- You measure distance in minutes.

- You've ever had to switch from heat to air conditioning in the same day.

- You see a car running in a store parking lot no matter what time of year.

- You use "fix" as a verb. Example: I'm fixing to go to the store.

- All festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect or animal.

- You carry jumper cables in your car for your OWN car.

- You only know 4 spices: salt, pepper, Texas Pete, and ketchup.

- The local newspapers cover national and international news on one page and six pages for local gossip and sport.

- You think the first day of deer season is a national holiday.

- You find 100o (38oC) "a little warm".

- You know all four seasons: almost summer, summer, still summer, and Christmas.

- Going to Wal-Mart is a favourite pastime known as "Goin' Walmartin'" or "Off to Wally World".

- You describe the first cool snap (below 70o or 21oC) as good pinto bean weather.

- Fried catfish is the other white meat.