......You Might Live In Montana!

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Real Estate Pipeline, Inc.

Many of you know that I am from Montana...Born and raised.  I love it here...but, I have noticed that there are a few unalienable truths about living on Montana that just don't quite parallel to other areas of the country.  And, with that in mind, I decided to post this list of things that you will encounter living here...Enjoy!

 If "vacation" to you means going shopping for the weekend in Great Falls, Billings, Missoula or Bozeman (while the kids swim at the Comfort Inn).....You might live in Montana.

If parking your car for the night involves an extension cord......You might live in Montana.  

If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 8 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim by.....You might live in Montana.

If you're proud that your state makes the national news primarily because it houses the coldest spot in the nation......You might live in Montana.

If you have ever refused to buy something because it's "too spendy"......You might live in Montana.

If your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March.....You might live in Montana.

If someone in a store offers you assistance, and they don't work there.......You might live in Montana.

If your dad's suntan stops at a line curving around the middle of his forehead......You might live in Montana

If you have worn shorts and a parka at the same time......You might live in Montana.

If your town has an equal number of bars and churches.......You might live in Montana.

If you know how to correctly pronounce Butte......You might live in Montana

If you measure distance in hours......You might live in Montana .

If your family vehicle is a crew cab pickup.......You might live in Montana.

If you know several people who have hit deer more than once......You might live in Montana.

If you often switch from "heat" to "A/C"in the same day and back again.....You might live in Montana.

If you can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching.....You might live in Montana.

If you see people wearing hunting clothes at social events.....You might live in Montana.

If you've installed security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.....You might live in Montana.

If the largest traffic jam in your town centers around a high school basketball game.......You might live in Montana

If you carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to use them.......You might live in Montana.

If there are 7 empty cars running in the parking lot at Wal-Mart at any given time.......You might live in Montana.

If there are more people at work on Christmas Eve Day than on opening day for deer rifle season......You might live in Montana.

If you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.......You might live in Montana.

If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow......You might live in Montana.

If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction.......You might live in Montana

If you can identify a southern or eastern accent.......You might live in Montana.

If you consider Red Lodge exotic.......You might live in Montana .

If your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to your cottonwood......You might live in Montana.

If the sunbelt to you means Miles City.......You might live in Montana.

If a brat is something you eat......You might live in Montana .

If finding your misplaced car keys involves looking in the ignition......You might live in Montana.

If you find 0 degrees a little chilly......You might live in Montana.

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Comments (14)

Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

Im the only one that thinks this is funny?  LOL!

Jan 12, 2009 03:04 AM
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Clint - I enjoyed this post.  I feel like I learned a little bit more about you and your state today.  Funny stuff!

Jan 12, 2009 04:16 AM
Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

Jason -- Thanks, brotha! Just had to post something today and couldnt come up with anything clever....so, this worked...LOL

Jan 12, 2009 04:23 AM
Matt Stigliano
Kimberly Howell Properties (210) 646-HOME - San Antonio, TX

Clint - Shouldn't your list mention something about highway exits being a perpendicular turn off a highway?  I remember thinking that was really crazy when driving through Montana.

Jan 12, 2009 04:41 AM
Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

Matt -- Yeah, if you dont slow down before you try to take your exit, you could end up in a creek...LOL

Jan 12, 2009 04:54 AM
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

My son loves it out there.  He was born and raised in the south east and Montana and Wyoming are his favorite places

Shelton

Jan 12, 2009 04:57 AM
Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Clint - I think it is funny - especially 65 mph in a snow storm. But I do like the one about someone helping you in a store and they don't even work there!

Jan 12, 2009 04:58 AM
Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

Shelton -- He has good taste in locations. :-)

Sharon -- I sure thought so...considering Ive lived through every single one of these...LOL

Jan 12, 2009 05:09 AM
Craig W. Barrett
RE/MAX 100 - Hughesville, MD
Hughesville MD Real Estate

I lived in Northern MN for few years when I was a kid. I've seen parka's and shorts and white out conditions and 65mph. lol

Jan 12, 2009 12:16 PM
Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

Craig -- Yeah, I figured you and maybe @jasonsandquist could appreciate this one...LOL

Jan 12, 2009 01:18 PM
Fran Gaspari
Patriot Land Transfer, Inc. - Limerick, PA
"The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ

Clint,

Wickedly funny!!! LOL, Thanks,   Fran

Jan 13, 2009 02:43 AM
Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

Fran -- Thanks, man!  Glad you appreciate it!!!

Jan 13, 2009 02:52 AM
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

very cute, clint.  really?  the dairy queen closes down???

Jan 13, 2009 04:04 AM
Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

Leesa -- Yes...Yes it does!  And we have 3 of them here that do.  Only the one inside the mall stays open year-round. 

Jan 13, 2009 04:19 AM

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