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Welcome To Florida, love bug season, one of 4 seasons


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Just drove the Tii out to a friends house about 100 mile trip..I hate love bug season!

You know you're a Floridian if....

Socks are only for bowling.

You never use an umbrella because you know the rain will be over in five minutes.

A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store, but everything to do with shade.

Your winter coat is made of denim.

You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.

You're younger than thirty but some of your friends are over 65.

Anything under 70 degrees is chilly.

You've driven through Yeehaw Junction.

You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix.

Every other house in your neighborhood had blue roofs in 2004-2005.

You know that anything under a Category 3 just isn't worth waking up for.

You dread love bug season.

You are on a first name basis with the Hurricane list. They aren't Hurricane Charley or Hurricane Frances. You know them as Charley and Frances.

Frances , Ivan, Jeanne & Wilma...Irene...Cheryl...Rita Mary..Alison

You know what a snowbird is and when they'll leave.

You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty average.

'Down South' means Key West

Flip-flops are everyday wear. Shoes are for business meetings and church, but you HAVE worn flip flops to church before.

You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and one sweatshirt.

You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.

A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.

You know the four seasons really are: Hurricane season, love bug season, tourist season and summer.

You've hosted a hurricane party.

You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee , Withlacoochee , Thonotosassa , Masaryktown and Micanopy.

You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat, than have a boat yourself.

You were 25 when you first met someone who couldn't swim.

You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas and New Years.

You recognize Miami-Dade as ' Northern Cuba '




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Even as I was washing them off my car today more of them kept appearing out of no where and landing on the car. I tried sucking them up with the shop vac, hosing them off the car and pulverizing them with the jet setting, nothing worked. The stupid things managed to land on the car just as I was drying it off with the shammy so that I ended up smearing them all over my freshly washed car. I hate them with the intensity of a 1,000 suns.

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Memorial day and labor day weekends. They are really weird. We came back home after a labor day weekend and our porch was like a carpet, covered in love bugs. If you leave them on your car their acid will etch the paint. They stink like s$&t and stain evething.

None this year here why? Don't know, must be the spill, yea right.


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am as close to a "native" Floridian as you'll find with my generation.

As a kid, though we didn't have love bugs in South Florida. In fact, driving to Ft Lauderdale two years ago, we hit 'em just north of Orlando, but once we got to West Palm Beach they were gone--and a fortunate heavy rain washed 'em all off the car.

Even though I've lived in OH for 41 years, I still miss Florida. Gonna live down there again one of these days--at least in the winter.



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I think Jim was looking for photos of VW bugs.. not windshield bugs...OOOPS

Doug M NY country

Actually Doug, I was referring to the tiny little critters. I just spoke with one of my contractors today who I have working in Malvern, PA. He is from East Texas and said those Love Bugs are all over the South as far as West Texas. They evidently love the wet climates.

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