There are many stereotypes that I have seen centered around, "Signs that you're from Connecticut." However, I've spoken to many people who are actually from Connecticut, especially Stamford, and we don't even know what half of the things on the list mean. Stamford, the city, our growing city gets larger and larger every day. Which means the traffic gets worse and worse. We've grown up in Stamford and remember our city before there was the Trump Tower and Harbor point. Our city has grown just as we have; and our memories of our childhood years to our teenage years will stay with us forever. Here are 14 signs that you grew up in Stamford:
1. You know about the rivalry between Stamford High and Westhill
When these two schools played against one another in any sport everyone knew it was an important game. Flashing the purple and gold or black and orange was everything.
2. You've seen half of the girls at school wearing riding boots and leggings.
I've worn it, you've worn it, we all know somebody who has worn it.
3. Everyone owns boat shoes
Not just the rich kid with the salmon pants. Nope. Everyone owns a pair; you walk down the hall and you pass about 10 kids wearing boat shoes.
4. You love Donut Delight
5. Friday Night Skating
In middle school it was either this or the mall. You'd grab your friends and get your skate on while singing along to your favorite songs.
6. The mall full of middle schoolers
We all did it. I don't understand why or what we would do but Friday nights was always full of middle schoolers walking around in large packs. Now you see them and you can't help but wonder what they do all night at the mall.
7. Going to see a scary movie on premiere night.
The movie theatre at the mall was always packed when it was premiere night for a scary movie. You'd see everyone there and you couldn't even watch the movie because everyone would talk or scream over it.
8. You've said theres nothing to do in Stamford at least once.
We've said it multiple times. You sit around wondering what can you do tonight, but then you remember, "oh yeah I live in Stamford. So nothing.". At the end of the day, however, you still love your city.
9. Garden Catering is life
The chicken, the fries, the legendary honey mustard alway made your mouth water. When your teacher had in class parties chances were it was either this or pizza.
10. You've been to Alive @ 5 at least once.
Before it was 21 and over, Alive @ 5 was full of adults and teenagers alike. You'd enjoy the summer nights with your friends as you enjoyed the music. Though now teenagers are no longer allowed, at least many of us got to experience it.
11. The lines at Dairy Queen in the summer
The moment the weather gets warm the lines at Dairy queen get so long, but it's hard to resist a good ol' soft serve.
12. St. Leo's fair would tell you when summer was over.
The before school fair was the last one of the summer and the most memorable one. All your friends would get together and enjoy the last few days of freedom.
13. You've eaten at least once at Curly's or Bulls Head diner.
Curley's has been apart of Stamford for years. We've all eaten there with our friends and family many times, just like we have in Bulls head also. Two classic diners that are a go to dinner spot.
14. You've gone sledding at Cummings.
After a big snow fall, Cummings was always the place to go.