You Know You're From El Paso When...

Real Estate Agent with Success Realty Inc. 0528964
You Know You're From El Paso When...
You know that the only two seasons are summer and Christmas.

You know it's the first day of Spring because the wind gusts hit 50 mph.

You know that it only snows if it was at least 75 the day before.

You can get sunburned and wind burned in the same hour.

You can give a stranger exact directions to the Electric-Q disco in Juarez.

The only national monuments you have been to are White Sands and the Chamizal.

You know the difference between "ya'll" and "all ya'll".

You know where the "real" first Thanksgiving took place.

You thinkg Western Playland is the place to be in the summer.

You have tried to fry an egg on the sidewalk in July.

You invest a great deal of money in hair spray in the spring.

The only thing you stocked up on for Y2K were tortillas.

You know what all those letters on the mountain stand for.

You can see three different states and two countries from your backyard.

The first place you go when you come back in town is Chico's Tacos.

When you are lost in Juarez at night, you can always find your way back by looking for the star on the mountain.

You have talked about leaving for about ten years, but you are still here.

Comments (5)

Jolynne Photography, Creative Wedding Photography, Family Portraits, Bar Mitzvahs
Jolynne Photography - Hemet, CA
Bat Mitzvahs, Senior Pictures, Event Photography

My mum is from El Paso.  Good place to be from. ;)

Sep 09, 2007 04:45 AM
Patsy Ittner, Your Premier Broker Selling St. Augustine Real Estate
Little Fox Realty - Saint Augustine, FL

Hey, I hope this is "members only."  Texans might take offense.

Chris Rea sings a great song called Texas.  One of my favorite.  Find it, buy it, and have it playing during this post.

Sep 10, 2007 01:25 AM
Angel Ochoa
Success Realty Inc. - El Paso, TX

With a population of 70% plus hispanic, El Paso's culture resembles that of Mexico more than Texas, but we are VERY proud that we are Texan, Yeeeeeeeeee haaaaa!!! 

We are also proud to have heritage from Mexico, Viva Mejico!!!!  Ayyeeeeeeepaaaaaa!!!

Because of this we take great satisfaction in being able to make fun of ourselves in every possible way. 

I love my town. (pop. 620,000 plus)

Sep 10, 2007 09:38 AM
Roy Peterson P.R.E.I.

Wow, That is excellent, that is a true El Pasoan, just like you took the words right out of my mouth.

Jun 11, 2008 12:37 PM

You know you're from El Paso when your kid's first words are:
"Hi folks, I'm Dick Poe!"

May 21, 2015 02:41 PM