You might be from Colorado if . . .

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  1. From Colorado...

    A winter statistic:


    98% OF AMERICANS SCREAM BEFORE GOING IN THE DITCH ON A SLIPPERY ROAD THE
    OTHER 2% ARE FROM COLORADO AND THEY SAY, 'HOLD MY SODA AND WATCH THIS.


    You might be from Colorado if . . .

    You'll eat ice cream in the winter.

    When the weather report says it's going to be 65 degrees, you wear shorts.

    It snows 5 inches and you don't expect school to be canceled.

    You'll wear flip flops every day of the year, regardless of temperature.

    You have no accent at all, but can hear other people's. And then you
    make fun of them.

    'Humid' is over 25%.

    Your sense of direction is: Toward the mountains and Away from the
    mountains.

    You say 'the interstate' and everybody knows which one.

    You think that May is a totally normal month for a blizzard.

    You buy your flowers to set out on Mother's day, but try and hold off
    planting them until just before Father's day.

    You grew up planning your Halloween costumes around your coat.

    You know what the Continental Divide is.

    You don't think Coors beer is that big a deal.

    You went to Casa Bonita as a kid, and as an adult.

    You've gone off-roading in a vehicle that was never intended for such
    activities.

    You always know the elevation of where you are.

    You wake up to a beautiful, 80 degree day and you wonder if it's going to
    snow tomorrow.

    **You don't care that some company renamed it, the Broncos still play at
    Mile High**

    Every movie theater has military and student discounts.

    Everybody wears jeans to church.

    You actually know that ** South Park ** is a real place not just a show
    on TV.

    You know what a 'trust fund hippy' is, and you know its natural habitat
    is Boulder .

    You know you're talking to a fellow Coloradoan when they call it
    Elitches, not Six Flags.

    A bear on your front porch doesn't bother you.

    Your two favorite teams are the Broncos and whoever is beating the crap
    out of the Raiders.

    When people out East tell you they have mountains in their state too, you
    just laugh.

    You go anywhere else on the planet and the air feels 'sticky' and you
    notice the sky is no longer blue.
  2. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    Excellent, but I think having read that I will give Colorado a miss,

    By the way, whats a mountain? I live in East Anglia. (Think Pool table).
  3. PPK 32

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    By the way, whats a mountain? I live in East Anglia. (Think Pool table).[/QUOTE]

    No, Think Illinois!!!!

    :D:D:D
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  4. Indeed, Tranter. The highest mountain in Jolly Old England is Scafell Pike in the Lake District, Cumbria. It is a mere 978 meters (3,210 feet) high. Here in Colorado we call geologic formations like that "foot hills." :D;):p
  5. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    Lake District, very beautiful.

    I was out with the management a few months ago and as the car struggled to surmount a small hill I remarked ,'Its the hill, the car doesn't know what it is'. :)
  6. The treadmill squirrels that power that Mini Cooper were probably tired, Tranter. You could always trade it in on a nice Jaguar E-Type. :D;):p
  7. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    Ha. chance would be a fine thing, current fleet:
    Suzuki Vitara Jeep, me
    Renault Megane, The Management
    Vauxhall Corsa, Daughter
    Playstation 3, Son
  8. LurpyGeek

    LurpyGeek Active Member

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    Sounds a lot like Utah...
  9. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

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    Having visited that wonderful state, please allow me to offer the following observations:
    You know what the Continental Divide is. There's one of those over here, too, you know. ('Eastern C/D'):p
    You don't think Coors beer is that big a deal. True, Coors; The Yugo of Beers! :eek:
    A bear on your front porch doesn't bother you. Smaller, but still, I've watched a few on the front (and back) cabin porch. We keep an old pan by the door to bang on. :)
    When people out East tell you they have mountains in their state too, you
    just laugh. Your's are taller, but ours are older :D!
    You go anywhere else on the planet and the air feels 'sticky' and you
    notice the sky is no longer blue. Western North Carolina, or those wonderful West Texas Skies give a good run for the money!
    Your two favorite teams are the Broncos and whoever is beating the crap
    out of the Raiders. Oh, YES!!!

    Offered in the spirit of the 'Fourth'! Gee, I don't know what I did in a prev life that let me be born in such a wonderful country as this good old USA! Where different regions can 'kid' each other, be proud, and still (as we say in East Tennessee) "Get along!".
  10. Tom Militano

    Tom Militano New Member

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    Pistol, you have excellent taste in cars. The Jaguar XKE Roadsters are the best looking thing ever to sit on four wheels.
  11. True Tom! I've always referred to them as "rolling orgasms." :D;)
  12. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    Who owns Jaguar now? I think it may be India.
  13. Yup, as of March 2008 is was sold by Ford Motor Company (who had owned it since 1989) to Tata Motors of India. Ironic isn't it? The onetime "Jewel of the British Crown" is now the owner of what was once the most clearly identifiable "British" car in the world.
  14. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    Ok, now we are way outside my area of knowledge, but isn't the Tata the Indian car that made the headlines recently as the £1000.00 ($2,000.00) car? :)

    If so the Jag has joined an interesting stable.

    Also, do US computers have a UK £ sign like we have the $? I doubt it but, you never know. (It's 00.40, I am loosing it a bit)
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  15. Not usually. I can insert the £ sign using Microsoft Word and inserting it as a symbol, but US keyboards don't normally have a regular key for it. Since I sometimes write to German friends, what is more annoying to me is that US keyboards don't have the German umlauted vowels or the German ß symbol.
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