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If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 36 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim by, you might live in Upstate New York.

If you're proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights a year because Saranac Lake is the coldest spot in the nation, and Syracuse gets more snow than any other major city in the US , you might live in Upstate NY.

If your local Dairy Queen is closed from October through May, you might live in Upstate New York .

If you get 131 inches of snow in a week and you comment that 'winter's finally here,' you might live near Oswego in Upstate New York.

If you instinctively walk like a penguin for six months out of the year, you might live, bundled up, in Upstate New York.

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If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance, and they don't work there, you might live in Upstate NY.

If your dad's suntan stops at a line curving around the middle of his forehead, you might live in Upstate New York.

If you have worn shorts and a parka on the same day, you might live in Upstate New York.

If you have had a lengthy phone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you might live in Upstate New York.

YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRUE UPSTATE NEW YORKER WHEN:

'Vacatio n' means going south pastSyracuse for the weekend.

You measure distance in hours.

You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.

You often switch from 'heat' to 'A/C' in the same day and back again.

You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching.

You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.

You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend/wife knows how to use them.

You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.

You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction.

You can identify a southern or eastern accent.

Down South to you means Corning

Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new shed.

You go out for a fish fry every Friday.

Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.

You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.

You find 10 degrees 'a little chilly.' And 55 is shorts weather.

You actually understand these jokes, and you forward them to all yourUpstate New York friends and to those who used to live here and left(chickens).
 

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lol, ive seen that only it was "you might be Canadian". and ya i can relate to almost all of them, and i know jpark can cause ive been to his town, and have drove by it a few hundred times lol
 

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lol, ive seen that only it was "you might be Canadian". and ya i can relate to almost all of them, and i know jpark can cause ive been to his town, and have drove by it a few hundred times lol
So haven't I. :D
 

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That sounds a lot like up here... :)

And everyone knows you measure snowblower use in hours, not miles. Psh.
 

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Us upstate New Yorkers measure it in tank fulls of gas :hyst:

Sorry, I edited your post for a second there.
 

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weebee said:
Us upstate New Yorkers measure it in tank fulls of gas :hyst:

Sorry, I edited your post for a second there.
so do i haha. last snow fall cost me 1/2 a tank
 

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weebee said:
If you're proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights a year because Saranac Lake is the coldest spot in the nation
Ah Saranac Lake, it's a beautiful motorcycle ride up there and through Lake Placid in the summer. Anyone ever been to the Ice Castle there in the winter? It's amazing! Somewhere I'll find a picture of it, scan it and post it.
 

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i hate winter, we've had a little cold snap down, been getting down in teens at night and not breaking 40 during day. i went to minnesota one time when i was in the army. it was december, and that broke me from going past charlotte nc in the winter.
 

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Exactly.

Our Dairy Queens are only closed from November to February.

Sheeesh.
 

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:hyst: :hyst:

So true!

Dairy Queen did close in the winter in Cleveland. I don't know if they keep it open now for Brazier or if they even have them there. I left in 72...
 

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Ours opens in three weeks.

It's 52 here now, so it feels like spring.

I sure could use a Cookie Dough Blizzard.

With Reese's Cup pieces...

And extra malt...

And peanut butter sauce...

:p
 

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I don't think our Dairy Queens close....

It's never too cold for ice cream. I just wish it didn't give me heartburn. :wall:
 

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Squishy said:
I don't think our Dairy Queens close....

It's never too cold for ice cream. I just wish it didn't give me heartburn. :wall:
Oh sure, you can jog outside in minus degree weather - uphill and in shorts but you can't handle ice cream. :taz:
 

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I HAD A BLIZZARD YESTERDAY!!!

:yahoo:
 

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jpark said:
Exactly.

Our Dairy Queens are only closed from November to February.

Sheeesh.
I thought you were just joking about that!

jpark said:
I HAD A BLIZZARD YESTERDAY!!!

:yahoo:
"A" as in ONE??
 

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