Surprise!

I’m going to Oregon again. Yep. I have the best family ever. They’re flying me home for two weeks after finals are done because 1. Josh isn’t home and 2. I don’t start work until June 1st.

So, in preparation of my (once again) journey to the homeland, I’ve been reading up one some “You Know You Live in Oregon, If….”

Here are some of my favorites:

If you’ve worn shorts, sandals and a parka at the same time, you live in Oregon.
If you install security lights on your house and garage but leave both doors unlocked, you live in Oregon.
If you design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit over a 2 layers of clothes or under a raincoat, you live in Oregon.
If you feel guilty throwing aluminum cans or paper in the trash, you live in Oregon.
If you can taste the difference between Starbucks, Seattle’s Best, and Dutch Bros, you live in Oregon.
If you know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Abiqua, Issaquah, Oregon, Umpqua, Yakima and Willamette, you live in Oregon.

If 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 live in Oregon.

If you know that Boring is a town and not just a state of mind, you live in Oregon.

If you know a couple that registered at R.E.I., you live in Oregon.

If one of the first things people ask you when they meet you is, “Ducks or Beavers?” you live in Oregon.

If kayaking if your preferred mode of transportation, you live in Oregon.

If you know that the seasons are very wet, sunny with an ever present chance of wet, wet again and super-wet-almost-constant-downpour, you live in Oregon.

If anyone has ever asked you if you still ride in a wagon pulled by oxen, you live in Oregon.

If you know what Voodoo Doughnuts is, you live in Oregon.

If you know people who are hesitant about having an outside wedding in August, because it might rain, you live in Oregon.

More to Come….

3 responses

  1. Hey! I’ll be home between May 11 and the 25th. I won’t have a car (since it now resides in ND), but if you want to come to Silverton, I would love love love to see you! PS, I got a new phone in the fall with a new company (but same number) so my contacts didn’t switch over. If you text/call just let me know it’s you πŸ™‚

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