You know you’re from Bloomington when…

I got bored at work, and this is what I came up with.

  1. You see more out-of-state licence plates than plates starting with “53”.
  2. You have to go outside to smoke a cigarette, no matter where you are.
  3. You’re proud to be called a Hoosier, even if you don’t know what one is.
  4. You know who Dave and Rae are.
  5. You know the difference between Kilroy’s and Sports, even though one they’re both Kilroy’s.
  6. You know what “Sink the Bismark” is.
  7. On Walnut or College, you hit the gas when you see the crossing signal start to flash orange to make it through the next light.
  8. You know to avoid 10th street like the plague any time between noon and seven.
  9. You know the difference between a “Townie” and a “Cutter”.
  10. You know where People’s Park is.
  11. Your favorite month is March.
  12. You know to avoid the bars every night of “Little 500” week.
  13. You have seen John Mellancamp around town.
  14. You know what a Hoosier is and are proud to be one.
  15. You are an employee of Indiana University, or know someone who is.
  16. You know the difference between 45, 46, 37, 446, 135 and 45/46.
  17. You know where “the Bypass” is.
  18. The biggest debate on pizza is not the toppings, but where to order from.
  19. Mother Bear is a very well endowed bear.
  20. You are on one side or the other of the North vs. South rivalry.
  21. You can name every one of Bob Knight’s “exploits” over the last few years.
  22. You witnessed the riots when Bob Knight was fired.
  23. You know when the Hilly Hundred is and have seen the bikers cross St. Rd. 37.
  24. You know that Opie Taylor isn’t only a character from Maybury.
  25. You know where Karst Farm, the Fairgrounds and the Airport are.
  26. You have the number for Bloomington Parking Management programmed in your cell phone.
  27. You go hang out at “the Cliffs” on a hot summer day, then journey to the rope swing to cool off.
  28. You realize that Rogers Street, Madison Street,Kinser Pike and Bottom Road are all the same road.
  29. You think of yourself as being from northern Indiana.
  30. You actually get some of these references.

Some of these might show up again in “You know you’re an IU student when…” later, but for now, their home is here.


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