Monday, March 31, 2008

Home Sweet Home

This is all so true about living in the Northern Virginia:

You have at least 2 friends who have no idea what their parents do because its "top secret" government work
You constantly complain about there being nothing to do, even though you are right next to DC
For the cost of your house, you could own a small town in Iowa
When people ask where you're from, you tell them DC because its easier to explain
It takes you 30 minutes to drive 10 miles
Your local news is national news
Despite the fact that Virginia fought for the south in the Civil War, you are NOT, under ANY circumstances, a "southerner"
The cars in the student parking lot are woth 3x those in the teacher parking lot
You are amazed when you go out of town and the people at McDonalds speak english
There are at least 3 malls within 20 minutes of your house
When traveling, you have your choice of 3 airports
An inch of snow and you miss 3 days of school
You call things "ghetto" even though in most of the rest of the country it'd be high class
When you were driving on the beltway at 2:13am on a Tuesday there was still traffic
Helicopters and airplanes flying above your neighborhood is a normal occurance
You have to dial the area code to call your neighbor
You refer to distances in minutes, not miles


Kristen said...

So true! Especially about McDonalds!

Monica said...

Okay I've lived here since I was 6 years old. Where on earth did you get that list? Did you make it up? It was hilarious and sadly so so true! Ah don't we love it here?!!

Heather said...

I got it from a friend! So funny.

Ginger said...

I've only been here seven months now, sad to say it is all true!! However it is the Homest of Sweet Homes that I have lived in, in a long time.

a10cowwoman said...

You got it all right! Very funny.

mrs. r said...

i am on the floor laughing. this is hysterical. i am going to steal it in the near future!

jerri said...

I love your list. After being here 7 l/2 months now, I totally agree!