Wednesday, January 30, 2008

From the Midwest

Here is what I have to look forward to. You know you're a Minnesotan (or Minneapolitan...Minneapolite?) if:

  1. If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 18 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim by
  2. If you're proud that your state makes the national news 96 nights each year because International Falls is the coldest spot in the nation
  3. If you have ever refused to buy something because it's "too spendy"
  4. If your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March
  5. If someone in a store offers you assistance, and they don't work there
  6. If you have worn shorts and a parka at the same time
  7. If your town has an equal number of bars and churches
  8. If you know how to say Wayzata, Mahtomedi, Cloquet, Edina, and Shakopee
  9. If you think that ketchup is a little too spicy
  10. If vacation means going "up north" for the weekend
  11. If you measure distance in hours
  12. If you know several people who have hit deer more than once
  13. If you often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day... and back again
  14. If you can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching
  15. If you see people wearing hunting clothes at social events
  16. If you install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked
  17. If you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit
  18. If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow
  19. If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction
  20. You know how to prounce the following: Eagan, Mendota Heights, Plymouth, Lake Calhoun, Osseo, Osceola, Chisago, & Vadnais Heights
  21. You call the University of Minnesota the "U of M" or simply "the U"
  22. Your Saturday afternoon might be spent at the Mall of America
  23. You're fascinated by the ice sculptures
  24. You know that 694 is the north half of the loop and 494 is the south half
  25. You can distinguish between the following area codes: 612, 651, 763, 952, etc…
  26. You know who Sven Sundgaard is
  27. One word: Dinkytown
  28. You've been to the Renaissance Festival
  29. You know what the Guthrie Theater is
  30. You know what Paul Bunyan's Log Chute is
  31. You've shopped at Herberger's or Bloomingdale's before


Wendy said...

First to comment, how exciting!
Thanks for sending the link to your blog! Very funny list. Maybe I've lived here too long though.. . don't people wear hunting clothes to social events all over the place?

Anna said...

Great list! I am from Northern Wisconsin not far from the MN border, so I can relate to all of those.

Aimee said...

I posted this list before I moved here. I get so many more of them three years later! =)