How you know you might be from Wisconsin?

If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 18 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim by, you might live in Wisconsin.

If you're proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights each year because International Falls is the coldest spot in the nation,
you might live in Wisconsin.

If you have ever refused to buy something because it's "too spendy", you might live in Wisconsin.

If your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March,
you might live in Wisconsin.

If you instinctively walk like a penguin for five months out of the year, you might live in Wisconsin.

If someone in a store offers you assistance, and they don't work there, you might live in Wisconsin.

If your dad's suntan stops at a line curving around the middle of his forehead,
you might live in Wisconsin.

If you may not have actually eaten it, but you have heard of Lutefisk, you might live in Wisconsin.

If you have worn shorts and a parka at the same time,
you might live in Wisconsin.

If you have either a pet or a child named "Brett",
you might live in Wisconsin.

If your town has an equal number of bars and churches,
you might live in Wisconsin.

If you have had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number,
you might live in Wisconsin.

If you know how to say Oconomowoc, Waukesha , Menomonie & Manitowoc,
you might live in Wisconsin.

If you think that ketchup is a little too spicy,
you might live in Wisconsin.

If every time you see moonlight on a lake, you think of a dancing bear, and you sing gently, "From the land of sky-blue waters,
you might live in Wisconsin.

If you think the seasons of the year are Swat and Shovel,
you might live in Wisconsin.

You know you are a true Wisconsinite when:

Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.

"Vacation" means going up north past Hwy 23 for the weekend.

You measure distance in hours or 6 packs of Beer.

You know several people who have hit deer more than once.You often switch from "Heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back again.

Your whole family wears Packer Green to church on Sunday.

You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching.

You see people wearing Buck Country Camouflage at social events(including weddings).

You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.

You think of the major food groups as beer, fish, and venison.

You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to use them.

There are 7 empty cars running in the parking lot at Mill's Fleet Farm at any given time.

You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.

You refer to the Packers as "we." You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and rod construction.

You can identify a southern or eastern accent.

You consider Minneapolis exotic. You know how to polka.

Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to you blue spruce.

You were unaware that there is a legal drinking age.

Down South to you means Iowa .

A brat is something you eat, and you only eat Schwai's Brats..

Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new pole shed.

You go out to a fish fry every Friday Your 4th of July Picnic was moved indoors due to frost.

You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.

You find 0 degrees "a little chilly."

If You Grew Up In Rural Wisconsin, Like In West Bend........

*You know how to polka, but never tried it sober.

*You know what knee-high by the Fourth of July means.

*You know it is traditional for the bride and groom to go bar hopping between the reception and wedding dance.

*You know the difference between "Green" and "Red" farm machinery, and would fight with your friends on the playground over which was better!

*You buy Christmas presents at Fleet Farm.

*You spent more on beer and liquor than you did on food at your wedding.

*You hear someone use the word "oof-dah" and you don't break into uncontrollable laughter.

*You or someone you know was a "Dairy Princess" at the county fair.

*You know that "combine" is a noun.

*You let your older siblings talk you into putting your tongue on a steel post in the middle of winter.

*You think Lutheran and Catholic are THE major religions.

*You know that "creek" rhymes with "pick".

*Football schedules, hunting season and harvest are all taken into consideration before wedding dates are set.

*A Friday night date is getting a six-pack and taking your girlfriend shining for deer.

*Saturday you go to your local bowling alley.

*There was at least one, if not several, in your class who had to help milk cows in the morning.

*You have driven your car on the lake.

*You can make sense of "upnort," "bat-tree" and "warrssh."

*Every wedding dance you have ever been to has the hokey pokey and the chicken dance.

*Your definition of a small town is one that only has one bar.

*The local gas station sells live bait.

*At least twice a year some part of your home doubles as a meat processing plant.

*You think that the start of deer season or (the Packers going to the Super Bowl) is a national holiday!

You actuall
y understand these jokes, and you forward them to all your Wisconsin friends.

And Finally!

Your Academy award vote for Best Picture of the Year, goes to..... The Godfather of Green Bay ! (every year!)