You Know You Are From San Diego When...

1. You can name just about every Mexican restaurant in the city.
2. You turn the AC on in your car during winter.
3. You call freeways "the 8" or "the 5" or "the 125".
4. You smell smoke and have an evacuation kit ready to go.
5. You have raincoats and umbrellas stored away for the next El Nino season.
6. You plan your day around traffic.
7. You say marine layer instead of smog.
8. You tell visiting relatives that rattlesnakes and coyotes don't bother humans.
9. Every street name is either in Spanish or Spanish related, and you're surprised when other areas do not have this.
10. You see weather forecasts for four different climate zones in the same county, and aren't remotely surprised.
11. You've gone to Mt. Helix or Mt. Soledad in July and known you still need a jacket.
12. You've been to see an Imax movie at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.
13. You still call it the Del Mar Fair.
14. You know what it means when two guys are walking in Hillcrest.
15. You know what it means when a girl in a short skirt is walking on El Cajon Blvd.
16. You've been to Belmont Park and rode the Big Dipper.
17. You know the difference between Clairemont Mesa, Kearny Mesa, and Mira Mesa.
18. You can correctly pronounce Jaccumba, Tierrasanta, La Jolla, Rancho Penasquitos, San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, and El Cajon.
19. 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.
20. You've been delayed at the Border Checkpoints on "the 5" and "the 15".
21. Your house doesn't have air conditioning.
22. Everyone has their favorite beach.
23. No matter what the weather is, there is always someone walking around in a t-shirt, shorts, and flip flops.
24. You live on, near or are surrounded by hills.
25. You hate tourists and their bad driving.
26. You know what MB, IB, OB, and PB stand for.
27. You know what Santa Ana's are, and that they have literally nothing to do with the city of Santa Ana.
28. You know what a California burrito is.
29. You never, under any circumstances call it anything other than "the Gaslamp".
30. You do not consider L.A. a part of SoCal.
31. You can take a freeway from your house to anywhere you want to go.
32. You have know countless guys under 5 foot 9 inches tall that own huge lifted trucks to account for their shortcomings.
33. Summer is "Fire Season" for you.
34. The year is filled with more raging wildfires more often than cloudy days.
35. You recognize the smell of Julian Apple Pie.
36. There are more taco-shops than there are Starbucks.
37. You know what towns are a part of the ghetto list.
38. You know what "The Merge" is, and will plan your entire day around not being on it during rush hour.
39. When it rains, you know by experience that everyone else on the road will freak out and slow down to a ridiculous speed and piss you off.
40. You never really pay attention to the weather reports.
41. You will not get lost in Horton Plaza.
42. We can have traffic on "the 5" when there are no accidents and it is not rush hour.
43. You know after 8 am on the summer weekends there is no parking at the beach cities.
44. You plan your day around traffic, not weather.
45. You know how to get to Moonlight Beach.

Anyone wanting to know what it's like living in Southern California...there you go. Notice, traffic was mentioned at least 7 times.

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