Iggy1 wrote:You know you are in Arizona when…
* You notice your car overheating before you drive it.
* You no longer associate bridges or rivers with water.
* You can hear the weather forecast of 115 degrees without flinching.
* You can be in the snow, then drive for an hour… and it will be over 100 degrees.
* You discover, in July it only takes two fingers to drive your car, because your steering wheel is so hot.
* You run your air conditioner in the middle of winter so you can use your fireplace.
* The best parking is determined by shade. Not distance!
* Hotter water comes from the cold water tap than the hot one.
* It’s noon in July, kids are on summer vacation and yet all the streets are totally empty of both cars and people.
* You actually burn your hand opening the car door.
* Sunscreen is sold year round and kept right at the checkout counter.
* You put on fresh sunscreen just to go check the mail box.
* Some fools will market mini-misters for joggers and some other fools will actually buy them. Worse: some fools actually try to jog.
* You can pronounce Saguaro, Tempe, San Xavier, Canyon de Chelly, Mogollon Rim, Cholla, Gila and Tucson.
* You can understand the reason for a town named “Why”.
* You can fry an egg on the hood of a car in the morning.
* You know hot air balloons can’t rise because the air temperature is hotter than the air inside the balloon.
* You see two trees fighting over a dog.
* You can say “Hohokam” and people don’t think you’re laughing funny.
* You see more irrigation water on the street than there is in the Salt River.
* You have to go to a fake beach for some fake waves.
* You hear people say “but it’s a dry heat!”.
* You buy salsa by the gallon.
* Your Christmas decorations include sand and l00 paper bags.
* You think a red light is merely a suggestion.
* All of your out-of-state friends start to visit after October but clear out come the end of April.
* You think someone driving wearing oven mitts is clever.
* Most of the restaurants in town have the first name “El” or “Los.”
* You think 60 tons of crushed red rock makes a beautiful yard.
* Your house is made of stucco and has a red clay tile roof.
* Most homes have more firearms than people.
* Kids ask: “What’s a mosquito?”.
* People who have black cars or black upholstery in their car are automatically assumed to be from out of-state or nuts.
* You know better than to get into a car with leather seats if you’re wearing shorts.
* You can finish a Big Gulp in 10 minutes and go back for seconds.
* You take rain dances seriously.
* When a rainy day puts you in a good mood.
* When you drive two miles around a parking lot looking for a shady place – even in the dead of winter.
* You feed your chickens ice cubes to keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs.
* You “hug” a cactus only once in your lifetime.
* When you have to look up “mass transit” in the dictionary.
* A hundred ten in the shade is sorta hot, but you don’t have to shovel it off your driveway.
* The temperature drops below 95, you feel a bit chilly.
* You’ve lived in AZ your whole life and have never been to the Grand Canyon
* You would give anything to be able to splash cold water on your face.
* You can attend any function wearing shorts and a tank top.
* You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
* You realize that snowbirds aren’t really birds at all, but just really bad out of state drivers that you learn to hate
* There are only two temperatures: hot and hotter
* Even thinking about not having air conditioning makes you sweat
* You travel out of state and any sort of humidity nearly kills you.
* You have no idea why 48 other states insist on changing their clocks twice a year for this thing called “daylight savings time”
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