Fun Friday: Colorado Humor
Friday, February 09, 2007
I got this in my inbox recently, and it's too true. It's been attributed to Jeff Foxworthy, but I don't think it's actually from him:

1. You switch from "Heat" to "A/C" in one day.

2. You know what the "Peoples Republic of Boulder" means.

3. Your sense of direction is: towards the mountains and away from the mountains.

4. You're a meat-eating vegetarian.

5. The bike on your car is worth more than your car and you have your own special bike lane.

6. You're able to drive 65 miles per hour through 13 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without even flinching.

7. You take your out-of-town guests to Casa Bonita even though you would never go there otherwise.

8. You think your major food groups are granola bars, tofu and Fat Tire Beer.

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

10. You think th
at sexy lingerie is wool socks and flannel PJs.

11. You know all 4 seasons "almost winter, winter, still winter and construction.

12. You've been tear gassed in a riot to celebrate a CU/CSU victory.

13. You can never figure out why your out-of-town guests faint from altitude sickness on a picnic to the mountains.

14. You can drive over a 12,000-foot pass in 4 feet of snow, but can't get to work if there are 4 inches of snow.

15. You know the 'correct' pronunciation of Buena Vista.

16. When you visit friends at sea level, you can drink a case of beer and not get a buzz.

17. Your car insurance costs more than your car.

18. You have surge
protectors on every outlet.

19. April showers bring May blizzards.

20. 'Timber line' is someplace you have actually been.

21. You know what a 'Chinook' is.

2. You know what a 'Rocky Mountain Oyster' is.

23. You know what a "fourteener" is.

24. ...But you don't know what a "turn signal" is.

25. A bear on your front porch doesn't bother you nearly as much as a Democrat in Congress does.

26. Your golf bag has a 9-iron, a 3-wood and a lightning rod.

27. People from out of state breathe 5 times as often as you do.

28. Having a Senator named Nighthorse doesn't seem strange.

29. Thunder has set off your car alarm.

30. You have an $800 stereo in your $300 truck.

31. You think a red light means 3 more cars can go.

32. Where we're going, we don't need roads!!

33. You know where the real "South Park" is.

34. You can recognize the license plates of all 50 states o
n sight .

35. Driving directions usually include 'Go over _________ Pass.'

36. You've 'checked for ticks'

37. You've dressed in shorts, sandals, and a parka with a hood.

38. You've gone snow skiing in July and.........

39. You'
ve played golf in January and.......

40. They were in the same year!

41. You've urinated on the Continental Divide just so it could run into both oceans.

42. You know what a down slope and an up slope weather pattern is.

43. And the most important: You get a certain feeling of satisfaction from knowing that California and Texas are both downstream.

44. You actually understand these jokes and send them to your Colorado friends.

#2 and #31 really had me laughing! For those of you not in the know, Boulder is the college town Mork lived in. It's like our own little Berkeley, CA. They actually have a LAW regulating porch lights to reduce "light pollution" (and also one prohibiting placing couches and upholstered furniture on front porches) and there is lots of hemp jewelry and restaurants that serve sprouts. The library has sculptured casts of male genitalia on display as "art", but removed the American flag as "too offensive".

I've always referred to it as "15 square miles surrounded by reality".

I would have to add:

45. You put honey on your pizza.

46. You've ordered rattlesnake in a restaurant.

47. You've eaten bison at a mall food court.

48. You've gotten a sunburn shoveling snow.

49. You wear hiking boots to do your grocery shopping. And so do half of the other patrons.

50. You've never watered your grass after 10 am or before 6 pm, lest the Water Nazis catch you.


posted by Milehimama @ Mama Says at 2/09/2007 06:56:00 AM | Permalink | |