18 Ways You Know You're From Florida
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18 Ways You Know You're From Florida

Being a native of Florida, there are somethings that set you apart from out-of-staters.

18 Ways You Know You're From Florida

Being a native of Florida, there are some things that set you apart from out-of-staters.

1. Anything under 75º is chilly

Floridians whip out their parkas when northerners whip out their shorts.

2. Publix is your slice of heaven on Earth

Pub subs, free cookies and customer service with a smile. Simply no grocery store compares to Publix.

3. Hurricane days are like your snow days

The Floridian equivalent to a snow day is a hurricane day, of course! Free day to hunker down and party.

4. Love bug season is the WORST

The time of year where keeping your car clean and your sanity intake is nearly impossible: love bug season. Love is not in the air when these guys come around.

5. It's normal to go to the beach in December

*Debates going to the beach on Christmas* ~just Florida things~

6. Flip-flops and bathing suits are a staple in your wardrobe

Only Floridians understand the need for an ample amount of quality bathing suits and flip flops. They definitely don't go unworn!

7. Seeing an alligator is not a rarity

You know you're from Florida when an image like this isn't the least bit surprising.

8. Snowbird season is almost as bad as love bug season

This is the time of year that every Florida resident dreads (right behind love bug season). Snowbird season means a sea of extremely pale older people take over your state. May the odds be ever in your favor.

9. You don't understand the fact that most states don't have lizards

I honestly didn't know that northern states didn't have lizards until a few short years ago. These little guys are apart of a Floridians everyday life!

10. You're either a Gator or a Seminole

It's a rivalry like no other. (Go Gators)

11. You know it's very possible for it to be beach weather one minute and hurricane weather the next

You know you're from Florida when you've actually witnessed this kind of thing happen: torrential downpour one minute, scorching hot sun the next.

12. Humidity is your worst enemy

'Frizzy' is the most popular hair style.

13. A/C is your saving grace

Shoutout to air conditioning, I couldn't have made it this far without you!

14. You stay away from tourist infested areas

Orlando, Miami, spring break, bike week, race week, you name it and Floridians know where they are staying as far away as possible from.

15. You went on field trips to Universal, SeaWorld, NASA, St. Augustine, Busch Gardens, etc.

You've probably been to one or more of these places a million times and could give your own tour of them.

16. You couldn't imagine living in a landlocked state

I will never live in a landlocked state. End of story.

17. You've been swimming for almost as long as you've been walking

If you aren't part fish, are you really from Florida?

18. Florida will always be home

No matter how far you go, this state will always be home.

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