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You Know You're From Colorado When...

  • You have absolutely no recognizable accent.
  • You consider it "muggy" when the humidity is over 25%.
  • You only go to the casinos when friends are in from out of town.
  • Yours is the third car to run a red light after it changes.
  • During a thunderstorm you wonder which I-25 underpass is flooding.
  • You see no reason to travel to Aurora. Ever.
  • You carry a $3000 mountain bike on top of a $500 car.
  • You own a big dog named Aspen, Buck, Cheyenne or Dakota that wears a bandanna.
  • You cast out a fishing line while white-water rafting.
  • You have never seen the tourist attractions in your own city.
  • The top of your head is bald, but you still wear a pony tail.
  • You wouldn't pay to go up Pike's Peak, but you tell your house guests to do it.
  • You think formal wear is ironed denim.
  • You go anywhere else on the planet and the air is sticky and the sky is no longer blue.
  • You see your East Coast relatives more now than when you lived there.
  • You think gun control is a steady hand.
  • You can run up 10 flights of stairs without huffing and puffing.
  • You've stood on solid ground and looked down on an airplane in flight.
  • You know what "People's Republic of Boulder" means.
  • You've been tear gassed in a riot to celebrate a sports team's victory.
  • You can drive over a 12,000 ft. pass in 4 ft. of snow, but can't get to work if there are 4 inches of snow.
  • When you visit friends at sea level, you can drink a case of beer and not get a buzz.
  • Your car insurance costs more than your car.
  • You know what a "chinook" is. You know what a "rocky mountain oyster" is. You know what a "fourteener" is. But you don't know what a "turn signal" is.
  • A bear on your front porch bothers you less than a Democrat in Congress.
  • People from other states breathe 5 times as often as you do.
  • Your car alarm has been set off by thunder.
  • A sudden loss of cabin pressure is no big deal.
  • You have said, "Where we're going, we don't need roads!"
  • You can recognize all 50 states' license plates on sight.
  • You've used "checking for ticks" as an excuse to get someone naked.
  • You've gone skiing in July and sunbathing in January, in the same year.
  • You like knowing that California and Texas are both downstream.
  • You know the elevation of a town, but not its population.
  • You only know two people who were actually born in Colorado.
  • If it snows in the morning, you expect it to be gone by lunch time.
  • You know what and where the Continental Divide is.
  • You have a business degree, and are flipping burgers at Vail.
  • North means "mountains to the left", south means "mountains to the right"; east and west are where all the damn liberals keep moving in from.
  • Driving directions usually include, "Go over xxxx Pass..."
  • You actually understand these jokes.
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W. E.
 

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Walking Eagle --- Those are great  :D except that I thought I was the only one using the "checking for tick" routine  ::)  Now that I'm married I can give up another one. Make a tape, and have a buddy record his voice like a special news bulitin. He says something to the effect of a storm on each end of canyon, and if you're driving to pull over and wait out storms. Make it sound official, and time it right.  ;) Be sure to have a big warm sleeping bag conviently in car.

Hey, I have a buddy who owns a resturant called the "Republic of Boulder" and I don't know what that (peoples republic of Boulder) is ?  :-[
 

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You mean there are people in this state that actually are from here?


(just kidding, my girl is native) :p
 

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james said:
don't know what that (peoples republic of Boulder) is ?
James, I thought that would be easy to explain and now that I try it, I see it's not.

"The People's Republic of Boulder" has the reputation of being a place that is so out of tune with the mind-set of the rest of the state that it has earned a name of its own. A college town populated by aged hippies, liberals, new-agers, adherents of mostly-unheard-of religions, libertarians, anarchists, UFO abductees, and God knows what else. Not to single out any of those to be picked on, but the unusual thing is to have them all concentrated in one place. Sort of like a piece of Berkeley transplanted into Colorado. This is undoubtedly a poor explanation, but it's something that's easier to feel than to describe.

I have the feeling of being on dangerous ground here, and I wish someone else would attempt a better explanation.
 

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A few more:

You Know You're From Colorado When...

[*]You don't stop and look every time you see a deer or elk.
[*]You scoff at the weatherman on TV. Especially when giving a five-day forecast.
[*]The biggest event of the year is the Western Stock Show.
[*]There is not enough money in the world to get you to move to the Springs.
[*]Having a senator named Nighthorse didn't seem strange.
 

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Ken Broeren said:
How about, "You can drive down almost every mountain pass without using your brakes, but you just can't seem to keep your foot off of it on the flattest sections of I-25"?
Or, "You see someone riding a Harley in the middle of a blizzard, and you have to look to see if it's someone you know."

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[When you visit friends at sea level, you can drink a case of beer and not get a buzz./quote]

It was tough trying to catch a buzz in Lahaina Maui after living here!
 

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'People's Republic or Boulder' ;D

I actually consider myself fairly liberal and Boulder gives me the willeys.

I have a friend that simply calls Boulder 'foofy'

I have another friend that calls boulder "20 square miles surrounded by reality"
 

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I remember a few years back, when bubonic plague was a concern at Boulder Reservoir. They were going to spray the mosquitos to alleviate the risk of it spreading. Some Boulder residents got together to protest claiming that the good mosquitoes, " who haven't done anything wrong to deserve this", would be killed along with the bad mosquitoes. Good mosquitoes???

Your from Co. if you think guard rails are for sissies. ;D
 

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You Know You're From Colorado When...
[*]You eat salsa on fried eggs.
[*]You have seen someone wearing camo at a wedding.
[*]You have trolled a fishing lure from a jet-ski.
[*]You have offered assistance to someone in a store - and you don't work there.
[*]You think of Utah as an empty spot somewhere between Denver and Las Vegas.
 

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Walking Eagle said:
You Know You're From Colorado When...
[*]You eat salsa on fried eggs.
[*]You have seen someone wearing camo at a wedding.
[*]You have trolled a fishing lure from a jet-ski.
[*]You have offered assistance to someone in a store - and you don't work there.
[*]You think of Utah as an empty spot somewhere between Denver and Las Vegas.
"you have offered assistance tosomeone in a store- and you don't work there."
Sounds like Howie mendel is from colorado. (his segments on jay leno)
 
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