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 You might be a Floridian if...

--You exhibit a slight twitch when introduced to anyone with the first names of Charley, Frances, Ivan, or Jeanne
--Your freezer never has more than $20 worth of food in it at any given time
--You’re looking at paint swatches for the plywood on your windows, to accent the house color
--You think of your hall closet/saferoom as "cozy"
--Your pool is more accurately described as "framed in" than "screened in"
--Your freezer in the garage now only has homemade ice in it
--You no longer worry about relatives visiting during the summer months
--You, too, haven’t heard back from the insurance adjuster
--You now understand what that little "2% hurricane deductible" phrase really means
--You’re putting a collage together on your driveway of roof shingles from your neighborhood
--You were once proud of your 16" electric chain saw
--Your Street has more than 3 "NO WAKE" signs posted
--You now own 5 large ice chests
--Your parrot can now say "hammered ", " pounded " and "hunker down"
--You recognize people in line at the free ice, gas and plywood locations
--You stop what you’re doing and clap and wave when you see a convoy of power company trucks come
down your street
--You’re depressed when they don’t stop
--You have the personal cell phone numbers of the managers for: plywood, roofing supplies and generators at
Home Depot on your speed dialer
--You’ve spent more than $20 on "Tall white kitchen bags" to make your own sand bags
--You’re considering upgrading your 16" to a 20" chainsaw
--You know what "Bar chain oil" is
--You’re thinking of getting your wife the hardhat with the ear protector and face shield for Christmas
--You now think the $6000 whole house generator seems reasonable
--You look forward to discussions about the merits of "cubed, block and dry ice"
--Your therapist refers to your condition as "generator envy"
--You fight the urge to put on your winter coat and wool cap and parade around in front of your picture window
when you finally get power but your neighbor across the street with the noisy generator doesn’t

And finally, you might be a Floridian if:
--You ask your sister up north to start saving the Sunday Real Estate classifieds!

09/25/04  11:47pm


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  Message To: Cbatusf   In reference to Message Id: 149378

 You might be a Floridian if...

LOl its true. Oh well only 20 more yrs before this hurricane cycle ends. Then we are free.

11/16/04  11:43am


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  Message To: WildWillie   In reference to Message Id: 182459

 You might be a Floridian if...





11/15/06  05:10pm


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  Message To: Occ1123   In reference to Message Id: 1061720

 You might be a Floridian if...

I’m not a floridian, but almost all of those things aply to my family! We have family in FL, though. Vistit them all the time.

12/02/06  08:49pm


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  Message To: Leira   In reference to Message Id: 1080843

 You might be a Floridian if...

Haha that’s funny. I have lived in Central Florida for 19 years. Great post. Don’t have a generator but I do have a dingy since I live near Brevard county and we seem to get flooded alot. I have always wanted to take my little speed boat on 50 when it floods and ride all the way to titusville. Just think it would be funny as hell.

10/15/09  02:56am

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