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You Know You’re From Connecticut!

This is NOT a complete list of signs that someone is from Connecticut. Just several of them are from other sites because I’m sick and tired of New York City and Boston getting all the glory. On that note, all my fellow Nutmeggers unite!

You Know You’re From Connecticut if:

  1. You get wicked pissed when someone tries to pronounce the second “C”.
  2. You never went to a bar in high school.
  3. You thought that the only highways were 91 and 84.
  4. You thought everyone couldn’t buy beer after 8 pm (or, until last May, on Sundays).
  5. You actually thought that Hartford was big
  6. You or someone you know has attended UCONN
  7. You understand how extremely important “taking the Merritt or 95” is.
  8. You were sad when the Whalers left.
  9. You have been to Misquamicut and to that little hot dog place.
  10. There is a farm within miles of your house.
  11. You thought bars were really for people over 21
  12. Your high school Thanksgiving football game was the highlight of your school year.
  13. You don’t have an accent when you talk
  14. You have known at least 2 preppy rich kids from Fairfield who listen to Phish.
  15. You love Hilton Kaderli and your mom cried when he retired.
  16. UConn basketball rules and no one can tell you different
  17. You have deer in your backyard.
  18. You didn’t drink or do drugs until 10th grade.
  19. You still don’t understand why people say that Connecticut is the richest state.
  20. Your best friend went to Central, Western, Eastern and finally Manchester (or Tunxis!) Community College.
  21. Your mom works at Travelers and your dad works at Pratt and Whitney.
  22. You have been drunk at the Meadows and don’t remember the concert.
  23. You go to Riverside at least once a summer
  24. Your parents actually care about the Governor, the Patriots coming to Hartford, the lights at Christmas in Hartford & Channel 3 news.
  25. You have a UCONN flag outside of your house year round
  26. You thought New Jersey was a toxic waste dump
  27. You hang out at Denny’s
  28. You’ve partied at bonfires
  29. You have at least one friend with a pickup
  30. You think everyone works tobacco in the summer
  31. You think Old Lyme is a shore town
  32. You’ve been to Cape Cod
  33. You think the Connecticut River is endless
  34. The town Diner is the only place open after midnight.
  35. You have at least 4 friends who drive Jeep Grand Cherokees
  36. You root for all the New York sports teams
  37. Anybody asks if you’re from just outside of New York.
  38. You’ve never looked at a public bus schedule
  39. You have both girlfriends and guy-friends with the same name as you.
  40. You go to the diner late night to post party.
  41. You think New Haven is the worst ghetto you’ve ever seen
  42. You can proudly tell an outsider about Nutmeg.
  43. You weekend either on the Cape or Rhode Island at a summer home
  44. You have said… ” I’m in a good location… Between both Boston and New York.”
  45. You can carry on a conversation about Mike Liut, Torrie Robertson, and the Brass Bonanza.
  46. You have to explain Cow Tipping to people from out of state.
  47. When you go to a real city, you sincerely feel bad for every poor / homeless person you see.
  48. You get pissed at anyone who doesn’t know how to drive in the snow.
  49. You can name all the members of the UCONN men’s and women’s basketball teams.
  50. You still can’t find your way in Hartford (except for that bar area near Union Station.)
  51. You hold the door open for someone and they don’t say “Thank You.”
  52. You get scared to ride the bus unless you’re in Hartford.
  53. You’ve ever shopped at Ames or Bradlees.
  54. You went to Mianus before Jackass was there,
  55. You still miss Wawa.
  56. You’ve ever passed by at least one tobacco field in you life.
  57. There’s at least one Stop & Shop within 5 miles where you live.
  58. You’ve gotten lost at Mohegan Sun.
  59. You dreamed of being on Fox 61 Kids News.
  60. You actually read this entire post!

How Rude!

Bostonians don’t do hugs and Seattleites are cold. But there is one city that took the title as America’s Rudest City… and it ain’t New York City.

The winner — I mean loser — is Los Angeles. But New York did make the list, landing on the number 2 spot, followed by Philadelphia at number 3. Other cities to make the list are Boston, Baltimore, Washington,  D.C., Dallas, and Miami to name a few. On the flip side, Charleston, South Carolina is named the Most Polite City in America.

Funny, I always though New Yorkers were rude. L.A. can count me out as a tourist. But what about Hartford — we’ve got some rude f**kers people out here, too.

Street Signs A-Changin’

Is it just me or does the government seem to get in the way of how we print street signs? It happened in New York (recently, I might add). Could it also happen here?

The New York City Council changed the lettering of every street sign from ALL CAPS to a combination of Upper-and-lower case… ’cause the feds don’t like the font. Boo-hoo! That pissed off many a New Yorker. This means the “ALBANY AVE.” sign in Hartford will become “Albany Ave.”

But changing the lettering ain’t what got New Yorkers outraged. What really irked them is the cost — a $27.5 million project that what could have been used to offset the city’s budget deficit. I’m no economist nor should I ever try to be, but it’s a STUPID IDEA.  Wanna know what got the federal government’s idea to change the lettering of the street signs?

P.S. Don’t think for one minute your town won’t be affected.

New York Wins Super Bowl Bid

Start spreadin’ the news. New York City has won the bidding to host the Super Bowl in February 2014. Super Bowl XLVIII will be held at the Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey where the New York Jets and Giants play. This will be the first cold-weather Super Bowl… ever. Yes, February can be cold in New York — not as cold as January, though. In fact the average temperature through the year’s shortest month is a bone-chilling 39 degrees. Brrrr.

Courtesy: Associated Press.

In the NFL spring meeting, the league’s 32 owners had to choose between New York/New Jersey, South Florida, and Tampa for the host city of Super Bowl XLVIII. But let’s be honest, why should all the warm weather residents get all the glory?

You don’t mess with them New Yorkers. However, Mother Nature might have a lot to say about that.

New York/New Jersey took a gamble. This could very well be another Freezer Bowl, which is the most gracious euphemism for a cold Super Bowl ever recorded in history, and it wasn’t even in a cold climate!  This sooooo breaks the 50-degree requirement the NFL’s held on its Super Bowl since the first Super Bowl. But we’ll just have to see when Super Bowl XLVIII airs on television February 2, 2014, a.k.a. Groundhog Day.

Guess if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere, huh?