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believe it or not some guy from rhode island ordered a grinder and a cabinet

Posted on 2008.25.04 at 21:41
where am I: Massachusetts!
How I feel about it all: blahmneh
Soundtrack: cat snoring
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You know the basic rules of Duckpin bowling.

Well, sorta. I know the basic rules of Candlepin bowling, which is the kind of bowling I first learned at like, five. Duckpin has the same scoring system.

You own garden tools from Job Lot.

D00d. I wish I did. I could use some garden tools.

You have used the expression "Not For Nuthin" or "bubbla".

Yeah, but only to mock people who actually talk like that.

You serve bread with every meal.

No, but I love bread.

You know what "3 all the way" means.

Yes, but I've actually only been to Haven Brothers a couple of times.

You load up on milk and bread before a snowstorm.

Not on purpose, but sometimes I run out of milk and/or bread before a snowstorm. Silly people.

You have a bottle of coffee syrup in the fridge right now.

Nope, I don't like the stuff. songdog does, although ironically she's never lived in RI.

You've gotten sick from eating too many clam cakes.

No, but I do like clam cakes (IIRC, patchfire likes them, too, and I'm fairly sure she's not from RI).

Your first live concert was at the Civic Center or Rocky Point.

Nope, but I've been to Rocky Point (which now looks like this) and eaten it its huge Shore Dinner Hall (which now looks like this), and I saw Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Diamond (twice) and Willie Nelson at the Warwick Musical Theatre, which was a RI landmark until it was torn down for the sake of Progress and Commerce.

You were born at Lying-In Hospital.

No, but mr_t00by was born there, after it moved and changed its name to Women and Infants Hospital. It should have changed its name to MediTech McBaby Factory. There's a word for this place, and that word is AVOID. Unless of course you have cancer. Their oncology department is one of the best. Because they're really good at actual medical stuff. Just don't have a baby there.

You still call the Rhode Island Mall the Midland Mall.

No, but I remember when it WAS the Midland Mall.

You have used a demolished landmark such as ALMACS or Finast when giving directions..

Only to describe how RI'ers give directions ("turn right after the third Dunkin' Donuts. If you get to the place where the ALMACS used to be, you've gone too far.").

You secretly watch the NBC TV show "Providence" even though you tell your friends you don't.

I've seen maybe an episode and a half. I really wanted to watch the whole thing, it but couldn't get past the fact that Victoria Melina Kanakaredes didn't even attempt a RI accent.

You have slammed on your brakes to discourage a tailgater.

I've tapped my brakes, but never outright stopped. People DO that?

You know what a burger "The Newport Creamery Way" is.

I know what Newport Creamery is.

You have dated a girl named Brenda or a guy named Vinnie.

Not even once.

You've personally met Vinnie Paz. Um, no.

Your idea of a dream house is a raised ranch.

The only time I've lived in a raised ranch was in Massachusetts.

You have relatives who have been to Edgehill Newport, Codac, or Butler.

D00d. I work at Butler.

You've bribed your mechanic for a new inspection sticker even though your car failed to pass the safety inspection.

No. Geez.

You have a degree from RIC, CCRI or URI.

CCRI, baybee.

You think vodka and Del's is a great combination.

Never heard of it, but hmm. Might be good. I mean, I like Del's by itself, and all.

You've been to Twin Oaks for your birthday.

Never been there, ever.

You know how to pronounce Pawtucket, Cowesett, Usquepaug, and Narragansett.

I should hope so, since I've lived in two of those places.

You've been to Scarborough Beach but not Block Island.

Other way around. I went to Block Island and stayed for sixteen years.

You know where "The Pier" is located.

I've lived in the Pier, dear. This one, as opposed to this one.

You like your chowda clear, not white or red. I like it white OR clear. I'm sorta mneh about red.

You put vinegar on your French fries.

Yep. I don't like French Fries much, and the vinegar helps drown out the greasy taste. But I use white vinegar as much as malt. People look at me funny.

You've been on a Bay Queen cruise.


You can recognize a Cranston accent.

The Cveeeeeanstin accent is hard to miss.

You drop the "w" in Greenwich, Kingstown, and Warwick.

Warwick has two Ws, Einstein. I only drop the second one. And I don't drop the W in Kingstown unless we're talking about Kingston, which is a RI village. North and South Kingstown are actual towns.

You use the expression "down-city" for downtown.

That's what the signs say, but I don't. I just say "Providence."

You've eaten at Haven Brothers, drunk.

HEY! Just because I've eaten at Haven Brothers is no reason to call me a drunk. I've eaten at Haven Brothers, but I was sober. Honestly, some people.

You celebrate St. Joseph's Day and know what a "zeppolla" is.

I'm not Italian, so I don't celebrate St. Joseph's Day, but I do know what a zeppolla is.

You have at least one gallon of Newport Creamery coffee ice cream in your freezer.

I'm too much of an ice cream snob (especially when it comes to coffee) for that. But I love me some chocolate Awful Awfuls, with lotsa malt.

You know what "ProJo" stands for.


You still call CCRI "reject".

Never did. I went to CCRI a long time after it topped being RIJC.

You think that "party/potty" "God/guard" "law/lore" and "hot/heart" are
examples of homonyms.

Eww. No.

You know the original name for Airport Road.

I dunno where it is, even. Unless you mean the one on Block Island. Which I'm sure you don't. (ETA: Oh! I think it's Route 1! Probably not the original name, though)

You always start giving directions by saying, "Well, you get on 95."

Only when the directions require one to get onto 95.

You know what "John from Alpert's" sounds like.

Yeah, and I also know that Alpert's isn't even IN Rhode Island.

You refer to the movies as "the show."

No. Probably nobody under, oh, EIGHTY-FIVE does.

You know what Allie's makes.

Some of the best doughnuts on the planet, baybee.

You know what a "package store" is.

So does most of the US East Coast.

You think lots of gold jewelry looks great on the beach.

I think this person's subject and verb don't match.

Your favorite expressions are, "Are you serious?", "Wicked", and "You know what I'm saying?"

No, sorry. And, um. "Wicked" is used in MA liek, alla time.

You've thrown at least one yard sale this month.

Nope, they are way too heavy.

You know you need "quahogs" to make "stuffies".

Well, duh.

You know there's a West End but not a West Providence.

I didn't know there was a West End.

You think banana, vanilla, and idea all end in "r".

*pauses to gag a little* No.

You put celery salt on your hotdogs.

Doesn't everyone?

You see turn signals or "directionals" as optional car equipment.

Only on other people's cars. I use turn signals in parking lots.

You're into Keno, Powerball and the drawin'..

No, but I do like the Crossword and Slingo scratch tickets.

When told surprising news, you answer "Geddout", or if you're female, "No Suh!"


If you are going to the basement, you're going "down cellar."

My mother does. I suppose I've been known to, but only if it's not a finished basement.

Instead of eating dinner, you eat suppa.

When I was a kid I said "suppa". Now I switch off, and with more R noises.

You call spaghetti sauce "gravy."

Only to illustrate what Italians call it.

You've eaten a Wimpy Skippy on the Hill.

I'm assuming the Hill is Federal Hill. I've eaten there, but I don't know what a Wimpy Skippy is.

You know what "Leggs and Eggs" is.

Yep, but I've never been there.

You ask your mechanic to give you a state inspection sticker even though your car failed.

Haven't we been through this already?

You know that there is never any school in Fosta-Glosta when it snows.

:( I miss Salty Brine.

You've gone to Cumbie's for milk or gas.

Both, even.

You've eaten Johnnycakes.

Mmmmmmmmmmm. But then, I ate Johnnycakes before I ever set foot in RI, because my Gramma (born and raised on Block Island) used to make 'em.

You know someone in the mob, but won't admit it.

I really don't, but why would you believe me?


You've voted a convicted felon into office at least twice!

Nah, I never lived in Providence so I couldn't have voted for Buddy.


omphale23 at 2008-04-26 05:37 (UTC) ()
You put celery salt on your hotdogs.

Doesn't everyone?

Only the people who know how awesome it is. Which includes the entire Chicagoland region.
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primroseburrows at 2008-04-26 06:29 (UTC) ()
Yeah, see? This is why it's a Dubious List. Because quite a few of the references are things that other people than just Rhode Islanders do.

Edited at 2008-04-26 06:29 (UTC)
A Revolutionary Biscuit of Italy
revbiscuit at 2008-04-26 13:23 (UTC) ()
I wonder what's the minimum score, because the following could well apply to me.

You serve bread with every meal.

You've been to Scarborough Beach but not Block Island.

Although I may have slightly cheated with my choice of Scarborough ;-)

OK, even if I can't actively participate, today I have learned two important facts:

People celebrate St. Joseph's Day (known affectionately in my city of origin as the patron saint of cuckolded men) and that there are such things as zeppole, which sound quite delicious.

Also, people from RI are in fact all from Somerset.

You think banana, vanilla, and idea all end in "r". Arr! Cider. :)
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primroseburrows at 2008-04-26 15:20 (UTC) ()
Hehee! There are tons of places around here named after places in England. Which is probably why it's called New England. :D

Zeppole are indeed yummy. I used to work at an Italian restaurant and we'd have homemade zeppole for a couple of weeks every year around St. Joseph's day (which is two days after St. Patrick's day, IIRC).

Arr! Cider. :)

In RI it would be "Cidah".
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heinous_bitca at 2008-04-26 14:09 (UTC) ()
I lived in Providence, but I still voted in Portsmouth. :)

And no one calls it a Package Store. It's Packy. Like you're going on a Packy run.

And I hate to break it to the, but Alpert's doesn't even exist anymore. It's now Raymour and Flanigan or something.
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primroseburrows at 2008-04-26 15:15 (UTC) ()
Hmm. Alperts still has a website. Maybe it's an old one?

I always called it a liquor store, but I've heard people say 'packy'. 'Package store' was only what was on the sign. Sometimes.
the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2008-04-26 20:44 (UTC) ()
Not only do I like crab cakes, I have a bottle of coffee syrup.
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primroseburrows at 2008-04-27 21:08 (UTC) ()
Mmmm, crab cakes. Bleh, coffee syrup. Coffee should be either ice-cold, like ice cream or iced coffee, or hot, like um. Hot coffee. Also in things like tiramisu. But syrup and milk? Bleargh.

So it's a trade-off. You like coffeemilk and I like grits. :D
the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2008-04-27 22:33 (UTC) ()
I didn't say I liked, just that I had it. :)

you around tonight?
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primroseburrows at 2008-04-27 22:45 (UTC) ()
No, alas, I R Working. :/
the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2008-04-27 22:57 (UTC) ()
Work sux.
the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2008-04-28 02:34 (UTC) ()
Okay. We MUST finally figure out how to vid. And help each other refine our ideas and make them prettier...

because I just had the Best Idea for a Starbuck vid. Starbuck! I must learn how to do this!
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primroseburrows at 2008-04-28 04:57 (UTC) ()
I've been looking into it. :D
Is it a Cul-de-Sakic?
hockeysaurus at 2008-04-27 20:20 (UTC) ()
You think vodka and Del's is a great combination.

So, I've had Del's lemonade because I go to Newport for a rugby tournament every April? And ZOMG that stuff is good, but I've had it a number of times and never EVER considered adding alcohol. I loves me some boozahol, but adding it to Dels seems like blasphemy since it's so good already! I AM SO TORN.
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primroseburrows at 2008-04-27 21:06 (UTC) ()
You can buy a Make Your Own Del's At Home kit in RI stores, so maybe if you get a chance you could try it. Y'know, just to see.
Amy H. Sturgis
eldritchhobbit at 2008-05-01 14:10 (UTC) ()
I really don't, but why would you believe me?

LOL! So funny.

Hey, I'm coming to Providence next month to do some lectures at Brown (and lead a walking tour of Lovecraftian sites one afternoon, after we've discussed his stories). The schedule they've made for me is insane, but I do have some breathing room. Might you be interested in grabbing a coffee/tea/whatever and making a trek to Swan Point Cemetery to see Lovecraft's grave, if it fits your schedule? (I am recalling correctly that you're nearby, aren't I? My brain is like a sieve these days, so please excuse me if I'm misremembering.)
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primroseburrows at 2008-05-01 14:19 (UTC) ()
Oh, I would LOVE to do that! I live in Massachusetts now, but I still work in RI (Right NEXT to Swan Point!). Email me with the dates and I'll let you know if our schedules mesh.
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