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Thread: JOKE: A Real Upstate New Yorker

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    Jeff Foxworthy on Upstate New York

    If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 36 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim by, you might live in Upstate New York.

    If you're proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights a year because Saranac Lake is the coldest spot in the nation, and Syracuse gets more snow than any other major city in the US , you might live in Upstate, NY.

    If your local ice cream stand is closed from October through May, you might live in Upstate New York .

    If you get 131 inches of snow in a week and you comment that 'winter's finally here', you might live near Oswego in Upstate New York.

    If you instinctively walk like a penguin for six months out of the year, you might live, bundled up, in Upstate New York.

    If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance, and they don't work there, you might live in Upstate NY.

    If your dad's suntan stops at a line curving around the middle of his forehead, you might live in Upstate New York.

    If you have worn shorts and a parka on the same day, you might live in Upstate New York.

    If you have had a lengthy phone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you might live in Upstate New York.

    YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRUE UPSTATE NEW YORKER WHEN:

    "Vacation" means going South past Syracuse for the weekend.

    You measure distance in hours.

    You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.

    You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back again.

    You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching.

    You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend/wife knows how to use them.

    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 all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction.

    You can identify a southern or eastern accent.

    Down South to you means Corning

    You go out for a fish fry every Friday .

    Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.

    You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.

    You find 10 degrees "a little chilly." and 55 is shorts weather.

    You actually understand these jokes, and you forward them to all your Upstate New York friends and to those who used to live here and left. -- (chickens).

    (BBW spent much of her young life in upstate new york, so she knows all this and more to be true. :wink: )

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    So true...from an Upstate New Yorker.

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    i was expecting an answer from you. :lol: :lol:

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    LOL, from a former upstater, now a chicken!

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    "cluck, cluck..."

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    If you change New York to Northern Ontario, Canada it applies too!! Oh and change 4th of July to July 1st.

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    Grew up as a "315-er" (Wayne Co., just below Lake Ontario, then moved to Syracuse for several years, now in the Finger Lakes.

    Yup, it's all true. Today started out unseasonably warm (50-ish) and has gotten cooler all day long. By the end of the week, they are forecasting highs in the teens and lows close to zero!

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    Yep thats Upstate NY for ya! Snow, snow and more snow!

    Right now though all the snow has melted and its been raining. The ground lets you sink when you walk on top of it! Now its stopped raining and he temperature dropped. Now the ground is frozen! :shock:

    I can't wait for Summer though! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    thats sure upstate NY It was so nice the other day the grandkids and I took a walk on Conesus Lake.

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    Well I'm a complete foreignor so I have no idea what you're on about but I'm guessing it's a little bit chilly in Upstate NY? :mrgreen:

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    I can relate, I live on the border of NY state. Yesterday it was 55 today it is 32.

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    How did I miss this? It was priceless! Oh, how I wish I were there!

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    I am here, sitting in my livingroom and watching Oprah (a real treat since at this time I am usually working).In the last hour I saw sunny skies turn into cludy, snow started coming down to the point that it was a total white out. I couldn't see anything outside. The temps dropped from mid 30s to low 20s. It was then sunny again and now is raining, and I can see a little reflection, as if the sun is coming back. Hard to decide what to wear.

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    jammies :lol:

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    All good reasons for staying here in NC!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    jammies :lol:
    That has become my uniform lately.

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    ninnie, i always wondered where you were. i always wonder where everyone is.

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