THIS IS WHAT JEFF FOXWORTHY HAS TO SAY ABOUT 'LIVING IN OREGON !
If someone in a Home Depot (Lowe's, red vest) store offers you assistance and they don't work there, you live in Oregon . (of course they weren't wearing the little orange vest but I needed something and was in a hurry and I knew they would never NOT help me!)
If you've worn shorts, sandals and a parka at the same time, you live in Oregon . Guilty.
If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed the wrong number, you live in Oregon . (Of course but I just blamed it on being a social being?!?!?)
If you measure distance in hours, you live in Oregon . Of course! Because I'm 45 mintues from everywhere (salem, Portland and the Coast)
If you have switched from 'heat' to 'A/C' and back again in the same day, you live in Oregon. That's just the way it is here, ok!
If you install security lights on your house and garage but leave both doors unlocked, you live in Oregon - just for record here...I didn't install the lights, they came with the house BUT I still make sure they work and replace the bulbs regularly and leave the door unlocked. I do live in the COUNTRY afterall.
If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow and ice, you live in Oregon. Amen. Let this past winter be testimony enough.
If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction, you live in Oregon. And more road construction this summer than ever before.
If you feel guilty throwing aluminum cans or paper in the trash, you live in Oregon . Oh man, I just got off the phone with WOW (Western OR Waste) cancelling our day camp's recycling bin (I got a pack to do it for free!)
If you know more people who own boats than air conditioners, you live in Oregon . I don't know anyone who has AC and everyone I know has a boat (or canoe or kayak).
If you stand on a deserted corner in the rain waiting for the "Walk" signal, you live in Oregon - o,k, it's true. But it's more about character and being a law abiding citizen than anything else.
If you know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup , Abiqua, Issaquah , Oregon , Umpqua, Yakima and Willamette, you live in Oregon . I love how almost 2/3 of these are WASHINGTON state cities...but since I'm home grown there, I know how to say them. ;)
If you consider swimming an indoor sport, you live in Oregon. I believe there is one outdoor pool in my entire COUNTY.
If you know that Boring is a city and not just a feeling, you live in Oregon. Do I get bonus points for having been to Boring?
If you can tell the difference between Japanese, Chinese and Thai food, you live in Oregon . Um, yeah, Thai is my favorite.
If you never go camping without waterproof matches and a poncho, you live in Oregon . Duh, I work for the BSA.
If you have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain, you live in Oregon . Actually, I only used my Mt. Bike in Utah..crazy I know but I got fat living in OR (also a very unoregonian thing to do)
If you think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists, you live in Oregon . For sure but now that I wear glasses, I have an umbrella. I hate getting rain drops on my clean lenses.
If you buy new sunglasses every year, because you cannot find the old ones after such a long time, you live in Oregon. Remember those lenses - they are transition!!! Oh yeah, baby. But i used to have to buy new ones at least twice a summer.