This week, like many others, I have been watching the aftermath of the devastating tornado in Oklahoma. In the meantime, it’s blue skies and 75 degrees outside and I am feeling a little guilty about where I live. I know an earthquake might trigger a tsunami any minute, and we are way overdue to fall into the ocean, but in case those don’t happen, I found some other quirky things about California that have made me feel a little less guilty about being here. (And some that just made me laugh.) So on a lighter note, here’s my blog this week:
You know you are in California if:
- You make over $250,000 a year and still can’t afford a house.
- It’s sprinkling outside, so you leave for work an hour early to avoid all weather-related accidents.
- You have a very strong opinion about where your coffee beans are grown, and can taste the difference between Sumatran and Ethiopian.
- You know which restaurant serves the freshest arugula.
- A really great parking space can move you to tears.
- The guy in line at Starbucks, wearing the baseball cap, sunglasses, and looks like George Clooney, IS George Clooney.
- You own a Prius but you drive a Suburban
- Your rent for a one bedroom apartment is a mortgage on a five bedroom home in another state.
- It’s sprinkling out, and there’s a report on every news channel about “THE STORM!”
- Over 85% of the cities, towns, and streets start with San, Los, El, La, Santa, De La, or De Los.
- Two overcast days in a row drive you mad.
- It’s 65 degrees out and you are wearing a sweater
Any additions? Of course, you can feel free to make fun of your own state too.
And on a serious note, let’s keep praying for our friends in Oklahoma. When the cameras pull out, and the people leave, most of their work has just begun.