I live in the dry dusty desert

I live in the dry dusty desert
Where we’re always short on water
And even if the sun fell upon us
It couldn’t get any hotter.
~Linda Solegato

You know youre an arizona native when

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You know you’re an Arizona native when… a rainy day puts you in a good mood.  ~Marshall Trimble, quoted in You Know You’re an Arizona Native, When… compiled by Don Dedera, 1993

Desert rains are usually so definitely demarked

Desert rains are usually so definitely demarked that the story of the man who washed his hands in the edge of an Arizona thunder shower without wetting his cuffs seems almost credible.  ~Administration in the State of Arizona, U.S. public relief program, 1935-1943, Arizona: A State Guide (The WPA Guide to Arizona), p323, Hastings House, 1940

You know youre from arizona when you

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You know you’re from Arizona when you feed your chickens ice cubes to keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs.  ~Local Saying

You know youre an arizona native when

You know you’re an Arizona native when you "hug" a cactus only once in your lifetime.  ~Nancy Dedera, quoted in You Know You’re an Arizona Native, When… compiled by Don Dedera, 1993

You know youre an arizona native when

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You know you’re an Arizona native when you think Taco Bell is the local phone company.  ~Emma Louise Philabaum, quoted in You Know You’re an Arizona Native, When… compiled by Don Dedera, 1993

You know you live in phoenix when

You know you live in Phoenix when you’ve experienced condensation on your butt cheeks from the hot water evaporating in the toilet bowl.  ~Author Unknown

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"Heat, ma?am!" I said; "it was so dreadful here, that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones."  ~Sydney Smith, Lady Holland?s Memoir, Vol. i, p267  (It’s actually not about Arizona, but it fits!)