"This fog is thick as peanut butter."

"You mean pea soup."

"You eat what you like and I'll eat what I like!"

- Yukon Cornelius and Hermey the Elf

Thursday, November 08, 2007


The First Snow of the season fell last night - yay!

And my flag froze mid-wave! Isn't that awesome?

Someone forwarded me this and I had to share because a lot of them are SO TRUE.

(Y'all know how the internet is - I don't know if Jeff Foxworthy actually wrote this, but I like him, so we'll give him credit anyway.)

Jeff Foxworthy on Upstate NY

If you consider it a sport to sit in an ice hut all day long with a rod and reel just to put perch in your freezer.. you might live in Upstate NY.

If you're proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights each year because Oswego is the coldest spot in the nation, you might live in Upstate NY.

If your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March, you might live in Upstate NY.

If you instinctively walk like a penguin for five months out of the year, you might live in Upstate NY.

If someone in a store offers you assistance, and they don't work there, you might live in Upstate NY; because you're all so damn friendly.

If you have ever worn shorts, sunglasses and a parka at the same time, you might live in Upstate NY.

If your town has an equal number of bars and churches, or if you are in church and your priest or minister asks you to pray for the Bills, and wants to get you all home for 1 p.m. Kickoff you might live in Upstate NY.

If you have had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you might live in Upstate NY.

YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRUE Upstate NY'er when:

1. "Vacation" means going over to your cabin just 30 minutes away for the weekend.
2. You measure distance in hours.
3. You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.
4. You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back again.
5. You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching.
6. You carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them.
7. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
8. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
9. You know all 4 seasons: almost-fall, winter, still-winter and road construction.
10. Down south to you means ERIE, PA.
11. You find '0' degrees "a little chilly."
12. You go out for a fish fry every Friday, Prime Rib on Saturday and bingo every Wednesday.
13. Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.
14. You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.
15. You actually understand these jokes, and you forward them to all your Upstate NY friends!


At 4:04 PM, Blogger Sue said...

It's sad but I am nodding in agreement with so many of these statements. I still remember the year it snowed so hard on Halloween that the following day was a snow day and the schools were closed. And my feet were frozen by the time we got back from trick or treating! Ever try to dress a 10 year old up as a princess over a snow suit?!!

At 9:45 PM, Anonymous kathyjh said...

hey! i thought down south was ithaca.

we can now add another. when your main topic of conversation after a trip to upstate new york is how few road blocks for construction there were this time, you know you're getting used to being from those parts once more.


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