Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Forward: Colorado

You're from Colorado if...

You'll eat ice cream in the winter. (outside)
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 canceled.
You'll wear flip flops every day of the year, regardless of temperature.
While driving in snow you skid toward a ditch and you don't scream, but say, "Hold my pop and watch this."
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. (or the Fourth of July if in the mountains)
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. (ah memories)
You know what the Continental Divide is.
You don't think Coors beer is that big a deal.
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
Every movie theater has military and student discounts.
Everybody wears jeans to church. (unless they're Baptist)
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.
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. (loudly)
You go anywhere else on the planet and the air feels 'sticky' and you notice the sky is no longer blue.


Bonnie said...

Rachel, Found your blog from Kelly's. I had to comment on this. I lived in Colorado for 10 years. In fact I passed by the "Rock" in that picture many times when driving down the interstate. Loved it out there and long for the day I can go back and visit again!

Rachel said...

I grew up in Castle Rock's shadow. It was always my beacon for home. Remember the Chrsitmas star? I miss it there too. I just spent a couple minutes skimming your blog....love it...can't wait to read more. And your photos are beautiful too. See you soon.