. Go to Google (or Yahoo) and type, "You know you're from (your state/country) when..."
2. Cut and paste the list.
3. Post in your own journal.
4. Bold the items that apply to you.

-The word "vacation" means going to Calgary or Edmonton for the weekend. Well, I live in Calgary so the ideal plan is to do all essential errands/shopping after work during the week ... this city really is the sacred shopping mecca of the southern half of this province and a big chunk of two others. ;p
-You measure distance in hours. True for most of Canada outside of the major cities
-You often switch from heat to a/c in the same day. sometimes within the same hour
-You know several people who have hit a deer more than once. No, just a couple who've hit one once ... most people learn to pay better attention to the road shoulder at night after the first one
-You use a down filled comforter in the summertime. No, never
-Your grandparents drive at 100km/hour through 4 metres of snow during a blizzard, without flinching. All my grandparents spent their entire lives in the Ontario snowbelt (which is where I grew up) and knew better than that; only Darwin Award competitors are dumb enough to insist on going out during a blizzard there
-You use windshield washer fluid that has anti-freeze in it, which is good till -45degrees. Oh, very very true!
-You carry jumper cables in your car, and every passenger, including the kids, know how to use them. If you live outside a city, definitely
-Your halloween costumes were all designed to fit over a snow suit. Well, mine weren't, because I didn't grow up here. But about half the Halloweens since I moved here have been -10C or colder (the other half were warm)
-You prefer driving in the winter because all the pot-holes are filled. Must be a northern Alberta thing ... that doesn't work here in the chinook zone
-You are well aquainted with the four seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Construction. ***counts on fingers*** Hmmm ... I can come up with at least eighteen seasons. That all occur in any random order that appeals to them. We've been having monsoon punctuated with an occasional week of scorched earth for the past three months
-Gopher = Speed Bump spring is known as fuzzy road season in Lethbridge ... so numerous it's impossible to not hit one
-Coyotes arent cute, cuddly puppies or ferocious beasts, they are target practice. only if you're a redneck asshole
-You are bundled up in three sweaters, a parka or big heavy coat, ski pants, a toque, a scarf, two pairs of mittens, three pairs of socks, boots past your knees and three feet of snow, in a -35 degree blizzard (which is -8000 with the windchill), your eyelashes are frozen together, your nose wont stop running, you cant feel your toes, the parts of your face that arent covered feel like they might fall off, and you still go down to the gas station to get a Slurpee on your way home from the ski hill. can't stand slurpees or anything similar ... nasty chemical-flavoured crap. Ghirardelli or Ten Thousand Villages hot chocolate or else blueberry tea in winter and gallons of water, lemonade, or orange juice in summer

And adding one of my own

Drivers, amazingly, usually stop at crosswalks and intersections to give pedestrians right of way (it's the law all across Canada but here it's actually acknowledged!)
Tags: memes and quizzes

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