Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I now know I am not from Ohio

The girls have started learning about their next state for school - Ohio. It was a random selection, so I have started looking up info for school other that what we got from the library. I ran across this and it is safe to say I know I am not from Ohio. Enjoy!

You know you're from Ohio if...
  • You don't think of Florida first when someone mentions Miami.
  • You snicker when someone's from Tiffin, because you think of the State Hospital.
  • You think Pro football teams are supposed to wear orange!
  • You've heard of 3.2% beer. Schools close for the state basketball tournament. Deer season, too.
  • You're proud of your state fair, but would rather go to Cedar Point.
  • You know all the 4 seasons: Winter, Still Winter, Almost Winter, and Construction.
  • You live less than 30 miles from some college or university.
  • You know what a buckeye really is, and have a recipe for candy ones.
  • "Toward the lake" means "north" and "toward the river" means "south."
  • You've heard of the Great Nickel Beer Night Riot.
  • You know if other Ohioians are from southern or northern Ohio as soon as they open their mouths.
  • You root for a college team though you've never taken a class there.
  • You can spell words like Cuyahoga, Olentangy, Bellefontaine,and Tuscarawas *(Wapakoneta?) and you know which letter is doubled in "Cincinnati."
  • You always visit more than two amusement parks in one summer.
  • You know that Serpent Mounds were not made by snakes.
  • You know what game they're playing when the Mud Hens take on the Clippers.
  • "Vacation" means spending a day at Cedar Point or King's Island.
  • You measure distance in minutes.
  • Down south to you means Kentucky.
  • Your school classes were canceled because of cold.
  • Your school classes were canceled because of heat.
  • You've ridden the school bus for an hour each way.
  • You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
  • You know what's knee-high by the Fourth of July.
  • You end your sentences with an unnecessary preposition. Example: "Where's my coat at?"
  • You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
  • You think of the major four food groups as beef, pork, beer, and Jell-O salad with marshmallows.
  • You carry jumper cables in your car.
  • You know what pop is.
  • You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
  • Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
  • You think sexy lingerie is tube socks and a flannel nightie.
  • The local paper covers national and international headlines on one page but requires 6 pages for sports.
  • You think that deer season is a national holiday.
  • You know which leaves make good toilet paper.
  • You thought that the Michael Stanley Band was the most popular band in the country.
  • You actually understand these jokes then forward 'em to all your OH friends!!

So are you from Ohio?


gdevault1960 said...

I was born and raised in Ohio, but must have had amnesia for part of my life. I've not heard about some of that stuff. Maybe I just lead a sheltered life.

Jeff (Big Daddy) Salyer said...

You should believe everything you find on the internet

Jeff (Big Daddy) Salyer said...

I meant you should NOT believe everything you find on the internet!!!

Amanda said...

I'm not originally from Ohio and I get most of those - cute
What happened to "Big daddy" love the mug shot :)