"You might live in upstate New York if..."

Jeff Foxworthy on Upstate New York: 

"If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 36 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim by, you might live in Upstate New York."
"If you're proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights a year because Saranac Lake is the coldest spot in the nation, and Syracuse gets more snow than any other major city in the US, you might live in Upstate NY."
"If your local ice cream stand is closed from October through May, you might live in Upstate New York." hahaha so true!
"If you get 131 inches of snow in a week and you comment that 'winter's finally here', you might live near Oswego in Upstate New York."
"If you instinctively walk like a penguin for six months out of the year, you might live, bundled up, in Upstate New York." LOL I am so used to it I don't even notice it anymore.
"If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance, and they don't work there, you might live in Upstate NY." What if you ask someone for assistance who doesn't work there?
"If your dad's husband's suntan stops at a line curving around the middle of his forehead, you might live in Upstate New York."
"If you have worn shorts and a parka on the same day, you might live in Upstate New York." Now that happens a lot!
"If you have had a lengthy phone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you might live in Upstate New York." Well, yeah... doesn't everybody, And what does that have to do with Upstate NY? I don't get it?

"You know you are a true upstate New Yorker when..."
"Vacation" means going South past Syracuse for the weekend.Haha yep, or going to PA.
You measure distance in hours.Yeah, again so?
You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.Yes, including myself, my daughter and my sister! My daughter and sister have both hit several deer in the same week!
You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back again.Well I don't have AC so... well this is NY we don't need AC here!
You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching.And through snowbanks going 50, well that is sometimes the only way to get into the driveway after the plow goes through!
You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend/wife knows how to use them.No but I do carry several phone numbers of some good helpful men!
You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.I have worn several H. costumes over snowsuits!
Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.Around here, that is really true!
You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction. LOL!
You go out for a fish fry every Friday. OK now seriously - do other states not have fish fry on Fridays?
Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost. Haha yep this can happen too! We have actually had snow in May!
You have more miles on your snow blower than your car. I think I have more miles on my shovel! The hubby uses the tractor to plow the sidewalks. And our neighbor uses a four-wheeler with a plow! It awesome to see.
You find 10 degrees "a little chilly." and 55 is shorts weather. Yeah its "a little chilly" today!


  1. I love Jeff Foxworthy, He is so funny and has a skit about every state there is.

  2. OMG! This is funny. I'm not from Upstate NY but this had me laughing!

    And lengthy conversations with a person who dialed the wrong number? Lol!
    Over here this is how it goes: "Hello?" "It's ___ here?" "Who?" "____" "No, you have the wrong number" "Oops sorry." "Okay" *click*
    That's about 20 seconds :)

  3. Haha, very funny. I live in Texas now but went to SUNY Oswego.

  4. Acknowledged by Foxworthy! Upstate NY is finally on the map!

  5. P.S. In regards to the Fish Fry, other states are indeed deprived of this pleasure. This is one of the things my West Coast relatives miss the most!