Friday, November 23, 2007

Another list of things

I know that every Province and every State have lists like this, and most e-mailer's get one at least once a year, but today I thought I'd post my Provinces. I agree with most of these statements. And I challenge you, that if you don't understand one - just ask someone (or me) from British Columbia to clarify. Or might have some that you share if you're not from these parts - I'd love to hear all about it.


You Might Be From B.C., if...

1. You know the provincial flower is actually Mildew.

2. You feel guilty throwing aluminum cans or paper in the trash.

3. You use the statement 'sunny break' and know what it means.

4. You know more than 10 ways to order coffee.

5. You know more people who own boats than air conditioners.

6. You feel overdressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant.

7. You stand on a deserted road in the rain waiting for the 'Walk' signal.

8. You know that if it has no snow, it is not a real mountain.

9. You can taste the difference between Starbucks, Blenz, and Tim Horton's.

10. You know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye salmon.

11. You know how to pronounce Squamish, Osoyoos, Nanaimo, and Tsawwassen.

12. You consider swimming an indoor sport.

13. You can tell the difference between Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Thai food.

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

15. You never go camping without waterproof matches and a poncho.

16. You are not fazed by 'Today's forecast: showers followed by rain,' and 'Tomorrow's forecast: rain followed by showers.'

17. You cannot wait for a day with the forecast 'showers and sunny breaks'.

18. You have no concept of humidity without precipitation.

19. You know that Dawson Creek is a town, not a TV show.

20. You can point to at least two ski mountains, even if you cannot see through the cloud cover.

21. You remark the mountain is 'out' when it is a clear day and you can actually see it.

22. You put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 5, but still wear your hiking boots and parka.

23. You switch to your sandals when it gets about 10, but keep the socks on. (Ew!)

24. You have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.

25. You think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists.

26. You recognize the background shots in your favourite movies & TV shows.

27. You buy new sunglasses every year, because you can't find the old ones after such a long time.

28. You measure distance in hours.

29. You often switch from 'heat' to 'a/c' in your car in the same day.

30. You use a comforter in the summer.

31. You know all the important seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Raining (Spring), Road Construction (Summer) & Raining Again (Fall).

1 comment:

Violet said...

I must know: What is a "sunny break"?