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July 19th, 2006, 05:01 PM #1In Seattle
You know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Enumclaw and Issaquah.
You see a person carrying an umbrella and know they must be a tourist.
Eating seafood isn't anything special.
Your daily commute to work involves riding a ferry.
You know the difference between "showers followed by rain" and "rain followed by showers".
The sight of Mt. Rainier is still awe inspiring.
You yell at the TV if they pronounce the name of a city wrong or make an inaccurate Seattle reference on "Frasier".
You rarely wash your car because it's just going to get muddy again tomorrow.
You wouldn't dream of putting an air conditioner in your house.
You go to Eastern Washington to get some sun.
You can drive from your home to a lake, a river or the Puget Sound in 20 minutes or less.
You take a heavy coat and a hat with you for a day at the beach.
You have learned to assume that Christmas will not be white, but rainy.
You expect snow for Valentine's Day.
You've owned the same bathing suit for years because you never have a chance to wear it out.
You still can't believe the new Seahawks stadium is open air.
Your phone book contains a tide table.
You only visit the Space Needle if you need someplace to take out of town guests.
You or someone you know works at Boeing or Microsoft.
You "Do The Puyallup" every year.
You feel guilty throwing something away that could be recycled.
You use the word "sunbreak" and know what it means.
You know more than 10 ways to order coffee.
You know more people who own boats than air conditioners.
You know the difference between Chinook, Coho and Sockeye salmon.
You never go camping without water proof matches and a poncho.
You wear shorts when the temperature gets above 50 but still wear your hiking boots and parka.
You switch to your sandals at about 60 degrees but keep your socks on.
You have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.
You buy new sunglasses every year because you've lost last years pair after such a long time not needing them.
You measure distance in hours.
You often switch from heat to a/c in your car in the same day.
You use a down comforter in the summer.
You know how to pronounce geoduck and know that it doesn't quack or have feathers.
You get upset when a store doesn't carry your favorite brand of bottled water.
You can tell it's summer because the rain is warmer.
You think the "Middle East" is Ellensburg and the "Far East" is Spokane.
You realize no education is required to be a weatherman. Just predict, "Partly cloudy with a chance of rain."
You have an earthquake story, and so does everyone else you know.
You can identify five different cities by smell alone. (Tacoma anyone?)
You think summer starts in July and winter in September.
It's not a real windstorm until your lawn ornaments blow away.
You've used every setting on your intermittent wipers.
You can't imagine living through a tornado or hurricane but you secretly think earthquakes are kind of fun.
You don't know what a turnpike is and have never paid a toll to drive over a bridge.
You prefer one mountain to the another.
You've stood on a deserted corner in the rain waiting for the "Walk" Signal.
You understand that if it has no snow or has not erupted, it is not a real mountain.
You can taste the difference between Starbuck's, Seattle's Best, and Tully's.
You are well versed in the difference between Japanese, Chinese and Thai food.
In winter, you go to work in the dark and come home in the dark -- while only working eight-hour days.
You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from WashingtonI can't complain but sometimes I still do...
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