Monday, January 22, 2007

Eh, it's only funny if you live here.

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 forcasts for four different climate zones in the same county, and aren't remotely surprised.

You've gone to Mt. Helix or Mt. Soledad in July and known you still need a jacket.

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

You've been to the Wild Animal Park but can't remember the last time you went to the Zoo.

You've been on a field trip to see an Imax movie at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.

You still call it the Del Mar Fair.

You understand what May-Gray and June-Gloom is. ( you mean other places dont have this??)

A famous skateboarder/surfer/singer lives in your town.

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

"Mossy Nissan! Mossy Nissan! Mossy Nissan Moves You!"

You know what it means when two guys are walking in Hillcrest.

You know what it means when a girl in a short skirt is walking on El Cajon Blvd.

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(s).

You've been to Belmont Park and rode the Big Dipper.

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.

You can correctly pronounce Jaccumba, Tierrasanta, La Jolla, Rancho Penasquitos, San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, and El Cajon. Same goes for streets, too. Can you say... Cuyamaca? Jamacha?

You've ever 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 on the 5 and the 15.

There are more bands than people.

Your house doesn't have air conditioning.

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.

You hate tourists and their bad driving.

You have family and or friends that have moved to Arizona or Texas.

There are four distinct seasons: Nice, Nice, Nice, and A Little Chilly.

Your house is worth more than the GDP of some small countries.

You know what IB, OB, and PB stand for.

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

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

Your high school had a surf team.

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

You know what a California burrito is.

You never, under any circumstances call it anything other than "the Gaslamp."

You don't consider L.A. as part of SoCal.

You have ever eaten a REAL Fish Taco.

When you hear "Hells Bells" by ACDC, you get chills running down your spine.

In elementary school, you were forced to down countless "Duck and Cover" earthquake drills.

Your mother ever told you "Don't go in the water after it will get sick from the 'runoff'".

You hear "Ryan Leaf" and immediately look for someone near to throw something at.

Your childhood dream was to become a Dolphin Trainer at Sea World.

You know countless guys under 5'9'' tall that own huge lifted trucks to account for their shortcomings.

Winter is "Desert Season" for you. Summer is "Fire Season" for you.

You own a surfboard, a dirtbike, a skateboard, a snowboard, and can ride them (well) on the same day.

Blink 182 wrote the anthem to your childhood.

The year is filled with more raging wildfires more often than cloudy days.

You recognize the smell of Julian Apple Pie.

When it rains, you know by experience that everyone else on the road will freak out and slow down to a ridiculous speed and piss you off.

You spell country, "K-S-O-N"

You know the "Golden Triangle" is NOT a gay-bar.

You know the difference between the Cox Arena and the Sports Arena (and you REFUSE to call it the iPayOne Center) and you remember when the Q was the Murph

There are more taco-shops than there are Starbucks.

You go to Mexico if only to buy tacos and cheap sunglasses.

You know what towns are a part of the ghetto list, and agree with it as follows: El Cajon, Chula Vista, National City, Sweetwater, Otay Mesa, Normal Heights, Escondido, Vista , Oceanside.

The name of your favorite Mexican resturant ends with "-berto's"

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