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Discussion in 'Florida Glockers Club' started by maynardwix, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. maynardwix

    maynardwix Notre Dame Fan!

    Sep 28, 2009
    Englewood, FL
    I saw this a long time ago, I think I got it in an e-mail. This is for anyone that lives in Florida, before you call yourself a Floridian, see if you can relate to this list. I'll guess that if you were born here or have lived here for a very long time, almost all of these will ring a bell. Hope y'all enjoy this, feel free to add anything you think should be on the list but isn't.


  2. U-phorik407

    U-phorik407 'Night Michelle

    Jul 10, 2009
    The Gunshine state
    FTW!!! I use to drive through Okahumpa on a daily basis! Talk about a 1 horse town lol. Blink and you miss it. lol

  3. did that singray shuffle and at one time ( probably still can do it ) I could tell you every exit on the tuenpike from snakecreek to okahumpka and what major food/coffee that was available at all rest stops ;)
  4. Stongray shuffle is a learned response. All it takes is one time:supergrin:

    And we did have an alligator in out backyard last year.
  5. maynardwix

    maynardwix Notre Dame Fan!

    Sep 28, 2009
    Englewood, FL
    It only took me one time, that is so painful! I caught a 150 pound stingray many years ago, it had about a 8-10 inch barb, that made me think twice about wade fishing!
  6. Ron3


    Sep 6, 2001
    Thats a great list!
  7. Many of those would apply. Born and raised in South Florida.
  8. Liquid


    Oct 19, 2001
    South Florida
    You've driven through Yeehaw Junction and Alligator Alley.
    "Down South" means Key West.
    You smirk when a game show's "Grand Prize" is a trip to Florida.
    You measure distance in minutes.
    A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store, but everything to do with shade.
    You know the four seasons really are: almost summer, summer,
    not summer but really hot, and Christmas.
    Anything under 70 degrees is chilly.
    You know what the "stingray shuffle" is and why it's important!
    You could swim before you could read.
    You know that anything under a Category 3 just isn't worth waking up for.
    You were at least twelve before you ever saw snow or you still haven't.


    Made in Dade
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2009
  9. Amen! I love FL. It's South without being Suthern!

    Plus, I wear shorts 365 days a year, including xmas!
  10. 1faSStchevy


    Sep 30, 2009
    South Florida
    You know what the "stingray shuffle" is and why it's important!

    This doesnt always work. Trust me I know. Yea it sucks really bad.

    Please add to the list:
    You know how to throw a cast net.
    You fish for bait before going fishing.
    You have at least 2 rattlesnake buttons somewhere in your home.
    You use a tennis racket as a fly swatter.
    You ask yourself "If its snowbird season, why cant we shoot them?"

    Hobe Sound Local over and out
  11. Manofprint


    Aug 27, 2008
    South FL
    Great List

    Broward Born and Bread

    I love the look on peoples face up north (michigan)
    when I tell them im from the sunshine state :tongueout:
  12. Usingmyrights

    Usingmyrights Jr Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    How about when you go to the beach to get away from it all, it isn't Destin, South, Daytona, WestPalm or any other major beach.

    You've slapped a mosquito and it just laughed and sucked your blood until you felt faint.

    You know where/what Cowford is.

    Going to an amusment park isn't that big of a deal.

    All you see between towns on the interestates is pine forrests.

    For the record, I have at least one gator that lives in the lake out back. Its a small one though. Maybe 4'.
  13. If you ride your motorcycle to a relative's house Christmas morning, and you're wearing shorts. Also... "You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix." That should be Winn Dixie... Publix is high dollar for the snowbirds.
  14. greatwun

    greatwun Senior Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    They closed down all the Winn Dixies in my area but "ALDI" is the new trend in popular supermarkets over here.
  15. Starbelly


    Feb 10, 2009
    I wore flops to Church this morning:supergrin:
  16. G19Pistolero


    Jul 28, 2009
    FL CWP
    Never seen a Winn Dixie other than in Miami...I do have about 6 Publix within a 5-7 mile radius though...there's only one local Albertson's left...


  17. They seem to be drying up. When I was a little guy Winn Dixie and Publix were evenly matched with Albertsons bringing up the rear. Now all I see is Publix with a rare sighting of Winn Dixie. I just hope the lack of competition doesn't cause their otherwise excellent quality to diminish.
  18. true dat , but don't discount bravo and sedano in the hood ;) I was driving around one of my old neighborhood last week and found yet another sedano. Never knew it exist.

    Sedano is also great for a taste of good hot foods, almost as good as the "comida por libra "
  19. Usingmyrights

    Usingmyrights Jr Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    In my neck of the woods Hitchcocks and Harveys are the local grocery chains.
  20. MajSingh

    MajSingh Namaste

    Dec 15, 2005
    Southeast FL
    I got you beat! My temple (Hindu temples..) don't wear shoes at all...either barefoot or socks...:tongueout: