Northern California August 02, 2016
10 Ways You Can Always Spot Someone From Northern California… No Matter Where They Are
Northern California is one of the best places to live. Most people lump all of California into one category, but those of us who live here know there’s a big difference. While we understand that Southern California gets a whole lot of attention from the world, we consider her our vain little sister. Like any family, we do have quite a few things in common, but there’s still those little nuances that shout “I’m from Northern California!” Here’s a few that help us spot a Northern Californian no matter where we are.
1. Redwood Trees over palm trees all day long.
Northern Californians pride ourselves with the tallest, biggest and oldest trees in the world. Southern California can keep its palm trees that had to be brought in and planted from somewhere else. We know the true king of the forest.
2. Dodger Fans
This baby may be adorable, but don't be fooled. He is a Dodger fan and we don't especially like them - even when they're precious and cute and lovable. Nope. We don't like them.
3. Trinidad, Humboldt County over Malibu Any Day!
We aren't impressed with Malibu. Why? Because it's full of plastic fantastic folks who probably made millions doing nothing more than acting in a movie. Big whoop! They probably aren't even native Californians anyway. Humboldt County...that's where you'll find a true red, white and blue Californian.
4. We eat these all the time.
Artichokes are more plentiful here than anywhere else in the world. Other states in the union may not understand what these things are, but we know they're amazing and delicious...and did we say delicious? We love them so much we even have festivals in honor of these prickly green veggies. YUM!
5. Sunny California? Um, No.
A Northern Californian understands that when you're on the coast you need to dress in layers. We may not have the scorching hot coastline that Southern California has, but we won't look like shoe leather when the summer is over, either.
6. Progressive vs. State of Jefferson
Californians are known in the USA for their progressive leanings, but only a true Northern California will have heard of the State of Jefferson - a conservative movement in the most northern part of the state to separate and become a state of their own. With a Democratic super-majority in the state legislature, this looks to be a real long shot at the moment.
7. Los Angeles? We know the truth.
Northern Californians get bored very quickly when you go on and on about coming to California to see Los Angeles. We avoid it. We think the traffic is nuts, the prices are way too high for everything and the people just aren't as sophisticated as we are. Los Angeles? Yawn.
8. We do this a LOT.
Cyclists are pretty much everywhere in Northern California. We're pretty sure you take your life in your own hands if you even try to ride a bike in the southern part of the state.
9. We get in line for these early.
Giants fans not only have one of the most beautiful stadiums in the country (AT&T Ballpark)...we also know that our garlic fries at the stadium are the best thing ever. We get in line early and grab our share before we sit down to watch the game. Visitors are the ones in line.
10. Northern Californians look like this when we argue about this...
Get a room full of folks from up here and we go to the mat over WHERE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TRULY ENDS. Yes, we argue over where Southern California begins and where Northern California ends. It's quite ridiculous. Not to mention dumb.
Trust me, if you travel outside of California everyone thinks all 40 million of us living here are all the same. Wow. That’s just plain crazy. Once you live here you realize there’s a lot of things that set us apart up here in Northern California. I’ll admit it for all of us –we’re just plain awesome. Don’t believe me?
Here’s 13 more signs that prove you’re from Northern California.