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It’s A Florida Thing December 11, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Humor, Nature.
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It’s A Florida Thing:

* Flip-flops are everyday wear. * Shoes are for business meetings and church (but you HAVE worn flip flops to church). * Socks are only for bowling. * You’ve worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas and New Years. * A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store, and everything to do with shade. * Anything under 70 degrees is chilly.  * You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and only one sweatshirt. * You were 25 before you first met someone who couldn’t swim.

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* You know the four seasons are: Hurricane season, love bug season, tourist season, and summer. * You dread love bug season. * You know what a snowbird is and when they’ll leave. * You’ve hosted a hurricane party. *  You know that anything under a Category 3 just isn’t worth waking up for. * You are on a first name basis with the Hurricane list. They aren’t Hurricane Charley or Hurricane Frances. You know them as Andrew, Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne, Wilma, Irene, Cheryl, Rita, Mary, Alison.

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* You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee, Withlacoochee, Micanopy, and Thonotosassa.  * You understand why it’s better to have a friend with a boat, than have a boat yourself * You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites. * You know that no other grocery store compares to Publix. * ‘Down South’ means Key West . * A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level. * You recognize Miami-Dade as Northern Cuba.  * You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty average.

Source: e-mail from unknown author (shared by Jessica L.)

Aah . . . that’s better!

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