February 04, 2006

You Know You're From Oklahoma When...

  • You say ya'll ... many times a day.
  • Bedlam is a BIG deal.
  • You can tell when it's tornado weather.
  • When you drive through a neighborhood anyone out walking will smile and wave at you.
  • You've worn flip flops in the winter.
  • You have stopped to let a family of deer cross the road.
  • You thought the twister ride at Universal Studios wasn't windy enough.
  • You know who your neighbors are, how many children they have, and when one of them gets married or graduates.
  • There are at least 2 to 3 Sonics, McDonalds, and Little Ceasars in your town.
  • You've been off-roading - many times.
  • You or someone you know was born, raised and still lives in the same town.
  • You know that Miami, Oklahoma and Miami, Florida are pronounced two different ways.
  • You plan events around football games.
  • You are a Cowboy or Sooners fan.
  • You learned how to do country and western dances at school.
  • A tornado warning siren is your signal to go out in the yard and look for a funnel.
  • You can properly pronounce Eufaula, Gotebo, Okemah and Chickasha.
  • You can remember the name of the last state legislator to introduce a bill involving castration, and he didn't mean farm animals.
  • You know exactly what calf fries are, and eat them anyway.
  • You think that people who complain about the wind in other states are sissies.
  • It doesn't bother you to use an airport named for a man who died in an airplane crash.
  • You have owned at least one belt buckle bigger than your fist.
  • A bad traffic jam involves two cars staring each other down at a four-way stop, each determined to be the most polite and let the other go first.
  • It doesn't seem odd to see the term "chicken fried chicken" on a menu.
  • You save all your life for your dream vacation, and use it to go to the OU/Texas game.
  • It doesn't seem peculiar if your sweetie says "I'm going in to town for something" even though you live in town.
  • You don't turn on the news until 20 minutes past the hour, because that's the only thing you care about anyway.
  • Your quarterback is hurt and it is the top story on the six o'clock news.
  • You keep track of the grain and hog futures on the radio.
  • You don't buy all your vegetables at the grocery store.
  • You go to the State Fair for your only vacation.
  • You get up at 5:30 A.M. and go to the coffee shop, where the waitress never asks what you would like. She already knows.
  • You are on a first name basis with the county sheriff.
  • You know what the "Sea of Red and White" is.
  • You think that using the elevator involves a corn truck.
  • You can drive 80 mph on a two-lane dirt road with one hand, but driving 45 mph on a four-lane expressway in a city scares you to death.
  • You use manure on your grass instead of Weed and Feed.
  • Your nearest neighbor is in the next zip code.
  • You know the difference between fee corn and sweet corn ... while it's still on the stalk.
  • You wear cowboy boots to church.
  • You know that everything goes better with Ranch.
  • You learned how to shoot a gun before you learned how to multiply.
  • "You wanna Coke?" "Yeah." "What kind?" "Dr. Pepper."
  • You know what "Orange Power" and "Crimson & Cream" means.
  • You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Oklahoma.

9 comments:

Yve! said...

My boyfriend passed this along to me. He lives in OKC and I live in Ottawa, Canada and I can tell you I haven't laughed my ass off so hard in a long time, but this had me wiping tears out of my eyes.

Thank you for reminding me how much of good thing you guys have in Oklahoma.

okiegal said...

XD

way too many of these are all too true XD

granted, I can't identify with ALL of them (I have yet to shoot a gun or wear cowboy boots to church, but I've done my fair share of tornado watching XD

Anonymous said...

my friend and i read these together, i'm originaly from oklahoma and she is not, i sat and laughed my ass off, and even though she came from mo, only a state away, she still didnt get any of them, i geusse no matter how long its been since i moved away some thins just stick with ya

Anonymous said...

Haha I've actually done many of these things lived in Oklahoma all my 15 years and even sat under a developing tornado watching it go by! I love ok!!!!!! <3 orange power!!

Anonymous said...

You know you're from Oklahoma when..
Half of your neighbors have type 2 diabetes and it's normal

You have flashbacks of driving convoy in Baghdad from the condition of the roads and infrastructure

If you're not married and divorced with 3 kids by 16, you're either gay, or not native to Oklahoma

Your answers to the life's mysteries start with 'well the bible says..'

You advertise a used car with a slight 'rod knock' and no transmission as being in 'good condition'

'What's a turn signal'?

You're only concept of geography is that Dallas is south and Tulsa is north

I may be overweight and a lil' stupid, but I'm proud to be an Oklahoman!

Anonymous said...

You can recite, on the spot and by heart, the BC Clark Christmas jingle.

Good Ag said...

I miss Oklahoma.

Anonymous said...

You know you're from Oklahoma when:
You have to tell your out of town friends that the tornado siren doesn't always mean there's a tornado
When you have an above ground pool that gets knocked over a lot
When you have a neighborhood cookout at leafs once a week
When you know everyone in your neighborhood
When you drink more tea then you eat food

Marcus Prince said...

May I suggest you add, - You've played the Gary England drinking game at least once in your life!