Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Only in Astoria




There was something going around like this ten years ago, and many who are new to the area may enjoy it now. I’ll try to remember as many as I can and add a few more.

Astoria is the only place where:
1. More people own boats than air conditioners.
2. There is a statue of something that looks like a condom head greeting visitors at the South entrance of town. (See photo above)
3. The Mayor delivers your Pepsi
4. A total stranger walks up to you, offers you fish, and you take it and eat it.
5. The phrase “Git ur elk?” acts as an acceptable greeting in the Fall.
6. The phrase “Sturdy Women” does not get a rise out of any one. (it’s actually a compliment)
7. A ride down 8th Street is compared to the best rides in any amusement park.
8. Driving on 8th Street you can catch air when doing the speed limit.
9. Peoples ears actually close up because they surf in the cold water too often.
10.Locals are actually nice to tourists.

4 Comments:

Blogger Syd said...

Awesome! The condom head is damn funny!!!

9:41 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Syd, I'll have to get a better photo for you. At other angles it really looks like he's got a condom on his head.

7:00 AM  
Blogger Mom of Three said...

Yep. Caught air in my mini-van on 8th just the other day.

All true!

11:40 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Were you going up or down?

6:26 AM  

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