Wednesday, March 25, 2009

You know you're from Maryland if...

My friend Janice sent me this and it brought back such memories. I do remember all of them but only commented some of them. Those of you who are from Maryland, enjoy!

* You know how to pronounce "Towson".

* You remember what the Inner Harbor looked like before it was the Inner Harbor. (yes I do!)

* You ate at Haussner's. (Yes, I did several times notably after my high school graduation. The art was amazing.)

* You remember Friendship Airport.

* You remember driving over the old Kent narrows Draw-Bridge that snarled weekend traffic coming home from the Ocean.

* You love the Domino Sugar sign you can see across the harbor. (yes, I do. It was cool seeing it recently in the movie, "She's Just Not That Into You.")

* You remember the rotating restaurant on top off the Holiday Inn
on Light Street. (Yes!!! I went there too one time for a special occasion. I loved it.)

* You know Annapolis and Hopkins are national treasures and you get a kick out of hearing them named in movies or TV. (MMmmm hmm. Sure do)

* You know B&O is not body odor. (ha ha!)

* That downtown smelled great near McCormicks. (Yeah, that was really cool driving by there. Sometimes the combinations were odd though...cinnamon/garlic for instance. lol)

* Every kitchen has a can of Old Bay. (Sure do. Would never be without it. I use it on everything!)

* You refer to your state as "Marilyn." (I personally make sure I do not say it that way, however most Marylanders I know say it that way. I also don't call Baltimore "Balmer" like many people do. )

* You and your Mom shopped at Brager Gutmans, Hutzlers, The Hub, Stewart's, and The May Company. (Yes, we did Hutzlers at Golden Ring Mall before it closed.)

* You know where "Downey Ocean" is. (Oh my, so funny! I can hear it in my head now.)

* You remember the Civic Center. (Yes!!! went to so many things there including one General Council in the 70's.)

* You know Pam Shriver is from Maryland.

* You know how to eat steamed crabs and also know how to tell the males from the females. (Yes and I wish I had some right now. I miss them TERRIBLY. Just lamented about this to Shehan's the other night.)

* You don't think that Assawoman Bay is a strange name. (Sorry, although I'm from MD, and I've heard it a lot I still think it's strange.)

* M R Ducks makes perfect sense.

* You have fond memories of Memorial Stadium.

* You still root for the Orioles even when they aren't doing well.

* Everybody knows what a "zink" and "payment" are.

* When anywhere else, you can only laugh when you see signs saying "Maryland Crab Cakes!" (I don't laugh, I cry. Yes, I'm serious. (If you want proof, read this.)

* You say "Blare Road" for Bel Air Road. (Yes, I do say that.)

* You remember Jerry Turner and Al Sanders. (Old familiar faces.)

* You remember Oprah and Richard Sher together in the mornings on Ch-13. (I do!!! This was before she was the high priestess of the new age movement. Vintage Oprah.)

* Vince Bagli was "the" sports announcer on TV. (Yes, I remember my grandfather having the TV on and hearing his voice all the time.)

* You remember Mayor Schaeffer swimming with the seals at the National Aquarium.

* You swore Frank Perdue kinda looked like one of his tender chickens.

* You know which bridge they're talking about, when someone says "The bridge traffic is backed up." (yep!)

* You revere the names of Johnny U, Brooks and Frank!

* You actually understand all of these and pass them on to other Marylanders to enjoy!


1 comment:

Gayle said...

While not a native, per se, I lived in Maryland for 16 yrs. I laughed when I read this, 'cause I do remember many of them. I thought of a few more that you might find amusing:
1. You know who Hilda Snoops is.
2. You know all the words to "Maryland, My Maryland"
3. Barbara Mikulski is a goddess :)
4. William Donald Schaeffer is a god :)
5. You feign deafness when someone mentions Spiro Agnew
6. You know that Havre de Grace is not pronounced the French way
7. You bristle at being called a "Baltimoron"
8. You laugh when you see "Maryland Fried Chicken" anywhere but Maryland (David's dad owned a franchise in Tampa, on Busch Blvd)
9. You can trace your lineage back to the Calverts
10. You know what an "arsterman" is
11. You pronounce "bush" and "fish" as "boosh" and "feesh" but "room" is "rum"
12. You remember touring the LDS temple in Rockville
13. You spit when you say "Robert Irsay"
14. Pimlico! Pimlico! Pimlico!
15. You know what and where "The Block" is

Thanks for the trip down memory blvd!