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    23 Things All Floridians Who Moved Up North Understand

    What is the opposite of a snowbird?

    1. Realizing you will never have a grocery store as great as Publix ever again.

    Every time I wear my publix sweater out in nyc I meet a stranger from florida and together we reminisce about pubsubs— that’s unity

    2. AND sacrificing your daily pub sub ritual because apparently the Northeast can't have nice things???

    3. And did we mention NO. PUBLIX. COOKIES?

    4. Experiencing seasons beyond different variations of "hot," and feeling conflicted because snow seems fun until it turns into slush.

    A typical Florida day: 10 AM: Hot 12 PM: Hotter 2 PM: Surface of the Sun 4 PM: Irma 2.0 6 PM: Humid and wet 8 PM: Mosquito playground

    5. And on top of that, having to shop for an entirely new, expensive wardrobe just so you don't freeze to death.

    6. All those pairs of shorts, flip flops, tank tops, and swimsuits? They come in handy for only three months of the year.

    7. Speaking of swimsuits, finding a friend that has a pool in their backyard is now nearly impossible. Your best chance is taking a vacation or going to a hotel.

    8. Having to take a FLIGHT to Disney World instead of driving for a weekend trip.

    9. And also having to actually parallel park, since this was not a thing frequently practiced in Florida.

    10. Laughing at people when there's a hurricane warning and Northerners are buying ice cream and hot pockets.

    11. Freaking out when there's a nor'easter and hoping you can Hoku your ass to a snow day.

    12. When it rains, and it pours. The whole day. There's no such thing as a 3 p.m. sun shower anymore.

    13. Missing the complete lack of ceiling fans.

    14. And even worse, no central air conditioning in some places.

    15. Quickly understanding you don't have year-round access to a beach anymore.

    16. Scraping snow off your car instead of pollen and love bugs.

    17. The complete lack of Cuban coffee and Cuban food.

    18. Having to wear a coat over your Halloween costume because it's October. In the north.

    19. Getting looks from anyone that learns you're from Florida and then getting asked if you've ever heard of Florida Man.

    20. And then having to tell people you're from some big city they'll recognize because if not, no one will know.

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    "I'm in between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. It's called Pembroke Pines. Yeah, I'm from Miami."

    21. But when YOU find another Floridian, you flock together like mockingbirds. You'll ask each other a million questions about your upbringing.

    22. And when you find your college rival...well...

    23. And finally, getting a new state license and giving up your voting power in the swing state.