Saturday, April 30, 2005

Uncannily accurate....

I don't often do these kinds of things -- in fact, I almost never do these kinds of things -- but just this once I found it hard to resist (having seen the idea over on Scott's blog).

You Know You're From Buffalo When...

When speaking "the" precedes the number or name of any highway (The Scajaquada,
The 33, The 290)

Snow tires come standard on your car.

You can identify an "Alden" accent.

You have gotton frost bitten and sunburned in the same weekend

"Down south" means Gowanda

You bake with "soda" and drink "pop".

Stop/Slow/Yield Signs..are suggestions.

You can hold an entire conversation on the best place to go for wings, a fishfry or pizza.

You see nothing wrong with watching fireworks downtown on July 2nd.

You not only know what the terms "snowbelt" and "lake effect" mean - you use them on a daily basis.

You save the Genny Cream Ale for special occasions.

You live within 1 mile of a bowling alley.

Not only do you know what it is... but you look forward to "Dingus Day"

You never put your winter jacket away for the summer.

You like to order beef on "weck" and are always surprised when someone doesn't know what "weck" is.

You drive over 70mph on the Thruway and pass on the right.

You leave your ski lift tickets on your jacket year round.

You know how to pronouce, Scajaquada, Cheektowaga and Depew.

The rest of the country is snowbound in the worst blizzard of the century, but you still have to walk your kids to the corner to catch the school bus.

You think nothing of crossing an international border for Chinese Food.

The acid rain is clearer than your drinking water.

When you stop and ask for directions ... you expect to get them.

You don't think Canada is to the north ... you know it's to the West.

You keep the snowplow on the front of the truck year round.

You have a favorite Greek restaurant.

When someone says they are from "the City" - you ask "Which one?"

You think Jimmy Griffin is a "real" politician

You can compute a wind chill "factor"

You eat Orange Chocolate.

You don't have to attend the Friendship Festival to hear it!

You know the difference between imported and real Canadian beer.

You have not been on the "Maid of the Mist" - unless you had out of town company.

You've dined at "Theodore's on the Lake".

You immediatley change the channel when you hear "Hi! this is Goldie Gardner...".

The winter carnival gets rained out.

You call them "Pilot Field" and the "Aud" - no matter what the signs say.

You define summer as three months of bed sledding.

Your kids have watched Sesame Street - in French and Spanish.

You don't get a coughing fit from one sip of Vernors.

"Gridlock" means driving home from a football game.

You wince when someone uses the abbreviation "OJ".

"Rapid Transit" means hitting all the green lights.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Buffalo.

OK then. Much of this is very spot-on, believe it or not. Especially the one about frostbite and sunburn on the same day.

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