San Diego, California: The Way We Do Things Here

By Alex Montoya '96

All I can remember is that it was hot. Not searing or unbearably hot, but still the kind of hot that made people edgy.

Of course, by nature Southern Californians are fairly spoiled. What we claim is hot weather on the Left Coast might qualify as downright pleasant in other parts of the United States. If the mercury breaks 80 here, we think it’s hot. Add 10 degrees more, which is a common occurrence in the summer months in Texas, Indiana or Florida, and Californians insist that global warming has reached the cruelest proportions.…

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