You might be from New Mexico if...
Your state motto is "Red or green," and has nada to do with Christmas, the Italian flag, traffic lights, or color blindness.
The use of a large cabinet TV as a stand for your working TV is not merely for convenience, but an important element in your Southwestern design theme.
You have at least two non-working vehicles on your property, and they actually are considered "outdoor sculpture."
Chickens, horses, goats, pigs, cows, sheep, peacocks and numerous dogs, all at the same time, do not constitute a "barnyard." You need less than an acre of land to keep them on, can live in the city limits, and have them around for the same reason some people keep a deep freezer in the garage.
Tumbleweeds and various cacti in your yard are not weeds. They are your lawn.
Those who plant grass in their yards are regarded with the same disdain as those who step out of the shower to pee.
You are a true New Mexican if you have a single-wide trailer on 20 acres of land. The fact that it is worthless for both grazing and farming is of no consequence. The acquisition of more and more parcels of land is your major ambition in life.
You have no need of an alarm clock. No matter the size of the city you live in, or where you are located in it, you will hear 12 to 15 roosters crowing throughout the morning.
If you travel anywhere, no matter if just to run to the gas station, you must bring along a bottle of water and some moisturizer. To forget to do so will result in your grisly, untimely death.
Trailers are not referred to as trailers. They are houses. Double-wide trailers are "real" houses.
You are required by New Mexican state law to know how to properly prepare elk jerky.
A package of white flour tortillas is the exact same thing as a loaf of bread. You don't need to write it on your shopping list; it's a given.
At any gathering, regardless of size, green chile stew, tortillas, and huge mounds of shredded cheese are mandatory.
Prosperity can be readily determined by the number of horses you own.
Even if you're Anglo, you know what "┐Rojo o verde?" means.
A tarantula on your porch is ordinary. A scorpion in your tub is ordinary. A poisonous centipede on your ceiling? Ordinary. A black widow crawling across your bed is terribly, terribly common. A rattlesnake is an occasional hiking hazard. No need to freak out.
Submitted by Anabet