We greet each other in a curious sushi ingredient sounding word: "watsa-up"? It sounds like wasabi, but is surly not, though we do enjoy that (sushi) here tremendously. A weekly must in fact.
No matter who you are, female or male, infant or assistant living resident, you shall not be surprised to be addressed as a "dude!" Though it is more commonly accepted that if you are an infant, or an elderly, that you will only be a "dude" if you are in fact, a boy. However, if the speaker is a surfer, all bets are off.
|Sunset over Thanksgiving week|
Our favorite food would have to be the Baja fish taco, sold nearly in every sort of restaurant out there, though it is never a very long drive to our beautiful neighbor country - Mexico, where you can taste for yourself that our version is not that far off, give or take a spoonful of lard here and there from the refried beans. Key words here are friendly Spanish hellos, "buenos dias, amigos..."
As much as we love the ocean, visiting dolphins, and our white sand beaches, we do not easily forgo snow boarding fun in the nearby mountains (Mammoth, Big Bear), or sudden bursts of the spring desert (Anza-Borrego) flowers, summer white water river (Kern) rafts, or a quick hop to the star studded Hollywood, for that matter. No matter the season or the day, someone will be in shorts, T-shirts and flip flops, and spring would often find chicas locas skiing in bikinis.
Is it really crazy? No, it is southern California.