Thursday, May 31, 2007

Thursday Thirteen (23rd)

North Dakota:

It Really Is One Of The 50 States!

There were too many for one Thursday Thirteen.
Part 3 of 3

You might be from North Dakota:

1. If you can identify individual strains of wheat from your car at 70 mph during August . . .

2. If your soup du jour at your hometown cafe is always beer cheese or knoephla.

3. If you have as many Canadian coins in your pockets as American ones . . .

4. You only lock your car in August, so it doesn't get filled with zucchini.

5. If you don't slow down when passing an oncoming car on a one lane gravel road . . .

6. If you can drive better in reverse than forward . . .

7. If during the brief fall you proudly rake the whole yard to get a bag or two of leaves before the wind does . . .

8. If there is a Dairy Queen in every town with a population of 500 or more, but McDonalds are spread out every 200 miles.

9. If you keep the snow tires on your truck all year because it isn't worth taking them off for only two months.

10. If you drive 2 to 5 hours (one way) to attend high school sporting events…

11. If Northwest Airlines is your lifeline to the outside world . . .

12.If someone in a store offers you assistance, and they don't work there.

13. If your dog dies, you lose your job, and your car breaks down, all on the same day, and the first thought that comes to your mind is, "It could be worse!"

Bonus: If you have lived with an ICBM in your back yard . . .

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol! Great idea for a list! I may have to steal the idea. Several of these items would fit on a Minnesota list for sure! :)

May 30, 2007 8:36 PM  
Blogger Rashenbo said...

Oops, I don't know why the comment said anonymous

May 30, 2007 8:36 PM  
Blogger Vickie said...

Very neat Thursday Thirteen---facts :)

Take care Ms. Raggedy

May 30, 2007 8:38 PM  
Blogger Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Welcome back, Raggedy! I noticed you were gone; hope things are okay.

I LOVE the one about zucchini. That was great!

Happy TT and again, welcome back.

May 30, 2007 9:07 PM  
Blogger Wylie Kinson said...

Hiya Raggedy,

Very funny - but what's an ICBM?

May 30, 2007 9:36 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

I'm not from North Dakota but some of these sound like they'd work from here too.

Great list and have a Happy Thursday.

May 30, 2007 9:40 PM  
Blogger Raggedy said...

An intercontinental ballistic missile is an ICBM..:)

May 30, 2007 10:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am from the Philippines. Glad to know so many things about North Dakota, Raggedy! :)

Happy TT!

May 30, 2007 11:45 PM  
Blogger tommie said...

I have lived from Alaska to Texas, and I am more than appreciative of some of these!

May 30, 2007 11:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! I have a friend from ND I have to show this too. Great TT :)

May 30, 2007 11:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back to TT, Raggedy! The ICBM thing made me LOL. What a fun list! And I think I'd like living in a place with all that snow. :-D

Happy TT, and thanks for visiting my blog!

May 31, 2007 1:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was great. #9 could be used right here in Alberta!

May 31, 2007 1:47 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Your fast! I JUST posted mine and was shocked to see a comment already! lol

Great list, I laughed over the zucchini cause I got it. I've seen that happen here!

May 31, 2007 2:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great TT, but I don't get the zucchini in the car. Here in Florida, everything in your car melts.

May 31, 2007 4:14 AM  
Blogger Miscellaneous-Mum said...

This is the first one I don't 'get'...must be North Dakotan's get left off the popular cultrue radar so us foreigners aren't exposed to their 'quirks'?

May 31, 2007 4:20 AM  
Blogger OldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOL...Good One Raggedy!!

May 31, 2007 4:46 AM  
Blogger Tink said...

Interesting list! Nice to know more about a state, so it gets its own identity.
My TT shares 13 things about the blue moon.

May 31, 2007 5:19 AM  
Blogger palmtreefanatic said...

lol! Great post! happy TT!

May 31, 2007 5:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Post. I like Beer Cheese Soup!

May 31, 2007 6:10 AM  
Blogger Susan Demeter said...

Awesome list! Reminds me a lot of Canada ... eh ... :) Thanks for stopping by and Happy TT!

May 31, 2007 6:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zucchini! LOL! I am sooo with you on that. This is a hilarious list...I love it.

May 31, 2007 6:37 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I grew up in a boarder town, and always had an interesting mix of Canadian and US coins. I can so relate to that one. :)

May 31, 2007 6:37 AM  
Blogger Joely Sue Burkhart said...

I grew up with a missile silo about 3 or 4 miles away. Passed it every day on the way to school. My Dad worked on the silo and we got to take a tour of it (empty of course).

May 31, 2007 7:43 AM  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

#4 killed me...too much fun. Wonderful set of lists...I've been really distracted and busy and sorry for not being here the last couple of weeks. I'm back up and running though and catching up here. Thaks for stopping by my blog and saying howdy!

May 31, 2007 7:54 AM  
Blogger lissa said...

Don't think any of these has happen to me plus I don't drive...amusing TT.

May 31, 2007 8:03 AM  
Blogger Cinnamon Girl said...

I could tell ya Hard Red Winter, Dark Northern Spring and Soft White Wheat! Of course that is cause I worked for a commodities broker and settler wheat contracts :P

Fun TT!

May 31, 2007 8:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, let me tell you! I am originally from Phoenix, Arizona. About a year ago, my husband and I moved to Warroad, MN. I am 6 miles south of the Canadian border and being here only for one year I can SOOOOOOOO relate to this TT. Great job!!! Grand Forks is my closest place for a lot of modern conveniences and it is 2 1/2 hours away!!!! And, we have Dairy Queen on every corner but my closest McDonald's is over 30 miles away! LOL. Great post!!!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog too by the way!

May 31, 2007 9:04 AM  
Blogger TeaMouse said...

I loved the zucchini one - that one was hilarious!

May 31, 2007 9:46 AM  
Blogger Christine and FAZ said...

Sounds like there are pros and cons to North Dakota. None of the above apply to Wimbledon (England) where I live.

May 31, 2007 9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very funny! I was really laughing!

May 31, 2007 10:14 AM  
Blogger Special K ~Toni said...

*snort* too funny! Thanks for visiting mine!

Special K Family
Being An Air Force Wife

May 31, 2007 10:14 AM  
Blogger DK said...

This list is hysterical! You know, I live in a tiny tourist town and I do #12 all the time - should I worry? Thanks for the laugh and Happy TTing!
A Flyover Blog
P.S. Thanks for dropping by:)

May 31, 2007 10:29 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

#2 is a crack Dad belongs He'd feel right at home:)

May 31, 2007 11:06 AM  
Blogger Cindy Swanson said...

Great list, Raggedy! Funny stuff!
Check my TT out when you get a moment...

May 31, 2007 11:15 AM  
Blogger KarenW said...

It certainly is a different life up there. I don't even know if we can buy snow tires here in Alabama. I wouldn't be worth the effort for the one day of snow we get every few years.

May 31, 2007 11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too funny.
And your Wordless Wednesday is adorable.
Thanks for dropping by.

May 31, 2007 12:08 PM  
Blogger pussreboots said...

Funny list. Happy TT.

May 31, 2007 12:11 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Well, I know I don't live in SD.

thanks for the read Mitch

PS I like #1.

May 31, 2007 12:30 PM  
Blogger JAM said...

You have Dairy Queens in North Dakota? Cool. I'd get by up there then. I can totally live without McDonalds.

Great list!

May 31, 2007 1:27 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

Great fun fact about North Dakota, maybe I should go visit it :)

And it been long time I been at your blog, need to do so often :)

Happy Thursday Thirteen

May 31, 2007 1:51 PM  
Blogger Dewey said...

I just sent this to my Canadian friend who is at college in ND. Thanks!

May 31, 2007 2:01 PM  
Blogger impwork said...

Isn't 13 a synopsis of a country and western song's lyrics?

May 31, 2007 2:25 PM  
Blogger WendyWings said...

I have seen these for other States and countries. It is always funny to read those things that make us unique :)
Happy Thursday !!

May 31, 2007 3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny Funny :) im gonna have to go back and read part one and Two :)
Thanks for stopping by my T13.

May 31, 2007 3:21 PM  
Blogger a villager said...

haha good list! :)

May 31, 2007 3:32 PM  
Blogger Samantha & Mom said...

Very funny and a great list. Happy TT.
Samantha & Tigger

May 31, 2007 4:09 PM  
Blogger ~Amber~ said...

Great list. Thanks for the laugh :)

May 31, 2007 4:26 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

#4? Great list my grams is from there I'll have to show her your lists.

May 31, 2007 4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I had a friend who moved to North Dakota a while back. She didn't tell me any of these things, though. :-)

May 31, 2007 4:59 PM  
Blogger Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

I was going to ask which two months it was safe to visit without snow tires, but then I thought those two months might feel like FL weather and we ran from that.

May 31, 2007 5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no idea what knoephla is or how to pronounce it. LOL! And what's the deal with zucchini? Great list and always an eye opener to your grand state.

Happy TT and thanks for stopping by.

May 31, 2007 5:40 PM  
Blogger Amelia June said...

HAhaha, great list. And living very near an air force base, I totally get the last one.

BTW, I hear Flying Lessons is an excellent book. I should pick it up.

May 31, 2007 5:58 PM  
Blogger Melessa Gregg said...

Great TT! And oh how I miss having a Dairy Queen in town.

May 31, 2007 7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love, love, love it! And I'm not even from ND! LOL

Thanks for the comment! ;)

May 31, 2007 7:27 PM  
Blogger kuanyin333 said...

It's still Thursday on Maui, so a belated TT! This was hilarious!

May 31, 2007 7:37 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

ROFLMAO @ #4!!! And yum to beer cheese soup!

May 31, 2007 7:47 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Hmmm, sounds like a nice place to live :-)! I like it when people are nice , helpful & friendly!
Happy Thirteening!

May 31, 2007 8:27 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

LOL! This is a great list idea!!

God Bless~

May 31, 2007 8:32 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

ND is one of the states I have yet to visit.

May 31, 2007 9:16 PM  
Blogger JHS said...

I've been there! My uncle lived in Valley City. :-) And we're from South Dakota . . . Britton, to be exact.

Thanks for stopping by!

May 31, 2007 9:18 PM  
Blogger Blog said...

I gotta check this place out! :) Beer cheese!?

May 31, 2007 9:30 PM  
Blogger Eimi said...

I love the one about zucchini. haha and canadian money!! =)

May 31, 2007 9:32 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Great list! Thanks for sharing!
Have a great weekend.

May 31, 2007 9:56 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Great list! It reminds me of a Letterman Top 10. I've never been to North Dakota-have to check it out someday. Thanks for checking out my Thurs13.

May 31, 2007 10:08 PM  
Blogger Donny and Marie and Casey said...

MOL! What an amusing list!

May 31, 2007 10:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! That is an awesome list! Hilarious!

May 31, 2007 11:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure I get the driving backwards thing, but I get the zucchini one. It's not just ND, though. I grew up in CT. Great list and thanks for stopping by my T-13 haiku list.

May 31, 2007 11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny list, thanks for visiting my blog. Happy TT!

June 01, 2007 12:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giggles. I love to laugh, Oh, I love to laugh... Dang it my Mary Poppins songs are going away... I better go watch the movie!!!

June 01, 2007 1:36 AM  
Blogger Anitha said...

Gonna start a similar list:
"You might be from Singapore if..."

Great T13!

June 01, 2007 6:59 AM  
Blogger Starchy said...

Ha! Great list! I feel like I've been to North Dakota. :)

Thanks for visiting my site!

June 01, 2007 7:24 AM  
Blogger EHT said...

Dairy Queens abound in every little southern hamlet as well....come to think of it I need to look that might be interesting. Seriously, North Dakota sounds very interesting. I would love to get there one of these days.

June 01, 2007 8:13 AM  
Blogger Lori's Light Extemporanea said...

Awesome! I was born in Minot but we left when I was a toddling tot. My parents (who hail from Texas) have very little good to say about it at all.

Best wishes on recovery!

June 01, 2007 10:30 AM  
Blogger The Rock Chick said...


Really funny list!!! #12 would never happen here in Chicago. You're lucky if you can get the people who do actually work anywhere to help you here, I swear! A lot fo stores are even putting in self-checkout lanes which is fine with me!!!!!

And in regards to the slang questions....yes, I've heard of "speds". I guess it's better than a lot of other words I've heard kids call each other....yikes! :)

Happy TT
Jessica The Rock Chick

June 01, 2007 11:21 AM  
Blogger Dane Bramage said...

Sounds like a place I would like to visit. A great list and thanks for visiting my T13.

June 01, 2007 2:25 PM  
Blogger Kristina Knight said...

Ha!!! I used to live in Nebraska...the two states sound a lot alike! What a fun TT idea.

Happy TT!

June 01, 2007 2:26 PM  
Blogger PJ said...

Cool list, thanks for visiting my TT.

June 01, 2007 8:37 PM  
Blogger Heather Goodwin said...

Hilarious! I especially like the one about locking the car so you don't get zuchini!

June 02, 2007 12:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the zucchini one! :D

June 02, 2007 2:42 AM  
Blogger Marilyn said...

"It could always be worse."

I have a sister who lives in ND... She said this to me the other day.

June 02, 2007 11:16 AM  

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