Saturday, May 19, 2007


I am looking at the thermometer located on the porch of the Millers' house as we speak: 98 degrees. Yuk. Even going in a pool probably wouldn't help at this point. Plain sad. Now I remember why I chose to move to Seattle :)

Aaaaaaah Arizona. Mike, what you sent me a while back never sounded so real - you know you're from Southern Arizona when...

1. You buy salsa by the gallon.
2. You think a red light is merely a suggestion.
3. All of your out-of-state friends start to visit after October but clear out come the end of April.
4. Most of the restaurants in town have the first name "El" or "Los."
5. You think 60 tons of crushed rock makes a beautiful yard.
6. You notice your car overheating before you drive it.
7. You can say "Hohokam" and people don't think you're laughing funny.
8. You no longer associate bridges (or rivers) with water.
9. You know a swamp cooler is not a happy hour drink.
10. Vehicles with open windows have the right-of-way in the summer.
11. People break out coats when the temperature drops below 70 degrees.
12. You discover, in July, it only takes two fingers to drive your car.
13. The pool can be warmer than you are.
14. You can make sun tea instantly.
15. You run your air conditioner in the middle of winter so you can use your fireplace.
16. The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
17. The AC is on your list of best friends.
18. You realize that Valley Fever isn't a disco dance.(oh yeah, been there, done that!)
19. You can finish a Big Gulp in 10 minutes and go back for seconds.
20. The water from the cold water tap is the same temperature as the hot one.
21. You can correctly pronounce the words: Saguaro, Ocotillo, Tempe, Gila Bend, San Xavier, Canyon de Chelly, Mogollon Rim, Cholla, and Ajo.
22. You experience third degree burns if you touch any metal part of your car.
23. You know better than to get into a car with leather seats if you're wearing shorts.
24. Announcements for Fourth of July events never end with "in case of rain..."

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