So after I posted the previous entry, I heard from my dear, dear friend in Syracuse, NY. In particular she confirmed the "You go out for a fish fry every Friday." However, she also had her own, "You Might Live in Upstate New York If....." - here's hers:
"You know you live upstate if you decide to skip the Fish Fry one Friday and instead go to the Chicken Roast held at the local church every Saturday! They actually sell out and you need to reserve your chicken ahead of time! There are all these old dudes are outside in a blizzard roasting chicken on a giant charcoal grill in the snow!"
She also mentioned that:
"We GRILL in -10 degrees frequently!"
And on the topic of driving in a blizzard:
"I also have driven up my hill sideways fast, in a snowstorm- determined to GET HOME- thank goodness for Blizzak Tires!!!!"
I have something to add too, though it's a rant... Another phenomenon about living in a snowy area is that when there is even a hint of a storm coming, everyone rushes out to the grocery stores to buy milk and bread and who knows what to "stock up". Which is the silliest thing ever because it's 2010. It's not like the olden times where a good snow storm could leave you holed up for days or weeks! We have snowplows that are able clear the roads the vast majority of the time in a fairly quick manner. At most, unless it's like the blizzard of the century, you might be stuck home for one day. What, you can't live without a loaf of bread, or eggs or cereal or acne products or whatever for ONE DAY? You don't have a crumb of food in your house or a square of toilet paper that you can't survive for one day while the roads are bad? Whatever.
Any other Upstate New Yorkers have any other addendums to "You Might Live in Upstate New York If...."?