Wednesday, August 12, 2009

You Know You're From Alabama When . . .

1. You can properly pronounce Arab, Boaz, Opelika, Oneonta, Tuscaloos, and Eufaula.

2. You think people who complain about the heat in their states are sissies.

3. A tornado warning siren is your signal to go out in the yard and look for a funnel.

4. You know that the true value of a parking space is not determined bythe distance to the door, but by the availability of shade.

5. Stores don't have bags or shopping carts, they have sacks and buggies.

6. You think everyone from a bigger city has an accent.

7. You measure distance in minutes, not miles.

8. You listen to the weather forecast before picking out an outfit.

9. Someone you know has used a football schedule to plan their wedding date.

10. You aren't surprised to find movie rental, ammunition, beer, and bait all in the same store.

11. You think that Krispy Kreme donuts are the only ones that exist.

12. You actually get these jokes and are "fixin' " to send them to your friends.

13. You've had to switch from heat to A/C in the same day.

14. You use "fixin" as a verb. Ex. I'm fixin' to go to the store.

15. You carry jumper cables in your car . . . for your OWN car!

16. You go to Gulf Shores every summer.

17. When getting aquainted with someone, the 1st thing you ask: Alabama or Auburn fan?

18. You install locks and security lights on your house and leave both off.

19. You think the 1st day of deer season is a national holiday.

20. You call a garden hose a "hose pipe."

21. You don't carry/take something, you "tote" it.

22. Asian food is always "chinese," even though it may be Thai, Korean, Japanese, etc,...

23. Mamanem means the whole family. "Are mamanem comin'?"

24. You know all four seasons: almost summer, summer, still summer, and Christmas.

25. You say "sir" and "ma'am" even if you think the person may be a day older.

And finally, you are 100% Alabamian if you ever had this conversation:
"You wanna coke?" "Yeah." "What kind?" "Dr. Pepper."

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