Thing the Second: Why must I continue to collect RP pups like they're going out of style?
Thing the Third: Got this email from my sis. My comments in bold.
If your local Dairy Queen is closed from September through May, you live in Nebraska. Dairy Queen Opening Day was a town holiday, almost.
If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don't work there, you live in Nebraska.
If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you live in Nebraska. I think I did this just last week.
If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you live in Nebraska.
If "Vacation" means going anywhere south of GRAND ISLAND for the weekend, you live in Nebraska. I was already south of Grand Island, so I don't suppose I count for this one.
If you measure distance in squares of farm land, you live in Nebraska. Bonus if you tell people where you live using words such as 'down by the south 80.'
If you know several people who have hit a cow more than once, you live in Nebraska. I think one kid's record was three times our senior year of highschool alone.
If you have gone from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back again, you live in Nebraska. This is because Nebraska can't just pick a weather pattern and stick with it.
If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching, you live in Nebraska. My mom can do this. She is my idol. (Scared the heck outta my aunt when she was doing it on ice, though.)
If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both unlocked, you live in Nebraska. My grandma. Left her garage door open... the one under the security light.
If you carry jumpers in your car and your wife knows how to use them, you live in Nebraska. I think I HAVE jumpers in my car, but I don't know how to use them. What does that mean?
If you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit, you live in Nebraska. Even better, I've had costumes so warm they cancelled out the need for a snowsuit. There was also the year Halloween was cancelled in my town because of snow.
If the I-80 speed limit is 75 mph -- you're going 90 and everybody is passing you, you live in Nebraska. That's what you get for only doing 90.
If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow, you live in Nebraska.
If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction, you live in Nebraska. Another reason driving is better in winter.
If you have more hours on your snow blower than miles on your car, you live in Nebraska.
If you find 10 degrees "a little chilly", you live in Nebraska.