Sunday, December 21, 2008

Life in Colorado

I just couldn't resist sharing. I did add some links to help the non-Coloradoans understand.


You're from Colorado if you'll eat ice cream in the winter.

When the weather report says it's going to be 65 degrees, you shave your legs and wear a skirt.

It snows 5 inches and you don't expect school to be cancelled.

You'll wear flip flops every day of the year, regardless of temperature.

You have no accent at all, but can hear other people's. And then you make fun of them.

'Humid' is over 25%.

Your sense of direction is: Toward the mountains and Away from the mountains.

You say 'the interstate' and everybody knows which one.

You think that May is a totally normal month for a blizzard.

You buy your flowers to set out on Mother's Day, but try and hold off planting them until just before Father's Day.

You grew up planning your Halloween costumes around your coat.

You know what the Continental Divide is.

You went to Casa Bonita as a kid, and as an adult.

You've gone off-roading in a vehicle that was never intended for such activities.

You always know the elevation of where you are.

You wake up to a beautiful, 80 degree day and you wonder if it's going to snow tomorrow.

You don't care that some company renamed it, the Broncos still play at Mile High.

Everybody wears jeans to church.

You actually know that ** South Park ** is a real place not just a show on TV.

You know what a 'trust fund hippy' is, and you know its natural habitat is Boulder.

You know you're talking to a fellow Coloradoan when they call it Elitches, not Six Flags.

A bear on your front porch doesn't bother you. Or under your deck

Your two favorite teams are the Broncos and whoever is beating the crap out of the Raiders.

When people out East tell you they have mountains in their state too, you just laugh.

You go anywhere else on the planet and the air feels 'sticky' and you notice the sky is no longer blue.

7 comments:

..::Mrs. Staff Sergeant::.. said...

This made me laugh :) We aren't from Colorado, but we were stationed there for 4 years (at Buckly AFB) right after we were married.

Sad that I nodded my head to most of that after only 4 years of experience there, lol....We actually really miss living there!

Susi said...

Very nice! (Except "It snows 5 inches and you don't expect school to be cancelled. " - I have to say, COS is wimpy when it comes to cancellations and delays... I figure it's because the roads ice up fast and the buses are not 4-wheel-drive!). We LOVE it here!!!

4funboys said...

Can't imagine having school cancelled because of the wheather... unless you count skipping school to go to the beach. ha

what a beautiful sky!

Elaine A. said...

Just gorgeous - I love Colorado! My parents do too so we spent a lot of time there when I was a kid.

Also, my roomate from college lives in an itty bitty town called Alma and it's near the real SouthPark (which you probably know) and we've been there to visit her.

Great, now I want to go back... ; )

Auds at Barking Mad said...

I had to giggle when I read this, because, being from Maine, some of these couple apply equally as well! *lol*

I've spent many a spring break at the OTC in the 'Springs and just love Colorado!

Maggie said...

That was great!! I love Colorado, not from there, but it's sure beautiful. Went to Steamboat Springs a few times to ski years ago. I have some great pictures from those trips - the snow was unbelievable!!! I loved it!!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Great list! My husband and I both love Colorado...we visit at least once each year. My husband would love to move there, but I don't want to leave family and have to start all over someplace new.

The sky is so clear and blue and the air is wonderful...I love so much about it and you reminded me of some new things too!

I think I have seen some of those Trust Fund hippies in Boulder...funny!