Someone at Home Depot has offered you assistance, even though they didn’t work there.
You know they are called filberts.
You’ve worn shorts, sandals and a parka all at the same time, on multiple occasions.
You’ve had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed the wrong number.
You can think of at least five people you know personally who have dreadlocks.
You know the Shane Co’s radio commercial word for word.
You can list the ten essentials (map-compass-sunscreen-foodandwater-layers-headlamp-firstaid-ducttape-matches-knife) without pausing to think.
A trip to the beach means jeans, long underwear, a sweatshirt and a beanie.
You measure distance in hours.
You have gotten lost in the largest bookstore in the world, and didn’t mind spending 4 or 5 hours finding your way out.
You have worn pajama pants to a McCormick & Schmick’s.
You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.
You have switched from heat to AC and back again in the same day.
You can’t remember your neighbor’s names, but know the brewmaster personally at your nearest McMenamin’s.
You play Tony Hawk Pro Skater because you recognize Burnside.
More than half your income is thanks to your backyard garden.
You install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both doors unlocked.
You drive 55 mph on all highways and are afraid of Washington state police.
You have no concept of humidity without precipitation.
It doesn’t feel like Christmastime until the red nose on the Made in Oregon sign is lit.
Your town and schools were completely closed down for a week to wait for the two inches of snow to melt.
You don’t know what a gas cap is, let alone how to put gas in a car.
It’s called pop.
You wonder what those maps mean on the walls at Subway.
You use the phrase “sun breaks” and know what it means.
You know that firs and pines are not the same thing.
You have been pulled over by a cop because he saw an ad for your car yesterday and wanted to know how you liked the rain-sensing windshield wipers.
You don’t like traveling out of state because sales tax makes you cranky.
Enchanted Forest is as good as Disneyland.
You know all four seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and construction.
You can play guitar.
You feel guilty throwing aluminum cans, bottles and paper products in the trash.
You know more than 10 ways to order coffee.
You have stood at a deserted intersection in the rain waiting for the “walk” signal.
You believe that if it has no snow or has not recently erupted, it is not a real mountain.
You only honk your car horn if collision is imminent, and never for any other reason.
“Sick” is a compliment.
You can taste the difference between Starbucks, Seattle’s Best, and Dutch Bros, but were unaware that Dunkin Donuts sold coffee.
“Civil War” refers to the most important weekend of the year.
You own at least one pair of Birkenstocks and one piece of tye-dye clothing.
You either think that the East Side is a crime-infested jungle or that the West Side is a snobby, boring white-bread suburb.
You think Bridgeport has a terrible parking system.
You only watch the opening scene of The Shining because it was filmed at Timberline.
You know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye salmon.
You know how to properly pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Clatskanie, Issaquah, Umpqua, Yakima, Willamette, and Oregon.
You consider swimming and tennis indoor sports.
You know that Boring is a place, not just a feeling.
You know an engaged couple who are registered at REI.
You can tell the difference between Chinese, Japanese and Thai food.
You take waterproof matches and ponchos on midsummer camping trips.
You have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.
You think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or from California.
You smiled while you were reading this and are about to repost for all your other Oregon friends :)
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