Tuesday, September 9, 2008

You know you are from SAN DIEGO if...

I came across this list a couple years ago and every once in a while it pops up in an email or on MySpace so I thought I'd post it here for fun :) I love this list because every SINGLE thing on this list, I can relate to. Seriously. Every single one. I had to comment on a few of them hehe.

You know you are from San Diego if...

- Your high school had a surf team.

- Rolled tacos are a weekly staple in your house.

- Everyone has their favorite beach.

- You can correctly pronounce Tierrasanta, La Jolla, Rancho Penasquitos, San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, Jamacha, Jamul, Cuyamaca, and El Cajon

- There are four distinct seasons: Summer, Not Quite Summer, Almost Summer, and Oh Hey Look Its Summer Again (YES! So true...)

- Your house is worth more than some small countries.

- You know what MB, OB, and PB stand for

- Every street name is either in Spanish or Spanish related, and you're surprised when other areas don't have this

- You can determine the accuracy of someone's "I'm ghetto" claim by knowing their high school. For example, El Camino High School or Crawford High School

- You see weather forecasts for four different climate zones in the same county, and aren't remotely surprised. The Micro Climate Weather

- You've tailgated at Qualcomm Stadium, and for a bonus point, also tailgated when it was Jack Murphy Stadium

- You have a favorite: the Wild Animal Park or the Zoo

- You've been on a field trip to see an Imax movie at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (8th grade!)

- You still call it the Del Mar Fair (and I'll never call it anything else!)

- You say "I'm going to the track" and people know what you mean.

- You understand what May-Gray and June-Gloom is.

- A famous skateboarder/surfer lives in your town.

- There's a North County, a South County, and an East County but no Central or West County

- "Mossy Nissan! Mossy Nissan! Mossy Nissan Moves You!" (Ohhh man... this is making me miss San Diego so much!)

- You've gotten stuck in the Horton Plaza parking structure traffic after a Padres game

- You know what "The Merge" is, and will plan your entire day around not being on it during rush hour.

- You've been to Belmont Park.

- You've seen the seals in La Jolla.

- You once went on a Whale Watching field trip in school. (6th grade - on my 12th birthday!)

- You've taken the Coaster and laughed at people sitting in traffic on the 5!

- You know the difference between Clairemont Mesa, Kearny Mesa, and Mira Mesa, and maybe you remember Serra Mesa too.

- You've gone to Sea World on a warm day and sat in the first few rows at the Shamu Show to get cooled off.

- You've been delayed at the Border Checkpoints at the I-5 & the I-15

- There are more bands than people (HAHAHA!)

- Your house doesn't have air conditioning.

- You have walked down the pier and eaten at Ruby's in Oceanside. (That pier is my absolute favorite place to be.)

- You know it's San Diegan, not San Diegoan, or San Diegoite

- No matter what the weather is, there is always someone walking around in a t-shirt, shorts, and flip flops

-You live on, near or are surrounded by hills (that most other places would like to call "mountains").

-You are a VERY good driver. You hate tourists and their bad driving.

-You have family and or friends that have moved to Arizona

- You have been to a Wedding at Balboa Park

- You used to, and sometimes still do ride the carousel at Seaport Village

- You know someone who doesn't own pants, and have a neighbor who doesn't seem to own a shirt.

- You know what Santa Ana's are, and that they have literally nothing to do with the city of Santa Ana

- You know that the media greatly exaggerates the impact of earthquakes.

- If the menu doesn't have California burritos on it, forget it, its not real Mexican food


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