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Sad in AZ posted 6/12/2013 12:38 PM

You can say Hohokam and no one thinks you're making it up.

You no longer associate rivers or bridges with water.

You know that a "swamp cooler" is not a happy hour drink.

You can contemplate a high temperature of 120 degrees as "not all that bad, after all it's a dry heat."

You have learned to expertly maneuver your vehicle under any traffic conditions using only two fingers; a skill usually learned initially in July.

You know that you can make sun tea outside faster than instant tea in your microwave.

You have to run your air conditioner in the middle of winter so that you can use your fireplace.

The water coming from the "cold" tap is hotter than that from the hot" tap.

You can correctly pronounce the following words: "Saguaro", "Tempe", "Gila Bend", "San Xavier del Bac", "Canyon de Chelly", "Mogollon Rim", "Cholla", and "Tlaquepacque", "Ajo".

It's noon on a weekday in July, kids are on summer vacation, and not one single person is moving on the streets.

Hot air balloons can't fly because the air outside is hotter than the air inside.

You buy salsa by the gallon.

Your Christmas decorations include a half a yard of sand and 100 paper bags.

You think a red light is merely a suggestion.

All of your out-of-state friends start to visit after October but clear out come the end of April.

You think someone driving while wearing oven mitts is clever.

Most of the restaurants in your town have the first name "El" or "Los."

You think six tons of crushed rock makes a beautiful yard.

You can say 115 degrees without fainting.

Vehicles with open windows have the right-of-way in the summer.
People break out coats when the temperature drops below 70.

You discover, in July, it only takes two fingers to drive your car.
The pool can be warmer than you are.

Most people will not drink tap water unless they are under dire conditions.

Monday Night Football starts at 7:00 instead of 9:00

You realize Valley Fever isn't a disco dance.

People with black cars or have black upholstery in their car are automatically assumed to be from out-of-state or nuts.

You know better than to get into a car with leather seats if you're wearing shorts.

Announcements for Fourth of July events never end with "in case of rain..."

You eat hot chiles to cool off.

You know that a seat belt makes a pretty good branding iron.

You know that you can get a sunburn through your car window.

You have to explain to out-of-staters why there is no daylight savings time

When someone asks how far you live from a location, it's always in terms of minutes, not miles.

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 I miss it!

imagoodwitch posted 6/12/2013 13:00 PM

You pronounce Canada Canyada

Sad in AZ posted 6/12/2013 13:27 PM

Not at the Canadian Consulate...

tired girl posted 6/12/2013 14:01 PM

The water coming from the "cold" tap is hotter than that from the hot" tap.

This is already happening

We miss you!! Looks like we are moving to Tucson!!

lynnm1947 posted 6/12/2013 14:03 PM

I would hope not, SAD!!! Though you never know, if the consul is from Trois Rivieres!

h0peless posted 6/12/2013 14:11 PM

You pronounce Canada Canyada

That is false, Trabek. We pronounce Caņada Canyada because we live close enough to Mexico to know that they have an extra letter in their alphabet! We also roll our eyes when people mispronounce Jalapeņo for the same reason.

We miss you!! Looks like we are moving to Tucson!!

Look me up! I had coffee with another SIer after work yesterday and it was fun!

[This message edited by h0peless at 2:12 PM, June 12th (Wednesday)]

jrc1963 posted 6/12/2013 14:12 PM

The water coming from the "cold" tap is hotter than that from the hot" tap.

This happens in Florida too...

tired girl posted 6/12/2013 15:18 PM

Look me up! I had coffee with another SIer after work yesterday and it was fun!

Definitely let Hlessons know, don't you have a street bike?

It is nice to meet other SI'ers, I have met one other down in Tucson as well.

gahurts posted 6/12/2013 15:28 PM

You can say Hohokam and no one thinks you're making it up.

Isn't that in NJ?

h0peless posted 6/12/2013 15:29 PM

Definitely let Hlessons know, don't you have a street bike?

I do, although it's leaking oil like a sieve right now and is out of commission until I can go through it and replace all of the seals.

tired girl posted 6/12/2013 16:04 PM

Ahhh, well luckily he didn't sell his like he planned, it will be his main mode of transport down there till we get moved.

Can't believe how much cheaper gas is down there! Crazy!

SuperDuperWonderboy posted 6/12/2013 16:42 PM

I have another 2 months here.....I can't say I am going to miss these summers...especially after the start this year. UGGGGHHHH

h0peless posted 6/12/2013 17:29 PM

Ahhh, well luckily he didn't sell his like he planned, it will be his main mode of transport down there till we get moved.

Is he going to be commuting from the valley on a motorcycle in this heat? It isn't so bad dealing with it for a half hour while you're riding to Catalina Highway in the summer but I'm not sure I could handle Phoenix to Tucson and back.

Sad in AZ posted 6/12/2013 18:52 PM

Isn't that in NJ?

Don't make me hurt you, gahurts!

tired girl posted 6/12/2013 19:17 PM

Is he going to be commuting from the valley on a motorcycle in this heat?

That is the plan. Unlike me, he likes the heat. Course that could change. In a week. After this heat.

FaithFool posted 6/13/2013 00:26 AM

You know that a seat belt makes a pretty good branding iron.

Oh yeah, done that. In Alberta.

It smarts......

HereWeGo62 posted 6/13/2013 07:21 AM

I grew up in Tucson.

115 degrees in the shade, 125 degrees if you factor in the "wind chill."

gonnabe2016 posted 6/13/2013 09:12 AM

Ahhhh, the memories. *sigh* We lived in Tucson for a few years, matter of fact....oldest DS was born there. Spent his first 2 years in nothing but a diaper. Then we moved him East...wearing clothes was quite the unwelcome adjustment for him!

Swamp coolers. What incredible inventions those things are....as long as it's not monsoon season. But really, how awesome is it to be able to have doors and windows open while the *air* is on???

girlsbird posted 6/13/2013 18:17 PM

So looks like an SI g2g right here in Tucson soon!

SuperDuperWonderboy posted 6/13/2013 18:20 PM

Set it for July and I'm in...after that..it needs to be Seattle.

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