You know you’ve lived Southeast for a while if . . .
1- you’re sweating when it’s 60 degrees outside.
2- you pull your rain pants out of your bag half way through a walk home and put them on in the middle of the sidewalk.
3- you’ve lived and worked in a building in which mold was recently discovered.
4- you’re embarrassed to be wearing hiking boots instead of XtraTufs.
5- you bought something at the White E (thrift shop), wore it a couple of times, re-donated it to the White E, and saw it back on the rack during your next shopping trip.
6- you’ve walked to the airport to catch a flight, even if it’s at 5 a.m.
7- you talk about sunny days like long-lost friends.
8- you’ve been given time off work to watch the herring fishery.
9- you feel guilty sleeping past 8 a.m. on a sunny Saturday or Sunday.
10- a ten minute car ride feels long.
11- a trip to the grocery store feels strange when you don’t run into someone you know.
12- you start seeing fishing vessels named after women you know in town and wonder if their husband is the captain.
13- you know where the best puddles in town are.
14- your tastes are way too sophisticated to eat pink salmon.
15- you’ve accidently picked up the wrong car waiting for you at the airport.