California in Lists

Things I have Learned about Living in California:

  • Stand right, walk left (on escalators)
  • Everything is recyclable
  • Watch out for the massive potholes on the freeway
  • It’s not smog surrounding San Fransisco, it’s just haze
  • The fog that rolls in has a name. It’s Karl
  • Motorcyclists can ride between cars totally legally
  • Fireworks go off A LOT
  • No one in the Bay has air conditioning
  • Thieves smash windows
  • Plastic bags cost 10 cents at EVERY store
  • You can by liquor in a CVS
  • Don’t put things in your back pockets
  • If you’re going into the city, bring a jacket
  •  The breeze off of the Bay is glorious
  • There are dogs everywhere

Things I Need to Learn How to Do to Live in California:

  • Park on hills
  • Recycle
  • Take public transportation
  • Carry reusable bags
  • Drive in traffic
  • Learn the names of all the neighborhoods, especially my own

Things that Scare Me About Living in California:

  • Gangs
  • Thieves
  • Gunshots (which we hear occasionally)
  • Crowds
  • Traffic
  • The price of gas
  • The unknown

Things I Love About Living in California:

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  • Recycling
  • The weather
  • The sights
  • My house
  • The breeze
  • Bookstores everywhere
  • Kind locals who give you advice
  • Sounds of the city
  • Local political action
  • Farmer’s Markets
  • Natural lighting
  • The unknown

Final Thought: California is weird, but a good kind of weird

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