1. Sleeping through earthquakes.
When your cousins from Idaho wake you up in the morning asking if you felt the 4.1 earthquake, you respond nonchalantly: “There was an earthquake last night? Weird. I slept like a baby.”
2. Spotting authentic Mexican food a mile away.
Is the restaurant on a map? Can you see it from the street? Is it in the corner of a shopping center sandwiched between a nail salon and a CVS? When you order at the counter, can you hear shouts of Spanish in the kitchen? Is there someone in the back hand rolling tortillas? Do they serve horchata and jamaica juice?
Growing up in SoCal means you know exactly what to look for to find quality hole-in-the-wall places when your craving for enchiladas suizas is out of control.