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    Posted on Jun 12, 2017

    17 Things You'll Only Understand If You're From Connecticut

    WTF is a nutmeg?!

    1. First and foremost, let's get one thing straight: Dunkin' Donuts is the best coffee out there, hands down.

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    And whenever you're away from home, you crave it like hell.

    2. Also, there are two types of people from Connecticut: those from Fairfield County, and those from the rest of the state.

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    It's kind of funny.

    3. And for some reason, whenever you meet someone who's not from the state, they automatically know about Greenwich and think you live there, or in the town over.

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    Why is this a thing?

    4. Everyone ALSO thinks you should be dressing preppy because of course you go to a private school.

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    Sometimes that's the case, but sometimes it's not!

    5. Equally as true: Fall in Connecticut might be the most beautiful time time of year on the entire planet.

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    Apple cider donut in hand.

    6. It *ALMOST* makes up for the fact how brutal winters are.

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    They are...not fun.

    7. Speaking of brutal, let's talk about Connecticut drivers: THEY'RE CRAZY. Whether it's 95 or the Merritt, The Fast & The Furious should consider filming in our state.

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    SLOW DOWN.

    8. In Connecticut, college basketball is a lifestyle. The Lady Huskies are the most dominant team in sports, hands down, and the men's team isn't too shabby either.

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    They kick ass.

    9. While we're on the topic of sports, you can actually split the state in half when it comes to baseball — half are Yankees fans, half are Red Sox fans.

    And LOL at all the Mets fans out there.

    10. And professional sports are still kind of a sore subject, TBH — we lost the Whalers, and although Patriots are a great team to root for...they should be playing in Hartford TBH.

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    What could have been.

    11. The best-kept secret about Connecticut might be that it arguably has the world's best pizza — apizza — and that's a fact.

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    Now if you're a Pepe's, Sally's, or Modern fan...that's a whole 'nother argument.

    12. You're also STOKED that Metro-North finally has nice, new shiny train cars (the old ones were just so...drab).

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    Talk about an upgrade!

    13. Also, even though Connecticut's nickname is the Nutmeg State...you're still not really sure WHY, because you probably have never seen a nutmeg out in the wild.

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    Aside from in your spice cabinet.

    14. And even though Connecticut is a tiny-ass state, there are some landmarks everyone has visited, like Lake Compounce...

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    YES, CONNECTICUT HAS A THEME PARK.

    15. ...Mystic Aquarium and the Seaport...

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    Beluga whales!

    16. ...and finally, a field trip to the Pequot Museum (although you secretly wish you were also old enough to visit Foxwoods nearby, or Mohegan Sun.)

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    One day.

    17. And finally, you know that no matter how far you travel, Connecticut will ALWAYS feel like home.

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