* You measure distance in minutes
* Weather is 80% of your conversation
* Down south to you means Missouri
* Snow tires are standard on your car
* You have no concept of public transportation
* 75% of your graduating high school class went to college "down to Iowa City"
* You know several persons who have hit a deer
* You have no problem spelling "Des Moines"
* You have no problem pronouncing "Des Moines"
* You know the answer to the question, "Is this Heaven ?"
* Your school classes were canceled because of cold
* Your school classes were canceled because of heat
* You know what the numbers I-80, 280 & 380 mean
* You know what "uff-da" means & how to use it properly
* You know where all the Yoders live
* You've licked frozen metal
* The only reason you go to Missouri is for fireworks (or football games)
* You wear shorts when it's 50 degrees out in March, but bundle up and complain in August when it goes below 60 degrees
* You have gone Trick-or-Treating in two feet of snow
* You carry jumper cables in your car
* You drink "POP"
* In a conversation you heard someone say "oh yah you betcha" or "not once ever even" and you don't laugh
* You know exactly where "Field of Dreams" was filmed
* People from other states love to hear you say "Iowa" and other words with "O's" in them
* You know what "Hawks" and "Clones" are
* When someone says they are going out for dinner or supper, you know exactly which meal they are talking about
* You think of the major four food groups as beef, pork, beer, and Jell-O salad with marshmallows
* You think a hot topic of conversation is last night's tractor pull
* When asked how your trip was to any foreign, exotic place, you say, "It was different."
* Being a bit younger, you remember Terry Branstad as governor the whole time you were growing up
* Being a bit older, you remember Harold Hughes as governor the whole time you were growing up
* You consider being called a "Pork Queen" an honor
* When you lock your front door, you put the key in the mailbox
* Your cousin's visit from California makes the local newspaper
* You know the difference between a "storm door" and a "storm cellar"
* Your house has a basement, and you've spent quite a bit of time there over the years, waiting for tornados to blow over
* You think the governor of Minnesota is "a little much"
* You know everything that's going on in the world, you're on the Internet, and you're well-read, but you rarely leave home