M a t t . T r e d e r

You might be from Eastern Washington if…

In Uncategorized on April 22, 2008 at 9:11 am
  • you refuse to cheat and use the carpool lane in Seattle when you are driving by yourself. (Extra credit if you don’t know what a carpool lane is.)
  • you know all the best Indian reservations to go to get sweet fireworks.
  • you have ever wondered how it is that we could possibly be experiencing a drought when one of the largest rivers in the country is just a few miles away.
  • you stop at Miners every single trip you take to Yakima with your entire basketball, volleyball, or any other team from high school.
  • you ever skipped school because the pump house froze up.
  • you know that Ellensburg is the middle of the state and have seen the plaque on Central’s campus that says so.
  • you call Wazzu Wazzu and no one out of state knows what you are talking about.
  • you refer to the stretch of rocks between the trees and the cold water on the west side as “the beach”…and you’ve actually been excited to go there.
  • you’ve aimed for tumbleweeds as they cross the freeway
  • you get confused when you go to the west side and see one big huge city, and then people there tell you that there are actually hundreds of cities there, and can point out the dividing lines.
  • the hill behind your house burns at least once a year, maybe more.
  • you install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked at night.
  • you think driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
  • the local paper covers national and international headlines on one page but requires six pages for cattle listings.
  • you know the names of the Tri-Cities.
  • you know where Tree Top apple juice is made.
  • the neighboring city refuses to call a snow day when there is fourteen feet of snow on the street because they think your city should call it first.
  • your only exposure to big bands was at the county fair, or at the gorge.
  • you know exactly what and where the gorge is, and can drive there in your sleep.

Thanks to this facebook group.

  1. Readers and thinkers around the world demand that Matthew return to blogging ASAP. Our world has been dark and dull since he “turned out the lights” on his blog.

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