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Old 03-26-2013, 08:04 AM
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25 Ways to know if you are a TRUE Floridian...

1. Socks are only for bowling.
2. You never use an umbrella because the rain will be over in five minutes.
3. A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store, but everything to do with shade.
4. Your winter coat is made of denim.
5. You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.
6. You're younger than thirty but some of your friends are over 65.
7. Anything under 70 degrees is chilly.
8. You've driven through Yeehaw Junction.
9. You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix.
10. You know that anything under a Category 3 just isn't worth waking up for.
11. You dread love bug season.
12. 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
13. You know what a snowbird is and when they'll leave.
14. You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty average.
15. 'Down South' means Key West.
16. Flip-flops are everyday wear. Shoes are for business meetings and church, but you HAVE worn flip flops to church before.
17. You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and one sweatshirt.
18. You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.
19. A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.
20. You know the four seasons really are: hurricane season, love bug season, tourist season and summer.
21. You've hosted a hurricane party.
22. You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee , Withlacoochee , Thonotosassa and Micanopy.
23. You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat, than have a boat yourself.
24. You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas and New Years.
25. You recognize Miami-Dade as 'Northern Cuba.'
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Can someone tell me where number 8 is ?

8. You've driven through Yeehaw Junction
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Can someone tell me where number 8 is ?

8. You've driven through Yeehaw Junction
It's in Florida.



(jus' kiddin' with ya!)

Do a Google Maps search on Yeehaw Junction, FL. Rt. 60 west of Vero Beach, close to the turnpike.

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Can someone tell me where number 8 is ?

8. You've driven through Yeehaw Junction
I thinjk it's a4round Orlando-Kissimmee

Yeehaw Junction, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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"20. You know the four seasons really are: hurricane season, love bug season, tourist season and summer"

Thanks Cisco - #20 is my favorite!
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I am studying these.
I am making my 2nd trip to FL this year.
I will be coming with my brother to pickup a 70 Chevelle he got off ebay.
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I am studying these.
I am making my 2nd trip to FL this year.
I will be coming with my brother to pickup a 70 Chevelle he got off ebay.
Are the puppies coming?
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#100 Unless you ask for "unsweet tea" you know that you will get a glass of sugar water with a trace of tea in it
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Loved it and very accurate.
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Another thing I didn't even think about until I lived up north was air conditioning in the schools. I graduated from St. Petersburg High and we never had A/C, and neither did my jr. high or elementary school. I couldn't believe it when schools in Baltimore would let kids go home when it was too hot, and they had A/C.

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My high school was built in 1926 and I graduated in 1968 and here is a recent photo. It's still going strong and it's not a small school, I just checked and they currently have 2250 students, which was about the same when I attended.

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Are the puppies coming?
No,
I already miss them.
Can you believe I have a brother that is not that into dogs.
I think he was adopted or dropped on his head.
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Can someone tell me where number 8 is ?

8. You've driven through Yeehaw Junction
Yeehaw Junction is about as close as you can get to nowhere.

Just off Florida's Turnpike, Yeehaw Junction consists of two gas stations, two shops hawking theme park tickets, a hotel so sleepy roosters run free and tens of miles between there and civilization.
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No,
I already miss them.
Can you believe I have a brother that is not that into dogs.
I think he was adopted or dropped on his head.
An unfortunate accident. You can't choose your relatives--but you can always choose your pets!
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I have driven through Yeehaw Junction many times ... and not on the interstate. I know that until said interstate was going to pass through, it's name was Jackass Junction. I have both eaten & stayed at the Desert Inn (but long after it's "other" legendary services stopped)

I want to slap those guilty of #18!

I judge your level "Florida" by your ability to handle words / places like those in #22

I know that today is ridiculously cold for late March!!!
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Cisco - wow you're not from Florida yet you nailed it! I loved your list. I am going to steal shamelessly.
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