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You Know You Are From Iowa When….

During a storm you check the cattle before you check the kids.

You can tell the difference between a horse and a cow from a distance.

Your car breaks down outside of town and news of it reaches back to town before you do.

You don’t put too much effort into hairstyles due to wind and weather.

Your quarterback is hurt and you’re hoping it’s the first thing on the 6 o’clock news.

There’s a tornado warning and the whole town is outside watching for it.

The local gas station sells live bait.

You don’t buy all your vegetables at the grocery store.

You go to the State fair for your family vacation.

You get up at 5:30 a.m. and go down to the coffee shop.

You’re on a first name basis with the county sheriff.

Little smokies are something you serve on special occasions.

You go to the river because it’s almost like going to the ocean.

You have the number of the Co-op on speed dial.

You try to find the cheapest room rates when going out of town.

Using the elevator involved a corn truck.

Your mayor is also your garbage hauler, barber, and insurance salesman.

You know you should listen to the weather forecast before picking out an outfit.

You are walking knee-deep in snow.

You call the wrong number and talk to the person for an hour anyway.

Your excuse for getting out of school is that the cows got out.

You talk with a friend about some big event you are going to attend, and by the end of the conversation you’ve decided you’re both too broke to go.

You know cow pies aren’t made of beef.

You wake up when it’s dark and go to bed when it’s still light.

You want to buy manure.

You listen to “Paul Harvey” every day at noon.

You can tell it’s a farmer working late in his field and not a UFO.

Your nearest neighbor is in the next area code/county.

You leave your snow tires on year-round..

You know the difference between field corn and sweet corn when they are still on the stalk.

You know the code names for everyone on the CB.

You pick up all the free stuff at the State Fair.

You can eat an ear of corn with no utensils in under 20 seconds.

You don’t clean up the dog’s mess because it’s just fertilizer.

You know enough to get your driving done early on Sundays before the Sunday drivers come out.

It takes 30 seconds to reach your destination and it’s clear across town.

You can tell the smell of a skunk and the smell of a feed lot apart.

You consider a building a mall if it’s bigger than the local Wal-Mart.

You measure distance in minutes

Weather is 90% of your conversation

Down south to you means Missouri

Snow tires came standard on your car

You have no concept of public transportation

The top 5% of your graduation high school class went to Iowa State — everyone else attended the U of I

You know more than one person who has hit a deer

You have no problem spelling “Des Moines”

You know the answer to the question, “Is this Heaven?”

Your school classes have been canceled because of cold

You know what the numbers I-80, I-35, I-235 mean

You know what “uff-da” means and how to use it properly

You know what “Amish Country” is

You’ve licked frozen metal

The only reason you go to Wisconsin or Missouri is to get fireworks

You wear shorts when it’s 50 degrees out in March, but bundle up and complain in August when it goes below 60 degrees

You have gone Trick-or-Treating in two feet of snow

You carry jumper cables in your car

You drink “POP”

You know exactly where “Field of Dreams” and “Bridges of Madison County” was filmed

People from other states love to hear you say “Iowa” and other words with “Os” in them

You know what “Hawks” and “Clones” are

When someone says they are going out for dinner or supper, you know which meal they are talking about.


I stole this idea from Ryan, but I used a few different lists to complie this one. lol. I think it’s funny.

Umm, not to much going on lately. Hanging out alot.

Been working from home the last two days and it’s really fun. Getting a lot done, though I still have to do this stupid data layout. I’ve been busy with calendar software and such.

There’s a cat laying on the keyboard and it’s hard to type. lol

Laters all.

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