You know might be a Wisconsinite if...
You might be a Wisconsinite if...
...you refer to a drinking fountain as the bubbler.
..."vacation" means going 'up nort' to Crivitz 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" and back again. In the same day.
...you use a down comforter and gloves in the summer.
...you drive at 65mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching.
...you install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
...you think of the major food groups as cheese, venison, beer, fish and berries.
...you carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to use them.
...there are 7 empty cars running in the parking lot at the 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 think sexy lingerie is tube socks and flannel pajamas.
...you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction.
...it takes you 3 hours to go to the store for one item even when you're in a rush because you have to stop and talk to everyone in town.
...you buy your Christmas presents at Fleet Farm.
...Your whole family wears green and gold to church on Sunday.
...you define summer as three months of bad sledding.
...snow tires come standard on all your cars.
...you refer to the Packers as "we".
...you have gotten frostbitten and sunburned in the same week.
...you can identify an Illinois accent.
...You know what cow-tipping is.
...you learned to drive a tractor before the training wheels were off your bike.
..."Down South" to you means Chicago.
...a brat is something you eat.
...you have no problem spelling Milwaukee.
...you consider Madison exotic.
...you got a passport to go to Minnesota.
...you don't have a coughing fit from one sip of Pabst Blue Ribbon.
...you can actually pronounce Oconomowoc.
...your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.
...your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a cow next to your blue spruce.
...your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new machine shed
...you go out for fish fry every Friday.
...you can recognize someone from Illinois from their driving.
...you know how to polka.
...formal wear is blue jeans and a baseball cap.
...you drink soda and refer to your dad as "pop".
...you were unaware there is a legal drinking age.
...your 4th of July Family Picnic was moved indoors due to frost.
...you know where Waukesha is AND can pronounce it.
...you decided to have a picnic this summer because it fell on a weekend.
...you can visit Rome, Luxemburg, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Berlin, New London & Poland all in one afternoon.
...you only know three spices: salt, pepper, ketchup and Dusseldorf mustard.
...you've seen mosquitoes with landing lights.
You might be a Wisconsinite if...
...you have more miles on your snowblower than your car.
...you owe more money on your snowmobile than on your car.
...the local paper covers major headlines on 1 page, but requires 4 pages for sports.
...at least twice a year, your kitchen doubles as a meat processing plant.
...your snow blower gets stuck on the roof.
...you think the start of deer season is a national holiday.
...you find 0 degrees a little chilly.
...you know what to do with a Blatz.
...you consider the mosquito as the state bird.
...the first card game you learned as a child was Sheepshead.
...your town has an equal number of bars and churches.
...you have worn shorts and a parka at the same time.
...you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 38 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim by.
...your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March.
...you wear blaze orange to a Packers game in November.
...40 degrees in spring is considered "HOT', and in fall it's darned cold.
...You can't believe that other states close down when there is 2" of snow.
...sitting in lawn chairs in the driveway with a beer is common.
...bar hopping between a wedding and reception is normal.
...your dog sits in the front seat of the car more than your wife and children.
...You have driven your car on a lake.
...At every wedding you have been to you have had to dance the hokey pokey & the chicken dance.
...The local gas station sells live bait.
...You know what "farmer's suntan" is.
...your toddler can ice skate/play hockey before pottytraining.
...no steak/cheese/milk in another state is good enough.
...Have at least 10 packer ornaments
...You only cry when Brett Farve talks about retierment
...Your girlfriend knows as much about football as you do
...11.8 proof is nothing
...Beer bongs are for people who can't drink fast enough
...Cows dont faze your children past 1 year old
...Drinking a beer in the morning to get rid of a hangover, is how you were brought up
...Ice fishing in march and april is perfectly normal
...You think getting up at 3 o'clock in the morning to go fishing is PRIME fishing time
...At least one male you know owns the shirt "Women want me, fish fear me"
...Not fixing things yourself is pathetic
...if you hold morning business meetings at George Webb's.
...your definition of a small town is one that has only one bar.
...at least 50% of your relatives work on a dairy farm.
...traveling coast to coast means going from La Crosse to Milwaukee.
...the "Big Three" means Miller, Old Milwaukee & PBR.
...you were offended by the movie "Fargo".
...your idea of foreign culture is listening to Da Yoopers.
...you've seen a hodag.
...You have been involved in a "drive-by hay bailing".
...a Friday night out is taking your girlfriend shining for deer.
...you know Gotham is a real city.
...you can make sense out of the words upnort and Trivers.
...you go to work in a snowsuit in the morning and return home wearing shorts.
...your children describe their summer vacation out of state as a "trip to Door County."
...you have caught a fish in Lake Michigan and it glowed in the dark.
...you define swimming season as Labor Day weekend.
...The snow on your roof in August weighs more than you do.
... you ever fished with "leashes".
... you walked to school across 3ft snowbanks and liked it.
... old Christmas trees were for danger spots on the ice at fisheries.
... you know what a lake fly is.
... you know what "booyah" is.
I know we did these a while ago, but they're great.
"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." - Henry David Thoreau
Last edited by Boston : 04-16-2007 at 10:11 PM.