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Snaggy
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posted June 05, 2002 09:13     Click Here to See the Profile for Snaggy   Click Here to Email Snaggy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmmm, can DigitalBill confirm these?

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You know you are in FLORIDA during the summertime when:

The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.

Hot water now comes out of both taps.

You can make sun tea instantly.

You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.

The temperature drops below 95 and you feel a little chilly.

You discover that in July it only takes 2 fingers to steer your car.

You discover that you can get sunburned through your car window.

You actually burn your hand opening the car door.

You break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m.

Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end up
lying on the pavement and cook to death?"

You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.

The birds have to use pot holders to pull worms out of the ground.

The potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is pull one out and add
butter, salt, and pepper.

Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs.

The cows are giving evaporated milk.

The trees are whistling for the dogs.

AND...you thought your house was made of stucco until the hurricane blew it down and you found out it was being held together by cockroaches!

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DigitalBill
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From: The TiBook, on the WLAN, nothin' but Net!
Registered: Jan 2001

posted June 05, 2002 17:47     Click Here to See the Profile for DigitalBill   Click Here to Email DigitalBill     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Originally posted by Snaggy:
Hmmm, can DigitalBill confirm these?
You know you are in FLORIDA during the summertime when:

The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
Absolutely true! LOL... we were just discussing this yesterday!

Hot water now comes out of both taps.

This is year-round, actually. But no one in Florida drinks tapwater!

You can make sun tea instantly.
Sweet Sunny Goodness! It actually takes l o n g e r in the microwave!

You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.
and we have the marks to prove it !
/me hates his "Ford" tattoo

The temperature drops below 95 and you feel a little chilly.
The seriuosly wierd thing is when you see people wearing down jackets at 68°

You discover that in July it only takes 2 fingers to steer your car.

You discover that you can get sunburned through your car window.
Woe is he who leaves the moonroof cover open, to return to supra-solar temperatures

You actually burn your hand opening the car door.
which doesn't bode well on dates... no hands left!

You break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m.
prettymuch when you get out of the shower, some days (sorry abouut the mental pic...)

Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?"

You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
And it SPLATTERS, too!

The birds have to use pot holders to pull worms out of the ground.
But the fish are pre-cooked!

The potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is pull one out and add butter, salt, and pepper.
Sorry no replies about carbs.

Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs.
gives new meaning to a sno-cone, i think...

The cows are giving evaporated milk.
I was hoping for instant chocolate milk...

The trees are whistling for the dogs.
Don't ask about the fire hydrants!

AND...you thought your house was made of stucco until the hurricane blew it down and you found out it was being held together by cockroaches!
I'm not saying they're big here, but when I moved here, I was in the bathroom, and a cockroach came up and shook hands with me... welcomed me to the neighborhood.

=bd

And I'm serious about the cockroach... though he didn't seem... annoyed.

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LifetimeTrekker
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posted June 05, 2002 18:44     Click Here to See the Profile for LifetimeTrekker   Click Here to Email LifetimeTrekker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All of the above phenomena occur in Phoenix, Arizona, between May and October, except for the hurricanes.

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AND...you thought your house was made of stucco until the hurricane blew it down and you found out it was being held together by cockroaches!

In Phoenix, this is the time people set off 20-40 bug bombs at a time and blow up the house, only to learn that when you do this, you not only blow up the roaches, you blow up the house.

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uilleann
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posted June 06, 2002 02:29     Click Here to See the Profile for uilleann   Click Here to Email uilleann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice one :D

- Uilleann

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Lex
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posted June 06, 2002 18:37     Click Here to See the Profile for Lex   Click Here to Email Lex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pretty accurate, yes.

Speaking of a moon roof, I had a leak in mine last year. Rain water would collect in the car ceiling and heat up in the sun. It would stay like that until the car for some reason moved, and then the scalding water would spill out into the driver seat. Now that was surprising. That day I had to drive around with my umbrella open inside the car.

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Tau Zero
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posted June 14, 2002 10:51     Click Here to See the Profile for Tau Zero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.

Hot water now comes out of both taps.


This is also the case in Texas during the summer.  It is bizarre for a Yank like me to turn on the "cold" water and get something at blood temperature.  My friends who've lived in the South say that everyone keeps a pitcher of water in the refrigerator.

Oddly enough, some of the mainland Chinese folks I've met serve hot water to their guests.

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