The Joys of New England
Although I now live in Virginia, I grew up just north of Boston. Most of these things bring back fond memories... :)
(Copied from here)
Forget Rednecks...here is what Jeff Foxworthy has to say about New
If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 36
inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping it will swim by, you
might live in New England.
If you're proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights each
year because Mt. Washington is the coldest spot in the nation, and
Boston gets more snow than any other majority in the US, you live in New
If your local Dairy Queen is closed from September through May, you
live in New England.
If you instinctively walk like a penguin for six months out of the
year, you live in New England.
If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance, and they don't
work there, you live in New England.
If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you live in New
If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed
a wrong number, you live in New England.
YOU KNOW YOU ARE A NEW ENGLANDER WHEN:
"Vacation" means going anywhere south of New York City for the weekend.
You measure distance in hours.
You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.
You have switched from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day, and back again.
You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard
You install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both
You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend/wife knows how
to use them.
You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with
You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road
Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to your
"Down South" to you means Philadelphia.
Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new shed.
Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.
You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.
You find 10 degrees "a little chilly."
You actually understand these jokes, and forward them to all your New