You might be from the Pacific Northwest if you:
Feel guilty throwing aluminum cans or paper in the trash.
Use the expression "sun break" and know what it means.
Know more people who own boats than air conditioners.
Feel overdressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant.
Stand on a deserted corner in the rain waiting for the "Walk" signal.
Think if it has no snow or has not recently erupted, it's not a real mountain.
Know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye salmon.
Know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Issaquah, Oregon, and Willamette.
Consider swimming an indoor sport.
Can tell the difference between Japanese, Chinese, and Thai food.
In winter, go to work in the dark and come home in the dark--while only working eight-hour days.
Never go camping without waterproof matches and a poncho.
Are not fazed by "Today's forecast: showers followed by rain, and tomorrow's forecast: rain followed by showers."
Can't wait for a day with "showers and sun breaks."
Have no concept of humidity without precipitation.
Know that Boring is a town in Oregon and not just a state of mind.
Can point to at least two volcanoes, even if you can't see through the cloud cover.
Say, "The mountain is out" when it's a pretty day and you can actually see it.
Put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 50, but still wear your hiking boots and parka.
Switch to your sandals when it gets above 60, but keep the socks on.
Have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.
Think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists.
Knew immediately that the view out "Frasier's" window was fake.
Buy new sunglasses every year, because you can't find the old ones after such a long time.
Switch from "heat" to "a/c" in the same day.
Use a down comforter in the summer.
Drive 65 mph through 2 feet of water during a raging rainstorm without flinching.
Design your kid's Halloween costume to fit under a raincoat.
Know that driving is better in the winter because almost everybody stays home.
Think sexy lingerie is tube socks and flannel pajamas.
Actually understand these comments and forward them to friends in Washington or Oregon or those who used to live there.