Your are from San Diego IF:

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Submitted by HLS on July 31, 2007 - 3:33pm

I couldn't resist posting this...
Enjoy!

> YOU KNOW YOU'RE FROM SAN DIEGO IF.....
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> 1. You can correctly pronounce Tierrasanta, La Jolla, Rancho Penesquitos, San Ysidro Otay Mesa, Jamul, and El Cajon, AND know where
they are.
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> 2. There are four distinct seasons: Summer, Not Quite Summer, Almost Summer, and oh, Hey look its summer again.
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> 3. Your high school had a surf team.
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> 4. Chula-juana is a real town, as well as San Yskidrow, Spun Alley, and Nasty City.
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> 5. Your house is worth more than some small countries.
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> 6. You know what MB, OB, and PB stand for.
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> 7. Every street name is either in Spanish or Spanish related, and
you're surprised when other areas dont have this.
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> 8. You can determine the accuracy of someone's "I'm ghetto" claim by
knowing their high school. for example: El Camino High School, or
Crawford High.
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> 9. You see weather forecasts for four different climate zones in the
same county, and aren't remotely surprised.
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> 10. You've gone to Mt. Helix in July and know you still need a jacket.
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> 11. You remember going to "The Cross" on Mt. Helix for Easter
services. 60 degrees is COLD!
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> 12. You've tailgated at Qualcomm Stadium, and for bonus points, also
tailgated when it was Jack Murphy Stadium.
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> 13. You know that "charge!" doesn't refer to a credit card.
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> 14. You remember going downtown via Federal Blvd. before Hwy 94 was
built.
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> 15. You remember when Hwy 94 was 2 lanes in each direction.
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> 16. You've been on a field trip to see an Imax movie at the Rueben H.
Fleet Space Center.
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> 17. You still call it the Del Mar Fair.
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> 18. You say "I'm going to the track" and people know what your talking
about.
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> 19. You say "I'm going to the park" and people know what you mean.
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> 20. You remember when 'Lemon Grove', 'La Mesa', and 'Spring Valley'
were "in the sticks"
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> 21. You understand what may-gray and june-gloom means.
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> 22. A famous skateboarder/surfer lives in your town,
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> 23. Theres a North County, South County, and an East County but no
Central County.
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> 24. You know what it means when a girl in a short skirt is walking on
El Cajon Blvd.
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> 25. You've gotten stuck in the Horton Plaza parking structure traffic
after a Padres game.
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> 26. You know what "the merge" is, and will plan your entire day around
not being on it during rush hour.
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> 27. You know the difference between clairmont mesa, kearny mesa, and
mira mesa.
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> 28. You've stayed home from school or work, because "It's Raining!".
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> 29. 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.
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> 30. You've been delayed at the Border Checkpoints on the 5, the 8 and
the 15.
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> 31. Your house doesn't have or need air conditioning unless you live
in the East County.
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> 32. No matter what the weather is, there is always someone walking
around in a t-shirt, shorts, and flip flops.
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> 33. You've been to the desert, the mountains, and the beach all in one
day.
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> 34. You know that Santee, and Lakeside is where the 'cowboys' live.
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> 35. You know why Hillcrest is known as 'the swish alps'.
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> 36. You hate tourists and their bad driving. (But you don't know how
to drive in the rain.)
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> 37. You've gone to the Zoo just to hang out.
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> 38. You have family or friends that have moved to Arizona, Nevada,
Utah or Colorado.
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> 39. You know someone who doesn't own pants.
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> 40. You know what the 'Santa Anas' are, and that they have nothing to
do with the city of Santa Ana.
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> 41. You know what 'real mexican food' tastes like.
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> 42. You remember when 'Mission Valley' was cow pastures (Oh...to have bought land then!)
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> 43. You remember when Lemon Grove had "the cows"

44. Your latest car cost more than your first house.

Submitted by CMcG on July 31, 2007 - 3:47pm.

I've seen a part of this list before, but yours is even better! In the 1960s, when my parents decided to move from Clairemont to the Lake Murray/Del Cerro area my sibs and I complained bitterly about not wanting to move "out to the sticks."

Submitted by what_a_disasta on July 31, 2007 - 5:07pm.

.. and I thought that I had too much time on my hands!

Submitted by BuyerWillEPB on July 31, 2007 - 5:29pm.

You forgot one:

... If you can pronounce Jamacha Road.

(Yes, this one actually got me when I was new here.)

:)

Submitted by desmond on July 31, 2007 - 6:26pm.

If you remember the New York Jets had summer camp in Escondido...

Only ferries ran to Coronado.

The Padres played in Fashion Valley.

Wingo- An indoor shooting range that shot "snowballs" at you to shoot.

Submitted by Wickedheart on July 31, 2007 - 6:31pm.

4) What about Klantee and Bakeside?

14) No 94 freeway! Good lord, how ancient are you? I can remember that Johnny Ferrari's was the last farm in Mission Valley and when there was no 805 freeway. Anyone who remembers driving down Federal Boulevard to go Downtown has to be older than dirt.

21) I thought May Gray and June Gloom were a season.

42) My Grandparents owned the land just east of the 805 in Mission Valley.

Submitted by CMcG on July 31, 2007 - 6:48pm.

Like the o.p., I'm old as dirt (although "fifty is the new thirty-five," supposedly). Just got my unsolicited AARP membership packet the other day! I am interested in knowing if anyone else here remembers the local Johnny Downs' cartoon show that came on every weekday afternoon after school. Long before computers, Johnny would seemingly dance on the top of a Golden Arrow (I think that was the name of the local dairy) bottle cap.

Submitted by eyePod on July 31, 2007 - 8:19pm.

Self centered drivel

Submitted by eyePod on July 31, 2007 - 8:19pm.

Self centered drivel

Submitted by greekfire on July 31, 2007 - 8:49pm.

LOL I really like the San Yskidrow one. Here are some from North County (from west to east): Oceanslime, San Mucus, Escondildo, and Rancho Barfado.

Submitted by eccen in esc on July 31, 2007 - 8:49pm.

eccen in esc
HEY cmCg I've been here since '53 and I remember Johnny Downs dancing on the Golden Arrow bottle; then he would say "join the thousands all over San Diego county who have CHANGED to Golden Arrow". Channel 10 everyday after school. I also remember the two lane road (CMB) from Clairemont to Kearney Mesa out to Convair (later General Dynamics) where everything was red dirt - no buildings. Cows grazing on farms in Clairemont, Mission Bay was like a pristine preserve, The "Quad" and the "Square" in Clairemont displayed bomb shelters, Kings Drive-In, I could go on and on...

Submitted by little lady on July 31, 2007 - 10:04pm.

OK, this is all very funny.... I just have to point out

Santee has about 2 horses, and there ARE NO COWS.......so if you think that you will find it a mecca for cowboys, you have not been here for AT LEAST 30 years......and

The Klantee comment is not funny......

Submitted by Wickedheart on August 1, 2007 - 11:02am.

You're right. It isn't funny. It is true though.

Submitted by citydweller on August 1, 2007 - 11:16am.

I remember Johnny Downs also. I was very young but I seem to remember going to see him at the outdoor theater in Balboa Park in a production of "The Wizard of Oz". Am I remembering correctly?

Also, how old do you have to be to remember playing on the big dinosaur in the sand box at Mission Valley Center?

Submitted by CMcG on August 1, 2007 - 11:55am.

esc and citydweller --

Johnny Downs lived "out in the sticks" -- Lemon Grove!

I also remember playing on the dinosaur in MV and there used to be an ice skating rink in what was called "Mission Valley Center West."

Okay, one last trip down memory lane for me: Anybody else remember cramming as many people in the car as you could (back in the days before mandatory seat belts) so you could get the two-bucks-per-car rate at the Tu-Vu?

Submitted by little lady on August 2, 2007 - 2:35pm.

"You're right. It isn't funny. It is true though."

It's not funny, it's not a joke, and it's not true!

I am NOT racist, there are BLACK people in Santee. I don't

associate with racists, and people here are no more RACIST

than anyplace else. YOU obviously DON'T come here, and

FALLBROOK is where the guy that runs the "CLAN" out here

lives. Santee is middleclass/uppermiddle class and

suburban.

Submitted by lendingbubbleco... on August 2, 2007 - 2:49pm.

Santee is middleclass/uppermiddle class?

Give me a break.

Go check out Pinnacle Peak steakhouse, where they'll ring a cow bell and cut your necktie off for you, should you happen to wear one in there, city slicker!! Yee-haw!

Thanks for the laugh little lady.

Submitted by sjk on August 2, 2007 - 8:01pm.

"so you could get the two-bucks-per-car rate at the Tu-Vu?"

Yes, I think I was in the trunk once.....LOL

Submitted by little lady on August 3, 2007 - 11:38pm.

"Go check out Pinnacle Peak steakhouse, where they'll ring a cow bell and cut your necktie off for you, should you happen to wear one in there, city slicker!! Yee-haw!"

That's ridiculous, it's a restaurant, that's like saying Mission Valley is redneckville because Incahoots and the sawdust on the floor. GIVE ME A BREAK....grew up here and lived here most of my life, I know what I am talking about get a clue.......stop sniffing glue.

With a 70k a year median income, it's definitely middle/uppermiddle class.

Submitted by JJGittes on August 4, 2007 - 7:21am.

Ever heard of the San Diego Iditarod?

It's a barefooted kid being pulled on a skateboard by two pit bulls from El Cajon to OB....

Submitted by lindismith on August 4, 2007 - 7:53am.

San Diego Iditarod? cute!

...that's like saying Mission Valley is redneckville....

Mission Valley is redneckville. Strip malls, chain restaurants, suburban slum housing for the masses all underneath a giant overpass, and nestled alongside a six-lane highway.... oh, and some cheap hotels thrown in for good measure.

I'm on a roll this morning. Sorry.

Submitted by little lady on August 4, 2007 - 3:10pm.

In THAT case, okay you win! REDNECKS galore and........When's the iditarod!

Submitted by JES on August 7, 2007 - 6:44am.

You gave up your 7 yr. ARM, interest only, 400k mortgage, 10k/year property taxes/mello roos and cashed out in early 2006. You were making 90k a year, but not saving a penny, nor paying down your mortgage. You cashed out, moved out of state, and yet still have relatives telling you that "The Mexicans make it work, why can't you?"

Submitted by G-money on August 5, 2014 - 10:33am.

You know you are from San Diego IF
you don't say "the 5" , "the 805" ,
"The 163" etc....
That migrated down from LA.
As a native born San Diegan, It still grates on me to
Hear someone say that

Submitted by UCGal on August 5, 2014 - 12:34pm.

G-money wrote:
You know you are from San Diego IF
you don't say "the 5" , "the 805" ,
"The 163" etc....
That migrated down from LA.
As a native born San Diegan, It still grates on me to
Hear someone say that

That's pretty common in more than just LA.

When I was in Bellingham, WA there was a weird thing where roads/streets within the city were described without a "the" in front of them, but when the road crossed out of the city, into the county "the" was added to them.

So the same road would be "Guide-Meridian" in town, but became "The Guide-Meridian" as soon as you crossed the city boundary. Same with Chuckanut drive (which became "the Chuckanut Drive"). Drove me nuts for the several years I lived in Bellingham.

Submitted by desmond on August 5, 2014 - 5:55pm.

If you went to "San Diego Stadium" and saw

Dave Winfield, Ozzie Smith, Nate Colbert, and Tony Gwynn play for the Padres. Oh yea, and "number 11 Enzoooe Heerrrrrrrrnannndezzz"

Submitted by Reality on August 5, 2014 - 9:56pm.

G-money wrote:
You know you are from San Diego IF
you don't say "the 5" , "the 805" ,
"The 163" etc....
That migrated down from LA.
As a native born San Diegan, It still grates on me to
Hear someone say that

I first noticed that when I moved to LA in 1988 and yes it's common here now too.

At least we (or the traffic reporters) haven't named our freeways yet like:

Santa Monica Freeway
Hollywood Freeway
Golden State Freeway
San Bernardino Freeway
San Diego Freeway
Long Beach Freeway
Pasadena Freeway

Submitted by Reality on August 5, 2014 - 9:59pm.

desmond wrote:
If you went to "San Diego Stadium" and saw

Dave Winfield, Ozzie Smith, Nate Colbert, and Tony Gwynn play for the Padres. Oh yea, and "number 11 Enzoooe Heerrrrrrrrnannndezzz"

Tony Gwynn never played in "San Diego Stadium" as a Padre. It was renamed for Jack Murphy before Gwynn made his MLB debut in 1982.

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