Wednesday, February 25, 2009

You might live in North Dakota...

If "vacation" to you means going shopping for the weekend in Bismarck or Fargo (while the kids swim at the Holiday Inn), you might live in North Dakota .

If parking your car for the night involves an extension cord, you might live in North Dakota . (or your garage is equipped with a heater!)

If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through eight inches of ice and sitting there all day - hoping that the food will swim by, you might live in North Dakota . ( Personally, I never understood this...fish in the summer!)

If you have ever refused to buy something because it's "too Spendy", you might live in North Dakota . (exactly why we aren't in an economic crisis like the rest of the country...conservative spending)

If your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March, you might live in North Dakota . (almost time for the DQ to open!)

If someone in a store offers you assistance, and they don't even work there, you might live in North Dakota .

If your Dad's suntan stops at a line curving around the middle of his forehead, you might live in North Dakota .

If you have worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you might live in North Dakota . (um, no)

If your town has an equal number of bars and churches, you might live in North Dakota .

If you know how to correctly pronounce Bottineau, you might live In North Dakota .

If you measure distance in time instead of miles, you might live in North Dakota .

If your family vehicle is a crew cab pickup, you might live In North Dakota . (love it!)

If you know several people who have hit deer more than once, you might live in North Dakota .

If you often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day - and then, back again, you might live in North Dakota .

If you can drive 65 mph through two feet of snow, during a raging blizzard, without flinching, you might live in North Dakota . ( I still flinch!)

If you see people wearing hunting clothes at social events, you might live in North Dakota .

If you've installed security lights on your house and garage, but leave both unlocked, you might live in North Dakota .

If the largest traffic jam in your town centers around a high school basketball game, you might live in North Dakota .

If at any given time, there are seven cars running in the parking lot at Wal-Mart with no one in them, you might live in North Dakota .

If you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit, you might live in North Dakota .

If driving is better in the winter, because the potholes are filled with snow, you might live in North Dakota .

If you know all four seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction, you might live in North Dakota .

If you can identify a southern or eastern accent, you might live in North Dakota .

If, in the winter, you see people starting their cars while standing in the mall entrance; and then, waiting until they are warmed up before walking out, you might live in North Dakota.

If you wear a button that says, "Forty Below Keeps the Riff Raff Away", you might live in North Dakota .

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