You know you're from the Gulf Coast if....

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  1. Becca

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    1. You have FEMA's number on your speed dialer.


    2. You have more than 300 'C' and 'D' batteries in your kitchen drawer.


    3. Your pantry contains more than 20 cans of Spaghetti O's.


    4. You are thinking of repainting your house to match the plywood
    covering your windows.


    5. When describing your gutted house to a prospective buyer, you say it
    has three bedrooms, two baths and an open air feel to it.


    6. Your SSN isn't a secret, it's written in Sharpie on your arms.


    7. You are on a first-name basis with the cashier at Home Depot.


    8. You are delighted to pay $4.00 for a gallon for regular unleaded.


    9. The road leading to your house has been declared a No-Wake Zone.


    10. You decide that your patio furniture looks better on the bottom of
    the pool.


    11. You own more than three large coolers.


    12. You can wish that other people get hit by a hurricane and not feel
    the least bit guilty about it.


    13. You rationalize helping a friend board up by thinking it'll only
    take a gallon of gas to get there and back.


    14. You have 2-liter coke bottles and milk jugs filled with water in
    your freezer.


    15. Three months ago you couldn't hang a shower curtain; today you can
    assemble a portable generator by candlelight.


    16. You catch a 13-pound red fish - in your house.


    17. You can recite from memory whole portions of your homeowner's
    insurance policy.


    18. You consider a vacation to stunning Tupelo, Mississippi.


    19. At cocktail parties, women are attracted to the guy with the
    biggest chainsaw.


    20. You have had tuna fish more than 5 days in a row.



    21. There is a roll of tar roofing paper in your garage.



    22. You can rattle off the names of three or more meteorologists who
    work at the Weather Channel.


    23. Someone comes to your door to tell you they found your roof.


    24. Ice is a valid topic of conversation.


    25. Your drive-thru meal consists of MRE's and bottled water.


    26. Relocating to South Dakota does not seem like such a crazy idea.


    27. You spend more time on your roof then in your living room.


    28. You've been laughed at over the phone by a roofer, fence builder or
    a tree worker.


    29. A battery powered TV is considered a home entertainment center.


    30. You don't worry about relatives wanting to visit during the summer.


    31. Your child's first words are 'hunker down'.


    32. Having a tree in your living room does not necessarily mean it's
    Christmas.


    33. Toilet Paper is elevated to 'coin of the realm' at the shelters.


    34. You know the difference between the Clean side of a storm and the
    Dirty side.


    35. Your kids start school in August and finish in July.


    36. You go to work early and stay late just to enjoy the air
    conditioning.


    37. You are prepared to wait in line at Starbucks for 2 hours to get a
    cup of coffee.
     
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    Good ones !!!
     
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    The Gulf Coast...
    What do you know about Sarasota, Florida? I learned to Scuba in Panama City but that is the furthest south I've been in FLA. . I love the history and the food of the Gulf Coast.

    I have a job interview in Sarasota Friday...
     
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    # 37 ......... Starbucks sucks, come to my town we have the largest amount of Coffee Kiosks in the nation so says bozo newsweek. and with a berg of 30,000 yo still have to wait in line
     
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    Sorry, Comiso..thats about as far down as I have gone, too. Les lived around FL, in the 'Dark Ages'(with his ex) I'll have to ask him.
     
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    Ya know, Erich..I for one, don't like Starbuck's coffee..tastes burnt to me. HOWEVER they have these LOVELY chocolate expresso brownies, though...:D but, I don't wait in lines very well.
     
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    Sarasota is great comiso... Nice place, great architecture, nice people, frickin great weather... Excellent diving and beaches... Bit pricey, quite alot of tourists and old retired folks.....

    Everyone there drives like Grandma......
     
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