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Old 05-23-2013, 09:27 AM
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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So my daughter is visiting from Upstate New York and she brought her boyfriend, who has never been west of Texas. They flew into SFO, traveled north to Mendocino County, then east to Sacramento and then to our place in the Sierras.

I asked boyfriend what he thought of CA. He said, it is nothing at all like he imagined () he thought was it all sunny warm beaches, palm trees everywhere, urban everywhere etc, etc, etc.

Yep says I. And I mentioned that CA gets the most snow in North America, is 97% rural and the closest ocean beach is a six hour drive.

I smiled.

Old 05-23-2013, 10:07 AM
Location: GLAMA
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Did he ever look at a topo map or Google Maps sat view? No need to answer.
Old 05-23-2013, 01:17 PM
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Some people watch too much TV.
Old 05-23-2013, 03:03 PM
Location: Oroville, California
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I remember when I was in Des Moines for a year I kept getting asked if I surfed (and why not). I finally started answering "You're from Iowa - do you keep a hog in your backyard?".
Old 05-23-2013, 04:00 PM
Location: the illegal immigrant state
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Originally Posted by Mr5150 View Post

I asked boyfriend what he thought of CA. He said, it is nothing at all like he imagined () he thought was it all sunny warm beaches, palm trees everywhere, urban everywhere etc, etc, etc.
Ah, 'perception by television' is so common.

If television depicted CA as being a place without gravity, people from other parts of the USA would believe CA really had no gravity.
Old 05-23-2013, 04:41 PM
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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same thing happened when we went to jamaica. the locals thought we were all rich and had movie stars for neighbors lol
Old 05-24-2013, 02:29 PM
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OP, stereotypes were born to be ruined. Good job. Keep up the good work. Cali is awesome. Spread the love.

Zorba out.
Old 05-24-2013, 04:22 PM
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Originally Posted by ZorbaTheGeek View Post
Have you tried those carbonated fruit bevs they sell at health food stores and Whole Foods? Black raspberry, blackberry, mandarin orange, some very cool colas! Put 'em over blackberry ice cream for a float. You're missing out if you haven't partaken of these natural treats. (ZorbaTip: they're good babe magnets, ) Let the weekend begin!
Add some fine rum and this weekend is officially underway! Nice weather they got down here in the OC. Going to try to undo OC stereotypes, which is all but impossible, but will report on the progress.
Old 05-24-2013, 04:26 PM
Location: San Diego
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Hello everybody! This is my second day here and I am making friends already! Two nice men have asked me. I don't think Elmer would mind since he's been gone 35 years now. And my son has showed me that you get points when people like what you write and I can give them to people too. It's like getting stars on your papers in grade school! What fun! So thank you to that nice Mr. Tulemutt and the others who sent me points. I will send out my own to everyone who is nice. And for being smart too.

But anyway I thought I would just say that I am sorry to hear that stereo types have been ruined in California. My Elmer was a stereo type. I still have his stereo from 35 years ago and I like to listen to FM music on it, and I play our old swing records too. So our stereo hasn't been ruined yet. I hope it lasts a while longer. I won't live forever so maybe it will make it to my end.

Old 05-24-2013, 05:05 PM
Location: The High Seas
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I'm going to have to solicit a petition that CD gives you the "most genuine poster" award, Gloria.
To hell with informative, we're dealing with someone real, for a change.
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