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The World NEXT ends 

I've been working on this list for a while (please suggest any additions!)

You know you're from Louisiana when:

  • You look both ways before crossing a one way street.

  • When a truck drives by spraying poisonous chemicals into the air, you don't get irate and call the EPA. You happily/maniacally think, "Die Mosquitos, DIE."

  • You know that Tigers do indeed eat Bull Dogs, wild hogs, wild cats, roosters, high-ranking Navy officers, elephants, even genetic nightmares like a combo War Eagle/tiger/plainsman, and especially Sooners and Trojans!

  • You take advantage of the fact your license plate lets you use the handicap spots when visiting other states.

  • You (in your heart - be honest) think the Saints really will do it this year*.

  • You use several cook books and "Wild Kingdom" reruns when planning your meals.

  • You can't give directions without referencing I-10 (or I-20 for those Yankees in north Louisiana)...

  • You like to be able to plot your natural disasters on a map - and use friendly first names to refer to them.

  • You know that a blinking turn signal is more a reminder of things past than a predictor of future events.

  • You're asked in school to name the Trinity and you reply, "The onion, the celery, and the bell pepper."

  • You realize you've got more MRE brown spoons than real metal spoons in your cutlery drawer.

  • You can easily justify a Hummer or other SUV because of the brutal off-roadlike conditions you encounter every day - when you pull out of your driveway.

  • You don't have to hide your football schedule when planning your wedding date.

  • You know the proper way to spell "Y'all".

  • You don't eat lobster because you know it's really a crawfish on performance-enhancing drugs (like Barry Bonds).

  • You've watched the movie "Deliverance" and thought it lacked vision.

  • You have fond memories of body-temperature Rum/Whisky (ok, any flask-able alcohol that mixes with Coke).

  • When someone asks if you want a Coke, you can answer without thinking - "Yeah, a Diet Bargs, thanks!"

  • You understand the significance and relationship between WD-40 and Duct Tape.

  • Your (and your children's) favorite bedtime story starts: "First, you make a roux..."

  • You look at family reunions as dating opportunities.

  • You've always assumed the Mason-Dixon line is just north of Baton Rouge.

  • You learned bourré the hard way - holding yourself upright in the crib.

  • You're at a birthday party for 11 year olds, and they name the Piñata, "FEMA".

  • Your daily paper covers national and international news on one page but requires 6+ pages for sports.

  • You tried (and failed) to give up Tabasco for Lent.

  • You know the two seasons - Summer & Fall/Spring.

  • You tried (and failed) to give up Tony's for Lent.

  • You know what the proper menu for Monday dinner is.

  • You pull over to let ambulances get in front of you - you know the fastest way to get where you're going!

  • You're not sure which is the passing lane (left, right, or shoulder), but you're dang sure it's not the one you're in going 35mph!

  • You don't remember exactly, but it seem to you that the state bird is the Mosquito.

*For the record, the Saints will do it this year....

Comments (1)
Craig Wiseman April 23rd, 2007 09:49:02 AM