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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

You know you live in Springfield, Missouri when (add your own, it'll be fun):

You ask for cashew chicken at a Chinese restaurant and they give you deep-fried chicken and fried rice smothered in gravy.
Having to sit through a red light for more than one cycle is a traffic jam.
You plan your commute around train schedules... that is trains crossing the road, not a mass-transit system.
You measure distance in units of time: "Strafford is only 5 minutes up 44."
You've used the A/C and the heater on the same day.
You know who John Q. Hammons is, and can name at least 4 things that bear his name.

Note: I didn't come up with all of these, some I heard or read other places.

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40 Comments:

Blogger Rev.Vapor said...

When your address has "Springfield, MO" in it... HAHAHA... errr... okay, that one wasn't very good.

11:06 AM  
Blogger aleah marie said...

;) I can't come up with anything witty at the moment. But I have to say i enjoyed reading yours! I love my home-sweet-home, but we are admittedly a strange bunch ...

7:44 PM  
Anonymous briket said...

When you see a church and/or a Wal-Mart Supercenter on every corner. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.)

1:09 PM  
Anonymous briket said...

When your list of town skyscrapers consist of the Hammons Tower and the Sheraton Hotel.

1:14 PM  
Anonymous briket said...

You know you live AROUND Springfield, when traveling to Springfield is considered "Going into town."
(I might be able to go all day with this..)

1:19 PM  
Blogger DocLarry said...

owWhen your church building is bigger than your school building.

2:19 AM  
Blogger DocLarry said...

When you pronounce "Lebanon" as "Lebnun;" "Aurora" as "A-roar;" "Monett" as "Moe-net;" and "Bois D'arc" as "Bo-dark."

When two inches of snow causes school to be cancelled.

When the name of your airport includes a small town 30 miles to the south because more people may recognize its name.

2:26 AM  
Anonymous grannygeek said...

When the clerk at the hardware store gives directions by saying, "It's on the shelf that's just kattywampus from the cash register" and you know EXACTLY where to go.

12:43 PM  
Anonymous grannygeek said...

The locals all say they're going "Over to ProBass."

12:45 PM  
Blogger Kara said...

When your cousin lives next door to people that still don't have indoor plumbing...

When school gets cancelled because of rain - forget snow.

When you see at least 15 people you know (10 of them related in some way) when you go to wal-mart.

9:44 PM  
Blogger A.McSholty said...

You know you're FROM Springfield when you order cashew chicken in a restaurant in Washington, DC and are SHOCKED when it comes out stir fried and not DEEP fried.

Not that I have any personal experience with that. Heh.

10:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You know you're in Springfield, Missouri when your church is as big as a WalMart Supercenter; and both are perceived as equally important to the quality of your life." Wendy

8:23 AM  
Blogger LocoFocoRampant said...

...you know how to pronounce Trtan
...you hear the radio equivilent of book burning on 104.1 fm
...you notice more churches than convience stores
...you know you're close when you see a sign that says "Home of Governor Matt Blunt"

8:35 PM  
Anonymous florena said...

When you hear people talking about what homeboy Brad Pitt sees in that scank Angelina.

4:44 PM  
Anonymous florena said...

When the citizenry is bamboozled by City Utilities into voting for a coal plant that will be obsolete in ten years but take 40 years to pay off.

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

You Know You're From Springfield when it takes 30 minutes to drive across town and you can stay on the same road.

8:10 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

You know you're from Springfield when half the population is college students.

8:11 PM  
Anonymous jeff said...

You've been to Mexican Villa North and South more than twice a week.

8:14 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

The airport is out in the middle of a farm!

8:15 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

About five minutes outside the city limits and you're in the middle of nowhere out in the farm country.

8:17 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Vacation to you means Table Rock Lake Baby!

8:17 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

You tried to drive your Pickup truck through Fantastic Caverns but got a ticket for it. What? I thought the brochure says The largest "Drive through" cave?

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

When the tornado warning comes on the tv, your first instinct is to run for cover, but then you realize they're talking about the part of the county that is two counties north of you and about 60 miles away. ;)

8:20 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

When you're jealous that Dorthy's House in the Wizard of Oz was in Kansas and not Missouri.

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

When your favorite hobby is storm chasing.

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

You've eaten at Hardees, stopped in for a coke at Casey's General Store, and stopped at every taco bell between Springfield and Monett on Route 60.

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

You're amazed at how many people own boats yet there are no real big lakes in the immediate Springfield area.

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

You tell your friends you've caught a trout with your bare hands.

8:25 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

During Storm Season, you get used to the constant interruption of your favorite tv show for weather bulletins and tornado/severe t-storm warnings.

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Your idea of a ski hill, is the mound of snow-covered trash at the local dump.

8:28 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

You see just about everyone in town on a hot summer day, at the local public pool.

8:29 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

You see just about everyone in town on a hot summer day, at the local public pool.

8:30 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

...when you're watching the news and they lead with a lawnmower crash.

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know you are from Springfield Mo when you not only know what giggin' and noodlin' are,
you know they are not pronounced with the 'g' on the end,
and you know more than one person who has actually done both of them.

9:29 PM  
Blogger Todd said...

DOES ANYONE KNOW ABOUT A STORM CHASER SCHOOL IN SPRINGFIELD? IF SO SEND A LINK OR SOMETHING AT tchap62@gmail.com.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Sheila said...

Well, I'm new but that observation about the Cashew Chicken is spot on. As someone not warned about Springfield's Cashew Chicken I was shocked to find the dish I did. I guess it's an acquired taste.

4:11 PM  
Blogger eBurly said...

When you have actually attempted to get to Republic Ford in less than one-minute by going 360 mph.

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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6:26 PM  
Blogger Johnny T said...

When you're scared to walk in the Mark Twain National Forest because of crack heads, but feel safe walking downtown at 3am.

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you have the world's best pizza at The Pizza House!

6:43 PM  

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