Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Top-10 Reasons you might be from Eugene

10. You are proud to hail from the "Berkeley of the north."
9. You don't understand why all the Californians are moving to Oregon and none of them are even visiting Eugene.
8. You subscribe to all of the Oregon newspapers not because the writing is good but because stuffing them in your shoes prevents moss from growing in them.
7. When you visit other, normal cities, you refuse to ride your bike because there are no bike lanes for you to travel peacefully in.
6. You think the Civil War is a football game and not an actual war
5. You know The Country Fair is not really, well, um, an actual country fair.
4. Bark is not a sound dogs make but what you run on
3. You don't actually run in any other cities because they have inhospitable surfaces like dirt and pavement rather than beloved bark. You often wonder why those guys, "just don't get it."
2. Your Chamber of Commerce is tied in knots wondering why everyone goes to Bend and Ashland leaving Eugene aside like a cold, wet sock.
1. You lose sleep wondering if anyone ever from Eugene will manage to finish ahead of AJW at Western States.

11 comments:

Craig Thornley said...

Here's a couple before the midnight tax deadline!

1. You got a great group to workout with year-round.

2. You've won Way Too Cool.

3. You wear sandals and wool socks.

4. You aren't a blogspotter.

5. You know how to put pictures and videos in your blog posts!

more later...

Anonymous said...

your whole list is a non-sequitur

MonkeyBoy

Anonymous said...

You are from Eugene and not in because there is only one trail there.

Lewis Taylor said...

11. You've drank for free at the Georgetown Hotel!

Craig Thornley said...

6. You are on a first name basis with at least one Olympian who lives in your town.

7. You are really really tired of the friggin' mud come April.

8. You feel sorry for Sacramento because they keep losing bids to you to host big track meets.

9. You don't have to go anywhere to watch the Olympic Track and Field Trials.

10. You've actually watched somebody run 26:25 for 10,000 meters and were disappointed.

Carson said...

the pictures and videos was me

carson(ake c jisle-wisl)

Craig Thornley said...

Hey c jisle-wisl,

I thought you might be helping dad out. Are you now doing track instead of skiing? See you in June.

Anonymous said...

13. you have never had to pay for or open a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale in Cool, California.

14. You have earned more Montrail Ultra Cup Western States Slots than any other city in the US

MonkeyBoy

Craig Thornley said...

You shave your legs and paint your toenails before Western States.

Anonymous said...

You're from Springfield and afraid to admit it....

You've grown up thinking that the word Duck actually means something other than get down....

When your a 14 min 5K runner and you can't make the varsity team....

You've drank with Henry Rono....

You have paid to watch Track & Field....

You actually have assigned seating to watch Track & Field....

You actually don't have to sit in the rain to watch Track & Field....

The word crowd, sellout and Track & Field are actually used in the same sentence....

You know that Lance Deal is a thrower and not a porn star....

You've run 30 minutes for an open 10K on the track and been lapped....

You actually are a big fan of the hammer throw....

You've run 31 minutes for a 10K and been chic'd....

You know real Ax Men wear purple....

You got arrested at Country Fair in Iowa for taking your cloths off....

You know how to weave hemp....

You know what hemp is....

-CB

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