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Old 08-21-2007, 02:19 PM
Location: Paradise/Las Vegas
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I always wanted to do this but I never really had the time to make a long post like this.These are 60 things that say "Your A San Diego Native"If you would like to add one to the list you are free to do so.I know there was a post that was pretty much the same but it wouldn't hurt to add another right?Enjoy!

1.You can spot a tourist a 1/4 of a mile away.
2.It may look nice but the city is pretty much flat broke.
3.You know how to get to the Sports Arena(iPayOne Center) 3 different ways.
4.It takes you less than 30 seconds to buy a trolley ticket at a machine.
5.You know what local athlete sponsors caldera spas.
6.You know that if it's over 95 degs in El Cajon,the news station is at that frozen yogurt place.
7.You might know how to spell our former indoor soccer team name.
8.You hate the Raiders and the Dodgers.
9.You know how to cheat the red light camera system.
10.You have been on the Giant Dipper more times than you could count.
11.Some years you where shorts on Christmas.
12.You can get to the "The World's Biggest Lemon"
13.You know what PPR stands for.
14.You can remember what the East Village looked like 5 years ago.
15.The coaster and the trolley are way diffrent.
16.You know where Carne Asada Fries where introduced.
17.You sometimes call National City "Nasty City"
18.You can name all the major professional athletes from SDSU.
19.You never really pay attention to the weather reports.
20.When the news says gangs the 1st places people think of are SESD,South Bay and Oceanside.
21.You will not get lost in Horton Plaza.
22.You know Chula Vista and Vista are very diffrent.
23.You can "loose it all"if you want to at Blacks Beach.
24.We can have traffic on the 5 when there is no accidents or rush hours.
25.You know what "The Q" is,and know that we had that knickname before Cleveland.
26.You know "The Trolley Don't Wait For Nobody."
27.You thought the Gulls where the s**t!
28.At the end of Coronado you can see all of Downtown SD.
29.You know after 8AM on the summer Holidays there is no parking at the beach cities.
29.You know Legoland is not in San Diego.
30.You know that Knott's Soak City is not in San Diego even though it is called "Knott's Soak City San Diego"
31.You know that in the Winter time Julian is the place to be for that awesome APPLE PIE!
32.You know there is 2 San Diegos.
33.You still call it the Del Mar Fair.
34.You can say Cowles Mountain no problem.
35.You can finish this slogan;"Nobody ___________El Cajon__________!(I-8 to East Main)"
36.You know what former baseball star is there spokesman.
37.You don't look at the trolley map.
38.You know where the "Most South-Westernly"is in the United States is.
39.You know that it seems like 95% of the people here are in love with Giant Pandas.
40.You know what area "The Real World San Diego" was shot in.
41.You plan your day around traffic,not weather.
42.You know where Bill Walton is from and where he went to school.
43.You know how to get to Moonlight Beach.
44.You know that John Colman's favorite day is.
45.You know what news station has a Downtown Studio.
46.You know that San Onore is in San Diego County.
47.Back in 2002 Chula Vista was one of the fastest growing cities in America.
48.I'm pretty sure you know what TJ stands for.
49.You know what year the San Ysidro McDonald's massacre happened.
50.You know that the 2 "Valley Malls" are very different.
51.You can spell "Shamu" with no problem.
52.You know about"Highway 5 on Mission Bay Drive"
53.You can correctly pronounce Tierrasanta, La Jolla, Rancho Penasquitos, San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, Jamacha, Jamul, Cuyamaca, and El Cajon.
54.Your in love with the Fish Taco.
55.We have 4 mega-regions;North County,South Bay,East County and City.
56.You laugh at the people on the Old Town Trolley Tours bus.
57.You have been to an event called "Sandcastles"
58.You know that this really isn't America's Finest City.
59.You know what place has it's Own Finance Company and is open Til'10 or Midnight.
60.You might think that the San Diego Tank Chase was one of the oddest events in the history of the county.

Last edited by jksouthbay88; 08-21-2007 at 02:20 PM.. Reason: There was a number 49 after 60
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:42 PM
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1. You call the nuclear power plant in North County "Dolly Parton's".
2. You can name just about every Mexican restaurant in the city.
3. You can tell the difference between each police department's patrol car in the county.
4. You turn the AC on in your car during Winter.
5. You remember when Qualcomm Stadium was Jack Murphy Stadium.
6. When it hails, you think it's snow.
7. You can stretch the life of a bus transfer ticket.
8. You smell smoke and have an evacuation kit ready to go.
9. When there's a small earthquake, you think it's a sonic boom from a plane at Miramar.
10. You have raincoats and umbrella's stored away for the next El Nino season.
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Old 08-21-2007, 05:32 PM
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You know you're from San Diego when...

it starts misting and all the Storm Watch Alerts go haywire on all the local news stations!

...and i was going to mention carne asada fries, but it's mentioned already!! a very good list, i must say!
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:05 PM
Location: California
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Wow! I realize how much I still have to learn! And I thought I was doing well for a transplant.

Things I noticed when I moved here. We prefaced major highways w/"I", for example I-95. Here the major highways are called "the", the 8, the 5, the 94.

Everything here is "awesome".

People here can toss "right on" into a sentence as quickly as the rest of the country tosses in "uh huh" .

I liked the comments about the weather report. Being a weather forecaster here, must be the world's easiest job.
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:10 AM
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I plan my day around traffic!
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:11 AM
Location: Paradise/Las Vegas
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Imperial1904-yeah I heard the 1st one back in middle school.Police almost,I just don't know the N.County ones that good cause I live down South.7,8 and 10 are very true.
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:19 PM
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Here's another one.

You know the Mossy Nissan song by heart.

Here's some more. These are really good also.
san_diego: You know you are from San Diego when.......
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Old 08-25-2007, 02:29 PM
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From an observant tourist:

1. You don't pronounce Ensenada and Encinitas the same way.

2. You say marine layer instead of smog.

3. When your visiting relatives go to Mexico for a day you hug and kiss them
like you are never going to see them again.

4. You tell visiting relatives that rattlesnakes and coyotes don't bother humans.

5. You tell visiting relatives that there are many good Italian restaurants in the area, but can't name one.

6. You tell visiting relatives that you can't imagine why they want to go to Hollywood Blvd. to see all the weirdo drug addicts with pink hair.

7. You can't explain to visiting relatives why it's only 63 degrees in April, after
you told them just to pack shorts and a bathing suit.

8. You are embarrassed to tell visiting relatives that you can't drive them five miles to Wal-Mart because the traffic is too heavy.

9. You always say you like it cold indoors, but the real reason your house is cold is the high electric bills.

10. You never tell visiting relatives that if they drive to Palm Springs or even Escondido there is no marine layer, no wind, and it's twenty degrees warmer in the spring!
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Old 08-25-2007, 11:29 PM
Location: San Diego
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1. You can remember when the "Q" was a station Happy Hare was on.

2. You remember who Capt Sticky was.

3. You can remember when we were "The City in Motion" instead of gridlock.

4. You know who "Biff" and "Skippy" were.

5. You remember when Mad Jack was always having a sale.

6. You know what "Homegrown Albums" are.

7. You remember when you were glad to live in a laid back city instead of someplace like the LA Area.

8. No one fit for office ever becomes your mayor.
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:40 AM
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here's some more:

1) you know why "Silk Stalkings" was the best show ever on the USA network.
2) you know by heart that Pearson Ford stands alone at "______", and El Cajon.
3) it gives you a sense of pride in your city that people have the decency to only rarely deface the murals in Chicano Park, or that awesome painting in PB on a wall located near the corner of Garnet and Cass.
4) you want to wring the neck of George Pernicano for being stubborn about the property located in Hillcrest.
5) it bugs you to see open spaces you used to spend time in, or a friends old childhood house, bulldozed to make room for sprawled condo and townhome complexes.
6) you wish the Soledad Cross opponents would just give it a rest once and for all.
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