You know you live in Colorado when…

June 5, 2012 — 1 Comment

As of this week I’ve lived in Colorado for four years.

I love living here.  It’s refreshing in every way.  Coloradans are wonderful people who are also tough, friendly, and highly independent.  It may be presumptuous, but I consider myself a Coloradan now.  That’s why this list made me laugh.


You switch from “Heat” to “A/C” in one day.

You know what the “Peoples Republic of Boulder” means.

Your sense of direction is; towards the mountains and away from the mountains

You’re a meat-eating vegetarian.

The bike on your car is worth more than your car.

You’re able to drive 65 miles per hour through 13 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without even flinching.

You take your out-of-town guests to Casa Bonita even though you would never go there otherwise.

You design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit over a snow suit.

You know all 4 seasons “almost winter, winter, still winter and construction.

You can never figure out why your out-of-town guests faint from altitude sickness on a picnic to the mountains.

You can drive over a 12,000 foot pass in 4 feet of snow, but can’t get to work if there are 4 inches of snow.

You know the ‘correct’ pronunciation of Buena Vista and Pueblo

Your car insurance costs more than your car.

You have surge protectors on every outlet.

April showers bring May blizzards.

‘Timberline’ is someplace you have actually been. Many times.

You know what a ‘Chinook’ is.

You know what a ‘Rocky Mountain oyster’ is. (they actually taste pretty good!–ac)

You know what a ‘fourteener’ is.
— But you don’t know what a ‘turn signal’ is.

A bear on your front porch doesn’t bother you nearly as much as a Democrat in Congress does.

Your golf bag has a 9-iron, a 3-wood and a lightning-rod.

SPF 90 is not out of the question.

People from other states breathe 5 times as often as you do.

Having a Senator named Nighthorse doesn’t seem strange.

Thunder has set off your car alarm.

A full moon has never kept you awake at night.

You have an $800 stereo in a $300 truck

A sudden loss of cabin pressure is not a big deal.

You think a red light means 3 more cars can go.

“Where we’re going, we don’t need roads!!”

You know where the real ‘South Park’ is.

You can recognize the license plates of all 50 states on sight.

Driving directions usually include ‘Go over ____ Pass…’

You’ve dressed in shorts, sandals, and a parka.

You’ve gone skiing in July.


One response to You know you live in Colorado when…

    Errol Schroeder June 6, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Add this to the list – you scrape frost off your windshield in the morning and wash bugs off the windshield in the afternoon of the same day.

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