You know you're a true San Diegan if....

1. Your high school had a surf team

2. You know who Biff and Skippy were

3. You can correctly pronounce Tierrasanta, La Jolla , Rancho Penasquitos, San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, Jamacha, Jamul, Cuyamaca, and El Cajon

4. There are four distinct seasons: Summer, Not Quite Summer, Almost Summer, and Oh Hey Look Its Summer Again

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. The Micro Climate Weather

9. You've gone to Mt. Helix in July and known you still need a jacket

10. You've tailgated at Qualcomm Stadium, and for bonus points, also tailgated when it was Jack Murphy Stadium

11. You have a favorite- the WAP or the Zoo

12. You been on a MB/PB pub crawl on St. Patrick's Day (you think)

13. You've been on a field trip to see an Imax movie at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

14. You still call it the Del Mar Fair

15. You say "I'm going to the track" and people know what you mean

16. You understand what May-Gray and June-Gloom are

17. A famous skateboarder/surfer lives in your town

18. There's a North County, a South County, and an East County but no Central County

19. You know what it means when a girl in a short skirt is walking on El Cajon Blvd

20. You've gotten stuck in the Horton Plaza parking structure traffic after a Padres game

21. You know what "The Merge" is, and will plan your entire day around not being on it during rush hour

22. You've been to Belmont Park

23. You remember when the roller coaster was a dilapidated piece of junk that didn't run for years

24. You've taken the Coaster and laughed at people sitting in traffic on the I-5

25. You know the difference between Clairemont Mesa, Kearny Mesa, and Mira Mesa and maybe you remember Serra Mesa, too!

26. 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

27. You've been delayed at the Border Checkpoints on the 5 & 15

28. Your house doesn't have air conditioning, and doesn't need it

29. You know it's San Diegan, not San Diegoan, or San Diegoite

30. Everyone has their favorite beach

31. No matter what the weather is, there is always someone walking around in a t-shirt, shorts, and flip flops

32. You have family and or friends that have moved to Arizona

33. You used to, and sometimes still do ride the carousel at Seaport Village

34. You know someone who doesn't own pants, and have a neighbor who doesn't seem to own a shirt

35. You know what Santa Ana's are, and that they have literally nothing to do with the city of Santa Ana

36. If the menu doesn't have California burritos on it, forget it, its not real Mexican food

37. You remember when the admission to the fair included the headlining band!

**Since I'm not a "native" San Diegan, I will grade myself on this and say that since I can relate to just about every single one of these, then I'm a true San Diegan!


Anonymous said...

As one who was born here (anyone remember Clairemont Hospital, at the intersection of Genesee and Balboa?), I love this!!!!!

Veronica said...

I refuse to call it anything but the 'Del Mar Fair'!!! Good one, Ivy! I have been here since I was 4, so as I read this, and each one got to me, I knew I also was a TRUE San Diegan!!


Holly said...

Very funny. I knew a few, but then again, I'm not a San Diegan. I'm only a Huntington Beachian/Connecticutian!

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