Think you have spotted a native of Colorado out of their natural habitat but can’t tell? If you answered yes, you have come to the right place. It seems as though people from every state have some sort of an identifying factor to them (accent, clothing, etc.) and those of us from Colorado are no exception. Here are 14 things to check for when trying to identify a true Colorado native:
1.) The obvious: We're wearing our Broncos/Rockies/Buffs/Rams/Nuggets apparel.
Side Note: If you are sporting your team spirit, please make your state proud by NOT acting like these two.
2.) We have no problems driving in the snow.
...and don't you let my husband tell you different!
3.) We're the ones rolling our eyes whenever we hear another weed joke.
"Isn't it funny that in 2014, the Broncos and Seahawks got together for a Super 'BOWL?'"
*Colorado native punches jokester in the face*
4.) A blizzard in the middle of May doesn't surprise us.
Surprise us? No. Frustrate us to no end? Yes.
5.) ...and we plan our Halloween costumes around a winter coat.
Instead of sexy nurses and French maids, we like to dress as provocative yetis and deep sea fishermen (and women.)
6.) We're constantly on the move.
...and we fear what might happen if we stay still for too long.
7.) When temperatures reach a comfortable 36 degrees, we lose the jackets.
Heavy coats are only needed if you're hiking a 14er during a blizzard.
8.) When Kathy Sabine tells us there is a confirmed tornado in our area and that we need to take cover, we go stand on our porches to watch the skies.
We're rebels like that.
9.) We give you a horrified look when offered a Natty Light.
We don't mean to be snobby; we're just used to our home microbreweries!
10.) No matter the altitude, we can hold our liquor.
Challenging a Colorado native to flip cup in Vail? You're. Going. Down.
11.) We have no recognizable accent.
I was born and raised in Colorado and am constantly asked (even by fellow Colorado natives) where my accent is from.. I HAVE NO ACCENT! THERE IS NO COLORADO ACCENT!
12.) We don't do well in humid climates.
13.) We know better than to hop on I-25 during rush hour
If you think it's a good idea, you obviously aren't from around here.
14.) Yellow lights = the next six cars need to GUN it.
We have the world's shortest lights and we've got places to be, so if the light is yellow, you best be stepping on the gas (unless you're wanting to get rear-ended.)
Do these traits remind you of yourself or anyone you know? Tell me about it in the comments!