You might be from the Northwest if you...
- Know the state flower (Mildew).
- Feel guilty throwing aluminum cans or paper in the trash.
- Use the statement "sun break" and know what it means.
- Know more than 10 ways to order coffee.
- Know more people who own boats than air conditioners.
- Feel overdressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant.
- Stand on a deserted corner in the rain waiting for the "WALK" signal.
- Consider that if it has no snow or has not recently erupted, it is not a real mountain.
- Can taste the difference between Starbucks, Seattle's Best, and Veneto's.
- Know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye salmon.
- Know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Issaquah, Oregon, and Willamette.
- Consider swimming an indoor sport.
- Can tell the difference between Japanese, Chinese and Thai food.
- In winter, go to work in the dark and come home in the dark, while only working eight-hour days.
- Never go camping without waterproof matches and a poncho.
- Are not fazed by "Today's forecast: showers followed by rain," and "Tomorrow's forecast: rain followed by showers."
- Cannot wait for a day with "showers and sun breaks."
- Have no concept of humidity without precipitation.
- Know that Boring is a town in Oregon and not just a state of mind.
- Can point to at least two volcanoes, even if you cannot see through the cloud cover.
- Notice "the mountain is out" when it is a pretty day and you can actually see it.
- Put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 50, but still wear your hiking boots and parka.
- Switch to your sandals when it gets about 60, but keep the socks on.
- Have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.
- Think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists.
- Knew immediately that the view out of Frasier's window was fake.
- Buy new sunglasses every year, because you can't find the old ones after such a long time.
- Measure distance in hours.
- Often switch from "heat" to "a/c" in the same day.
- Use a down comforter in the summer.
- Carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them.
- Design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a raincoat.
- Know all the important seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Raining (Spring), Road Construction (Summer), Deer & Elk season (Fall).
- Actually understand these jokes and send them to all your friends in the northwest or those who used to live here!