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1/25/2008 11:15:00 PM
You might be from wisconsin when....

Jeff Foxworthy on Wisconsin 

If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 38   inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim by, you might live in Wisconsin.

If you're proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights each year because Rice Lake is the coldest spot in the nation, you might live in Wisconsin.

  1. If you have  ever refused to buy something because it's "too pricey," you might live in Wisconsin. 
  2. If your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March, you might live in Wisconsin.  
  3. If you instinctively walk like a penguin for five months out of the year, you might live in Wisconsin. 
  4. If someone in a  store offers you assistance, and they don't work there, you might live in Wisconsin.
  5. If your dad's  suntan stops at a line curving around the middle of his forehead, you might live in Wisconsin.
  6. If you may not  have actually eaten it, but you have heard of Head Cheese, you might live in Wisconsin.
  7. If you have worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you might live in Wisconsin.
  8. If you have either a pet or a child named "Brett," you might live in  Wisconsin.
  9. If your town has an equal number of bars and churches, you might live in Wisconsin.
  10. If you have had  a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you might live in Wisconsin.
  11. If you know how  to say Oconomowoc, Waukesha, Waunakee, Stoughton, Menomonie & Manitowoc, you might live in Wisconsin.
  12. If you think  that ketchup is a little too spicy, you might live in  Wisconsin. 
  13. If every time  you see moonlight on a lake, you think of a dancing bear, and you  sing gently, "From the land of sky-blue waters," might live in Wisconsin.


1. Your idea of  a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the  highway. 

2. "Vacation" means going up north past Hwy 8 for the weekend.

3. You measure  distance in hours.

4. You know  several people who have hit deer more than once.

5. You often  switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back again.  

6. Your whole  family wears Packer Green to church on Sunday.

7. You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without  flinching.

8. You see  people wearing camouflage at social events (including weddings and funerals ).

9. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked. 

10. You think of the major food groups as beer, more beer,fish and venison. 

11. You carry  jumper cables in your car and your wife or girlfriend knows how to use them.

12. There are 7 empty cars running in the parking lot at Mill's Fleet Farm  at any  given time.

13. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit. 

14. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with  snow. 

15. You refer to the Packers as "we."

16. You know all 4 seasons:  almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction.

17. You can identify a southern or eastern accent.

18. You have no problem pronouncing Lac Du Flambeau.

19. You  consider Minneapolis exotic.

20. You know how to polka.

21. Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to your blue  spruce.

22. You were unaware that there is a legal drinking age.

23. Down South to you means Illinois.

24. A brat is something you eat.

25. Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new pole shed. 

26. You go out to a fish fry every Friday night.

27. Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.

28. You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.

29. You find  minus twenty degrees "a little chilly."

30. You actually understand these jokes, and you forward them to all your Wisconsin friends.

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I am Larry Boeldt, application architect, network engineer, web farm designer and solutions developer since 1990, the internet is the largest part of my professional career. I learned of the internet in 1994, and Since 1996 I've focused primarily on internet application development. Here's a list of my latest projects.


When I made the decision to become a web developer I did not realize at first the other skills required, SQL Server, Visual Basic, COM programming, IIS automation, scripting technologies. Although I was surprised at the required skillset for a web developer and system architect, I was ready for the challenge. Today I spend time writing my personal projects, and working as director of IT for Culligan International.

I am completely enamored of technology...especially the internet. Most tech-geeks know just what a thrill it is to bind technologies into workable solutions. I would be so bold as to call it an art form.

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