If You Know How To Pronounce 'Wedowee,' Then You're Definitely From Alabama, Plus 19 Other Signs

If You Know How To Pronounce 'Wedowee,' Then You're Definitely From Alabama, Plus 19 Other Signs

Where the skies are so blue.

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I've lived in Alabama all my life. Growing up, I have learned how unique Alabama is compared to the other states. These ways will go on to the future generations. Being from Alabama is great and I wouldn't trade it for the world.

1. Events are planned around football games

Oh you're getting married? Congratulations! I won't be able to make is because Alabama is playing LSU that day.

2. Catching "Hot Rolls" at Lambert's Cafe in Foley

You either get hit in the face with them or dodge them. You can't get mad because the food is so good.

3. Mosquitoes ruin EVERYTHING

Mosquitoes are basically the state's most hated inhabitant.

4. You know how to pronounce Wedowee

We-DOW-ee. I'll just leave it at that.

5. You have run the heater & the AC on the same day.

For Christmas, Mother Nature gives you a gift. It's the gift of hot and cold in the same day. Yes, it really gets warm in December.

6. You know all the words to Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama"

All you have to do is hear "turn it up"

7. "Go to church or the devil will get you"

This sign is basically a VERY important landmark. It's on I65 near Prattville

8. James Spann is your hero

If he's in a full suit, the weather is fine. If he takes off his jacket and rolls his sleeves up, you better seek shelter.

9. Roll Tide and War Eagle are acceptable greetings

"Roll Tide" "War Eagle" this is a real conversation.

10. Y'all is used in every sentence

​Hey y'all! How are y'all doing today? What have y'all been up to?

11. Alexander Shunnarah is everywhere

I'm surprised there's not a billboard outside my bedroom window. We all love Shunnarah though.

12. You can tell which county a person is from by their license plate

11: Calhoun County. 61: Talladega County. 1: Jefferson. The list goes on.

13. If you hear a tornado siren, you go outside and look for a funnel cloud

I'm guilty of this. I've seen the movie "Twister" too many times.

14. If it snows, the whole state shuts down

Sorry, Alabama is closed.

15. The Iron Bowl is basically a holiday

DO NOT CALL ME, TEXT ME, OR SHOW UP TO MY HOUSE WHILE THE GAME IS ON!

16. People from up North have a funny accent

Them folk ain't from around here.

17. Paul "Bear" Bryant and Ralph "Shug" Jordan are legends

The Bear coached at Alabama and Shug coached at Auburn. Both schools have named their stadiums after these men. Ex: Bryant-Denny Stadium and Jordan-Hare Stadium.

18. You know the difference between the state, the school, and the band

SPEND MY DOLLAR

19. BBQ is acceptable at any event

What's the menu at your wedding? BBQ.

20. You know your home's in Alabama

This is actually a song by the band Alabama. You know you love living here and wouldn't want to go anywhere else.

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27 Things To Do With Your Friends When You're Bored

A little bit of fun for any season.
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I am sure many could relate: you are texting or sitting around with your friends and no one knows what they want to do, everyone is bored, and everyone is flat out of ideas that are actually realistic and achievable. Boredom makes an appearance at it's finest moments... always.

Here are 27 things you can do with your friend in just about any season (some are exclusive to a particular season) when boredom takes over!

1. Find a local coffee shop to try out.

2. Or better yet, find a local restaurant that you’ve all been wanting to try.

3. Go shopping at each others' favorite stores.

4. Tie balloons with positive messages inside of them to random places in your town to uplift a few souls.

5. Cook a homemade meal for a homeless person and deliver it.

6. Get crafty and create a time capsule that you and your friends can open after (x) amount of years.

7. Make your own sushi.

8. Plant flowers in little pots for your homes.

9. Road trip to random local cities and do some exploring.

10. Have a photo shoot.

11. Buy or create a blank page’s journal filled art, writing, sketches, and pictures of your friends that can be used as a memory book.

12. Visit a pumpkin patch.

13. Go stargazing in the middle of the night with a blanket and a few midnight snacks.

14. Go to a haunted house.

15. Go to a movie with the group.

16. Have a giant sleepover with board games, snacks, movies, and crazy pajamas.

17. Have a game night with the peeps.

18. Have a gingerbread making contest.

19. Have a bonfire when it gets cool outside.

20. Make homemade ice cream.

21. Search on maps for the nearest natural spring or river and go swimming or canoeing.

22. Take a camera, your group of friends, and stroll around town taking pictures of your adventure.

23. Use the pictures you take on your adventures and create a photo wall in your home.

24. Have a "Madea" movie night.

25. Throw a themed party.

26. Write letters of encouragement to children (or adults) in hospitals.

27. Look up random keywords on YouTube for possibly some of the best videos ever.

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Stop Being So Sensitive About EVERYTHING... #SorryNotSorry

Be mad, I honestly don't care.

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Kevin Hart's jokes about homosexuality and Ellen's remarks supporting him. Trump making just about any comment he makes. Kendal Jenner's proactive commercial. Football players kneeling for the National Anthem. Seeing something on Twitter and sending it to a friend to complain about.

Did any of these things come off as insensitive to you? Were you offended or bothered by any of these people's comments? Stop being so fucking sensitive.

Are you bothered? Was that too harsh for you? I don't know what really happened in our society, but it's like a switch was flipped and speaking your mind become a taboo.

Kids are overly sensitive, their parents are easily offended, and it's starting an ongoing cycle of people who take things way too seriously or are just looking for something to get mad about.

When you look for something to get mad about, you're going to find it.

Why can't we look for things to be happy about? It's so much easier for us to be mad and think the world is against us, so we look to blame others for making us feel the way that we do.

Apparently, having an opinion and cracking a joke has become offensive. When you go after someone being blunt and having their opinion, you're just letting it show that you can't handle anyone disagreeing with you.

People need to accept the fact that not everyone is going to agree with you and you aren't going to agree with everyone. Honestly, if you want your opinion to get more notice, you should present them as bluntly as possible. Want to know why? Because people are just looking for something to be mad about and are going to really flare up if they feel you were too harsh.

Have your opinions and viewpoints and stand by them, regardless of whether people are too sensitive to hear them or not. We shouldn't have to sugarcoat everything for everyone all of the time.

Be unapologetically yourself.

Stop being mad at people on Twitter who you don't even know and be more focused on the people who are actually in your life. When someone makes a joke, they are joking. They are joking about a certain topic because they think that whatever that topic may be has now become normalized so people shouldn't be offended by it.

When you sit at home and joke with your family and friends, you get personal. You get personal with your jokes because everyone understands it's a joke. It's a joke. It's a joke. It's a joke. Stop being offended by jokes.

There is literally no purpose to it other than you looking for something to be irritated about. Stop making people feel the need to apologize for being lighthearted and honest. If you are comfortable and confident in yourself, when someone jokes about you it shouldn't bother you. Making people feel bad about something they didn't mean as an insult is pointless because they're only apologizing to make you feel good about yourself. Just already feel good about yourself and be strong in that!

People are bullies and troublemakers in your life because you let them be. You can't be pushed around if you don't move when they push you. What I mean by that is, stop being so bothered about what other people think of you and just be bothered about things that actually matter to you.

It's okay to laugh at yourself! If someone comes up to me cracking jokes about me, most likely I'm going to join in because I know its a joke. A bully and someone joking are two completely different people though. When someone is joking, you know they are. Stop turning it into something bigger than it is.

Careless about people who don't bring you anything but a bad attitude and argument. Stop apologizing for being blunt and speaking your mind. We don't have to sugar-coat everything for everyone all the time.

Realize that sometimes, jokes are funny and that's all there is to it. If we can't laugh at ourselves, then we are taking life way too seriously.

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