Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Oregon jokes

Q: How many Oregonians does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: Five. One to change the bulb and four more to chase off the Californians who have come up to relate to the experience.

YOU KNOW you are an Oregonian if........

* You've ever ordered a half caff/decaf, nonfat mocha grande with sugar-free cranberry whip (or you know what it is). (Yes!)

* The bride and groom registered at REI. (sport supply store)

* You are amazed at an accurate weather forecast.

* You know more than 10 words to describe a cup of coffee.

* You throw an aluminum can in the trash and feel guilty. (but then we'd take it to the recycling can, wouldn't we? Why waste time feeling just guilty?) :-)

* You use the words 'sun breaks' and know what it means. (Totally!)

* You never go camping without water-proof matches and ponchos. (Oh yea, I've been flooded out on more than one camping trip!)

* You know more people who own boats than air conditioners. (Yes! And the actual wood finish boats too!)

* You only honk your horn if collision is imminent and never for anything else. (We might be quacker backers but we aren't much for honking).

* You consider swimming an indoor sport. (yes! ha ha ha!)

* You consider something a "hill" (not a mountain) if it doesn't have snow on it or has not recently erupted, regardless of its altitude.

* You can't tell the difference between Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Thai food.(That simply isn't true! We have all those in Eugene and I am addicted to Thai and Korean)


Hey Harriet said...

That's funny. You Oregonians sound like a crazy bunch (in a good way!) & I can relate to the coffee geekery ;)

& hey, I love your coffee cozies! Very cute!

Alysse Hennessey said...

Thanks Harriet, yes we ARE such a coffee culture in the NW. Every joke about an espresso stand being on every city block is totally true. We love our coffee!

Megan said...

Hi Aly! Isn't that a 16 oz split shot skinny mocha with sugarfree cranberry whip? Not that I've EVER had cranberry whip. I'm just saying... Love your blog!