Washington dwellers, especially those from the Seattle/Tacoma (Seatac) area have a few distinct advantages over all others. We have the keen ability to recognize and associate the color Gray with the color Blue. In other words, we get used to the gray skies and can even thrive in the 9 month long rainy season. A word of advice, don't use umbrellas... That's how we can tell someone isn't from around here; as we Seattleites are also waterproof. Its okay to own several or even keep them in your car, but just never use them; invest in a hooded jacket or sweatshirt.