Now that we have been in Colorado for a full year, I thought it would be fun to think through all that we have learned about living here. Some of it is stuff we noticed on our own and some are things others pointed out to us. A few things I just pulled straight off the Internet long ago but I can now promise you are true. So in a sort of hat tip to Jeff Foxworthy (“You might be a redneck if…”), I give you our findings.
“You might be living in Colorado if…
…you think there must be an unwritten rule that states a red light means 2 more cars can go.
…you leave something in your backyard overnight and by morning the wind has carried it halfway to Nebraska.
… seeing elderly women with purple or green hair seems pretty normal.
…no one bats an eyelash when a coyote runs through the grocery store parking lot.
…you’re in Home Depot and a friendly St. Bernard with no apparent owner runs up to you and this does not really strike you as odd.
…you feel your car just ain’t legit until it has serious hail damage and extra street cred is given for dirt and window stickers.
…spring officially begins on March 21, but since March and April are the heaviest snow months, this means less than nothing to you.
…you notice the most run-down house in the sketchiest neighborhood still has a killer back deck.
…you feel judged by how many of the following items you own: a dog, a Northface jacket, lift tickets, a Subaru or 4Runner, camping gear, and a really sick mountain bike.
…you know that anything east of Colorado Springs should be referred to as “Kansas.”
…you find it nearly impossible to give directions without saying “away from/toward the mountains.”
…the only time you feel lost is when you can’t actually see the mountains.
…the home team wins the Superbowl and everyone celebrates for roughly 36 hours then acts like nothing at all happened.
…you are no longer considered a geek for being into archery.
…you park your car downtown and come back later to find 2 or 3 rabbits chilling' beneath it and this does not register as strange.
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