Thursday, February 16, 2012

Stay Classy San Diego

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I was driving home from work last week and suddenly felt overwhelmingly lucky to live where I do. My whole commute is about 10 minutes long but if there's traffic it triples the amount of time it takes to get home. I was particularly cranky about this (as I've mentioned before I suffer from a teensy bit of road rage) and I peeled off the 5 at the first exit available. "Ugh, this is just what I need at the end of my day. How is this fair? Why is this person riding on their brakes? I'll just take the coast. Expletive. Expletive." As the view of the ocean came in to focus, it put into perspective how lucky I really am. I wondered what my rush was, rolled down the windows and took a deep breath.
Encinitas, CA
I thought my San Diego County friends might get a kick out of some of these:

You know you're from San Diego when...
-There are four distinct seasons: Summer, Not Quite Summer, Almost Summer, and Oh Hey Look Its Summer Again

-You know what MB, OB, and PB stand for

-You still call it the Del Mar Fair
{Am I missing something? Does it have a different name now?}

-You know what "The Merge" is, and will plan your entire day around not being on it during rush hour

-You've taken the Coaster and laughed at people sitting in traffic on the 5

-Your house doesn't have air conditioning

and most importantly:

-If the menu doesn't have California burritos on it, forget it, its not real Mexican food

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34 comments:

Emily @ Dashboard Diary said...

i couldn't be more jealous of the fact that you live where you live! louisiana weather is nooooo bueno, but i can't complain too much, we get the best of all the seasons, 100 degree summers and occasional snowy winters! beautiful picture though!

Valerie Griffin said...

Amira! My bff actually lives in San Diego, but since her hubs is out on deployment she came home to TN while he is out.

BUT, her & I are going in April, so she can check oh her apartment. My question for you is: What are you FAVORITE places to eat in San Diego? I went back in October and everything I ate was delicious, but I just wanted to check with you and see what your favorite places were!


Can you email me list of some must trys? Thanks girl!

valeriekgriffin@gmail.com

Kodi said...

So beautiful!
You are definitley lucky to live there. I'd give anything to drive by that scenery on the way home from work!


Have a good, smooth drive home today!

Mish Lovin' Life said...

Love this :)

Go San Diego!

Holly said...

haha I agree!
I live about an hour away, but I still love San Diego and LB has the same weather!

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

Love this post! Yes, you're lucky. Hubby grew up there and I lived there for a year. Now we live in nor cal but miss it down there so much. Was literally laughing out loud reading the last part.

La Mode by Marianne said...

That picture is GORGEOUS - I've been to San Francisco but never San Diego...

I'm thinking that I should show my bf this picture and convince him that we should plan a trip someday (soon!:)

Amanda @ Raising Miss Mommy said...

This post made me miss our home in San Diego so so much. We just moved to Minnesota from SD to be by family, I'm starting to second guess that decision haha

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

First of all - I have TERRIBLE road rage, too.
I'm working on it lol.
And I keep seeing posts about how beautiful San Diego is! Looks like I need to make a trip there someday, yeah?!

Happy Thursday, girl!
xo

Lauren said...

gorgeous photo lady!! I'd love to visit there one day :)

Jayme and Mendi said...

Jayme's best friend lives in San Diego & she lovvvves visiting there. All of SoCal is on my wish list of places to visit. My hubz & I are planning a trip to San Fran later this year, so atleast I'm getting a little closer, right?!?

Love every moment of your weather & your city. Richmond isn't nearly as beautiful or amazing. :(

Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Ash said...

hehe it's funny how we have almost these exact same rules here in the IE.. only no gorgeous coast to take our minds off traffic.... which is why we can't move outta here fast enough!!!

Melu103 said...

I never been to SD!
i look forward to going during the
Summer :) you should do a post of
what places to visit and where
to eat and all that good stuff ♥


:) also .. i gave you an award
today .... take it girl ♥



xoxo
MELINA ♥
www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

{[Jessica.]} said...

HAHAH!!! i love the "you might be from san diego" they are all so true. I never knew why they changed the name of the fair..and California burritos are to die for!!!

hope you have a great thursday.

xoxo
jessica

Melissa said...

you are so spot on with all of those. ugh. no a/c in poway is killer.

Melissa said...

I live near Santa Monica, and I deal with the same thing. Traffic traffic traffic, let's take PCH. And then suddenly I wonder why I ever complain about living here. It's gorgeous. As is San Diego.

Daisy said...

Haha, this made me laugh! I don't live in San Diego but I live really close... LA :)

Karla said...

That picture literally made me take a deep breath! We are lucky girls So.Cal does have pretty neat weather! Although whats up with rain one day and a super sunny day the next?!

Denise said...

I've never lived in San Diego but my family used to go there all the time! I love it there. Also, I have an insane amount of road rage!

Jenn said...

Okay, not to make you feel worse, but look at your pictures, I'm so jealous! You totally live in a beautiful place. I would love to live by the ocean. I'd love to live there and be in on all the inside jokes, ha!

Jenn

passengerseatperspectives.blogspot.com

Danielle said...

Oh, how I long for a sunny day!!

very. very. jealous.

:)

Tammy @ Lemons, Avocados, and the Bay said...

Oh that CA burrito point is oh so true. The best kind of Mexican food is dirty Mexican food... and no Chevy's does not count haha! :)

Britt said...

I love San Diego! It is so much better than LA. One day I will convince the husband we should move.

lo @ crazy ever after said...

What a beautiful view. I dated a guy that lived in San Diego and almost moved there. But I don't think I shave my legs enough to be a Cali girl. But Jesse and I really want to visit. Definitely one of my favorite cities.

Kelly Anne said...

Weeeee you just made me SO excited to be coming back! :) love you.

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Oh this post made me miss SD sooooo much!

lori said...

gorgeous pictures. ive never even visited cali, but i want to so bad!!!

i think i could definitely be a san diego girl... i love summer ;)

lori said...

gorgeous pictures. ive never even visited cali, but i want to so bad!!!

i think i could definitely be a san diego girl... i love summer ;)

Allison said...

Gorgeous picture! You are so right...sometimes we have to step back and enjoy our blessings.

Kristin said...

I am from San Diego too, and I think the fair's name is supposed to be the San Diego County Fair, but most people still call it the Del Mar Fair (it just seems right) :)

indie by heart said...

Aww thank you so much for the comment! ^^ So lovely.

I really love turquoise and mint tones (in nailpolishes aswell), even though it's middle of winter ^^

Have a lovely day,

Satu
Indie by Heart

Olivia.Dee said...

the sunsets this past week have been beyond unreal. Even though I experience them far from the beach... It still gets me more than excited to live in this wonderfully large city of san diego!

Lesley @ my lively mind said...

Jealous! I haven't been to San Diego since I was younger but would love to live there one day. Don't take it for granted (:

Hanna said...

Hi Amira. Your blog is lovely. I found you through Liz's blog. New follower here:) Nice meeting you friend!!!

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