I don’t usually pass on Internet forwards but this one from Gail Goodman is irresistible for any New Mexican. All true too…
You know you’re from New Mexico if. . . .
You’ve had a school day canceled because there was 2 inches of snow on the ground.
You know what an “arroyo” is.
Your high school’s name was a Spanish name (i.e. La Cueva, Eldorado, Sandia, Manzano….).
You believe that bags of sand with a candle in them are perfectly acceptable Christmas decorations.
The name of most restaurants you go to begin with “El”, “La”, or “Los”.
You price-shop for tortillas.
You have an extra freezer just for your red & green chile.
You think six tons of crushed rock makes a beautiful front lawn.
Your swamp cooler got knocked off your roof by a dust devil.
All your out-of-state friends and relatives visit in October.
You know Las Vegas is a town in the northeastern part of New Mexico.
Your ‘other vehicle’ is also a pick-up truck.
You know the response to the question “red or green?”
You also know what, ?Throw an egg on it? means.
You’re relieved when the pavement ends because the dirt roads have fewer pot-holes.
You can correctly pronounce Tesuque, Cerrillos, and Pojoaque.
You have been told by at least one out-of-state vendor or business, they are going to charge you extra for “international shipping”.
You can order your “Big Mac” with green chile.
You see nothing odd when, in the conversations of the people in line around you at the grocery store, every third word of each sentence alternates between Spanish and English.
You associate bridges with mud or an arroyo, not the passage of water.
If you travel anywhere, even if just to drive to the gas station, you must bring along a bottle of water, some moisturizer, and sunscreen.
A package of white flour tortillas is the exact same thing as a loaf of bread. You don’t need to write it on your shopping list….it’s a given.
At ANY gathering, regardless of size, green chile stew, tortillas, and huge mounds of shredded cheese are mandatory.
You also know where Hatch is….AND its significance to the culinary world.
You can spell Albuquerque.