Wednesday, 23 September 2009
09:57:31 PM (GMT)
you know that those "you know you're from NH when" things are mostly lies. Mhm. We
don't live off deer and berries. :O Shocker, isn't it?!?!!?? I'll admit that a lot of
people here, including myself, say "wicked" compulsively...but... at least we don't
have annoying accents. Like Massachusetts. Which people also seem to think we do.
Yeah, lies. Also, apparently it's ALWAYS cold here? Like... -30? YOU'VE BEEN MISLEAD
AGAIN. We have a few 100+ days during the summer. x] And apparently people here
frequently use their AC and heaters alternatively on the same day? Nope. Not unless
they're deranged or something. And every other guy you see isn't wearing camo and
carrying a rifle! WOW. And there are farms EVERYWHERE, right? ahaha. that one
actually depends on where you are... it's true in a lot of regions. Not my point
You know you're from New Hampshire when . . .
For those in New Hampshire - laugh;
for those who are no longer in NH - reminisce;
and for those of you who are just lucky enough to know someone in NH -- maybe this
will help you better understand them.
Your idea of a traffic jam is 10 cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.
Vacation means going up north to Pittsburg for the weekend.
You measure distance in hours.
You know several people that have hit deer more than once.
You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back again.
You use a down comforter in the summer.
You drive at 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without
You see people wearing hunting clothes at social events or church.
You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
You think of the major food groups as venison, cider, fish, and berries.
You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend/wife knows how to use them.
There are 7 empty cars running in the parking lot at Cricenti's Market at any given
Your Grammie's birthday party was in the town hall and the whole town showed
You design your kids Halloween costume to fit over their snowsuit. We're too
hardcore for that. fuck warmth. ;]
Driving is better in winter because all the potholes are filled with snow.
Nooo... Ever heard of ice? D:
You know at least one person who has hit a moose.
You know all four seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road
construction. (and maybe a 5th -- mud!)
(Or -- tourist, foliage, skiing and mud) More like summer tourists, foliage
tourists, skiing tourists and mud. x]
It takes you 3 hours to go to the store for milk even when you're in a hurry because
you have to stop and talk to everyone in town.
Your uncle mows the town common.
You buy your Christmas presents at the feed and grain store.
You've pulled over to let a flock of wild turkeys (or pheasants) cross the
You define summer as three months of bad sledding.
Snow tires come standard on all your cars and trucks.
You can't go barefoot until the snow is gone from the top of Mt. Moosilauke.
You refer to the Patriots as "we".
You can identify a Massachusetts accent.
You keep your potatoes and onions "down cella", and your canned goods on shelves in
You know what cow-tipping is. (if you don't I'm concerned.)
"Down South" to you means Boston.
You consider Manchester exotic. (Manchvegas is intimidating.)
You can actually pronounce "Kancamagus" and know what it is.
You know what a bubbler is.
Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new machine shed.
You can recognize someone from Massachusetts from their driving.
You drink soda and refer to your dad or grandpa as "Pop".
You ride your ski-doo to meet your friends at a restaurant for dinner, and that's
how they get there too!
You can actually pronounce and spell "Winnipesauke". (It's Winnipesaukee. with two
You know where Contoocook is, and how to pronounce it.
You can visit Berlin, New London, Bethlehem, Lisbon, Lebanon and Dublin all in one
You only know three spices: salt, pepper, and ketchup.
You're proud of the only NH President, though he's not remembered for much.
You've visited the homestead of Franklin Pierce, because he's the only President from
You've seen mosquitoes with landing lights.
The local paper covers major headlines on one page, but requires four pages for local
At least twice a year, your kitchen doubles as a meat processing plant. (Not
personally, but some probably do. Not everyone though. So. Stop it. xD)
Your snow blower gets stuck on the roof.
You think the start of deer season is a national holiday. (I don't, but I do know
some people who do. Dx)
You find 0 degrees a little chilly. No, normal people here still consider that
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