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Christopher
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0 posted 08-16-2000 10:13 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

You know you're in California When...

1.    Your coworker has 8 body piercings and none are visible.

2.    You make over $250,000 and still can't afford a house.

3.    You take a bus and are shocked at 2 people carrying on a conversation in English.

4.    Your child's 3rd grade teacher has purple hair, a nose ring, is named Breeze.

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 can taste the difference between Sumatra and Ethiopian.

8.    You know which restaurant serves the freshest arugula.

9.    A really great parking space can move you to tears.

10.   A low speed pursuit will interrupt ANY TV broadcast.

11.   Gas cost 75 cents per gallon more than anywhere else in the U.S.

12.   A man gets on the bus in full leather regalia and crotchless chaps & you don't even notice.

13.   Unlike back home, the guy at 8:30 am at Starbucks wearing the baseball cap and sunglasses who looks like George Clooney IS George Clooney.

14.   Your car insurance costs as much as your house payment.

15.   Your hairdresser is straight, your plumber is gay, the woman who delivers your mail is into BDSM and your Mary Kay rep is a guy in drag.

16.   It's sprinkling and there's a report on every news station about "STORM WATCH 2000".

17.   You have to leave the big company meeting early because Billy Blanks himself is teaching the 4:00 PM Tae Bo class.

18.   You pass an elementary school playground and the children are all busy with their cell phones or pagers.

19.   It's sprinkling outside, so you leave for work an hour early to avoid all the weather-related accidents.

20.   You AND your dog have therapists


Elizabeth
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1 posted 08-16-2000 10:18 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

LOL! I'm a Midwesterner.

Elizabeth


Why ME???
Nan
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2 posted 08-16-2000 11:06 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

What's arugula????
WhtDove
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3 posted 08-16-2000 11:16 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

LOL!!  I'm with Nan too, what is that????

Love #15!  ROFL!
Ron
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4 posted 08-17-2000 12:08 AM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

You forgot a couple, Chris.

21. California is the only place in the world where people will sit locked in the their cars in the parking lot for three hours straight. They call the parking lot I-5.

22. When it does rain (and it does rain), it's the only place where that house on the bluff can get a speeding ticket.

23. And we can't forget the earthquakes. California is the only place where you can wake up in the middle of the night and find your guest room crawling into bed with you.

Ah, I do miss my adopted home…  

(p.s. Arugula is a spinach-like plant native to the Mediterranean region, noted for its distinctive tangy flavor. You might know it at Roquette, Rocket, Tira or Rucola. Its principal use is as a salad green, but, like spinach, it can also be steamed or used in soups.)
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5 posted 08-17-2000 12:49 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

You know you're in California when you pull over, find out your radiator has exploded because you drank all the water out of as you crossed Arizona!
Sunshine
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6 posted 08-17-2000 08:56 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

You know you're a smart Californian when you've left...

like I did...

loved it Chris...been there, done that...and I can afford my home!
Nan
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7 posted 08-17-2000 08:57 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Dunno about you guys - But our radiators are full of anti-freeze..... ewwwwwwwwww..
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8 posted 08-17-2000 09:37 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Nan! I would never let my auntie freeze!
WhtDove
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9 posted 08-17-2000 09:38 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

LOL some good ones Ron!

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10 posted 08-17-2000 09:41 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I thought it never rained in southern California!

Elizabeth


Why ME???
Alwye
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11 posted 08-17-2000 10:55 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

LOL Chris!  I am very glad I'm from good 'ol Minnesota....

*Krista Knutson*

"You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back."
-Barbara DeAngelis
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12 posted 08-17-2000 11:26 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Cali is a stone's throw from Yuma...right across the river 'bout 2 miles from where I work.  And that is about how close I ever want to get.  Luckily, Ron, I chose to drive I-10 and I-5 during the early morning hours, like about 1-ish on a Wednesday.  I was taking no chances.  

Alicat
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13 posted 08-18-2000 02:51 AM       View Profile for Erin   Email Erin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Erin

i sure am glad that i dont live there. I wouldnt want to pay that much for gas I mean it has been up to over $2.00 here. And i prefer a room in my home to stay where it was put. I had a list like this for Chicago but I have no idea where it is.
Christopher
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14 posted 08-18-2000 04:54 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

The thing is... it's WORSE in L.A.!
sweetcollege_girl
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15 posted 08-18-2000 01:21 PM       View Profile for sweetcollege_girl   Email sweetcollege_girl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sweetcollege_girl

Ah..all this talk about California, makes me glad I live in Arkansas!   No freeways, heavy traffic, therapist (where I come from), You know your neighbors, Guys in chaps DO get noticed, and your dog doesn't even get bothered by the cats!  

You know you live in a small town when:

You get in an accident five miles out of town, and word gets back before you do!

you miss church one sunday, and your mail box is full of Get Well cards monday morning.

you dial the wrong number and end up talking 3 hours anyway!

I LOVE BEING A SOUTHERNER!!!!!

stay cool  

~~Vada~~



"For every beauty, there is an eye somewhere to see it.
For every truth, there is an ear somewhere to hear it
For every love, there is a heart some
X Angel
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16 posted 08-18-2000 01:27 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

As an Oregonian I can post this....

"Welcome to Oregon, Please Feel Free to Visit, but Don't Move Here!"

We had something quite similar on our California border for a long time. *evil laugh*

I can honestly say the Californians are moving to Oregon at an alarming rate (we should put a Californian per capita rate out...IE 4 Californians for every 10,000 native born Oregonians or something...)

*sticking tongue out at Chris*
Naaaaaaaaa!
Christopher
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17 posted 08-19-2000 02:34 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Well see, most people don't understand... but California is really two states. There's California, then there's Northern Mexico.  
Sunshine
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18 posted 08-19-2000 04:47 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Well now when I was in CA, there was northern, central and southern...and it wasn't hard to believe we were three separate states at time...
Irie
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19 posted 08-20-2000 05:11 AM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

These are all funny...but....
ROFL @ #'s 3, 9 & 10....
And of course Ron's #22

Hehehehehee


~Sheri
JP
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I suppose one could say there is northern California and then the rest of the world...

Oregon?  Went dancing there once, girls in short skirts and tube socks...
sweetcollege_girl
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21 posted 08-22-2000 01:41 PM       View Profile for sweetcollege_girl   Email sweetcollege_girl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sweetcollege_girl

Am I the only southerner in the whole passionate forums?! Gee whiz..besides my sister and Jay?! Cool   Talk about unique!

I love being from the south!    



stay cool

~~Lavada~~

"For every beauty, there is an eye somewhere to see it.
For every truth, there is an ear somewhere to hear it
For every love, there is a heart some
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22 posted 08-22-2000 09:11 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Fear not, Sweetcollege_girl, I too, am an Arkie!    And darn proud to be from the "Natural State", where we are all ala natural.  So glad none of this craziness happens here!  Whew!  Btw, gas here is down to $1.39....YIPEE!  Hillbillies Rule!
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23 posted 08-22-2000 09:13 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Chris....(yawn)  Can't you find something REAL to complain about in the Alley besides work, and Cali stuff?  (yawn again)  Zzzzzz.

**Mugshot indeed sir**


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24 posted 08-22-2000 09:17 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Uh...one last smart-butt remark before I go...

Methinks you have a catapillar crawling 'cross your upper lip - -  better check it out!  Does this mean you've hit puberty since your last pic?  ROFLMAO
 
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