Lists- You know you’re from….

This morning I received an email that had a list of 50 or so line items that said:

“You know you are from LA when” blah, blah, blah. Sometimes they can be fun, but like all lists they do require a mix of truth and hyperbole. Here is a sample of some of the lines that I found most interesting/correct or funny.

You Know You’re From LA When…

You begin to “lie” to your friends about where you are (i.e. “Yeah I’m like 20 minutes away”) – when you know that it’ll take you at least an hour to get there).

You eat a different ethnic food for every meal.

You look around at the nice cars around you during traffic, thinking it’ll be your favorite Laker or WB star.

You know it’s best not to be on the 405 at 4:05 pm.

Getting anywhere from point A to point B, no matter what the distance, takes about “twenty minutes”.

In the “winter”, you can go to the beach and ski at Big Bear on the same day.

You’ve bumped into a celebrity at El Pollo Loco.

You know what “sigalert”, “PCH”, and “the five” mean.

If your destination is more than 5 minutes away on foot, you’re definitely driving.

You’ve partied in Tijuana at least once.

You’ve ever bought oranges, flowers, cherries or peanuts on a freeway off-ramp.

You drive next to a Rolls Royce and don’t notice.

You’ve started crossing a street and returned to the curb when the DON’T WALK sign started flashing.

You have a favorite Thai restaurant.

You think you are better than the people who live “Over the Hill”. It don’t matter which side of the hill you are currently residing, you are just better than them, for whatever reason.

Walking out of Jamba Juice, you see that a movie is being shot on-location across the street. You are not happy, or even slightly excited that there may be a movie star there. You just say, ” They f*cking better not be blocking my parking space.”

A nurse can look at you in all seriousness and ask, “you don’t drink or smoke, right?”

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  1. Stacey October 25, 2004 at 3:39 am

    It did before you edited it, Baboon Boy.

  2. Jack's Shack October 25, 2004 at 12:38 am

    Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy. Monkey girl, it doesn’t say any such thing.

  3. Stacey October 24, 2004 at 5:34 pm

    “You are not happy, or even slightly exited that there may be a movie star there. “

    Exited??? Apparently, you also know you’re from when you can’t spell.

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