Tuesday

Things you know if you are from KC

>
> ...you know that Kansas City is actually two cities in two states, Kansas
> and Missouri , and you make sure people know which one you're from.
>
> ... you still call it Sandstone.
>
> ... you see a KU sticker with Johnson County tags and you know the ego of
> the person inside is even more over-inflated than the tires of the SUV they
> are driving.
>
> ... your airport is known as KCI ( Kansas City International Airport ) yet,
> the airport code is MCI.
>
> ... you've given the following answers: "Yes, we have tornados." and "No, I
> don't know Dorothy."
>
> ... you set off enough fireworks to blow up small countries every year on
> the fourth of July, even though all the news stations remind you "they're
> cracking down this year."
>
> ... you've barhopped in Westport .
>
> ...you know who Johnny Dare is and you wonder what happened between him and
> Murphy.
>
> ... one of your guilty pleasures is Go Chicken Go, despite how disgusting it
> really is. Mmm..Gizzards
>
> ... you whined through the 90's about Marty Ball and now wish he was back so
> the Chiefs could at least make it to the playoffs.
>
> ... you know who Belly Boy is.
>
> ... you know better than to try and drive through "the triangle" at rush
> hour.
>
> ... you know Leawood sucks.
>
> ... you've said "but we were in Missouri , so the cops will just let us go"
>
> ... you have had some of the best bbq in your life... at a gas station.
>
> ... you know who Tech N9ne is, and freak out during "We reppin KCMO, the
> fellas and the ladies know"
>
> ... the term "the Dot" itself has made you laugh.
>
> ... you brag you're from the Missouri side.
>
> ... you keep the fact that you're from KCK a secret.
>
> ... Wyandotte County confuses the hell out of you.
>
> ... the words Kin Lin and you suddenly crave Chinese food
>
> ... you've eaten a meal that was delivered to you by a model train.
>
> ... you and your friends have been talking about stealing a 69 South sign
> for years.
>
> ... you are wary of "Flush Creek" I mean Brush Creek.
>
> ... you know the following numbers: 648-8888 and 321-2277 (and can sing the
> accompanying songs).
>
> ... you spent a full day learning how life works at Exchange City or got
> your "teamwork" on at Adventure Woods.
>
> ... you've stood in line for hours to buy a dual pass for The Edge of Hell
> and The Beast and complained about how bad the Beast sucked afterwards
>
> ... you've been to Kaleidoscope (and still want to go back).
>
> ... you've ridiculed the giant shuttlecock sculptures on the lawn of the
> Nelson Atkins Museum of Art to your local friends, but defended them to
> out-of-towners.
>
> ... you've bragged to others how close you live to the Meth capital of the
> world, but thank God its still far away enough to not make you feel like
> white trash.
>
> ... you're mad because Nebraska Furniture Mart used to delivery to Kansas
> City for free, all the way from Omaha, but now that they have a big new NFM
> store right here in KC, you have to pay for delivery.
>
> ...you know the Royals suck, but you refuse to let any Cardinals fan forget
> about the 1985 world series.
>
> ... you know that KC has a Jazz District down at 18th and Vine, even if
> you've never been there.
>
> ... you can't find a steak worthy of your pallette outside of KC.
>
> ... you know that if you don't get to Suicide Hill by 8 AM, you're gonna get
> nothing but dirt.
>
> ... you know the name Buck O'Neil needs to be in the Baseball Hall of
> Fame....NOW.
>
> ... you know that Union Station wasn't always so lame.
>
> ...you've had Brian Busby come to your school to talk about Weather.
>
> ... you've played football on the median of Ward Parkway .
>
> ... you think Winsteads craps all over Steak and Shake in Quality and Taste.
>
> ... you've celebrated the turning on of christmas lights with about 100,000
> other drunk people... every year.
>
> ... you take the back way to Kauffman/Arrowhead by passing by LC's Barbeque.
>
> ... you've drank at Loose Park at night.
>
> ... on nights when you feel like being classy, you drink Boulevard Wheat
> with a lemon.
>
> ... it can take you up to 45 minutes to get to a friends house, without
> traffic.
>
> ... you remember Bob "The Hammer" Hamlin.
>
> ... one word: Comets.
>
> ... you know who the "Nigerian Nightmare" is.
>
> ... you went to Waldo Pizza/Imo's/Minsky's/Uno's before a dance.
>
> ... you tell visitors that your city is the "City of Fountains " and they
> look at you blankly because no one outside of the city has EVER heard it
> called that, even though we do have over 200 fountains sprinkled throughout
> the city.
>
> ... you think Johnson County folks are a bit pretentious (even if you are
> one).
>
> ...if you live on the Kansas side, you think Missouri drivers are pokey and
> frustrating. If you live on the Missouri side, you think Kansas drivers are
> crazy and erratic.

1 comment:

Webjazz said...

Here are a few more . . .

If you live south of the river, you are not sure what the difference is between Kansas City North and North Kansas City.

You've gotten sloshed drinking after hours at the Mutual Musician's Foundation and when you discovered that the sun was up, you ordered a Tequila Sunrise in a go cup for the cab ride home.

You were shocked in Sept '06 to read that the Mutual Musician's Foundation was raided for selling booze all night and not having a liquor license - for over 77 years!

You know the difference between BBQing and grilling.

When driving back to KC late at night, you start to feel home when you see the lights from the gigantic TV tower.

Your latest office pool is for bets on which city council member will go to jail next.

You cross the state line going west and discover that people there drive slower in the left lanes of the Interstate and their cars don't have turn signals.

You remember Bowling for Dollars.

You sometimes wonder where Tom Pendergast is when we really need him.

You remember Uncle Milton's ad in the Star Personals for Milton's Jazz & Juice Joint saying, "I'll take your check. I ain't mad at nobody."

You are at a baseball game and see in the sky, an airplane flying a banner advertising movies at Ray's Playpen.

You've taken an out-of-town guest to the strip show at the Jewel Box and didn't tell them about the "girls."

You've been stopped for buying booze on Sunday on the Missouri side and taking it across the state line.

You used to drive to Kansas to go shopping on Sunday because the MO side still had a Blue Law.

You've been invited to celebrate Charlie Parker's birthday at his grave site in Blue Summit, MO and didn't know such a city exists.