I\’m a Florida girl through and through. I\’ve never seen snow, I spent most of my childhood on the beach and I practically live off Publix subs. As much as I love the Sunshine State, it can be awkward explaining to friends that not everyone here is crazy, despite all the weird headlines that begin with Florida man and end with something completely ridiculous. Aside from dealing with our crazy neighbors, we also have to combat scorching heat, cockroaches and other things that are generally terrible.
But on the flip side, we live where most people vacation and we\’re never that far from a beach. I don\’t know about you, but for me the thought of being landlocked is beyond depressing. Whether you plan on dying here or you\’re trying to get out of the state as soon as possible, there are definitely a few things that set Floridians apart from the rest of the nation. Click through the gallery above (available for mobile users) to see our list of 45 ways you know you\’re a Floridian.
Did we miss any? Leave your ideas in the comment section.
1. You know there are only two choices for footwear. 2. You\’re not easily impressed with a Cuban sandwich. 3. At this point, snow would just seem weird. 4. You\’ve probably been to this place more times than you can count. 5. You think alligators are kind of cute. 6. You\’re accustomed to a more in-your-face kind of nature. 7. You\’re used to a torrential downpour striking at any moment. 8.
You know the real four seasons of Florida. 9. You\’re not even worried about being outside in the rain until there\’s lightning. 10. You know the oldest city in the country isn\’t some stuffy town in New England. 11. You think trees just look kind of naked without moss. 12. You\’ve been swimming longer than you can remember. 13. You\’ve collected a lot of shells in your day. 14. You didn\’t have Snow Days growing up. 15. There\’s not a drop of love in your heart for seagulls.