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May 1, 2013

BRITISH COLUMBIA TRUTHS AND CHUCKLES

 I didn't write these myself, they have been going around the internet for some time. And just for the record it is beautiful and sunny here and will be all week and even through 
the weekend.
 You might be from British Columbia if:
1. You know the provincial flower (Mildew)
2. You feel guilty throwing aluminum cans or paper in the trash.
3. 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 corner in the rain waiting for the "Walk" signal.
8. You consider that if it has no snow, it is not a real mountain.
9. You can taste the difference between Starbucks, Blendz, and Tim Horton's.
10. You know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye salmon.
11. You know how to pronounce Squamish, Osoyoos & Nanaimo.
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 "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 notice "the mountain is out" when it is a pretty 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.
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 down comforter in the summer.
31. You carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them.
32. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit under a raincoat.
33. You know all the important seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Raining (Spring), Road Construction (Summer) & Raining Again (Fall).
34. You actually understand these jokes!


8 comments:

Lynn said...

Proud to know you, Lori. There should be one about Canadian pride rules! Happy May Day

Lynn said...

I hadn't seen these before! I have read the ones about the south, tho! You DO live in a beautiful world!

Lynn said...

Hey! Two Lynns!

Lynn said...

Hi Lynn from Mississippi ~ we southerner’s seem to get around. I’m in Alabama. Spent six years in Alaska where we had another saying, “There are no shrinking violets here.”

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh...this is cute and funny! I didn't know you had so much rain! I still think it's heavenly in Vancouver and can't wait to visit again!

XO,
Jane

The Path Traveled said...

Lori,
I haven't seen this on the internet but I can relate to more than half of them. Just showing my age, yep, just showing my age. lol!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

The very best of BC...

I loved these, and chuckled at so many...

Now I have to go and find my sunglasses, we might have a sunny break after the showers.

Jen

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

These are so funny - and I've seen them used for NW WA as well - and they do apply. I'm enjoying your blog.

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