You know you're from Tampa Bay when...?
You wear Tank tops and Flip Flops 365 days a year.
St. Pete is known as 'where the gay people live'.
Sun City is known as 'where the old people live'.
Odessa/Lutz is where the cows roam.
There is a Publix on every street.
You’ve memorized where every bar is in Ybor and know there's only really 3 worth going to.
Gasparilla and Guavaween are holidays.
More people show up to your high school football games then pro
You remember what Tampa Bay Center is.
You’re excited to see a Sonic, WHATABURGER, and a Moe's finally in town (cause you know us Tampons love the fast food...fatty say what?)
You couldn’t imagine a street without a strip club.
One of your best friends likes the Gators... the other likes Seminoles. Needles to say, that they hate each other!
You’ve seen the Lightning play at The Expo Hall, The Thunderdome, The Ice Palace, and The St. Pete Times Forum.
You know you will have to wait at least a one year to eat at Berns, only to eat the food and realize it wasn't worth it and you've overpaid once again.
You will see at least 13 gray haired persons driving in the fast lane doing 15mph, on your way to work. (damn snowbirds!)
Your family is originally from the North.
You meet at least two people from out of town every week.
Every bar is open till 3am, then after that everyone is at the casino till 6am.
You consider ‘Citrus Park’, ‘East Lake’, and ‘Countryside’ cities.
‘Hurricane Warning’ is another word for day off or party time.
Sunshine Skyway is still scary every time.
You have been to one free Tampa Yankees game.
You have met or maybe babysat Hulk
The only people you see wearing suits and ties are Scientologists.
Dale Mabry and/or The Veterans are your lifeline.
You weren’t a football fan until the Bucs started wearing Pewter.
‘Green Iguana’ is more to you than a reptile.
You know that to get to the good beach, you have to drive to Sarasota or St.Pete.
And you know the gay beach is Pass-a-grille.
It isn’t weird for a stranger on the street to walk up and try to sell you cigars.
Anyone with a southern accent is from New Port Richey or Lutz.
You can’t sit on a bench downtown without ’skateboard stoppers’ on it.
You have a hundred friends in town, maybe 5 of whom were actually born in Tampa.
You Know the Brass mug isn’t just a bar, its an Institution.
You’re less than 20 minutes from 3 movie theaters at all times.
You got into Ybor clubs by the Age of 17.
You had at least 5 classes in a portable during high school.
You know that you can’t afford anything at
International Mall, but you go there anyway.
You’re less than 20 minutes away from 5 college campuses at all times.
You know that a Tampon isn’t just a feminine Hygiene Product.
You can find humor in “Only two kinds of drivers here: those who drive over 75 and those who are”
You personally know people with reptiles as pets. Or have one.
You can quote hurricane statistics at any time of day.
You own “dress tank tops” and “everyday tank tops”
You go to the bank ATM, you have to select
from English or Spanish before any transactions. Yet still, you have bilingual transactions.
Everyone pauses in conversation during hurricane season to the sound of thunder.
Flip flops can be formal attire.
You know Dale Mabry and Bruce B.
Downs are roads, not people.
You drive in any other city and you’re shocked that they have interstates that go east and west; since Tampa has 3 that only go north and south…
You know that the construction on 1-4, 275 and the Crosstown will never, ever, ever be finished. Ever.
Anything below 65 degrees is FREEEEZING… but you’re wearing sandals anyway.
You know Tampa can be divided into sections...East, West, North, South and that each area is a city in itself.
You can name all of the high schools in Hillsborough County...all twenty of them.
You know Nebraska isn't just a state and you know what it really means to be there.
You know the Denny's on Folwer is the place to be after clubbing on Saturday night.
You have witnessed more than one fight in which a girl has lost weave.
You have been called a sand yankee at least once in your life.
You remember when you actually had to be rich to live in Carrollwood.
You don't need a map at Busch Gardens because it's already ingrained in your head.
You or an immediate family member has worked at Busch Gardens once in their lifetime.
You know Temple Terrace is the only place you can't speed and think it's bull they get to be their own city within Tampa.
You actually know where people are when they say they are at malfunction junction.
If you're gay or lesbian, you've been to Sacred Grounds at least once and remember Tomes and Treasures.
You know you don't drive on Dale Mabry or Bruce B. Downs before 10am, after 3pm, and/or before 7pm.
You know rush hour actually begins at 4pm and doesn't end until 7pm.
You remember when Gay Pride was actually allowed in Tampa.
The name Rhonda Storms brings the feeling of anger and makes you want to protest.
You've been to 80s night at the Castle at least once.
You remember when Ybor was still Ybor and didn't have the fancy movie theater.