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fasttalkingmom
05-11-05, 05:49 PM
Subject: NEW ENGLANDERS
Forget Rednecks ... here is what Jeff Foxworthy has to say on New
Englanders:

If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 36
inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping it will swim by, you
might live in New England.

If you're proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights each
year because Mt. Washington is the coldest spot in the nation, and
Boston gets more snow than any other majority in the US, you live in New
England.

If your local Dairy Queen is closed from September through May, you
live in New England.

If you instinctively walk like a penguin for six months out of the
year, you live in New England.

If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance, and they don't
work there, you live in New England.

If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you live in New
England.

If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed
a wrong number, you live in New England.

YOU KNOW YOU ARE A NEW ENGLANDER WHEN:"Vacation" means going anywhere south of New York City for the weekend.

You measure distance in hours.

You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.

You have switched from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back again.

You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard
without flinching.

You install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both
unlocked.

You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend/wife knows how
to use them.

You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with
snow.

You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road
construction.

Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to your
blue spruce.

"Down South" to you means Philadelphia.

Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new shed.

Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.

You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.

You find 10 degrees "a little chilly."

You actually understand these jokes, and forward them to all your New
England friends.

Deeperblue
05-11-05, 05:58 PM
well, you must have come to New Jersey to pick that flower which you a holding...

fasttalkingmom
05-11-05, 06:24 PM
well, you must have come to New Jersey to pick that flower which you a holding...


No :D

That is not me holding the flowers,someone made that avatar for me

Deeperblue
05-12-05, 08:05 AM
I know, I was just kidding, really. ;)

btw, I like your new avatar. nice

fasttalkingmom
05-12-05, 08:44 AM
I know, I was just kidding, really. ;)

btw, I like your new avatar. nice

I know ;)

and thanks

emwell
06-15-05, 01:16 AM
I understood it all, but then again I was born and raised in this fine region. Some of those things are funny, but some are way too true. :D Thank you for sharing this with me.

Speaking of avatars and New England.... I like mine. The Red Sox are the boys of summer, but I am still waiting for last years summer. Foxworthy should add.... "You know you live in NewEngland when you use your woodstove more than your pool during the summer."Deb

desertotter
12-15-05, 03:30 PM
been there done that!

I've been all over the world, lived on 3 continents, and 4 other US states....

and those people are all INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"damnyankees" are the only people in the world I want to live around, new england is my home, and always will be. cant wait to meet some of yall :)

fasttalkingmom
12-15-05, 07:08 PM
been there done that!

I've been all over the world, lived on 3 continents, and 4 other US states....

and those people are all INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"damnyankees" are the only people in the world I want to live around, new england is my home, and always will be. cant wait to meet some of yall :)
hehe ;)

Planner
12-15-05, 07:18 PM
I loved it and will forward it to my retired friends who "winter" in ft lauderdale, call me daily to compare the weather (yesterday was sunny, 70 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. Here it is 10 degrees, but with a beautiful full moon which you have to see quickly before the snow clouds block out the view.

I hear we're supposed to get snow Friday -- last Friday was a joke driving -- 4 to 6 inches and people all over the road. I'm staying in this Friday.

desertotter
12-16-05, 09:53 PM
only 4 to 6 inches?

why would that affect peoples driving?

just a light dusting....

fasttalkingmom
12-17-05, 10:09 AM
only 4 to 6 inches?

why would that affect peoples driving?

just a light dusting....

Weird isn't it ? :D ;)

I drive for a living and have done so in some of the worst conditions.

desertotter
12-17-05, 05:55 PM
most of my civilian job is spent on the road driving from one job site to another. I generally dont see an issue unless the snow is bumper deep, or there's two inches of ice..

and that just means I have to put the truck in 4 wheel drive...