YOU KNOW YOU'RE FROM THE "509" WHEN......
You've never met a celebrity.
Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor
on the highway.
"Vacation" means going to Seattle or Portland, or Spokane.
You measure distance in minutes.
You say "pop" instead of soda or soft drink.
You know several people who have hit a deer or a cow.
Your school classes were rarley cancelled because of cold.
You've ridden the school bus for an hour each way.
You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
You think ethanol makes your truck "run a lot better".
Stores don't have "bags"; they have "sacks".
You see a car running in the parking lot at the store with no one in it no
matter what time of the day or year it is.
You end your sentences with an unnecessary preposition. (i.e. "Where's mycoat at?" or "If you go to town I wanna go with.")
You know how to pronounce Wenatchee, Yakima, and Spokane.
You know Walla Walla, Washington is a REAL town, not just cartoon!
All the festivals are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, or animal.
You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
You know what "cow tipping" and snipe hunting" is.
You only own 3 spices: salt, pepper, and ketchup.
You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
You know how to put on snow chains.
You think that opening day of deer season is a national holiday.
You find 20 degrees F "a little chilly". And stop wearing a coat once the weather hits 40.
You know all 4 seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Construction.
You know the City of Pullman is named after a railroad sleeping car.
You traveled through hours of wheat fields or farms to get to the next city.
You know the names of the Tri-Cities.
You actually know how to drive in the snow.
You have to drive clear across town just to get to the next bar.
You know all about the inmates breaking out of the prison- and are proud it happened so close to you.
You've driven 120 mph down Wenas Rd.
You can walk into a store, any store, and recognize most of the people there.
You were born here, grew up here, graduated from here, went to college here, and transfered to Central only to wind up.. back here.
There's more than 2 generations of your family living in this god-forsaken valley.
You know where there's a sign that reads "Yakima- the Palm Springs of Washington".
You understand why they call this place "Crackima" or "Yaki-Vegas".
You've ever looked at those damn hills and thought "don't those look like butt cheeks?"
You've gone four-bying up in the hills.
You won't drive "all the way across town" because it's too far.
You can't move to the lower valley because it's so far away no one would ever visit.