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    YOU KNOW YOU'RE FROM SAN DIEGO WHEN.....



    1. You can correctly pronounce Tierrasanta, La Jolla, Rancho Penesquitos, San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, Jamul, and El Cajon, and know where they are.



    2. There are four distinct seasons: Summer, Not Quite Summer, Almost Summer, and oh, Hey look its summer again.



    3. Your high school had a surf team.



    4. Chula-juana is a real town, as well as San Yskidrow, Spun Alley, Nasty City and Santucky.



    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 dont have this.



    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.



    9. You see weather forecasts for four different climate zones in the same county, and aren't remotely surprised.



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



    11. You remember going to "The Cross" on Mt. Helix for Easter services. 60 degrees is COLD!



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



    13. You know that "charge!" doesn't refer to a credit card.



    14. You remember going downtown via Federal Blvd. before Hwy 94 was built.



    15. You remember when Hwy 94 was 2 lanes in each direction.



    16. You've been on a field trip to see an Imax movie at the Rueben H. Fleet Space Center.



    17. You still call it the Del Mar Fair.



    18. You say "I'm going to the track" and people know what your talking about.



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



    20. You remember when 'Lemon Grove', 'La Mesa', and 'Spring Valley' were "in the sticks"



    21. You understand what may-gray and june-gloom means.



    22. A famous skateboarder/surfer lives in your town,



    23. Theres a North County, South County, and an East County but no Central County.



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



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



    26. You know what "the merge" is, and will plan your entire day around not being on it during rush hour.



    27. You know the difference between Clairmont Mesa, Kearny Mesa, and Mira Mesa.



    28. You've stayed home from school or work, because "It's Raining!".



    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.



    30. You've been delayed at the Border Checkpoints on the 5, the 8 and the 15.



    31. Your house doesn't have or need air conditioning unless you live in the East County.



    32. No matter what the weather is, there is always someone walking around in a t-shirt, shorts, (a hooded sweatshirt), and flip flops.

    33. You've been to the desert, the mountains, and the beach all in one day.



    34. You know that Santee, and Lakeside is where the 'cowboys' live.



    35. You know why Hillcrest is known as 'the swish alps'.



    36. You hate tourists and their bad driving. (But you don't know how to drive in the rain.)



    37. You've gone to the Zoo just to hang out.



    38. You have family or friends that have moved to Arizona, Nevada, Utah or Colorado.



    39. You know someone who doesn't own pants.



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



    41. You know what 'real mexican food' tastes like.



    42. You remember when 'Mission Valley' was cow pastures (Oh...to have bought land then!)



    43. You remember when Lemon Grove had "the cows"



    Have a beautiful, sunny San Diego Day!
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    Just a few little observations:


    You gotta be able to spell: Rancho Peñasquitos.
    I lived there. I should know.

    Dont forget IB and RB.

    HEY! You said El Camino High School! I WORK there! It is not ga-hetto!:icon_evil:

    I worked at a furniture store in MV when the SD River flooded over. The store got flooded. The big theater that is now a church got flooded.
    Actually quite a few of the roads in and between Fashion and Mission Valley flooded. A number of times.

    When the Point Loma Theater was a theater and not a Bookstar.

    I've gotten stuck in many, many parking structures after a Padres game. The Brick structure, the MTS Bldg., the Convention Center, Park it on Market...

    It's Clairemont Mesa. The city of Clairmont is in LA County.

    Alot of your comments ring true.:yes:
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    Many of those ring true, a few not so much. BTW- I went to El Camino [Class fo '85] woot! woot! It's not ghetto.
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    SEE? Word!:tup:

    I have a friend that moved to Arizona.

    He's a ZONIE.:lol:
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    A few more comments-

    I never, til recently, ever heard of Rancho Peñasquitos; Rancho Bernardo was being constructed when I ran away from home. The contractor was Daley Construction, IIRC; I went to school with John Daley. :icon_eek:

    The May Company was the center piece of the new mall in MV; San Diego Stadium was jes openin up. :icon_eek:

    I saw "Sound Of Music" at the Loma Theatre-when it first came out. :icon_eek:

    El Camino High School?? The only schools that started with "El" back then were El Cajon and El Capitan. :icon_eek:

    This list does make me somewhat homesick for 'Dago :icon_sad:
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    A lot of memories in your list... here are some more that might ring true too :)

    You lived in North Park before South Park was on TV

    You remember when the Art and Space Museum burned in Balboa Park and took pictures of the sad aftermath

    You know the difference between and location of Catalina Island and North Island

    You know who the Sockers were and watched them live

    You loved the "Bruise Brothers" and know they weren't a band

    You've thrown frisbee on the beach in shorts and thrown snowballs in the same shorts on the same day (Mt. Palomar - got some crazy looks that day)

    You know the access points to Blacks Beach

    You've watched 4th of July fireworks at Jack Murphy from the hills near Wilshire Drive or Palisades Road

    You know Otay has nothing to do with Buckwheat :lol:

    You've ridden a bicycle down the Silver Strand

    You've sat on the rocks off Ocean Blvd and enjoyed the "live" scenery
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    'You know the access points to Blacks Beach.' :icon_eek:

    There must be a racy story in there somewheres.:yes:
    spill it

    You made me remember when the Old Globe burned down. I went to the last play just before that happened.:unsure:
    I didnt do it, really.
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    I'd wager there's so few of us that have any clue what this means :icon_eek: :icon_sad:
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    The Old Globe burnt down?? :icon_eek:

    I had no idea :icon_shrug: :no: :icon_sad:

    I'm a sad puppy :icon_sad:
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    Next, y'all're gonna tell me the Merry-Go-Round and the little airplane ride at Balboa Park isn't there any more :icon_eek: :icon_sad:
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    Yes, it did. In 1978.

    'On March 8, 1978, an arson fire destroyed the landmark Old Globe Theatre. Fortunately, the administrative offices, rehearsal hall, dressing rooms, scenery and costume shops, and the Cassius Carter Centre Stage were spared from the flames'

    But, it since been rebuilt and still going strong:

    http://www.oldglobe.org/index.aspx
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    The Merry-Go-Round is still there.
    So is the little train.
    Im not sure about the airplane ride.:icon_shrug:

    http://www.balboapark.org/maps/BalboaParkMap.pdf

    In the upper right hand corner of the map is the carousel and the train route.
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    El Camino HS is in Oceanside. I actually moved before my senor year, so I didn't graduate there, but I went there for 3 years. I think the school opening in the mid seventies.

    When I went there, the most famous person to attend school there was Toussaint Tyler who played for the Saints. Since then Denise Richards graduated from El Camino.
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    Did they ever catch the sorry *******s who started the fire?? :icon_evil:

    Gladta hear it!! :tup:
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    There was a little airplane ride right nexta the carousel, to the left IIRC.

    Jesus, I feel old :icon_eek: :icon_sad:
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    :icon_eek: The only high school in Oceanside was the Oceanside High Pirates. :icon_eek:
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    There is a new Science and Technology Building at El Camino. It's 2 stories and very nice. They just finished rebuilding the Admin. Building. They are now rebuilding the 200 building.

    Where did you live in O'Side?
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    That's where Junior Seau went and graduated.
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    I heard.

    This is a neato thread; I'm learning so much about my birthplace after I ran away.
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    Now for my EL. I am a grad of El Capitan High School.

    So We have on the board people who were a grad or work for the EL's. Either El Camino or El Capitan. :tup:

    When I go to other States and say that I live in Lakeside, I get a lot of weird looks because they think that all that is in San Diego as city names go that they are in Spanish.

    When some people ask me what is a El Cajon? Because of their confusion. I just laugh a little and say all that El Cajon is a name for "The Box" in Spanish as a City. I love El Cajon because it has a City and a town feel in one place. Just my opinion there.


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    I remember when I8 was 4 lanes and cows in Mission Valley

    :icon_eek::icon_eek::icon_eek:


    great list. SD has come a long way!

    I miss it
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    From the bluff where the football field was at Grossmont JC, one could look west and see the break at OB at the jetty. THAT was the largest, single contributor to my decision to run away from home and join the Army; my draft status went from 1-Y (student deferrment) to 1-A (cannon fodder) :icon_eek: :icon_sad:

    **** happens when one goes surfing when one should be in Psych, then Spanish IV class :icon_eek: :tdown:

    :icon_rofl: :flag:
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    I've had family in SD for so long that very much of what has been written here rings true to me.

    Black's Beach, LOL. I don't think I'd even know how to get there.
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    Follow the nekkid butts :icon_eek:
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    Black's is the most beautiful beach in San Diego, even with old naked dudes suntanning. IMHO, it's not even close. Best surf as well due to the deep water canyon right off shore that draws swell in like a magnet. Glider Port, La Jolla Farms, and walking in from Scripps are the only ways I have ever accessed it by land. That offshore canyon also makes La Jolla the best inshore fishing hole on the West Coast as the deep water upwelling also makes for more bait, and more/bigger game fish. It's just a magical setup.

    That theater in MV is where I first saw Superman, Star Wars, and Rocky as a grom. If it's the one that I am thinking of, that is...
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    Is the Giant Lemon still there in Lemon Grove? By the train tracks? We use to ride our bikes to the Winchell's. It was THE donut shop.

    The 125/94 interchange construction zone was one of my grade school playgrounds.

    Going to the Beach or the Del Mar Fair was considered a ROAD TRIP from La Mesa/Spring Valley/Lemon Grove area. I went to Spring Valley Elementary.

    WTF is the Del Mar Fair called now?

    Nobody went downtown at night unless you were looking for some 'action'.
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    San Diego County Fair
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    :icon_eek: My teen years were spent in Casa De Oro, and I graduated from Monte Vista, Class of '66 :)
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    I lived right off Cassidy street, east of the I-5. There wasn't a lot over near El Camino then, so they bussed us over there. The bus stop was just west of where Lincoln Junior High & Palmquist Elementary are.
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    Seau was one year younger than me. When he played for Oceanside high, I played for El Camino. I actually was going through some of my stuff recently and found my varsity letter.

    I was looking at my yearbook (El Camino HS) a while back and noticed that that there was a Seau listed as staff. He was a janitor. I think there's a good chance he was related to Jr.

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