Sometimes I really miss the sunshine state. Especially after I've just been there on a visit. I came across some funny statements, and they made me think of the unique place where I spent the first 23 years of my life. Enjoy!
You know you're from Florida if...
Flip-flops are everyday wear.
Someone has named a boat after you.
An alligator once walked through your neighborhood.
You measure distance in minutes.
You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.
All the local festivals are named after a fruit.
A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.
You think everyone from a bigger city has a northern accent.
The 4 seasons are actually: almost summer, summer, not summer but really hot, and Christmas.
You know that no other grocery store can compare to Piggly Wiggly.
Anything under 95 is just warm.
Anything under 70 is chilly.
You've hosted a hurricane party.
You pass on the right.
You understand the futility of exterminating cockroaches.
You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat, than have a boat yourself.
You get annoyed when people say "Florida isn't really part of the South."
You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas.
Your parents caught and sold fish in order to be able to feed you.
You know what the "stingray shuffle" is, and why it's important.
Socks are only for bowling.
A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store, but everything to do with shade.
You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.
You dread lovebug season.
Every other house had blue roofs in 2004-2005.
You are on a first name basis with the Hurricane list. They aren't Hurricane Charley, Hurricane Frances...but Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne.
You know that anything under a Category 3 just isn't worth waking up for.
You were twelve before you ever saw snow or you still haven't.
You could swim before you could read.
Most of all... when you live anywhere else, you miss the beach!