Monday, January 28, 2008

Okay anyone who grew up in St. George...this is for you!

My brother Josh wrote most of this, I thought since I am 10 years older I had to change a few to fit what my experiences were, if you can add anything feel free to do so in the comment section. So for all of you who can relate and it brings back some warm fuzzies....
This is entitled "You know you're from St. George when..."

1. You either "Bled Blue" in High school or you were rivals with those that did.
2. Being A Flyer, Warrior, or Panther...actually means something to you.
3. You know how to properly pronounce "Hurricane"
4. You have slept on a trampoline.
5. You remember "The Flood" (either one).
6. You know who Bruce Hurst is.
7. You have seen too many to count transformations of the Hurst Ben Franklin store.
8. You have permanent tan marks on your feet from living in flip flops for years at a time.
9. You remember wearing girbeauds.
10. Or wanted them.
11. You know what “the red hill" is.
12. And might have used it as a good introduction for making out with the person you took up there. ;)
13. You did a race in high school to carry a large bucket there.
14. You have purchased an ice block before.
15. You've snuck onto Sunbrook, or one of the other golf courses at least once.
16. You think it’s freezing when temperatures dip below 50.
17. You've almost been killed by a elderly senior who, seriously should not be driving.
18. Lake Powell literally becomes your home in the summer months.
19. You've been to the Electric Theatre at least once in your life.
20. You know everyone goes to Larsen's or Iceberg during spring break.
21. You've taken random trips to California or Vegas.
22. You know the defintion of a hot summer.
23. You know someone who was in High School Musical 2.
24. You don't mind yelling at the t.v. screen "HEY!! I've been there! HEY THIS IS WHERE I’M FROM!!!" when you watch the movie, while everyone else looks at you like a moron.
25. You’ve been to the Dixie Roundup (more than once).
26. You've complained about the sucky mall we have.
27. You’ve spent a lunch (or two) at Albertsons.
28. You have suggested cruising the Boulevard on a friday night after a game.
29. You still have all our high school game chants memorized.
30. You know that the Ramada Inn is the end turn around point of the boulevard.
31. You’re parents complained about spring break visitors atleast once.
32. You've never gone to a store without seeing at least one person you know.
33. You are from Bloomington, Morningside, St. James or Green Valley and you were proud of it.
34. You miss being able to get practically anywhere in 2-5 minutes.
35. You could find flood street blindfolded.
36. You’ve had shoes stained by red dirt.
37. You thought the Veyo pool was cool.
38. You’ve ever caught a crawdad
39. You know where everyone goes Skimboarding.
40. You knew the personal lives of practically everyone,
41. And unfortunately everyone knew yours.
42. You always see someone you know at Christensens.
43. You've thought the city pool tube was the best water ride you’d ever been on.
44. Sonic was the coolest place to work in town
45. Practically all your teachers were mormon.
46. Some were in your ward.
47. You considered Ivins to be way out of town.
48. You carried all your books in a brown plastic tote from class to class.
49. You always found it kind of weird that people come from all over the world just to go to Zions.
50. Church Prayers always mention rain.
51. Two words: Cliff Jumping.
52. You drove to Mesquite/Vegas just to get out of town.
53. You have a Pasta Factory favorite combination.
54. You know what the "giant bra" is.


Dana said...

You go to the store in your swimsuit and no one bats an eye.

You have been pool hopping several times.

Exploring through the Bloomington caves and down to Little Jamaica.

The Larson's said...

I love it! This was all totally true! Sure do miss St. George and don't forget about the weekly lunches at Paula's (a real mexican restaurant)!

April said...

I totally grew up on flood street - across from the people who own Frostop AND Bruce Hursts parents! We call it Dolly Parton's bra and tortellini with chicken, mushrooms and alfredo please!

Melissa said...

Great blog!

Just passing through, hope you don't mind.

LACY said...


Jennie Minor said...

SO SG! I Loved it! Laughed the whole time I was reading.

[BrookeO] said...

and oh how I miss it!

Dana said...

Sorry one more: Judd's

Jennie Minor said...

I just thought of a couple!

you see a man wearing shorts during the winter....

you ditch school for baseball (sunshine tournament)....

The Dorny Family said...

Oh, now your making me homesick. How I love going to Christensen' always see someone you know.

How about

You go shopping in Vegas.

You don't bat an eye (but your husband from out of town does) when you see girls with Jeans under their dresses and long braids at Chilis or in Wal-mart.

Rachel said...

LOVE THAT! "the red hill" has special meaning to us! (me and bry that is) First kiss there! CLASSIC! haha.

Katie said...

Hey, Its Katie(Payne). This was so funny and so true... But what is the giant bra? Sounds very intriguing... Your kids are absolutely gorgeous, by the way.