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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