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I've been working on this list for some time (please suggest any additions!) . I posted a version of this a while ago.

    You know you're from Louisiana when

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

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

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

  4. This makes you cry. Even after watching it 20 times.

  5. This makes you cry. This gives you hope.

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

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

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

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

  10. You have "monthly generator maintenance" on your calendar.

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

  12. Apparently, you like your seafood, uh, "pre-oiled", before frying it.

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

  14. You wear shorts at Christmas.

  15. Bloody Marys count as "vegetable".

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

  17. You can easily justify a jacked up SUV because of the brutal off-roadlike conditions you encounter every day - when you pull out of your driveway onto the road.

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

  19. 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!

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

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

  22. You know that purple, green & gold look good together.

  23. You see a store called "Christian Armory" and it doesn't faze you a bit.

  24. You're sadly happy when disasters happen to someone else. For once.
  26. The four seasons you're aware of are: Crawfish, Shrimp, Crab, and King Cake.

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

  28. You know how to say Lafayette, Bossier, Natchitoches, Opelousas, Pontchartrain, Ouachita, and New Orleans (w/o the long E)

  29. You have a pair "Delcambre Reeboks"

  30. You think a drive through Daiquiri Shop is a "duh" - obvious concept.

  31. Sam Walton and Walt Disney are in your personal pantheon.

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

  33. When someone asks if you want a Coke, you can answer without thinking - "Yeah, a Diet Barqs, thanks!"

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

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

  36. A BMW isn't a status symbol. A Ford F-350 4WD Super Duty Lariat Extended Bed Crew Cab Dual Rear Wheels Power Stroke (6.8L 10cyl) is a status symbol.

  37. You leave a parade with footprints on the top of your hands. From your grandmother. And you're fine with that.

  38. It wasn't until you were in college that it occurred to you that folks in other parts of the country don't normally drink out of Mardi Gras cups at home.

  39. Coffee is appropriate for all meals, and you start drinking it when you're 2.

  40. In grammar school, you see "county" for the first time and think someone misspelled "country".

  41. Jersey Shore seems like a lack-luster sampling of pretty plain Chalmation stories.

  42. You look at family reunions as dating opportunities.

  43. You've eaten way more sno-balls (by volume) than you've ever seen of actual snow.

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

  45. You learned bourre' the hard way - holding yourself upright in the crib.

  46. You know exactly how many items you can plug in to your generator without killing it.

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

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

  49. You feel really sad for other parts of the country when you go to a 'parade' and they don't throw useful items like cups, beads, doubloons, footballs, moon pies, bras/underwear, etc.

  50. If it starts raining, you cover your beer (not your head).

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

  52. You know the two seasons of weather: Summer & Fall/Spring.

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

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

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

  56. 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!

  57. 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.... again.

Comments (2)
Craig Wiseman August 18th, 2010 11:09:45 AM

1) You know you’re from Louisana when...
Ian Randall 8/18/2010 7:25:07 PM

know these cover more than Louisana, but I like these...

If you've been married several times and still have the same in-laws.

If you think a stock tip is advice on worming' your hogs.

If your state's got a new law that says when a couple get divorced, they are still legally brother and sister.

If your house still has that "WIDE LOAD" sign on the back.

If a tornado hit your town and would do more than $100,000 worth of improvements.

If you've ever been involved in a long standing custody fight over a hunting dog.

If your've ever aspired to own a fireworks stand.

If your grandmother has "ammo" on her Christmas list.

If your working TV still sits on top of your non-working TV.

If more than three dogs would be killed if your front porch collapsed.

If you have ever lost a tooth opening a beer bottle.

If you have been fired from a construction job because of your appearance.

If your family tree doesn't have any forks in it after more than seven generations.

If one of your elderly relatives died and left everything to his widow. But she can't touch it until she's fourteen.

If you have ever been expelled from Sea World for trying to smuggle in a fishing pole.

If you think that all the guests on the Jerry Springer Show are intellectuals

If the blue book value of your truck goes up and down depending on how much gas it has in it.

2) You know you’re from Louisana when...
Michelle Teague 9/17/2010 10:52:43 PM

I lost it on number one because I still do that!

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