Friday, March 15, 2013


I've seen this make it's way around over the years, but I just had to share since it gave me a chuckle (and God knows we can all use a good chuckle now and then).  Upfront apologies to anyone not from Western NY...

You Know You're From Buffalo When...

You don't let a blinding snowstorm stop you from driving 70 MPH down the Thruway during rush hour.

You don't put away the winter clothes, they stay in the front closet all year.

You've fallen asleep waiting for the light to change at the intersection of Niagara Falls Boulevard & Sheridan Drive.

You watch the Bills on TV with the sound turned down, and the radio turned to the game on 97 Rock.

You've heard Van Miller call a Bill's game.

You've watched Rocket Ship 7 or Commander Tom.

You've been around Buffalo a long time if you've ever called...
Bon-Ton - AM&A's
Macy's - Kaufmanns, Hergerer's or Sibley's
Dash's - Bells
Jubilee - Super Duper

You remember Twin Fair, Hills, Pete & Larry's, Danny Neavreth, Irv, Rick, Clip and Tom

Half of your friends moved to Charlotte, the other half went to Florida.

You save Canadian coins to use at tollbooths and parking meters AND you can make the coins land perfectly in the toll basket at 20 MPH or higher.

You think it's quite acceptable to take a day off work on Dyngus Day, St. Joseph's Day, St. Patrick's Day, St. Stanislaus Day, Ash Wednesday and the Monday after a Bill's victory.

You've nearly fought over topics like: 
Malecki vs. Sahlen vs. Wardynksi vs. Shelly vs. Redlinksi vs. Zweigels
Anchor Bar vs. Duffs
Bocce Club vs. Picassos
Tops vs. Wegmans

You go to Niagara Falls for the outlet shopping and Italian food, not the scenery.

You understand the term 'lake effect snow'.

You have more than one shovel in your garage.

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

You often switch from heat to a/c in the same day.

You use a down comforter in the summer.

A day at the beach is at Beaver Island or Olcott.

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

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