Monday, February 11, 2013

You Know You're from Minnesota if:

It's been snowing most of the the day and more is supposed to come tonight. It seems like a good time to post these oldies.

You're a true Minnesotan if:

You're proud we make the national news 75 times a year because International Falls is the coldest spot in the country.

Your Dairy Queen is closed November through March.

 You know several people who have hit a deer with their car.

When someone says, "Uff da!" you look to see what happened, and you always smile when someone mentions Ole and Lena.
You consider 0 degrees Fahrenheit just another cold day.

You know all four seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter and Road Construction season.

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


You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching.

You carry battery jumper cables in your trunk and the whole family knows how to use them.

16 comments:

The Owl Wood said...

Minnesotashire eh? Sounds great! We've got damp, cold, windy and solid grey horrible here today. Not an inspiring day in Lincolnshire!

Keep warm.

Bob said...

Yikes.

Bob Bushell said...

Good fun, lol.

Susan said...

I have several good friends from Minnesota, but had never heard half of these--what a good chuckle this morning, thank you, XOXO

The Odd Essay said...

About time you wrote! I was beginning to think you'd fallen in a snowbank ;-) Love your "Minnesota-isms! Guess I'll quit complaining how cold it is here.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

All too true!

Maria said...

I live on the prairie and much of these Minnesota quotes are true to form here. Except for Ole and Lena.

We have Merle and Linda.

Honest Abe said...

How about chains? I thought people in Minnesota all carried tire chains and used them except in summer?

John Gray said...

Uff da?
That's funny
We welsh say bore da
Pronounced
Bora da
Which means good morning

Mitchell is Moving said...

We were just yesterday teaching a Sevillana friend of ours about Minnesotans (the weather, the "Os," and more. We even taught her to say "uff da"!

Crafty Green Poet said...

yes, that puts the Scottish climate into perspective! It's snowing today but spring is definitely on the way and it will really be spring, thank goodness for the gulf stream!

troutbirder said...

Exactly. Been there done that. Though Bluff Country here in the southeast has seen little rain or snow since last July. We and the farmers are getting worried....

Kittie Howard said...

I read your post yesterday, Ms. Sparrow, but had to leave the computer for something or other before commenting. But I remembered most of what you'd posted about Minnesota to share with a friend from there who called last night. She then went to to regale me with more. Lots of fun!

Linda Starr said...

Look at all the anonymous comments you got, how cold of them. te he couldn't resist.

Carol Z said...

This reminds me of my year in New Hampshire. I moved to New York because the climate just did me in, and yes, it's much much warmer.

Willow said...

Oh such a fun post. Yes snow seems to be a big theme in New England this past month too and more on the way. My post themes lately have all been blizzards with my horses running across the tundra, and chickens getting swallowed by snow drifts. Lol
Love popping in to see your turkeys!
Stay warm Mrs Sparrow
Willow