May 17, 2007

TT #11

13 ways to tell if you live in California:

1. Your coworker has 8 body piercings and none are visible.
2. You make over $300,000 and still can't afford a house.
3. You take a bus and are shocked at two people carrying on a conversation in English.
4. Your child's 3rd-grade teacher has purple hair, a nose ring, and is named Flower.
5. You can't remember . . Is pot illegal?
6. You've been to a baby shower that has two mothers and a sperm donor.
7. You have a very strong opinion about where your coffee beans are grown, and you can taste the difference between Sumatran and Ethiopian.
8. A really great parking space can totally move you to tears.
9. Gas costs $1.00 per gallon more than anywhere else in the U.S.
10. Your car insurance costs as much as your house payment.
11. It's barely sprinkling rain and there's a report on every news station: "STORM WATCH."
12. The Terminator is your Governor.
13. If you drive illegally, they take your driver's license. If you're here illegally, they want to give you one.

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38 comments:

Sparky Duck said...

This was very funny, though the piercings one did strike me as quite true.
to buy a house, you need to move to Arizona.

Rhian / Crowwoman said...

this is sooooooo funny. i forget sometimes that the south isn't necessarily the oddest place to live. Actually - i might fit right in in California...

Christine said...

I can't imagine spending as much as you have to on housing there. We are a single income family and I make WAY less than that and we have a house, pool and a huge lot!

Shannon said...

Great list! I'm from L.A. and all of these ring too true! Have a great week!

Samantha Lucas said...

As a native Californian I identified with everything on this list. OMG you made me laugh and made me homesick! lol

Dana said...

That was great! Too funny.

Mitchypoo said...

So true! But the good totally outweighs the bad. I love California! Thanks for visiting my TT!

http:// mitchypoo777.blogspot.com

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Every now and then, I want to move to California (Bay Area, though). And then I see lists like this and think that I can ride my bike around THESE hills just as well, if not more so 'cause our streets are wider...

Happy TT! Thanks for visiting!!

dawnae said...

This was great, I got a good chuckle...which is always helpful in the morning. I have relatives that live in Cali...and I cannot believe the house prices, Vegas is getting just as bad, (where I am from)...the west is going crazy with inflated housing prices.

Ann(ie) said...

Nice! It's like "you might be a redneck" for Californians.

Chelle said...

Ha! #13 is hilarious and, you know...true.

Lyn Perry said...

Ah, but it's still CA! :-)
Lyn from Bloggin' Outloud

Thomma Lyn said...

LOL! The piercings thing is something I've never quite wrapped my mind around -- just can't see the point of getting piercings where most people can't see them. But different strokes and all that! :-D

Happy TT, and thanks for visiting my blog!

Joy T. said...

OMG this was so funny! The $300,000 and still not being able to afford a home kind of sucks the big one though. Great TT list!

samulli said...

Funny list. Makes me thankful not to live there, though. ;o)

thecabinet said...

another one is that the seasons here are
Summer
Fire season
Rainy season
new TV season
and
'tis the season

amy said...

That was great..thanks for the smile

L^2 said...

LOL! I'm not sure I'd want to live there, but I'd love to visit Cali some day...

Thanks for visiting my list.

This Eclectic Life said...

Hilarious. I liked this a lot. Thanks for putting it together. My husband is from CA, and he will giggle.

Wylie Kinson said...

TOO FUNNY!! I don't know anyone from California.... but I want to now :)

Denise Patrick said...

Way too true! Some of those (notably the house comment) are why I no longer live in CA.

Great TT!

FRIGGA said...

I've passed the test. But I don't think that's a good thing.

Cora Zane said...

This is a cool list! I've never been to California. Purple haired school teachers... Hm.... ^_^

Mymsie said...

Love the list :)

Elle Fredrix said...

LOL! 12 and 13 are brilliant!

shelley said...

LOL California sounds like a fun place to visit.

mar said...

and I thought the visible piercings were bad enough...!!!!
California sounds like a wild place to me! but I still want to visit some day , even if the Terminator is the Governor:)
happy TT!

RED GARNIER said...

Lori, LMAO! I loved this!! And California, here I go . . . (on vacation though)! =)

Melanie said...

Oh so funny! I'm sure glad I don't live in CA!

gabriella hewitt said...

ROFLMAO!!! This is so true. Every single word. I love California! *grin* The irony is that there really are very conservative parts of California. It's the coastal cities where you see this and of course with Hollywood that's what gets played on the news.

But I'm a Berkeley grad and I really adored the diversity, brilliant colors and vitality that I associate with California. And I can't wait to go back home this summer. (Though the traffic, high gas prices, and ridiculous housing market do suck.)

Happy TT and thanks for stopping by.

Xilly said...

Love your post. It's funny but too bad it's true. I am sick for #4. LOL

Miscellaneous-Mum said...

So it's a great place to be......yes?!

Tink said...

Wow, that's an amzing list. i wasn't aware of most of these. I still want to visit California though! ;-)
Thanks for visiting my detective TT!

Candy Minx said...

Hi Lori, what a super list, and funny. Want to know something? California, aside form the Terminator...sounds a lot like Canada!!!!!

I'm serious!!!

Especially Canadian cities.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and reading my review of The Shangri-La Diet. You asked if it's really working? my god is it ever.

I'm up to 3 pounds lost in exactly one week...without ever feeling uncomfortable or counting calories or anything.

My skin feels like silk...or even better my elbows and knewws and feet are soft, and I swear it looks like I have less wrinkles. Really!!!!

Plus, I don't feel hungry. My appaetite has completely changed. I have enjoyed my meals but not overeaten.

It's a fascinating premeise for a diet, and I would actually classify it as a new way of looking at nutrition if anything.

Hey great to visit your blog, hope to see you again
Cheers,
Candy

Here is my TT list...I'm a little late thsi week:

http://gnosticminx.blogspot.com/2007/05/there-is-no-spoon.html

Miss Frou Frou said...

Very funny list, I liked number 4 and number 8 especially

Jeannine said...

LOL! This is funny! You forgot rich, beautiful and most likely a star or a doctor... :-)

Military Mommy said...

This made me laugh out loud. I am not a "native" but we have been stationed here for 5 years this coming winter.

Your list is so true! :)

Shannon said...

Wonderful list! I can't even relate, upstate NY is so not like that! :)
Single mom here too and love your blog.