Friday, December 01, 2006
You Know You're From South Bend When. . .
*this list was forwarded to me by a former Bender,
who claims the author is unknown.
1: You know all about the Snyder scandal and often
refer to Roseland as Snyderville.
2: In middle school, a typical weekend consisted of
hanging out at the movies, but never actually SEEING a
movie....or going "Meijer-ing"
3: You remember when Movies 14 was Movies 10.
4: You hate Penn High School athletics.
5: Favorite graduation party activities include
Cornhole and Euchre.
6: The last week of classes was spent playing cards.
7: You're a die hard Notre Dame Football fan. HELL
8: Whenever someone says to meet at either Wendy's or
Taco Bell you always ask "the one on 31 or the one by
9: You tailgate every home game of football season.
10: "Going out" on a Friday/Saturday night means going
to a friend's house to drink.
11: You can't recall the last time we had a snow day.
12: You hate snow.
13: You hate being stuck behind a Michigan driver
because let's face it, they can't drive.
14: You've gone tubing at Saint Pat's Park.
15: You've been to the Niles Haunted House multiple
16: During your last years of high school, whenever
someone asked what your college plans were you said,
"Probably IUSB or Purdue"
17: You've wondered why Old Navy isn't part of
UP...And you know what UP is.
18: You and your friends have taken turns guessing
what the new building on the corner of 31/Cleveland is
going to be.
19: You know what "Nick's" refers to and only ever go
there after 10:30pm.
20: You've either gone can collecting or have had
people come to your door demanding non-perishable food
21: During the summer, 50 degrees is unbearably cold.
During the winter, 50 degrees is scorching.
22: You wear flip flops in the snow.
23: When deciding where to go out for dinner you drive
up and down both Grape and Main.
24: You go to Barnaby's after every high school
25: You're a frequent ranch and salsa mixer at
Hacienda...and you know what Hacienda is...and it's
your favorite restaurant.
26: You grocery shop at Martins.
27: You see nothing odd about the word "Mishawaka"
28: You go at least 10 mph over the speed limit in the
section of Ironwood between Douglas and 23. Who set
the 30mph limit on a 4 lane road anyway?
29: You went to Franks Red Hots before it became K's.
30: When people ask you where you're from you always
follow "I'm from South Bend" with "*pause* . . . it's
where Notre Dame is"
31: You've ever tried to exaggerate on how cold it is
outside, and the actual temperature is colder than
32: You still wonder if the old guy that sits on 31
holding the flag is dead or not.
33: You're still holding a grudge against Joan Raymond
for Plan Z.
34: You remember when Scottsdale Mall was shut down.
35: Your elementary school field trips were spent at
Copshaholm, the Studebaker house, Leeper Park, and
36: You consider Mishawaka, Granger, and Roseland all
extensions of South Bend.
37: Driving slowly down Primrose with your headlights
off is a fun, scary thing to do when you're bored.
38: You have always wanted to get the HELL out of here
. . . AND if you did you came back.
39: You know what Dyngus Day is . . . and were
surprised to learn that the rest of the country doesn't.