You know you're from NorCal when you say words like "hella" at the end of every sentence, root for the San Francisco Giants and bleed red and gold for the 49ers. Let's not forget about the Oakland Raiders, either.
I personally don't like the team.
Actually... I can't stand them. But I will confess that I did buy a Raiders hat last year only because it came in pink and it cost me $5.
A pink aficionado WILL NOT turn down a deal like that. Just saying.
Call me naïve, but I thought people from NorCal and SoCal were in the same boat in terms of slang and sports teams.
After all, we're all from the same state right?
I had my first dose of SoCal reality the day I stepped out in a Giants sweater. I also want to add that this was during the time the L.A. Dodgers were in the playoffs against the St. Louis Cardinals last October.
So, I walk into a restaurant with one of my friends in downtown L.A. wearing my Giants sweater, of course.
I got a couple of stares. No big deal. Some made whispering comments. Didn't really bother me.
But one guy threw fries at me. He later apologized and confessed he had one too many adult beverages before the game started.
Instead of getting hella mad like most people would in this type of situation, I laughed it off and said, "It's cool man, but you're gonna have to buy my friend something to eat."
So he did.
I'm definitely not in NorCal anymore. I live in a city where they say things like "beast" and "sick", not to mention bleed blue for the Dodgers.
Or is it silver?