Friday, January 07, 2011

You Might Live in Minnesota....

Ok i sent this to Angela since she is coming up to visit this month, and usually Mid January is the coldest weather we have all year. Sadly alot of this is true, and sadly its likely true for Iowa AND Wisconsin as well. So if you dont get this post dont worry. Just go enjoy your above freezing temps and get an outdoor ride in, for me.

If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 18 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim by,

> You might live in Minnesota ...seriously people have these mobile heated fish houses, they live in there all weekend!

If you're proud that your state makes the national news 96 nights each year because International Falls is the coldest spot in the nation,

> You might live in Minnesota ...sadly, yes.

If you have ever refused to buy something because it's "too spendy",

> You might live in Minnesota ...depends on what it is:)

If your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March,

> You might live in Minnesota ..Now for Cheryl, the art of DQ in the winter is that you need hot tea with it. At least it doesnt melt when you drive home with it.

If someone in a store offers you assistance, and they don't work there,

> You might live in Minnesota Yup, a bit of MN NICE.

If your dad's suntan stops at a line curving around the middle of his forehead,

> You mightlive in Minnesota At least its not a plumber's crack tan line, yet sadly we see those in sub zero temps, too.

If you have worn shorts and a parka at the same time,

> You might live in Minnesota ...And Uggs if you live in Edina.

If your town has an equal number of bars and churches,

> You might live in Minnesota Maybe across the street from each other.

If you know how to say...Wayzata, Mahtomedi, Cloquet, Edina , Pequot Lakes....and Shakopee, ...I wont go here, just know they dont sound like they are spelled.

> You might live in Minnesota

If you think that ketchup is a little too spicy,

> You might live in Minnesota this is a bummer actually if you like it spicy.

If vacation means going "up north" for the weekend,

> You might live in Minnesota Cabin? Yes.

If you measure distance in hours,

> You might live in Minnesota ..3.5 hours to the cabin depending on traffic during holidays.

If you know several people, who have hit deer more than once,

> You might live in Minnesota not good, your car is done.

If you often switch from "Heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back again,

> You might live in Minnesota This one i dont agree with but then again i am an open the window's person. AC not so much. heated seats, A MUST. ( Did you hear that Angela?)

If you can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching,

> You might live in Minnesota Um no. 30 mph maybe.

If you see people wearing hunting clothes at social events,

> You might live in Minnesota Nope.

If you install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked,

> You might live in Minnesota Yup. This bites you the first spring weekend when your bikes and lawnmower are stolen. When its below 10 deg if someone wants my shovels, they can have em.

If you think of the major food groups as beer, fish, and Venison,

> You might live in Minnesota not so much. Walleye maybe.

If you carry jumper cables in your car, and your girlfriend knows how to use them,

> You might live in Minnesota Yup.

If there are 7 empty cars running in the parking lot at Mill's Fleet Farm at any given time,

> You might live in Minnesota Never been to Mills, I have been to MENARDS and Home DEPOT ALOT!

If you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit,

> You might live in Minnesota or just a huge amount of layering.

If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow,

> You might live in Minnesota Sadly this one is true, come spring its a huge wet drag even more so on a bike.

If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and of course, road construction,

> You might live in Minnesota Summer and fall are lovely. But yes there is construction.

If you can identify a southern or eastern accent,

> You might live in Minnesota YOU BET-CHA!

If your idea of creative landscaping is a plastic deer next to your blue spruce,

> You might live in Minnesota haha

If "Down South" to you means Iowa,

> You might live in Minnesota I guess i think of down South as where Kari lives:)

If you know "a brat" is something you eat,

> You might live in Minnesota Yup Johnsonville pretty much owns the BRAT rights up here.

If you find -10 degrees "a little chilly",

> You might live in Minnesota That is about right. You get used to it, but it doesnt mean it gets any warmer.

If you actually understand these jokes, and you forward them to all your Minnesota friends,

> You might live in Minnesota And if you devote an entire blog to it, you do it bc?? Winter is long and I need to laugh at it.


Angela and David said...

I guess I'll know I'm truly starting to fit in if I ever utter something is "too spendy" since that is a phrase that has honestly never come close to passing through these lips.

And I better gets some Uggs since David's business is in Edina.

Fingers crossed it won't be too cold next weekend. I'm sure I'll be up there again soon enough to get together!

cheryl said...

Our one and only DQ is closed for winter :-(

I don't get it. I eat hot food in summer, and cold food in winter. That includes ice cream. Why do they have to close?

Steve said...

I don't really have anything to say to this update, but I have a goal to be 100% as far as commenting on blog posts I read. I added you to my list, so here is my comment. enjoy. :)

Have a nice weekend. :)

Soul Rider said...

Ha! That's awesome! I'm reposting portions; and most of those are fairly accurate, too.

Melissa said...

Hey, we are above freezing here in the winter but I'm still not going outside for a ride. Great compilation of tid bits. If I ever go to MN I know who to contact :).

Betsy said...

Some are so heated seats. A total MUST!

Personally I consider down south anything south of 494 but I'm all about up north!

Anonymous said...

1. I rode my bike outside today. 2. Growing up in a small town here in AZ we only had one fast food restaurant and it was Dairy Queen. Open year round - but my lips did turn blue last winter while trying to eat frozen yogurt. Apparently i don't do cold well.

Rebecca DeWire said...

I grew up in CT and could relate to some of those things (mostly because I grew up in a rural area) like ice fishing, eating venison, and knowing how to use jumper cables.

SSB said...

I remember when DQ closed for the winter. I think it was that way in Ohio. We don't have DQ here...but I'm sure if we did it wouldn't close for the winter.

Dr. TriRunner said...

Haha I've jumped 5 different cars this winter. With my own cables. :)