You know you're a Floridian when...
Sand in your shoes in common place no matter what type of shoes they are.
Flip-flops are everyday wear.
Shoes are only for business meetings and church.
No, wait, flip flops are good for church too, unless it's Easter or Christmas.
"Panhandling" means going to Pensacola.
Sweet tea can be served at any meal.
An alligator walked through your neighborhood (at least once).
You smirk when a game show's "Grand Prize" is a trip or cruise to Florida.
You measure distance in minutes.
You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and only one sweatshirt.
You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.
You get annoyed at the tourists who feed manatees.
All the local festivals are named after a fruit.
(Except Springing the Blues, Jazz fest and the Shrimp Festival)
A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.
You think everyone from a bigger city has a northern accent.
You know the four seasons really are: almost summer, summer, not summer yet but really hot, and Christmas.
It's not soda, cola, or pop...its coke, regardless of brand or flavor, "What kinda coke you want?"
Anything under 95 is just warm.
Anything under 70 is chilly.
You think no-one over 80 should be allowed to drive.
You've hosted at least one hurricane party - probably more!
You go to a theme park for an afternoon, and know when to get on the best rides.
You pass on the right and honk at the elderly.
You understand the futility in exterminating cockroaches.
You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee, Withlacoochee, Okahumpka and Loxahatchee.
You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat, than have a boat yourself.
Bumper stickers on the pickup in front of you include: various fish, the NRA, and a NASCAR number.
You were 8 before you realized they made houses without pools.
You were 12 when you first met someone who couldn't swim.
You get angry when people say "Florida isn't really part of the SOUTH"
You've worn shorts, gone to the beach and used the A/C on Christmas day.
You know what the "stingray shuffle" is, and why it's important!
Socks are only for bowling.
Orange juice from concentrate makes you sick.
You never use an umbrella because you know the rain will be over in five minutes.
A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store, but everything to do with shade.
Your winter coat is made of denim... or is actually a windbreaker.
You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.
You're younger than thirty but some of your friends are over 65.
You've driven through Yeehaw Junction.
You could swim before you could read.
You have to drive north to get to The South.
You've said at least once, "Don't like it here? Take I-95 North."
Or, "Welcome to Florida. Now leave."
You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix.
You've gotten out of school early on Halloween to trick or treat before it got dark.
You know that anything under a Category 3 just isn't worth waking up for.
You dread love bug season.
You are on a first name basis with the Hurricane list.
They aren't Hurricane Charley, Hurricane Frances...but
Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne.
You know what a snowbird is and can instantly tell when they've arrived by the change in the flow of traffic.
You know why flamingos are pink.
You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty average.
You were twelve before you ever saw snow or you still haven't.
You made it to the end of this list.
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