15 Signs You Grew Up In Orange County
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15 Signs You Grew Up In Orange County

No, I don't know the Real Housewives.

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15 Signs You Grew Up In Orange County
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When I came to college, my bubble popped. My naive status where I would come to college and everyone would instantly know where Brea, California was destroyed the minute someone pronounced it Bree-a. I literally cringed. It dawned on me that Orange County is a large county and yet no one appreciates how essential it is to Southern California. So here is to my beautiful county that I know and love. May you forever be my home.

1. In 'N Out forever and always.

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If one more person tries to tell me Whattaburger is better, I might slap a double double in their face.

2. Everyone had a Disneyland pass. And I mean everyone.

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3. Anaheim Angels. Period.

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Last time I checked, Mike Trout is perfect.

4. While we're on that subject: Anaheim Ducks.

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5. The rivals between high schools were REAL.

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I mean its not exactly like High School Musical, but pretty darn close.

6. No, my life is not like The O.C., Laguna Hills, or The Real Housewives of Orange County.

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7. Your high school parking lot was guaranteed to have Mercedes or BMWs in it.

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And then there's me.

8. You became friends with someone because of their pool. And if you didn't do that, you were that friend.

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Hey Barb, that's a nice skirt you got there. So I heard you have a pool...

9. What's rain?

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But it doesn't stop us from having multiple pairs of rain boots that we never use.

10. Don't tell us that traffic was "bad" in your town.

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11. On that note: it's THE 5, the 57, the 55, the etc. I don't understand this term Interstate or Highway.

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THE.

12. Every day of summer is spent at the beach.

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13. Anything lower than 70 is spent in a sweater.

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What's winter?

14. You cry a little thinking about how it would be so much cheaper to live anywhere else.

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15. But honestly, you really can't imagine living anywhere else.

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