Wednesday, February 21, 2007

You Might Be From Pensacola If...

Well, I got dragged into another online photo-sharing website. This time it's Facebook. I'm already on Ringo and Myspace. I'm too boring a person to belong to all these sites! Anyways, when I was on Facebook browsing around, I came across this group called "You might be from Pensacola if..." and it listed the following things (my comments in bold):

Know that a Blue Angel is a pilot, not a heavenly being.

Know that a bushwacker is not some kind of tool or something perverted.
The definition to bushwhacker is 3-fold
1. Alcoholic drink, kind of like a mudslide
2. A music festival
3. A restaurant

Know that Monday nights are $2-off sushi rolls at Dharma Blue.

Don't even give a screaming roadside preacher a second glance.

Accept that you are the only people in the country that toss mullet AND eat them.
It's true!

Support Frank Patti unconditionally, even though he hid a million dollars from the IRS.
I do not support Frank Patti. But he has the freshest fish available!

Know which bathroom to go into at McGuire's Irish Pub.
Of course!

Pour your margarita out on the boardwalk to avoid Pensacola Christian College students.
I don't know what this is talking about, but I think it's funny they mention PCC.

Know that when traveling on I-110 you get static over the radio when the "Hot Doughnuts Now" light is on at Krispy Kreme.
Never noticed.

Know these street names in order and know they are actually the same road:
1. Saufley Field Road, Michigan Avenue, Beverly Parkway, Brent Lane, Bayou Boulevard, and Perry Avenue is one road.
2. Mobile Highway, Cervantes Street, Scenic Highway, and Highway 90 is one road.
3. Hwy 29, Pensacola Blvd, Pace Blvd, Barrancas Avenue, Gulf Beach Hwy, Sorrento Rd. and Perdido Key Blvd is also one road.
I don't think the 3rd one is true. I'll have to check out a map sometime.

Eat fried mullet.
It's so good!

Cried when you learned that J's Bakery was closing and you celebrated upon its reopening.

Think a graffiti covered bridge is actually a local landmark instead of a vandalized eyesore.
Well, it is a little bit of an eyesore, but I would still consider it to be a landmark.

Kissed the moose.

Start most of your directions by saying "turn left at Jerry's Drive-In".

Must drive on at least three roads undergoing construction wherever you go.

Call a drive to Nine Mile Road a "road trip".
Not really, since both my parents and Grant's parents live north of Nine Mile.

Still call the corner of Garden and Alcaniz "The Sheraton".

Believe everyone should pull over for funeral processions.
Shouldn't they?

Know that when arriving in Gulf Breeze from the 3-Mile Bridge, you immediately do the posted 35-mph speed limit and honor that speed limit through Gulf Breeze.
I've never gotten a ticket in Gulf Breeze, but this is so true. You just DO NOT speed there!

Have gotten a speeding ticket in Gulf Breeze.

Prefer county commission or school board meetings to WWF Smackdown because there's more action.

Explain to visitors that it is not the harbor they smell, but the Main Street sewage treatment plant.
That, or the paper mill.

Would never drive to the beach to the Blue Angels show, preferring to go by boat instead.
If I was rich enough to have a boat, totally! But, alas, we were not rich, so driving it was.

Arrange your social calendar around Blue Angels weekend.
I definitely went every year!

Think the four seasons are "almost summer, summer, still summer and Christmas."
This is why I'm missing it right now.

Know Roy Jones has a chicken house.
If you watch MTV Cribs, you might know this, too, since he was featured on that show a few years back. Although, they failed to mention it was in Pensacola.

Call Scenic Highway "The Bluffs".
The Bluffs were so cool, but they're eroding away to nothing.

Moved back to Pensacola more than three times.

Have been asked to join every world religion while enjoying an evening in Seville Square.

Attend summer concerts in the park, enduring blazing heat and 98% humidity.

Know the correct pronunciation of Texar Drive and Reus Street.

Still call Perdido Beach "Gulf Beach".

Have waited in line for over an hour when a new chain restaurant comes to town.

Know at least 3 people involved in the Sandshaker scandal.

Have witnessed at least 5 cars running a red light at any given intersection.
Um, I think this should be in a "You might be from Albuquerque if..."

You own a generator and have a year's supply of water and gas stockpiled for next year's hurricane season.
If I had lived through Hurrican Ivan, definitely. But I was safe in the Southwest. My parents do own a generator, though.

Remember when Pensacola Beach didn't resemble Beirut.

Continue to rebuild after every hurricane because, "why would you live anywhere else"?

Know where to go when someone says meet me at the sea shell.

Know that when a road gets freshly paved it won't be long before they tear it up because they need to fix something, they forgot to do something, they didn't do it right in the first place, or they need to widen it to add more lanes.

Gone to Alabama to buy illegal fireworks. To bring them back to Pensacola to shoot them at random things or people.
This was a tradition in Grant's family!


  1. You got throwing and eating mullets, but what about sporting them?

  2. well, of course, sporting them!