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You know you live in Iowa when....

Discussion in 'Community Message Board' started by cycofan, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. cycofan

    cycofan Well-Known Member

    You do your first lawn mowing of the year in your coat, hat and gloves! Our grass is long and shaggy and expecting 2 days of rain.....gotta get it done....40 degrees or not! :)
  2. glo-ree-bee

    glo-ree-bee Well-Known Member

    I love Iowa and the lovely farms and especially, Pella!
  3. bob

    bob Chief Engineer Staff Member

    • Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.
    • "Vacation" means driving through the Amanas, going to Adventureland or Okoboji.
    • You've seen all the biggest bands ten years after they were popular.
    • Snow tires are standard on your car.
    • You "go into town"
    • You have no concept of public transportation.
    • The only reason you go to Missouri is for 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 2 feet of snow..
    • State Wresting was a big deal at your high school
    • Down south to you means Missouri
    • You know several people who have hit a deer
    • You were allowed to get a "school permit" to drive at age 14 if you lived more than a mile from school
    • You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "Des Moines"
    • You've ridden the school bus for an hour each way
    • You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day
    • Stores don't have bags, they have sacks
    • You see people wear bib overalls at funerals.
    • You see a car running in the parking lot at the store with no one in it no matter what time of the year.
  4. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    sounds like our area -- tons of rain -- grass growing -- cold
  5. NiteStar

    NiteStar Well-Known Member

    "You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day"

    That one applies to Houston too! :biggrin:
  6. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

    It must be fun
  7. red stripe

    red stripe Well-Known Member

    my sis was complaining yesterday that she could not cut the grass at all..... it was snowing:biggrin:

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