Today’s post is a fun little video we did that’s all about how to be Californian!
If you didn’t already know, Jay and I are originally from Texas. We moved out to California almost 2 years ago, and have been learning a lot of things along the way. Some of them are more “serious” things (like getting used to bikers or the traffic lights on the highway), but some of them are kind of silly and funny. Which led us to turn our thoughts into a video. And we’re on a “how-to” video kick (check out our How to Host a Watching Party video or our How to Pack for a Weekend Getaway video!), so why not make it about how to be Californian?
|| How to be Californian – Video ||
To catch the full-length explanation of these, be sure to watch the video! But here’s a little recap for ya:
HOW TO BE CALIFORNIAN, according to Jay & Erin:
You must love kale || For real though, since when did kale become its own food group?
Obey traffic lights on the highway || Why there are traffic lights to get on the highway, we’ll never know. But they’re there and must be obeyed.
Get used to bikers || Bikers are everywhere. Like everywhere. So keep an eye out for them. And chances are – you’ll probably become one of them soon because the weather’s so nice and “the traffic is so terrible”.
Learn the lingo || Rad, gnarly, and hella, just to name a few. If you aren’t hip on the lingo, you’ll probably start to feel left out.
Get used to street sweeping || To get an accurate picture of how we truly feel about street sweeping, you’ll have to watch the video. Words can’t do this one justice.
Learn to survive without AC || When people tell you that you don’t need AC in California because of the “ocean breeze”, they’re lying! Yes, we’re from Texas and we’re used to the heat, but we also blast the AC to make up for it. So coming to a state that very rarely uses AC has been quite a shock to us!
Accept that rain is a huge deal || In most other states, seasonal changes are no big deal. But in California, be prepared for the world to stop (and the highways too because everyone’s getting in wrecks) whenever it rains.
Be prepared to answer the same questions repeatedly || No, I don’t surf. No, I don’t know any celebrities. And no, I’ve never done a juice cleanse. The rest of the questions are in the video along with our response to those questions.
Own a dog. Take it everywhere || This one works out well for us since we’ve got Dakota. We don’t actually take him everywhere, but we’re working on it. Catch his cameo in the video!
Californians, did we miss anything in our how to be Californian video? Non-Californians, did you learn anything new? Let me know in the comments!