Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Only in California! {Wordful Wednesday}

From reading others' blogs and from some of the comments I've gotten, I'm starting to realize that Californians might be really different from the rest of the United States.

For example, maybe only those in California would:
  • worry about waste from balloons
  • be approached by nannies in the park asking "Are both those kids yours? Do you need help?"
  • serve edamame (soybeans) for dinner
  • see "stars" in the daytime but not at night (because of light pollution)
  • be served caviar with creme fraiche on a bellini for a preschool snack (in all fairness, our kids were learning about Russia that day)
  • keep a compost pail on the kitchen counter
  • pay $800K+ for 1,000 square feet house
  • give their kids waste-free lunches (with Sigg bottles, snack sacks, bento boxes, reusable cutlery, etc.)
  • find their kids playing "I found a parking space!" (Yes, Jack actually shouted this with glee when he found a "spot" in the backyard for one of his vehicles. It won't surprise me when the boys start playing "valet.")
  • eat dry seaweed as a snack
  • let their sons wear blue toe-nail polish

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25 comments:

  1. OH MY GOSH, CAREY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

    I TOTALLY FORGOT TO CALL YOU TONIGHT!!!! THE GIRL WHO DID MY BLOG MAKEOVER WAS WORKING ON MINE AGAIN TONIGHT AND WE WERE EMAILING EACH OTHER BACK AND FORTH AT THAT TIME! I WAS SOOOO CAUGHT UP IN THAT, THAT I LITERALLY DIDN'T EVEN HAVE ANYTHING ELSE ON MY MIND!!!!!!!!!1

    I'M SO SORRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL.....WHAT ABOUT TOMORROW NIGHT??????????? I'LL HAVE TO SET MY ALARM ON MY CELL PHONE JUST INCASE! OR, BETTER YET, GIVE YOU MY NUMBER!!! SEE, I'M NOT EVEN THINKING BECAUSE I WAS ABOUT TO WRITE IT HERE WHEN MY DAUGHTER ASKED, "IS THAT A PRIVATE MESSAGE?"

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  2. You CA people are wacky! There were many things you listed that I do not miss. However, we are very "green" in Tucson, too.

    BTW, it's been more than "a few years" since you had laser eye surgery. Time is flying by!

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  3. I can't wait to be wacky right along with you!!! Strangely enough, I think we'll fit right in!

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  4. LOL! Yes, I think that is a little different than the midwest! Have you seen any stars during the daytime? that would be fun!

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  5. Interesting list! I'm stopping by to welcome you to the SITS community :) Also I'm having a giveaway at my blog...check it out if you're interested.

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  6. I just LOVE the nail polish!! lol The only thing I'm not so sure of is the dry seaweed. How does that taste good??

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  7. LOL....hey, what works for them thar boys is okay in my opinion!!!!

    My Wordful this week is all about the birds and bees...errrr, um....maybe birds and cats. Is it Superman in the sky? Come find out.

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  8. We live in the Wasteland, uhm, I mean Heartland and we have begun to think more green. I pay EXTRA to the garbage man to recycle plastics and cardboard. We've started putting paper in box and taking to paper recycling dumpster. And we are going to start a compost pile in the back yard.

    And then we're going to sign Kumbiya. Just 'cause.

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  9. This cracked me.

    I'm a born and raised CA girl who moved to the east coast. I miss my home state.

    Welcome to SITS!

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  10. Thanks for stopping by. I love your post and it is so true. I grew up in Santa Barbara and I miss it or at least being close to the ocean, I hate not seeing it every day. :-(
    My boys have had blue nail polish on their toes a few times when they were little.
    Looking forward to reading your blog!!

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  11. Thanks for sharing these superior snaps and your thoughts on life. My Sis lives in CALI, and I think you all are a tad bit different from the rest of us!

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  12. Hmmm...yeah, you Cali people are a breed all your own (and I say that with love).
    Welcome to SITS!

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  13. Seaweed for a snack? Is it good? 800k for 1000 sq feet? Yikes is right. Better be gold sq feet. LOL

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  14. I guess we are all a wee bit different. I am in the midwest and can't say as if we serve any soybeans here! lol

    Lydia

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  15. LOL, I do many of those things, and it's crazy how many people think I'm from California...

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  16. I guess I need to move to Callie!

    We would fit right in.

    Except I can promise you my boys aren't wearing blue toenail polish :)

    And 800,000 a square foot??
    We would live in a tent I guess :)

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  17. I knew we should have live in CA b/c my son LOVE blue toenail polish and let me tell you that the mid-west is just not ready for it.

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  18. LOL
    This was a great list! We are lucky enough to have a little piece of kooky CA here. It is called Boulder!

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  19. what an eye opening lists!! thanks for sharing!! blue toenail polish, truly is a different world!!
    love it!!
    welcome to SITS you'll fit right in

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  20. Nice toes. : ) I always crack up when we go to visit my husband's best friend out there and there is liquor in the grocery stores! HA! I had to buy some the first time I saw that, just 'cause I could!

    And I'm pretty sure the parking spot game could be played out here in the Dallas area too! hee hee!

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  21. Grab the Mom Of The Year Award from my blog.

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  22. Love the blue toes! We LOVE edamame!
    Cute post.

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  23. Ha, at least I know what edamame is this time around! But yeah, must be a Cali thing cause I never see any around here. Or could it be cause I've never looked for 'em? Why am I still talking about edamames?

    Blue toe nail polish on boys? Cool. You so rock!

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  24. Normally I would feel bad for leaving so many comments in such a small time frame but not this time. My husband grew up in CA; now I know why he's kinda off.

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