Aug. 10th, 2004
This is all Erica's fault...but you know I had to fix it...
You Know You're From Indiana When...
You drive for three hours and the scenery outside doesn't change.
People still have Christmas decorations up at Easter.
You start saying to yourself "More than corn in Indiana my butt."
Walking through Wal-Mart with two carts full of kids is normal.
There really is more than corn in Indiana. There’s soybeans, too.
When you plan an orgy and a Euchre game breaks out.
You warsh your clothes and you think George Warshington was the first president.
You're proud to be called a Hoosier, even if you don't know what one is.
You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "Terre Haute"
You can stack hay, swim in the pond to clean off, and then
have the strength to play a couple of games of hoops all in the same day.
You say things like "catty-wumpus" and "kitty-corner".
You own a dirtbike or a ATV.
You live in a city ... and there's a cornfield in your backyard.
High school basketball game draws a bigger crowd on the weekend nights than movie theaters.
You can see at least 2 basketball hoops from your yard.
You can name every one of Bob Knight's "exploits" over the last few years.
You shop at Marsh.
The biggest question of your youth was "IU or Purdue?"
Indianapolis is the "big city".
"Getting caught by a train" is a legitimate excuse for being late to school.
Everyone knows who the town cop is, where he lives, and whether he is at home or on duty.
You actually know what the CART vs IRL debate is about and have taken a side.
The vehicle of choice in your area is not a car, but a pickup.
Someone you know is BIG John Mellencamp fan.
You've been to the Covered Bridge Festival.
To you, a tenderloin is not an expensive cut of beef, but a big, salty,
breaded piece of pork served on a bun with pickles.
You know what FFA and 4H stand for.
You know what chip-and-seal is, and your high school was located on just such a road.
You go the county fair every night of it's week-long duration.
You can say "French Lick" without laughing out loud.
There's actually a college near you named "Ball State."
You think the state Bird is Larry.
You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Indiana.