Being a Northeast Floridian is a special kind of being. Whether you're a riverrat, a seadog or a landlubber, you know that Downtown is not now, nor ever was, on fire in the figurative sense (in the literal sense, however, fo sho).
True Northeast Floridians will eat a full meal outside on a 90 degree day, bring sweaters to work everyday in the summer because 72 feels freezing, and know that a House Divided is much more than a bible verse and Abraham Lincoln speech. Orange and blue can be friends with red and black or maroon and gold, really, they can! If you're local or just local-ized, you know just what we mean.
For all you newbies and wanna-be natives, we've compiled this handy dandy list of all the ways and means that you might be a Northeast Floridian, if...
1. You can tell the difference between yellow fly, fire ant and mosquito bites
2. You get excited when it frosts
3. Your parking priority is shade, not proximity to the entrance
4. You know better than to feed the seagulls
5. You won't go anywhere without air conditioning
6. You measure distance in minutes
7. You’ve burnt yourself on your seatbelt buckle
8. You carry a cooler at all times just in case (Gals: you’ve kept makeup in that cooler)
9. You go to the flea market just for the boiled peanuts
10. You eat fish and grits for dinner
11. You’ve become a connoisseur of local shrimp and beer
12. You can articulate the nuances of flavor and technique between Woody’s, Bono’s, Sonny’s, Monroe’s, Jenkin’s, Cotton’s, Mojo’s and various other local barbecue joints
13. You’ve fallen in love with the Atlantic Ocean
14. You’ve developed very strong feelings about Florida-Georgia Weekend … regardless of what sports you like, if any
15. You’ve mastered ninja-level motionlessness to avoid … More