A true Astorian?

The Ear loves to prowl around the Internet to find interesting tidbits for this column, and happened upon an old blog posting from 2008 titled, “A true Astorian … Oregon, that is” (tinyurl.com/trueastorian). It’s written by Matt Crichton, who goes on to enumerate 60 identifying “true Astorian” factors including:

“You know what a hill rat is … you dress up in Scandinavian costume at least once a year … you’ve thrown popcorn at Sneak (not Snake) at ‘Shanghaied in Astoria’ … you own multiple hoodies … when you really have to walk uphill both ways to get somewhere … you remember when there was no roundabout … (and) you always said you couldn’t wait to get out of Astoria, but you still live there, or go back often.”

It may be an old list, but it’s aged well.

Elleda Wilson is an editorial assistant for The Astorian and author of the award-winning In One Ear community column. Contact her at 971-704-1718 or ewilson@dailyastorian.com.

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