|1 You think
it is hilarious that getting into New Jersey is free, but you have to pay to get back into
2 You take pride in the fact that after crossing into PA (from NJ)
there is a sign that says "Welcome to Pennsylvania, America Starts Here".
3 You think everyone in the world had 2 or 3 different
choices for ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX. (This reception is getting fuzzy, there must be a
storm in Philly. I'll just switch to the New York channel.)
4 You've never had to explain that you are really from
Pennsylvania, not someplace in the middle east (Bethlehem, Egypt, Nazareth, Emmaus).
5 You think industrial parks are better uses of the
land than farms.
6 You actually can show people the dairy where your
milk comes from.
7 You've never thought that Walmarts are
"creeping in" from the south.
8 It takes less then 10 minutes to get to a mall, but
more than 10 minutes to park and get inside.
9 Roadside America isn't a warm nostalgic idea, but a
place you've passed on I-78.
10 You go to a church bazaar every night in the summer
and don't go to the same one twice (and you don't win at bingo either).
11 You've lived between Mario Andretti's place and
Larry Holmes' place and yet never watched a race or a prize fight.
12 You've rooted for either side in a Lehigh-Lafayette
game. Or you own a piece of Lehigh-Lafayette memorabilia (a brick glued to a plaque, a cylindrical piece of white wood from a
supposed goal post from a certain year, etc.)
13 You prefer Yocco's over Pott's or vice versa.
14 You think Quakertown is far away (25 minutes by
car), but you think nothing of driving 15 minutes one way to pick up a friend and then
backtrack another 25 to get your girlfriend, and then another 10 to get your friend's
girlfriend, and then another 20 to go to the movies on a Friday night.
15 You've been to a 'platz.
16 You've said to yourself "Damn, I need two more
17 You or one of your relatives has "worked the
18 You know when Rice's is open for business and plan
19 You know the real reason kids have off from school
the Monday after Thanksgiving (the opening day of Buck season).
20 When you and your coworkers discuss the "game
last weekend" on Monday morning, you're referring to high school football or Penn
21 You think the PP&L Building and Martin's Tower
22 You finish every sentence with
23 You can get pierogies in every restaurant.
24 You actually think ring baloney is good.
25 Ring baloney is an appetizer at most black tie events.
26 You think the Morning Call has a great sports section.
27 You haven't figured out the correlation between the name Scrapple
and what's in it!
28 You think the freak show at the Allentown Fair has more normal
looking people than the people attending the fair.
29 You've been stuck in traffic on Route 22.
30 You know that 7th Street, MacArthur Road, and Route 145 are the
same stretch of road.