Wednesday, February 11, 2009

You know you live in the middle of nowhere when...

Jeff Foxworthy built an entire franchise around "You know you might be a redneck when..."

Some of those redneck things do apply to me, but I've got a little different twist on the concept.

"You know you live in the middle of nowhere when..."

...when your telephone book is two pages long.



...when your name is the only listing under the Cs.


...when long-distance charges apply to call any number that's not in your phone book.


Life in the middle of nowhere – I wouldn't have it any other way.


24 comments:

  1. OK, I've got one ---
    when your cell phone doesn't work at home because you live in the "Bermuda triangle" between 2 mountains!

    Love the 2 page phone book!!!

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  2. At least you know who your neighbors are and can probably memorize their phone numbers in a day. Love it!

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  3. Here I thought I had the smallest phone book, but HA, you've sure got me beat!!!

    My phone book is 44 pages with ads thrown in here/there, so if you took those out it would probably be 30 pages, and yes, we have the same thing ... long distance charges apply to anyone not in the book.

    Thank goodness for cell phones, although like it was commented on, you get in certain areas of the mountains here and you're in 'no mans land'.

    That's ok though ... I'll take this rural life any day!!!

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  4. love it! the middle of nowhere is a great place to be!

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  5. And I thought ours was small!

    I love how Smooch is proofreading to make sure they got your number right. :)

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  6. Hey there! I just read about your visitor from the other day. You know, the one who caused such a stir on The 7MSN??? What a cute little bugger he was too. :)

    Your phone book looks like a take-out menu...lol!!!

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  7. Wow! I didn't know it was still possible to live that much in the middle of nowhere! Love your site,
    Els (all the way from Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe, The World ;) )

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  8. Elsewher...

    You bet it is, especially in Mountainaire NM. Been there and it truly the middle of another world...great place!

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  9. Love your phone book and evidently, Smooch does too!

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  10. Wow. That's crazy!! I totally want to live there :)

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  11. Wow, that puts it in perspective. I still can't believe your the only one listed under the letter C! ;)

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  12. If they just did our little burg, ours would be that small too, but they combine probably 10-12 of the surrounding hamlets and we have about a 50 pages book that is still mostly ads.

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  13. That's hilarious. I just measured my new phone book. It's 3" thick and has 2,428 pages. Granted, that's both the white & yellow pages in one.

    Do you have Chinese take-out there? Cause, I'd have to have Chinese take-out.

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  14. No Chinese take-out, Carolynn. And it's the only drawback I can think of in this reclusive life I lead.

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  15. Do you remember that movie- THE JERK with Steve Martin_ When the phone book arrives he tears through it finds his name and announces - "HEY! I'm a somebody!" Classic!

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  16. Vaquerogirl - funny you should mention that...my neighbor's husband apparently saw that movie and did exactly that when their phone book arrived. None of us could remember the name of the movie. Thanks!

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  17. Great post. Love the last photo...I want to kiss the top of Smooches head!

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  18. Ooooo I am Green... I work every day to get a little closer to no where. I used to live in NM. I am from MN and am back MN But I did enjoy NM. Want some extra snow?

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  19. Funny because in my preschool years I lived in a tiny town of about 50 people. We didn't have a phone book and I clearly remember the first phone my parents got. Our phone number was only three digits. Oh the middle of nowhere indeed.

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  20. I've qualified for Jeff's calendar any number of times. We think we should have submitted this one when it happened to us...

    You might be a redneck, when you find live ammo in your washer. (Eeek!)

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  21. Wow! I am envious, that really is the back of beyond. Looks like Smooch is checking to make sure he's in it!

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  22. Guessing you don't need to use an area code then. ;D What a fantastic problem to have, and at least it's easy to find/remember numbers!

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