True Floridian

You know you're a TRUE Floridian if . . . .
  1. Your Socks are only for bowling

  2. You never use an umbrella because you know the rain will be over in five minutes.

  3. A 'good parking place' has nothing to do with distance from the store, but everything to do with shade.

  4. Your winter coat is made of denim.

  5. You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.

  6. You're younger than 50 but some of your friends are over 65.

  7. Anything under 70 degrees is chilly.

  8. You've driven through YeeHaw Junction.

  9. You know that no other grocery store can really compare to Publix.

  10. Every other house in your neighborhood had blue roofs in 2004-2005.

  11. You know that anything hurricane under a Category 3 just isn't worth waking up for.

  12. You dread "love bug" season (and you know what "love bugs" are!)

  13. You are on a first name basis with the Hurricane list. They aren't Hurricane Charley or Hurricane Frances. You know them as just Andrew, Charley, Frances , Ivan, Jeanne & Wilma......

  14. You know what a "snowbird" is and more importantly when they'll leave.

  15. You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty 'average'.

  16. 'Down South' really means Key West.

  17. Flip-flops are everyday wear. Shoes are for business meetings and church, but you HAVE worn flip flops to church before!

  18. Ties? We don't need no stinkin' ties!

  19. You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and just one sweatshirt (and it is on the hanger in the closet).

  20. You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.

  21. A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level (even at DisneyWorld)

  22. You know the four -4- seasons really are: hurricane season, love bug season, tourist season, Summer.

  23. You've actually hosted a hurricane party.

  24. You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee , Withlacoochee and Micanopy.

  25. You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat, than have a boat yourself.

  26. You were 25 when you first met someone who couldn't swim.

  27. You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas and New Years (oh yeah!)

  28. You recognize Miami-Dade as 'Northern Cuba.'
[ Author Unknown -- from 'Buffalos Chips' ( ]

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