You Know You're From Washington When...
You know the state flower (Mildew)
It's the Pacific rhodedendron, DORKS.
You feel guilty when you don't recycle.
Always. To the point of incapacitation.
You use the phrase "sun break" and know what it means.
Yep! Also, that one time my weather forecaster said his cereal bowl was "cloudy."
You know more than 10 ways to order coffee.
My favorite is a venti skinny iced mocha, single shot, no whip, just a little ice, thanks.
You know more people who own boats than air conditioners.
You feel overdressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant.
I would if I wore suits.
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.
Well, of course. That is the way of things.
You can taste the difference between Starbuck's, Seattle's Best, Veneto's, Peet's, and Tully's.
No, but only Tully's has the Spin and the peppermint shakes.
You know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye salmon.
You consider swimming an indoor sport.
Well, when someone suggests we go swimming, I do think of indoor pools first.
You are well versed in the difference between Japanese, Chinese and Thai food.
Absolutely. Vietnamese too.
In winter, you go to work in the dark and come home in the dark -- while only working eight-hour days.
Yep. Seattle has the shortest winter days of any major city in the lower 48. Will and I left our first period class sometimes to watch the sun come up...at the end of class.
You never go camping without waterproof matches and a poncho.
You are not fazed by "Today's forecast: showers followed by rain," and "Tomorrow's forecast: rain followed by showers."
Nope. That's home.
You have no concept of humidity without precipitation.
I do, because I've spent summers in Missouri before.
You can point to at least two volcanoes, even if you cannot see through the cloud cover.
Bah, I can point to 5.
You notice "the mountain is out" when it is a pretty day and you can actually see it.
You're supposed to capitalize "The Mountain."
You put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 50, but still wear your hiking boots and parka.
You switch to your sandals when it gets about 60, but keep the socks on.
Sandals are always appropriate attire for any occasion.
You've actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.
Don't have a mountain bike. :(
You think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists.
You knew immediately that the view out of Frasier's window was fake.
It's not. It's a view of Seattle as taken from that big boxy old school building at the very top of Queen Anne Hill.
You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Washington.
Score: 19/23. Woohoo!