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  Thursday, June 21, 2007

You're SoCal If...

From the eMusings mailbag...


Your monthly house payments exceed your annual income (and you think it's normal).

You drive next to a Rolls Royce and don't notice it.

You don't know anyone's phone number unless you check your cell phone.

You speak Spanish, but you're not Hispanic.

You begin to "lie" to your friends about how close you are when you know darn well that it'll take you at least an hour to get there (see below).

Getting anywhere from point A to point B, no matter what the distance, takes about "twenty minutes".

You drive to your neighborhood block party.

In the "winter", you can go to the beach and ski at Big Bear on the same day or mow your lawn in your shorts on New Years Day, and maybe sunburn.

You eat a different ethnic food for every meal.

If your destination is more than 5 minutes away on foot, you're definitely driving.

Calling your neighbors requires knowing their area code.

You know what "In-'N-Out" is and feel bad for all the other states because they don't have any.

A stop sign means Slow To Observe Police.

You go to a tanning salon before going to the beach.

You eat pineapple on pizza.

Your cell phone has left a permanent impression on the side of your head.

You think that Venice is a beach.

The waitress asks if you'd like "carbs" in your meal.

You know who the Tinsel Underwear dude at Venice Beach is.

You classify new people you meet by their Area Code. An "818" would never date a "562" and anyone from "323" or "213" is ghetto/second class. Best area code: "949/714." Nobody likes anyone from the "909/951" because it stinks there.

You call 911 and they put you on hold.

You have a gym membership because it's mandatory.

The gym is packed at 3 pm... on a workday.

You think you're better than the people who live "Over the Hill". It doesn't matter on which side of the hill you're currently residing, you're just better than them, for whatever reason.

You know that if you drive two miles in any direction you will find a McDonald's, Subway, 7-Eleven or Starbucks. (*gasp!* We have to go two miles for a Starbucks?)

You know what "Sigalert", "PCH", and the "Five" mean.

You know the meaning behind the name of the 405 freeway... because it takes 4 hours to get one way, and 5 hours to get back.

It's barely sprinkling rain and there's a report on every news station: "STORM WATCH".

The Terminator is your Governor.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from California!

Posted by Dave    Blog Tag: Humor


At 6/21/2007 5:29 PM, Blogger Shari said...

OMG, these are hysterical. Since I was born and raised here, it's scary to say that I relate to every single one. I at least get points for being a total animal/nature nut. Thankfully, my parents took us hiking and camping all the time when we were young, so we were exposed to the non-L.A. side of life. But I do like my Starbucks. :-)

At 6/22/2007 9:03 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

Not that there was any question, but I'm definitely from Southern California. And, what's wrong with putting pineapple on pizza?

At 6/22/2007 9:34 PM, Blogger Alan said...

As a 425er I usually don't associate with 253ers (425er wannabees), but do occasionally interact with 206ers. And then ya got the 360s and the 509s. Our 405 is not quite as slow as yours. We generally drop the "the", unless we're joking around.

At 6/24/2007 11:59 PM, Blogger dkgoodman said...



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