My buddy Dale sent me this in an email. I include it here because I wonder, in the years to come, if any of these will still ring true.
You Know You Are from Milwaukee When. . .
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Its always Miller Time - Amen. Bleep Budweiser.
You call Air Force Ones Dookies - no clue here. Generation gap at work.
You call Lake Michigan "the lake"
You tailgate for more than just football games
You know where the bubbler is AKA the water fountain.
The smell of yeast does not phase you - I hated it growing up but my parents, especially my Mom, loved it and mentioned how it brought back childhood memories.
You've cruised on HWY 100 Ah, the days of CB'ers versus the white hip hoppers. Memories.
You call it Mil-town - No one I've ever met calls it "Mil-Town'.
You know what and where the "village" is Village of What? The Damned? I assume they mean 'Tosa.
You understand the difference between the green and the blue street signs
You use the lake to give you a sense of direction
You have gone to Summerfest for more than just the music
You have had many meals that were just beer, brats & kraut
You know the best brats are cooked in beer before they are grilled
You know what the "beast" is It was the name of my best friends car in college, but I'm pretty sure that didn't make the list. So, no.
You measure distance in time Ha! Very true.
You can drive 65 in 3 inches of snow What? Who doesn't?
You go out to the suburbs to go trick or treating Noooo.
You go to a fish fry every Friday in the summer Summer? Every Friday in Lent, and many many Friday's throughout the year
You know how to polka
You know to get all your alcohol bought before 9 pm
You can eat a whole cream puff and probably even two
You use "up north" and "down south" to describe where you went for vacation
You drink soda, not pop
You go to Brewers games for one reason - The Sausage Races Not quite.
You pronounce it Mawaukee instead of Milwaukee
You know people with the 262 area code aren't really from Milwaukee Dead on.
You know the difference between ice cream & frozen custard
You think humidity is a typical part of summer weather around the country
Brett Favre holds a special place in your heart and always will Gag.
You keep track of the summer months by what festival is happening at the summerfest grounds
The sight of the Jesus Car fills you with enjoyment instead of anxiety
You hear tyme machine and think money instead of time travel
Your heart skips a beat everytime you watch Anchorman and hear Ron Burgundy say "Baxter is that you? Bark twice if you're in Milwaukee"
You know why every George Webb's has two clocks
You know that at one time both the Packers & the Brewers played at County Stadium
You remember the great days of "The Box" on channel 8 Oh God yes! Music videos played to order; all you had to do was dial a 900# and make your selection.
You despise the Cubs, the Bears, the Bulls, and Iliniois in general You read my mind.