Crafty Crochet (cro-shay)

The life of a long haired, barefoot, crochetin' momma

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

From Buffalo and Proud of it!

I'm from Buffalo. We eat chicken wings, not buffalo wings. We drink Labatt Blue and love it. Mighty Taco always has preference over Taco Bell. Pop, not soda and Pepsi, not Coke. A sub, not a hoagie. They are sneakers, not tennis shoes. It's a sucker, not a lollipop. Bison Chip Dip, Duff's Wings, Aunt Rosie's Loganberry, Chevetta's Chicken, and Ted's Hot Dogs are all too familiar. A fake ID is unnecesary when there is always Canada... but we have them anyway. Our bars don't close until 4, and we DO sell beer in a grocery store, which always makes for early starts and late nights. We never cuss, but we swear entirely too much. We know that a 65 mph speed limit really means 80. We will cut you off, swear, and give you the finger if you are not keeping up AND do it all in the snow, while expecting nothing less in return. Driving in the snow not only comes naturally, it is fun. We lived through Wide Right, The Forward Lateral, and No Goal. We love the Sabres (no matter what) and accept that it takes 2 hours to get home from a game. Nothing closes in 3 feet of snow or -20 windchills... in fact, that's how we prefer to tailgate. The 2001 Christmas Storm that dumped nearly of 7ft of lake effect snow we still think it's a mere 2nd to The Blizzard of '77. We can correctly pronounce, spell, and identify Chippewa, Scajaquada, Lackawanna, Cheektowaga, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Olean and Tonawanda without hesitation. We are one of the seven wonders of the world. It's the second largest city in New York. I AM FROM BUFFALO and damn proud of it!


  • At Wednesday, February 14, 2007 6:37:00 PM, Blogger Allena said…

    when i was younger we lived in tonawanda! my aunts and uncles still live there and in buffalo! boy i've never ever been able to find wings like they make them there. (i've tried believe me) and boy do i miss bison chip dip! everytime i see my aunt and uncle they bring treats. YUMMO. my fav is the orange chocolate!

    thanks for the walk down memory lane

  • At Thursday, December 18, 2008 4:30:00 PM, Blogger Crochetoholic said…

    I was born and raised in Buffalo and went to school in N Tonawanda...most of family has moved away but I still have a neice there and my sis just moved to Florida last weekend...
    I go there every other year to to ..I love their subs and pizza and Italian food...yummy....Ted's foot long dogs were the best....


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