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Jan302006

Something Fun for MA and NY People

I read these on a message board. I relate to the NY one, as I'm originally from upstate!

You Know You Are From Massachusetts When...

~You think if someone is nice to you they either want something or they are from out of town.
~The public transportation system is known as the "T" and you'd rather drive in bumper to bumper traffic for 4 hours to get to Boston than be caught dead on the "Orange line".
~You could own a small town in Iowa for the cost of your house.
~There are 24 Dunkin Donuts shops within 15 minutes of your house and that is how you give directions.
~If you stay on the same road long enough it eventually has three different names.
~53 degrees is "on the warm side".
~You've walked to Brighams for an ice cream cone "to go" in the snow.
~You cringe everytime you hear some actor/actress imitate the"Boston Accent" on TV.
~You call chocolate sprinkles "jimmies".
~A water fountain is called a Bubbler. Say it "Bubbla".
~You can go from one side of town to the other in less than fifteen minutes.
~You know how to pronounce towns like Worcester, Haverhill, Peabody, Scituate, Chatham, and Leominster.
~You know what they sell at a "packie".
~You keep an ice scraper in your car all year round.
~Paranoia sets in when you can't see a Dunkin Donuts, ATM or CVS.
~You've pulled out of a side street and used your car to block oncoming traffic so you can make a left.
~You've bragged about saving money at The Chistmas Tree Shop.
~You know what a "regular coffee" is!
~You can navigate a rotary without a problem.
~You use the words "wicked" "pissa" and "good" in the same sentence.
~You know what a frappe is.
~Saint Patrick's Day is your second favorite holiday.
~You drink tonic and would never consider using it on your hair.
~You never say "Cape Cod" you say "The Cape".
~You went to Old Sturbridge Village and Plymouth Plantation at least once, in elementary school, but never to Bunker Hill.
~You know the Mass Pike and 495 create some sort of strange weather dividing line

You know you're from the Capital District when...

~You refer to downtown Albany as "The City."
~"Vacation" means going to Lake George for the weekend.
~There is a mini-mall every 1/4 mile, if not, you are in Vermont.
~You know to avoid tractor trailers (or cars for that matter!) on the Northway with Canadian plates.
~You don't consider what Domino's or Pizza Hut sell as pizza.
~You know that "First Night" isn't a Sean Connery movie.
~There is no such thing as waiting for the left turn arrow at an intersection.
~Your career ambition is to work for NY State.
~Even with the slightest threat of snow, you know that Ichobob Crane schools are closed.
~You think everyone from down-state has an accent.
~Down-State starts just south of the Thruway.
~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.
~You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to use them.
~You get mad at Bob Kovachick every time it rains or snows.
~There are 7 empty cars running in the parking lot at the Stewart's at any given time.
~You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

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