You Know You're From the Northwest When....

Since we are soon leaving the Pacific Northwest, we thought it would be fun to share with you some truths about those who live here. Most are taken from Facebook, but we added a few ourselves.

You feel guilty throwing paper in the trash.
You use the statement "sun break" and know what it means.
You feel overdressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant.
In Portland, you point out all the streets that Simpson characters were named after.
You know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye salmon.
You can point to at least two volcanoes, even if you cannot see through the cloud cover. (Our children can even do this)!
You think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or people from California.
You design your child's Halloween costume to fit under a raincoat.
You complain about Californians as you sell your house to one for twice as much as you originally paid.
Every day is casual Friday.
Oregonians, you go out of state and wait in your car for someone to pump your gas.
You know the exact day you had school off because it snowed like....one inch.
Your lawn is mostly moss and you don't really care.
You know the difference between a rhododendron and an azalea.


Kaci said...

I must admit I was a little disappointed when I came out to Portland and couldn't "find" this beautiful mountain in the backdrop. Who knew there's only a handful of days you can actually see it behind the cloud cover? ; )

David, Kristen, Emily & Kate said...

I saw on the Weather Channel that your temps will be about 20 degrees warmer today and reaching into the 80's. So do you mean it's like 60 all the time? Yikes, I would be freezing. You're welcome to come visit us and warm up!!!