July 30th, 2010


Time waster

1. Go to Google (or Yahoo) and type, "You know you're from (your state/country) when..."
2. Cut and paste the list.
3. Post in your own journal.
4. Bold the items that apply to you.

The "Living Room" is called the "front room" (pronounced fronchroom)
You don't pronounce the "s" at the end of Illinois. You become irate at people who do
You measure distance in minutes (especially "from the city"). And you swear everything is pretty much 15 minutes away
You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "Des Plaines"
Your school classes were canceled because of cold
Your school classes were canceled because of heat
You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day
You end your sentences with an unnecessary preposition. Example:"Where's my coat at?" or "If you go to the mall I wanna go with."

Your idea of a great tenderloin is when the meat is twice as big as the bun, "everything" is on it and a slice of dill pickle is on the side
You carry jumper cables in your car
You drink "pop."
You understand that I-290, I-90, I-94, and I-294 are all different roads
You know the names of the interstates: Stevenson, Kennedy, Eisenhower,Dan Ryan, and the Edens
But you call the interstates "expressways"
You refer to anything South of I-80 as "Southern Illinois"
You refer to Lake Michigan as "The Lake"
You refer to Chicago as "The City"
"The Super Bowl" refers to one specific game in a series of 35 played in January of 1986
No matter where you are, when you hear the term "Downtown" you immediately assume they're talking about Downtown Chicago

You have two favorite football teams: The Bears, and anyone who beats the Packers!
You buy "The Trib"
You think 35 degrees is great weather to wash your car!
You know what goes on a Chicago Style Hot Dog
You know what Chicago Style Pizza REALLY is
You know why they call Chicago "The Windy City"
You understand what "lake-effect" means
You know the difference between Amtrak and Metra, and know which station they end up at.
You have ridden the "L"
You can distinguish between the following area codes: 847,630,773,708, 312, & 815

You have at some time in your life, used your furniture to guard your parking spot in winter. (CHICAGO CLASSIC!!)
You respond to the question "Where are you from" with a "Side" example:"WEST SIDE" "SOUTH SIDE" or "NORTH SIDE."
You know what the phone number is to Empire Carpet!

I've decided to rearrange my wall space a bit, now that I've got some framed art I'd actually like to hang. My latest addition is soon to be shelves above my door and side closet to display my OOB action figures, or my bottle collection. I need to take more advantage of the space up there. I'm also going for rare posters and the like on the walls, possibly even getting a few of my grandfather's drawings framed. It feels good to rearrange my room again. I'm feeling more like myself than before. If only a little.