WA Posted in Washington June 26, 2016 by Jessica Wick 10 Things People From Washington Will Never Ever Admit (Out Loud) It’s not that Washingtonians are a prideful people… well, actually, we are. And there are some things that we don’t often like to admit. For example: 1. Not all of us enjoy “the great outdoors.” Beraldo Leal / Flickr We know it’s sacrilegious not to appreciate Washington’s beautiful hiking trails and fishing lakes. But some people just prefer to be indoors. 2. Some of us (gasp!) don’t like seafood. Alyson Hurt / Flickr It’s true. 3. Portland is an amazing city. TMimages PDX / Flickr There’s a half-joking rivalry between Seattle and Portland, so we have to show our support for Washington by talking about how much better it is. But truly, Portland is wonderful. And Oregon is awesome. 4. The stoners are not always who you think they are. Tarben Hansen / Flickr Now that marijuana is legal, your old college professors and your CEO just might be indulging. regularly. 5. We’re actually pretty nervous about that impending earthquake. Jonathan Miske / Flickr But if you ask us, we’ll just say we’re not worried because it could be 200 more years. And if we’re on the east side of the state, we’ll lie and say it won’t affect us. anyway. 6. It’s not just the tourists who use umbrellas. Jim Culp / Flickr We like to remind everyone that we don’t use them, but sometimes you just need to stay dry. 7. The Western Washington liberals and the Eastern Washington conservatives actually need each other in some ways. Chris-Håvard Berge / Flickr We know this is a tough one to swallow. And not everyone will agree. But we've got to have some balance even if it means not agreeing with half the laws we pass. 8. Those jokes you tell about us are really pretty funny. PROurbanbohemian / Flickr Washington is an amazing state full of great, diverse people. We’ve started some of the best-known companies in the country. But sometimes our behavior is a little odd. We know it. We embrace it. 9. So are some of our stereotypes. Julis 96 / Flickr We can laugh at ourselves... but not in front of outsiders. 10. We think your state is beautiful. Really. We just think ours is a little bit better. Nickay3111 / Flickr Can you blame us for loving our home so much? What else should be on this list?