Thursday, November 15, 2007
If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 18 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim by, you might live in Wisconsin.
If your local Dairy Queen and A&W are closed from November through March, you might live in Wisconsin.
If someone in a store offers you assistance, and they don't work there, you might live in Wisconsin.
If you may not have actually eaten it, but you have heard of Lutefisk, you might live in Wisconsin.
If you have worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you might live in Wisconsin.
If you have either a pet or a child named "Brett", you might live in Wisconsin.
If your town has an equal number of bars and churches, you might live in Wisconsin (for sure).
If you have had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you might live in Wisconsin.
If you know how to say Oconomowoc, Waukesha , Menominee, Kaukauna, and Manitowoc, you might live in Wisconsin.
Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.
"Vacation" means going up north past Hwy 8 (Tomahawk) for the weekend.
You measure distance in hours.
You know several people who have hit deer more than once.
You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back again.
Your whole family wears Packer Green to church on Sunday.
You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching.
You see people wearing camouflage and/or blaze orange at social events - including weddings.
You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
You think of the major food groups as beer, fish, and venison.
You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to use them.
There are 7 empty cars with their engines running in the parking lot at Mill's Fleet Farm at any given time.
You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
You refer to the Packers as "we."
You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction.
You can identify a southern or eastern accent.
You have no problem pronouncing Lac Du Flambeau. :)
You consider Minneapolis exotic.
You know how to polka.
Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to your blue spruce.
You were unaware that there is a legal drinking age.
Down South to you means Illinois.
A brat is something you eat.
Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new pole barn.
You go out to fish fry every Friday.
Your Memorial Day picnic was moved indoors due to frost.
You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.
You find 0 degrees "a little chilly."
You actually understand these jokes, and you forward them to all your Wisconsin friends and family.
~Jeff Foxworthy on Wisconsin