Friday, March 02, 2007

Life in Northern BC

Life in the North
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Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a Snow plow on
the highway.

"Vacation" means going to Kamloops for the weekend.

You measure distance in hours.

You know several people who have hit deer, moose, or bears more than
once.

You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.

You use a down comforter in the summer, but can walk outside barefoot in
the winter to grab the beer off the porch.

You see people wearing hunting clothes at social events.

You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both
unlocked.

There are 7 empty cars running in the parking lot at the Canadian Tire
store at any given time.

You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with
snow.

You think lingerie is tube socks and flannel pajamas.

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

It takes 3 hours to go to the store for one item even when you're in a
rush because you have to stop and talk to everyone in town.

You know it must be cold out when there's ice chunks floating in the
river.

You know where Quesnel is, and you pronounce it correctly.

When you go to parties in the winter, you wear your Sorels, and bring
your nice shoes in a grocery bag.

You have perfected the peeing outdoors technique because you have been
drunk in the middle of nowhere so many times.

You know where 100 Mile House, 103 Mile, 105 Mile, 108Mile, 99 Mile, 94
Mile, and 70 Mile are, and don't really think those are strange names
for towns.

You actually understand these jokes and forward them to all your
friends.