Hollie of hollie takes notes - blogger swap

Today Hollie of hollie takes notes and I are blog swapping, you get the wonderful gift of reading her post here and then heading over to her blog to view my post. Since we both live in Southern California, we decided to talk about what it is like to live here.
My blog is all yours Hollie!

I'm Hollie and I write a little ol' lifestyle blog. Come say hi here! I'm so excited to be swapping blogs with Meg today! I'm definitely a big fan of hers. But who isn't though, right? We're both Californians, so we decided to show some of our readers what it means to live in California.

We dress like this when it's 55 degrees outside:


We sit through this most days:



At some point we ALL will say the words:

LIKE
TOTALLY
AWESOME

We treasure this:


(Yes, this is food! It's called "Mexican")

We can't get away with being this pale:


 My feet may be sparkling they're so pale. I promise I'm not a vampire.

We complain on Facebook when it rains:




But most of all we try to show the rest of the country we don't all act like the celebrities and reality stars you see on television that live in Hollywood. Some of us don't spend every waking hour trying to change our status solely by how others perceive us. (Some of us actually call it Hollyweird.) Instead, most of us are just trying to be happy. Happy with how we live, happy with who we are, and happy with the unknown of the future.

What does it mean to live in your state?

Thanks again to Miss Meg for swapping blogs with me! Go see her post here

27 comments:

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Great guest post! What it means to live in Minnesota... everyone thinks you have a weird accent. People think we talk like this Minnesoooota!!

CALLIE said...

I love this!!! I love hearing about other places in the world... especially places that I've never been. Here is a little about living in Mississippi.

http://calliecollins.blogspot.com/2011/08/where-im-from.html

Kendall said...

What a fun idea to swap blogs! Cali sounds like such an exciting town to live in! I currently live in Louisville KY and i'm not too sure what that means...There are a few seminaries around here (my hubby attends Southern)and coffee shops are huge! We have about 10 starbucks in a 5 mile radios...it's crazy. so maybe Louisville is a great place to study while sip'n some joe (is that even cool to say anymore? I might be getting old...)

Bay Park Dream said...

This was "awesome" :) Yay for fellow SoCal bloggers!

Btw I am "like totally" that pale at some points during the winter, it's embarrassing hehe ;)

~Tammy

BeckyJo606 said...

Such a cute idea! I am definitely crazy pale in the winter--and I can feel myself slipping that way even now!

Living in Ohio is pretty much your stereotypical midwestern state. I felt like when I lived in Kentucky I had some southern-ness to me. I miss that!!

Samantha said...

Wisconsin: Everyone thinks we are over weight, and survive off of beer and cheese curds. (Which is partially true, I love squeeky cheese curds!)

Sam
http://petitefemmejolie.blogspot.com

amy b.s. said...

great guest post. depending on the time of year, 55 either means time to break out the shorts or time to put a sweater on.

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Thanks for this post! I'm a Cali girl too...but a Northern Cali girl. So our weather is a little cooler and our traffic a little sparser. I had to laugh about the "Like" "Totally" and "Awesome". That is SO me!! Haha!

Sincerely, Kylee said...

I loved this post. I've never been to CA so it's so interesting to hear about the social norms.
Oklahoma: Everyone thinks we are married to our cousins and live in teepees. ;) I hope my husband isn't my cousin!

Sarah said...

Ahaha! These are so true! Growing up in Cali myself, I have to admit that I tend to dress for winter when it drops below 60! I don't know how I'm going to survive if my bf and I move to the east coast! I'll be a walking bundle of sweaters and scarves! Haha! :)

Mandee said...

This is too funny! I should do one of these lists about Oregon....


Meg, I posted this pictures of the fruit galette I made inspired by you! on my blog today....

Nichole said...

This was awesome! I love the party you promise not to be a vampire.. i'd have to touch you to be sure, you sure are pasty! LOL Cute post!!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing :)

xo, chrissy
The Perfect Palette

Sarah said...

Speaking as a fellow Californian I totally agree! I'm from OC and love meeting local bloggers. I'm going to follow =)

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

ashley said...

great guest post Hollie!! What does it mean to live in New Mexico? People constantly ask if we are a state and if we still use Pesos....

Simply LKJ said...

Great post Hollie! Love learning about fellow bloggers and their hometowns.
Being from Georgia, there is this misconception that we all talk hick, drive pick up trucks and are a bunch of rednecks...my hubby grew up in Michigan and I in NY til age 10! Georgia has a lot of transplants, so no, not EVERYONE talks "southern".

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

You californians are all so interesting. :) I love mexican food...I think this is the place for me. Although, I live in Florida, so we have plenty of that already...

Olivia.Dee said...

haha... the rain part is so terribly true! great swap!

Rebekah said...

Haha, I loved this. I'm from Oklahoma but now living in California so I appreciated some of these! :)

kira said...

I could never handle the heat in Southern California. It's funny, Oregonians are the exact opposite. We complain like crazy when there is a week of extreme heat. Rain is pretty standard so nobody gets worked up about it.

Allison said...

Love this! What it means to live in Texas.... You say "y'all" and you may or may not own/ride a horse and wear a cowboy hat!

Jess said...

Haha! We are the SAME way in Texas. I think one year for Christmas it was so warm I wore shorts and a tank top! and yes, people definitely FREAK OUT when there is rain! It's like the end of the world has come!

Joelle said...

This is SO TRUE and absolutely hilarious! Ohmygosh I love it! But even if some of the stereotypes are true, California is still the best state ever!

xoxo,
Joelle

Deidre said...

As I said, on the other blog swap blog - I MISS MEXICAN.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

This is great! haha true. I do love living here!

Marina said...

Great guest post, you really made me laugh.. :) Seems like good state to live in.

Nicole said...

HI! So nice to "meet" you! Have a good weekend!