YOU KNOW YOU’RE FROM SAN DIEGO WHEN…..
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 4 distinct seasons: Summer, not quite Summer, Almost Summer, and oh, Hey look its Summer again.
3.Your high school had a surf team.
4.Chula-juana is a real town, as well as San Yskidrow, Spun Alley, and Nasty City .
5.Your house is worth more than some small countries.
6.You know what MB, OB, and PB stand for.
7.Every street name is either in Spanish or Spanish related, and you’re surprised when other areas don’t have this.
8.You see weather forecasts for four different climate zones in the same county, and aren’t remotely surprised.
9.You’ve gone to Mt. Helix in July and know you still need a jacket.
10.You know that “charge!” doesn’t refer to a credit card.
11.You remember going downtown via Federal Blvd. before Hwy 94 was built.
12.You remember when Hwy 94 was 2 lanes in each direction.
13.You still call it the Del Mar Fair.
14.You say “I’m going to the park” and people know what you mean.
15.You remember when ‘Lemon Grove’, ‘ La Mesa ‘, and ‘Spring Valley ‘ were “in the sticks”.
16.You understand what May-gray and June-gloom means.
17.There’s a North County ,South County, and an East County but no Central County .
18.You know what it means when a girl in a short skirt is walking on El Cajon Blvd.
19.You’ve gotten stuck in the Horton Plaza parking structure traffic after a Padres game.
20.You know what “the merge” is, and will plan your entire day around not being on it during rush hour.
21.You know the difference between Clairmont Mesa, Kearny Mesa, and Mira Mesa.
22.You’ve stayed home from school or work, because “it’s raining!”.
23.You’ve been delayed at the Border Checkpoints on the 5, the 8 and the 15.
24.Your house doesn’t have or need air conditioning unless you live in the East County .
25.No matter what the weather is, there is always someone walking around in a t-shirt, shorts, and flip flops.
26.You’ve been to the desert, the mountains, and the beach all in one day.
27.You know that Santee, and Lakeside is where the ‘cowboys’ live.
28.You have family or friends that have moved to Arizona, Nevada, Utah or Colorado .
29.You know what the ‘Santa Anas’ are, and that they have nothing to do with the city of Santa Ana .
30.You know what ‘real Mexican food’ tastes like.
31.You remember when ‘ Mission Valley ‘ was cow pastures (Oh…to have bought land then!).