Everyone's probably heard a joke or seen an email about those things that uniquely define us Wyoming-ites. People outside the Cowboy State might not get it - but anyone that's either from here or has lived here for any solid length of time is crystal clear on the things that sum up life in Wyoming. We recently uncovered a huge collection of these in a Facebook group that's about to get archived, and preserved some of the best ones here at kisscasper.com. Check 'em out and add your own in the comments!
You have ever uttered the term "Greenie" to describe someone from Colorado.
You instinctively walk like a penguin for five months out of the year.
Your Dad's suntan stops at a line curving around the middle of his forehead.
Your town has an equal number of bars and churches.
You've worn shorts and a parka at the same time.
You have no idea what two-wheel drive is.
You consider it a sport to drill through 18 inches of ice and catch your food.
You are outnumbered by antelope.
You bring up "the wind was blowing 90 miles an hour" in a conversation and you're not exaggerating.
Directions to someone include: barn, dirt lane, gravel road, pavement end, cottonwood tree, wheat field.
The weather changes every 15 minutes and snow in April, May, and June is perfectly normal.
You check the wind mileage before figuring out the day's hairstyle.
Your car's always dirty but you rarely wash it because it's about to rain/snow again soon.
You refer to a place with a population of 10,000 or more as a "big city".
Stepping outside is worse than getting into the "Hurricane Generator" at the Eastridge Mall.
You're amazed to learn that other states don't have drive-through liquor stores.
You have ever worn a t-shirt in sub-zero temperatures.
You've hosted a party and thrown your food and drinks outside instead of using a cooler to chill them.
You can drive 65mph in blinding snow without flinching.
You're proud because your region makes it on the national news at least 90-something days a year because Big Piney is the coldest spot in the nation.
You measure distance in hours instead of miles.
There are 7 empty cars running in the Wal-Mart parking lot at any given moment.
You carry jumper cables in your car, and your girlfriend knows how to use them.
You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
You recognize the 4 seasons as "almost winter". "winter", "still winter", and "construction".
You see people show up at social events in hunting clothes.
You install security lights on your house and garage, and leave both unlocked.
"Vacation" means going to Cheyenne for the weekend.