Tuesday, June 12, 2018

You Know When You're From San Diego If:

1. You can correctly pronounce Tierrasanta, La Jolla, Rancho Penesquitos, San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, Jamul, and El Cajon, and know where they are.
2. There are four distinct seasons: Summer, Not Quite Summer, Almost Summer, and oh, Hey look its summer again.
3. Your house is worth more than some small countries.
4. You know what MB, OB, and PB stand for.
5. Every street name is either in Spanish or Spanish related, and you're surprised when other areas don't have this.

6. You see weather forecasts for four different climate zones in the same county and aren't remotely surprised.
7. You remember going to "The Cross" on Mt. Helix for Easter services. 60 degrees is COLD!
8. You've tailgated at Qualcomm Stadium, and for bonus points, also tailgated when it was Jack Murphy Stadium.
9. You know that "charge!" doesn't refer to a credit card.
10. You remember going downtown via Federal Blvd. before Hwy 94 was built.

11. You remember when Hwy 94 was 2 lanes in each direction.
12. You still call it the Del Mar Fair.
13. You say "I'm going to the track" and people know what you're talking about.
14. You remember when Lemon Grove, La Mesa, and Spring Valley were "in the sticks."
15. You understand what May-gray and June-gloom means.

16. There's a North County, South County, and an East County but no Central County.
17. You know what "the merge" is and will plan your entire day around not being on it during rush hour.
18. You know the difference between Clairemont Mesa, Kearny Mesa, and Mira Mesa.
19. 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.
20. You've been delayed at the Border Checkpoints on the 5, the 8 and the 15.
(*Bonus* You say "the" before freeway names)

21. Your house doesn't have or need air conditioning unless you live in the East County.
22. No matter what the weather is, there is always someone walking around in a t-shirt, shorts, and flip flops.
23. You've been to the desert, the mountains, and the beach all in one day.
24. You know that Ramona, Santee and Lakeside are where the "cowboys" live.
25. You hate tourists and their bad driving. (But you don't know how to drive in the rain.)

26. You've gone to the Zoo just to hang out.
27. You have family or friends that have moved to Texas, Arizona, Nevada, Utah or Colorado.
28. You know what the "Santa Anas" are and that they have nothing to do with the city of Santa Ana.
29. You know what "real Mexican food" tastes like.
30. You remember when "Mission Valley" was cow pastures (Oh . . to have bought land then!)

31. You remember when Lemon Grove had "the cows."
32. You know that you have to leave at the crack of dawn to find parking at the beach, or risk parking in front of someone's million dollar bungalow and waking a mile or more.
33. You still call it "The Wild Animal Park"
34. You've watched fireworks over the bay while enjoying a bonfire.
35. You dated, are related, or are married to a Marine or Navy guy/gal.

36. You avoid the Gaslamp Quarter during ComicCon.
37. Fish tacos are a weekly requirement.
38. If you've moved away, and you miss it everyday.
Have a beautiful, sunny San Diego Day!