Totally lifted from another forum! You just might be from the Pacific Northwest if: You know the differences between Seattles Best, Tullys, Torrefazione, and Starbuck's. Every July 1st, it takes half a day to find your sunglasses and sunscreen. You remember the date, severity, time of day, where you were, and how long you were out of power for every winter weather event for the last five years. You own more than 10 articles of clothing that have microbreweries/brewpubs printed on them. You know that Boring is a town in Oregon, not just an adjective to describe your job. You know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Willamette and Oregon. You can point to at least two volcanoes, even with cloud cover. You say The mountain is out when its a clear day and you can actually see one. You have a bookstore, coffee bar, and brewpub within walking distance of your house. You can name more than 10 kinds of berries and where to get them. You can name more than 10 beer styles and their hop profiles. You know more than 10 ways to order a cup of coffee. You think that truck stops, bowling alleys, bait and tackle shops and dry cleaning stores are perfectly reasonable venues for serving espresso. When the weather gets above 50 degrees, you put on your shorts, but you still wear your hiking boots and parka. When the weather gets above 60 degrees, you replace your hiking boots with sandals, but leave your socks on. You think people who use umbrellas are wimps or tourists. You know what to expect if the forecast is "Today's forecast, showers developing into rain. Tomorrow: rain changing to showers.. You can go skiing after work. A tree or mudslide has ever damaged your house or car. You live equidistant to a symphony hall, a winery, and a volcano. You feel guilty throwing an aluminum can in the trash. You use the term "afternoon sun breaks" and know what it means. You obey all traffic laws except "keep right unless passing." You never go camping without waterproof matches and a poncho, even east of the Cascades in August with clear weather forecast. You feel overdressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant. You hear the word "ferry" and think of boats and long waits. You know more people who own boats than air conditioners. You have ever stood on a deserted street corner in the rain waiting for the light to change. You consider that if it doesn't have snow on it or has not recently erupted, regardless of altitude, it is a "hill" not a "mountain". You only honk your car horn if a collision is imminent; never for anything else. You think skiing always means being covered from head to toe, in snow or water. In winter, go to work in the dark and go home in the dark, but only have an eight hour day. You think of swimming as strictly an indoor sport. You have actually ridden your mountain bike on a mountain.