You Know You’re From Louisville…

October 1st, 2006 | Tags:

I got this list of how you know you’re from Louisville way back in December of 2004. Might as well publish it now, since most of it is true:

* Your international airport has only one passenger flight that actually leaves the 48 contiguous states
* The in-state sports rivalry is paid more attention to than the national championship
* You live in an area that occasionally gets considerable snowfalls, floods, and tornadoes… but have no capacity to deal with any of the above
* You pronounce the name of your city different than anyone else you’ve heard
* You think the rest of the people in Kentucky sound like hicks
* When you think “Kentucky” you don’t automatically think horse racing or fried chicken
* You ask your doctor for an allergy cure and he tells you to move
* You’ve shoveled 10+ inches of snow and worn shorts in the same week
* When people ask what school you went to, they don’t mean Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, or Harvard; they mean St. X, Trinity, Male, Sacred Heart or Assumption
* You know what the “Bambi Walk” is
* You’ll always call Fourth Street Live the Galleria
* Your last ten vacations were to Destin with at least five other families from Louisville who you already see on a weekly basis
* You make an emergency run to Kroger for bread and milk at the first sighting of a snowflake
* You’ve lived here for years, yet somehow you get hopelessly lost each time you attempt a shortcut through Cherokee Park
* You’re convinced turn signals are useless options on a vehicle
* You hold up traffic to let a motorist you don’t know into your lane
* You give directions based on landmarks that no longer exist or street names that have changed, but your directions never confuse any of the other Louisvillians;
* You have never been to the Derby, but wouldn’t miss the Oaks
* You call in sick to attend the Oaks and spot your boss&em;who also called in sick&em;at the next betting window;
* You introduced your friends to mint juleps in college only until you found yourself the only one not passed out at the party
* You think all the “REAL HICKS” live in New Albany
* You think the only thing southern Indiana is good for is buying pumpkins
* When introduced to another life long Louisvillian, you spend the first part of the conversation finding out how you are connected. it’s never as many as six degrees of separation-usually three will do
* You think a pervert is someone who would rather have sex than watch basketball;
* You’ve built a shrine to Rick Pitino in your basement
* You can read about Rick Pitino in at least three different sections of your newspaper
* You think the rest of the world knows what “[Benedictine Spread][]” is
* You think the rest of the world knows what a “Hot Brown” is
* You have never eaten fish that wasn’t fried
* You think the whole world puts spaghetti in chili
* You want another bridge built over the Ohio River, just so long as it doesn’t cut through your neighborhood
* You’ve experienced a salt storm after a two inch snowfall

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